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9 Tower Street

(Ref. 931941)

Richmond, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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70 Customer Reviews

  • "This property was exactly what we saw in the photos."

    The location was perfect, the town of Richmond was beautiful and the cottage felt like home. The kitchen was very well equipped, even better than expected.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2024

  • "Outstanding cottage with all the amenities and utensils you could possibly meed and more."

    Attention to detail was amazing from the quality of linen to little extras in kitchen- everything was thought of. 2 mins walk to shops/restaurants Would be ideal in winter as a cosy stay. We had to cut our stay short just to an accident but would go back again. Cottage has character and charm and hosts were very helpful following accident.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jul 2024

  • "Lovely quirky cottage, very clean and comfortable."

    Close to town centre and market place, ideally situated. Would be an improvement with a handrail to upper stairs otherwise no complaints whatsoever.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7Jun 2024

  • "Excellent all-round."

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely house in an excellent location."

    What could you ask more for than a castle view

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2024

  • "We enjoyed our stay at 9 Tower Street immensely."

    The cottage was spacious, very clean, extremely well-equipped and situated close to the Market Place and all the facilities of Richmond. We will definitely book this cottage again. Many thanks Susan and Rob

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Fantastic cottage in the heart of Richmond."

    Warm, comfortable and well equipped. Extremely quiet. Numerous parking options nearby both free and chargeable. Will be using again in the future and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Mar 2024

  • "Great accommodation in a great location only 2 mins walk from the heart of Richmond."

    Great walks, loads of shops and pubs and everything else you need to be self contained in the heart of this beautiful market town. We will be back.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "9 Tower Street is a charming cottage and so well located to explore the quaint town of Richmond."

    I have stayed in many self-catering cottages with my dog over the years, and this cottage has the best equipped kitchen ever. No detail has been overlooked. We really enjoyed our stay. and I look forward to returning on our next Yorkshire holiday.

    Reviewed by Stacy N5.0Jan 2024

  • "The cottage was pristine and very well equipped."

    The kitchen especially had a welcome array of utensils, crockery etc often lacking in holiday properties. The only negative was the super king size bed was extremely hard and therefore rather uncomfortable. However, it is still a beautiful cottage, well cared for, in an enviable location and we hope to return ( possibly with a mattress topper!)

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jan 2024

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a perfect location - on the doorstep of all Richmond has to offer whilst being down a peaceful cobbled lane."

    My family really enjoyed our holiday there, and we greatly appreciated all the thoughtful touches left by the owners, thank you!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage couldn't fault it"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fabulous stay."

    Perfect, central location. Really warm and cosy and had everything we needed. We didn't want to leave and will definitely go back!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2023

  • "Our only issue was with the low doorways."

    .as 3 out of 4 of us were 6ft 5 and yellow warning signs but just be a reminder..I banged my head and nearly knocked myself out..the zip link mattress was very uncomfortable and pillows empty and perhaps need renewing..I suppose centuries ago..people were probably no taller than 5ft 6 or less hence our short friend just laughed.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great location with access to lots of pubs, takeaways and shops."

    House itself is very comfortable and clean. Beds are very good and the kitchen is well equipped with everything you want for a holiday. Can’t recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property with everything you need and location is fantastic."

    Really comfortable beds and kids loved the giant map on landing wall! Easy enough to pull up close to unload car and then Parking for £15 a week in a car park only 5 minutes walk away. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2023

  • "Another great holiday kin a beautiful cottage - we could not recommend this property more highly!"

    We’ll be back!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Feb 2023

  • "9 Tower Street was absolutly perfect in every way, very well equipped and one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in."

    Great decor, especially the large wallpaper map of Richmond! So quiet and peaceful and just off the Market Square so minutes from all amenities with a good selection of restaurants, Asian or otherwise. Cannot fault it in any way and we hope we can return one day as we love the Yorkshire countryside.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Jan 2023

  • "This was a last minute booking for Christmas and we were very pleased with our choice."

    Tucked away down a cobbled street just off the Market Square it proved to be a quiet cosy and very comfortable cottage which was exceedingly well equipped. The central location more than made up for the parking limitations. Some lovely walks into the countryside from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Anne-marie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Our 3rd time at this cottage, a wonderful cottage in an excellent location."

    Warm and well equiped just a minute from main square with its numerous pubs and restaurants.Although the long term parking is located 10 minutes walk away, you can unload outside the cottage and free 2 hour parking is available in the main square.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Nov 2022

  • "This was a lovely, comfortable cottage."

    Well thought out and equipped with everything we need.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2022

  • "A fabulous cottage in a great place to explore the Yorkshire Dales."

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2022

  • "Our second stay here, a very nice well located cottage."

    Very clean and very close to town square.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Aug 2022

  • "Generally very good, only complaint is that the fridge is far too small to accommodate food and drink for five people and the glass and crockery supplied is only just adequate."

    Also, on the website there is a photo of a bistro table and chairs in the yard, implying it is a usable outside space. Not only was the table not there but the yard is a dank, unpleasant area you wouldn't want to sit in anyway. I feel that it should be made absolutely clear in the description that there is no outside space in which to sit and that is the reason we would not book the cottage again.

    Reviewed by Claire4.1Jul 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage in the centre of town with an outside area."

    Good sized bedrooms and large kitchen. Very close to restaurants and pubs just a few minutes walk to the market square.

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a superb stay in the cottage, my only comment is that a vacuum cleaner would have been useful because we had a dog."

    Otherwise perfect.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay."

    The house is in immaculate condition with everything you need for a home from home. I would recommend this accomodation very highly and we definitely will be coming back.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic accommodation perfectly placed in the centre of Richmond, just below the castle."

    The owner has taken a great deal of effort in making the house comfortable and attractive. We would thoroughly recommend 9 Tower Street for a stay.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was exceptionally clean, well maintained and finished to a high standard, having everything we needed for a great week away."

    We would certainly recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by A5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cottage was full of lovely little touches; pieces of art, architectural details, picturesque street as well"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Well equipped comfortable cottage right in the centre of Richmond."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage very close to the amenities the parking for the car was a bit of ..."

    Lovely cottage very close to the amenities the parking for the car was a bit of a problem but other than that a great place to stay

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Aug 2021

  • "Problem with time given to check in which meant we were hanging around Richmond for an hour before we could actually get into cottage."

    Because of this we had to then cancel all our plans which we had made for the evening . Not a good start to our holiday. Cottage was very clean but needed some refreshing in parts. Felt quite damp in places . We were a party of 3 adults and 2 children and fitted in fine but not a lot of room.We were aware there was no garden but the small courtyard was very unkempt and so we didn’t use that at all. We feel it should be emphasised that it is only suitable as an alternative entrance/exit.

    Reviewed by Janet4.1Aug 2021

  • "It is a lovely property in a great location."

    Everything you could need and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.4Jul 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean, fab location and very well equipped."

    If we are ever in Richmond again, we will definitely be staying here.

    Reviewed by C5.0Jun 2021

  • "Brilliant position on lovely little street so close to town and castle and river."

    We took out £15 parking ticket for the week so didn’t need to keep moving car around, which worked well for us. Great to have cycle storage with wonderful, if hilly !! rides all around. House spacious and comfortable but problem with shower control which was a problem for us but was reported. All credit to the cleaners as house was spotless and Covid compliant. It felt that some aspects of the house needed a bit of a refresh and upgrade but beds large and comfortable and overall we had a lovely stay in this super town with easy access to Reeth, Leyburn and even the sea if need a change from the beautiful dales.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4May 2021

  • "Thank you Stuart and Ruth for allowing us to stay at short notice when our rental fell through."

    Wow, what a fabulous cottage. We were pleasantly surprised with how amazing this stay has been, a real home away from home. Perfect location with the market square a short walk away or the beautiful river and castle. The cottage provides peace and tranquility and is the ultimate stay for relaxation. Although this was not a holiday for us, we will definitely be coming to stay again especially with such wonderful hosts

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Richmond, in this quaint wee cottage."

    It was so handy for walking to the town which is a lovely place. The parking can be a bit tricky at times but we managed to deal with it. Richmond is lovely and has all your shopping needs right at hand. For coffee we recommend Mocha on the Market Place. The pies from the Noted Pie Shop lived up to their reputation too! We had the most delicious Sunday roast beef lunch in The Fleece and highly recommend going there, even for a drink. We also ate in La Piazza Italian restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you enjoy walking please try some of the recommended walks as they are lovely. The gentleman in the Tourist Information office was extremely helpful giving us advise etc. Also pay a visit to The Station , it’s amazing! We had ice cream there, coffee, shopped in the gift shop and even saw a film in the cinema! All excellent! Also explore the towns and villages round about, they are all so lovely. The cottage itself was excellent. Everything you need and very quiet as it is down a gorgeous wee cobbled street with no traffic. In one minute you’re at the castle and the Market Place. All in all a very enjoyable holiday. Thank you

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location and considering all of the restrictions and changes due to covid the cottage was well adapted and we didn't feel compromised at all."

    Reviewed by D5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage set right near the main market square, really handy for all the local pubs and restaurants."

    Close to the river and castle for walks, found some fab restaurants such as la piazza Italian and Amontola Indian, food was fantastic. Would recommend Richmond and the cottage was lovely and homely.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.1Jul 2020

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage within easy walking distance of this beautiful market town."

    Everything we needed was provided. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jul 2020

  • "The shower is very difficult to get to a bearable temperature."

    Should have better instructions.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jul 2020

  • "Such a lovely cosy comfortable cottage and so close to all amenities."

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jan 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, felt at home as soon as we walked through the door, every little detail has been well thought of."

    Richmond is a lovely town, lots to do and plenty of places to eat and drink, we were made very welcome as was our dog.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Nov 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    The cottage was cosy, warm and clean. Everything had been thought about to make it a home from home. Lots of fluffy white towels, toilet paper, dishwasher tablets, tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits. A lovely touch was finding a pint of milk in the fridge. We loved how close it was to all amenities in Richmond, located on a quiet little street just tucked away from the busy market square.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2019

  • "This was our second stay , this year in this beautiful cottage."

    We really enjoyed our stay and find the cottage so cosy with everything we need for an enjoyable holiday. It's location is perfect and although it's just off the market place there is very little noise on a night. The cottage is clean and tidy with all the mod cons. Will definitely consider this cottage the next time we come to Richmond.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Sep 2019

  • "A very quaint cottage."

    The pictures are an accurate representation. The details we received both before the holiday started and the in house information pack on arrival were accurate and easy to follow. It has a lovely fully equipped kitchen, although we made use of the many restaurants and takeaways during our stay! Everything was clean and comfy and we would strongly recommend this centrally located holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Aug 2019

  • "Third time visiting this lovely little cottage in the fantastic town of Richmond, and it certainly wont be the last!"

    cant recommend it enough. Thanks again for your hospitality

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful house ideally located couldn’t fault it"

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very well kitted out cottage in very handy position our only comment would be ..."

    Very well kitted out cottage in very handy position our only comment would be the stairs are very steep if you have older persons with you Stay was very enjoyable and would recomend

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2019

  • "Had a lovely break and were so pleased to find this cottage was available last minute - when we arrived we all agreed it was actually better than we had expected it to be!"

    It’s a large space and was spotlessly clean. Everything inside is such good quality including the beds and towels etc - so comfortable we didn’t want to leave!! The location is perfect for the town and surrounding area, car parking is just near the castle up the road or in the market square a few minutes away. We went to the Mocha coffee shop in the square and thought the coffee and chocolates were amazing. We also loved the antique shop down the road from the Mocha coffee shop, there is also an award winning garden to visit just around the corner which is certainly worth the trip. It’s called Millgate House and is simply stunning. Would recommend Alessandro’s Sicillian for a meal out (amazing steak) and a trip to the nearby waterfalls at Aysgarth is worth the 20 min car journey. All in all, a very special place and the perfect holiday cottage to see it from.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2019

  • "Beautiful, comfortable and peaceful cottage in a perfect location."

    We had a wonderful time in and aroun Richmond.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was ideally located, just off the main market square but thanks to having secondary glazing was so quiet and peaceful."

    The cottage itself was immaculate and cosy. It was a real home from home and everything from the large comfortable sofa to the huge luxurious bed and the hot powerful shower made our stay so pleasurable. Thanks for a great holiday, we'll definitely be back soon.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was well presented with lots of little comforts such as milk in ..."

    The cottage was well presented with lots of little comforts such as milk in fridge, loo rolls and kitchen roll, washing up cloths etc etc, all contributing to a stress free stay in a great central location

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful & very comfortable cottage in easy walking distance of the town center & surrounding walks."

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a lovely time in a lovely cottage which was well equipped"

    Reviewed by Geoff4.7Mar 2019

  • "A cosy and comfortable cottage with excellent facilities and equipment,the ..."

    A cosy and comfortable cottage with excellent facilities and equipment,the location was superb being in a very quiet street but within a minute of the centre of Richmond and only a few minutes from the River Swale which provided some wonderful walks, all combined to make a memorable holiday

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2019

  • "This cottage was one of the best we’ve stayed in."

    It was warm, comfortable and spotlessly clean with all the facilities you’d expect plus more, it was also in a perfect location. We are already looking to book again soon.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Feb 2019

  • "Would definitely book this cottage again if going to Richmond and Sykes Cottages ..."

    Would definitely book this cottage again if going to Richmond and Sykes Cottages is the first place I start looking for accomodation anywhere in the UK

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Dec 2018

  • "Great location and a beautiful well equipped cottage"

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Nov 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely town."

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Oct 2018

  • "The holiday was excellent - just what we needed."

    A beautiful cottage in a very peaceful yet central area of Richmond. We've not stayed in, or been to Richmond before - but we will certainly be returning, and hopefully staying in the same cottage. Wife, children and the dog all loved it. Only thing to highlight is that there isn't dedicated parking - it wasn't a problem, but thought it worth noting.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2018

  • "A lovely cosy cottage and beautifully decorated."

    The bedding was fresh and the cottage very clean. The kitchen had every mod con you could think of. The only minor gripe was the smell of coal in the back bedroom. We will certainly look out for the availability of this place for our next visit to Richmond.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2018

  • "Only thing missing is a make up mirror"

    Reviewed by Fergus5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location, have to say the owners have thought of everything to make your stay perfect, will definitely stay there again."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2018

  • "What a lovely little cottage."

    Perfect location in the quiet back streets of Richmonds town centre. Found a little gem and would love to go back

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was easy to find, as it was close to the market square."

    It had a great ambience, was very comfortable, and despite being near a number of pubs still felt quiet. The welcome pack was very much appreciated, as was the selection of information leaflets provided. The cottage also has both good parking facilities and bus stops nearby, making transport around the local area easy.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2018

  • "Sykes Cottages sends far too many e mails."

    I am aware of what you do and I finds the relentless bombardment intrusive. Please stop.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jun 2018

  • "Great Location of cottage to the centre and also for getting around Plenty to see and do."

    Cottage itself was ideal for what we needed, a good size and clean-would definitely recommend and use again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2018

  • "A frankly wonderfully presented cottage in a great location."

    Absolutely loved it.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2017

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin upon request), 1 x king-size double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Lower ground floor cloakroom/laundry area with WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, BluRay/DVD, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed rear yard
  • Parking in surrounding area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

The property

Over 200 years old, this characterful Grade 2 listed terraced cottage is centrally located in the town of Richmond.

The cottage is full of charm with quirky rooms and period features and is in close proximity to the vibrant market square.

Set over three floors, the upstairs provides two inviting double bedrooms and third single bedroom, ideal for families or couples.

On entering the cottage there is a small entrance hall to store coats and shoes, which then takes you through the double doors into the generously sized sitting and dining room.

The sitting room is home to a wood burning stove and exposed ceiling beams that set for a cosy evening relaxing in the comfortable sofa.

The dining area has ample space to seat up to six people.The modern kitchen features a modern induction hob, oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and microwave as well as well-stocked kitchen ideal for cooking a family meal.

The first floor is home to a king-size double bedroom, boasting neutral décor and matching oak furniture, along with delightful countryside views.

The super-king size double bedroom is decorated to a similar standard with original fireplace.

This room can also be reconfigured as a generous twin bedroom.

For the children or extra guests, the single bedroom is a relaxing place to unwind and simply cosy up and admire the views of the castle before you sleep.

On the landing you will find a large floor-to-ceiling map of the area, ideal for planning your adventures for the week.

The cottage boasts a lovely family bathroom with extra-wide bath with shower and views across the rooftops of Richmond.

The lower ground floor boasts an additional toilet as well as secure storage space ideal for keeping cycles secure during your stay.

The lower ground floor can also be accessed by the back door through the paved yard, which has direct access onto a footpath at the back of the cottage.

Wander into Richmond when you find the time, with wonderful adventures to be enjoyed such as the Castle Walk, or a stroll alongside the River Swale where there are parks, safe paddling areas and small waterfalls to visit. A weekly market and the selection of shops, pubs and restaurants are not to be missed.

The area has something for everyone along with an outstanding holiday providing a perfect combination for a memorable holiday.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas