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The Wishing Well - Richmond

Richmond, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A pretty cottage, crammed with character and luxurious touches
  • Enjoy romantic evenings with drinks on the terrace
  • Wonderful location in Richmond - stroll along Easby Abbey Walk, Hudswell Woods or along the River Swale
Property code: 88054

The property is a lovely one-bedroom cottage situated in the heart of the market town of Richmond.  It's less than 150 metres from the Norman castle, and sleeping two people is ideal for a couple looking for a romantic getaway.

There's no denying the superb location of this property. The charming cottage is less than 200 metres from the cobbled Market Place and the town centre lined with its shops, pubs, cafes, tearooms and restaurants.

Step inside and find a charming cottage that's a clever mix of original features and contemporary touches, creating a homely and comfortable, yet distinctly unique home. The original flagstones are still be seen in the open-plan living and dining area. The striking wood burner brings warmth and cosiness to this beautiful space, and at the end of a busy day exploring you can curl up on the large, comfortable sofa with a warm drink or your favourite tipple and watch classic movies on the Smart TV.

As the name of the house suggests, there's an old well in the cottage, which has become a special feature. Step down to the contemporary kitchen area, generously equipped with lots of personal touches and everything you need to prepare a deliciously romantic meal. You could dine at the table in the cosy lounge or on warm evenings at the perfectly placed table on the private terrace outside.

The cottage boasts a lovely, bright double bedroom for a restful night's sleep, and you could spend a lazy morning in your pyjamas while sipping coffee or enjoying a late brunch in bed and watching the Smart TV. Enjoy a refreshing shower in the luxurious shower room with a vanity mirror.

Adjacent to the bedroom is a pretty little terrace which offers a glimpse of nearby Richmond Castle - the perfect place to enjoy your favourite evening drink, a glass of bubbly or morning coffee. Stairs lead down to a walled terrace with a bench where you can enjoy sitting in the sun on a fine day.

  • 1 bedroom - Double
  • En-suite shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV in lounge and bedroom
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Welcome hamper
  • Small terrace with bistro table and chairs and lower walled terrace with bench
  • Secure, small garage for small car, bike, kayak, boards etc.
  • Pub, shops, restaurants all within walking distance
  • Smaller dog breeds preferred due to the size of the cottage
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The vibrant cathedral city of Ripon boasts a Thursday market, numerous coffee shops, pubs, restaurants and a nice collection of independent shops to explore. The cathedral is smaller than its close neighbour, York Minster, but is still an awe-inspiring sight. In addition, every night for at least 450 years the Ripon Hornblower has sounded the curfew at 9pm from all four sides of the obelisk in the market place, come rain or shine, followed by a 15-minute history of the ceremony and the city – an experience not to be missed! If you are partial to a flutter, Ripon Race Ground has around 15 meets from April to early September. Known as 'Yorkshire's Garden Racecourse' it has a distinct atmosphere harking back to a bygone era – traditional tearooms and bandstands sit alongside the champagne bar.

This area of Yorkshire has enough historic sites to keep you busy for a week with Ripley Castle (8.5 miles), Newby Hall (5.5 miles) and Norton Conyers (4 miles) all close by. Visit lovely Fountains Abbey and the gorgeous Studley Royal Water Garden, 3.5 miles away – this World Heritage site is deservedly one of the National Trust's most visited locations. As well as the spectacular ruins of a 12th-century Cistercian abbey, the grounds are home to an Elizabethan Mansion, a medieval deer park and some of the most romantic vistas in the country.

Harrogate (12.5 miles) is an absolute must-visit if you're staying here. Encircled by its famous Stray, or 200 acres, of horseshoe-shaped grassland, the Victorian spa town of Harrogate has a bright and breezy open-air feel and is characterised by its impressive floral displays. And as you would expect of such a bustling upbeat town, Harrogate boasts over 300 bars and restaurants together with all the shops, cinemas, parks, and gardens you could ever wish for.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lindsey 2nd June 2024

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A fabulous stay in this small but perfectly formed delightful cottage. Spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated with lots of care taken with the extras like toiletries, soft furnishings and the softest towels. Lovely little balcony with great view. A short walk to the river and nearby shops for everything we needed but tucked away so very quiet atRead more night. Would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Tony 24th May 2024

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Wonderful cottage a few steps from the market place in Richmond. Everything you need for a relaxing break in this beautiful part of Yorkshire.

Reviewed by Peter 8th May 2024

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The usual very high standard of appliances , furniture , fixtures and fittings in a holidaycottages .com property . Wonderful feature of the well for the castle in the kitchen . Very helpful host . Lovely to have a balcony to sit out on with nice views . Good washing machine and tumble drier , but mind your head ! A very low ceiling . Definitely a Read morelet to return to . Hide

Reviewed by Richard 12th April 2024

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A great little cottage in a perfect location. Very tastefully decorated and no expense spared. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Sandy 18th March 2024

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Reviewed by Georgina 18th January 2024

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cozy and well presented cottage. Enjoyed exploring the area and would love to come back. Would highly recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Christine 7th December 2023

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Overall the cottage was brilliant , as I have two big dogs we coped well , also some lovely welcome treats , very impressed

Reviewed by Anne 25th September 2023

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Wishing Well cottage is well appointed and has everything you need for a relaxing break

Reviewed by Lynn 15th September 2023

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Reviewed by Simon 25th August 2023

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A fantastic little cottage with absolutely everything you need. 2 minute walk to the main market Square, perfect for what we needed!

Reviewed by Beverley 29th July 2023

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An absolutely delightful little cottage. Stylishly decorated throughout whilst retaining lovely original features. The cottage was immaculately clean. The little garage opposite fitted our Mini in perfectly. A little gem perfectly situated.

Reviewed by David 7th July 2023

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Great accommodation.Great views and walks. Good food and beers from multiple options. Everything you need to relax. Even the sun came out all week.

Reviewed by Sue 8th June 2023

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Fully recommended holiday cottage in a super place.

Reviewed by Karen 26th May 2023

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Lovely cottage, very clean, well equipped with good quality items, comfortable bed. The welcome basket was thoughtful and very much appreciated. Good location to explore the area.

Reviewed by Marie 19th May 2023

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Beutiful cottage spotless very central Lovely little gift on arriving with bits of tea ;coffee. And milk. Thanks

Reviewed by Karen 19th April 2023

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Reviewed by Edward 15th April 2023

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Lovely cottage very cosy & comfortable brilliant location just around the corner from the main square with all you need. Perfect for exploring the surrounding dales.

Reviewed by Amanda 17th February 2023

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Great little place in a fantastic location. The cottage is really well equipped with high quality fixtures and fittings and has been done with a keen eye on the detail. We stayed for three nights with our two dogs and had a wonderful time. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Debbie 28th October 2022

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Stunning, tastefully decorated, cosy cottage. Excellent location. Totally recommend.

Reviewed by Rosie 25th September 2022

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A wonderful cosy stay with everything you could need!

Reviewed by Richard 16th September 2022

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A well equipped, cosy well equipped property

Reviewed by Adrienne 10th September 2022

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Reviewed by Brian 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Hazel 5th August 2022

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A comfortable cottage in a good location in a lovely small town. There is no easy parking at the property so go prepared with at least 15 pound coins to get a weekly parking ticket and get a 2hr parking disc available at most shops, this will make parking fairly straight forward.

Reviewed by Fiona 8th July 2022

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Excellent location just steps away from centre of Richmond but so quiet. We slept well undisturbed. Small but perfectly done and ideal for a couple.Everything was spotlessley clean and the welcome basket and milk was greatly appreciated. We loved having our breakfast al fresco on the decking and drinks later in the afternoon. Thoroughly enjoyed ourRead more week at the Wishing Well. Hide

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