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Bridgedown House

Richmond, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1078275)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "This is a large comfortable house which could accommodate an extended family or two families sharing."

    The facilities are comprehensive and kept in good nick by the most excellent caretaker, a good communicator. The location, by the River Swale and close to is ideal. Easy enough to walk up into Richmond's magnificent Market Place, home of The Noted Pie Shop and other delights. Equally good for local walks. The loop round to Easby Abbey and back by the Drummer Boy Stone is an hour well spent. It can be extended into a figure-of-eight by heading west, up-river from the house via The Batts (under the castle), to cross the Swale by one of the bridges further upstream. There's heaps to do in any direction, Richmond really is a perfect base.

    Reviewed by AngusOct 2021

The property

Settled in the charming town of Richmond in North Yorkshire is this fantastic stone-built cottage, Bridgedown House.

Set over two floors and sleeping up to eight guests, Bridgedown House is a fantastic pet-friendly dwelling for your next trip to Yorkshire, enjoying close proximity to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Banard Castle.

Arriving at the property you will find convenient off-road parking for three cars, before unloading your bags with ease and entering the property to begin your holiday.

Look forward to putting your feet up on the comfortable sofas in the living/dining room as you watch your favourite film on the Smart TV in front of the warmth of the gas fire.

Show-off your cooking skills in the well-equipped kitchen, before settling down in the dining room to tuck-in to your meal and discuss plans for the days ahead.

Completing the ground-floor is a cloakroom, perfect for a quick freshen up before setting out for the day.

As the evening grows darker, retire to the first floor where you will discover four tastefully decorated bedrooms, two doubles each with their own en-suite shower room, a double and a twin with en-suite bathroom, all ideal for preparing for the day in style whilst enjoying complete privacy.

Look forward to escaping with your favourite book with a hot soak in the bath, before joining your group for drinks in the delightful fully enclosed patio and lawned garden.

Get acquainted with your local surroundings with a stroll into your local town, where you will find the idyllic River Swale Waterfalls, which are surrounded by small parks and safe paddling areas.

The Richmondshire Museum filled with artefacts and memorabilia, The Station, a restaurant/bar with gallery, heritage centre and cinema set in an old station, perfect for a romantic evening.

Be sure to make a stop at Richmond Castle, which dates back to 1071, where you can take in the exceptional views over the dales and get involved with an interactive history exhibition.

Just a short drive away is the charming town of Leyburn, where you will find a wide variety of independent shops, cafes and pubs to suit all tastes and budgets.

Walkers will delight at the Leyburn Shawl, which offers fantastic views over the vibrant Wensleydale countryside, and as legend has it, is supposed to be the spot where Mary Queen of Scots dropped her shawl after she escaped from Bolton Castle.

Take the scenic drive to Barnard Castle, where you can explore the remarkable Bowes Museum which is home to a vast collection of relics, art and antiques, enjoy a walk through the lush Deepdale Nature Reserve, or delve into history at the ruins of the once imposing Barnard Castle with its arched 16th-century bridge.

For an idyllic escape to North Yorkshire, choose Bridgedown House.


  • Four bedrooms: 2 x doubles with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with gas fire .
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: No hen/stag or similar
  • Note: Care to be taken as two quite distinct steps between patio and grass area
  • Note: Property is situated next to the river, care to be taken

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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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