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Butler's Retreat

Richmond, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Tennis Court
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Perfect retreat to escape from all the hustle and bustle of modern day life
  • With  own private entrance, taking up the first floor within a gorgeous 16th Century Manor House
  • Enjoy the ambiance, with elegant, stylish and comfortable furnishings
  • Direct access to stunning grounds, including lawn, patio, summerhouse and tennis court
  • Delightful peaceful village location which is surrounded by a plethora of countryside walks and cycle trails.
  • Ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moor
Property code: G0025

A bespoke bolthole for two guests, this property offers a rejuvenating break in an Elizabethan manor house. Looking out over extensive grounds and with a network of walks nearby, spend your days exploring near and far.

Elegant, stylish and comfortable - welcome to the gorgeous property inside a 16th century manor house in Moulton, a pretty village in North Yorkshire. This cosy one-bedroom cottage is a delicious mix of old and new. Nestling between the Dales and the North York Moors with a fantastic foodie pub just a stone's throw away, the location is excellent too. The perfect country hideaway for couples and solo travellers looking for a spot of grandeur. This one-bedroom holiday cottage occupies the first floor of a striking Elizabethan-era manor house. Looking out towards the summer house and garden on one side and a pretty courtyard to the other, it offers total peace and tranquillity for those who want to escape the hustle bustle of modern-day life.


Enter via a private entrance and up the stairs to your own little slice of heaven. The landing gives an immediate sense of personality with its well-placed antiques and graceful decor. Make your way into the open plan living area which includes the kitchen, dining area and cosy lounge. Each guest will arrive to a gorgeous welcome hamper, so pull up a chair and indulge in some home-baked treats while your loved one rustles up a cup of Yorkshire tea. The sleek contemporary-style kitchen comes complete with everything you will need during your stay including a hob, oven, fridge (with freezer drawer) and a microwave. Whilst you rustle up an indulgent cooked breakfast take some time to admire the original artwork on the walls.


Later, as the evening draws in, fire up the wood burner and stake your claim to the armchair by the fire with a good book - no-one minds if you change into your pyjamas a little early. And if reading seems like too much effort snuggle down to a movie on the TV or catch up with things online with the high-speed broadband.


The huge master bedroom boasts a super-king-size with bespoke headboard, an original fireplace and double aspect windows. The bed can also be set as two singles upon request at the point of booking. The bathroom is just next door, a statement in period style with its antique roll-top bath and neutral hues. Draw yourself a bath each evening and enjoy the sights and sounds of an English country garden from the comfort of the warm water.


The outside space is equally impressive. You have direct access to stunning grounds which include a garden lawn, patio area, summerhouse and an immaculate hard-surface tennis court. There's lockable storage for bicycles and a BBQ for those balmy summer evenings.


  • Located in a 16th century manor house
  • Private entrance
  • Accessed via stairs to first-floor accommodation
  • 1 bedroom: 1 super-king-size bed (that can be made into a twin upon request at the point of booking)
  • 1 bathroom: roll-top bath, WC
  • Regret no pets
  • Oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • Wood burner
  • TV/DVD
  • Internet access
  • Extensive grounds
  • Shared tennis courts
  • Shared summerhouse
  • Patio area
  • BBQ
  • Bike storage
  • Ample off-road parking available outside the property
  • Pub within 0.5 miles
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Children are welcome, please note there are stairs up to the property and there is no stair gate

This property has a great location just a few miles away from Wainwright’s famous Coast to Coast walk. Set between the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, and with less than an hour's drive to the coast and York, 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. And if you're a bit of a foody there are several excellent dining pubs in the area.

Richmond (8.2 miles), an historic market town with much to offer the discerning holiday-maker, is also just a few miles away. Explore the cobbled market square or head up towards Richmond Castle for a slice of Yorkshire history. Just 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.

To take in the North York Moors head in the opposite direction and brave it up Sutton Bank, the view from the top said by some to be the finest in all of England. The gorgeous market town of Helmsley makes for the perfect pit-stop with its old shops and interest castle ruins. Also head to the majestic Rievaulx Abbey for views and picnicking prospects.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sara 19th April 2019

Romantic break in the most beautiful settings. Friendliest and most accommodating hosts. Couldn't recommend highly enough. Great big bed, lovely bath, fully stocked kitchen, private garden with BBQ and conservatory. We had such a great weekend.

Reviewed by Michaela 23rd February 2019

Fantastic apartment. Very comfortable, bed was a delight. Location ideal for exploring. Everything we needed was provided for in the apartment, well stocked kitchen. A vegetable peeler would be a good addition. Apartment was very clean, marked down for freezer needing a defrost before we could use (Read morenot a major problem), and some crumbs on the grill pan. I highly recommend this apartment, the hosts are very nice and it was extremely peaceful. Richmond just down the road is lovely, but for supermarkets head to Catterick garrison. Just a Mile or so further on, everything you need is there. A great week away.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Michaela, thank you for your 10/10 review and feedback. We're so pleased that you had a great week away, the few issues you raised have been addressed. We look forward to welcoming you back to Yorkshire. Take care, Maureen. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 17th December 2018

As an independent / solo traveller Butlers Retreat exceeded expectations. It was a genuine pleasure to experience the ambiance of the property which has been finished (and maintained) to a high specification in all respects. Nothing had been overlooked to ensure guest(s) were made to feel welcome - very much 'an at home' when 'away from home' expRead moreerience! The local knowledge that Colleen and Andrew afforded proved indispensable as too all the literature provided in respect of possible activities the area promoted. It is an accessible location from either north or south of the country whilst enjoying the peace and tranquility of a North Yorkshire village. Exploration of the Yorkshire Moors and or Dales (including nearby villages and market towns) is viable due to its proximity to relevant transport networks. The only limitation was the time available to enjoy all that there was to achieve! Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Gill 30th September 2018

Beautifully styled, well maintained and quiet 1st floor apartment in 16th century manor house. Very comfortable extra large bed in large double-aspect bedroom. Use of own garden and summer house. Own private entrance to flat. Nice touches including a good welcome pack and fresh flowers. Owners are very pleasant and helpful but not intrusive. Read moreGood local pub/restaurant within easy walking distance. Hide

Reviewed by Judith 8th August 2018

Lovely cottage, lovely area and lovely owners.

Reviewed by Susan 25th July 2018

Wonderful place...lovely welcome...beautiful cottage..loved the rolltop bath..very comfy bed (and as i have a dodgy back I am fussy!) Great local pub we had two excellent meals. Location excellent for seeing places in dales and moors.

Reviewed by Lesley 26th June 2018

Butler's Retreat is a real treat: clean and comfortable, stylishly decorated and uncluttered but with everything useful for a holiday break. The owners are friendly and welcoming. Good location for walkers and for sightseeing. The Black Bull just around the corner offers excellent dining. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 10th April 2018

Fabulous accommodation in a wonderful location. Hosted by great people. We would definitely stay again

Reviewed by Lucy 10th April 2018

We would highly recommend staying at Butler's Retreat. What's not to love! A very warm welcome awaited us on arrival from the lovely owners of the property. They were hugely accommodating, so we wanted for absolutely nothing.The location is perfect for exploring the beautiful Dales, as is the accommodation itself - which was an absolute delight. BuRead moretler's Retreat had everything we needed - a well equipped kitchen, cosy lounge with wood burning stove and a super comfortable bed for a blissful night's sleep.Thank you - we shall recommend to our friends and will return ourselves very soon. Hide

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With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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