Open plan living
Bright and inviting
Cosy couch to relax and look out of the window
Make your way up the stairs
Cosy bed for two gorgeous guests
Bright and airy bedroom
Little extras
Richmond by night, simpy stunning
Hob to cook a lovely meal
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Richmond, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A cosy retreat for two, a short walk to the market square
  • Perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Dales
  • Enjoy the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Discover beautiful Nidderdale to the south
  • Visit Middleham Castle, Easby Abbey and The Forbidden Corner
  • An ideal base for keen walkers and nature-lovers
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!

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Karen 13th September 2019

Lovely, comfortable, little cottage in a perfect location. Richmond is a gem of a town with good shopping, restaurants and friendly people. We went on some great walks along the River Swale and across the moors. The cottage is small but has everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable break.

Reviewed by Kevin 2nd August 2019

The road noise is quite considerable, they do mention it, and the cottage has many excellent things going for it, but it's central location on a busy main road out of town, makes the noise hard to ignore.

Reviewed by Sid 21st June 2019

Small, beautifully equipped and exploits limited space to maximum effect. Excellent Welcome Hamper. Convenient location and easy access to town and local areas of interest. Two negative points: Busy, noisy road outside with regular overnight traffic, especially HGV's and no external seating / garden area. Otherwise, very good.

Reviewed by John 19th April 2019

The cottage was located in an ideal spot to walk everywhere .When we arrived the owner Andrea met us and showed us around.There was a food hamper and a bottle of Prosseco on ice which was lovely.We will definately be returning.

Reviewed by Kay 1st March 2019

It was a beautiful cottage in a great location. Dog walks from the door. On the small side but overall a lovely place.

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 2nd February 2019

Lovely little place only faults are the roads busy on a morning so an misses having a back yard/garden if your taking pets but nice cosy place an great location

Reviewed by June 13th January 2019

Lovely comfortable and modern cottage would definitely go again. a Really is a very pleasant helpful lady .........

Reviewed by Lynn 8th January 2019

We absolutely loved our stay at Xanadu. The cottage is perfectly equipped and beautifully done. The welcome hamper was a wonderful surprise and there are fabulous walks from the doorstep. It even has fast internet so we were able to watch Netflix as we took our firestick with us. It was perfect. X

Reviewed by Chris 28th November 2018

Great little cottage for two, spotlessly clean and modern feature , very close to shops pubs etc . I would definitely recommend .

Reviewed by Vikki 20th October 2018

Lovely modern property close to all amenities and great walks on the doorstep , we had a rather wet weekend so was pleased we had the washer dryer in the property and it was a find to have such a modern clean well equipped property that was dog friendly , the welcome hamper was a bonus and we did enjoy our free bottle of prossecco on arrival . The Read morehospitality of the owner and all the finishing touches in the property are very rare to come across , I would not hesitate to book again thankyou Hide

Reviewed by Rina 29th September 2018

Really lovely stay for 2 and a pooch. Host was so welcoming & had prosecco on ice ready on our arrival. Cottage is immaculately maintained and decorated to a high standard. Location is fab too, less than 10 mins from centre & walks by the river swale. We would definitely like to visit again!

Reviewed by Rosie 15th September 2018

Had a wonderful stay at Xanadu. It was the perfect size for us and the location was perfect. Would definitely recommend it and hope to stay again. Andrea was lovely and made us feel so welcome. The hamper was also a lovely surprise and made it feel really special. Thank you!

Reviewed by Martin 25th August 2018

Ideal for a short break. Comfortable and located close to the lovely town of Richmond. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay as did Mabel our dog.

Reviewed by Fi 14th July 2018

A great little cottage beautifully decorated & lovely host. Minor drawback is the busy road - a link to A1. Not so bad during the night. A real shame theres no outdoor space.

Reviewed by Chelsie 7th July 2018

A fanatastic and well kept place with a perfect location to explore the local area. Loved it!

Reviewed by Rosemary 24th June 2018

This is a beautiful cottage, ideal for couples and equipped with everything that is required for a very relaxing stay.

Reviewed by Sharon 26th May 2018

Xanadu is a beautiful little cottage in the heart of Richmond. Less than a 10minute walk into Richmonds marketplace just be aware of the hills, these cobbled street hills are quite testing on the legs and may not suit everyone!The cottage is perfectly equipped with everything you need and more. Andrea has even thought of providing that forgotten toRead moreothbrush, razor, cotton wool if you need them, there are slippers wrapped in the wardrobe too!The cottage is more than comfortable, lovely bed and bedding. Beautiful sheepskin rugs adorn the wood floors. Everything you need to cook with is available to you, lovely appliances and the most wonderful hamper on arrival.Its also wonderful to be able to take your dog to this cottage and to know that there are plenty of pubs with good food to take your furry friend too.Andrea is the perfect host and is renting out a lovely little home from home.Thank you Georgeous Cottages. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 25th May 2018

This is a well designed cottage inside with everything you need in a compact space. It is however situated on a busy road and has no outside space.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Julie, thank you for your review. We are glad that you loved the design of Xanadu. The property is described as a townhouse which our guests love, being able to walk into Richmond and have easy access to The Dales. We would love to welcome you back to Yorkshire and will be happy to discuss your requirements to ensure a perfect holiday. Take care, Maureen.

Reviewed by Julia 25th April 2018

Best customer service from owner we have ever had on arrival and wonderfully generous hamper even though we were only there for 3 nights. Super little place ideally situated for central Richmond and beyond. We would definitely use again for long weekend/week. Thank you Andrea

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Open plan living
Bright and inviting
Cosy couch to relax and look out of the window
Make your way up the stairs
Cosy bed for two gorgeous guests
Bright and airy bedroom
Little extras
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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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