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2 The Bar

Richmond, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 954565)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mr Amery

    “The cottage was a very high ...”

    The cottage was a very high standard and we were impressed with the attention to detail and the the standard of facilities and equipment. ...

    The cottage was a very high standard and we were impressed with the attention to detail and the the standard of facilities and equipment. The cottage is very well equipped and provided for all our needs and expectations. The cottage was cosy and ideal for relaxing evenings. The bedroom large and comfortable and the beds gave us a good nights sleep. Heating and hot water system very efficient and the bathroom facilities a luxury. Very nice welcome pack which was appreciated. Richmond is a gem of a place with plenty to do. The people are so friendly and we had many random chats. The cottage is ideally placed near the centre of town with ready access to: shops, places of interests and very good places to eat. Richmond castle is worth a visit. A must is a tour of the theatre. The tour lasts approximately an hour, is full of interesting history and gives the opportunity to go backstage. We ate at:The Kings Head, New Treasure Garden and Alessandros. At all three the food was excellent. Wonderful coffee and chocolates at Mocha. Quality pies at: The Noted Pie Shop and superb quiches and salads from the Angel Share Bakery. On the last day of the holiday we enjoyed a very good breakfast at the newly opened Fleece. If you like beer and cider try the Richmond Brewery at the Station. We drive an Audi Q2 and we could not park at the cottage and ended up parking at The Green. We think that parking at the cottage is only available to people with a smaller car. However, you can get a £15 weekly permit to use the pay and display car parks which are not far away. We had a superb holiday and certainly we will be back again.


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A delightful end-terrace stone-built cottage in the popular Yorkshire Dales market town of Richmond.

The cottage enjoys an enviable location, just off the main street, down an enchanting cobbled street, a stone’s throw from the historic castle ruins, making it a great place for a family holiday or get-together with a small group of friends.

Full of character throughout, the cottage has been tastefully renovated to provide modern comfort whilst retaining the charm of the traditional building.

You enter into the spacious sitting room with plenty of comfy sofas and a welcoming woodburner, making it a great place to relax after a full day out and about exploring the area.

There is a well-equipped kitchen with a large dining table; a great social space to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

There are two well-presented bedrooms upstairs which have all been furnished to a high standard with a family bathroom also.

To the outside is a large patio garden with a lovely seating area to enjoy some alfresco dining or a relax with something chilled.

A short walk takes guests into the lovely old town centre with a huge cobbled town square surrounded by shops, pubs, cafes, tearooms and restaurants.

There are weekly markets as well as a monthly farmers’ market held in the market square.

Richmond is also well known for its fascinating Norman castle, where walks along the castle walls and down to the River Swale can be enjoyed.

Nearby you will find popular towns and villages such as Reeth, Middleham and Hawes among the stunning local countryside, providing glorious places to head to for a refreshing drink and bite to eat after an enjoyable walk.

With Swaledale and the Yorkshire Dales on the doorstep, this cottage makes for a superb holiday base in an enchanting location, all year round.


Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x king-size double. Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area (seats 6). Utility. Sitting room with woodburner.


  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Parking is on a steep slope and is narrow
  • Enclosed patio garden with furniture and chiminea
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk

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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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