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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
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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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
  • 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

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.

This property is personally managed by Marion.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.6
Overall equipment
4.7
Overall comfort
4.8
Overall location
4.8

Reviewed by Sonia 26th July 2019

Very good. Tastefully decorated.

Reviewed by Kenneth 12th July 2019

As a group of 4 we stayed in Artists Retreat for 3 nights. The cottage was extremely well equiped, with everything needed during our stay. A very nice complimentary box of 'goodies' and a bottle of prosecco were much appreciated. The cottage is in lovely quiet surroundings with an excellent put serving wonderful food and drinks. The village is in eRead moreasy proximity to Northallerton and Richmond. Lovely walks within easy access to the village. Fully recommend the cottage and would return. Hide

Reviewed by Melvyn 5th July 2019

Lovely cottage, clean and cosy. The owners had thought of everything even down to fresh flowers in some rooms.Located in a very pretty spot in a very pretty village with the bonus of a great village pub, great food and drinks.

Reviewed by Tina 24th May 2019

Perfect cottage, had everything you needed & in a beautiful quaint, quiet village. Absolutely ideal

Reviewed by Gillian 20th May 2019

Lovely cottage in a brilliant friendly location. Ideal for dog walks with the added bonus of a great dog friendly pub/restaurant serving great food just on the doorstep.

Reviewed by Gillian 13th May 2019

This is a stunning area and the village of Moulton is lovely. The cottage is beautifully presented, well equipped and extremely comfortable. The garden was a great asset as we were able to sit out and enjoy a drink and meal. Lovely food at the local pub and altogether a great location.

Reviewed by Steve 16th February 2019

Beautiful cottage!!Ideally situated for both the Dales and the Moors. Already looking to call again.

Reviewed by Lucy 16th December 2018

This was a fantastic cottage for a weekend away with the girls. Can highly recommend the Black Bull who looked after us well. The cottage was well presented, comfy and welcoming and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by David 8th December 2018

A truly wonderful haven : beautiful cottage in a peaceful location : just what we needed so we're coming back in three weeks!

Reviewed by Brenda 27th November 2018

Lovely comfortable cottage. Fantastic value for money. Little touches like fresh flowers and welcome basket were a step above. Would definitely return

Reviewed by G 17th November 2018

Fabulous cottage, clean and well equipped, beautiful location and very helpful owner. The local pub and restaurant The Black Bull is 2 mins walk and also highly recommended. Would not hesitate to return.

Reviewed by Natalie 13th November 2018

Lovely cottage very quiet and relaxing locals were very welcoming will be back next year to do more walking eating drinking and chilling

Reviewed by Victoria 4th November 2018

We had a lovely stay at this delightful cottage. Great location, very peaceful and a good base for touring the amazing countryside. Friendly and attentive hosts.Would return.

Reviewed by Juliana 20th October 2018

Lovely cottage,well placed for exploring other areas. Comfortable, tasteful, with a delightful garden. Will definitely go back again.

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Location

Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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