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Castle View

Richmond, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1051013)


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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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7 Customer Review(s)

  • “A very comfortable and well equipped house with everything as described.”

    The owners were available for minor queries and responded very quickly. Would highly recommend

    The owners were available for minor queries and responded very quickly. Would highly recommend

    - Melanie, October 2021

The property

Resting right in the centre of the bustling town of Richmond, within walking distance of a host of amenities and the River Swale, is Castle View, a delightful Georgian Townhouse resting on the fringes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, ideal for a couple, family or small group wanting to explore the picturesque North Yorkshire countryside.

After a leisurely stroll along the River Swale, make your way back to this cosy bolt hole just off the market place; Surprisingly spacious with two double bedrooms, this could be your perfect escape for a long weekend, a week or couple of weeks, a perfect base from which to discover Richmond and the beautiful countryside in the surrounding Dales.

This property is beautifully decorated in keeping with the Georgian style, it boasts sumptuous furnishings, antique furniture and local artwork, truly a delightful place to stay.

Enter the property to discover a cosy, well-equipped kitchen, with wooden flooring, shaker style kitchen units and a wonderful SMEG fridge/freezer, offering a good space to create delicious home-cooked meals, as well as a small dining area with a window seat.

You will find a larger dining table in the living/dining room, the perfect space to enjoy meals together as you make plans for the days ahead; This inviting space is bright and airy, boasting views of the castle and town, with a stunning original feature fireplace and a large corner sofa to relax on at the end of a long and busy day, enjoying a cosy night in.

When sleep is calling, take your pick of two generously sized bedrooms catering for all, a first floor bedroom with a zip/link bed (either twin beds or king size bed), and a second-floor master bedroom with king-size bed and a large smart TV.

The second floor also hosts the family bathroom suite, which offers a shower over a roll top bath - enjoy the luxury of a long soak or a quick shower to get out exploring.

You can begin your mornings outside at the small bistro table with a refreshing cup of coffee and views across to Culloden Tower and the rolling hills of the Dales, before pulling on your coats and shoes to go off exploring.

Walk the ancient cobbled streets in the bustling town centre to find a host of independent shops, supermarkets, pubs, bars and plenty of restaurants, as well as remarkable Georgian architecture and Richmond Market Place - a vital piece of the town's heritage dating back to the 12th century, where you can enjoy art, shopping and food.

For a cultural experience, head to the commanding castle, which stands in an elevated position overlooking the River Swale (and can be seen from the cottage as only a couple hundred yards away) which runs through the town, visit Richmondshire Museum, enjoy a film at the unique Station cinema and catch a performance at the Georgian Theatre Royal.

Take advantage of your location on the fringes of the Yorkshire Dales, which boasts scenic walking trails, walks along the river, Easby Abbey, numerous cycle routes and opportunities to see rare wildlife.

Find an array of delicious local cheeses at the Wensleydale Creamery and visit the breath-taking 100ft waterfall at Hardraw Force and the labyrinth of tunnels and chambers at the Forbidden Corner, which rests within four acres of gardens.

Nearby are the idyllic villages of Middleham, Reeth, Leyburn and Hawes, all of which are worth spending an afternoon exploring.

Travelling up through the Dales there are also a plethora of quaint villages and interesting stop off points along the way.

Castle View is a fantastic base from which to explore North Yorkshire.


  • Georgian cottage over 2 floors
  • Kitchen (first-floor) well equipped with electric oven and hob, SMEG fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine (with supply of pods), small table, window seat, half stairway to
  • Living/dining room (first-floor) with table and chairs for 4, large comfy corner sofa, original fireplace, selection of books & games, large smart TV & DVD player
  • Bedroom 1 (first-floor) twin/king size (zip/link), bedside drawers, clothes rail, views to cobbled courtyard
  • Hallway cupboard (first floor) with washing machine, hoover, iron and ironing board
  • Bedroom 2 (second-floor) king size bed, bedside tables with lamps, smart TV, chest of drawers, wardrobe, views across to Richmond Castle
  • Bathroom (second-floor) with roll top bath, shower over, basin and WC, views across to Culloden Tower and the Dales
  • Gas central heating
  • 2 x Smart TVs, WiFi and selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Generous supply of dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, hand soap, shampoo and shower gel (all green/eco friendly), basic condiments, herbs and spices
  • Patio area with small bistro table and two chairs
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: There are a number of stairs in this property - may not be suitable for very young children, they are very welcome so please ask if unsure

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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