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Lilac Cottage - Hutton Magna

Richmond, County Durham
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming stone cottage sleeping four across two bedrooms
  • Stock up on local produce or enjoy an evening out at the local pub, located 3 miles away
  • Located in the peaceful village of Hutton Magna surrounded by open countryside offering picturesque views in every direction
  • Plenty of space to host two canine companions alongside the family
  • Visit the nearby historic market towns of Barnard Castle and Richmond for a wonderful day out for the whole family
  • Enjoy the endless walking and cycling trails located on your doorstep as you take in the unspoiled sights of the Yorkshire countryside
Property code: G0086

Discover this delightful stone cottage located in the tranquil village of Hutton Magna surrounded by open countryside offering a haven for guests looking to uncover the beauty of Yorkshire's rural landscape.

Welcome to this charming two-bedroom stone cottage set in a pretty little village between the historic market towns of Richmond and Barnard Castle. Its chocolate-box exterior leads to an immaculate cosy interior, just perfect for couples and families alike. And those who enjoy walking or cycling can do so from the doorstep. You can also enjoy gorgeous views of the peaceful countryside setting too.

Step inside to find an open-plan living space home to the living room and dining area. At the heart of the room is a wood burner, ready and waiting for you each evening after a day's walking or sightseeing. Light the fire and settle down on one of two comfy sofas: it's time to relax. For your evening entertainment you'll find a Freeview TV with DVD Player and a good selection of DVDs. Wi-Fi is provided as well as a choice of games and books for offline fun.

This room leads into the kitchen at the rear of the cottage. Featuring pale grey shaker-style units you'll find everything you'll need to rustle up dinner. All the normal mod cons are provided including a dishwasher, fridge with ice-box and a washing machine, essential if you have children running about in muddy fields! There is also a downstairs toilet and washroom.

One of the things we love about this cottage is the serving hatch from the kitchen through into the living room. It's one of those little quirky touches that give the cottage its cosy appeal.

The dining table sits in the main living area, a lovely spot for eating whatever the time of day and there's plenty of room for up to four people. Pick up your ingredients at the award-winning farm shop and deli, around 3.5 miles away, and settle down to a feast of Yorkshire's finest produce.

There are two bedrooms in this pretty cottage, the first of which can be found downstairs. This sweet twin room comes complete with two full size single beds. Make your way upstairs to find the beautiful master bedroom boasting a king-size bed. Double aspect windows here afford stunning countryside views of rolling fields to the east and across the village church to distant fells to the west.

The family bathroom is also upstairs and sits opposite the master bedroom. There's a fabulous free-standing bath to sink into each evening, and a walk-in shower for the morning.

Outside the cottage you'll find a compact lawned garden to the front surrounded by a stone wall. To the rear is a decked area with a bistro table and chairs which looks out across the fields; the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee with the sun on your face.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 family bathroom with free-standing bath and walk-in shower and 1 WC
  • Hob, oven, fridge, icebox, washing machine
  • Outside seating area and enclosed garden
  • Traditional wood burner
  • Electric and heating included
  • LCD TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Travel cot / high chair available
  • Pubs and shops within 3 miles
  • DVD player
  • Roadside parking to the front of the property

This property is set in the picturesque and peaceful village of Hutton Magna surrounded by open countryside. It is a relaxing and calming spot to hide away or explore by walking, cycling or driving. Situated in a great location set at the northern tip of the Yorkshire Dales, between the historic market towns of Barnard Castle (7 miles) and Richmond (10 miles). There are also several walking and cycling routes nearby so there’s no need to jump in the car.

Barnard Castle is a historic market town taking its name from the castle around which it grew. Featured in the Guardian's 10 of the UK's best small towns in 2016, it hosts the Bowes Museum (6 miles), nearby Eggleston Gardens, just over 12 miles away, and a host of shops selling antiques, designer clothes, jewellery, accessories, vintage and retro items and local crafts.

Richmond sits on the River Swale with impressive waterfalls just a few hundred metres from the cobbled town square. It is home to the famous Station (food, film and art under one roof), the Georgian Theatre as well as Richmond Castle. From Richmond, head up towards Reeth and on towards Hawes in Wensleydale for a true taste of this magnificent countryside. Stop for lunch before heading back to the comfort of your luxury Yorkshire cottage.

The possibilities for walking and cycling from this cottage are endless with a good selection of maps and route suggestions provided by the owners, themselves keen walkers. From the front door, you can follow scenic footpaths to explore local villages and pubs around the Rivers Tees and Greta or catch a clear night for some amazing stargazing. Drive for approximately 20 miles to explore Swaledale and Teesdale, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Teesdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty including the Pennine Way and High Force, the largest waterfall in England.

The country roads surrounding the property are popular with cyclists: National Cycle Network route 165 passes within one mile of the village.

Within 50 miles are the Yorkshire coast and the historic cathedral cities of York and Durham (38 miles). Further south, you'll find the pretty market town of Northallerton, 25 miles, where handsome Georgian houses line the long main street. There are some wonderful tearooms here as well as a fantastic local deli, and of course the quintessentially Yorkshire department store of Barkers.

To take in the North York Moors head further south still 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.

This property is personally managed by Phil.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 27th November 2018

Very good lovely cottage and friendly village

Reviewed by Katharine 6th November 2018

We had a lovely stay at Lilac Cottage. The cottage has everything you need and we loved the log burning stove in the living room that kept us warm and cosy. Its ideally situated for walks in the countryside or visits to local towns or farm shops. We stayed the for the weekend but could have easily stayed longer. Loved it.

Reviewed by Colin 13th October 2018

A last minute change as our original cottage had a maintenance problem. It all worked out for the best as we were able to explore an area we had not been to before (Tees Valley). Barnard Castle is a lovely interesting town and the surrounding area lovely. Also can't thank the cottage owner Paul and the property cleaner Steph enough for reuniting usRead more with our dogs bag which we stupidly left in the cottage after leaving. Luckily we were still in the area and they went above and beyond to get the bag back to us. Many thanks indeed!! Hide

Reviewed by Chris 9th October 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our short break at Lilac Cottage which has been tastefully re-furnishedThe weather was glorious and we made good use of the amenities in the surrounding area. We were fortunate that the village had organised a flower festival while we were there. We hope to return next year.

Reviewed by Ian 9th October 2018

Beautiful Cottage in a lovely little village. We had a fabulous week here. There are lots of dog friendly places to eat in the local towns. Also many lovely walks to be had if you can get your dog to move from in front of the fire!!! I hope we can return for another visit soon.

Reviewed by Katie 18th September 2018

A fantastic cottage.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 14th August 2018

Lovely cosy cottage in small rural village with lovely views of countryside. quite a high step into property for us .

Reviewed by Sandra 30th June 2018

Excellent cottage, friendly village, very much enjoyed the break.

Reviewed by Margaret 12th June 2018

An excellent cottage , very comfortable and well equipped. Quiet village but lots to see in the surrounding area. lots of leaflets and suggestions for visits and walks available. No pub in the village but The Three Alls in the next village of Ovington made up for this. Good home cooked food with friendly staff. We had an excellent week.

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 2nd June 2018

Perfect for our family of two adults and two kids. The cottage is situated in the the quaint village of Hutton Magna, a short driving distance from Barnard Castle and the River Tees. Beautifully decorated and furnished, a light cosy place to relax in. The kids loved the field at the back of the house and used it as their own private park. There areRead more no shops in the village, so we did an internet shop with Morrisons, which arrived on the first morning no problem. Wonderful stay! Hide

Reviewed by Keith 26th May 2018

Beautiful refurbished cottage in quiet pretty hamlet, both artistically presented and homely. Thoughtfully equipped to a high standard (but shavers beware - there is no electric shaver point!) and set in lovely countryside with many places of interest. Upper Teesside, Swaledale and Wensleydale all worth visiting.

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