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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.
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A delightful, stone-built mid-terrace cottage, in a pretty courtyard development in the grounds of the guesthouse, on the edge of the bustling market town of Richmond. Foxglove Cottage, converted from a former coach house, provides lovely accommodation in a peaceful setting, just 15 minutes’ walk from the town centre, and 5 minutes’ walk from the river and the magnificent rolling countryside of Swaledale. The property has an open plan living area, and the warm and comfortable sitting area has doors leading to the sunny patio, perfect for sitting out and enjoying an evening meal. Discover Richmond's cobbled streets and architecture, featuring an array of superb inns and restaurants and several intriguing museums. Explore the fascinating Norman castle, peruse the colourful stalls at the weekly market, or take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque River Swale. A superb base for exploring Swaledale, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, York Minster and the North York Moors, making this the ideal location for touring the North of England. Note: This Richmond cottage is next to Ref. 5745 and together they sleep 8.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
Gas central heating with electric fire in sitting area. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, shared access to washing machine and tumble dryer, TV, DVD, video, CD/radio, small library of books/games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Front patio area with furniture. Ample off road parking in designated parking area approx. 70 metres from property. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 mins walk, pub 15 mins walk.
Previous visitors' comments about Foxglove Cottage:
The property was like home from home and the owner was so helpful! We had the best break and we definatly will be returning. There were 4 of us and we all had plenty of room. The town was a short and pleasant walk. There is nothing I could fault about this property!
Mrs Baker, Exeter, November 2012
0wners very welcoming and helpful. Cottage in a lovely setting. Very relaxing.
Mrs Graham, Falkirk, August 2012
Great location for good walks. Richmond is a lovely town and easy to walk to. The area was quiet and restful and the property had lovely cottage bedrooms. We really appreciated a pint of milk in the fridge and the tea towels, washing up liquid etc which I often forget to bring. We had a lovely stay.
Mrs Standish, Bedford, August 2012
Good location and a warm, comfortable cottage. Would go again.
Mr Naden, Matlock, April 2012