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The Old Mission Hall

(Ref. 1050522)

Richmond, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous apartment."

    Very comfortable and well equipped

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage in an ideal area with fantastic facilities, spotless , decorated to high standards, beds and seating very comfortable , very well equipped, owners are fantastic with communication and support , a lovely gesture left on arrival a bottle of pressco ."

    Amazing cottage close to amenities and lovely walks

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The cottage was beautiful and in such a perfect location for our family. We would definitely stay again. The host was so helpful too, she got in touch with me the day before our arrival and recommended a few things to take the children to which was really helpful. Thank you for a wonderful stay. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Kaylie5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very nice place, like the design except for the room with the bunk beds were that the entrance of the house didn't feel safe for the kids si we didn't us it."

    But it didn't anything away from our stay its a beautiful place, owner was absolutely pleasant and helpful, would stay again and definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Zanubiya4.7Oct 2023

  • "We loved the Old Mission Hall."

    We stayed for a week and used the kitchen for several evening meals. The beds were very comfortable. The mezzanine bedroom - the owners might want to make it clearer that while the stairs to the bedroom are open, the mezzanine has glazing and blinds for privacy. This was a very welcome surprise to us. It's a steep but short walk to the town square, but, once ascended, Richmond is a lovely place to explore, socialise and dine. The apartment is also close to the river and some excellent walks. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the old mission hall, it was very clean and comfortable."

    The decor was very tastefully done. Everything you need is provided for a self catering holiday. There is plenty to see and do around the area , although alot of hills to walk up! Would definitely recommend this accommodation to anyone thinking of staying in Richmond or surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really overpriced!"

    Can’t believe the high rating. Of course Richmond is a lovely town and the location is fine. The property is very cheaply furnished, it’s doesn’t really have a useable bedroom. We tried to sleep in the mid level bedroom the first night but the bed was tiny and really uncomfortable so we had to abandon that at 4 am and sleep in the roof. That bed was better but really only suitable for one person as it is jammed in a corner under the roof. The Wi-Fi was terrible, on and off all the time. Rubbish needs to be stored in the hall way. The toilet was leaking brown liquid. The windows are difficult to open. There is only a cheap electric fire, not a cosy wood burner. The furniture is uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by Andy1.9Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic property, emma was friendly and very helpful."

    Definitely recommend and would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was a great unit in an ideal location."

    We were two families with one child apiece. Perfect size and very comfortable. We stayed in the upstairs loft and loved the space. The walk to the center of town, while uphill, was very short. We absolutely loved the location and the small market town of Richmond. We highly recommend the Old Mission Hall!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent property with extremely good beds & bedding."

    Plenty of crockery & equipment etc. Water supply could be problematical in the "attic" bedroom and a hand held shower integral to the taps would have made hair washing much easier. Plug in the washbasin in the attic needs attention. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property with lots of nice features and easy access to town."

    Things to note are no shower with the upstairs bathroom just a bath. Shower downstairs is excellent though. Beds very comfortable and living and kitchen area are great. Plenty of pots, pans, plates etc. Apart from cleaning products nothing is provided so you will need to take everything. 9 am departure is very early as well and appears to be still due to Covid.. Would definitely return despite the very minor negatives which are outweighed by the positives

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Sep 2022

  • "Family of 4 with two teenage girls, this house was perfect for our week stay."

    We absolutely loved the property; it was well equipped, super clean and in a fantastic location. I almost don't want to be too positive so that when we want to rent it again it is free! No allocated parking comes with the property but we never had a problem parking in the street adjacent to the green outside. There is a public car park across the road also, but we never had to use it. It is downhill from the town (which means a steep walk up hill to enjoy all of Richmond's shops, cafes and pubs; however, a short heart pumping climb up the hill to enjoy Richmond is worthwhile. Great property in fabulous location.

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Perfect accommodation in a perfect lo ation!"

    Nothing was too much trouble for the hosts, communication was excellent. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "Emma was a great holiday host."

    Extremely helpful and responsive.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2022

  • "The apartment is situated in a wonderful location being a five minute walk from the town centre ( up a steep hill) and close to the river which makes it ideal for walking straight from home."

    The area is full of places to visit and Richmond itself a very atmospheric town The property has been. beautifully converted and it was a pleasure to stay somewhere with so much character and so much space. Parking was easy although there is no dedicated parking place this was never an issue. We loved the large screen TV and Netflix being provided but we both found we got neck strain from sitting on the sofa to watch it because it is so high up on the wall. The beds are super comfy and the apartment is very tastefully decorated. As people who like to cook on holiday we found there was only one larger saucepan to use but Emma kindly brought another one round when we mentioned this. The only thing that would have improved the apartment for us would have been some instructions for appliances eg for the oven. We would have no problem in recommending this lovely apartment, we had a great time there

    Reviewed by Anne4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely lovely cottage, very high standard of comfort, facilities and cleanliness ..."

    Lovely lovely cottage, very high standard of comfort, facilities and cleanliness 2 very minor issues - no info on where to source pods for the coffee machine and 9am check out time seems very early, even with extra cleaning time

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had the best long weekend away with friends here."

    Met on arrival by Emma, our host, who lives very nearby, we couldn’t believe our luck when we got inside and got to see the place in the flesh. It’s the perfect place to catch up and unwind away from home. Spotlessly clean, it’s very well appointed so you’re not having to wash up every five minutes. Really comfy and cozy. Short walk up a v. steep hill and you’re in the market square, with plenty of places to eat and drink. Or cross the bridge and stay low to enjoy a leisurely walk past the falls, to The Station for G&T, cake, or superb local ice cream. None of us wanted to leave this morning and all agreed that we’d definitely go back. Thanks, Emma and family, for sharing such a beautiful home.

    Reviewed by K5.0Mar 2022

  • "Would not recommend because of a bad experience I had with a recommendation I made."

    Excellent accomadation.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great place to stay we loved it"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2021

  • "The Old Mission is a fabulous place to stay."

    Exceptionally clean and décor was lovely. Everything was amazing, we had a great family staycation. Good info book for guests with ideas of things to do. Can recommend the Bishops Blaze pub for lunch in the square in Richmond also the Green Howards museum. Lots to do in the area for families. Will definitely be re-booking for next year.

    Reviewed by Rosalie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Accommodation was first class!"

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great: decoration, style and location Suggested improvement: hooks for coats to drip dry by front door would be good for rainy days!"

    Reviewed by Natasha4.4Jul 2021

  • "Richmond is a beautiful town and the accommodation is perfectly placed to enjoy all it has to offer."

    The location of the apartment is quiet with a small Green opposite for kids to play. Near to the river so plenty of walks, places to paddle and easy access into town and the Richmond falls area. Lovely apartment, well presented inside. Beds are super comfy, bathrooms are clean and the kitchen provided everything required. Would highly recommend this apartment as a high quality base to enjoy a stay in Richmond.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jun 2021

  • "The accommodation and location were fantastic and we were really well looked after."

    Would definitely return and recommend.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Apr 2021

  • "Good location ."

    Accommodation was very good as it was very clean and nearly everything looked new. It was in a very peaceful area and parking was free.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2020

  • "Location- close to the market town of Richmond to shop and dine Location- brilliant views of trees and the slopes of the town Location- great apartment (Old Mission Hall) recently added to the market."

    Well decorated, good living and sleeping space. Great tv to watch Netflix on wet Yorkshire days. Location- walks to Easby abbey and Hudswell village through woods and by the River Swale.

    Reviewed by Stepehn5.0Sep 2020

  • "Overall a great holiday and couldn’t ask for a better experience"

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic location just a 5 minute uphill walk from Richmond's market place."

    The Mission Hall is very comfortable and is very well equipped and the communication from the owners was excellent. Richmond has proved to have many activities including the Georgian Theatre tour, Richmond Castle, walk to Easby Abbey, the waterfalls and walks through local woodland, all accessible without getting in the car! There is also a Treasure Train for Richmond that can be purchased from Richmond is also a great base to visit other locations within the Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful apartment."

    Super clean. Facility’s perfect. My family loved it and beds super comfy.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2020

  • "The Old Mission Hall was pristine and incredibly comfortable, and everything was brand new:) The location was great, near the edge of Richmond so nice and quiet and convenient for walks, yet still only a few minutes stroll (uphill!"

    ) into the town centre. We felt very at home and had a lovely few days.

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Jul 2020

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  • Duplex apartment over first and second floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size with additional sofa bed for two children only with en-suite bathroom with claw foot bath, 2 x basin and WC, 1 x first floor king-size, 1 x first floor bunk for children
  • First floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Induction hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart 52 inchTV with Netflix and 500mbps fibre broadband WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking with additional parking in nearby pay and display car park
  • High chair and travel cot
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • No stag/hen or similar
  • Please note: the bunk/sofa beds are for children only
  • Max: 4 adults and 3 children
  • This property can only accept 3 night minimum stays

The property

Situated within a Grade II listed, which was formerly the old, Sunday School is this first-floor apartment, The Old Mission Hall.

This characterful abode offers plenty of space for groups of family and friends to come together to enjoy the historic town of Richmond and the countryside setting of Swaledale.

Make your way up to the first-floor of this charming property and be welcomed into the open-plan living room, which creates a wonderful social hub to gather together to create memories together, whether it be cooking, dining, watching TV or playing board games.

The characterful exposed beams frame the elegant furnishings and contemporary design, where you can look forward to cosying up on the plush furnishings and enjoying a family film night upon the Smart TV.

The kitchen enjoys a sleek design, enticing the budding chef of the group to make the most of the induction hob, electric oven, microwave and dishwasher.

Once dinner is served, settle down at the dining table to toast to a wonderful holiday and plan the next day’s adventure.

The first floor is completed by two bedrooms, comprising of a king-size bedroom and a bunk bedroom, whilst the mezzanine-style second-floor boasts a king-size bedroom with a sofa bed for any additional guests.

With its central location, you will be spoilt for choice by the pubs and eateries that are awaiting to be enjoyed, as well as a maze of shops for exploring one afternoon.

The George and Dragon pub in Hudswell is an award-winning pub, becoming the CAMRA pub of the year for 2017 is highly recommended and just a short drive away.

To immerse yourself in the local history, be sure to visit the fascinating Norman castle, which can be seen on the hill from the cottage and offers a picturesque walk along the castle walls and down to the River Swale, or travel to the outskirts of town to find the ruins of Easby Abbey, one of the best-preserved monasteries in the UK.

For a unique cinema experience, be sure to catch a film at The Old Station, where you can enjoy a glass of something fizzed whilst enjoying an old classic.

Also at The Old Station you can look forward to sampling Archer’s Jersey Ice Cream, a treat from Angel’s Share Bakery or indulge with a beverage from the Richmond Brewing Company, before admiring the local artwork within the gallery.

Attractions within the surrounding area, certain to suit a group of all ages and tastes includes the Forbidden Corner, which is a unique folly garden located in the Tupgill Park Estate, where you can look forward to exploring the labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises within the superb four acres garden.

For those keen walkers and cyclists, find a magnitude of walks and cycle routes upon the Yorkshire Dales National Park, where you can enjoy the diverse landscape and endearing wildlife.

The Old Mission Hall is a delightful getaway to enjoy all year around.

Please note: the bunk/sofa beds are for children only. Max: 4 adults and 3 children. This property can only accept 3 night minimum stays.

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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.

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No stag/hen parties or similar.

Please note: the bunk/sofa beds are for children only. Max: 4 adults and 3 children.
This property can only accept three night minimum stays.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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