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Richmond, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 249)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "A really well presented cottage with all facilities we needed."

    Perfect peaceful location. On the outskirts of Richmond Town, although within walking distance of Town centre. Nothing was too much trouble for our friendly hosts Ron and Pat who made us feel extremely welcome. Would highly recommend and would stay there in the future.

    Reviewed by CarlFeb 2022

  • "Friendly owners on hand if you need them."

    Kindly provided us with some goodies on our arrival. Comfortable beds and settees. Bus handy for Richmond. We enjoyed our stay so much we have already booked for 2022.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "This was our 3rd stay in this bungalow and we have enjoyed a most comfortable and relaxing holiday on each occasion."

    Although on a main road, the bungalow is quiet and peaceful, being set back with it's own patio and garden area. The bungalow has a spacious lounge and is very comfortable to enjoy a quiet evening in if the weather is inclement. We will be staying again!

    Reviewed by TJul 2021

  • "A really lovely bungalow in the perfect setting."

    Beautiful views from garden, lovely to watch the visiting wildlife. Easy to find,, easy reach of lots of lovely places to visit. If really had to find a negative the step at front door and patio door were steep, but this was only an issue down to the mobility issues of one our party, and the bungalow does not claim to be step free. This in no way spoilt our stay and wouldn't stop us returning.

    Reviewed by NancyJun 2021

  • "What a fab find."

    Lovely accommodation within walking distance of Richmond town Centre. Next to a public footpath which lead to Easby Abbey (beautiful). Lovely friendly owners. We will definitely be back

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2021

  • "Thornlea is a great cottage very well situated just outside Richmond giving easy access to the whole area."

    You have great views as you sit in the garden having your morning cup of tea.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2021

  • "Everything was perfect."

    Hosts really good and lovely welcome tray with tea, coffee, delicious biscuits and wine on arrival. Bungalow very comfortable and watching the wild life from the patio doors was wonderful. Superb location to walk or go by car into Richmond. Beautiful walks from the bungalow. A really lovely stay. Pat and Ron were there if you needed anything, but we didn't. Great, we will be back when all Covid restrictions are lifted as there was so much to do in the area which we couldn't do due to current restrictions.

    Reviewed by JoanApr 2021

  • "Great property, well looked after in excellent location to Richmond."

    Beautiful garden at rear. Fortunately we had a lovely week of weather, however in bad weather there is nowhere to put wet coats or shoes as entrance is directly into carpeted lounge area, this was not an issue for us but could be to others. Also the pillows were rather worn and need replacing. On the whole good value for money in a great area.

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2021

  • "We have found the cottage is very comfortable clean and welcoming."

    It is very close to Richmond and close to the motorway for visiting other areas. The owners are very helpful and are happy to give information for the local area .

    Reviewed by AnnOct 2020

  • "A lovely welcome from the Owners on arrival."

    Bungalow was relaxing and just right for a week of walking in the Dales, close to Richmond and walks straight from the door.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time at the cottage the garden was wonderful to sit in at daytime and evening."

    The cottage gave a home from home feel . The directions from Ron & Pat the owners were very easy to follow. If like my husband Iain and I and like flyfishing it is perfect as there are plenty of place’s nearby. We will be going back.

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2020

  • "Just what the doctor ordered Chill time in a lovely relaxing bungalow."

    Reviewed by GeoffreyOct 2019

  • "Third visit to this cottage."

    Made to feel welcome. Ideal base for touring the Dales. Particularly enjoyed our visit to Eden Camp. Plenty places to eat locally for gluten intolerance.

    Reviewed by DeborahOct 2019

  • "Pat and her husband were welcoming and friendly."

    We knew they were there for us if we had any unmet needs.

    Reviewed by RayleenSep 2019

  • "Great little cottage could not ask for more."

    Pat and Ron lovely couple. First time in Richmond look forward to my next visit would stay here again.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2019

  • "The owners were first class as was the property ."

    Just being able to walk from the property to the centre of town .we could catch a bus to all parts of the dales .

    Reviewed by JimJun 2019

  • "This property is in a great location."

    Near enough to all that Richmond has to offer but far enough away from the hustle and bustle. Lovely secluded garden, a real suntrap. Very friendly owners, leaving a tray of tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits as well as a bottle of wine and bottle of fresh milk in the fridge, they even popped in on our last day to wish us a safe journey home. Hopefully we will be back for our 4th visit very soon.

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2019

  • "Good priced cottage with a good location 3rd time at cottage"

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage and the owners have thought of just about everything, including a welcome pack consisting of wine, biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar and milk."

    My only recommendation would be for the addition of black out curtains/blinds at the bedroom windows as there is a streetlight opposite which can make the room a little light but that is only my personal opinion and apart from that it was perfect and we can't wait to go back again and again.

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay here."

    When we arrived here was a welcome tray of tea, coffee and biscuits and a pint of fresh milk in the fridge. What a lovely touch. The cottage was perfect for us and very homely. Lovely and warm and had everything we needed. THere was also DVDs to watch and a games cupboard. Fantastic views from the back garden and fields across the road as located right on the edge of the town. Perfect base for visiting Richmond and surrounding area. There is a little public pathway that goes right down the side of the bungalow which takes you on a picturesque walk to Easby Abbey. Well worthy a visit.

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2018

  • "Windows need cleaning patio doors filthy spoiled the bird watching"

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2018

  • "This is the 5th time that we have stayed in this cottage, and we have enjoyed our stay each time, We would happily recommend staying there."

    Reviewed by SylviaSep 2018

  • "The location suited us as it was close to Richmond but away from the built up area."

    Views from Thornlea were of countryside and rabbits played in the back garden .Access to the Dales was easy so we made full use of the opportunity to enjoy visiting several.

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2018

  • "Very warm welcome - very comfortable - very spacious for 2 people - location was ideal for us."

    Very minor problem was wifi only available <20% of the time - if you are a news junkie like us, it's a problem. But VERY minor in the overall scheme of things.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2018

  • "This bungalow is situated just as you enter Richmond from Scotch Corner at the end of a row of semi-detached houses."

    Ideally situated as you can walk into town or get a local bus which stops nearby. Also well situated for lovely trips to lots of different areas. Parking is easy and on the premises. As it is on the main road you can hear traffic but, with the windows closed and with the excellent double glazing it wasn't a problem. The views from the garden at the back are lovely and it was nice to watch the birds and squirrels from the patio doors. It would be pleasant sitting out there during the better weather. We were very warm and comfortable and the bungalow is well equipped including a hairdryer and lots of storage. The kitchen is small and I wouldn't care to make a meal for four people in it but Richmond and the Dales have such nice eating places cooking wasn't on the agenda! The owners are friendly and helpful if you need them. Wi-Fi is unreliable as the owners told us. The only safe way to get into and out of the bath for older people is to hang onto the shower fitting. I would like to see a non-slip mat in the bath and a grab rail. We would be happy to go back to Thornlea.

    Reviewed by MavisMar 2018

  • "Very comfortable and handy for the town with the buses running every 20 mins and easy to get to the Dales"

    Reviewed by DaphneSep 2017

  • "Fantastic location within walking distance of the historic centre of Richmond."

    Very good access to the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Made an excellent base for our family holiday.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with quadrant shower cubicle and shower, W/C and basin
  • Modern fitted kitchen
  • Delightful sitting room with patio doors, pleasant views and dining area.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, automatic washer, TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD/radio/cassette player, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Sun trap garden area with patio and garden furniture owners do have access, but ensure you are left in private
  • Off road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Richmond town centre is 1 mile (bus stop adjacent to cottage), shop 5 mins walk, pubs 1 mile.

The property

A modern detached bungalow situated on the fringe of the market town of Richmond, named Great Town of the Year 2009 by the Academy of Urbanism.

The cottage offers very comfortable, well-equipped accommodation in a superb location for discovering this beautiful region and visitors will receive a very warm welcome from the owners who live next dorr.

Richmond offers a Norman castle, Georgian Theatre, museums and beautiful riverside walks.

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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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