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The Old Sunday School

(Ref. 949674)

Richmond, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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95 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect! Doesn’t need any more words."

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely period property, very comfortable with easy access on foot to the beautiful town of Richmond."

    Lots of walks around the river Swale from the doorstep with the rest of the Dales a short drive. We had a winter family break for 3 couples here and will probably do the same again next year.

    Reviewed by Nick4.4Nov 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay, a great place for friends to get together."

    The Orangery was great for us all to be seated comfortably, we didn’t use the front room at all. The bedrooms were spacious and the beds really comfy. We had everything we needed and the hot tub was a bonus. Richmond was really nice, the walk up the hill would be a challenge for a lot of people but taxis are available. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Sep 2023

  • "This was our third visit to The Old Sunday School."

    Emma and Paul are great, really helpful when needed. Richmond is a lovely town. Lots of great places to eat, lovely walks and places to visit

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic property in beautiful location."

    So much to do on the door step and further afield. Hosts were really friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Aug 2023

  • "This property was very misleading."

    It was very grubby, with no complementary toiletries in any of the bathrooms, not enough towels, the dishwasher broken, The fridge never seemed cold, only two toilet rolls provided for 9 people!! cobwebs/spiders everywhere. None of the windows in the property open. This in itself is a huge fire risk due to the way the property is laid out - the kitchen is in the middle of the house so no fire escape at all. We had to prop the front door open and the back door to let some airflow in. It gets so hot and stuffy - something to be mindful of - no fresh air at all in the property. The fixtures/fittings are broken. Wifi terrible, no access to Netflix etc as the signal isn't great. The hot tub was dirty - not cleaned by the looks. The BBQ was tiny for the size of the house and it looks like it's seen better days! No bottle banks so had to go recycle them at the nearby supermarket - something you shouldn't be doing on your holiday! Overall the area was beautiful, I would not be staying here again, unfortunately. Emma - lovely host - but very let down by the price we paid for the condition it was in.

    Reviewed by Nikki1.6Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely break in a great house in an amazing part of the world."

    Would highly recommend. Really helpful hosts. Lots oh great day-out tips. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Maribeth5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with everything close by Many places to visit Amazing owners ..."

    A lovely cottage with everything close by Many places to visit Amazing owners at hand if needed Hot tub ready when arrived with a treat in fridge Great for kids too Clean and modern Would highly recommend:)

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2023

  • "This is our 2nd time at this property and that itself says just how we all enjoy staying there."

    Emma and Paul who own the property are very welcoming on arrival and always on hand if needed.The Hot Tub is a bonus for all the family. Lovely furniture and comfy beds Plenty of information in the property for places to eat and explore.

    Reviewed by Barbra5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, really relaxing and fun."

    The cottage is well equipped and a lovely space for a group holiday. The owners are very accessible and helpful, checking the jacuzzi levels during the week and even bringing us a board game to play and leaving some fizz in the fridge. There's a lovely log fire, conservatory space and cosy living room. The jacuzzi is a brilliant addition. The cottage is perfectly located for walks along the river, up into Richmond or driving to local attractions. There are so many restaurants, shops and pubs in town. Parking is fairly easy with a pass for the high street. Sometimes you can't park right outside the cottage but you are never far away. We would absolutely recommend this place for a beautiful Yorkshire getaway.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely location and fantastic house , just a great place with the added bonus of the hot tub ."

    Thanks clare so glad you had a lovely stay x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Mar 2023

  • "Well located just a stones throw away from the market area with plenty of shops dining & pubs etc."

    The house was very clean with clean towels & bedding etc. ideally situated for getting out for walks in all directions. The owners were very nice & popped in to check the hot tub while we were there & gave info on best places to eat etc. Woukd recommend to friends for group gatherings without the dogs.

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Jan 2023

  • "The hosts were extremely clear in their instructions for the property, including a phone call to check on how we would like the beds to be configured before arrival."

    The kitchen was well equipped, the beds were comfy, and the hot tub was appreciated by all. Although the spacious dining/sitting area was a little cool, the sitting room was really cosy and the wood burning fire easy to light. When the oven died (due to nobody’s fault), we particularly appreciated the speed of its emergency replacement ON CHRISTMAS EVE, above and beyond anything we could have expected. Far enough from the centre, there were great walks from the front door and all the amenities for eating and drinking up the hill in Richmond itself. A great break.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Dec 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage!"

    Great location, excellent hosts they can’t do enough for you, so friendly and kind. Beautifully decorated place, hot tub is fantastic! Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely property in a perfect spot."

    The hot tub is perfect after a long walk. We were met on arrival with all the information you could need. It may be a steep hill into Richmond centre but a taxi for the one in our party with mobility issues really was only £3. Perfect

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2022

  • "The house was as described and a lovely base to explore the area."

    The house had a well equipped kitchen and the owners were very quick to answer any questions. We would definitely recommend the house to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2022

  • "Such a lovely house."

    Beautifully decorated, squeaky clean and really comfy. The host was wonderful. So accommodating and friendly. We will visit again x

    Reviewed by Rachael4.7Sep 2022

  • "We loved this quirky cottage, it had bags of character, plenty of space and was very comfortable."

    The location was perfect for exploring Richmond and the surrounding area and it was lovely to have the hot tub as well. Paul and Emma, the owners, were really helpful and give us information on what was on in the area during our stay. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was a lovely property, larger than we thought which was a bonus as with four adults and two teenagers there was always an area to hide away."

    The rooms were well equiped with soft furnishings and the bedrooms and lounge were lovely and cool, very welcome as the weather was really hot. My Daughter in Law was adamant she wanted a Hot Tub and the one at the property was great and proved very popular in the evenings with everyone. The location was ideal, close to the Swale and only a short (uphill) walk to the town centre and castle. The owners, Emma and Paul were very helpful with our queries and provided many ideas for places to visit, dine and drink. We all had a wonderful time, many thanks.

    Reviewed by Brett5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely property in excellent condition (I thought it was a new rental given how immaculate it was!"

    ). I really like the mix of 'old-building' stonework and 'on-trend' modern decor: no chintz, no doilies, no 'nick-nacks' to worry about breaking! The main living space is large with lots of comfy seating - I think you could have a sofa each, even a party of 6! - and there's a separate living room if a large group wants to do or watch separate things. Big fridge and big dishwasher: both very helpful! Bedrooms are all a good size with wardrobes or hanging space. Strong shower jet in the main bathroom, and lots of hot water: much appreciated after a long walk on a chilly hill! The location is perfect for exploring Richmond itself and then Swaledale beyond.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2022

  • "Property was clean, spacious and well maintained."

    Was met by the host on arrival who was very helpful and knowledgeable about the surrounding area. Would definitely recommend the property to others and will probably be rebooking it again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely property, perfectly situated for Richmond itself and the surrounding area."

    Emma was really helpful and we had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay lovely accommodation great position"

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning property, very clean and everything we needed."

    My only feedback would be the sofa bed we used in one of the king bedrooms needs a much thicker topper on so not to feel the centre wooden support. This did not affect our stay and would highly recommend and certainly visit again on the future x x x

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7Apr 2022

  • "An excellent, relaxing week away with family in a beautiful cottage."

    The hosts were so welcoming, gave us tips on where to visit and were on hand if we needed anything throughout our stay. A very steep walk up to the market place and there are lots of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants and only a short stroll down to the river. Thank you so much, we will return again.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Apr 2022

  • "A wonderful property in the perfect location for the town and riverside walks."

    Great advice from the welcoming owners made for a superb holiday in this first class destination.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had a truly wonderful weekend at the Old Sunday school house."

    Was met by owner who showed us how to use the hot tub and pull out the spare sofa bed if needed. The place is beautifully decorated, and there was plenty of room/seating for the 8 of us. Didn’t feel like we were on top of each other at any time. Nothing was too much bother for the host (as I found out when I needed a DVD player) on arriving. Would recommend place to anyone wanting to stay in that area.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Feb 2022

  • "The most perfect stay!"

    ! I couldn’t recommend the old Sunday school enough. A fabulous location, beautiful property and excellent hosts. The hot tub was regularly checked throughout the weekend and always someone at hand if needed. A stunning stay for anyone looking to visit Richmond.

    Reviewed by Francesca4.7Jan 2022

  • "Had an amazing stay at the Sunday school."

    Emma was so lovely and very quick to respond to any queries and she had so many lovely recommendations. The cottage is beautiful and well decorated and the hot tub was such a treat to come home to from our walks. I would definitely recommend this stay and hope to visit again! Thank you

    Reviewed by Anupama5.0Jan 2022

  • "We stayed in this beautiful cottage over Christmas."

    The tree in the lounge looked lovely and all the christmas decorations made the cottage even more homely. There was enough seating for all of us to sit around the table for christmas lunch and the owners had even provided a festive tablecloth. The beds were really comfortable and the shower powerful. The kitchen had everything we wanted, even a slow cooker which really came in useful. Just one little suggestion, the bin in the kitchen was not user friendly. I think a large bin with a foot pedal would be more appropriate. I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough. Richmond Town is on the doorstep and it was an added bonus to be able to park the cars and just walk everywhere. A bit thank you to the owner's husband who popped in to clean the hot tub, and was just in time to take a photo for us. I hope we didn't embarass you dressed in our Christmas pyjamas! We look forward to staying here again. Mrs Jackson

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Dec 2021

  • "Was a great property with everything we needed in a great location, had a lovely stay and would stay again."

    Reviewed by Sam4.7Dec 2021

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic stay and hosts."

    The space was larger than we thought and accommodated our family perfectly. Highly recommend staying here

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    Perfect for a weekend getaway with friends, plenty of space, comfy beds. Friendly owner who was quick to respond to questions and called to check we had all we needed upon check in.

    Reviewed by Antony4.7Sep 2021

  • "Great base for touring swaledale and Wensleydale."

    Hot tub nice and private in the enclosed yard

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2021

  • "Visited last week with 4 friends to celebrate a 50th birthday."

    The cottage is beautiful, the host is beyond helpful and the facilities are exactly as described. We contacted the owner a couple of times before our arrival and all our requests were met with a "no problem", we were even offered advice on booking restaurants, local attractions and parking. Everything we needed was at hand, the only small niggle (very small) depending on your phone provider there is little to no phone / internet signal. However, who do you need to contact when you are somewhere this gorgeous with good friends.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful with amazing hosts Emma & Paul, peaceful & relaxing, hot tub was the icing on the cake, highly recommend The Old School Yard, it is perfectly situated for Richmond Castle, the marketplace shopping, stunning countryside & lots lots more."

    It was a great way to end my 70th birthday celebrations. Check it out you will not be disappointed, it was simply the best.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2021

  • "House surpassed expectations, it was beautiful and comfortable, well appointed and stylishly furnished."

    Hosts were helpful and friendly. This is a beautiful house, we'd love to return with friends after Covid. Sykes didn't quite meet expectations as we booked and paid but our payment was apparently not attached to the booking so the house was still showing as available - we're lucky someone else didn't book before I noticed and Sykes sorted.

    Reviewed by Daniella5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful and in immaculate order."

    Comfortable living areas with more than enough seating. The cozy lounge with log fire was perfect for chilly night in. The kitchen was well equipped and the linen in the bedrooms was beautiful. The outside area was very spacious and the hot tub was a great addition. The owners were very helpful and on hand for any issues you may have.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely house, very comfortable."

    The hosts were very helpful and friendly. Richmond is a great town. We had a lovely time and would go back for another relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2020

  • "Second time we have stayed at this lovely property and in fact it has very recently been "upgraded" with new furniture, carpets, decorating and hot tub - so it really is in excellent condition and is very accommodating for a family to enjoy and relax."

    Emma and Paul are both brilliant hosts and nothing seems too much trouble for them, especially advice on local amenities. The property is yards from the river, sits on a lovely little green and is a 5 minute walk in to the centre of Richmond so is in an enviable position with easy parking. Would we return - absolutely!

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Jul 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage for holiday, very homely, comfortable and we all enjoyed the hot tub."

    Great location for lovely walks. Hosts Emma & Paul we’re friendly and attentive making sure our stay enjoyable. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again sometime. Bottle of Prosecco is a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2020

  • "Emma the host was so accommodation."

    The property was amazing. Perfect for a group of friends. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Mar 2020

  • "Really lovely spacious house, very Nice owners"

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Feb 2020

  • "Such friendly and amenable hosts!"

    The cottage was gorgeous and had everything we needed for a fab girly weekend . Attention to detail and welcome pack with logs so well thought out. Loved it .

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jan 2020

  • "The Old Sunday School is an absolute gem."

    We stayed here for Christmas and hosted 10 for dinner. On Boxing Day we hosted even more. Everyone loved the place and with so many seats the place never felt cramped. The hot tub was lovely as was the fire in the cosy lounge. Lots of utensils, crockery and cutlery and the dishwasher certainly came in handy. The beds were comfy and the place was warm. I would have no hesitation in recommending this place to stay and will certainly look for here next time we are back.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Dec 2019

  • "This is our 3rd visit to The Old Sunday School and we love it:) The property is lovely and the surroundings are beautiful, we took a nice winter walk along the river to Richmond Falls and the town itself felt very festive."

    We can’t thankyou Emma & Paul enough for always being so accommodating and always giving us a very warm welcome.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Dec 2019

  • "What a fantastic property, immaculately clean, spacious & situated right beside the river, just a short walk uphill into Richmond."

    Emma was so helpful & welcoming and gave us some useful tips about the surrounding area she also supplied us with a few essentials to get us started including a bottle of Prosecco!! The hot tub was lovely & relaxing & there were plenty of towels, the beds were comfortable 2 days was not long enough.......will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and the owner, Emma, was fantastic."

    There was even a welcome package of bread, butter, tea/coffee, milk, biscuits and a bottle of fizz which was such a nice touch. The town was very pleasant with a number of local sights to explore and cafes/shops etc to potter around and some nice walks nearby. Lots of information about local restaurants, spots to visit and walking routes were provided which was really helpful. We had a fantastic time and hope to come again soon!

    Reviewed by Leah5.0Oct 2019

  • "This is a beautiful property in a lovely part of the country."

    The owners could not have been more helpful and friendly. I would absolutely recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2019

  • "I have been to this property before and it was equally excellent this time."

    It's a lovely property in a beautiful area. Lots to see and do, or just relax in the hot tub. The owners are helpful and available without being intrusive. I would highly recommend The Old School House

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had another fantastic holiday, staying at the old Sunday school."

    Emma and Paul made us feel so welcome, nothing is too much trouble for them. This was our 2nd visit to the cottage and we have a 3rd booked for December. Can’t wait to return. Lovely cottage, fantastic hosts and a beautiful picturesque village, what more could you ask for.

    Reviewed by Anita4.7Sep 2019

  • "Had a really fantastic weekend in Richmond."

    Lovely quirky property, well situated in a nice quiet area. A short walk into town (up a fairly steep hill which wasn’t a problem for us). The owners Paul & Emma were very welcoming with a few essentials such as bread, butter, tea, coffee etc & also a bottle of Prosecco. Very much enjoyed the hot tub! Would definitely book this property again.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is an amazing place to stay everything is perfect."

    The owners are so caring and warm please don’t hesitate to book you won’t be disappointed. Absolutely brilliant place 10/10

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2019

  • "Nothing was too much trouble for the owners Especially since they were dealing with a leak from neighbouring property !"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2019

  • "The owners were very friendly and informative."

    They couldnt do enough to make the whole weekend go very smoothly. The place impressed even more than the pictures and in a fantastic settling just by the river. Had a wonderful weekend here and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.1Apr 2019

  • "Owners were very accommodating and couldn’t do enough for you."

    very well managed by them

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2019

  • "Excellent location, really pretty cottage and the owners were very helpful."

    Will definitely be booking again soon

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Feb 2019

  • "Perfect for a family get together young ones love the hot tub and the open fire."

    Ideally situated in Richmond but look out for the steep climb into the town!

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Feb 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage hot tub a lovely bonus ."

    Owners were only a phone call away if you needed them . Great welcome pack . Great walks from doorstep. Would definitely return

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Feb 2019

  • "The location was fantastic, the owners met us and gave us good information of where to eat and where to walk."

    The hot tub was easy to use and very enjoyable!

    Reviewed by Ebony5.0Jan 2019

  • "The owners Emma and Paul were really welcoming upon our arrival and provided lots of info and recommendation of things to do and places to visit during our stay."

    The house was exceptionally clean and there were lots of personal touches, complimentary essentials (Prosecco, Bread, Milk, Washing up Liquid, Handwash), stacks of towels and games for the kids! The property is really geared up for small children especially with everything being on one level and our youngest loved it! The location is fantastic and there are loads of great family friendly pubs within walking distance. The only 2 things that I would say could be improved would be the water pressure at the kitchen sink but I think that may be to do with the location etc and also upgrade of the hot tub from a Lazy Spa to a solid unit. We had a really fantastic stay and would definitely recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Dec 2018

  • "We had such a great family holiday in this beautiful house there was everything ..."

    We had such a great family holiday in this beautiful house there was everything we needed and more everywhere was so clean and lovely , the owners were also very lovely people when we arrived we were a bit early but they made us cup of tea and biscuits and we Sat in the lovely lounge while they finished cleaning the rest of the house , they went through everything in the house told us nice places to go and eat and what good takeaways to choose , the hot tub was great lovely and hot at the end of a walking day , and we would go back again no problems we enjoyed everything about it

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Nov 2018

  • "We recently stayed @ The Old Sunday School, Richmond."

    This visit was for our friends surprise 40th Birthday, 4 adults and 3 children. It was superb !! The cottage had everything that was required! The kids loved the Netflix and of course we all the loved the hot tub !! Location was great for a walk along the river or to visit Richmond town centre. Loads of pubs and restaurants, all the locals are nice and friendly! Emma was very helpful on arrival telling us everywhere we needed to go and what to do ! 5 stars ! Would defo stop again.. !

    Reviewed by Andrea & Collin5.0Nov 2018

  • "Peaceful and serene environment great walks and interesting history loved the whole experience"

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2018

  • "Before we arrived I spoke to the owner, Emma to request a highchair and cot."

    She was so friendly and also very helpful, giving us information about good eating places, where we would need to book, leisure things in the area, etc. Also great advice about booking an online grocery delivery, and telling us the times she would be there, so she could accept it for us if it arrived before we did. Emma went above all our expectations, with her friendly, caring manner, also in providing toys and a swim float for our young, toddler grandson, .This was a great start to our mini break! We were exceptionally pleased with the cottage, which looked just like the pictures. It was very clean, with abundant supply of towels, glasses and kitchenware. This was great and meant the six adults could have a three course meal and have plenty of plates, dishes, etc. There was also enough places at the table and on the sofas in the two living areas, for us all to sit together, which isn't always the case in three bedroomed cottages, we have found. Emma popped in to see us to show us how things worked in the cottage and came to the rescue again with spare clothes for our grandson, who had been ill when we arrived. What a huge difference this kindness made and allowed us to get started in enjoying our family get-together break straightaway. Excellent and we would definitely book the Old Sunday School again!!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2018

  • "The house was perfect."

    And reasonable priced more then what we was expecting? Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Keiron5.0Oct 2018

  • "Very friendly owners who went out of their way to make us feel welcomed."

    The only negative was the sofa bed which was very uncomfortable. Otherwise, fantastic.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2018

  • "Beautiful house."

    Excellent owner. Really comfy beds apart from the sofa bed in one of the rooms, really uncomfortable. That was genuinely the only downside to the property though. Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Georgia4.7Sep 2018

  • "The Old Sunday School was a lovely place to stay."

    Well equipped and comfortable, great to have a bottle of prosecco waiting for us along with other supplies, milk, bread, butter, tea, coffee. Hot tub was a lovely way to relax in the evenings. Owners were very friendly and welcoming without being intrusive. Richmond is a really pleasant town, a short walk uphill. Lots of great places to eat, lovely walks along the river. Definitely want to go back there.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage is beautiful, comfortable and the owners are very welcoming and accommodating."

    We had a wonderful time and the location of the cottage is perfect to explore the stunning Yorkshire Dales. Highly recommend staying in this beautiful cottage in Richmond.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Aug 2018

  • "Amazing cottage will defo be back."

    Kids loved the got tub. Would highly recommend to anyone. Brilliant location.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Aug 2018

  • "Loved the cottage and location."

    Hosts very welcoming will return

    Reviewed by Miss E5.0Jul 2018

  • "The Old Sunday School is a fabulous place to stay!"

    Beautiful place, excellent location in Richmond. The hot tub is amazing! The owners are great, very welcoming. Lots of extra touches, towels for shower/bath and extras for the hot tub. Great facilities. Would definitely recommend and return!

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Jun 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage the owners where fantastic Richmond is a beautiful ..."

    Absolutely beautiful cottage the owners where fantastic Richmond is a beautiful place to , will be visiting again Thank you Mick

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2018

  • "Just returned from a fantastic long weekend staying at this fabulous cottage."

    Emma, the owner, was there to welcome us and left a brilliant hamper which included procecco! She gave us lots of local information and recommendations, which added to our holiday enjoyment. The cottage is beautiful, clean, tidy and has everything for a self catering stay plus many extras. Very close to the centre which has loads of shops, pubs and places to eat. The hot tub was a massive hit with me and my 5 friends, so relaxing with a glass of fizz after a long day walking. Massive thank you to Emma for helping make my 50th Birthday weekend so special.xx Can not recommend this property enough. FABULOUS!!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage which was so much better than photos."

    8 of us stayed there just last weekend 13 April. Very spacious

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lovely people property a bit dated in places which added to the character ..."

    Lovely people property a bit dated in places which added to the character however the number of flies in the property were alarming and disappointing went to get clean mug or glass and they were there in the cupboards everywhere

    Reviewed by Amanda4.1Apr 2018

  • "Great location!"

    Lots of places to eat and drink. Lovely cottage with lovely owners, they made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.1Mar 2018

  • "Lovely welcome at this fantastic property, Emma and Paul had gone above and beyond, the little touches were amazing and the property was even better than the photos showed!"

    Beautiful prints and decor etc, huge hot tub, wonderful location, can’t recommend this property enough. We had a fabulous time in beautiful surroundings. They had thought of everything. Will definitely be booking again!

    Reviewed by Tanith5.0Mar 2018

  • "This was an absolutely perfect all- round holiday cottage."

    The owners had thought of everything and would recommend it without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Feb 2018

  • "The Old Sunday School was the perfect location for our trip."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated to a high standard, is incredibly spacious and we had a wonderful two night stay. The hot tub is a fabulous addition and the hosts couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful on our arrival. Would highly recommend and would definitely consider booking again. xx

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jan 2018

  • "An absolutely beautiful, well-kept, and well-equipped property!"

    It's only a short walk to the town centre and to the nearby river from the property so we didn't have to use the car all weekend and enjoyed exploring the area on foot. The owners had thought of everything - the cupboard stocked with board games was a particular hit with our 6 year old! We can't recommend it enough and we've already booked up for our next visit!

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jan 2018

  • "We had the best couple of days away, the house was perfect for our party size, especially the hot tub."

    The Owner had thought of everything. Emma the Owner is a great host and very supportive, even if you just want to know some local info. We thoroughly enjoy exploring Richmond and we all said we would visit both the property and Richmond again. Big thank you to Emma for the welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Nov 2017

  • "What a fabulous cottage and Location this is."

    Perfect for a get together with friends or family. Emma left a lovely hamper of necessities including Prosecco! What a lovely touch. The hot tub was an added bonus to sit under the stars on a winters evening with a glass of fizz chatting with friends was just PERFECT! Lovely walks on your doorstep and the Market place literally a five minute walk up the hill. Book it you won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2017

  • "The owners made us feel very welcome and were very attentive!"

    There was absolutely everything you could need at the cottage. The location was excellent, all in all wonderful!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage and lovely owner who made the stay extra special."

    Enjoyed by all for my friends, this cottage was such a find! Just perfect for what we wanted. Thank you Emma (cottage owner)

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Sep 2017

  • "Arrived to a very generous hamper full of biscuits, jams and a bottle of bubbly!"

    House is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for either large groups or a cosy couples retreat. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Kayleigh4.8Sep 2017

  • "I booked The Old Sunday School to celebrate my partners 40th Birthday as a surprise."

    The owner went out of her way to help with the surprise which was very kind. It is a gorgeous property with lots of space, lovely bedrooms and in an ideal location for exploring Richmond. It was also very clean. We had a lovely hamper on arrival which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend staying here and if we ever visit Richmond again we would stay here again. Thank you for helping make this weekend very special.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Sep 2017

  • "Loved this property, and it is in a great location."

    Owner went out of her way to make us welcome, from the unexpected food hamper to the excess of towels for shower and hot tub, which we really appreciated. The property itself is quirky, well equipped and very comfortable, especially the beds with their cotton sheets and soft pillows. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Aug 2017

  • "Quiet location within easy reach of everything!"

    The owners are an absolute joy and nothing is too much trouble. Extremely comfortable property, with gorgeous facilities and the hot tub is great fun! We loved it....7 of us in all!.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2017

  • "Our accommodation was even more fabulous than the pictures and descriptions."

    Beautiful. Clean. Cared for with a lot of time put into the small details that make a place really special. I had booked it as a celebration for a friend from America and she was blow away with how special it was. The Hosts were fabulous, friendly and welcoming. They met us as the property and gave a great tour of the accommodation and Richmond itself. The location is walkable into Richmond. I can't recommend this property and the hosts enough - I would most certainly go back there

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jul 2017

  • "It may be worth mentioning the town is very hilly and not an easy walk to get to."

    Otherwise a fabulous property, very comfortable & stunning location.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.8May 2017

  • "The cottage was fabulous."

    It was spotless and the owner left a lovely hamper for us on arrival. The hot tub was a great way to end the day when out walking all day. Location was great. Loads of walks and places of interest straight from the front door. I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough and will most certainly be back.

    Reviewed by DIANE5.0May 2017

  • "We all had the most amazing time and not only was that down to the property and location but also down to the owners who went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed."

    . I can not recommend the old Sunday school highly enough.. Absolutely wonderful..

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size double (one with double sofa bed), 1 x double
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and comfy seating (seats 8)
  • Sitting room (seats 6) with double sofa bed and open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, slow cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with ( 1 with Netflix), Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, 500mbps fibre broadband WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and 2 x highchair
  • Roadside parking with additional parking in nearby pay and display car park
  • Enclosed courtyard with new hot tub to seat 8 and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One well behaved dog welcome, but please not on the furniture for the benefit of future guests
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: There is a single step at the front and back door and also to two of the bedrooms, a ramp can be provided
  • Note: Owner can provide a shower chair if required
  • Note: The property sleeps a maximum of 8 guests, the sofa bed is for flexibility
  • Note: Maybe suitable for wheelchair users, however call the owner for specific requirements
  • Note: No items are be stuck up on walls in the property due to recent renovations Please Note: Newly refurbished and painted property please do not attach or stick with blu tack or sticky tape any pictures or banners to the walls. Please Note: No stag/hen or similar Please Note: All guests must be out of the hot tub by 10pm

The property

This beautiful Grade II listed spacious ground floor apartment, formerly the old Sunday School, is set in an idyllic location on a picturesque village green within a conservation area in Richmond.

This lovely character cottage makes the perfect base for friends and families wishing to enjoy the many delights of this old historic town, and the many splendours of Swaledale.

You will sense the character of this cottage the minute you arrive and appreciate the attention to detail which exudes throughout.

The cosy sitting room has comfortable sofas and chairs, set around an inviting open fire, just perfect for snuggling up in front on cold and chilly nights.

There is a modern well-equipped kitchen, with a lovely tiled floor leading to a beautiful dining room with an original window, stone flagged floor, exposed feature stone wall and French doors overlooking the pleasant courtyard with a private hot tub.

There are three comfortable and beautifully furnished bedrooms, dressed with Egyptian cotton sheets, and two of which benefit from king-size double beds, ensuring you will have a peaceful night’s sleep.

There are two stylish bathrooms, including a useful wet room with a large walk-in shower, which may be suitable for wheelchair users.

Outside, there is a fully enclosed courtyard with a welcoming hot tub, ideal for relaxing with a glass of fizz at the end of a busy day of sightseeing.

A short drive from the cottage takes you to the George and Dragon pub in Hudswell.

This is an award-winning pub, becoming the CAMRA pub of the year for 2017.

Richmond is famous for its fascinating Norman castle, which can be seen on the hill from the cottage, and is where you can enjoy walks along the castle walls and down to the River Swale.

The delightful old town centre has a huge cobbled town square surrounded by shops, pubs, cafes, tearooms and restaurants, and with a weekly market too there is plenty on offer for all tastes.

With so many exciting opportunities in the surrounding area, and with Swaledale and the Yorkshire Dales on your doorstep, this is an ideal location for a well-deserved break.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1050522, together sleeping 14 people.

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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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Note: The property sleeps a maximum of 8 guests, the sofa bed is for flexibility.

Please Note: No stag/hen or similar

Please Note: We ask you please not to use the hot tub after 10pm and to be mindful of the neighbouring properties.

One well behaved dog welcome, but please not on the furniture for the benefit of future guests.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute