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Blacksmith's Cottage

Hudswell near Richmond, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 29398)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "What an amazing little gem of a cottage attention to detail 100% for everything, Vicky the owner was very pleasant and friendly would certainly recommend this holiday home to friends and family."

    A lovely welcome pack of goodies on arrival Vicky even thought of a little gift to take home which was very much appreciated. Also I left my ring in the cottage and Vicky kindly posted it to my home free of charge. So I would like to say a Big Thankyou to owners Vicky & Mathew. Hope to visit again sometime. So get booking people dont miss out.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback .Hope to see you again. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by CaroleJul 2022

  • "Amazing cottage in the Dales - lots of lovely unexpected extras in the cottage, groceries, toiletries, slippers!"

    ! And a little handmade gift - the owners are so thoughtful and kind. It was the perfect peaceful hideaway but close to all the amenities of towns such as Richmond and Leyburn. Would definitely recommend!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback .It was a pleasure to meet you. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeborahJul 2022

  • "A beautifully presented property with all the facilities we could want."

    The owner was very welcoming and the welcome pack was appreciated. Hudswell was the perfect location.Would be pleased to rebook.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. Hope to see you again. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, well equipped and tastefully decorated."

    The owner, Vicky was very friendly and welcoming, we had a lovely time!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind feedback. Really pleased you had a lovely time in Yorkshire. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndreaApr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely village."

    Everything has been thought of, very compact but cleverly done. The enclosed front and rear perfect for our dog. A welcome pack was provided which was great and even included a bag of treats for Rosie. Our second visit and we would love to return again sometime. Highly recommended. Oh and there is a lovely pub in walking distance too.

    Really good to see you again , thank you for your great feedback. Vicky. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StellaMar 2022

  • "A delightful cottage really well finished, clean and has all the facilities you need."

    Some nice extras provided by the lovely hosts. Pub only a few doors down and has good food. We got a taxi into Richmond only £6 on a Saturday evening. Would recommend a stay here.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, it was a pleasure to meet you and hope you return to the cottage. Regards Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by RickyMar 2022

  • "Gorgeous cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable. Ideal location and lovely and friendly pub and shop few doors up. Vicky and village made us very welcome. Great walks from front door. Hope to return.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback .Really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again . Regards Vicky. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristopherFeb 2022

  • "Cosy, homely, well-kept little hideaway in quiet location but easy access to nearby amenities and countryside, perfect for walking and cycling."

    ..... a warm welcome from the owner both personally and in the little touches, they thought of everything. One of the best stocked kitchens I've seen, had everything I needed. Local pub welcoming and served good food, takeaway service too.... we'll be back!

    Really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Blacksmiths cottage and thank you for the great feedback. It was nice to meet you both. Vicky, Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnitaFeb 2022

  • "Great location, beautiful clean well equipped cottage."

    Friendly and helpful hosts. Stunning area, few minutes from Richmond. Great walks. Fab local pub with a warm Yorkshire welcome Great food and ales. Loved it

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and for looing after the cottage. Hope to see you in the again. Vicky. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahJan 2022

  • "Super cute, super clean cottage."

    Lovely owner who left a wonderful welcome pack. Everything needed was in the cottage. Absolutely lovely area and would definitely book again.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the nice feedback. You are welcome back any time. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by JeanDec 2021

  • "We were met by Vicky the owner who walked me through the cottage to explain the heating and water."

    Because we arrived in the dark Vicky had taken the time to switch on the lamps in the lounge and bedroom making the cottage feel warm and welcoming. The cottage is quirky, spotlessly clean with excellent furnishings and everything you could possible need to accommodate your stay. Also the welcome pack was excellent we did not expect the biscuit's, bread milk and butter which is very thoughtful as some providers fail to produce the basics. Little touches throughout the cottage such as night creams, disposable slippers and hand creams were also very thoughtful. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and the people of Hudswell are very welcoming. We received exceptional service in the George & Dragon were we sampled lots of the different cask and keg ales and also the food. Thank you Vicky keep doing what you are doing you have got it right.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Really pleased you enjoyed the cottage and your stay in Hudswell. Hope yo see you again. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by DawnNov 2021

  • "Had a fabulous time a lovely peaceful break The cottage was as described and more Vicky was so accommodating and couldn’t do anymore to make us welcome."

    The little pub up the road was perfect and the food was stunning and also allowed our little dog. Would definitely go back

    Reviewed by JaniceOct 2021

  • "Blacksmiths cottage was wonderful for our stay; everything you could want is provided and of a high quality."

    Vicky was very helpful and the whole stay was perfect.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2021

  • "A lovely cottage with everything we needed for our week's stay with our Springer Spaniel."

    A lovely location for walks and rides out to other locations. We ate in the pub several times, the food was good and very reasonably priced and the staff were lovely. The little shop was lovely too and very handy. The cottage was comfortable and warm and absolutely spotless. It didn't matter that the weather was bad for a couple of days as we were very cosy indoors. Super secure for our dog as both front and back doors had walled areas. Would not hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by StellaOct 2021

  • "Blacksmith's cottage was absolutely fantastic ."

    Very clean and decent facilities. Found the bed very comfortable and the welcome pack and provided essentials on arrival was the best we have ever had. Vicky the owner was very helpful and pleasant without being intrusive. We will definitely return. Lovely village in a great location for walks or exploring the Dale's.

    Reviewed by LeeSep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, with helpful owners, exceptionally clean and lovely friendly village with amazing views over the river swale."

    Excellent George and dragon pub serving home made food and good cask ales (ruby mild is one to try) already starting to plan our next visit.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "The village was great and the cottage was all that was expected"

    Reviewed by SteveOct 2020

  • "Beautiful holiday cottage which is perfect for a couple with one dog!"

    Surrounded by great walks and lovely dog friendly pub in the village!

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "Blacksmith's Cottage was perfect for us."

    Furnishings are to a high standard and Vicky has a good eye for detail with some lovely finishing touches. We found the cottage very comfortable and well-equipped with everything we needed. The bed is quite firm which isn't to everyone's liking, but we've taken to travelling with a mattress topper which meant it wasn't a problem. The shower was wonderful. Welcome groceries and information folders were very useful. The outside space is compact but nicely appointed. Parking was easy. Hudswell is a very friendly village with a community owned pub and shop, The George and Dragon and The Little Shop. We had an evening meal at the pub which was very tasty and reasonably priced. We discovered our new favourite beer, Rudgate Ruby Mild. The Little Shop has fresh bread daily and fresh baked goods on Wednesdays and Fridays which sell out quickly. There are several walks from the village detailed in a handy local guide. We had a lovely stay in the Blacksmith's Cottage and would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2020

  • "Fantastically equipped cottage everything you could possibly use."

    Spotlessly clean felt so safe there with regards to Covid especially. Helpful and very welcoming owners. Can certainly recommend everything about Blacksmith’s Cottage.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2020

  • "Blacksmiths cottage is delightful."

    It is in a lovely quiet village with some fantastic walks on the doorstep. The host made us extremely welcome and the attention to detail in the cottage was fabulous. We will definitely be going back at some point as we feel very spoilt. Superb break.

    Reviewed by RobertMar 2020

  • "Fab cottage fab hosts who live across the road."

    Excellent pub 100m away serving exceptionally great pies all home made along with other wonderful meals.

    Reviewed by ThomasFeb 2020

  • "A lovely, cosy cottage in a fab village."

    A very friendly warm welcome from the owner. We look forward to our next visit to this gem of a cottage.

    Reviewed by YvetteDec 2019

  • "The Blacksmith's cottage is the most delightful, well equipped and tastefully decorated cottage we have ever visited."

    Extremely clean, comfortable and with so many extras provided by the owner. The cream tea which awaited us on arrival was delicious. The owners were kind, helpful and most welcoming. There was not one thing that we could fault in the entire cottage. The situation in the village is perfect. It was a pleasure to stay there. The local community run pub just a few yards away has won the Yorkshire Pub of the Year award for the past four years running. We will most definitely be staying at Blacksmith's cottage again and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone..

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2019


    Reviewed by JoyAug 2019

  • "It was all the little carefully thought out extras that made Blacksmiths stand out, friendly hosts, ,great location, comfortable cottage, ,and the bonus of a friendly local pub, the George and dragon,we had a great time, hope to return."

    Reviewed by JoyAug 2019

  • "Beautifully appointed cottage with a very friendly owner and a few yards away from a great pub!"

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by LizJul 2019

  • "Perfect cottage for us and absolutely immaculate."

    The owners very much think of everything and more.

    Reviewed by SophieJun 2019

  • "Blacksmith's cottage is ideal for a couple."

    Everything you need is provided and the property is in great condition and well cared for by the owner. Thoroughly enjoyed our short break and stay in Blacksmith's. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2019

  • "Warm welcome."

    Good location. Friendly local pub with home made food. 10 minutes drive from Richmond a lovely place with good facilities and plenty to see and do.

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2019

  • "The cottage is great, in a nice village location & is well equipped."

    The owners go above & beyond expectations in terms of little extras & attention to detail. The only drawback for us is the lack of a garden. However, we wouldn't rule out booking this Cottage again for a short break as it's lovely inside, with an excellent Pub / Restaurant nearby. It's well placed for Richmond and Leyburn.

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2019

  • "Probably the best self catering accommodation we have ever used."

    Small but perfectly formed, the owners go above and beyond what can normally be expected. To be honest, we are a little fussy, and normally our first hour or so is spent washing crockery, glassware and cutlery "to be certain". Truly no need here, everything immaculate. Just some of the things waiting for us: A cream tea! YES. Basic essentials in the fridge. Small torches in the bedroom, lounge and kitchen. Dog towels. I know I have missed things out, but the first sentence describes it all. No hesitation in recommending this cottage.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2019

  • "Absolutely brilliant little cottage."

    Scrupulously clean. Everything was just lovely. Great location too. Last but not least, owner Vicki - just lovely and really helpful. Highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by AdeleApr 2019

  • "The cottage was so pretty and in a beautiful quiet village."

    The owner gave us a big welcome and had surprised us with a Cream Tea on our arrival. Location was perfect for Richmond and the Dales and made it easy to catch up with all our elderly friends after not having been able to drive up for 2years because of ill health. We have been visiting the Yorkshire Dales for 42 years now and it is still as beautiful, though there are a lot more cars and parking in Richmond is now very difficult.

    Reviewed by JuneMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, all home comforts and a very welcome cream tea on arrival plus gift."

    Hosts very hospitable and assisted when our dog required a vet and even called after to check on how he was. If you want peace and tranquility I can highly recommend Blacksmiths Cottage. Also, fabulous walks from the door step along the river Swale to Richmond.

    Reviewed by BarbaraFeb 2019

  • "Blacksmiths Cottage is a wonderfully quaint cottage set in a very picturesque village."

    The hosts were very welcoming and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. We stayed in late January for a week and the cottage was lovely and warm even though the outside night temperatures were -3 on some nights The local pub; The George and Dragon has superb ales and wonderful food and a visit or three is a must! We had a mini walking holiday with our dog and the local walks are very recommended. Thank you again for making our week so awesome.

    Reviewed by SimonJan 2019

  • "Cottage was superb, we felt quite at home and loved the location."

    The owner went way over expectations and made us feel so very welcome. Such a clean, comfortable and cosy place.

    Reviewed by JillOct 2018

  • "The owners were very friendly and hAD PROVIDED US WITH EVERYTHING POSSIBLE WE ..."


    Reviewed by GloriaSep 2018

  • "Beautiful comfortable cottage equipped to a very high standard."

    Owner extremely friendly and provided lovely personal touches - homemade scones and jam on arrival! Village very pretty amid a fabulous dales location. Excellent access to beautiful countryside and scenery for walking etc. with the beautiful town of Richmond just a couples of miles drive away. The George and Dragon pub (50 yards away) was a real bonus - fabulous choice of local beers, excellent food and very friendly staff. All in all a really relaxing holiday destination - thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2018

  • "The cottage is beautifully presented, the finishing touches give a homely feel."

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2018

  • "Everything we needed in the cottage."

    A wonderful cream tea welcome for us and our dog, Hattie, was well provided for with bowls, towels, treats. Safe parking just down the road and wonderful walks in Hudswell Woods. Local Community run pub serves great food and drink. We had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by LeeMay 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely, very clean, and homely, the 'back garden' was disappointing, a pebbled square he size of a postage stamp, our dog did not like going out there at all."

    the George and Dragon pub was a stone's through away. OK for a drink but the food was awful, had to pay £2 for each selection of veg, which could make it very expensive, The Holly on the Hill approx 2 miles away was very good, to far to walk thouh unless you're very energetic, weather was terrible, foggy, misty, rain, damp, but that is not anyone's fault. Nadine Parfitt

    Reviewed by NadineApr 2018

  • "The cottage was wonderful and very homely."

    Vicky went out of her way with the additional touches making the stay stress free.

    Reviewed by ZoeFeb 2018

  • "Blacksmith's Cottage in Hudswell was beautiful."

    A perfect getaway for two. A very very cute little cottage a few yards away from an excellent award winning pub. Vicky had provided a surprise Cream Tea for our arrival which was devoured within minutes. A super comfy bed in quiet surrounds made sleep wonderful. Enough logs for two nights of slow burning open fire and all the kitchen amenities you'd need. Cannot fault this cottage and the service at all. Thank you

    Reviewed by StuartOct 2017

  • "Lovely cottage -very cosy."

    Everything provided -all the nice little extras. Lovely scones on arrival. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by DianeOct 2017

  • "Exceptional cottage."

    Beautifully restored and comfortable. Delightful, helpful owner. The village is lovely.

    Reviewed by JoySep 2017

  • "Blacksmiths Cottage Hudswell."


    Reviewed by HilaryJul 2017

  • "Home from home!"

    Photo's don't do cottage justice! Cosy, comfortable and clean.

    Reviewed by MonicaJun 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage made extra special by all the little personal touches."

    The owners we perfect hosts, always on hand but not intrusive. Had the best Christmas.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2016

  • "The cottage and welcome was first class."

    Reviewed by HaroldSep 2016

  • "Everything was perfect, very friendly and helpful owners, rating 10out of 10."

    Happy holiday maker

    Reviewed by JuneSep 2016

  • "Owners are outstanding"

    Reviewed by JosephAug 2016

  • "The cottage was perfect to the finest detail."

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2016

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  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, rain shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Roadside parking available, free car park 50 yards from property Stone paved patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub less than 1 min walk
  • Note: Due to the compact nature of the cottage and the patio, it is not recommended for guests with a large dog.

The property

A charming, stone-built end-terrace cottage in the small village of Hudswell, two miles from Richmond.

Fully renovated by the owners, this first class Yorkshire Dales cottage provides the perfect holiday home for a romantic break.

This cottage is full of character and charm, and seamlessly combines many of the original features, including old ceiling beams, with modern design and ingenuity to provide a truly luxurious holiday home.

It features a delightful sitting room with stylish furnishings, a feature fireplace with cosy woodburning stove, and the lovely nooks and crannies associated with a cottage of its grand old age.

The rear boasts a modern kitchen with a beautiful kitchen/diner, complete with a wonderful bright and cheery feel from the inventive use of Velux windows and patio doors.

Upstairs, the cottage offers a romantic king-size double bedroom with decorative feature fireplace, handmade furniture created by a local craftsman and lovely soft furnishings, creating a luxurious feel in this premier holiday home.

This is a wonderful cottage to return home to after a day out on the local fells, so why not prepare a tasty evening meal and retire to the lovely patio to relax and discuss the day’s events?

Lovely walks from the doorstep into the surrounding Swale Valley, and close proximity to a wonderful atmospheric pub, owned by the village co-operative, and a traditional village shop, all enhance the experience of a stay in this delightful cottage.

Discover Richmond's cobbled streets and architecture, with an array of superb inns and restaurants and several intriguing museums.

This is a superb base for exploring nearby Swaledale, the National Park, York Minster and the North York Moors, making this cottage an ideal location, whatever the time of year.

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About the location


Richmond 2 miles.

Hudswell is a small ribbon village sitting on top of the valley above the River Swale, located just two miles from its better-known neighbour of Richmond in Swaledale. Set in delightful rolling countryside, the village boasts a mixture of lovely old houses, and a most interesting local pub, the George and Dragon. Like many village pubs, it recently fell on difficult times, so the villagers clubbed together and now run it as a 'Community Pub Initiative'. The ancient market town of Richmond stands to the north of the River Swale. Its cobbled streets and narrow alleys embody nine centuries of history and unique character. The town grew up around its castle. Today there are wonderful walks to be enjoyed by the castle or alongside the River Swale where there are parks, safe paddling areas and small waterfalls. 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas