Richmond, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 3859)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

A delightful 18th century, stone-built, end-terrace cottage, set below Richmond's impressive Norman castle, a short stroll from the town centre.

Swaleside, one of our Richmond cottages, is a former candle factory, cobbler's and butcher's workhouse, so is steeped in history, including some old butcher's hooks, retaining much original character and charm.

Fully renovated, this Richmond cottage has a spacious sitting room, a dining room, a bathroom and a main bedroom with king-size bed and nice views of the old town.

Cobbled streets and impressive architecture are easily accessible from this Richmond cottage, plus an array of superb inns and restaurants, and several intriguing museums.

Explore the fascinating Norman castle, peruse the colourful stalls at the weekly market, or take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque River Swale.

A superb Richmond cottage base for exploring Swaledale, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, York Minster and the North York Moors.


Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double & child's folding bed on request, 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin, WC. Ground floor basin, WC. Compact kitchen. Dining room with gas fire. Sitting room with sofa bed & gas fire.


  • Gas central heating with gas fires in dining room & sitting room
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview (via Sky box), PlayStation 2, DVD, CD/radio/iPod dock, books/games
  • Fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair
  • Front patio area with furniture & BBQ
  • Off road parking in front of cottage for two cars
  • Secure bike storage available by arrangement
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop & pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Kitchen is long & thin, limited headroom for tall people on about 50% of the floor space.

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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