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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.
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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."
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Great location, comfortable cottage
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.
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.
Lovely house, ideally placed
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 !
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.
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.
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.
The cottage was in the highest calibre of the many we have stayed at.
Cottage and garden, setting, owners and Richmond were great.
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
Beautiful cottage in an ideal location
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
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
Special interest holidays: Nordic Walking for both beginners and experienced Nordic Walkers Travel: 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. Distances: 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.
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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.