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The Mill House - Richmond

Richmond (2 mls NW), North Yorkshire
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A converted mill house retaining much of its history, perfect for family's and friends
  • Visit the quaint villages of Leyburn, Bedale and Barnard Castle all within a short car drive
  • Enjoy a proper Yorkshire tea in the abundance of near-by tea-rooms or a Yorkshire ale in one of the local pubs
Property code: 78119

An attractive former Mill converted into a characterful dwelling located near to the popular market town of Richmond, ideal base to explore the beautiful countryside situated on your doorstep.

This stunning property, set in the quiet village of Hipswell, is in a perfect spot for exploring the glorious countryside of Swaledale and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Despite being in a secluded location near a 19th-century church, you have the benefit of three supermarkets, a pub and takeaways all within 1 mile of the front door. With plenty of space for up to five guests, this house is oozing with rustic charm and original features, promising a truly unforgettable stay just 8 miles from the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Step into the beautiful kitchen where exposed beams and brick paired with pastel-coloured tiles and country-style cupboards make this the hub of the home. A stylish Belfast sink and contemporary lighting and appliances create an ideal blend of new and old in here. Culinary guests will love cooking up a storm for everyone while you chat with them from the island in the middle.

Sit down for dinner in the fantastic dining room where the former mill workings will be the centre of attention and a great topic for conversation. Wood panelling and neutral decor in this room ensure that all the focus is around this wonderful piece of history. A little nook complete with an armchair and bookshelves off the dining room is the ideal place if you need some time by yourself to get lost in your favourite novel.

Cosy sofas, inviting wooden doors and beams, and a crackling wood burner beckon you to sink down in front of the TV after a long day out walking; unwind with a glass of wine and your favourite programme or stay up all night chatting with your other guests to plan your activities for the day ahead. Earthy tones and soft lighting in here make it perfect for throwing open the door on summer evenings to bring the outside in before the final few rays disappear.

Come bedtime, climb the stairs to the first floor where an indulgent king-size bedroom is the one to nab; relax with a soak in the superb double-ended bath among tranquil, calming colours and reflect on the day you’ve just had. You don’t even need to roll out of bed to watch TV in the morning since there’s a Smart TV right next to the bed.

You’ll avoid the morning bathroom queues since each bedroom has its own en-suite; an inviting king-size bedroom with exposed beams and soothing grey tones makes for a perfect night’s sleep, while a snug single room with a trundle bed underneath the bed features quaint ornaments, soft pastel colours and a TV that you can watch from your bed.

The countryside charm continues outside; a spacious lawn gives the children plenty of space to run around on and is ideal for sizzling up the BBQ to dine alfresco on sunny days. Climb the steps to the raised gravelled patio area to give you an elevated position, helping you catch glimpses of the hills and trees beyond the garden as you sip a glass of wine from your seat.

  • 3 bedrooms, 2 king-size and 1 single
  • 1 en-suite bathroom, 2 en-suite shower rooms and a bath within the king-size bedroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer
  • Welcome pack included
  • Wood burner (starter logs provided)
  • Enclosed garden with patio area
  • Ample off-road parking
  • TV/DVD in lounge and Smart TV in king-size bedroom
  • Travel cot / high-chair available on request
  • The original mill mechanics are located in the dining room. Please ensure infants are supervised
  • Charcoal BBQ provided
  • Sleeps 5+1 ( extra trundle bed in single bedroom)
  • This property can be booked with Mill Race - Richmond for larger parties

Hipswell is just 3 miles from Richmond, a charming market town on the borders of Wensleydale and Swaledale. It boasts an 11th-century castle, fine Georgian architecture, an 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 a mile, 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 visit to the quite brilliant Forbidden Corner, an attraction full of statues and hidden surprises, 13.5 miles away near Middleham (11 miles).

The historic village of Easby, home to Easby Abbey is just 5 miles away. Set on the banks of the River Swale, the Abbey is the perfect spot for a picnic in the summer months. There are lots of other breathtaking historical sites to explore in the Dales, including the stunning Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal (27 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 (44.5 miles), Harrogate (40 miles) and the North York Moors (33.5 miles) all within easy striking distance (under an hour’s drive on a clear run) you have lots of choice for day trips!

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.


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Lovely well equipped cottage with great original features. Very friendly and helpful owners, easily accessible for any questions. Loved our morning tea sat in the sun watching the wildlife in the garden.

Reviewed by Iain 14th August 2020

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This is a great house with lots of unique features we had a lovely family holiday and would recommend this home to others

Reviewed by Fraser 25th July 2020

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We had a great stay - the cottage is lovely and had everything we needed (for both adults and children), its located in a quiet area with easy access to tourist sights, and Alice and Steve were super hospitable and thoughtful. Highly recommend.

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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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Mill Race - Richmond

Mill Race - Richmond

Sleeps: 8 | Bedrooms: 4

£1338 - £2553

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