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Xanadu

Richmond, Yorkshire Dales
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A cosy retreat for two, a short walk to the market square and historic Richmond
  • Perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Discover beautiful Nidderdale to the south, Richmond Castle, Middleham Castle, Easby Abbey and The Forbidden Corner
Property code: G0180

Perfect for exploring the stunning Yorkshire countryside, this charming Grade II-listed cottage, set just on the outskirts of the historic town of Richmond, is a perfect romantic retreat for two.

This property is a Grade II listed bijou one-bedroom urban pad in the heart of historic Richmond. With all of the town's attractions within half a mile, it's the perfect holiday retreat for couples or those travelling solo.

This fabulous little cottage has been styled using top notch materials and making outstanding use of the space available. Set down a terraced street in Richmond you really have the best of both worlds: direct access to this lovely town and all its eateries and shops as well as the stunning landscapes of Swaledale and the beautiful valley of Wensleydale, just a short drive away.

The property has an open-plan layout with the kitchen, dining area and lounge all sharing the same bright and warm space. Underfoot you'll find solid oak flooring and in the lounge area a contemporary living flame fire keeps everything nice and cosy. For your entertainment there's also a large LCD TV with DVD Player, and MP3 player and Wi-Fi included, so you can sink down into your comfy leather sofa and catch up online.

The sleek modern kitchen comes complete glossy white units, a black granite worktop and a rainbow effect splashback guaranteed to brighten up even the greyest of days. There's a top of range set of SMEG kitchen fixtures including a gas hob & oven, a washer/dryer and a fridge freezer. You'll also find a state-of-the-art microwave oven should you need it and the cute dining table is accompanied by 4 brightly coloured chairs. The overall ambiance is one of contemporary luxury, with a fun twist.

Up the solid oak and glass staircase, you'll find the delightful en-suite bedroom. Again, there is plenty of light and colour up here continuing the cheerful theme. Discover a king-size solid oak bed to retreat to each night, and there's a TV/DVD player so you can enjoy a lazy breakfast in bed. The bespoke en-suite wet room has been cleverly incorporated into the room alongside a wardrobe, again making excellent use of the space. Step into the gleaming white wet room each morning and awaken the senses: the perfect start to a day's sightseeing or walking in the Dales.

Please note this is a townhouse property so some noise from cars and the town should be expected. The cobbled market square is under half a mile as are the gorgeous riverside walks out into the countryside. This charming cottage is the perfect choice for solo travellers or couples hoping to combine town living with escapes into the Dales.

 

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

  • 1 bedroom with TV/DVD
  • 1 en-suite wet room with shower and WC
  • Hob, oven, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • TV, DVD, MP3 dock
  • Welcome pack included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • On street parking
  • A short walk to the market square
  • Regret no children

The property is situated down a terraced street in the heart of Richmond, a charming market town on the borders of Wensleydale and Swaledale. Richmond 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 tea rooms there or pop over for dinner at one of the excellent restaurants.

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 just over 14 miles away near Middleham.

Film and TV buffs will also love exploring the many well-known filming locations nearby. Head down to the famous limestone pavements at Malham Cove, 42 miles, where Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was filmed. Or head for lunch at the Kings Arms in Askrigg, just under 20 miles away, and see if you can recall it from the pub scenes in All Creatures Great and Small.

The historic village of Easby, home to Easby Abbey, is just a mile 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 breathtaking historical sites to explore in the Dales, including the stunning Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, 28 miles, a World Heritage Site.

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

And with York, Harrogate and the North York Moors 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.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Joy 8th October 2021

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Just had a lovely week at Xanadu. It was such a cosy cottage and Ideal for couples. Very well equipped and furnished to a high standard. Richmond is a quaint market town with lots of places to eat and drink. Would definitely recommend a stay here. The cottage is just a few minutes walk from the marketplace. Thank you Andrea for making our stay so eRead morenjoyable. Hide

Reviewed by Keith 1st October 2021

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The cottage is comfortable and the best use has been made of the available space. It took us less than 10 minutes to walk into town. Richmond is a charming town with many places to eat and drink. There are also some quaint shops that adds to the character of the town. We toured the surrounding area and there are plenty of places to visit. We will rRead moreeturn! Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 17th September 2021

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Beautiful cottage, everything that we could possibly need was there, the owner was absolutely lovely and left a hamper and goodies in the fridge and a very welcome bottle of Prosecco on ice for our arrival plus some treats for my little dog. I would highly recommend this place and would definitely come here again. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Reviewed by Richard 10th September 2021

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A lovely relaxing few days break in a lovely cottage and very dog friendly town. Xanadu is a beautifully thought out property with everything thought out. From WiFi access to games and sewing kit. On check in, everything was beautifully clean and set out and the Welcome Package was a lovely thought and was greatly appreciated even Jack, our dog getRead more some wonderful treats ! We'll be back in 2022 !! Hide

Reviewed by David 3rd September 2021

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Very nice Cottage good location for the town, the road its on is very busy so there is some traffic noise but you do get kind of used to it after a couple of days

Reviewed by Barbara 27th August 2021

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Really lovely cottage andrea has thought of everything to make it comfortable.

Reviewed by Shirley 30th July 2021

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A very comfortable property with everything you could need available. Lovely welcome hamper for us and the dog. Very clean and bright. A true home from home.

Reviewed by Dale 23rd July 2021

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Cottage was great, spotlessly clean, nice hamper and a lovely location. Can recommend.

Reviewed by Martin 16th July 2021

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Wonderful cottage in a very good location for central Richmond and the surrounding Yorkshire Dales. Everything you need is available in Xanadu! I would highly recommend it and we will return next time we holiday in the area.

Reviewed by Christine 9th July 2021

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A very chic cottage of a very high standard. Well equipped and very well planned for a small space. ( One up one down) Excellent location for Richmond centre and surrounding areas. Please be aware there is no outdoor space so a little difficult with a dog. Although we parked on the road there is no where to load and unload for the cottage. We had tRead moreo park opposite half on the pavement and half on double yellow lines and dodge with the traffic while crossing the busy road. Great welcome pack. Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 25th June 2021

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Very well turned out cottage Very clean and modern.Would recommend

Reviewed by Sheila 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Louise 4th June 2021

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Perfect little cottage close to everything had the best time

Reviewed by James 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Janette 18th May 2021

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The cottage was really clean and the decor was amazing. The welcome basket was a lovely touch and we will definitely be back.

Reviewed by John 16th April 2021

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Reviewed by Andrew 30th October 2020

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Most definitely we are both very pleased with everything that the area and the cottage has to offer

Reviewed by Carly 9th October 2020

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Reviewed by Julie 25th September 2020

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Lovely cosy cottage within a five minute walk of Richmond town centre. Free parking on the road but may not be parked outside the cottage, maybe further down the road however saying that out beautiful car was safe and fine parked there for the week. Richmond is the most prettiest place in gods country Yorkshire. The cottage was extremely clean and Read morewell presented with everything you need for a holiday for two people. A farm shop is literally a minutes walk from the cottage to buy essentials. Hide

Reviewed by Gemma 18th September 2020

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Wonderful cottage with a wonderful host, everything you would need or want provided. Beautiful decor and so very clean.

Reviewed by Carol 4th September 2020

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Having to park the car so far away was the only downside

Reviewed by Nicola 28th August 2020

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A beautiful property, close to the centre. Very cosy and immaculate.

Reviewed by Shirley 21st August 2020

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Good location short walk into town. Shop at garage very near. A delightful cottage, beautifully throughout with every appliance required - even an iron and ironing board. Anything you need or any problems your host is on hand and very helpful.

Reviewed by Vicky 14th August 2020

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Beautiful cottage just outside of Richmond. Ideal location for walk, dog friendly pubs.

Reviewed by Janet 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by Ian 31st July 2020

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Its a very comfortable cottage with appliances of a high standard and very convenient for the farm shop a nice walk into Richmond itself a lovely market town.

Reviewed by Anne 24th July 2020

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We had a fantastic stay at our cottage. Everything was perfect. Loved it.

Reviewed by Dianne 13th July 2020

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Fantastic break which was so needed after lockdown! Beautiful little cottage which was tastefully decorated with high spec appliances. Lovely welcome hamper. Great walks with the dog on your doorstep. Will definitely be returning

Reviewed by Cate 30th December 2019

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Beautifully decorated and warm cottage! Got a wonderful welcome from Andrea and a great welcome hamper with all the essentials and a generous bottle of fizz on ice! The cottage is perfectly situated a short walk from the town and also on the road with the beat views of Richmond and its lovely scenery! There are so many beautiful walks and sites to Read moretake in. Highly recommend this place! Thank you Andrea x Hide

Reviewed by Joan 25th October 2019

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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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