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Views of Easby Abbey, half a mile from the C2C, a 20 minute walk to Richmond.

Overview

Property

Updated: 11-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Two bedroom cottage and garden overlooking Easby abbey, a 20 minute walk to Richmond

No 3 Easby Court is next door to our home, Easby Hall, where we offer premium bed & breakfast in the North Wing. Our staff will make up the rooms for your arrival with linen and bedding of the same high quality as we use in the Hall - goose down duvets and 600 thread count cotton sheets. The two bedrooms, kitchen and sitting room all overlook Easby Hall's stunning garden, the abbey ruins and rolling hills beyond. The cottage garden with table and chairs is beautifully planted with flowers, shrubs and even herbs for your use. Relish our big skies over supper and a glass of wine whilst watching the thriving bird life and stunning sunsets over the abbey, or on cooler days curl up and have a cosy evening inside by the open fire. The cottage has its own private entrance with parking in the old stable yard and is equipped with everything you need in the kitchen, free WiFi, TV and DVD in the sitting room and hairdryer in the bedroom but if you need anything else we are next door, you just have to ask. We can provide a lock up for bicycles or any other kit you want to keep safe.

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About the Owner

John or Karen Clarke
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2017

About John or Karen Clarke

Karen and John Clarke spent much of their working life in Asia. They met in Hong Kong where John was working with Citibank and Karen was publisher of an Asian financial magazine. On returning to England they spent a few years in London before beginning their search for an idyllic country house to raise their two daughters and to start a new rural business. Having spent much time in exciting but polluted cities they were seeking clean air and stunning scenery. Karen was born and grew up in Yorkshire and so when they bought Easby Hall in 2004, not only did it fit their vision perfectly it also brought Karen back to her home county.

John or Karen Clarke purchased this cottage in 2004

Why John or Karen Clarke chose Yorkshire Dales

Easby lies just a couple of miles east of Richmond, the recognised gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. In only a few minutes drive the beauty of Swaledale unfolds before you. John and Karen were seeking easy access to unspoilt countryside and the Dales is one of the few areas left in England where you can experience scenery that has remained little changed for centuries. The Yorkshire Dales are a superb destination for walking, driving, riding, and cycling amongst its sparkling rivers, rolling hills, dry stone walls and charming old barns.

What makes this cottage unique

Richmond's shops, cafes and restaurants are a short and easy walk from the cottage. Even nearer is 'The Station', Richmond's old railway station reborn with two cinemas, a coffee shop and artisan boutiques including a chocolatier, a mini-brewery, ice cream and cheese makers, a bakery and a delicatessen. Everything you need for a good but slightly wicked life!

John and Karen live next door and are happy to offer advice about restaurants, pubs, tourist attractions, local events, walks and tours of the area. Guests also have the added comfort of knowing that John & Karen are on site to help with anything that they may need.

6 Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

5

Beautiful, beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The cottage setting is picture book perfect, with views across the countryside and down to the old Abbey. A lovely 20 min walk along the river bank takes you to Richmond, which is pleasant to wander round, with the castle, the old Georgian Theatre, plenty of cafés. The Station is worth a look, the old converted railway station building now holds a cafe, gift shop, brewery, ice cream parlour, bakery and even a cinema for a rainy afternoon.

The cottage was impeccably clean. Beds are very comfy with quality bed linen and towels. There is a king bed and a double in the other. Both rooms look out over the gardens and Abbey. The kitchen is a basic cottage kitchen as you'd expect, again very clean and provided all we needed. Maybe a little microwave would be a good addition? The kitchen opens out onto a lovely little garden where we sat and had a cup of tea in the morning and glass of wine in the evening whilst watching the many little birds that visit. We also picked herbs from the garden to liven up our pizzas. The bathroom is a bit dated, but to be honest the 101 other things that were lovely about the cottage meant that we didn't mind that it needed a bit of an update. Again it was impeccably clean. My 6 year old wanted me to mention the old fashioned writing desk in the living room, which he sat at writing important notes to his friends. The living room also has a decent TV, and a big comfy sofa, as well as the real fire if you need it.

The owners John and Karen were very welcoming and helpful. They really are just next door if you need anything. We stayed for 4 nights this time, but hoping to book for a week during the school holidays.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Brilliant and would go back in a heartbeat

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful rooms with brilliant decoration which are light and impeccably tidy. Amazing vistas of the abbey from all rooms and beautiful gardens surrounding the house. A perfect little get away with my girl friends from the city and very easy access to the local town with great long walks along the river. A perfect weekend !!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Cosy, quiet and charming.

  • 5 of 5

I have been staying in the cottage for the last five years and absolutely love it. The views are tremendous, the cottage is cosy and comfortable (particularly the memory foam mattresses), the sitting room has a lovely open fire place and the kitchen is clean and functional and sits four easily for mealtimes. The little garden is great for sundowners and beautifully planted.

I write books and I have started and finished two of them here in a peaceful and lovely setting.

John and Karen the owners couldn't be more helpful whether it's to tell you the best walks etc or to give you a bottle of wine when you have forgotten to get any! Extremely welcoming hosts and also great fun.

Couldn't recommend it more for a quiet cottage weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning views and stunning location

  • 5 of 5

The spacious cottage has views to die for. Every room benefits from a view of Easby Abbey, which is one of the most stunning views I have encountered. The cottage is well maintained. The living room has a cosy open fire and the pretty garden is an ideal place for a glass of wine in the early evening sun. The cottage is located in the tranquil village of Easby which is a fantastic location for exploring the Dales. There are also breathtaking walks close by meaning you can start your journey by the front door and leave the car behind.

The owners John and Karen were terrific. They were incredibly welcoming and on hand if we required them. As it turns out we didn't. A wonderful place to take a relaxing break and escape the city.

James

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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4

10/10 for location, but needs a little updating

  • 4 of 5

The location of this spacious cottage cannot be bettered. It has amazing views, peaceful surroundings and a lovely small cottage garden. We had wonderful autumnal weather which was a bonus. The cottage was clean, with a very comfortable bed and good quality bed linen. It is a little bare, especially in the bedrooms and there is only one wardrobe and one chest of drawers between the two. This would not be adequate for 4 people but fine for us as a couple. The sitting room was comfortable with an open fire. Please note that there is no microwave in the kitchen and crockery/ cutlery/ utensils provided were adequate but not plentiful.( we ate out every night). The one room that lets this cottage down is the bathroom - it is very tired, dated and needs a refurb. Even though it was clean it had a lot of mould stains around the bath that were not attractive! We expect better standards than this when we rent a cottage. Overall we enjoyed our stay and the hosts were friendly, on hand if we needed them but otherwise left us alone.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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2

Not great!

  • 2 of 5

Is definitely the poor relation to the bed and breakfast!

Needs s lot of TLC particularly in the kitchen and bathroom.

Kitchen - cupboards hang down and don't close properly, loose tap, lack of decent utensils, no small pans, kitchen table too low making it difficult to fit your legs under, cleanliness of cutlery and utensils not upto standard.

Bathroom - mould around the bath, lime scale on taps, no shaving point, bath not very appealing. I didn't dare try the shower! Stained towels.

The bed was comfortable and clean but the small side pillows were stained and full of hairs!

The heating had a mind of its own and is in the need of modernising.

Would have liked to sit in the garden but the furniture was rusty and looked very uncomfortable.

The owner double booked the cottage and offered us the bed and breakfast at no extra cost which was not what we wanted do so I offered to changed our arrival date. A good will gesture of a bottle of wine would have been appreciated but to no avail !

For what we were charged I expected complimentary tea and coffee etc and at least some washing up liquid but all the extra touches seem to be saved for the B & B guests!

Such a shame as this could be a stunning retreat! The area is beautiful and will stay in Easby again but not at the

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Location

From the Owner

Easby lies just a couple of miles east of Richmond, the recognised gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. In only a few minutes drive the beauty of Swaledale unfolds before you. John and Karen were seeking easy access to unspoilt countryside and the Dales is one of the few areas left in England where you can experience scenery that has remained little changed for centuries. The Yorkshire Dales are a superb destination for walking, driving, riding, and cycling amongst its sparkling rivers, rolling hills, dry stone walls and charming old barns.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Durham Tees Valley, Newcastle, Leeds Bradford at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Richmond at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Hull. Ferries to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge at 97 Miles Nearest Golf : Richmond Golf Club at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Darlington. East Coast main line. at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : A1 (Upgrading to Motorway by Spring 2017) at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Richmond at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Saltburn, Runswick Bay at 45 Miles Car: recommended

Easby Hall overlooks the ruins of Easby Abbey which is a 'must see' before a 20-30 minute stroll into Richmond along the banks of the River Swale. Just before you reach Richmond's cobbled market square you will find The Station. Closed long ago, Richmond's station has been renovated and contains all you need for holiday living. It has two cinemas, a chocolatier, bakery, mini brewery, ice cream parlour and coffee shop.

The Georgian town of Richmond has the largest cobbled square in England with an open air market every Saturday. The Georgian Theatre Royal has a full and varied programme throughout the year and guided tours most days. The Norman Castle is open all year round and has spectacular views of Richmond and the the River Swale. The Richmond and the Green Howards museums are a fascinating insights into the past.

Flagship events near Richmond include:

Harrogate Spring Flower Festival: April.

York Races: 14-16 May and throughout the summer.

The Great Yorkshire Show (Harrogate): 8-10 July.

Bedale Food Festival: June

Swaledale festival: Late May early June

Easby Hall is just over a mile east of Richmond and the gateway to the northern part of the Yorkshire Dales. Spectacular Swaledale is a few minutes drive west of Richmond and the highest pub in England (Tan Hill) is an easy drive for lunch or a pint. For Coast to Coasters, Easby Hall is about half a mile north of Arthur Wainright's classic trail, just over half way along the trail and is the perfect spot to rest and recover in the luxurious comfort that Easy Hall provides.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2017-4 Easter break
31 Mar 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£500
 
 
2017-5
28 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£450
 
 
2017-6 Halfterm
26 May 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£500
 
 
2017-7
9 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£450
 
 
2017-8 Summer break
7 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£550
 
 
2017-9
8 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£500
 
 
2017-10 Halfterm
20 Oct 2017 - 9 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£400
 
 
2017-11
10 Nov 2017 - 7 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£500
 
 
2017-12 Xmas/NYear
8 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 20.0%

Booking Notes:
100% non-refundable payment to secure the booking. We accept payment by cheque, cash, or bank transfer. No credit or debit cards.

Changeover Day:
Friday.
Check-in at 1600. Departure by 1100.

Notes on prices:
Prices include light and heat and a log fire laid for your first evening.

Full payment in advance by cheque, bank transfer or Pay Pal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Richmond's shops, cafes and restaurants are a short and easy walk from the cottage. Even nearer is 'The Station', Richmond's old railway station reborn with two cinemas, a coffee shop and artisan boutiques including a chocolatier, a mini-brewery, ice cream and cheese makers, a bakery and a delicatessen. Everything you need for a good but slightly wicked life! John and Karen live next door and are happy to offer advice about restaurants, pubs, tourist attractions, local events, walks and tours of the area. Guests also have the added comfort of knowing that John & Karen are on site to help with anything that they may need.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

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

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • river
  • rural

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: 2 Bedrooms - 1 King, 1 Double. Cot available. Both rooms have stunning views of Easby Hall's gardens, the abbey and hills beyond. 1 Bathroom - Shower, bath and toilet. Kitchen/dining - Electric oven and hob, fridge, toaster, kettle and washing machine. Table and four chairs. High chair available on request. Living room - Open fire, TV with built in DVD, WiFi and sofa bed. Outside: The kitchen opens directly onto the garden and the graveled patio with its table and chairs. At the front of the cottage parking is available directly outside in the courtyard. There is a lock-up garage for bicycles etc.

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