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The Netty

(Ref. 1072404)

Richmond, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • owners (12)
  • eco (11)
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  • welcome (8)
  • clean (8)

29 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean and tidy, the welcome basket was an unexpected surprise and very much appreciated."

    It was an ideal base for the purposes of our visit to the area Very quiet and peaceful location with a nice walk for the dog over the road

    Reviewed by John4.4Oct 2023

  • "Excellent in all areas with thoughtful attention to detail."

    Very clean and comfortable. Kitchen area well equipped with useful additions of foil, cling film, sandwich bags etc. Perfect little bolt hole for two with a good location.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Amazing little place!"

    So cosy and comfortable. I did wonder whether it might be too small, but it really wasn’t, it’s so well thought out. The owners are lovely and available if needed. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Jsne5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week in the Netty , done to a high standard clean quirky and cosy."

    Everything we needed was there , loved the welcoming basket very thoughtful .The owners are lovely recommended good places to visit and eat. We would definitely love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Sally-anne5.0Aug 2023

  • "My girlfriend and I stayed here for 6 nights and enjoyed every moment."

    Hosts are very kind and it was just a lovely time away x

    Reviewed by Robbie5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a fabulous holiday in The Netty and will definitely return."

    Beautiful accommodation and lovely hosts. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by James Colin5.0Jun 2023

  • "We have just enjoyed a 2 week holiday at the 'Netty' which is sited in a quiet scenic location a short drive from either Richmond or Barnard Castle."

    The property is of clean high standard and suited all our needs perfectly. John and Anne are very charming hosts and very helpful. Perfect for touring that area of North Yorkshire close to Darlington and the A66/A1M. Visiting Northallerton Thirsk and Bedale area's easily reached. The 149 Fish Cafe is recommended in Barnard Castle for excellent food. We would certainly use 'The Netty' again this review June 2023.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7May 2023

  • "Our 4th visit now."

    We absolutely love the Netty. John and Ann are wonderful hosts.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with all necessary facilities in good condition."

    Very comfortable. Surrounding area was full of character and interest.

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2023

  • "3rd stay here."

    Looking forward to 4th

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic bolt hole for 2 people in a beautiful scenic location."

    Absolutely spotlessly clean and furnished to a high level. The owners are a lovely couple who go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Plenty of areas and places to visit within driving distance to please all tastes. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2022

  • "A warm welcome to a cosy haven in a lovely spot."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "I had a great week staying at The Netty; it provided everything I could possibly need for a very comfortable stay."

    The welcome basket was a lovely surprise upon my arrival and much appreciated. The owners were friendly without imposing, happy to answer any questions and to give ideas of places to go. The cottage is located on the edge of a quiet village but with the A66 only a short distance away. Therefore getting to areas such as the Dales and the Lakes is achievable - I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2022

  • "Just ideal, John and Anne were also incredibly friendly"

    Reviewed by Andrei5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very clean modern accommodation, most of what you need to enjoy your break is provided."

    The couple who own the Netty are very helpful and knowledgeable about the area.!

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely place very clean."

    Everything you need for one or two people. Thoughtful supplies left to keep you going would come back here again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2021

  • "Loved the Netty and set in a peaceful village with great views."

    Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Lovely owners

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is our second visit to the Netty, the owners John and Anne are lovely ..."

    This is our second visit to the Netty, the owners John and Anne are lovely people and made us feel very welcome, the cottage is perfectly situated to explore some of the UK's most glorious countryside, we've had a lovely time

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "The owners Anne and John were very welcoming approachable and friendly."

    The Netty was a comfortable, well designed and decorated to a high standard. Anne and John had thought of everything you would need from milk to a sewing kit. Sitting on the patio the view over the fields was mesmerising. The neighbours would acknowledge you with a wave or hello. We would not hesitate to go back. It is a very peaceful setting, we both felt we were able to relax and slow down.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2021

  • "The stay at The Netty was perfect from start to finish they met the expectations for us as well as our four legged baby."

    It was well accommodated with everything you need down to a cute welcome basket and treats for pup! Couldn’t be happier! Highly recommend x

    Reviewed by Zara5.0Sep 2021

  • "Owners were friendly, very helpful and approachable."

    Fantastic welcome hamper on arrival with all the necessary essentials. Thank you

    Reviewed by Aaron5.0Jul 2021

  • "We felt really welcome by the hosts."

    They did everything they could to make our holiday enjoyable. They even did some food shopping for us when we had to isolate after being pinged by the Covid App.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a great place for a couple or a single person to stay."

    The hosts are very welcoming and will help you make the most of your stay.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay, perfectly situated for ..."

    Lovely cottage, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay, perfectly situated for exploring the dales,north pennines, teesdale and county Durham, the owners are lovely people and made us feel very welcome, thank you

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic hosts, facilities and tranquil location."

    Couldn't ask for more. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2021

  • "Had a really great stay, accommodation lovely, owners very friendly and helpful and we would highly recommend the Netty and we look forward to a return visit at some point."

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2021

  • "Idyllic house in a lovely village."

    Ideal touring base for the northeast . Owners very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very friendly and helpful owners Immaculately clean throughout Set in a ..."

    Very friendly and helpful owners Immaculately clean throughout Set in a very beautiful area Would definitely return

    Reviewed by Pat5.0May 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Open-plan studio layout with double bed, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove (first basket of logs provided) Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Biomass underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, 2-ring electric hob, fridge, TV, WiFi
  • Electric and heating inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Patio with furniture and fire pit
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 1.7 miles

The property

Richmond 8 miles.

A charming single-storey stone cottage resting on the grounds of the owner's home, The Netty is a delightful bolthole and base for two in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire.

The owner's home is an 18th century school house currently undergoing renovation with The Netty being the former outdoor privy, hence the name The Netty; a colloquial term for a WC!

Furnished to a wonderful standard and perfect for a romantic retreat, the property resides in East Layton and is within easy reach of the North Pennines and Yorkshire Dales.

Enter into the property and first discover the fantastic kitchen, compact but well-equipped with all you need for a self-catered stay, including an electric oven, 2-ring hob, and a fridge with ice box, all amidst bright décor, wooden worktops and stylish subway tiling.

Continue through the property, passing the sliding door granting access to the shower room, a wonderfully neat space to freshen up in with a walk-in shower and a heated towel rail.

Completing the layout is the open-plan living and sleeping area, with a double bed to settle into following a busy day.

To the end of the room is the snug sitting area, warming woodburning stove, wall-mounted TV and space-saving yet stylish dining table and chairs for two!

Enjoy relaxing in here with your partner, talking over your favourite moments of the holiday so far, or head outside onto the pretty patio in sunny weather for alfresco dining with an impeccable view of the rolling hills and countryside.

Just over a mile down the road is the wonderful farm shop, Mainsgill Farm Shop, where you can pick up a wealth of fresh, locally sourced produce for your romantic meals, whilst The Fox Hall Inn serves an excellent and comprehensive menu when you want a night off from cooking!

The nearby village of Eppleby can also accommodate any of your needs with its village store and local pub.

Enjoy a trip to the town of Barnard Castle where a handful of excellent attractions await, including the castle itself of the same name, positioned high on a rock overlooking the River Tees and and Tees Gorge.

Visit The Bowes Museum, a magnificent and grand building home to an eclectic collection of art, relics, antiques spread over three floors, perfect for a rainy day!

A unique holiday experience awaits you at Teesdale Alpacas, offering a chance to enjoy a scenic trek alongside one of these kind furry creatures!

The Wetheriggs Animal Rescue will be another firm favourite for animal lovers with a host of friendly animals to meet, or venture up to Raby Castle, a dramatic 14th century fortress with extensive grounds, perfect for heritage hunters!

Hop on the Pennine Way in the north of the Yorkshire Dales and continue up through to the North Pennines, with outstanding scenery to behold, it's a walk you won't forget.

A trip to the town of Richmond is perfect for riverside walks along the River Swale, stopping to admire the River Swale Waterfalls, along with visiting The Green Howards Museum and Richmondshire Museum, along with Richmond Castle.

Spend quality time with your other half in the delightful surroundings of North Yorkshire at The Netty.

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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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