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Harper House

Richmond, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stylish three-storey house, ideal for mixed ages and excellent for special occasions
  • Situated in striking distance to the heart of Richmond with its cobbled streets and bi-weekly markets
  • Explore Yorkshire Dales countryside and pretty villages on four or two wheels
Property code: 83250

This three-storey townhouse situated in the old Georgian town of Richmond promises an enticing getaway. Perfect for friends and families wanting a sociable setting with plenty on the doorstep.

Enjoy a superb stay at this eye-catching, contemporary, holiday home set within the renowned Yorkshire town of Richmond. Up to eight guests are welcome to stay at the four-bedroom property, which offers spacious, light-filled accommodation across three storeys. Amble out from here to explore the town, with its Georgian architecture and historic trails; go shopping, dine out and enjoy it as a base from which to head out into the many beautiful areas of North Yorkshire.

Visit Bedale, for example, 11 miles from Richmond. Here you can peruse the independent shops, enjoy a slice of Yorkshire parkin and a cup of tea and shop for local produce. Head to Barnard Castle too, 15 miles away; this historic town is known for its castle ruins.

Open the front door to this impressive property and find yourselves in a bright, airy and spacious reception hall, with an oak and glass staircase as its centrepiece and plenty of room for your outerwear. Find a utility room, where you can whiz damp and muddy clothing through the machines after your walks and then a super-king-size bedroom, which can also be arranged as twins if discussed in advance, with an en-suite shower room. There is also a games room, with Smart TV and table football, where members of your party can relax or challenge each other to a lively tournament or two.

Climb the stairs to discover more beautiful bedrooms; these include another super-king-size, which can also be arranged as twins in advance and features a Smart TV and glass terrace doors. There are also two king-size rooms, one with a Smart TV and the other with an en-suite shower room and access to the private terrace.

Head up yet another level to find your exceptional lounge, which captures superb views out across the town and enjoys an abundance of daylight via its great expanses of glass. Settle down in front of the Smart TV in here together or simply lose yourselves in the views.

Make your way through to the adjoining kitchen to whip up hearty holiday feasts for your party. Sit at the stylish breakfast bar with a cup of fresh coffee and your magazine, chat to some of your friends and family at the table then call everyone else through to dine with you in these incredible surroundings.

Bask out in the Yorkshire sunshine on the spacious terrace during the warmer months. Dine out here as often as possible and just enjoy relaxing out in the fresh air. You have space to store bicycles, and two parking spaces come with this unique holiday home, plus a handy garage which some cars might fit into.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 king-size and 2 super-king-size zip-and-link (can be made as twins on request)
  • 3 bathrooms – 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC, 1 bathroom with walk-in shower, bath, and WC
  • Induction hob, double oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, wine cooler, microwave, coffee machine
  • Utility room – washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Games room with Smart TV and table football, Smart TV in lounge area and bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wrap-around balcony
  • Enclosed patio area
  • 2 parking spaces plus garage
  • Bike storage
  • Shops, pub, and restaurants within 500 metres

Richmond is a charming market town on the borders of Wensleydale and Swaledale. It boasts an 11th-century castle, fine Georgian architecture, a 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 tearooms there or pop over for dinner at one of the excellent restaurants.

The gorgeous River Swale runs through the town and, across the river – less than 1 mile away – are the River Swale Waterfalls. You can walk in either direction along the river and deep into the countryside without having to go anywhere near the car. We also recommend exploring the restored former Richmond Railway Station which has lots to entertain young and old including a small cinema, cafe/restaurant, gallery, microbrewery and artisan bakery.

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 a visit to the quite brilliant Forbidden Corner, an attraction full of statues and hidden surprises, 14 miles away near Middleham.

Walk 2 miles from Richmond to the historic village of Easby, where you can also take in some impressive ruins. Head out of town to explore the magnificent Yorkshire Dales National Park. See Aysgarth Falls, 15.5 miles away, an enchanting, triple flight of waterfalls, which runs for almost 1 mile and is set in beautiful woodland.

There are lots of other breathtaking historic sites to explore in the Dales, including the stunning Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, 30 miles, a World Heritage Site. This is a superb area for walkers and cyclists with many routes from the doorstep or just a short distance away, including Alfred Wainwright’s famous Coast to Coast Walk which passes close by. And with York, Harrogate and the North York Moors all within easy striking distance, you have lots of choices for day trips!

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Carl 19th November 2021

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Reviewed by Nia 15th October 2021

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Reviewed by John 1st October 2021

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We had a very comfortable stay at Harper House which was in a good location in Richmond.

Reviewed by Christopher 17th September 2021

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An excellent property in a convenient location for the town and surrounding area.

Reviewed by Paul 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Mary 27th August 2021

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Harper House is lovely and has too many to mention nice features eg the decor, beds, linen, kitchen appliances, utensils, and property location. Richmond has plenty to offer with lots of eating places and pleasant outdoor space, well worth a visit.

Reviewed by Suzanne 20th August 2021

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Just back from a faultless stay at Harper House. The house is stunning, the owner has put real thought into the facilities and accessories throughout the house. The area of Richmond is beautiful with plenty to do and see. I would recommend this house to anyone and I would be happy to return again at any point.

Reviewed by Nicki 13th August 2021

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Harper House is beautiful and very spacious! The standard is excellent with some gorgeous finishing touches and very well equipped. Alex took great care of us - thank you! It's a few minutes walk from the centre of Richmond with lovely restaurants, shops and cafes. There's some lovely walks on your doorstep and we'd definitely recommend a short triRead morep down to River Swale Water Falls. There was much more to do in the local area that we had anticipated, without the need to venture often in the car. Hide

Reviewed by Maureen 6th August 2021

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Excellent location, very quiet but close to shops and town centre a short walk away. Beautiful house, extremely comfortable and spacious.

Reviewed by Nicola 30th July 2021

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Harper House is a fantastic house, finished off to be highest of standards. Everything you would need for a relaxing, peaceful and luxurious break is to be found here. Alex has been on hand to answer any questions we had. Harper House is a 5 min stroll from the quaint town of Richmond with plenty of great restaurants and shops. We would recommend tRead moreo all of our friends and family - Thank you again Alex. Hide

Reviewed by Joshua 23rd July 2021

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Our stay was amazing. The house was even better than expected and the photos dont do it justice. Everything was clean and worked perfectly. There was lots to do in the surrounding area and we were never bored. I couldnt recommend staying here enough!

Reviewed by Lynn 16th July 2021

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Harper House is a beautiful and spacious property and the location is excellent, only a 5 minute stroll to the center of Richmond, however, the property stands in a quiet street with ample private parking so its still quiet and uncrowded. The property is very well appointed and the host has made sure there is everything you would need to enjoy yourRead more stay. I would recommend this property to anyone, it is certainly worthy of 5 stars, and I would stay again if holidaying in the area. 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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