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The Artist's Retreat - Richmond

Richmond, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • A pretty Grade II listed holiday cottage
  • Perfect for couples or small families exploring North Yorkshire
  • Ideal for discovering the Yorkshire Dales
  • The owner runs art classes from her nearby studio
  • Close to the popular towns of Richmond and Yarm
  • A wonderful base for keen nature-lovers and walkers
Property code: G0139

Escape to this Grade II-listed chocolate-box cottage tucked away in a pretty North Yorkshire village. Just a few miles from historic Richmond, fall in love with its contemporary interiors, cosy open-plan living area and generous en-suite bedrooms with super king-size beds. And for those aspiring artists out there, the owner runs regular painting classes in her studio just a hop, skip and a jump away. With parts of the building dating back to the 18th century, the classic double-fronted stone cottage has serious kerb appeal. Inside, 21st century comforts have been added for that inherent period charm.

Step inside the elegant entrance hall and into the heart of the cottage, an open-plan living area home to the lounge, kitchen and dining table. Elegant grey tones provide a peaceful soothing backdrop with splashes of colour coming from the owner's artwork on the walls. Snuggle up by the wood burner with a glass of something good while you catch up with friends and loved ones. For your evening entertainment, there's a Smart TV & DVD player if you want to bring some of your own favourites. Wi-Fi is also provided.

At the opposite end of the room is the contemporary kitchen with its stone-grey units, sleek marble worktop and striking feature wall. You'll find all the usual mod cons including a dishwasher, ceramic hob, oven and full-size fridge/freezer. There's also a washer/dryer, perfect when you're just back from a bracing walk in the Dales with muddy clothes. Pick up some yummy local Yorkshire produce from nearby Richmond and settle down to eat at the welcoming farmhouse kitchen table – a lovely spot for a hearty Yorkshire breakfast or a romantic evening meal.

There are two surprisingly generous bedrooms in the property, both of which boast en-suite bathrooms, original fireplaces and huge super king-size beds. If you prefer a twin room, the beds can also be configured as singles on request. Similar in style and comfort, bedroom one to the left of the entrance hall has an en-suite bathroom, particularly useful if you have little ones to scrub or if you just enjoy a long hot soak. Bedroom two is accessed via the kitchen and offers a gorgeous en-suite shower room. Both en-suites include a WC and wash basin.

Outside you'll find an enclosed and very pretty walled garden with a sheltered stone patio and lawned area. Patio furniture is provided so you can enjoy lunch alfresco in the warmer months, with only the sound of birdsong to disturb you.

  • 2 bedrooms with super-king-size beds which can be made up as twins on request
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms with bath and WC
  • 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC
  • Dishwasher, ceramic hob, oven, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave
  • Smart TV, DVD
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Roadside parking
  • Pub within 0.25 mile
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Richmond 7 miles
  • The owner runs regular painting classes from her studio
  • Alternative dates for Christmas are available, please enquire to book
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • 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.

The property has a great location just a few miles away from the famous Coast to Coast walk. Set between the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, it's an ideal basecamp from which to strike out and discover these unique Yorkshire locations. Set in a beautiful Yorkshire village, it's a relaxing and peaceful spot to hide away in for a while.

If you're a bit of a foodie there are several excellent dining pubs in the area, while Richmond, a historic market town with much to offer the discerning holidaymaker, is just 8 miles away. Explore the cobbled market square or head up towards Richmond Castle for a slice of Yorkshire history. There are lots of shops, cafes and restaurants to explore, or just take a stroll along the river.

A short drive through Richmond takes you into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales proper. Head up towards Reeth and on towards Hawes in Wensleydale for a true taste of this magnificent countryside. Stop at a country pub for lunch before heading back to the comfort of your large luxury Yorkshire cottage.

The cottage is also just a few miles away from the pretty market town of Northallerton (15 miles) where handsome Georgian houses line the long main street. The wonderful Betty's Tearooms is here as is a fantastic local deli, Lewis & Cooper's Food Emporium and of course the quintessentially Yorkshire department store of Barkers. A few miles in the other direction takes you to the charming town of Yarm set on the banks of the River Tees. Yarm is a cosmopolitan little place, with a host of great shops, cafés bars and restaurants.

To take in the North York Moors, head towards Thirsk (22 miles) and brave it up Sutton Bank - the view from the top is said by some to be the finest in all of England. The gorgeous market town of Helmsley makes for the perfect pit stop and if you feel like something special for lunch make your way to one of the excellent restaurants in the area.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Maggie 19th April 2024

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Everything just perfect a great base for us as we were attending a wedding at nearby Middleton Lodge. The cottage is such a warm welcoming place.

Reviewed by J 29th March 2024

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Reviewed by S J 22nd December 2023

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The Davies Clan had a fantastic Christmas at Artists Retreat, Andrew and Colleen were very supportive when the Electric Grid going down due to bad weather. The two en suite bedrooms were exactly right for us and my 89 year old Mum and her husband even though there was a stone step down to the shower she was fine. Great to have the log fire ,didn't Read moreneed the central heating on very high at all, would recommend Artists retreat to family and friends. Hide

Reviewed by Carol 3rd November 2023

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A warm comfortable cottage in a lovely location in the little village, so handy for the A1 & A66 The enclosed garden was a bonus for the dog. Two large bedrooms with lovely big beds & each bedroom had its own facilities ( which makes a big difference) Parking not the best especially when it's wet. We had a lovely week & went out and about nearby foRead morer some good walks. The local pub (which is an easy walk from the cottage) had very good food & friendly staff. Hide

Reviewed by Jenny 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Mike 11th September 2023

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This is a lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage everything you need for an enjoyable holiday Ideal for two couples as bedrooms are opposite sides of the house. Maybe not so good if you have small children One bedroom with bath en-suite one with a small but adequate shower room. Both large rooms and good storage Lounge with log burner two soRead morefas. Kitchen and dining area well equipped, dishwasher washing machine etc Heating and hot water good Lovely village with dining pub. Hide

Reviewed by Charles 4th August 2023

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Lovely week in North Yorkshire staying at the Artist Retreat. Location was great for walks and exploring. We wanted a place that would cater for our dog and she had a wonderful time. The cottage was perfect in size for two adults, two small children and fur-baby. The cottage had all we needed for a free and easy week away. So thank you from all of Read moreus. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 7th July 2023

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Fabulous cottage in an ideal location, would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed by Jackie 5th May 2023

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A lovely retreat for two couples, equal bedrooms with lovely big beds and both en-suite. In a great location for visiting Richmond and North Yorkshire.

Reviewed by Andrea 14th April 2023

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Cottage was immaculately clean, well equipped and in a very central position.

Reviewed by Michael 24th March 2023

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Great peaceful location. Cottage was warm and cosy, ideal during dreary March weather, perfect for relaxing. The secure garden was great for our dog and the outside area was lovely to sit out on the sunny days that we had. I am sure it will be a real sun trap during the summer months. Fabulous local pub (doggy friendly) within easy walking distanceRead more. All in all a fabulous break and we would love to return. Hide

Reviewed by Heather 3rd March 2023

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Beautiful peaceful location. Cottage warm and cosy in winter months. Perfect place to relax and reflect. Great pub on the doorstep within walking distance. Easy access to lots of lovely villages / walks & the coast.

Reviewed by Kate 3rd February 2023

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Lovely property in great location However it is not 5 star. For that I wouldnt expect scratched and chipped non stick pans and mismatched crocks. Thats a minor point. A major one for us was the cleanliness. Not minor issues either. All raised with owner and rectified quickly but it shouldnt have been necessary and put a major damper on the first feRead morew days of our holiday. Benefit of the doubt that theyd been badly let down by their cleaner and launderers. But needs addressing urgently Hide

Reviewed by Lynne 6th January 2023

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Reviewed by Gareth 30th December 2022

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Reviewed by Peter 25th July 2022

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The Artist's Retreat is a well modernised and very comfortably equipped cottage in a quiet location in a beautiful North Yorkshire village. The welcome pack, including a bottle of prosecco, was much appreciated! Access is very easy from Scotch Corner on the A1(M) and it is an excellent centre for visiting the historic sites of North Yorkshire and TRead moreeesside and walking in the Dales. The Black Bull, a great Gastropub, is within easy walking distance, which is a bonus. Thoroughly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 15th July 2022

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This is an absolutely lovely cottage that I would recommend to anyone. Beds were large and comfortable. Beautifully decorated and a lovely design. Beautiful back garden and seating area which we used a lot. Very hot weather and the lovely owner brought round some sheets to use instead of duvets which was very kind. Location is great near A1 M , butRead more you couldnt hear it. Lovely quiet village. Thank you for a lovely stay. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 8th July 2022

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A great place to relax. The beds are extremely comfortable. Everything worked. Would definitely come back.

Reviewed by Susan 17th June 2022

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful place. Welcome pack much appreciated. Very comfortable and relaxing. We enjoyed the small garden in the evenings, especially watching the birds.

Reviewed by Jenny 10th June 2022

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