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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
Richmond by night, simpy stunning
Welcome
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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
  • 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!

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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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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Reviewed by Karen 13th September 2019

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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

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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

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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 Steve 14th June 2019

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Reviewed by John 19th April 2019

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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

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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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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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