Thornlea

Richmond, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales (Ref. 249)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Sleeps

    4

  • Bedrooms

    2

  • Bathrooms

    1

  • Pets

    No

The Property

A modern detached bungalow situated on the fringe of the market town of Richmond, named “Great Town of the Year 2009” by the Academy of Urbanism. The cottage offers very comfortable, well-equipped accommodation in a superb location for discovering this beautiful region and visitors will receive a very warm welcome from the owners who live nearby. Richmond offers a Norman castle, Georgian Theatre, museums and beautiful riverside walks.

Accommodation

Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Three piece bathroom with shower over the bath. Modern fitted kitchen. Delightful sitting room with patio doors, pleasant views and dining area.

Amenities

Gas central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, automatic washer, TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD/radio/cassette player, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Sun trap garden area with patio and garden furniture. Off road parking. Non smokers only, please. Sorry, no pets. Richmond town centre is 1 mile (bus stop adjacent to cottage), shop 5 mins walk, pubs 1 mile.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

About the location

RICHMOND

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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