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Xanadu

Richmond, Yorkshire Dales
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A cosy retreat for two, a short walk to the market square and historic Richmond
  • Perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Discover beautiful Nidderdale to the south, Richmond Castle, Middleham Castle, Easby Abbey and The Forbidden Corner
Property code: G0180

This property is a Grade II listed bijou one-bedroom urban pad in the heart of historic Richmond. With all of the town's attractions within half a mile, it's the perfect holiday retreat for couples or those travelling solo.

This fabulous little cottage has been styled using top notch materials and making outstanding use of the space available. Set down a terraced street in Richmond you really have the best of both worlds: direct access to this lovely town and all its eateries and shops as well as the stunning landscapes of Swaledale and the beautiful valley of Wensleydale, just a short drive away.

The property has an open-plan layout with the kitchen, dining area and lounge all sharing the same bright and warm space. Underfoot you'll find solid oak flooring and in the lounge area a contemporary living flame fire keeps everything nice and cosy. For your entertainment there's also a large LCD TV with DVD Player, and MP3 player and Wi-Fi included, so you can sink down into your comfy leather sofa and catch up online.

The sleek modern kitchen comes complete glossy white units, a black granite worktop and a rainbow effect splashback guaranteed to brighten up even the greyest of days. There's a top of range set of SMEG kitchen fixtures including a gas hob & oven, a washer/dryer and a fridge freezer. You'll also find a state-of-the-art microwave oven should you need it and the cute dining table is accompanied by 4 brightly coloured chairs. The overall ambiance is one of contemporary luxury, with a fun twist.

Up the solid oak and glass staircase, you'll find the delightful en-suite bedroom. Again, there is plenty of light and colour up here continuing the cheerful theme. Discover a king-size solid oak bed to retreat to each night, and there's a TV/DVD player so you can enjoy a lazy breakfast in bed. The bespoke en-suite wet room has been cleverly incorporated into the room alongside a wardrobe, again making excellent use of the space. Step into the gleaming white wet room each morning and awaken the senses: the perfect start to a day's sightseeing or walking in the Dales.

Please note this is a townhouse property so some noise from cars and the town should be expected. The cobbled market square is under half a mile as are the gorgeous riverside walks out into the countryside. This charming cottage is the perfect choice for solo travellers or couples hoping to combine town living with escapes into the Dales.

 

  • 1 bedroom with TV/DVD
  • 1 en-suite wet room with shower and WC
  • Hob, oven, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • TV, DVD, MP3 dock
  • Welcome pack included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • On street parking
  • A short walk to the market square
  • Christmas guests will receive a special hamper for the season
  • 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

The property is situated down a terraced street in the heart of Richmond, a charming market town on the borders of Wensleydale and Swaledale. Richmond boasts an 11th century castle, fine Georgian architecture, an historic Georgian theatre and a large cobbled market square as some of its many attractions. Stroll into town for a cup of Yorkshire tea at one of the many tea rooms there or pop over for dinner at one of the excellent restaurants.

Richmond is also known as 'The Gateway to the Dales' so 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 visit to the quite brilliant Forbidden Corner, an attraction full of statues and hidden surprises just over 14 miles away near Middleham.

Film and TV buffs will also love exploring the many well-known filming locations nearby. Head down to the famous limestone pavements at Malham Cove, 42 miles, where Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was filmed. Or head for lunch at the Kings Arms in Askrigg, just under 20 miles away, and see if you can recall it from the pub scenes in All Creatures Great and Small.

The historic village of Easby, home to Easby Abbey, is just a mile 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 breathtaking historical sites to explore in the Dales, including the stunning Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, 28 miles, a World Heritage Site.

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

And with York, Harrogate and the North York Moors all within easy striking distance (under an hour’s drive on a clear run) you have lots of choice for day trips!

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gerald 7th June 2024

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Excellent little place,everything was great,with gifts provided as well,short walk to the town centre,the countryside is brilliant,hope to get back there next year,all being well.

Reviewed by Arjan 8th May 2024

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Tracy is a perfect host who makes you feel welcome immediately. In combination with the cottage which is very well equipped and is beatifully made makes it a perfect location for exploring Richmond and Yorkshire for a couple of days !

Reviewed by Belinda 29th March 2024

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Thank you for such a lovely relaxing stay in your cottage Perfect for the two of us and our Ronnie Very warm and cosy after walking miles around beautiful Richmond and the surrounding countryside We cooked all of our meals in the cottage and we had everything we needed We will definitely recommend to our family and friends

Reviewed by Diane 22nd December 2023

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Lovely cottage very comfortable in a great location.

Reviewed by Laura 10th November 2023

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Beautiful cottage in a perfect location! We had a great stay and definitely will be back!

Reviewed by Sheila 6th October 2023

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Reviewed by Christine 15th September 2023

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Cottage was very clean on arrival with a welcome hamper which was much appropriated. The cottage is small but very cosy & comfortable with everything you need. Location is great with Richmond centre only 10 mins walk. It is on a busy road but the traffic didnt bother us. Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by James 11th August 2023

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The cottage is of a very high standard and well equipped, with a very good welcoming pack provided. The owner Tracy was very helpful and ensuring we were happy. Highly recommend the cottage to others.

Reviewed by Ian L 7th June 2023

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Reviewed by Roger 26th May 2023

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The cottage is very well situated. It is small but well equipped and more than adequate for a couple. Very clean and well thought-out. The owners kindly provided us with some bread, butter and orange juice before we arrived, as well as leaving us a bottle of prosecco and two glasses!

Reviewed by Sheila 21st April 2023

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Clean and comfortable, modern and light, all necessities provided with a generous welcome pack.

Reviewed by Alison 11th February 2023

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An ideal and central location for couples.You have everything needed for a stay in Richmond.It would also be a lovely choice for solo travellers.

Reviewed by Trevor 10th January 2023

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Reviewed by Jess 23rd December 2022

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Reviewed by David 3rd October 2022

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A very clean and comfortable bijou cottage ideally located a few minutes walk from Richmond town centre with its castle, museums, shops, pubs and restaurants. Good walks nearby. Very welcoming owner Tracy allowing us early arrival and late departure and quickly resolving a minor query. Very generous hamper much appreciated.

Reviewed by Michael 10th September 2022

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Lovely little cottage with high end interior. It has been planned and decorated perfectly. The owners have really gone the extra mile to make you feel welcome.

Reviewed by Brenda 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Joyce 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Cade 22nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Ann 15th July 2022

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I would happily recommend Xanadu cottage to all my family & friends excellent holiday.

Reviewed by Terrance 1st July 2022

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