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Easby Cottage

(Ref. 1096626)

Richmond, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property full of charm and character both inside and out."

    Spotlessly clean, very well equipped and very comfortable. With a very nice welcome pack left by the owner. Good enclosed garden for ' George' The dog. There is a a couple of very nice walking routes into Richmond which we found took about twenty five minutes to walk.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Well maintained especially the gardens. Great base for visiting other spectacular sights. Has everything one would need like home from home. Lovely welcome pack on arrival.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2024

  • "We have recently returned from a weeks stay in the lovely Easby Cottage."

    It really is home from home with a beautiful enclosed garden which our dog enjoyed. Everything needed and more was provided. The walks from the cottage were stunning, through the Abbey ruins, along the river Swale into Richmond. The owner Graham was abroad on holiday but kept in touch to make sure everything was OK for us. We highly recommend this Cottage and look forward to returning soon.

    Reviewed by Mavis5.0May 2024

  • "Just returned from a four night stay at Easby Cottage."

    The cottage is lovely, spacious, well maintained, warm and inviting. Every thing we could have needed was provided, it was just a shame the weather wasn’t warm enough for us to enjoy the garden. The surrounding area is stunning with the abbey ruins nearby and the potential for some beautiful walks. We had a slight problem with the boiler on our last day, we contacted Graham, the owner, who immediately came over and rectified the situation. I would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful cottage. .

    We are pleased that you enjoyed your time at Easby. Thank you again for being so understanding about the boiler problem that arose during your stay. Fortunately, I was able to get things sorted so that it didn’t affect your stay too much. Best wishes Graham Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley4.4May 2024

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage."

    Everything is spotless and it was kitted out with just about everything you would need. So much room . Ideally situated for touring the Dales and the rest of Yorkshire. Or for chill out days lots of walking direct from the cottage. Such a quiet location. Would recommend our best cottage so far and will visit again. The welcome pack was enormous goodies all from Yorkshire, We would give this holiday ten stars

    Thank you. The main thing is that you enjoyed your stay at Easby Cottage. Graham B Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you could wish for and perfect for the dog."

    Owner very helpful, thank you for the guided tour. Location great for walking into Richmond. We would definitively return.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2024

  • "A lovely large house and garden."

    Generous owners left lovely welcome basket of local products. Lots of space for us all and everything we needed was provided within the cottage. A short drive from Richmond and host provided parking permit so parking was easy. Enjoyable walk to Richmond too.

    Reviewed by Josie5.0Apr 2024

  • "Easby Cottage was a delightful home-from-home and not simply a holiday house!"

    It was well equipped and there was nothing we lacked. The spacious and comfortable house, along with it's situation in the peaceful hamlet, allowed our family to truly switch off and rest. We enjoyed playing croquet on the lawn and walks along the river but also found it a convenient base to explore Richmond and the Dales. The welcome treats (including for our dog!) from Graham and Jane were delicious and on the one occasion we needed their help with the house, they sorted the issue immediately. We'd definitely recommend Easby and would love to return!

    Reviewed by Natalie4.7Apr 2024

  • "Where do I start?"

    Easby was a home from home. We walked in and the atmosphere was there from the beginning. The welcome pack and our provisions enabled the first cuppa and biscuit. Personally enjoyed using the AGA type cooker. Everything the owner told us to do eg bin day was accurate. In brief the stay was an education (a library of interest) a visual beauty, a warm comfortable home. The area holds lots to do, and enables walking, be it muddy or lane walking. Definitely one to revisit!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2024

  • "It is a lovely property, great location, great bird life."

    Unfortunately there are some cleanliness issues. The kitchen surface had food waste left, and there were silver fish on surface. We had to move settee to find something and the dirt and debris was disgusting, obviously not been moved in a long long time. We have taken photographs would you wish to see them. There was also animal hair in one of the double beds that triggered an chest issue for my daughter.

    Thank you for your comments which we will pass on to our cleaner. We do allow our guests to bring a dog with them on their holiday so there is always a risk of some contamination of the cottage with a little dog hair although we try our best to clean thoroughly after every let. We are sorry that your daughter was unwell but perhaps for her health you would be better to avoid cottages where dogs are allowed in future? The sofas that you mentioned are extremely heavy and don’t get moved on a regular basis so we will do that in future. We ourselves have never seen silver fish in the cottage but the kitchen marble surface has a silver patina so might be a source of confusion? Easby Cottage is a large, nearly 300 year old property with an immaculate enclosed private garden and we endeavour to make it a welcoming environment for our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan3.1Mar 2024

  • "A beautiful and deceptively large cottage near the Abbey."

    The house was equipped to a high standard with everything you could possibly need! A welcome pack was gratefully received and full of treats! The beds were comfortable and all the linens were of a high quality. It is very near to Richmond and an easy walk into town. One of the reasons I chose the house was a downstairs bedroom for an older person but it was too far to the down stairs toilet and there were several steps to negotiate during the night!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay."

    The cottage itself is lovely - extremely comfortable, spacious and well-equipped. The garden is really gorgeous, if you’re lucky enough to have the weather to enjoy it then it is a wonderful place to kick back and relax. The location is very special, we loved having Easby Abbey on our doorstep and easy access to so many glorious walks and things to do. Graham was charming and helpful with his suggestions. The welcome pack was varied and generous. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We try to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, so we really appreciate a positive comment. It was a pleasure to host you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is really lovely had everything you needed lot's of space very comfortable one evening was a bit chilly so we lit the fire was just like being at home."

    Bed's are very comfortable had very good nights sleep love the garden my little dog Charlie could just go out on his own we injoyd the Abbey much bigger than it first looked would recommend this cottage very highly absolutely loved it

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Easby Cottage and hope you had a safe journey home Graham and Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our second time at this lovely property and won’t be our last!"

    It’s so warm and welcoming, with everything you could need for your stay. Very clean in the house and the garden is just beautiful. Also the best welcome pack we’ve ever had at a holiday rental. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Everything you need in the cottage, very dog friendly. The little tea shop over the bridge at Aysgarth fall is well worth a visit!

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2023

  • "We booked this property for the first time in 2022, booked again for 2023 and now have booked for 2024 ."

    ... we need say no more!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2023

  • "We where in love withe the place the minute we walked in."

    Realy felt at home. All rooms are very cosy and well equipped. Everything you need was there. And how lovely was the welcome package placed on the table by the owner!! Even a treat for the dog was enclosed. The owner welcomed us in person while doing a small repair when we arrived. We really apriciated this lovely cottage and the caring owner. We most definitely recommend this cottage!! Thank for providing us a the great feeling of being home!

    Reviewed by Tom4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Easby Cottage!"

    We were a party of 5 from Ottawa, Canada and Seattle, USA). This historic and tasteful property is a spacious 'home from home', with abundant modern conveniences and a large, beautiful and peaceful garden (we made use of the croquet set!) Thank you very much to the owners for the welcome items they provided in the kitchen, and also the advice of where to go in the local area. It was lovely to meet you! We loved Easby cottage because of its location: just steps to Easby Abbey, the river, and fields of sheep! Plus there were 3 different 20 minute-or-so walking routes into Richmond town centre (two via footpaths/bridleways, and one via the B road which has a pavement for pedestrians; the latter being the flattest route to the market square). One of our party ran also ran from the cottage up to Catterick via the cycleway. Two of us used the Richmond combined heritage ticket to visit the historic theatre, and the interesting and bigger-than-you-think local history museum; and we all had fun at Richmond castle (nice activities for the 9 year old in our party-her first castle!) Some of us like exploring the local byways so we walked up to the old race course common land above the town-great views (and marvelous for anyone with a dog!) Groceries we got locally in Richmond, or for greater variety at the vibrant Tesco superstore hub in Catterick. Further afield between us we went to York by train (from Darlington); Fountains Abbey and associated rare, historic gardens; Middleham Castle and pubs; Leyburn children's playground (great equipment for our 9 year old, plus picnic tables and wonderful views of Wensleydale.) We also drove to East Witton one day and took public footpaths with stepping stones across the River Ure to Middleham and back. Easby Cottage makes a perfect base for exploring this culturally rich and special area of Yorkshire, but is also perfectly relaxing for just hanging-out in! Very happy!

    Thank you for your lovely comments and we are so glad you had a wonderful holiday in North Yorkshire! We hope you had a good journey home to Canada and the US Jane and Graham Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage exceeded all expectations."

    We felt very lucky to stay in such a lovely house in the most romantic of settings.

    Dear Professor Thank you so much for your comment. We will pass it on to our housekeeper, who has been looking after the house in our absence abroad. She will be very appreciative. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jul 2023

  • "I was very disappointed that after reading previous reviews, I had to start and clean all the window sills that were dusty and full of cobwebs, please see photos."

    The house is large with a wonderful garden which is completely enclosed. Wi-Fi also excellent. I should hope now that future clients get what they pay for.

    Reviewed by Christine3.1Jun 2023

  • "This is a beautiful cottage and the garden is like a little slice of paradise!"

    The area around the cottage is quiet and peaceful and full of history. We loved the walk along the Swale River into Richmond. The cottage itself offered everything one needed. We will definitely return one day!

    Thank you for your lovely comment and we look forward to welcoming you back to our cottage Graham and Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Jun 2023

  • "Cottage, weather, scenery scored 100% in terms of meeting everything we wanted from our stay."

    Of all the cottages booked through Sykes this has been the best choice ever. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a base for the Dales. Our thanks to Graham and Jane for the perfect holiday June, Ros and Clare

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at the cottage as much as we enjoy being able to share it with visitors who love the area as much as we do - Graham and Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by June5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely holiday home equipped with everything you need."

    The welcome hamper was such a warm welcome too. We would definitely recommend and stay here if we return to Richmond again.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely stay at Easby cottage, fantastic quiet location but with Richmond a 20 minute stroll along the river."

    Accomodation lovely and homely, country house style with lots of extras like kitchen foil, vinegar etc thought about, which makes the difference.Garden was also secure for the dog, and a good size.Both us and our collie loved staying there, with some great walks, both from straight from the cottage or a short drive away in the Dales.

    Thank you so much. Your positive feedback means a lot. Graham and Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "We felt at home as soon as we walked through the door of Easby Cottage."

    It is a delightful cottage with comfy beds and equipped with everything you need. The location is within easy walking distance of Richmond, which was handy especially when we were snowed in. Would love to return one day and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Marjorie5.0Mar 2023

  • "We were delighted with this most beautiful cottage ."

    The cottage is huge,the area is beautiful, the walks were amazing ..Really enjoyed the pre Christmas break ,the whole experience was so relaxing ..Was trimmed up with the most beautiful Christmas tree and a gorgeous hamper was awaiting on arrival ....I could have stayed there forever ..

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Dec 2022

  • "The house is wonderful in every respect: the beauty and peacefulness of the location; space and comfort of the accommodation; tastefulness and standard of the fittings and decor; and the general feeling of being in a house that manages to be elegant and impressive, yet simultaneously very warm, comfortable and relaxing."

    Easby Cottage is evidently a much-loved family home and it feels welcoming from the moment you arrive. From the grand and luxurious surroundings of the living room to the terrifically equipped and homely kitchen/dining area. There isn't a single thing we could fault or would wish to be changed. We visited in autumn when the well-tended garden still looks full of life and interest and surrounding mature trees turning to wonderful, rich shades. We imagine that Easby Cottage is a delight at any season and we hope to return many times!

    Thank you so much for your very warm feedback. We love Easby as much as you seemed to. Thank you, also, for leaving the house in such a pristine state. We look forward to seeing you again, perhaps at a different time of year. Our pleasure to host your family. Graham Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Oct 2022

  • "A beautiful house in a lovely setting."

    Well prepared for our arrival. Clean and well maintained. A lovely welcome hamper was a nice touch. Plenty of towels and bedding. Large rooms and plenty of space for guests. Lots of local walks, the town of Richmond is well worth a visit. Would be very happy to go again and definitely recommend this lovely house to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Pauleen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely old cottage-full of character."

    Beautiful garden-well maintained. Village of Easby has all the charm of a Dales village, with the added attraction of the wonderful ruins of the Abbey a short walk away-not forgetting the medieval church of St. Agatha, with it's restored wall paintings. Richmond town was a revelation and only a 1.5 mile walk away. No shop in Easby, but lots of shops (many independent) in Richmond to chose from. The cottage had all facilities we needed and there is nothing else I would want to be added. The welcome pack was an added bonus. The owners provide extensive information and maps about the area.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really cosy, spacious and well equipped house with a beautiful secluded garden."

    Half hour brisk walk past Easby Abbey to Richmond which is a delightful town.

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. It is a great walk into town and we also love Richmond. Thank you for your helpful ‘to do’ prompts, which I have acted on. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely spacious property with a delightful and private garden."

    Absolutely stunning weather throughout our stay, so spent a lot of time outside. Cottage was spacious and everything thought of. Steps between rooms on ground floor not mentioned, did not cause my parents a problem, but perhaps need mentioning. Otherwise an excellent and comfortable week spent near Richmond. For us, it was familiar territory having lived near Barnard Castle many years ago.

    Reviewed by Katharine4.7Aug 2022

  • "As a new property it had everything you could possibly want, lovely garden to sit in as well as the areas in the property inside."

    Only comment is that I felt that although I can accept a freezer in the utility room I felt that the fridge should have been in the pantry but on the positive side I managed to get my steps in going for the milk !!

    Hello Linda We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Easby is a lovely spot. It is our first season and we are pleased to get advice/suggestions from guests. I will be getting a fridge for the pantry on my return from the USA to save the walk to the utility room for milk. Jane, my partner, feels the same as you! The dishwasher door was just catching on the lintel below the door, that had somehow come loose from its bracket. It is now fixed. Graham Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Jul 2022

  • "This is a BEAUTIFUL cottage with a glorious garden in fabulous surroundings."

    We really enjoyed our stay. Knowing that feedback is important and notwithstanding the above there are a couple of points. I wonder if it can be made known to potential guests that the quirkiness of the cottage means that the ground floor is not level throughout. There is only mention of the steps for the upstairs twin room but at night from the ground floor bedroom in order to access the downstairs toilet one must pass through 5 rooms on 3 different levels...they are only single steps but they caught us out on more than one occasion and our youngster also tripped on the shallow steps. A family with elderly relatives may think that a downstairs bedroom with a downstairs toilet would present no challenges but I think this might. The kitchen equipment was fabulous and plentiful (wondered whether the fridge freezer could be moved to replace the shelving in the pantry so that it is more accessible as it is currently quite some distance away from the working area in the kitchen) We hit the record temperature week (!) and noticed that we couldn't open the french doors in the main lounge and the rod for opening the various Velux windows was a challenge that we couldn't master but the ultra thick walls of the property served us well in the heat. Special thanks to Jack for his understanding. It definitely feels like a 'home' and our 3 generation family thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our comments are observations- not criticism or complaint.

    Thank you for your very helpful comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Easby, despite the very hot weather. We will see what further improvements we can make based on your suggestions. It is our first season renting out the property and we are still on a learning curve. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.1Jul 2022

  • "Charming accommodation in a beautiful rural setting."

    Ideal for a family holiday and with a dogproof garden. Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Angie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Such a beautiful house with lots of character in a beautiful setting."

    Well appointed and a wonderful welcome package. We will definitely be staying there again.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2022

  • "Easby Cottage is a lovely property with a beautiful garden, in a very picturesque and peaceful setting."

    The cottage is very spacious and comfortable with lots of lovely things. The kitchen was very well equipped, the beds were comfortable and the shower in the upstairs main bathroom was very good (we didn’t use the ensuite). The welcome pack was very generous and well received and there was even a bag of treats for our dog. Unlike some cottages there were plenty of additional heaters in case it was chilly, which it wasn’t, and there was also a good supply of extra towels which was appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed the cottage, both inside and out and the short walk down to the Abbey was very pleasant. We would definitely stay there again and would recommend.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. The main thing, however, is that you enjoyed your stay. We shared the feedback with our house manager because she has done/is doing all the hard work to prepare for guests while we are away on holiday. We are also pleased that you share our love of the cottage, its setting and the location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Jun 2022

  • "A truly excellent cottage that goes above and beyond for all anyone could want, quality throughout, with amazing attention to detail."

    I would definitely consider going again, the situ is perfect. being ideal country living yet perfectly positioned to visit many parts of the dales and surrounding areas. Comfortable and very spacious, (huge rooms, but very cosy) could not praise this property high enough and am already seeing if i can get back in the winter. Richmond is but a 1.5 mile stroll away on more or less a flat path passing the Abby ruins and a walkway popular with locals, those who do not wish to drive all the time, will find a very efficient taxi service (£6 to local pub or town anytime). Immaculate throughout. Friendly and helpful neighbours who came in to check on us when we had a brief power outage, but otherwise we were unaware of them. It is a cottage that everyone who ever wanted a country cottage would want to own, presented in first class condition, with every detail, including hairdryers and bowls for 4 legged friend being thought of. Was reluctant to give highest praise, in case i could not get in again, but credit where it is due, top marks all round.

    Thank you so much, for your positive feedback. We are delighted that you and your family had such a good stay. We also agree that we have very helpful neighbours. I have passed on your comments to them. Easby is a great location for human and canine visitors and it sounds as if you managed to explore some of the attractions that Richmond and the Dales have to offer. We would, of course, be delighted if you were able to come back sometime! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2022

  • "On arrival we had to clean the kitchen surfaces and all window ledges."

    the bin needs replacing!! there was dust and dirt in every corner and on all beams. I only opened the oven door once and closed it - needs a deep clean. It was a real shame as the cottage is in a beautiful setting and the garden was immaculate. The owners have really nice things in there home, but it needs to be cleared out if it is going to be a rental property (beautiful china and accumulated kitchen clutter needs to go). I am really sorry to complain like this but with a few adjustments this could be an idyllic spot to discover the dales. we did enjoy our holiday get together with the family . We took photos of the faults if the owner would like them. Ann wright.

    We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. It is a beautiful, large period cottage that we have just begun to rent out. It definitely is also in a lovely location and a superb base from which to explore the Dales, as you comment. We have been able to inspect the property ourselves since you left and have assessed your concerns with our cleaner. Where we agree, we have made suggestions to her/taken action. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hugh3.4May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Very homely. It was lovely to have the opportunity to stay in a well loved home. Lots of books, games and OS maps plus parking passes for the local town provided together with good housekeeping instructions. We knew before we arrived that there was an issue with the heating system but there was ample coal and logs to use on a lovely open fire. Hot water supplied by immersion heater so again no significant problem. The plumber came whilst we were there but could not complete the repair. However the only room that was really cold was the bedroom off the sitting room. The welcome pack was exceptional. We all enjoyed our stay at Easby Cottage. Thank you.

    We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay, despite the unexpected, last minute problem with the central heating pump. The heating engineer has now been back to complete the repairs, such that the radiators in all the rooms are once again working. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.8Apr 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with basin, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x twin with basin and en-suite walk-in shower and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with AGA
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with AGA and 2 x woodburning stoves
  • AGA range, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer
  • TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stoves
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed side garden with lawn and furniture
  • This is a child friendly property
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: There are steps down to the twin room, please take care

The property

Settled on the outskirts of Richmond, Swaledale, near Easby Hall and Abbey is this charming, end terrace holiday home of Easby Cottage.

Dating back to the early 18th Century, Easby Cottage boasts charm and character throughout, making for a wonderful base for a family of six's getaway to this part of Yorkshire.

Four handy off-road spaces greet you on arrival, before soaking up the delightful surroundings and exterior of the abode.

Make your way inside to be welcomed by an entrance room, where you can hang up your coats and take off your boots.

Progress to the farmhouse-style kitchen/diner, where a toasty AGA range can be found, along with everything you need to fix up mouthwatering meals, including a spacious larder.

Once these meals have been made, enjoy them as a light bite at the space's dining table, or take them through to the formal dining room for a sit-down affair below the rustic, exposed beams.

After dinner, make your way into one of the sitting rooms; in the snug, you can enjoy the warm glow of a woodburning stove, along with further exposed beams and a selection of books and games to keep you occupied.

Move across the parquet flooring and into another welcoming sitting room, where vaulted ceilings and velux windows give the space a light and convivial feel, making for the perfect area for you to enjoy quality time with the family; a TV and another woodburning stove can be located here.

As the day winds to a close, make your way into the utility, where you can throw any old clothing into the washing machine, before freshening up in the nearby cloakroom.

When sleep calls, catch your rest in one of the three fabulous bedrooms, with the first of these being a ground-floor double enjoying ample storage and French doors giving direct access to the garden.

Climb the stairs to find the latter two bedrooms, a double and a twin, both of which enjoy basins and iron bedframes, whilst the twin boasts access to an en-suite shower room.

Further along the landing lies the spacious bathroom, where both a bath and a walk-in shower can be found.

A highlight of the property has to be its garden, a spot enjoying luscious lawns for your canine companion to rest on whilst you enjoy some alfresco dining on the seating.

Get to know your surroundings by exploring the adjacent ruins of Easby Abbey, before embarking on the public footpath along the River Swale to the heart of Richmond, where Richmond Castle, the River Swale waterfall and the marvellous Station attraction await.

The Station offers three cinemas reachable via a scenic walking route from Easby Cottage, along with a beautifully restored Georgian Theatre and a range of Festivals, such as the famous Swaledale Arts Festival and the Walking and Book Festival.

Richmond has a range of interesting museums, such as The Green Howards Museum and the Richmondshire Museum, plus a Golf Course and swimming pool; something to suit all tastes and ages!

Richmond is the gateway to Swaledale and other beautiful northern Dales in the National Park such as Wensleydale and Coverdale.

The Yorkshire Dales are full of beautiful villages, such as Reeth, Gunnerside and Hawes, which make for perfect days out; find a full range of scenic walks to suit all levels of fitness, intersecting with the Coast to Coast route, the Pennine Way and the Dales Way.

You'll find a range of walking maps stored in the cottage and space for secure bike storage, with the Dales being perfect for cycling holidays; Swaledale even hosted the Grand Départ of the Tour de France!

Spend the day in Barnard Castle, where the renowned ruins of the castle itself are waiting to be uncovered, along with the iconic Bowes Museum and Barnard Castle Golf Club.

The delights of Northallerton and Darlington also aren't far, whilst the North York Moors National Park is within reach and offers even more outdoor activities.

Choose Easby Cottage for a blissful break in Swaledale.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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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