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Grace Cottage

Richmond, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 917881)


(37 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Just what I needed."

    Market Square and shops just round the corner. So convenient for buses. Facilities in property excellent.

    Reviewed by SpencerMay 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage spotless everything you need for a holiday break."

    Would recommend and will return.

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2022

  • "This was our 2nd visit to Grace Cottage we love everything about it ,its in a fab location in the middle of Richmond close to shops pubs and plenty of walks ."

    The cottage itself is lovely and cosy with everything you need for a comfortable stay.It can be a little noisy at times if you have people staying upstairs as its its a old building with wood floors you can hear every creek and groan but it didn’t bother us too much .Also with a pub around the corner fri and sat nights are a bit noisy .Parking can be a problem but we were out most of the time so not an issue for us .We had a very enjoyable stay and will definitely be back in the future.One little pointer is that the mattress could do with being replaced it felt a little tired.

    Reviewed by MelanieApr 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation,spotlessly clean,very well equipped,only downside nowhere to sit outside."

    Reviewed by DorothyAug 2021

  • "The apartment was really close to the town centre and was absolutely perfect as a base to travel around the area."

    The apartment itself was really lovely, clean and the owners had left a useful information pack that we used regularly. unfortunately, the electric hob on the cooker was difficult to get working, you can hear the people staying above really clearly and the tv was not working.

    Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate all comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the apartment and that you found it clean and welcoming. We are sorry to read that you struggled with the hob, we are always on hand to answer any questions or queries that you may have in the cottage so we would have been happy to assist you with this. Regarding the TV, unfortunately the Bilsdale transmitter fire has left many homes without TV and radio signal. While this is getting fixed, we encourage our guests to bring a tablet/ laptop to watch TV on, or watch on catch-up. Thank you again for taking the time to leave these comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2021

  • "The only downside was noise from upstairs accommodation, we are not used to that as we live in a detached house."

    But we were out all day so not too much of a problem.

    Reviewed by WilliamJun 2021

  • "As a retired couple, we spent a very enjoyable June week in this apartment."

    It was perfectly located, literally just around the corner from Richmond's bustling Market Square. The flat was very comfortable, and well furnished and equipped. We did have occasion to seek help from the owner on a small point, and she was very pleasant and obliging. A lovely little holiday retreat in a beautiful corner of the world.

    Reviewed by JimJun 2021

  • "Lovely property great location."

    Reviewed by TerenceApr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage great location everything we needed for a great week"

    Reviewed by JeffOct 2020

  • "We felt that the mattress and pillows were not very comfortable."

    The settee was very uncomfortable to sit on The front door key was sometimes very difficult to open in the morning I know it was quite small just for two but due to the uncomfortable bed and settee we would not recommend the cottage

    Thank you for your feedback. As you can see we normally have fantastic feedback when it comes to the property. The mattress is new and the sofa is also fairly new. We have acted on the key issue and this is being resolved. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2020

  • "Great position, tasteful décor, good communications."

    Helpful owner.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Everything was perfect and as described."

    We really enjoyed our stay at Grace cottage, thank you! Would recommend and would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by AbigailAug 2020

  • "No freezer or icebox which was a nuisance as we had taken frozen items and no ice for drinks."

    After a couple of days there wasn't any hot water (except in the shower). Rang the owner and she came and showed us how to boost it until it could be sorted. The kitchen is well equipped but short of a baking sheet and dishes to go in the oven (e.g. Pyrex). There is an excellent shower and the main room is very comfortable. It is situated round the corner from market place so very convenient for shops, pubs etc. Can be difficult to park.

    Reviewed by LesleyAug 2020

  • "The location of Grace Cottage is brilliant - just off the market square."

    The cottage itself was immaculately clean, well equipped and, although small, absolutely perfect for two people. We were lucky to have incredible weather for our stay and it was a little disappointing to have nowhere to sit outside to soak up the sun, but it was just a short walk to the castle walls with benches to sit on and not much further to beautiful parks. In bad weather, or the winter months, a DVD player might be a welcome addition but that's just a suggestion. The process for accessing the key was extremely straightforward. Information about parking was helpful but it would have been good to know in advance that we needed £15 in £1 coins in order to buy a weekly pass - no card or phone payments are available. In summary, Grace Cottage is a little gem, well cared for and ideal for a short break for two. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2020

  • "It was all great."

    Perhaps you should tell people they will need £15 in pound coins for the parking. But other than that it was brilliant. Thank you

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time and the cottage was perfect for a few days away."

    The location was ideal and the cottage was really nicely decorated and furnished. I would definitely book Grace Cottage again!

    Reviewed by ChloeApr 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in central Richmond."

    A quaint, quirjky little place ideal for a couple. We had a fantastic stay and loved everything about it. It’s perfectky styled and immaculately cream. Bed is soooo comfy too. Slightly noisy upstairs neighbours on Saturday morning but this did not distract from our lovely weekend. Check out the Gin Bar and Emporium, both well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by PjJan 2019

  • "As has been stated, parking is the drawback."

    May not be suitable for a long summer break,as there is nowhere to sit outside. BUT other than this the cottage is comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by JoeDec 2018

  • "Such a gorgeous little studio cottage."

    So comfortable and cosy. It is incredibly well placed for all that Richmond has to offer .

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2018

  • "The cottage is quite lovely inside, it is tastefully decorated with very comfortable bed and furnishings, it has plenty of lamps etc and a lovely electric log fire which adds atmosphere."

    Kitchen has everything you would need for the stay. Although literally one minute from the market square we did not hear any noise at night. So much to see and do just in the town itself, all on your doorstep. The cinema at the station was lovely, as was the walk along the river and back through the fields to visit Easby Abbey. The dales are so beautiful and two minutes drive. The owner has thoughtfully left plenty of local info in the cottage plus books and games. We stayed a week but could have easily stayed longer. Very romantic stay for couples. Parking a slight problem, I was lucky and often was able to park right outside the cottage, but at busy times that may be more tricky so I would say take fifteen pounds of pound coins and get parking for the whole week includes all night. The parking machines do not take bank cards or pay by phone.

    Reviewed by YvonneOct 2018

  • "Stylish and comfortable, this cottage or apartment if one prefers, was perfect in every way for the week."

    All amenities and appliances ready to hand and comfortable, cosy and easy to keep tidy. A solo traveller, I found its accessibility by public transport superb, would need a car only to travel further afield as there is much to see and do, literally on the doorstep. Eateries and good pubs abound and local produce for home cooking, delicious and so easy to get. Sights, sounds and friendly folk made it a joy of a holiday.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2018

  • "A great cottage to spend a week exploring the Yorkshire Dales."

    A comfortable cottage with everything you would need!

    Reviewed by MariaAug 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely, excellent position"

    Reviewed by BerylAug 2018

  • "Grace Cottage is a good base for 1-2 people, set in a central position in the town, close to shops, cafes & restaurants."

    We arrive by train & bus, so don't have the problems with finding a parking spot which seems to cause a bit of hassle to others. Bus stops are just around the corner. We used The Little White Bus service to take us to other parts of Swaledale, and enjoyed great walking, up and down the dale, between villages.

    Reviewed by RoseJun 2018

  • "Parking in Richmond is difficult and the local parking wardens are "enthusiastic"."

    We had to leave our car about 15mins walk away in the main dispolay and pay car park, including overnight. The ticket (£15 for a week) gave access to many other car parks in N Yorkshire and nothing happenned to the car, but...

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2018

  • "There were a few minor issues the bed was extremely squeaky and made sleeping very difficult as I am a light sleeper."

    There could of been a welcome pack or teas/coffee and a pint of milk or something like that, also the shower needs to be a power shower, it took me a long time to shower, I don't really like wasting too much water. Other than that is was a really nice property and although the layout was quirky its was fun easy to use.

    Reviewed by SharminDec 2017

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Grace Cottage, we found it was perfect for our needs it was Warm and inviting."

    In the ideal position for the Town of Richmond, no worries about driving to your local restaurants or Pubs as everything is on the doorstep . We will definitely stay here again .

    Reviewed by RaymondDec 2017

  • "The property was excellent, well maintained and in a perfect location for the local facilities"

    Reviewed by JonNov 2017

  • "Lovely little studio apartment in a great location for the centre of Richmond."

    Very comfortable with all mod cons. Heating, water and WiFi brilliant.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2017

  • "A really pleasant stay."

    Beautifully decorated and stylish accomodation. Well equipped, clean and comfortable for a weekend break. Perfect position for exploring Richmond.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2017

  • "We came here for our honeymoon and couldn't of had a better time,Lovely cottage, right in the centre of town."

    Richmond it's self was such a lovely place too

    Reviewed by AlexJul 2017

  • "This cottage was in the perfect location ."

    Richmond is a fantastic Base for seing the wider area . The cottage itself was very clean and cozy. And had everything that we needed.

    Reviewed by RaymondJul 2017

  • "Excellent facilities and location."

    Felt like a home from home in the first few minutes. Hassle-free and delightful experience.

    Reviewed by GeoffNov 2016

  • "Centrally located, very well equipped, and just what we expected."

    Richmond is a hidden Yorkshire jewel! The fabulous Autumn weather was tremendous. The only challenge is the 2 hourly parking location change, but we always got space very near the cottage in the evening.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2016

  • "Found cottage clean and well furnished,great position in Richmond village,parking a bit of a hassle,can get very busy ."

    Noise was my problem,the road outside was busy and the people above seemed noisey,I think this is down to lack of sound proofing .overall good property.

    Reviewed by DaleOct 2016

  • "Beautiful cottage in an ideal location."

    Very friendly townsfolk, and loads of great places to eat. We stayed for a week in late August and had great weather, which made it even better. Perfectly placed for day trips to Durham, York, Harrogate and much more.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2016

  • "Great studio cottage in an excellent location, minutes away from a range of pubs and cafes, plus Richmond castle."

    Lots of areas to explore within an hour.

    Reviewed by TashaAug 2016

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  • Open plan studio accommodation with king-size double bed, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Lower ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Lower ground floor kitchen.
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and 2-ring hob, microwave, fridge, TV with FreeSat, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking opposite and in main square; parking is via free 2-hour disc (discs provided) or weekly ticket can be purchased for £15 covering (coins only) 23 car parks in Richmond and the surrounding Dales (information provided in cottage)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 min walk
  • Note: There are 6 internal steps from open plan area down to kitchen and shower room
  • Note: There is an apartment above this property with its own separate entrance

The property

This delightful studio apartment is a former Antique Shop, located just off the square in Richmond.

This lovely Georgian holiday home makes the perfect romantic base for couples wishing to enjoy the many delights of this historic old town, and the many splendours of Swaledale.

An unusual and charming layout, with a handy...

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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

Please note: This property is unable to accept bookings that start on a Sunday.
This property only accepts babes in arms

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas