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Secluded walled garden with hot tub
Beautiful and room for 4
Gorgeous interiors
Cosy ling room to sit and relax after visiting the sights
Tasteful and cosy
Traditional town cottage
Log burning fire for a cosy night in
Little touches
The fully equipped kitchen
Have a chat to your family and friends whilst rustling up a lovely meal
Time for a snack
Granite worktops - how gorgeous
Buy local produce in the town of Richmond
Beautifully decorated kitchen
Welcome
Dining table for 4 lovely guests
A glass at the end of your busy day
Enjoy a little tipple and nice chat at the table
The handy downstairs WC
Beautiful, tastefully decorated bedroom
Sit on the window seat and look out onto Richmond
Dressing table
Cosy up in this sumptous bed
The owner certainly has an eye for design
Gorgeous bed and traditional furnishings
Climb in and dream of adventures tomorrow
Beautiful cosy bed room with wonderful linen
Fabulous upholstery
Take a long shower after a day of sight seeing
Love this bathroom
Traditional roll top bath to enjoy a lovely long soak
Gorgeous exterior
Fizz and bubbles
Sit outside and enjoy a tipple in the summer breeze
The walled garden- gorgeous
Sit and say hello to the locals
1 / 36  Secluded walled garden with hot tub
2 / 36  Beautiful and room for 4
3 / 36  Gorgeous interiors
4 / 36  Cosy ling room to sit and relax after visiting the sights
5 / 36  Tasteful and cosy
6 / 36  Traditional town cottage
7 / 36  Log burning fire for a cosy night in
8 / 36  Little touches
9 / 36  The fully equipped kitchen
10 / 36  Have a chat to your family and friends whilst rustling up a lovely meal
11 / 36  Time for a snack
12 / 36  Granite worktops - how gorgeous
13 / 36  Buy local produce in the town of Richmond
14 / 36  Beautifully decorated kitchen
15 / 36  Welcome
16 / 36  Dining table for 4 lovely guests
17 / 36  A glass at the end of your busy day
18 / 36  Enjoy a little tipple and nice chat at the table
19 / 36  The handy downstairs WC
20 / 36  Beautiful, tastefully decorated bedroom
21 / 36  Sit on the window seat and look out onto Richmond
22 / 36  Dressing table
23 / 36  Cosy up in this sumptous bed
24 / 36  The owner certainly has an eye for design
25 / 36  Gorgeous bed and traditional furnishings
26 / 36  Climb in and dream of adventures tomorrow
27 / 36  Beautiful cosy bed room with wonderful linen
28 / 36  Fabulous upholstery
29 / 36  Take a long shower after a day of sight seeing
30 / 36  Love this bathroom
31 / 36  Traditional roll top bath to enjoy a lovely long soak
32 / 36  Gorgeous exterior
33 / 36  Fizz and bubbles
34 / 36  Sit outside and enjoy a tipple in the summer breeze
35 / 36  The walled garden- gorgeous
36 / 36  Sit and say hello to the locals

The Secret Garden - Richmond

Richmond, Yorkshire Dales
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Hot tub set in a superb walled garden
  • Pretty North Yorkshire family cottage sleeping four people
  • Excellent location in the heart of Richmond town
  • Regal interiors with playful splashes of colour throughout
  • Thoughtful welcome hamper upon arrival
  • Near to local amenities and sight-seeing opportunities
Property code: G0162

A picturesque cottage in the Georgian market town of Richmond, this property invites families and friends to enjoy a varied break of wining, dining, sight-seeing and, of course, relaxing.

Get ready to fall in love with this exquisite luxury Grade II listed double-fronted townhouse set in the heart of the historic Georgian market town of Richmond. From its stunning interiors to its fabulous hot tub in the garden, this is the perfect holiday home for those who enjoy a mix of town and country.

 

Dating back to the mid-1700's, this charming period house has been given a super-stylish makeover. The owners of the property are locally renowned interior designers, something which is apparent from the moment you walk through the door. Step inside the entrance hall and make your way into the living room. This gorgeous room boasts two comfy sofas to curl up on and a cosy wood burner at its heart. Statement wallpaper and perfectly placed accessories give the room bags of style and character. For your evening entertainment, there's a Smart TV, a DVD player and a SONAS music system. Wi-Fi is also included.

 

On the opposite side of the house, you'll find the beautiful kitchen/dining room. Black slate underfoot gives the room a classic, luxurious feel. The shaker-style kitchen is decorated in soft grey tones and comes complete with a sleek granite worktop. There's also a Belfast sink, Nespresso Coffee machine and NEFF appliances throughout including an induction hob, dishwasher and full-size fridge-freezer. Everything is of the very best quality. Rustle up something delicious and settle down to eat at the fine-looking square dining table with its solid wood surface and Queen Ann legs. The floral velvet chairs provide a dash of glamour and romance. The kitchen leads to the courtyard garden at the rear. There is also a handy cloakroom downstairs which includes a WC and washer/dryer.

 

Both bedrooms are upstairs. The first bedroom is a generous size and boasts a super king-size bed (which can also be configured as two singles if requested). Rest a while on the window seat and take in the view to the cobbled street outside. The house bathroom sits next door, another immaculate room with a striking original Victorian slipper bath. The second bedroom is equally spacious and offers another super king-size bed, which can again be set up as a twin if requested. This lovely room includes an en-suite shower cubicle too.

 

Step outside to discover why the house lives up to its name. You will discover a secret and completely private walled courtyard garden with a bubbling hot tub ready to invite you in. Enjoy a dip in the evening when the fairy lights cast a magical glow over the garden. Patio furniture is also provided if you fancy lunch alfresco in this sheltered sun trap. And when the mood takes you, have a wander around the handsome market town of Richmond, under half a mile away.

  • 2 bedrooms: 2 super king-size beds (that can both be made into singles)
  • 1 bathroom: family bathroom with WC and bath
  • 1 Shower in second bedroom
  • 1 downstairs WC
  • Downstairs cloakroom: WC, washer/dryer.
  • Wood burner (initial supply of logs provided)
  • Double oven, electric hob, dishwasher, full-size fridge-freezer, kettle, coffee machineWi-Fi included
  • TV/DVD with Amazon Firestick
  • Walled Garden
  • Hot tub seats 4-6
  • Pub, shops and places of interest within a short  walk from the doorstep
  • Roadside parking, further disc parking available nearby
  • Walk along to Richmond Castle
  • Have a stroll along the river Swale and see the beautiful waterfall
  • Take a picnic to Easby  Abbey
  • Take a walk to The Station which has cinema, art gallery, artisan food sellers and restaurant.
  • Enjoy a night at the Georgian Theatre (Britain's oldest working theatre in its original layout)
  • 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.

The property is set in the heart of Richmond, a charming Georgian market town on the borders of Wensleydale and Swaledale. The cottage is set at the start of Temple Terrace which leads all the way down to the River Swale and Richmond Castle.

Richmond boasts an 11th-century castle, fine Georgian architecture, a historic Georgian Theatre and a large cobbled market square. Mosey into town for a cup of Yorkshire tea at one of the many tea rooms or pop over for dinner at one of the excellent restaurants.

Richmond is also known as 'The Gateway to the Dales' so you can expect stunning Dales scenery within minutes of leaving the town. Peppering this glorious countryside are countless attractive little towns and villages. And if you enjoy a bit of surreal entertainment, how about quite brilliant Forbidden Corner near Middleham, 15 miles away.

The historic hamlet of Easby, home to Easby Abbey, is just a mile or so from the cottage and is easily walkable along the river. Set on the banks of the River Swale, the abbey is the perfect spot for a picnic in the summer months. There are lots of other breath-taking historical sites to explore in the Dales, including the stunning Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, a world heritage site, under 30 miles away.

This is a superb area for walkers and cyclists with many routes from the doorstep or just a short distance away. The famous coast to coast walking route passes close by. Follow in the cycle tracks of the Tour de France stars who cycled here in the summer of 2014.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nicholas 26th January 2024

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Our second visit we love this cottage ideal location for staying in the Beautiful town of Richmond and close to the stunning Dales countryside. The cottage itself is excellent, we would recommend this to anyone.

Reviewed by Caroline 12th January 2024

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A truly beautiful house thats worth the five star rating! We stayed during a particularly cold snap of January weather so the log burner and hot tub really came into their own The beds are big and comfortable, even the dining chairs are comfortable enough to linger around the table with a glass or two. Richmond is by far our favourite town. It has Read moresomething for everyone, foodies, walkers, history buffs Well be back Hide

Reviewed by Mark 29th December 2023

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This is a little Gem. House is very comfortable, with everything you need. The cottage is warm and cosy, especially with the log burner going. The hot tub is a real treat! Superbly located and a place we will return to.

Reviewed by David 6th October 2023

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Great location for a visit to Richmond and the surrounding area. Lots of facilities in the town itself within easy walking , so perfect for dining out. Cottage is comfortable, clean and equipped to a very good standard. We enjoyed our stay thank you.

Reviewed by John 4th September 2023

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A beautiful Yorkshire cottage in Richmond. Well styled, equipped and very comfortable. The Hot Tub made it though!! Superb, wouldn't hesitate on booking it again. And Richmond is stunning.

Reviewed by Alison 11th August 2023

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Had a wonderful week staying at Secret Garden loved the hot tub after lots of walks around Richmond. Thank u for the welcome pack much appreciated. The beds were so so comfortable. So much to see & do around Richmond without using your car. Look forward to coming again .

Reviewed by Stephen 28th July 2023

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Plenty of places to eat within easy walking distance. We visited Capri Italian twice and would definitely recommend, the owner is a friendly chap and the staff are great. The kings Head is okay for lunchtime and does a reasonable Sunday dinner. The hot tub is a useful addition, just what you need after a long walk. It's a lovely little cottage and Read morewould definitely stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 7th July 2023

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A beautiful cottage and really appreciated the hot tub and special little garden. Lovely to visit Richmond again and the beauty of North Yorkshire.

Reviewed by Gillean 26th June 2023

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Beautiful home, tastefully decorated, very comfortable, all domestic supplies considered and supplied, beautiful walled garden and great location.

Reviewed by Debbie 9th June 2023

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Contact regarding check in was easy .The location great for the centre of town and flat.. As regards parking we always managed to get a space opposite although it could be tight. The property was very clean and everything was to a very high standard with everything we needed. The property was quite dark which made it quite cold without the heating Read moreon but it was very hot while we were there so that was a blessing. The hot tub was a good temperatur. Loved our stay Hide

Reviewed by Fraser 19th May 2023

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Fabulous property that deserves its 5 star rating. Great accommodation in a great location.

Reviewed by Neil 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Karen 21st April 2023

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Second time at the cottage. It is very comfortable and right in the centre of Richmond. Parking is a real problem, it's a cottage for 4 but there wasn't 4 of everything, sharp knives missing from the block, stains that looked like blood on the bedroom floor. The welcome pack has been down graded this time. Some attention needs,to be paid to the garRead moreden itself, cleaned up and furniture repaired. Hide

Reviewed by Brian 24th March 2023

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Reviewed by Derek 24th February 2023

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Fabulous cottage in a great location. Welcome pack was a nice surprise and well thought through. The garden with the hot tub is private and a great place to relax. The interior of the cottage is well decorated and comfortable. Will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Wayne 3rd February 2023

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Fantastic place, with lovely cosy log burner and superb hot tub which is located in private position. A must use, to relax at end of busy day. Well thought out furniture, fixtures and fittings. Great location of cottage to explore town and explore further afield.

Reviewed by Nicola 20th January 2023

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This is a truly lovely house with everything you need :) close to town centre with plenty of places to eat out . We had the most perfect time here & will definitely be booking a return visit

Reviewed by Mark 18th November 2022

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Beautiful house which was beautifully decorated. Felt comfortable throughout. Great location in the edge of Richmond. Loads of good places to eat. Great walking near by. Lovely to come back to the hot tub after a day out. We found a great car park one minute walk away, nunsplace, which cost 15 for the week but you could use it at all richmondshire Read morecar parks and national trust car parks too. Great to find the house had a washer too! Will definitely stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Nicky 28th October 2022

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The photographs do not do the property justice, absolutely beautiful house which we felt at home in straight away. All extras are provided, e.g. tea towels, dishwasher tablets, salt and pepper, milk. Amazingly comfortable beds. We used the hot tub a lot in-between the Yorkshire rain, it was always hot and inviting. Only a short walk to Lidl, and inRead moreto town where they have lots of places to eat from cafes to pub grub and restaurants. Will definitely stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 10th October 2022

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Beautiful cottage right in the heart of Richmond so a short stroll to all of the amenities. The cottage had everything we needed for the week. Beautifully decorated. Didn't want to go home! The owner was really helpful and could be contacted if needed. Just a perfect cottage in a perfect location.

Reviewed by Hock Kim 3rd October 2022

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Reviewed by Shona 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Terence 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Caroline 12th August 2022

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What a wonderful place this is! Very luxurious yet homely at the same time. Everything you could need for a great holiday was included ( maybe a pair of kitchen scissors would be useful tho). Great location with much of Richmond walkable. Tons of lovely places to eat around the market square - we recommend the Gin and Tapas bar on French street calRead moreled "29 Alehouse"- fab food, great drinks and very friendly staff. Staying in the Hidden Garden was such a treat we didn't want to leave. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 5th August 2022

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This is the third time we have stayed at the house and it never disappoints. The house looks grand from the outside and elegant in the inside, the living room so cosy and very cool inside especially with the heatwave we had, kitchen is perfect with everything you need and big, hot tub is a great extra and we used it every day and the garden a sun tRead morerap, the bedrooms are elegant too and we slept very well in the very large beds, a couple of things need a bit of attention,but still excellent. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Joanne 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by lucy 27th May 2022

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Great location, perfect for sightseeing and lots of quirky little shops and eateries. Just didn't feel 5* especially on the cleanliness side unfortunately. The cottage needs some attention and care on the outside spaces including the hot tub.

Reviewed by Joanne 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Janet 6th May 2022

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What a beautiful cottage.. Everything and more that anyone could ask for.. Kitchen well equipped.. In fact the whole cottage was.. Would definitely recommend to anyone..

Reviewed by David 15th April 2022

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We were very impressed with the location of 7 Temple Terrace, just a few minutes walk from the town centre and all amenities. Decor and furnishings are of the highest quality and comfort. Beds and bedding were also impressive. The secluded courtyard and hot-tub are invaluable assets for both day and evening use.

Reviewed by Graham 8th April 2022

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Reviewed by Tony 25th February 2022

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Perfect cottage very well thought out by the owner impeccable and would highly recommend Richmond is also a very nice central place for countryside etc 5 star from us

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Secluded walled garden with hot tub
Beautiful and room for 4
Gorgeous interiors
Cosy ling room to sit and relax after visiting the sights
Tasteful and cosy
Traditional town cottage
Log burning fire for a cosy night in
Little touches
The fully equipped kitchen
Have a chat to your family and friends whilst rustling up a lovely meal
Time for a snack
Show 24 moreGranite worktops - how gorgeous

Location

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