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The Secret Garden - Richmond

Richmond, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Pretty North Yorkshire family home from home sleeping four people
  • Excellent location in the heart of Richmond town
  • Regal interiors with playful splashes of colour throughout
  • Superb walled garden with private hot tub
  • Thoughtful welcome hamper upon arrival
  • Near to local amenities and sight-seeing opportunities
Property code: G0162

A picturesque cottage in the Georgian market town of Richmond, this property invites families and friends to enjoy a varied break of wining, dining, sight-seeing and, of course, relaxing.

Get ready to fall in love with this exquisite luxury Grade II listed double-fronted townhouse set in the heart of the historic Georgian market town of Richmond. From its stunning interiors to its fabulous hot tub in the garden, this is the perfect holiday home for those who enjoy a mix of town and country.

Dating back to the mid-1700's, this charming period house has been given a super-stylish makeover. The owners of the property are locally renowned interior designers, something which is apparent from the moment you walk through the door. Step inside the entrance hall and make your way into the living room. This gorgeous room boasts two comfy sofas to curl up on and a cosy wood burner at its heart. Statement wallpaper and perfectly placed accessories give the room bags of style and character. For your evening entertainment, there's a Smart TV, a DVD player and a SONAS music system. Wi-Fi is also included.

On the opposite side of the house, you'll find the beautiful kitchen/dining room. Black slate underfoot gives the room a classic, luxurious feel. The shaker-style kitchen is decorated in soft grey tones and comes complete with a sleek granite worktop. There's also a Belfast sink, Nespresso Coffee machine and NEFF appliances throughout including an induction hob, dishwasher and full-size fridge-freezer. Everything is of the very best quality. Rustle up something delicious and settle down to eat at the fine-looking square dining table with its solid wood surface and Queen Ann legs. The floral velvet chairs provide a dash of glamour and romance. The kitchen leads to the courtyard garden at the rear. There is also a handy cloakroom downstairs which includes a WC and washer/dryer.

Both bedrooms are upstairs. The first bedroom is a generous size and boasts a super king-size bed (which can also be configured as two singles if requested). Rest a while on the window seat and take in the view to the cobbled street outside. The house bathroom sits next door, another immaculate room with a striking original Victorian slipper bath.The second bedroom is equally spacious and offers another super king-size bed, which can again be set up as a twin if requested. This lovely room includes an en-suite shower cubicle too.

Step outside to discover why the house lives up to its name. You will discover a secret and completely private walled courtyard garden with a bubbling hot tub ready to invite you in. Enjoy a dip in the evening when the fairy lights cast a magical glow over the garden. Patio furniture is also provided if you fancy lunch alfresco in this sheltered sun trap. And when the mood takes you, have a wander around the handsome market town of Richmond, under half a mile away.

  • 2 bedrooms: 2 king-size beds (that can both be made into singles)
  • 1 bathroom: family bathroom with WC and bath
  • 1 downstairs WC
  • Downstairs cloakroom: WC, washer/dryer.
  • Wood burner
  • Double oven, electric hob, dishwasher, full-size fridge-freezer, kettle, coffee machine
  • Wi-Fi included
  • TV/DVD
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Pub and shop within 0.5 miles
  • Roadside parking, further disc parking available nearby
  • Regret no pets

The property is set in the heart of Richmond, a charming Georgian market town on the borders of Wensleydale and Swaledale. The cottage is set at the start of Temple Terrace which leads all the way down to the River Swale and Richmond Castle.

Richmond boasts an 11th-century castle, fine Georgian architecture, a historic Georgian Theatre and a large cobbled market square. Mosey into town for a cup of Yorkshire tea at one of the many tea rooms or pop over for dinner at one of the excellent restaurants.

Richmond is also known as 'The Gateway to the Dales' so you can 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 quite brilliant Forbidden Corner near Middleham, 15 miles away.

The historic hamlet of Easby, home to Easby Abbey, is just a mile or so from the cottage and is easily walkable along the river. 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 breath-taking historical sites to explore in the Dales, including the stunning Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, a world heritage site, under 30 miles away.

This is a superb area for walkers and cyclists with many routes from the doorstep or just a short distance away. The famous coast to coast walking route passes close by. Follow in the cycle tracks of the Tour de France stars who cycled here in the summer of 2014.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sophie 26th April 2019

Beautiful cottage, beautiful little secret garden with hot tub! Immaculately clean, and stunning decor. We enjoyed our stay - thank you :)

Reviewed by Paula 2nd March 2019

Secret Garden is truly a Gorgeous cottage. Its in an ideal location to walk into Richmond centre and the castle, and convenient for accessing the Yorkshire Dales. The cottage facilities are excellent with everything you could think of provided. The hot tub is the icing on the cake especially after a day walking!

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 23rd February 2019

The place is great and the owner is very helpful. The garden space with hot tub is awesome to have in such a central location to Richmond. The surrounding area can is lovely to explore.

Reviewed by Rachel 19th February 2019

Lovely cottage in beautiful place.

Reviewed by Angela 14th February 2019

The cottage is absolutely gorgeous and of the highest quality, even though both my husband and I were poorly during our stay it was so lovely to have a well appointed place to stay

Reviewed by Agnes 1st December 2018

Lovely comfortable cottage, we came to cull out and thats what we did , enjoyed the hot tub

Reviewed by Gemma 24th November 2018

Comfortable cosy cottage. De do worth a trip.

Reviewed by Rachael 21st November 2018

beautiful house in a stunnign area of the country. It had loads of little extras that make it feel like a home away from home. There was help on hand if we needed it. The hot tub was lovely at the end of a busy day. Couldn't ask for more.

Reviewed by Julie 10th November 2018

Gorgeous Cottage Indeed! Perfect location too..a relaxing getaway & hot tub was icing on the cake, thank you!

Reviewed by Lisa 4th September 2018

This was our second stay at the cottage this year and we had a lovely time again. Slight issue with the hot tub as the water had been changed on the Friday so we were unable to go in it until it reached temperature on Saturday evening. The cottage is clean and well equipped with everything you might need. Its a 2 minute walk into town which makes iRead moret an idea location. Local restaurants and take aways are great too. Hide

Reviewed by Lynsey 1st September 2018

We stayed here from the 24th-31st August and had a wonderful time. I wanted somewhere where I could spend some quality time with my daughter and this was just perfect. The cottage is so beautiful and the secret garden and hot tub is just the icing on the cake. The cottage is 5 minutes walk away from Richmond town which is perfect. We had many days Read moreout around the Yorkshire dales which was fab but always loved coming back to our secret Garden!!!. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 25th August 2018

The Secret Garden Cottage was stunning, beautiful inside and out and the hot tub was a perfect way to unwind each evening.The cottage was equipped to a high standard, superbly clean and perfect located for exploring Yorkshire.

Reviewed by Christina 18th August 2018

Absolutely wonderful cottage in a fantastic location. Everything I needed was there for my partner and I and our 20 month old daughter. It was so relaxing. Nothing better than arriving to our hamper and knowing we would be sipping wine in the hot tub that evening. I love cooking and the kitchen was so well equipped, Ive never stayed anywhere quite Read morelike it. My daughter loved investigating the front and back garden and finding all sorts of exciting things. Lovely little surprises. Perfect holiday! Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 11th August 2018

The Secret garden was fabulous, tastefully decorated, very comfortable beds, fantastic facilities especially the hot hub, location was perfect, 5 minute walk from Richmond Town centre but in a very quiet area, with walking right on the doorstep, if I could move there I would and will definitely be going back.

Reviewed by Elspeth 29th July 2018

It was a perfect holiday hide away.

Reviewed by susan 18th July 2018


Reviewed by Julie 30th June 2018

Beautiful cottage near to all amenities. We stayed for the week and water in the hot tub became grubby on the Wednesday so would be better if the owners send someone to ensure the cleanliness of the hot tub. However was lovely and would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Susan 20th June 2018

Beautiful cottage in ideal location would recommend to anyone.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 20th June 2018

Great cottage; we would book again!!!!

Reviewed by Tim 13th June 2018

A delightful cottage, probably better than the pictures suggest. The garden is lovely and the hot tub easy to use. The owners had clearly put some thought into how people might want to use their cottage, and there was a greater supply of kitchen utensils, crockery, mats, coasters, side tables, drawers, coat hangers and other things that you sometimRead morees find omitted. The cottage is in a good location for wandering into Richmond. We always managed to find a space on the road outside, but if not, there is a parking disc for the carpark round the corner (2 hours max) which would probably allow for finding a roadside space.Finally, the beds are amazing. I slept more than I ever have before. Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 2nd June 2018

This is a beautiful house decorated and furnished to a very high standard making it very comfortable for our weeks stay. The garden and hot tub in particular were fab, as was the welcome hamper. Richmond itself is in easy walking distance and was a good base. The main issue we had was that the house is on a quite a busy through road which meant theRead morere was a lot of traffic noise and parking was often tricky. 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.

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