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Charming Victorian Cottage. Private Garden, Spectacular Views. 4* Gold. Sawdays



Updated: 20-Sep-2016
Cottage in Richmond, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, England - Wonderful Location - 5 Mins To Market Place, 5 Mins To River Swale, Woods & Swaledale Winding West

"Gorgeous cottage in a wonderful location." 4* Visit Britain rating. Alastair Sawday recommended. Pretty, Victorian gardener's cottage built in former kitchen garden of Elizabethan Yorke House. The cottage looks over a south-facing private garden with spectacular views of Richmond castle & Billy Banks Woods. 5 mins walk to Market Place, 5 mins to River Swale & woods. Ideal mix of town, with its shops, pubs, restaurants, theater, museums, cinema, castle, parks, abbey & swimming baths, and countryside with walks, cycling, riding & beautiful Swaledale winding its way west of the cottage. The front door opens into a stone flagged passage leading to the garden & kitchen, which is well-fitted. Lounge, kitchen, downstairs loo, two double bedrooms & one twin. Bathroom with bath & separate shower. En suite bathroom to master bedroom. Lovely, light cottage with most windows facing south. Wi-fi. TV/DVD. Radio/CD, Ipod dock. Families welcome. Dogs by arrangement. Private parking.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Dennis and I live in Richmond by Garden Cottage, which we renovated a few years ago before building ourselves a new home, Mr. Yorke's Walled Garden (named for John Yorke, who built the 18th century walled kitchen garden for his Elizabethan home). We are now busy recovering his overgrown garden, which stretches down the hill in front of our house & Garden Cottage.

We have good knowledge of the town & the Dales, which we can share with our guests, including where the best restaurants, pubs and tea rooms are to be found.

Dennis runs his own business & I work in a historic house, Kiplin Hall, which is about 7 miles from Richmond.

Our two golden retrievers love the garden & all the local walks. We enjoy walks in the dales, the cinema & theatre as well as time with family and friends.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Delightful cottage in which to stay, very comfortable and superb location. We would recommend the river walk to Hudswell and lunch at The George and Dragon."
Oct 2014
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2 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful cottage in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

The Garden Cottage in Richmond is a gem, it is in an ideal location for exploring Richmond and beyond. The cottage itself is beautifully decorated, clean and well equipped with a lovely enclosed garden with the bonus of being dog friendly. The owners are very friendly and helpful and lots of information is provided in their information pack to ensure you get the most from your stay. Overall we would safely say it is one of the best cottages we have ever stayed at

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It is great to know that you have had a good time staying in our Richmond cottage and very kind of you to take the trouble to write a review. Thank you for rating our cottage so highly. With kind regards, Marcia
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wonderful cottage in wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Loved the brief stay and will be returning...

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Richmond is an excellent place to live or for a holiday - it's a great location. Whilst it isn't far from main roads, it's a rural market town and a friendly place to visit. We can walk to shops, restaurants, pubs, cinema, theatre & swimming pool, frequently meeting friends as we go. Strolling to Saturday market, to browse, chat and buy fresh fruit, veg and fish, & visit local shops is a pleasure. Dog walks are great in Richmond - our two golden retrievers love the river, the woods, the walk along the old railway track to the abbey or a gallop around the old racecourse. For days out we have the beautiful dales for walks and rides, fantastic castles, abbies & historic buildings. There's lots to do and we both appreciate the beautiful open spaces in Richmond and the Dales.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Darlington Tees Valley at 15 Miles Nearest Barpub : Richmond Town Centre at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Hull at 100 Miles Nearest Golf : Catterick at 8 Miles Nearest Train : Darlington at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : A1M at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Richmond Town Centre at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Saltburn at 35 Miles

Special interest holidays:

Nordic Walking for both beginners and experienced Nordic Walkers


Durham and Tees valley Airport approx. 15 miles. Newcastle airport approx. 40 miles. Leeds/Bradford approx 45 miles. Ports at Newcastle (35 miles approx) and Hull (100 miles approx). Railway stations at Darlington and Northallerton. Private railway between Leeming and Redmire.

Buses from Darlington, Northallerton and the dales.


Richmond 0 miles. Swaledale on the doorstep. Wensleydale 10 miles. Leyburn 10 miles. Reeth 10 miles. Darlington 15 miles. Northallerton 15 milees. Lakes approx 50 miles. Coast approx. 45 miles. A1 and A66 5 miles.

Further Details:

Richmond has an outdoor market on Saturday. Indoor market most days of the week. Farmers market once a month on a Saturday. Local butchers, greengrocers, individual shops, artisan shops, art galleries, hairdressers, petrol stations, bookshops in town. Also co-ops and privately owned supermarket in town. Tesco 2 miles away at Catterick. Several restaurants, tea shops and pubs in town and we are able to recommend others nearby. Riding in Richmond and Reeth. Nordic Walking. Cycle hire in Reeth. Guided tours of Richmond.

Historic Houses: - Kiplin Hall, 7 miles; Rokeby, 12 miles; Newby Hall, 30 miles. Castles - Richmond; Middleham; Castle Bolton; Barnard Castle; Auckland Castle; Raby Castle.

Abbies: Easby Abbey; Richmond, Egglestone Abbey; Jervaulx Abbey; Fountains Abbey; Mount Grace Priory.

Museums: Richmondshire Museum, Georgian Theatre Museum, Green Howards Museum - all in Richmond; Swaledale Museum in Reeth; Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle; Beamish Open Air Museum; National Railway Museums at Shildon and York; Darlington Railway Museum; Gulbenkian Museum, Durham.

Gardens: Kiplin Hall; Newby Hall; Constable Burton;Millgate in Richmond; St. Nicholas in Richmond; Thorpe Perrow Arboretum; RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate.

Cities and Cathedrals: Ripon; Durham; Middlesbrough; York; Newcastle. Other: The Forbidden Corner; Churches; Croft Autodrome.

Horse racing: Catterick, Thirsk, York, Wetherby, Newcastle, Sedgefield. Waterfalls: Richmond, Aysgarth and Hawes.

Market Towns: Richmond; Northallerton; Leyburn; Thirsk; Masham; Barnard Castle; Darlington.

Art Galleries and Crafts Shops.

Walking - Swaledale, Wensleydale, Teesdale.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn Half Term
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:
Short breaks available at certain times. Please email or telephone to discuss. A non-refundable deposit of £100 per week is required on booking, and the balance is payable 8 weeks in advance of your stay. This may be paid by cheque or into our bank account.

Changeover Day:
Friday is usual changeover day, but out of season this is flexible. Short breaks of 3 or more days out of peak season are also possible. Check-in is from 2pm on the day of arrival & we aim to be at the cottage to greet our guests. Check-out is by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Our prices are for a 7 day period, but we also offer short breaks at certain times of the year. Please telephone or email to discuss your requirements.
Prices are inclusive of bedlinen, towels, t-towels, washing-up equipment and fuel. We do not charge extra for dogs, booking or in fact, anything, except perhaps breakages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

Unique benefits of the property All the convenience of town with beauty & freedom of countryside. Located halfway up Cravengate town is 5 mins walk up, river/woods 5 mins down. The cottage faces south with views across the garden to Billy Banks Woods. The view east is of Richmond's Norman castle - the rising sun pierces the great, arched window. Private, secure south-facing garden. Off-street parking for 2 cars. Well-equipped kitchen - a good cooking area. Living room with sofas, large dining-table, ctv/DVD/radio/CD/ipod dock. French windows to garden & seating area. Light, sunny bedrooms. Family bathroom &,from 23 March, en suite bathroom. Downstairs loo. Children welcome. Dogs by arrangement. "A beautiful, spotlessly clean cottage in the perfect location."

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • river
  • town


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, En suite to bedroom 1.
  • First Floor Bathroom with bath, separate electric shower, wash-basin & loo. Heated towel rail & airing-cupboard. En-suite bathroom to master bedroom with bath & shower over, wash-basin & loo. Downstairs loo & wash-basin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, En suite bathroom with shower over bath tub.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Fabulous south-facing views over garden and woods
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom with en suite bath - double room with exposed beams, fitted wardrobes & windows to south, west & north Double Bedroom - pretty room with large window overlooking garden, castle & woods Twin or Single Bedroom has full-sized, roll-away bed.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Children of all ages are welcome, but we request parents bring their own baby equipment. Well-mannered dogs by arrangement (no extra charge), but please bring bedding and don't let them on the furniture or in the bedrooms - dog towels & dog treats provided. We request no smoking please. Outside: South facing garden accessed through garden corridor or French windows from living room. Fully enclosed with cottage fronting, fencing to two sides and wall to 4th side. Garden table and benches for al fresco breakfasts and dining. Lawn, monkey puzzle and willow trees, herbaceous planting, espalier apple trees, climbing roses, herbs, rhubarb, small strawberry bed. Spectacular views - should see the sun come up behind the castle! Parking shared with the owners on private drive behind the owners' house and Garden Cottage. Utility Room: Washing-machine room under the stairs, accesses from door next to front door. Washing machine. Washing-line for use in garden. Clothes horse for drying in passage or kitchen. Iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Crisp, white bedlinen, fluffy white towels and t-towels included in the price. The cottage is cleaned every week and bedlinen changed. Clean towels are available on request. Other: Stone flagged passage leads from front door to south-facing garden. Door from passage to kitchen. Plenty of room for bikes, pushchairs, coats, boots etc

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