- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
An attractive mid-terrace stone cottage, tucked away down a quiet snicket on the old outskirts of the historic market town of Richmond. Offering comfortable accommodation, this Richmond cottage is well placed for small families or couples wanting to explore the beautiful countryside and numerous attractions in the area, and offers delightful views over the rooftops to Richmond's centre. Lovingly renovated, this Richmond cottage is traditionally furnished and decorated with a homely feel. The cosy sitting room has a lovely woodburner set in a feature stone fireplace, while the modern kitchen is well equipped and has a small dining area. Upstairs, there is a pretty double bedroom and a small bunk room, both benefiting from en-suite shower rooms. At the rear of this Richmond cottage is a small, sheltered garden, perfect to sit with a morning cup of coffee and plan the day ahead! A pleasant five minute stroll on the level from this Richmond cottage brings you into the bustling centre of Richmond, with its cobbled streets featuring an array of good inns and restaurants and several museums. Why not indulge in an afternoon tea in one of the quaint tea rooms or visit the splendid Norman castle? Enjoy a walk along the meandering River Swale with its waterfalls or peruse the lively weekly market. With the stunning scenery of Swaledale to discover and with easy access to both the Dales and the North York Moors, this Richmond cottage provides an ideal base for an enjoyable holiday.
Two bedrooms with en-suite double shower, basin and WC: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburner.
Gas central heating with woodburner. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking nearby on a first come, first served basis. Small patio garden with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 5 mins walk.
Note: The patio garden is not available until May 2014.
About the location
Barnard Castle 10 miles; Leyburn 12 miles.
Situated at the entrance to Swaledale, the ancient market town of Richmond stands on a prominent hilltop site to the north of the River Swale. Its cobbled streets and narrow alleys or 'wynds' enshrine over nine centuries of busy history and unique character. The town grew up around its castle, a Norman fortress dating back to 1071, famously situated high above the river - indeed the name Richmond is derived from 'Riche-mont' meaning 'strong hill'. Today there are wonderful walks to be enjoyed such as the Castle Walk - a dramatic terrace walk beneath the castle walls - or alternatively walk alongside the River Swale where there are parks, safe paddling areas and small waterfalls to enjoy. Within the town, narrow streets and alleys radiate from the cobbled Market Place (which has a weekly market and monthly farmers’ market) and there are numerous shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy. The town flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries and the resulting elegant Georgian architecture lines many of the old streets. The Georgian Theatre is one of the oldest surviving theatres in the country with visitors enjoying its regular productions all year round.