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Olive Cottage

(Ref. 955196)

Richmond, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a fabulous few days at your cottage."

    So quiet but right in the middle of town which was great. Lots of walks and great restaurants to hand. Would definitely recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2024

  • "I suggest a toilet roll holder on wall and a small shelf above the sink."

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Feb 2024

  • "Apart from the sticking door the property was just what I wanted."

    It doesn’t stick anymore! Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Feb 2024

  • "Centrally located in Richmond, compact Olive Cottage is ideal for a short break."

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Oct 2023

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Very clean. A little bit too small.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property for a couple, really quiet and peaceful but in a great location just a short walk to the town, with the benefit of a good parking space."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cosy cottage."

    Walking distance of Lidl, town centre, theatre. Comfy bed. Plenty of hot water. Lovely modern bathroom with spacious shower. Very quiet both night and day. Only sound was birdsong. Easy parking. Felt very safe. Richmond is a wonderful town. Perfect for a single person or a couple.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a perfect little cottage for a couple."

    It's location is great for all Richmond has to offer. It's only a 3 or 4 minute walk into the centre. The cottage was well equipped with everything you need. The outside space, although small, is a little suntrap. It was great for a late afternoon G&T after exploring Richmond. We would definitely book again if visiting Richmond.

    Reviewed by William4.1Sep 2023

  • "The only thing I missed was an ice box in the fridge!"

    Everything was great, location perfect.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Olive Cottage."

    It was easy to find and perfect to be able to stroll in to Richmond, and a great base for some fabulous walks. The cottage is very cozy, well equipped and spotlessly clean. The king-size bed was very comfortable and the ensuite shower is a good size. We would definitely visit Richmond and Olive Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Delightful cottage, ideally placed for the centre of Richmond , but a very peaceful situation and such a bonus to have off road parking too."

    We really enjoyed sitting in the garden in the sunshine! Comfy bed and furniture. We would have found a couple more forks in the kitchen drawer useful, but not a big deal. We will be booking again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Elisabeth4.7Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was Lovely , everything you wanted for a chillout weeks holiday, very lovely bedroom and comfortable bed ."

    The cottage is lovely and clean the only thing the cottage needs is some new knives and forks . The cottage is situated 5mins walking distance from town centre. Hopefully we will be returning in near further. Lots of thankx for letting us stay at olive cottage from Simon & Rachel .

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Jun 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage in a quiet location but only a short walk from all Richmond has to offer."

    The little courtyard provides a perfect spot to sit. The owners were quick to sort a dripping tap.

    Reviewed by Richard Godfrey4.1Jun 2023

  • "Very impressed with the cottage and its location it is in the right location if you have difficulty walking."

    The main features of Richmond are more or less on a level.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic quaint little cottage everything you need away from home, had a fabulous stay"

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, ideally situated in a quiet cul-de-sac with private parking within 300 yards of the town centre."

    Perfect for a couple. Accuracy of information needs checking, a number of the pubs / restaurants etc. described are closed, either permanently or for refurbishment. We had a great time, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "Had a lovely week in Olive cottage so very quiet minutes from town lovely little sunny garden but no umbrella for shade which was such a shame there's so much to see in Richmond and some great places to eat."

    Reviewed by Jacky4.7Jul 2022

  • "Positives - The location of the property is great - so handy for town, riverside, castle etc."

    Also the fact that it has a car parking space is a big thumbs up! Nice table and chairs to sit in the patio/garden area. Negatives - the overall feel to me is that the property could benefit from a thorough cleaning. So dusty in the bedroom particularly under the bed and the cupboard in the bathroom was unusable as it was dirty. Shower seals need cleaning. The blind, door curtain and cushions in the living area are faded and don’t look good. Sofa is very uncomfortable. Several other small negatives which sound petty on their own, but altogether didn’t make for a clean space to be in. Such a shame.

    Reviewed by Joan3.1Jun 2022

  • "Very pleasant cottage and well situated for the town."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic little hideaway , compact and quirky and so close to town centre , parking great , everything you could want for a nice break away ."

    Staying again as soon as we have spare time loved every moment there .

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Mar 2022

  • "Cosy comfortable cottage with parking and close to all facilities yet tucked away in a quiet corner."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would happily recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage tucked away in a quiet spot."

    We have just returned from our second stay. Lots of great walks straight from from the cottage, so no need to drive anywhere.Olive Cottage suited us perfectly.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jan 2022

  • "Great little cottage in a great location in the beautiful town of Richmond."

    Even has off-road parking.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jan 2022

  • "Clear directions were given for arrival."

    There was plenty of useful local information and advice in the welcome pack. Quiet location, with own parking space, yet only 5 minutes walk to centre of Richmond. When we had a brief problem with the water heater, we sent a text and it was quickly resolved by Judy. Enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Marilyn4.4Nov 2021

  • "A lovely quaint cottage in a very quiet area, very close to the centre of Richmond."

    The cottage is very small but has everything you need for a weeks stay. It was clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Oct 2021

  • "The settee I did'nt find comfortable."

    Sorry. But the bed was one of the most comfortable bed I have slept in for a long time. Really enjoyed our stay, and can't wait to return. The cottage is ideally situated from the town centre and lovely and quiet.

    Reviewed by Joyce4.7Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely with easy access into the town."

    The owners were very good and came to our aid immediately during a power cut to the town.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cottage very comfortable and cozy and restaurants very close which was a real bonus."

    A very pleasant holiday all round

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Sep 2021

  • "Olive Cottage, Richmond North Yorkshire."

    This was our second stay at Olive Cottage so we knew what to expect. Everything was in order and working. Location is great for walking into Richmond. Parking is a huge bonus. Its a very small cottage but is fine for an organised couple for a week. Food shopping in Richmond is quite limited unless you like Lidl, so we ordered a Tesco's delivery. But be careful how much you order as there is very little storage space and no freezer compartment in the fridge. We would happily stay again. Thank you to the owner and caretaker.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was in a perfect location with lovely market square, shops and restaurants within walking distance."

    The cottage was good for 2 people and had everything we wanted for our stay in Yorkshire

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2021

  • "Clise to centre ."

    View of castle. Cosy romantic place.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2021

  • "Cottage was perfect for two people."

    Great location for town and walks. Bonus of sunny courtyard to sit outside and enjoy a coffee or wine. Would recommend this cottage to friends.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Apr 2021

  • "This delightful little cottage is perfectly situated for exploring the town and countryside."

    It is furnished and decorated to a high standard and had everything a couple need for a weeks holiday. Richmond is fascinating to explore and tucked away in a quiet area near the centre one finds all amenities near and many beautiful river and countryside walks virtually on the doorstep- we will return.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2020

  • "Perfect accommodation for our needs."

    Quiet,out of the way yet literally a 5 minute stroll to the town centre. Richmond is a lovely Market town with everything you would expect from a castle to a museum. Pubs galore,restaurants and various takeaway venues. Fantastic walking country and many towns and villages within a short drive away. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is a really lovely cottage, small but perfect for 2 people."

    Very well situated in the centre of Richmond which is a really beautiful Georgian town. There are numerous restaurants and pubs so no need to use the car to get something to eat. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Aug 2020

  • "Small but perfectly formed."

    A lovely little cottage in a great position within the town and with parking. Everything we required was provided, even used the oven a couple of times. And the little yard is lovely to sit out in. The cottage is tiny and you need to be organised but for two it is great. We put the empty suit cases back into the car for storage during the week. A very short walk gets you to liddl or the Co-op in the square so no need to stock up on stuff. Great place to use as a base to explore the area. A couple of minor notes to the owner. When we got there the recycling box was full so we didn't use it. Then the bin men refused to take it and put a note on it saying it was mixed. So I think the recycling info could be a bit clearer (what to recycle, what needs splitting out and where to put each type). We did use the water filter for the kettle as requested, however, the jug was dirty with black mould and the filter indicator did not work. I gave it a basic clean but it needs a deep clean and an indicator that works. I wouldn't like to think of people drinking the water out of the jug without boiling it. Maybe a comments book in the cottage would be good then I wouldn't have needed to put these comments on here. But in summary it was lovely and I'm just about to book again for next year.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great location, with parking, so close to the market square and river walks."

    Reviewed by Bev4.7Mar 2020


    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2019

  • "Tiny cottage, but that was expected."

    Quiet cul-de-sac with off-road parking and very easy access to the town centre. RIchmond is a great little town, handy for the Dales.

    Reviewed by Stewart4.7Oct 2019

  • "A compact snug cottage in a very quiet location within a few minutes walk of Richmond Market Square."

    The property is tastefully decorated and well equipped ( although the fridge does not have a freezer compartment). It is small (one up/one down) but full of character and with a small south facing courtyard garden. We really enjoyed our week here.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet, convenient location near to the facilities of Richmond"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2019

  • "The amount of crockery, cutlery etc was well below that we have normally experienced."

    It would be useful to have a freezer compartment in the fridge. The TV did not work very well, the owner was aware of it but did not rectify it until the day before we left.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.1Jul 2019

  • "Weather was very cold and cottage living room took a while to warm up but ..."

    Weather was very cold and cottage living room took a while to warm up but otherwise everything was excellent We appreciated the short cut to the main street so we could walk into town in less that ten minutes

    Reviewed by Norah4.4Apr 2019

  • "The recycling it doesn’t tell you I."

    The book you have to separate the glass ,the bin men wouldn’t take it so graham had to separate them run after bin men ,the place was comfy upstairs very bright down stairs could do with brightening up a little but the cottage was comfy and cosy we would have ne problems going again or recommending it ,thank you

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2018

  • "Olive cottage is close to Richmond town centre and is clean, cosy and comfortable; just as Sykes Cottages described it."

    It gave us a relaxing holiday with trips to the dales and to Durham and Ripon.....and Richmond itself is delightful. So we had a splendid week.

    Reviewed by Eileen4.4Sep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage for two, cosy and well-located in the heart of Richmond."

    Kitchen is cosy for one and tricky for two so don't plan on any big homemade meals as size-wise the kitchen cannot accommodate it! The house and local area guide is in a box under the TV, we found it on our third day and wish we had found it sooner!

    Reviewed by Victoria4.4Sep 2018

  • "No freezer compartment in the fridge and no satisfactory way of drying laundry ie."

    Suitable sized airier.

    Reviewed by Roland4.1Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was good, the bed was good, the bathroom (particularly the shower) was good."

    The living room is dark, this is particularly the case in the kitchen area - a light is needed there. Enough cutlery and crockery for two, No dish cloths to clean the working area. Most places provide a little milk, tea and coffee for guests on arrival until they have shopped. None were provided. The positioning of the property is good, meaning that the car can be left in the off road parking space when going into Richmond. Overall it was a good place to stay.

    Reviewed by David4.1Jun 2018

  • "Small but perfectly formed cottage."

    Loved it. Excellent location.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2018

  • "We stayed at Olive Cottage in February and had a wonderful time."

    It was just as pictured, very clean and tidy and decorated to a very high standard. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Feb 2018

  • "Gorgeous cottage with everything we could have needed."

    Excellent quiet, yet central location. We had a fantastic time and would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2017

  • "Lovely cottage for two ( with parking) in a great location."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2017

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  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, Smart TV with Freeview, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed cobbled garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Due to the style of the property, the stairs are quite steep
  • Note: Adults only, no children.

The property

A delightful stone-built, semi-detached cottage just two minutes from the centre of Richmond.

Ideal for a romantic break, this lovely cottage provides the perfect base to explore the market town.

The property provides beautiful character, with feature fireplaces and exposed beams throughout complimenting the stone exterior.

On entering the cottage guests are met by a beautifully decorated open plan living area, consisting of a cosy sitting area, a well-equipped kitchen and dining area.

Open to the stairs on the first floor guests can relax in the beautifully decorated king-size double room with decorative fireplace and admire the lovely views of the castle and Richmond town.

The room is complete with a stylish en-suite shower room.

Outside is an enclosed cobbled garden, providing a lovely space for drinks in the sun in the warmer weather.

Just a short walk brings guests to the beautiful town centre with a huge cobbled town square and plenty of shops, pubs, cafes, tearooms and restaurants.

With a weekly market too there is plenty to cater for all tastes.

Why not spend a day at North Yorkshire’s finest attraction, Richmond Castle and admire the breathtaking views of North Yorkshire.

Nearby guests can find popular towns such as Hawes, Reeth and Middleham, perfect places to enjoy a refreshing drink or meal after a walk in the countryside.

A wonderful cottage, 4 Youngs Yard can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

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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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Note: Adults only, no children.
Please note: This property is unable to accept bookings that start on a Sunday.
Please note: Smokers not allowed at the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas