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Bridgedown House

(Ref. 1078275)

Richmond, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is dated and needs some modernisation."

    I believe this is scheduled for February. We first stayed in the property in 2019 and very few if any improvements have been made. The showers do not flow well, the outside lights do not all work, essential for night time dog garden visits. It is a property in a lovely situation but does need updating.

    Thank you for your feedback. Our programme of updating which we started in 2019 was greatly affected by the periods of closure forced on us during Covid and the availability of good tradespeople thereafter. We have just reopened after a six-week closure when we had the kitchen completely modernised and the boiler/shower situation resolved with a new storage tank and two new showers. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally3.1Jan 2024

  • "Although we had a good stay we felt the house needed better maintenance lots of ..."

    Although we had a good stay we felt the house needed better maintenance lots of little issues with curtain tracks when opening and closing curtains and the electric shower in one of the bed rooms had very little power and could not maintain a constant temperature either far to hot or freezing cold however the house was perfectly situated for a visit to Richmond plenty do do

    We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Richmond. Thank you very much for drawing our attention to the problem with one of the electric showers. Our caretaker now has that under investigation. You are right about the older, plastic curtain tracks for which we can no longer get the fittings. We have already replaced some with easier to use metal poles and will be changing the rest in February when we are fitting a new kitchen and taking the opportunity to do some updating in other areas. kind regards, Margaret Harding Property Owner

    Reviewed by David2.8Dec 2023

  • "The kitchen was very dark."

    The caretaker came and replaced a bulb and advised that the kitchen is to be re-fitted in February, so fair enough. The big problem was the 2 (apparently new) electric showers were positively dangerous. The water temperature fluctuated wildly from really cold to scalding hot. The caretaker said he would call the plumber but no-one appeared. This meant that we all had to use the other showers - not a massive problem, but certainly an inconvenience.

    Reviewed by Maggie3.8Oct 2023

  • "We went to Bridgedown House last year."

    There were still a few maintenance issues, with the kitchen lights,the utility room light and the electric showers. Overall Bridgedown House is in a great location and has plenty of room. A special bonus is that it is dog friendly. A great welcome pack (including dog treats) and a great garden. Richmond is a great Market Town with very friendly people.

    Reviewed by Sally3.4Sep 2023

  • "Brilliant holiday and wonderful stay at your beautiful home."

    Weather was better than expected. Great base to explore Richmond. Everything on your doorstep in regards restaurants, shops, wonderful walks with spectacular scenery particularly Richmond Falls. Cannot wait to return yet again.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2023

  • "Booked this holiday for my birthday there was seven of us plus two small dogs so that all of us could be together plenty of room for everybody it had everything we needed and more it ticked all the boxes excellent property."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very welcoming with generous welcome pack (by far the best of the 5 houses we have rented in the past couple of years)."

    It sets the tone for the week. Great layout and ideal location. Now if you could have just organised the weather as well...no matter a very enjoyable stay with zero complaints.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a delightful holiday in this lovely house set in a beautiful part of Yorkshire."

    Great walks and countryside with plenty to see and do. The house is spacious, clean and very comfortable, just what we wanted, it’s excellent. We had lunch in the garden with delicious bread from the shop in the old Station. So glad we chose to stay here.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful house in an excellent location."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2023

  • "This was our second time in this lovely, large, clean, warm and comfortable house."

    Plenty of room for everyone and it had everything we needed. A very dog friendly house with a bed, bowls, towel and treats for him! There were very nice welcome treats for the humans too. The house is next to the riverside walk and the station opposite has a lovely bakery and cafe, brewery, craft shop, cinema and swimming pool. John, the property manager, was very helpful too. We all really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had a relaxing holiday, bed mattress a bit hard for myself and wife, everything else great."

    Ideal place for base to travel from, can walk into Richmond

    Reviewed by Royston4.7Mar 2023

  • "The only thing witch was a little disappointing malnly for the younger members of our group was the poor quality of the WIFI ."

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely spacious accommodation and ideally located"

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Oct 2022

  • "There were some issues that had been raised by previous visitors that hadn’t been dealt with (eg wonky toilet seat) but it didn’t spoil our trip at all."

    Very comfortable and great location. It was nice to have been contacted by the caretaker prior to arrival which meant we had a direct contact should we require it during our stay.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Oct 2022

  • "The property was in a great location and very comfortable."

    Beautiful scenery and great walks especially with the dogs, a lovely river running at the back of the house with woods and a great circular walk. The property had a few small issues. The lights were very dim and didn't always work, the electric showers weren't very good and a toilet seat needs replacing downstairs. Overall it was brilliant and we would return. Richmond is a lovely Market Square with everything on your doorstep and the locals were really friendly and made us "Londoners" very welcome.

    Reviewed by Sally4.4Sep 2022

  • "Very comfortable house, everything you need for a self catering holiday and an excellent location."

    Our only complaint would be the 9am check out. We do understand that since the pandemic extra cleaning is required but if at some stage 10am check out could be reinstated I’m sure it would be greatly appreciated by clients. The 6 of us would recommend Bridgedown House.

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.7Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful house, very clean and well presented, wanted for nothing."

    Perfect location for the town. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely house, great position excellent for walks and Richmond amenities."

    Reviewed by Marian3.8Apr 2022

  • "Ideal location and walking distance to town and lots of lovely walks around and about."

    Would definitely consider returning. Caretaker on hand when we had an issue with a tripped switch and toaster. Very helpful and accommodating.

    Reviewed by Gordon3.8Apr 2022

  • "Superb location , lovely house."

    Spacious and clean. Richmond is really nice too. Met the owner, very friendly.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2022

  • "A spacious, comfortable house in an excellent location."

    We enjoyed watching all the wildlife in the garden, views of the river and reading the books about Richmond and swaledale. The Station facilities and swimming pool were right next door and it only took a few minutes to walk into Richmond market square. We ran out of black bags and dishwasher tablets but a quick text to the caretaker and these were speedily provided. Thanks for a most enjoyable visit. We would like to return with the family.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is a large comfortable house which could accommodate an extended family or two families sharing."

    The facilities are comprehensive and kept in good nick by the most excellent caretaker, a good communicator. The location, by the River Swale and close to https://www.thestation.co.uk is ideal. Easy enough to walk up into Richmond's magnificent Market Place, home of The Noted Pie Shop and other delights. Equally good for local walks. The loop round to Easby Abbey and back by the Drummer Boy Stone is an hour well spent. It can be extended into a figure-of-eight by heading west, up-river from the house via The Batts (under the castle), to cross the Swale by one of the bridges further upstream. There's heaps to do in any direction, Richmond really is a perfect base.

    Reviewed by Gus5.0Oct 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x doubles with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with gas fire .
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • 1 highchair and 1 travel cot are available if needed
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: No hen/stag or similar
  • Note: Care to be taken as two quite distinct steps between patio and grass area
  • Note: Property is situated next to the river, care to be taken
  • Please note: Bridgedown House is only able to accept week long bookings

The property

Settled in the charming town of Richmond in North Yorkshire is this fantastic stone-built cottage, Bridgedown House.

Set over two floors and sleeping up to eight guests, Bridgedown House is a fantastic pet-friendly dwelling for your next trip to Yorkshire, enjoying close proximity to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Banard Castle.

Arriving at the property you will find convenient off-road parking for three cars, before unloading your bags with ease and entering the property to begin your holiday.

Look forward to putting your feet up on the comfortable sofas in the living/dining room as you watch your favourite film on the Smart TV in front of the warmth of the gas fire.

Show-off your cooking skills in the well-equipped kitchen, before settling down in the dining room to tuck-in to your meal and discuss plans for the days ahead.

Completing the ground-floor is a cloakroom, perfect for a quick freshen up before setting out for the day.

As the evening grows darker, retire to the first floor where you will discover four tastefully decorated bedrooms, two doubles each with their own en-suite shower room, a double and a twin with en-suite bathroom, all ideal for preparing for the day in style whilst enjoying complete privacy.

Look forward to escaping with your favourite book with a hot soak in the bath, before joining your group for drinks in the delightful fully enclosed patio and lawned garden.

Get acquainted with your local surroundings with a stroll into your local town, where you will find the idyllic River Swale Waterfalls, which are surrounded by small parks and safe paddling areas.

The Richmondshire Museum filled with artefacts and memorabilia, The Station, a restaurant/bar with gallery, heritage centre and cinema set in an old station, perfect for a romantic evening.

Be sure to make a stop at Richmond Castle, which dates back to 1071, where you can take in the exceptional views over the dales and get involved with an interactive history exhibition.

Just a short drive away is the charming town of Leyburn, where you will find a wide variety of independent shops, cafes and pubs to suit all tastes and budgets.

Walkers will delight at the Leyburn Shawl, which offers fantastic views over the vibrant Wensleydale countryside, and as legend has it, is supposed to be the spot where Mary Queen of Scots dropped her shawl after she escaped from Bolton Castle.

Take the scenic drive to Barnard Castle, where you can explore the remarkable Bowes Museum which is home to a vast collection of relics, art and antiques, enjoy a walk through the lush Deepdale Nature Reserve, or delve into history at the ruins of the once imposing Barnard Castle with its arched 16th-century bridge.

For an idyllic escape to North Yorkshire, choose Bridgedown House.

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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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Please Note: Bridgedown House can only accept weekly bookings starting on a Friday.