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

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Richmond, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, England. Wonderful Location - 5 Mins To Market Place, 5 Mins To River Swale, Woods & Swaledale

"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.

Garden Cottage is one of two cottages that we offer for visitors to our exceptional market town. Both are inspected annually by VisitEngland. Recently te inspector wrote: "Two unique cottages, buildings sympathetically converted to provide very good quality holiday accommodation.Good on site parking at Garden Cottage, and sufficient off road parking for Old Cello Workshop given the location.Both cottages within a short walking distance of the cobbled market square, restaurants, Castle and the riverside.Gardens are a speciality field of the owners - superb access and grounds at Garden Cottage...Excellent hospitality and freshly arranged garden flowers for guests". our second cottage, The Old Cello Workshop, is just down the road from Garden Cottage at the bottom of Cravengate. Together the cottages sleep 12.

Bike storage in the cottage's stone corridor, which leads into he cottage and is lockable.

More Details

About Us

Catriona McLuckie
Yorkshire Country Holidays
Mr. Yorke's Walled Garden, 1a Cravengate
DL10 4RF Richmond
Yorkshire Country Ho, 5414116
VAT Reg No

Marcia McLuckie
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Marcia McLuckie

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. This year we shall be opening our garden for the Yellow Book National garden Scheme

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 run our cottage business, help Dennis with his business and am kept busy looking after the garden.

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.

Marcia McLuckie purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Marcia McLuckie chose Richmond

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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 & en suite bathroom. Downstairs loo. Children welcome. Dogs by arrangement. "A beautiful, spotlessly clean cottage in the perfect location."

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Richmond in Richmondshire District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • 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
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • 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
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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Charming Victorian Cottage. Private Garden, Spectacular Views. 4* Gold. Sawdays
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Great location, comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Richmond is a great base for exploring the Dales. Garden Cottage is cosy and has all the amenities you need. The garden is lovely - in summer it would be divine! A wonderful part of the UK, spectacular views and gorgeous rivers, Curlews and Lapwings calling on the uplands, just divine.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Annette, Thank you for your review and pleased you enjoyed your stay in Richmond. We are very lucky to have such varied landscape in the area. It is just a few minutes drive to go from the town, river and woodland up to moorland, where it is so tranquil. Hope to see you again. Kind regards Marcia
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Hope to see you again. best regards Marcia
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Lovely house, ideally placed

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and well cared for property just outside of the town centre, but only a few minutes walk from all the action ( not sure if action is quite the correct term for sleepy Richmond - but you know what I mean ! )

Very comfortable, great outside space, and everything works as it should. Highly recommended !

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your kind comments and pleased you enjoyed your stay, although I take you point about the action - we have a calmer sort of action here in Richmond, but plenty going on. Hope to see you again in the future. Best regards Marcia
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Wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous cottage in a lovely, peaceful setting. The perfect venue for our long weekend in Richmond. The cottage is spacious, very comfortable and well equipped and feels homely with a real cared for quality. We didn't want to leave. Availability of on site parking was a real bonus.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marilyn, Very pleased you enjoyed your stay here in Richmond at Garden Cottage. Thank you for coming and for taking the time to write a review. We hope you had a lovely time over the festive season. Best wishes Marcia
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The cottage was in the highest calibre of the many we have stayed at.

  • 5 of 5

Cottage and garden, setting, owners and Richmond were great.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul, Thank you so much for your review, and for staying with us in Richmond. We are pleased that you enjoyed Garden Cottage. with best wishes Marcia
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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: 29-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Darlington Tees Valley
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Richmond Town Centre
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Richmond Town Centre
Nearest Beach
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Richmond, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Holidays
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
31 Aug 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half-Term
26 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
20 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Jan 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
February Half-Term
22 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes: Garden Cottage changeover day is usually Friday. During the school holidays bookings are available in 7 day blocks commencing on a Friday. Please call to discuss if you would like to arrive on a different day of the week.
Short breaks are 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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