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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


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.

John or Karen Clarke
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
5 January, 2018

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 Richmond

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.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
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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Views of Easby Abbey, half a mile from the C2C, a 20 minute walk to Richmond.
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews

Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the cottage at Easby and we will definitely be back. There are so many beautiful places to visit nearby, but if you don't want to venture out the cottage and the views on your doorstep are more than enough. The cottage was clean and tidy and the welcome cake was delicious!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Incredibly relaxing and peaceful

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely place to stay - paradise. Incredibly clean and the views of The Abbey are stunning. The bedrooms are wonderful. The bed incredibly comfy and the quilts wrap around you so you feel warm and cosy. Super hot water all the time.Loved the wood burning fire. Despite it being August we couldn't resist lighting the fire in the evenings and eating nursery teas such as boiled eggs. Had a wonderful evening stroll down by the river. We also loved The Brambly Hedge cups. The toiletries are delightful - especially the rhubarb one.

It is a little spartan and could do with added extras such as a microwave, table mats or a tablecloth, hooks to hang towels on in the bathroom or your robe, side tables in the living room. We are being picky. Our mini break was truly amazing and recharged our batteries.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We had a glorious spring weekend in the cottage. John was there to welcome us , with plenty of information and maps to help us plan our weekend. The cottage was very comfortable and clean. I agree with previous review that a small microwave would be a good addition to the kitchen. The location is perfect, peaceful but easy walking into Richmond and also great to explore the dales. Would recommend this property as a great base to explore the area.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 28-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 16-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Durham Tees Valley, Newcastle, Leeds Bradford
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
97 Miles
Hull. Ferries to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Richmond Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Darlington. East Coast main line.
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
A1 (Upgrading to Motorway by Spring 2017)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Saltburn, Runswick Bay
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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Richmond, North Yorkshire

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:
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.