Xanadu | Luxury Holiday Cottage Richmond

Xanadu

Yorkshire Dales (Richmond)

  • The bijou pad in the heart of Richmond - welcome to Xanadu!

    The bijou pad in the heart of Richmond - welcome to Xanadu!

  • Make yourself comfy on the soft leather sofa and warm your toes by the living flame fire...

    Make yourself comfy on the soft leather sofa and warm your toes by the living flame fire...

  • Just the thing for a cosy night in with a glass or two of wine.

    Just the thing for a cosy night in with a glass or two of wine.

  • Arrive to a warm welcome hamper at Xanadu...

    Arrive to a warm welcome hamper at Xanadu...

  • Another look at the gorgeous kitchen in Xanadu, complete with SMEG appliances and glossy white units.

    Another look at the gorgeous kitchen in Xanadu, complete with SMEG appliances and glossy white units.

  • A little rainbow gives colour and character to the kitchen. A cheerful start to a cooked breakfast!

    A little rainbow gives colour and character to the kitchen. A cheerful start to a cooked breakfast!

  • Xanadu is perfect for couples looking for an urban retreat in the heart of town.

    Xanadu is perfect for couples looking for an urban retreat in the heart of town.

  • Dashes of colour are everywhere giving the cottage a bright and cosy feel.

    Dashes of colour are everywhere giving the cottage a bright and cosy feel.

  • Make your way up the bespoke solid oak staircase to bed...

    Make your way up the bespoke solid oak staircase to bed...

  • The charming bedroom in Xanadu features a King-Size Feather and Black bed to lounge about in watching TV.

    The charming bedroom in Xanadu features a King-Size Feather and Black bed to lounge about in watching TV.

  • Style and taste at every turn.

    Style and taste at every turn.

  • Perfect for romantic breaks, with one of Richmonds fine dining restaurants just around the corner..

    Perfect for romantic breaks, with one of Richmonds fine dining restaurants just around the corner..

  • The bedroom is bathed in light from the Velux windows...

    The bedroom is bathed in light from the Velux windows...

  • No need to rush, rustle up some breakfast and take your time with it over the papers...

    No need to rush, rustle up some breakfast and take your time with it over the papers...

  • The en suite wet-room - the perfect way to start your day's sightseeing.

    The en suite wet-room - the perfect way to start your day's sightseeing.

  • Or indeed to end a day's walking...

    Or indeed to end a day's walking...

  • Pop on a CD and dance around the bedroom like no-one's watching!

    Pop on a CD and dance around the bedroom like no-one's watching!

  • Strike out into Richmond, all of this historic town's sights are on your doorstep.

    Strike out into Richmond, all of this historic town's sights are on your doorstep.

  • Lots going on at night too with heaps of excellent pubs and restaurants.

    Lots going on at night too with heaps of excellent pubs and restaurants.

  • Take a walk down to the Old Station where you'll find an Art Gallery, Cinema, Cafe and other artisan shops to explore.

    Take a walk down to the Old Station where you'll find an Art Gallery, Cinema, Cafe and other artisan shops to explore.

  • Make your way along the River Swale to Easby Abbey, or head in the opposite direction into the Wensleydale countryside.

    Make your way along the River Swale to Easby Abbey, or head in the opposite direction into the Wensleydale countryside.

  • And just beyond that, the breath-taking landscapes of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale, all within half an hours drive.

    And just beyond that, the breath-taking landscapes of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale, all within half an hours drive.

The Essentials

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Children Welcome
  • Pub Within 2 mins
  • Shop Within 2 mins
  • Internet Access
  • Pet Friendly
  • LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Docking Station

About Xanadu

A Grade II listed bijou urban pad in the heart of historic Richmond, welcome to the gorgeous Xanadu. With all of the town’s attractions within easy walking distance, it’s the perfect holiday cottage for couples who like everything on their doorstep or those travelling solo.

This fabulous little cottage has been subject to a complete architect-designed refurbishment 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 the stunning landscapes of Swaledale and Wensleydale just a short drive away.

The layout downstairs is open plan, 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. The cute dining table is accompanied by 4 brightly coloured chairs. The overall ambiance is one of contemporary luxury, with a fun twist.

Let’s take a look upstairs. Make your way up the solid oak and glass staircase to the delightful en suite bedroom. Again there is heaps of light and colour up here continuing the cheerful theme. Discover a Feather & Black King-size solid oak bed to retreat to each night, and there’s a TV/DVD Player lounge about in watching each morning as you 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.

Xanadu is a delightful 1-bedroom Grade II listed cottage in the heart of Richmond. Please note this is a townhouse property so some noise from cars and the town should be expected.The cobbled market square is just a few minutes’ walk, as are the gorgeous riverside walks out into the countryside. This charming cottage is the perfect choice for solo travelers or couples hoping to combine town living with escapes into the Dales…

Local Area

Xanadu is set 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. 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 across 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 village of Easby, home to Easby Abbey, is just a few miles 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 site or just a short distance away. The famous coast to coast walking route passes within a few hundred metres of the site. 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!

Reviews

Xanadu reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Comfort and Equipment
9.5
Location
8.6
Cleanliness
9.9
Local amenities
9.6
Value for money
8.9
Overall rating
9.1
Scores 9.1 out of 10 based on 14 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10

Sarah

Garstang GB Couple
A great little place with everything you need in a brilliant location. There were lots of little extras such as a hamper and bathroom supplies which were very much appreciated. Thank you!
Confirmed guest: 06 April 2017
Published on: 07 April 2017
9 out of 10

ELIZABETH

Cambridge GB Couple
Beautiful compact cottage fitted to the highest standards and just a short stroll to the town.
Confirmed guest: 29 December 2016
Published on: 31 December 2016
9 out of 10

Paul

Reading Berkshire GB Couple
Lovely cosy holiday cottage. Walking distance to a shops and restaurants - Near to fantastic scenery.
Confirmed guest: 25 November 2016
Published on: 28 November 2016

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