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Dillons Cottage

(Ref. 1054760)

Richmond, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great stay in your lovely cottage."

    It was so warm, cosy and well-equipped. Ideal location for all the wonderful places to visit in Richmond. We will return! Thank you Susan and Rob

    great that you enjoyed your stay at the Cottage and that you had a nice time in Richmond - thank you so much Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2024

  • "Enjoyed our stay in Dillon's Cottage very generous welcome pack, Beau enjoyed her treats too."

    Richmond is a lovely friendly town with plenty of pubs café's and restaurants that are dog friendly. Recommend Rustique we went for my birthday and Drummer Boy Café/Tea Room for a hearty breakfasts. Plenty of walks on the doorstep Richmond to enjoy.

    Reviewed by John4.4Feb 2024

  • "Our second stay at lovely Dillon's Cottage."

    Very generous welcome pack from the owners. Lots of useful info and plenty of books in the cottage. Very comfy with great furnishings and beautiful pictures. A real home from home, not spartan like some holiday cottages.

    once again thank you for a lovely review and so pleased you enjoyed your second visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philippa4.7Jan 2024

  • "What a beautiful holiday cottage!"

    It was warm, cosy, clean and comfortable. It was very unique and a great place to stay. The owners were incredibly thoughtful and really helpful. The cottage is very near the town centre too. Couldn't ask for a a better place to stay.

    Thank you for such a kind review and so pleased that you found everything to your satisfaction. You were ideal guests - Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jan 2024

  • "The cottage is exactly as described and is in fact much larger than it appears in the photos."

    Kitchen table is a bit snug with 4 adults. Our dog was made to feel very welcome which is a pleasant change with bowls and treats provided. Parking was fine on the nearby Green which was also great for doggy needs at bed time. The owner sent us lots of helpful information via text and email which helped us settle in.Lovely walks right from the cottage. The weather was shocking but we really enjoyed our stay as the cottage was so cosy. Richmond is a lovely town with plenty of shops and interesting streets to wander.

    Thank you so much for such a kind and comprehensive review and glad that you (and the dog) enjoyed your stay. Sorry about the weather though, will try for better if you return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Collette4.7Dec 2023

  • "Had a really lovely stay from our arrival to leaving."

    Hamper & card and was nice to arrive too

    Thank you so much for such a positive review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2023

  • "Many thanks for a great property and for the most generous welcome pack - it was much appreciated."

    The cottage had everything necessary for a comfortable stay and is obviously well loved. Some of the paintings are a delight.

    Thank you and we are so pleased that you enjoyed all the facilities and decor of the Cottage. It was also a pleasure to meet you both as it is rare to actually meet guests Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Comfortable cottage, very well appointed, in a lovely location."

    The welcome hamper and dog treats much appreciated. We were particularly impressed with the comprehensive and easy to understand instruction booklet. La Rustique french restaurant to be recommended.

    Thank you for your very kind comments and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit Whilst we have no connections with Rustique [ apart from eating there] it really is a great place for great value food and excellent service Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donald Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very well appointed."

    Good interaction with the owners. What's more to say 11/10.

    Thank you - you were a pleasure and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely holiday in a lovely cottage."

    Very comfortable and well equipped, communication with owners excellent. Can recommend No. 29 Tapas Bar

    Thank you so much - we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You were a pleasure to deal with Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful stay in Richmond in the lovely Dillion Cottage."

    It was very quaint, unique, great location and extremely well equipped. Great hamper waiting for us on arrival. Lovely little sitting area at back for sunny afternoons.

    So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found everything to your satisfaction Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely , very clean and comfortable with everything you could need , we loved the decoration and pictures / ornaments and the welcome hamper was very much appreciated."

    It is in a great location and we just wished we could have stayed for longer. Thank you so much for letting us stay at your lovely cottage.

    Thank you for such a lovely review and we are so pleased that you and the girls enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, the cottage is nicely furnished and comfortable."

    It is ideally placed for various countryside walks, whilst being easily accessible for Richmond Town centre. The owners had thought of everything, including a nice welcome hamper and an early check in. The courtyard is a pleasant area to catch the afternoon sun. We would definitely return.

    So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and you would certainly be welcome back - thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Aug 2023

  • "Great place to stay great for dogs too."

    5 mins to market square. Back yard although small is a great sun trap

    Thank you for such a glowing review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location close to the river, castle and market square."

    We parked at The Green with no problem at all. The cottage is beautifully furnished and well equipped. The garden is tiny but that wasn't an issue as the cottage is close to some lovely walks ideal for our dog. We appreciated the very generous welcome pack including treats for our dog! We loved our stay in Dillons Cottage and Richmond and I'm sure we'll stay there again.

    Thank you for your great comments - very pleased to have you stay with us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philippa4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely quaint property, with a good location."

    Parking very easy. Hosts are responsive and informative with questions and the property was ready early which was great.

    So pleased that you were happy with all aspects of your stay - Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with everything we needed."

    Arrived to a very thoughtful hamper pack.Really enjoyed our stay here .

    Glad you enjoyed your visit you were ideal guests Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vincent Paul4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage Added bonus that the owners contacted us to say the cottage was ready early"

    So glad that you enjoyed your stay - you were ideal guests who we would welcome back anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay in this quaint cottage, it was well equipped with lots of information and suggestions of what to do in the area."

    The welcome hamper, fresh flowers, and the books and magazines were much appreciated.

    Reviewed by David4.4Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was just as described but we were pleasantly surprised that the cottage is bigger than it looks on the pictures."

    We had a lovely comfortable stay and the hamper the owners left us was exceptional. We particularly enjoyed cooking a meal in the very well equipped kitchen after a good days walking.Car parking on the green was easy and the location to the town centre is ideal.....we look forward to returning.

    Thank you so much and we are so glad that the cottage met all your expectations. You were excellent guests and we do look forward to you returning Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this quirky little cottage."

    Quiet, warm , good facilities, comfy beds, excellent shower, and within easy walking distance of Richmond centre, which is full of variety, with shops , pubs ,walks and restaurants. Great place to go to !

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Mar 2023

  • "Dillons Cottage is a beautiful place to stay and is a warm and inviting base to explore Richmond and the surrounding area."

    The cottage is furnished with lovely antique furniture and we especially liked the framed old document in the kitchen. The owners have considered everything you may need for a self catering break. The welcome hamper was a lovely touch and very much appreciated. We had to delay our original stay due to personal reasons and the owners and Sykes were extremely understanding and accommodating. If you wish to stay in Richmond and enjoy an antique/vintage style of property Dillons is the place to be. Thank you very much for your understanding and we thoroughly recommend Dillons Cottage to future guests. Curtis and Jo (Nottingham)

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay .We do try to make each guest's stay as comfortable as possible based on what we would want if we booked a cottage and generaly we seem to suceed. Once again thank you for staying with us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Curtis William5.0Feb 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this delightful little cottage."

    Exceedingly well equipped and could not have asked for more. Lovely touch with a welcome pack.

    Thank you so much for such a great review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time in Richmond."

    The weather was cold but nearly every day was clear blue sky and Dillons cottage was a very warm and welcoming place to return to. It is extremely well equipped and the owners have provided walking books, maps and lots of information about days out. We had no trouble parking and didn’t need to use the car everyday as we could do some lovely walks from the cottage. Richmond has an abundance of pubs, restaurants and interesting shops and is a beautiful town. I would highly recommend a stay at Dillons cottage.

    Thank you so much for such a great review and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the books etc useful. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Jan 2023

  • "Thanks for your great cottage, and lovely starter hamper."

    Definitely will be back.

    Thank you so much for the review and are pleased that you enjoyed youir stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great cottage, very well-stocked with everything you could need."

    Exceedingly good value. Loved the Salle de Bain - very cute. Lovely and warm inside despite pouring Autumn rain outside. Right by the River Swale and The Green so lovely to walk around this area. Delighted with our stay in this character cottage in the heart of medieval Richmond.

    Thank you so much for such a positive review and very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aj5.0Nov 2022

  • "Cosy little cottage."

    Very well equipped and right by the river. 5 minute walk up a steep hill into town. Really lovely place to stay, comfortable, homely, fabulous shower, and the Welcome basket was so generous. Excellent communication with the hosts before our arrival and great to be informed it was going to be ready 2 hours before the arranged time. Love to come back!

    So pleased that you enjoyed your visit to celebrate your birthday. Lovely comments and it was a real pleasure to have you stay. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roisin5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, spotlessly clean, comfy beds and really well equipped with little extras such as milk and a basket of goodies."

    5 minute walk to Richmond centre/castle, lovely walks from house along river and within easy reach of the Dales. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Thank you for such a positive feedback. We are glad the Cottage met your expectations and that you enjoyed your visit . Great guests Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent property in great location."

    Lots of very useful information supplied, regarding property facilities, and the local area. Excellent communication with hosts. Highly recommended.

    Thank you so much for such a positive feedback and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Dillons cottage we were notified once the cottage was ready ,( earlier than expected) the cottage was clean and had everything we needed ."

    A fabulous welcome basket was very much appreciated lulu our dog was thought of with doggie treats : ) lots of walks on the doorstep. A lovely cottage in a beautifully part of Yorkshire

    So glad that you all [ including Lulu] enjoyed your stay it was a pleaseure to have such great guests Property Owner

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a find!"

    Charming cottage with everything you of the best places we have ever stayed in I would highly recommend you book this property.

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for such a glowing recommendation Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Dillions Cottage ."

    Owners supplied everything you could possibly need and a lovely welcome back even treats for my dog which i thought was very kind, the property is on a steep bank but don't be put off myself and my friend are no spring chickens and have no car and we could manage it daily

    Thank you in the main for a very positive response and are glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Aug 2022

  • "I've stayed here before, hence the reason for returning."

    Its great, good position , has everything I needed, nice welcome pack, lots of useful info, love the decor, very homely.

    Penelope - many thanks for such a great review . So pleased you enjoyed your stay - hopefully will see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Dillons cottage, the owners have thought of everything ..."

    We had a fabulous stay at Dillons cottage, the owners have thought of everything that you would need for a short break from the doggie bowls and treats to the lovely complementary hamper, Even shower gel was provided, it really is home from home and I would definitely recommend a stay in this lovely old period cottage, loved it

    Thank you so much for such a positive feedback - we really do try to make guests stays as pleasant as we possibly can. Thank you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful 3 nights at Dillons Cottage, even with the steepish walk into the centre of Richmond."

    The cottage has everything you will need, and more, is very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Susan & Alan are excellent hosts and many thanks for the Welcome Basket of goodies, especially the bottle of Cava. The surrounding area is absolutely beautiful but, of course, Yorkshire is God's Own Country!

    Hi thank you for your very positive feed back and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage We do try to make it as pleasurable as possible - you were ideal guests Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2022

  • "Cosy cottage with everything you need provided."

    No problem parking on The Green. Great welcome pack, thanks to the owners.

    So pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and that you found everything to your satisfaction Would be pleased to welcome you back anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.7May 2022

  • "The property was as described perfect in every way."

    A truly lovely cottage in the heart of beautiful Richmond. Well worth a visit and recommendation.

    So pleased that you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at the cottage definitely would go again."

    Parking was easy and thank you for the welcome. Home from home. Lynn

    Thank you so much - it was a pleasure to have you stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Mar 2022

  • "Dillon’s is a cosy cottage, that was very well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    The drawers and cupboards were full with a mixture of cutlery and crockery, not just the bare minimum ‘four of everything’ usually found. With nicknacks everywhere, walls covered in artwork, and bookshelves full of books (even recipe books) and brochures, it definitely feels like home from home. Parking was always found around The Green. Some might find the uphill climb a challenge, but the Market Square, with everything it has to offer, is just a short walk away. At least it’s downhill on your way home! The owners left a lovely welcome package, and are on hand by text or phone call if assistance is needed. Nothing was too much trouble. And did I say it was spotlessly clean!! Highly recommend this cosy cottage for a couple or small group.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Feb 2022

  • "Good communication from host prior to stay."

    Good advice regarding parking availability. Nice touch from hosts leaving biscuits,bottle of wine tea coffee and milk. Cottage cozy and comfortable making good use of space. Good location for exploring Richmond and surrounding areas.

    Hello When we asked why you had marked us down on all four criteria you said you hadn't as you were more than happy with your visit. But you had mistakenly ticked the wrong boxes n- really a shame as it has impacted on our feedback. But pleased anyway that you had been happy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernard3.8Feb 2022

  • "Gorgeous, quirky little cottage, superb location about 5 minutes walk from the market place."

    The cottage had everything you could possibly need. It was very warm and cosy for my January stay. I found it easy to park for free just around the corner.

    Hi Clare thank you -we are so pleased that you enoyed you visit - you were ideal guests Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jan 2022

  • "A fab little holiday cottage in a brilliant location."

    Only a short walk into Richmond marketplace and with good access to beautiful riverside walks. It’s cosy, clean and has everything you need. Well done and thank you to Alan and Susan - great hosts!

    Hi Lynn thank you so much and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay - you were an ideal guest Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jan 2022

  • "The cottage is beautiful, it was clean and the beds were very comfortable."

    There is a bit of a draft from the front door in the evening, so one suggestion I have is that either the front room curtains be extended to cover the door or if that isn't possible (I know curtains are expensive!), that a draft excluder is provided to cover the bottom of the door. All in all a really lovely little place that I would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Nov 2021

  • "The decor,(art and furnishings) and information, historical / local walks etc ..."

    The decor,(art and furnishings) and information, historical / local walks etc good position for town, dog walks and exploring further a field

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Oct 2021

  • "We stayed here in August, the location is perfect five minutes walk to the local shops, the castle and strolling along the river."

    I went with my 5 year old granddaughter who spent most of her time paddling in the river. perfect for all and very dog friendly. Excellent stay

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at the cottage, had a nice welcome hamper on arrival, loads of info on where to eat and visit etc Fantastic shower all very clean, lovely patio area outside with table and chairs and it gets the sun late afternoon early evening which was nice."

    No problems at all, great location walking distance to main village square, parking also very easy and near just on the green no cost. Many thanks we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Aug 2021

  • "Dillon's Cottage is comfortable, well-presented and very clean, it was ideal for the two of us, with its convenient location."

    Everything is to a high standard and the host communicated well, we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage tastefully furnished in a good location."

    Really nice welcome hamper provided.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2021

  • "Our stay at the cottage was more than we expected."

    The personal touches and cleanliness made us feel immediately at home. It is the quaintest cottage to find rest after a full day of adventuring. We had a wonderful time picnicking in the castle ruins as we overlooked the river. The perfect weekend.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely relaxing stay at this beautiful cottage which was central to all the amenities, everything we could have needed was provided and there were lots of little extras that made our stay extra special, we would definitely recommend staying here."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2021

  • "Me and my daughter had a lovely break here waterfall just round corner village green nearby for easy parking"

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Apr 2021

  • "Truly lovely cottage, thoughtfully finished with personal touches and paintings."

    It had everything you are likely to need ( very unusual in our experience!) plus a bit extra and very comfortable beds! We will definitely be back at some point in the near future.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Warm and cosy. Perfect. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2020

  • "Really enjoyed the holiday and this is a great spot to stay."

    The cottage itself is well appointed and really warm/comfortable. Its position on the edge of town means you can stroll (well stride up the hill) into Richmond to enjoy the market place or simply head off in the other direction for walking in some beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by Spencer5.0Oct 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and separate WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine, books, Smart TV, and WiFi
  • Gas and electric inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • No parking at the property, free on street parking 30 yards away and public car park 70 yards away - payable
  • Enclosed courtyard with seating
  • One well-behaved pet allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Please note: There are stone steps inside the property

The property

Pack your bags and make your way over to North Yorkshire, discovering this beautiful terraced cottage in Richmond market town, Dillons Cottage is a homely base for you and your family to enjoy the wonders that this delightful corner of England has to offer.

A historic Grade II listed building, this property is steeped in history, dating back to the 16th century and keeping with original character.

Feel welcomed as you step inside, witnessing the exposed stone staircase and into the sitting room, a lovely space to unwind in the evening after a fun day at the Dales, sitting back on the sofa as you watch a film with a glass of wine.

All your meals can be prepared in the country-style kitchen/diner, equipped with a fridge, oven, hob, washing machine and a spacious dining table.

Leading out from here is an enclosed courtyard, benefiting from a seating area, here you can enjoy a morning coffee and a moment of peace before an exciting day ahead.

Withdraw up the stone staircase to one of the two stunning bedrooms, a double and a twin await, both with antique themes and cosy window seat's where you can get lost in a captivating book on a rainy afternoon.

The bathroom is a quirky room, with the welcoming bath resting underneath a cool recess archway or take advantage of the overhead shower.

This stunning cottage is a short walk away from the town centre, Richmond is a bustling market town with lots to offer, a delightful gem within North Yorkshire, home to Georgian buildings, ancient cobbled streets and the tranquil River Swale flowing throughout, as well as a wide selection of independent shops, village pubs, museums, a historic castle, and a gorgeous theatre.

Make sure to visit the town's old railway station, now reconstructed into a quirky community establishment where you can watch a classic film at the eccentric cinema, sample the local delicacies at Archer’s Jersey Ice Cream or Angel’s Share Bakery, you can also sip on a refreshing drink at the Richmond Brewing Company.

Journey over to the Yorkshire Dales, enjoying the local cheeses at Wensleydale Creamery or visiting the breathtaking 100-foot single-drop waterfall at Hardraw Force.

Explore the Forbidden Corner, a magical labyrinth of burrowed tunnels, and secret chambers which was originally built as a folly, this is a fantastic family day out among four acres of gardens and characterful buildings and statues.

This dwelling is the ideal base to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park, taking your pick from scenic walking trails, challenging cycle routes, rare wildlife and breathtaking landscapes.

Visit Dillons Cottage for a wonderful break with your loved ones.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas