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Gorgeous 16th Century Manor House
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, the perfect place to delight in a Yorkshire brew
Can be separated into two singles upon request at the point of booking
Irresistible super-king-size bed
Fabulous antique roll-top bath offers a chance to soak your muscles
Practise your best swing in the shared Tennis courts
At the top of the private stairway you are greeted with tasteful antiques
Settle in to the plump sofa and enjoy the homely feel of this elegant bolthole
Modern and stylish kitchen to whip up a perfect feast
Pour through the pages of a good book or flick through the TV channels for an evening of light entertainment
Direct access to stunning grounds, including lawn, patio, summerhouse and tennis court
Ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moor
Treat yourself to a little souvenir or spot of window shopping, before returning to your home-from-home.
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2 / 20  Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, the perfect place to delight in a Yorkshire brew
3 / 20  Can be separated into two singles upon request at the point of booking
4 / 20  Irresistible super-king-size bed
5 / 20  Fabulous antique roll-top bath offers a chance to soak your muscles
6 / 20  Practise your best swing in the shared Tennis courts
7 / 20  At the top of the private stairway you are greeted with tasteful antiques
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9 / 20  Settle in to the plump sofa and enjoy the homely feel of this elegant bolthole
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11 / 20  Modern and stylish kitchen to whip up a perfect feast
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14 / 20  Pour through the pages of a good book or flick through the TV channels for an evening of light entertainment
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16 / 20  Direct access to stunning grounds, including lawn, patio, summerhouse and tennis court
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19 / 20  Ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moor
20 / 20  Treat yourself to a little souvenir or spot of window shopping, before returning to your home-from-home.

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
Luxury
Romantic
Tennis Court
Rustic
Apartment
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A grand location on the first floor of this 16h Century Mansion with private entrance
  • Enjoy the ambiance, with elegant, stylish and comfortable furnishings - an ideal base to explore Yorkshire
  • Access to stunning grounds, including lawns, patio, summerhouse and tennis court or step out into the peaceful village for walks or cycling
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.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Philip 3rd September 2021

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The cottage and facilities were excellent. It was very comfortable and the cleanliness was second to none. The only thing we missed was not having a shower and being in our seventies we found it difficult getting in and out of the bath.

Reviewed by Mark 20th August 2021

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Lovely house and the owners were great and friendly five stars

Reviewed by Richard 9th August 2021

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Lovely little apartment in a quiet location. Perfect for winding down and switching off.

Reviewed by Anne 25th June 2021

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The is a really lovely place for two people. The wood burner is great even for cool summer days. Then you own garden area with evening sun and a fire pit bbq and glass house. You are very much part of this beautiful Elizabethan Manor House, with your own rooms reflecting the house. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this place.

Reviewed by Donald 18th June 2021

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The apartment was clean, comfortable and a good base from which to explore the Yorkshire countryside.

Reviewed by Jeremy 14th May 2021

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Lovely, spacious retreat tucked away in a pretty village, and in a good spot for travelling to National Parks and A.O.N.B.'s in all directions!

Reviewed by Suzanne 30th October 2020

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Butlers Retreat is a beautiful hideaway. It had everything we needed for a delicious weekend away. I am only sorry that the weather was mild as I would have loved to have the log fire on the entire weekend! The hosts were helpful when we needed them but did not bother us otherwise. We went to the Bulls Head Inn on Saturday night and shared a yummy Read morechateaubriand. It was very clean and their systems ensured everyone was socially distanced, it felt very safe. Butlers Retreat is a delight. Hide

Reviewed by Graham 23rd October 2020

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Reviewed by Richard 16th October 2020

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A lovely flat in a great location. Very warm and comfortable, with a great pub only a short stroll away. We particularly appreciated the excellent wifi, making working away from home very easy.

Reviewed by Susan 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Jo 18th September 2020

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Fantastic Apartment. Friendly and helpful owners. The owners dog - Fudge is so sweet and friendly. Great location - quiet and peaceful. Great restaurant - The Black Bull 2 minutes walk away. We would definitely stay again. Super stay for a relaxing week.

Reviewed by george 11th September 2020

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Great week in a lovely apartment. Very nice pub across the road and some great walks on your doorstep. We will defo be back

Reviewed by Sarah 4th September 2020

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The flat is in a perfect location for visiting the North York Moors and the Dales. There is a very good pub within walking distance. The flat has all the cooking equipment you need.Richmond is a beautiful town . We really rate the cottage as one of the best places we have stayed in.It was also unique in being part of the original manor house which Read moreis charming. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 14th August 2020

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Butler's Retreat was just that - a retreat. From the noise, pollution, and hurley-burley of big-city life. The peace and quiet was lovely, as were our hosts (and Fudge the dog) we felt very welcome and at ease. The cottage was clean and comfy especially the enormous double bed and with an excellent restaurant close by, whats not to like? Sadly, Read morewe had to leave Jeeves behind... Hide

Reviewed by Karen 7th August 2020

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We had a lovely stay. Lovely apartment and location in a small 'chocolate box' village. Ideal if you want a quiet getaway. Walks nearby and lots of places to visit. A week wasn't long enough!

Reviewed by Simon 13th March 2020

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Ideal location and accommodation for a couple looking for a quiet retreat and a base for exploring the local area.

Reviewed by Duncan 6th December 2019

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Loved the location and the owners of Butlers Retreat were friendly and obliging. Great base to explore from with a lovely pub within walking distance which we used more than once !

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Gorgeous 16th Century Manor House
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, the perfect place to delight in a Yorkshire brew
Can be separated into two singles upon request at the point of booking
Irresistible super-king-size bed
Fabulous antique roll-top bath offers a chance to soak your muscles
Practise your best swing in the shared Tennis courts
At the top of the private stairway you are greeted with tasteful antiques
Settle in to the plump sofa and enjoy the homely feel of this elegant bolthole
Modern and stylish kitchen to whip up a perfect feast
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Location

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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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