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Evergreen Cottage

Richmond, Yorkshire Dales
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming, unique and cosy; Evergreen is an authentic, beautifully furnished and well equipped classic cottage. The cottage has a glorious view of Richmond Castle and surrounding woods, which you can enjoy over breakfast, with a pretty cottage garden to the rear
  • In historic Richmond, with its cobbled Market Place and splendid Georgian Theatre, you can find independent shops and delicious fresh local produce, which is also included in our Welcome Basket.
  • Situated on the Coast to Coast path and edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with woodland and riverside walks directly from the door, it is an ideal location for sampling the great outdoors. The naturally hilly local terrain provides glorious views and outstanding landscapes
  • Explore the unspoilt scenery of North Yorkshire and the Dales with imposing castles, fascinating ruined abbeys, spectacular waterfalls, little villages and traditional Swaledale Inns
Property code: G0059

Richmond is an historic market town. The town and imposing Norman castle are within easy walking distance and the front of the cottage looks directly across to the castle's south curtain wall. In addition to the castle, which has a great view from the top of the Keep or Great Tower, Richmond has a unique Georgian Theatre Royal, as well as twisting, cobbled lanes, small local museums and a fascinating mix of architecture. The central marketplace hosts a small Saturday market where you can find delicious, high quality local produce, including fresh fish from Whitby, fruits, vegetables and delicious cheese. There are numerous independent shops, including a bookshop, deli and pantry, local family butchers, a greengrocer and other shops selling local produce, plus tea rooms and cafes. The nearby converted railway station, opposite the local swimming pool, is home to a number of amenities, including a small, multi-screen cinema, café, micro-brewery, handmade chocolate shop, local ice-cream parlour, artisan bakery and delicatessen. The Station can be easily reached from the town or by footpath from the cottage. The Victorian indoor market hall, close to the castle and Town Hall, is home to the local Tourist Information desk. The landscape of North Yorkshire is steeped in history, with historic houses and ruined abbeys, whilst its natural features change throughout the seasons; from rare wild flower meadows in the spring to glorious purple heather moors in August and snow capped hills in winter. The region is also noted for its fresh local produce, good food and local character. To help you get the most out of your visit, the cottage contains information on various local activities and places of interest.Evergreen Cottage enjoys an elevated position. On the ground floor, the sitting room has a woodburning stove for winter evenings, comfortable sofas, a small number of books and traditional games, plus smart TV and radio. The spacious kitchen/dining room is well equipped and the dining table seats four people. There are views from the windows towards the castle at the front and onto the garden at the rear. On the first floor, the main bedroom has a super king bed, exposed beams and windows on two sides. The pretty second bedroom has a king size bed. Both rooms have blackout lined curtains, radios and smart TVs. A hairdryer, ample wardrobe space, iron and ironing board and clothes rack are available. The small family shower room and WC is upstairs, at the end of the landing. It includes a dual headed shower with a good supply of hot water and complimentary toiletries. All the rooms, except the shower room, have a view over to the castle and the main rooms also have a view of the garden.


To the rear of the cottage is a small cottage garden which includes a garden table and chairs, a BBQ for the summer and a happy community of garden birds. You may hear Tawny owls around the cottage in the evenings. At the front of the property there is also a bench from which you can enjoy a view of the castle. Access for drop off and loading is available at the front of the cottage, with off street parking within easy walking distance.



 

  • Two pretty and comfortable bedrooms: 1 super king-size bedroom, 1 king-size bedroom 
  • 1 shower room and WC (upstairs) with a dual headed shower
  • Bedrooms and WC located on first floor, with a couple of steps up from the main stairs to both left and right
  • Well equipped kitchen: oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave, kettle, cafetiere, toaster and comfortable dining table for four
  • Small garden to rear with outside seating area, plus bench seating at the front
  • Traditional wood burner - 1 bag of kindling and logs provided on arrival
  • Smart TV, including an Amazon Firestick, and radios
  • Parking - Access for drop off and loading to the front of the cottage and off-street parking within easy walking distance. It is possible to park one small car in front of the cottage, as long as there is still space for pedestrians and pushchairs
  • Parking Permit provided which can be used in all paid carparks in Richmond
  • Free disc parking (two hours) in the town centre, free discs available in the cottage or local shops
  • Town centre close by, including independent shops, restaurants, local museums and amenities
  • Within easy reach of riverside and woodland walks
  • Elevated position on the bankside, just across the Green Bridge, with steps to the front door and a wonderful view of the castle
  • Public transport: the nearest main line station is Darlington with a bus service to Richmond
  • Bus services from Richmond Market place are available to Swaledale, Leyburn (Wensleydale), Barnard Castle (Teesdale) and Northallerton. Please check schedules for current services
  • Please note: the cottage and garden are on a bankside and include steps 
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Swaledale is situated between Wensleydale, to the south, and Teesdale to the north. From Richmond, you can drive up the full length of the dale, in all it’s glorious and natural beauty, into the Pennine Hills. Each dale has its own special characteristics and Swaledale retains its wild, limestone landscape. It is famous for its ancient dry stone walls, wildflower meadows, stone field barns, scattered villages and hardy sheep. The dale hosts a variety of local, cultural and sporting activities, for example: the celebrated Swaledale Festival, which takes place during two weeks in May and June each year, the Muker Silver Band, the annual Reeth agricultural show, and Ard Rock, the UKs number one mountain bike event. There are walks suitable for many levels of fitness and the Dales National Park centre in Reeth provides helpful information. Other highlights include the waterfalls at Keld, picture perfect Ivelet bridge, Tan Hill Inn known as Britain's highest public house, and the village of Reeth with cafes, traditional inns, picnic opportunities and great views from the village green.

Linking Swaledale with neighbouring Wensleydale, the Buttertubs Pass, is an iconic route past 20 metre limestone potholes known as the Buttertubs. Highlights in Wensleydale, in addition to the famous cheese making in Hawes, include the market town of Leyburn, Bolton Castle, Middleham Castle, Hardraw Force waterfall, Aysgarth Falls, the Wensleydale Railway, Penn Hill, The Forbidden Corner, Jervaulx Abbey at East Witton and variety of pretty villages along the way.

In Teesdale, to the north, don’t miss the spectacular High Force, the Bowes Museum and cafe in Barnard Castle and Egglestone Abbey, near the riverside path, as well as attractive villages such as Romaldkirk.

Further afield, for a longer outing, there are many opportunities including to the east, Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay and the North Yorkshire Moors and railway. To the north, Durham Cathedral, Beamish Open Air museum and Hadrian’s Wall (Vindolanda, Chesters Fort etc.). To the west, the Three Peaks, Settle and the Lake District. To the south lie York, with its impressive Minster, the Shambles and museums, as well as Rievaulx Abbey, Newby Hall, the spa town of Harrogate which is famous for Bettys Café Tea Rooms, stately Castle Howard, glorious Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Brimham Rocks, Harlow Carr Gardens (RHS), the Bronte Parsonage at Howarth, Salts Mill and Saltaire.
 

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lynda 21st June 2024

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A lovely cottage with extremely comfortable furnishings, a great garden and everything that we could possibly need. Very comprehensive local information pointed us towards some useful quality food outlets in Richmond. Welcome pack much appreciated. Road links into beautiful Swaledale were good and so we completed excellent walks there as well as frRead moreom Evergreen itself. There was also easy free car parking very nearby as recommended by the owners. Definitely a great place to stay! Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Shaena 14th June 2024

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Evergreen is a really lovely cottage, the owners seem to have thought of everything you could possibly need. Would highly recommend

Reviewed by Janette 7th June 2024

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Evergreen cottage is a tastefully decorated and comfortable cottage which we enjoyed for one week in June. Handy for the town itself (albeit a short but steep climb to market square), it had all the amenities one would wish for. Cottage was clean and the small back garden was quiet and sunny for your sundowner. Local restaurants are good, we had a Read moregreat meal at La Piazza 2 and Royal Indian. One word of advice for people who need a dark room to sleep in, take an eye mask! Hide

Reviewed by Thomas 17th May 2024

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A beautiful cottage, clean and with everything you could possibly need. The view of the castle is the icing on the cake.

Reviewed by LINDA 8th March 2024

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The cottage itself is spotless, well furnished, cosy and is well stocked with thoughtful extras.

Reviewed by Janice 12th January 2024

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The cottage is absolutely stunning. It is in a wonderful location for walking into Richmond. The view of the castle is spectacular. The cottage was warm and cosy. All furnishings were tastefully considered and very comfortable. The welcome gifts were delicious and greatly appreciated. We had good communications throughout which was extremely helpfuRead morel. The cottage was immaculate. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 3rd December 2023

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Beautiful cottage and very tasteful furnishings and decor throughout. A warm welcome with welcome pack and heating on which was much needed as it was snowing and very cold, we felt immediately at home. Bedrooms so comfortable and a kitchen which had everything. Location was great with amazing views and short walk into town via an extremely steep hiRead morell. A Christmas stay here would be amazing highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Philip 20th October 2023

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Fantastic cottage, so well equipped, superb views and extremely clean. Great location, 10 minute walk to the centre of Richmond which is a lovely market town with a number of independent shops, from there you can get a bus to Leyburn, Ripon and Bedale to name a few. We enjoyed visits to Richmond Station (via a nice riverside walk from the cottage) Read moreKiplin Hall and Raby Castle (both approx 20 mins by car). We would certainly recommend and will hopefully return again next summer. Hide

Reviewed by Norma 13th October 2023

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Reviewed by Teresa 6th October 2023

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What a wonderful cottage and a fantastic stay. Everything we needed and a lovely place to come home to every evening thank you x

Reviewed by Julie 29th September 2023

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Absolutely amazing cottage, everything was clean, all the equipment you could need, fantastic welcome pack (which was much appreciated) and lovely views of Richmond Castle. We loved the accommodation, the town, the lovely walks. We only used the car once to visit Reeth. The parking ticket for the nearby car park was great, we parked there all week.Read more Lots of information and walks in the cottage which we took advantage of. Good communication from the owners and holiday manager before our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 15th September 2023

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Reviewed by Paul 8th September 2023

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The previous reviews say it all really. A wonderful cottage which I cant recommend highly enough. We had a great week and everything was perfect. Really comfortable, very clean, all we could ask for.. the welcome pack was great and it made a great start to our holiday. All I can say is thank you.

Reviewed by Peter 1st September 2023

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gem of a cottage ideally located , very well equipped and comfortable would have no problem in recommending this property

Reviewed by Hadewijch 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by Ria 11th August 2023

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Evergreen Cottage is a perfect place in all respects, but especially for people without a car, as Richmond is easily reachable by public transport, the town with all the shops, restaurants and museums are within walking distance, you can start your walks in many directions just from the front door, and for seeing more of the countryside there are bRead moreuses in all directions, asking never more than 2 pounds pp, even to distant places like Keld. Hide

Reviewed by Edward 28th July 2023

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Evergreen Cottage is a beautiful, relaxing place to base yourself if you want to explore the surrounding Yorkshire countryside. Everything about the cottage was to a very high standard, cleanliness, accommodation, the level of practical utensils, especially in the kitchen and the guest information available was outstanding. We will definitely be baRead moreck and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Evergreen cottage to anyone. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Lee 25th July 2023

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Reviewed by Lesley 7th July 2023

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Reviewed by James 30th June 2023

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We loved the way that Helen the owner took such a personal interest in making sure our stay was as comfortable as possible. Her emails, detailing local information and personal recommendations, were superb and so useful. Her care and concern that we would have the best stay showed through in all communications we had with her. All aspects of the coRead morettage were excellent - furnishings, beds, garden, sitting room, kitchen. We loved the castle views. We would totally recommend Evergreen Cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Derrick 19th June 2023

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This property is an excellent example on how holiday cottages should be presented. High specifications on equipment and furnishings. Spotlessly cleaned and the gifts left by the owners to get you in were a nice touch. The area is hilly but only a 10 minute walk to pubs, restaurants and shops. Great place to unwind and relax either in the front gardRead moreen overlooking the castle or in the back garden enjoying the barbecue. Hide

Reviewed by Philippe 26th May 2023

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This could be the best holiday accomodation we've ever been in! The cottage is charming, spacious, superbly furnished and equipped. It's close to the town centre and has a terraced garden set up for alfresco dining. The beds are most comfortable, all the rooms have great views over the countryside as well as Richmond castle. But it's the sense of wRead moreelcome that did it for us. A generous welcome basket, a bottle of wine, fresh milk and everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Wonderful. Hide

Reviewed by Joyce 28th April 2023

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Loved this cottage and its amazing view of the castle ruins, it is a real gem and I highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Maureen 21st April 2023

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Beautiful cottage with lovely views and lovely garden. Ideal location for walking in Richmond or for walks. Really enjoyed our stay and looking forward to going back.

Reviewed by Anne 24th March 2023

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Excellent location. Deceptively spacious well equipped holiday cottage. Excellent service from Alison the caretaker about any queries

Reviewed by Elizabeth 30th September 2022

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love the location and everything about the cottage, amazing views of the castle. Love the refurbished bathroom and changes to the decor. Well definitely return and would recommend

Reviewed by Sally 23rd September 2022

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We absolutely loved our week in this beautiful cottage, , it was spotless, also had everything thing we could have needed, also decorated beautifully , we also feel in love with Richmond, beautiful doesnt do it justice . We would love to return one day .

Reviewed by LINDA 16th September 2022

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Really outstanding cottage. Only downside was lack of parking space.

Reviewed by David 5th August 2022

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Evergreen is by far the loveliest holiday cottage we have stayed in. It is very well situtated with a magnificent view over Richmond Castle and only a short walk from the town centre. The cottage is beautifully maintained and presented and is very well equipped throughout (ktichen exceptionally well so!). Fans in the bedrooms were much appreciated Read moreduring the heatwave. Ideally situated for local riverside walks (Easby Abbey is a must) and a short drive to Kiplin Hall, Mount Grace Priory & more. Hide

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