***Just Launched November 2018!***
Welcome to Castle & Cobbles, a handsome Grade II listed cottage set right beside the Castle walls in historic Richmond. Lots to love about this romantic cottage from its serious kerb appeal to its stylish interiors and central location. Perfect for families or couples who enjoy having everything on the doorstep.
Dating back to the 18th Century, Castle & Cobbles has bags of original character and thanks to a recent refurbishment offers every modern comfort. As the name suggests, its set on the cobbled Georgian promenade around Richmond Castle, just off Richmond market square with all its cafes, shops and restaurants just a stone's throw away.
Step inside to discover a hallway with period quarry tiling leading you down to the lounge. Looking out onto the cobbled street this cosy room is the perfect mix of contemporary and traditional, with elegant greys offering a backdrop to the cosy leather sofas. At the heart of the room is a cosy wood-burner to snuggle up in front of. Plenty to entertain in here from the SMART TV and Wi-Fi to the off-line option of books and board games. Pour yourself a glass of something good and settle down for the night.
To the rear of the cottage is the charming kitchen / diner. The quarry tiles continue in this room with an AGA set beneath an Inglenook fireplace lending character to this traditional cottage kitchen. The quirky mix of colours and materials give this space a cosy warm feel, well-suited to this period property. You'll find a mix of grey and cream units, wooden and granite worktops, a Belfast sink and fabulous feature tiles. All the usual mod cons are provided including a ceramic hob, fridge and dishwasher, with a washer, dryer and freezer housed in the outhouse.
The dining table sits at the heart of the kitchen by the AGA. It's a pleasure dining in here from those lazy breakfasts in your PJs to indulgent dinners which stretch long into the night. A digital radio provides the soundtrack.
All of the bedrooms in Castle & Cobbles are upstairs, two doubles and a twin which can be reconfigured as a king-size if required. All have that same contemporary/ traditional charm, with two looking out over the cobbled walkway, and one with fantastic views of Richmond Castle Keep.
The family bathroom is also upstairs and features a bath with a shower overhead.
Lots to enjoy outside too with the discovery of the delightful cottage garden set over several levels. Outside space can be quite rare in central Richmond so it's a joy to explore this charming garden, particularly when you notice the amazing views! There's a choice of seating areas including a bench at the very top right against the castle walls. A BBQ is also provided so you can make the most of those sunny summer evenings.
Please note due to the number of steps the garden is not suited to those with reduced mobility and children must be supervised. As with most Richmond cottages there is no off-road parking – a small price to pay for a location within 30 seconds of the Market Place. There is parking available close by, and you can pull up to the front door of Castle & Cobbles to unload.
Castle & Cobbles is set in the heart of Richmond, a charming Georgian market town on the borders of Wensleydale and Swaledale. The rear garden rises up to Richmond Castle walls, with the front door of the cottage opening to the walkway which was cut into the cliff face in the Georgian era when promenading was popular. JW Turner painted this aspect of Richmond Castle after the cottage was completed but chose to leave the cottage and its neighbour out of his painting!
Richmond boasts an 11th Century castle, fine Georgian architecture, an historic Georgian Theatre (one of the oldest British theatres still being used) and a large cobbled market square as some of its many attractions. Mosey into town for a cup of Yorkshire tea at one of the many tea rooms there or pop over for dinner at the excellent Frenchgate Restaurant just around the corner.
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…
Film and TV Buffs will also love exploring the many well-known locations nearby. Head down to the famous limestone pavements at Malham Cove where Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was filmed. Or head for lunch at the Kings Arms in Askrigg and see if you can remember it from the pub scenes in All Creatures Great and Small.
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.
This is a superb area for walkers and cyclists with many routes from the doorstep. The famous coast to coast walking route passes close by. For more info take a look at www.walkingenglishman.com/dales or www.daleswalks.co.uk/walks 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 you have lots of choice for day trips!