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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, terraced cottage apartment, set back in a pretty courtyard just a three minute walk from the centre of Richmond. Set out over the first floor, this Richmond cottage provides comfortable accommodation in a lovely location. Ideal for a romantic break, this Richmond cottage features a warm and cosy sitting room with open fire, an adjoining main bedroom with king-size bed, a small but functional kitchen, and a pretty little bathroom. Outside, a mature cottage garden with views of the castle provides a lovely area to sit out and enjoy an evening meal. It is just a three minute walk to 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 location for exploring Swaledale, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, York Minster and the North York Moors, making this Richmond cottage the ideal base for touring the North of England.
All first floor. One king-size double bedroom with vanity unit. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Small kitchen. Sitting room with open fire and dining area.
Gas central heating (controls in owners' property) with open fire in sitting room. 2-ring electric hob, combination microwave oven, fridge/freezer, TV with basic Sky, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Small garden and patio area with furniture. Ample on road parking 100 to 200 yards away. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 3 mins walk. Note: Cottage is accessed via an external stone-built staircase to the first floor accommodation which is level with the rear garden. Note: No infants or children.
Previous visitors' comments about The Hideaway:
The welcoming by the owner. Every detail was meet to make our stay perfect. Richmond is a fabulous market town, relaxing with lovely places to eat. The surrounding countryside is stunning. The property was ideally located close enough to the town centre
but quiet and as aptly named The Hideaway.
Mr Garbera, Cottingham, October 2012
The garden, warm welcome and beautifully and comfortably furnished flat made our stay in Richmond extremely pleasant. It was private and cosy. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a home base from which to explore the Dales. It exceeded all of my expectations.
Mrs Carroll, September 2012
The property was very accessible to the town of Richmond itself and the whole of the Dales. The cottage was cosy and well kept, complete with adequate fuel had we needed it. The owner was very helpful and friendly without being too intrusive.
Mr Tyrer, St. Helens, September 2012
The cottage is in a great location and is very cosy. The owner was very helpful and there is a lovely garden to relax in tucked away at the bottom of the hill.
Mrs Gill, Hull, June 2012