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The Artist's Retreat - Richmond

Richmond, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • A pretty Grade II listed holiday cottage
  • Perfect for couples or small families exploring North Yorkshire
  • Ideal for discovering the Yorkshire Dales
  • The owner runs art classes from her nearby studio
  • Close to the popular towns of Richmond and Yarm
  • A wonderful base for keen nature-lovers and walkers
Property code: G0139

A perfect retreat for a couple or a small family, this beautiful period cottage offers cosy accommodation in a lovely village which is ideally situated for exploring Yorkshire's wonderful moors and dales.

Escape to this Grade II-listed chocolate-box cottage tucked away in a pretty North Yorkshire village. Just a few miles from historic Richmond, fall in love with its contemporary interiors, cosy open-plan living area and generous en-suite bedrooms with super king-size beds. And for those aspiring artists out there, the owner runs regular painting classes in her studio just a hop, skip and a jump away. With parts of the building dating back to the 18th century, the classic double-fronted stone cottage has serious kerb appeal. Inside, 21st century comforts have been added for that inherent period charm.

Step inside the elegant entrance hall and into the heart of the cottage, an open-plan living area home to the lounge, kitchen and dining table. Elegant grey tones provide a peaceful soothing backdrop with splashes of colour coming from the owner's artwork on the walls. Snuggle up by the wood burner with a glass of something good while you catch up with friends and loved ones. For your evening entertainment, there's a Smart TV & DVD player if you want to bring some of your own favourites. Wi-Fi is also provided.

At the opposite end of the room is the contemporary kitchen with its stone-grey units, sleek marble worktop and striking feature wall. You'll find all the usual mod cons including a dishwasher, ceramic hob, oven and full-size fridge/freezer. There's also a washer/dryer, perfect when you're just back from a bracing walk in the Dales with muddy clothes. Pick up some yummy local Yorkshire produce from nearby Richmond and settle down to eat at the welcoming farmhouse kitchen table – a lovely spot for a hearty Yorkshire breakfast or a romantic evening meal.

There are two surprisingly generous bedrooms in the property, both of which boast en-suite bathrooms, original fireplaces and huge super king-size beds. If you prefer a twin room, the beds can also be configured as singles on request. Similar in style and comfort, bedroom one to the left of the entrance hall has an en-suite bathroom, particularly useful if you have little ones to scrub or if you just enjoy a long hot soak. Bedroom two is accessed via the kitchen and offers a gorgeous en-suite shower room. Both en-suites include a WC and wash basin.

Outside you'll find an enclosed and very pretty walled garden with a sheltered stone patio and lawned area. Patio furniture is provided so you can enjoy lunch alfresco in the warmer months, with only the sound of birdsong to disturb you.

  • 2 bedrooms with super-king-size beds which can be made up as twins on request
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms with bath and WC
  • 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC
  • Dishwasher, ceramic hob, oven, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave
  • Smart TV, DVD
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Roadside parking
  • Pub within 0.25 mile
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Richmond 7 miles
  • The owner runs regular painting classes from her studio
  • Alternative dates for Christmas are available, please enquire to book
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

The property has a great location just a few miles away from the famous Coast to Coast walk. Set between the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, 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.

If you're a bit of a foodie there are several excellent dining pubs in the area, while Richmond, a historic market town with much to offer the discerning holidaymaker, is just 8 miles away. Explore the cobbled market square or head up towards Richmond Castle for a slice of Yorkshire history. There are lots of shops, cafes and restaurants to explore, or just take a stroll along the river.

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. Stop at a country pub for lunch before heading back to the comfort of your large luxury Yorkshire cottage.

The cottage is also just a few miles away from the pretty market town of Northallerton (15 miles) where handsome Georgian houses line the long main street. The wonderful Betty's Tearooms is here as is a fantastic local deli, Lewis & Cooper's Food Emporium and of course the quintessentially Yorkshire department store of Barkers. A few miles in the other direction takes you to the charming town of Yarm set on the banks of the River Tees. Yarm is a cosmopolitan little place, with a host of great shops, cafés bars and restaurants.

To take in the North York Moors, head towards Thirsk (22 miles) and brave it up Sutton Bank - the view from the top is said by some to be the finest in all of England. The gorgeous market town of Helmsley makes for the perfect pit stop and if you feel like something special for lunch make your way to one of the excellent restaurants in the area.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Peter 25th July 2022

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The Artist's Retreat is a well modernised and very comfortably equipped cottage in a quiet location in a beautiful North Yorkshire village. The welcome pack, including a bottle of prosecco, was much appreciated! Access is very easy from Scotch Corner on the A1(M) and it is an excellent centre for visiting the historic sites of North Yorkshire and TRead moreeesside and walking in the Dales. The Black Bull, a great Gastropub, is within easy walking distance, which is a bonus. Thoroughly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 15th July 2022

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This is an absolutely lovely cottage that I would recommend to anyone. Beds were large and comfortable. Beautifully decorated and a lovely design. Beautiful back garden and seating area which we used a lot. Very hot weather and the lovely owner brought round some sheets to use instead of duvets which was very kind. Location is great near A1 M , butRead more you couldnt hear it. Lovely quiet village. Thank you for a lovely stay. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 8th July 2022

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A great place to relax. The beds are extremely comfortable. Everything worked. Would definitely come back.

Reviewed by Susan 17th June 2022

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful place. Welcome pack much appreciated. Very comfortable and relaxing. We enjoyed the small garden in the evenings, especially watching the birds.

Reviewed by Jenny 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by Lesley 13th May 2022

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Lovely cottage in a lovely village. Ideal for a relaxing weekend break. Nice touch from the owner leaving some welcome goodies for us. Highly recommend The Black Bull for food and only a two minute walk away too

Reviewed by Jennifer 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Penny 21st March 2022

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We had a lovely relaxing stay at this cottage, one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in. Very well equipped, lovely comfy beds and would highly recommend. We will definitely stay at this cottage again. Thank you for the goodies left for us by the owners.

Reviewed by Lisa 28th February 2022

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Pleasant and comfortable cottage.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 7th February 2022

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No real dog walks in village, just up and down road outside cottage. Bathroom and shower "room" very small, bath only 3/4 size, bare and cold. Would not say "several idyllic villages nearby", just ordinary villages, the odd pub, no footpaths. Shower "room" not suitable for OAPs as so small. Everything sort of OK, but getting a bit care-worn and wouRead moreld not call cottage lux. Hide

Reviewed by Moya 22nd December 2021

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We had a very nice stay at this lovely cottage for 14 days over Christmas. The beds were very clean and comfortable and the bedrooms were a good size and the en-suites very clean. The kitchen was well equipped with almost everything we needed. the smart TV was smaller than we are used to but was adequate. There were added extras which was nice. butRead more we were disappointed to find there was no Christmas tree! All in all we were comfortable and had a good stay. Thank you Colleen. Hide

Reviewed by J 15th November 2021

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Very peaceful village and the cottage is well located to visit other places in the area. Very warm and comfortable.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 8th November 2021

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Reviewed by Angie 1st November 2021

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Just perfect! A lovely well equipped cottage in a beautiful small quiet village with local pub just a few minutes walk away. We ate at the dog friendly Shoulder of Mutton in the next village (1.5 miles away) and had an excellent meal in the bar. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise and very much appreciated. The cottage was spotlessly clean and tRead morehe bed was amazingly comfortable. We could only book 4 nights and would have loved to have stayed longer! Well definitely be going back! Hide

Reviewed by Heather 1st October 2021

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Very comfortable and well located cottage in a peaceful village. We had everything we needed at the cottage and it is great for a dog too, with an attractive fully enclosed garden. The pub is dog friendly in the bar but advise to check availability as a function in the bar one night prevented us eating there. We did have a very nice Sunday lunch thRead moreere. Having a bath room and a shower room was great! Variety of days out within easy reach. Hide

Reviewed by Eileen 17th September 2021

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Truly one of the best cottages we have booked and we have stayed in many over the years. Decor and comfort perfect. Moulton a peaceful village with great pub although too gastro for our liking as many are these days. Owner very generous with her goodies and essentials she leaves in the kitchen. Beautiful little garden and very secure for dogs whichRead more is essential for us. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Janis 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Stephen 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by Kathy 19th July 2021

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Perfect location if attending a wedding at Middleton Lodge and as good bedrooms. Need to take a fan if experiencing above normal temperatures,great basket of goodies ,tea,coffee a jug of milk in fridge,washing up liquid and many more little extras..Many thanks. Fab decor,perfectly clean and great location to discover North Yorkshire in a very quietRead more village. Hide

Reviewed by Denise 18th June 2021

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Fab little cottage with everything you need for a relaxing holiday, lovely decor and furnishings.and spotlessly clean!

Reviewed by Ellen 10th May 2021

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Lovely cottage had everything we needed for our break - warm and comfortable and the outside area was a real bonus with covered seating.

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