Richmond, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales - North
A charming stone-built end-terrace cottage, in a quiet courtyard development on the outskirts of the vibrant market town of Richmond. This Richmond cottage offers comfortable accommodation in a tranquil setting, yet is just 15 minutes’ walk from the centre of the town with all its amenities. This Richmond cottage has an open plan living area with a sunny aspect, leading to a patio and a further private parking and outside eating area, ideal for alfresco dining. On the doorstep of this Richmond cottage, Richmond itself has wonderful Georgian architecture with cobbled streets and many attractive shops and country inns. Market day will be interesting to many, and the Norman castle has a commanding view over the picturesque River Swale. The river and open countryside is just 5 minutes’ walk. This pretty Richmond cottage provides the perfect base for discovering the beauty of the Dales and yet it is within easy reach of York, Harrogate and the North York Moors. Note: This Richmond cottage is next to Ref 2598 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, CD/radio, books/games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Front patio area with seating. Ample parking, additional private parking and enclosed patio space for this cottage. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 mins walk. Pub 15 mins walk.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
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 farmersí 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.