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Blacksmith's Cottage

(Ref. 29398)

Hudswell near Richmond, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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76 Customer Reviews

  • "We have just had a really nice holiday, so pleased we found Blacksmiths Cottage, everything is catered for , you want for nothing."

    Thank you to the owners Vicky & Matt . PS Best week sleep, I want the mattress

    Thank you for your kind feedback. it was lovely to meet you both. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2024

  • "We arrived at the cottage, called Vicky as instructed, she came over straight away as she just lived over the road and made us feel very welcome."

    Vicky then let us into the cottage and showed us around what was a well layed out cottage very clean and tidy, the kitchen had everything we needed for our stay. The welcome pack included milk and butter in the fridge, coffee, biscuits hot chocolate etc. and fresh home made scones with jam and clotted cream, which were extremely tasty. Vicky provided dog towels and a couple of blankets as we took our Shihtzu with us. We enjoyed our stay at the Blacksmiths cottage, would definitely recommend the cottage for anyone who wants a relaxing break, Vicky was very friendly and told us if we needed anything or if we were unsure about how things worked in the cottage just to pop over and ask. She told us that the pub, The George and Dragon, a two minute walk away, only did snacks during the week and meals on the weekend. We decided to go on the Monday afternoon for a snack and a pint. I ordered a steak and ale pie while my wife ordered a pulled pork sandwich, which were by no means snack size. The pub has awards from camra for best pub in Yorkshire, very friendly and lots of dogs. All in all we enjoyed our stay at the Blacksmiths cottage, unfortuanately, the only bad thing was the weather, we did get out on the Tuesday, but the Monday and Wednesday were a washout, as usual the sun came out for the trip home.

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

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2024

  • "A beautiful cosy cottage in a lovely quiet village with easy access to Richmond and other nearby attractions ."

    We collected the keys from the host who made us very welcome and the freshly baked scones were a lovely treat . The local pub is a minutes walk away and well worth a visit . We would definitely book again .

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback, hope to see you again Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage very helpful and friendly owners have already recommended to our friends"

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely beautiful"

    Thank you for your feedback, it was good to see you again. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Feb 2024

  • "Blacksmiths Cottage is a lovely, very comfortable place to stay."

    It has everything you need for a break away from home. Everything is immaculate and so well thought out. The welcome pack and especially the scones and cream was so thoughtful, and much appreciated after a long drive. I would love to come back and will recommend this cottage to friends and family.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. Hope you can visit again. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2023

  • "Cosy, well equipped cottage placed well for exploring Richmond and the surrounding area."

    Friendly village and pub with shop. The best wood burner - warm and efficient.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. Pleased you enjoyed your stay. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely, cosy cottage, in the pretty village of Hudswell."

    A warm welcome from Vicky and a great welcome pack. A short drive to Richmond which has many attractions. Thank you Vicky.

    Pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Great welcome pack.

    Thank you for your great feedback ,hope to see you again. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vince5.0Sep 2023

  • "Both the property and the owner (Vicky) were truly wonderful."

    Unfortunately, my wife took ill during our stay and we had to leave early - However, we will be back next year.

    Thank you for your kind feedback and I'm sorry you had to leave earlier than expected due to illness. Hope to see you both again. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2023

  • "This property has everything you would want."

    Spotlessly clean and the owner Vicky provided lovely extras such as homemade scones which were delicious as well as bread, milk , bicuits etc. Vicky made us very welcome.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2023

  • "One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in."

    ...the little touches mean the most. Very well presented and looked after. Welcome pack was the best ❤️

    Thank you for your lovely feedback .Really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "A super cottage, absolutely spotless, It has everything you could need, and a lovely welcome pack."

    Vicky the owner was very welcoming and made us feel at home immediately. Would definitely recommend.

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

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2023

  • "WOW!! Best cottage we have ever stayed in (of which there are many)"

    . Cottage was extremely clean, comfortable and warm - so warm that we had to forgo the use of the log burner which we were looking forward to using. Location is excellent for cycling and walking - though be warned - one of the walks involves climbing up 325 steps from the river back up to the village, which can be extremely hard work! Welcome pack was really lovely , and extremely thoughtful. Husband's eyes lit up at the home made scones (delicious!) - and biscuits (which are normally restricted at home) and the addition of bread, milk, butter, jam and cream for the scones, and a selection of beverages was way beyond the norm. The owner (Vicky) has obviously gone to a lot of trouble to make sure we enjoyed our stay - which is very much appreciated.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback it is very much appreciated. hope you are able to visit again. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with all the necessary amenities."

    We were made very welcome by the owner. We have stayed here three times now and would recommend highly.

    Thank you for your great feedback and your repeat custom, Glad your enjoyed your 3rd stay at Blacksmiths cottage and hope to see you again. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic little gem of a cottage."

    Fully equipped, cosy and clean. Arrived to a beautiful welcome pack along with freshly made scones for afternoon tea, thank you Vicky. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay again.

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

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2023

  • "It is small,perfect and it is a pleasure to stay there."

    No other comment required!

    Thank you for your positive feedback ,it was a pleasure to meet you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Mar 2023

  • "Cottage was as described, in a great location and clean and came with everything you needed and more."

    There was even a surprise welcome pack and homemade scones. Would definitely book again.

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

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is a wonderful cottage, spotlessly clean and comfy with all you could possibly need provided for."

    Vicky, the owner, was friendly and helpful and has an amazing eye for detail with her decor. Lots of surprises were left, milk, bread, butter, biscuits, chocolates and a delicious cream tea, not to mention slippers and toiletries. I would not hesitate to recommend Blacksmith's Cottage and we are looking forward to a return visit.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. You will be are very welcome back. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carla5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent"

    Thank you for your great feedback. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Dec 2022

  • "Superb cottage, highly recommended."

    It felt like home and we had a fantastic and very comfortable stay. We loved the special 'extra touches' of scones and a mini hamper of tea, coffee and treats and the host was really friendly and helpful. We absolutely fell in love with both the village of Hudswell and the town of Richmond. Both are very special places and we look forward to returning.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Hope you are able to return. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2022

  • "A great welcome, great cottage with a lot of extra touches and thought, and great location."

    I will be back in the near future.

    Thank you for your great feedback. Looking forward to seeing you again. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2022

  • "Blacksmith's Cottage was amazing."

    Everything in this little cottage was perfect. The owner had gone over and above to make sure that we would want to come back. Our welcome pack was very welcome and the cream tea delicious. We will be back!

    It was lovely to meet you both. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. Hope you are able to visit again. Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Oct 2022

  • "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 Carole5.0Jul 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 Deborah5.0Jul 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 Ann5.0Jun 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 Andrea5.0Apr 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 Stella5.0Mar 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 Ricky4.7Mar 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 Christopher5.0Feb 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 Anita4.7Feb 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 Sarah5.0Jan 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 Jean5.0Dec 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 Dawn5.0Nov 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 Janice5.0Oct 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 Alan5.0Oct 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 Stella5.0Oct 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 Lee5.0Sep 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 Andrew5.0Jun 2021

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

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 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 Sarah5.0Aug 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 Jennifer5.0Aug 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 Elizabeth4.7Jul 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 Robert5.0Mar 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 Thomas5.0Feb 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 Yvette5.0Dec 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 Elizabeth5.0Sep 2019


    Reviewed by Joy4.4Aug 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 Joy5.0Aug 2019

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

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jul 2019

  • "Perfect cottage for us and absolutely immaculate."

    The owners very much think of everything and more.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jun 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 Andrew5.0Jun 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 Elaine5.0May 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 Diane4.1May 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 Stephen5.0May 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 Adele5.0Apr 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 June5.0Mar 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 Barbara5.0Feb 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 Simon5.0Jan 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 Jill5.0Oct 2018

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


    Reviewed by Gloria5.0Sep 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 Philip5.0Aug 2018

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

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 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 Lee5.0May 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 Nadine4.7Apr 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 Zoe5.0Feb 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 Stuart5.0Oct 2017

  • "Lovely cottage -very cosy."

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

    Reviewed by Diane4.8Oct 2017

  • "Exceptional cottage."

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

    Reviewed by Joy4.8Sep 2017

  • "Blacksmiths Cottage Hudswell."


    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jul 2017

  • "Home from home!"

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

    Reviewed by Monica4.6Jun 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 Mark5.0Dec 2016

  • "The cottage and welcome was first class."

    Reviewed by Harold4.8Sep 2016

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

    Happy holiday maker

    Reviewed by June5.0Sep 2016

  • "Owners are outstanding"

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Aug 2016

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

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas