Gorgeous 16th Century Manor House
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, the perfect place to delight in a Yorkshire brew
Can be separated into two singles upon request at the point of booking
Irresistible super-king-size bed
Fabulous antique roll-top bath offers a chance to soak your muscles
Practise your best swing in the shared Tennis courts
At the top of the private stairway you are greeted with tasteful antiques
Settle in to the plump sofa and enjoy the homely feel of this elegant bolthole
Modern and stylish kitchen to whip up a perfect feast
Pour through the pages of a good book or flick through the TV channels for an evening of light entertainment
Direct access to stunning grounds, including lawn, patio, summerhouse and tennis court
Ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moor
Treat yourself to a little souvenir or spot of window shopping, before returning to your home-from-home.
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2 / 20  Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, the perfect place to delight in a Yorkshire brew
3 / 20  Can be separated into two singles upon request at the point of booking
4 / 20  Irresistible super-king-size bed
5 / 20  Fabulous antique roll-top bath offers a chance to soak your muscles
6 / 20  Practise your best swing in the shared Tennis courts
7 / 20  At the top of the private stairway you are greeted with tasteful antiques
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9 / 20  Settle in to the plump sofa and enjoy the homely feel of this elegant bolthole
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11 / 20  Modern and stylish kitchen to whip up a perfect feast
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14 / 20  Pour through the pages of a good book or flick through the TV channels for an evening of light entertainment
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16 / 20  Direct access to stunning grounds, including lawn, patio, summerhouse and tennis court
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19 / 20  Ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moor
20 / 20  Treat yourself to a little souvenir or spot of window shopping, before returning to your home-from-home.

Butler's Retreat

Richmond, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4
star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Tennis Court
Rustic
Apartment
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A grand location on the first floor of this 16h Century Mansion with private entrance
  • Enjoy the ambiance, with elegant, stylish and comfortable furnishings - an ideal base to explore Yorkshire
  • Access to stunning grounds, including lawns, patio, summerhouse and tennis court or step out into the peaceful village for walks or cycling
Property code: G0025

A bespoke bolthole for two guests, this property offers a rejuvenating break in an Elizabethan manor house. Looking out over extensive grounds and with a network of walks nearby, spend your days exploring near and far.

Just a few miles from the Coast-to-Coast walk and with a variety of natural playgrounds to explore, wanderers will find plenty of space to roam. Dipping in and out of the wilderness, there are also a number of local conveniences nearby. Less than half a mile away, the Black Bull Inn offers a warm welcome and hot food, as does the Shoulder of Mutton, only 1.5 miles away. 10 miles from Darlington and 13.5 from the market town of Northallerton, a wealth of shops, restaurants and cafes are at your fingertips. Treat yourself to a little souvenir or spot of window shopping, before returning to your home-from-home.

Heading up the private stairway, your holiday begins. First coming to the landing, you can leave your shoes and worries behind and take in the tasteful antiques. With an open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, the space enjoys a homely feel and you can waste no time settling into the plump sofa or grand armchair. To make your arrival extra special, a thoughtful welcome hamper is laid out full of home-baked treats – the perfect accompaniment to a Yorkshire brew. If you're a foodie, you'll love the contemporary kitchen. A stylish design offering plenty of space to create, everything you need for hearty meals at home has been provided, including a hob, oven, fridge/freezer and microwave. For extra ambience, light up the wood burner and cuddle up as heat radiates around the room. Pour through the pages of a good book or flick through the TV channels for an evening of light entertainment. When day turns to night, the master bedroom is ready and waiting with an irresistible super-king-size bed that can be separated into two singles upon request at the point of booking. Next door, the gorgeous bathroom with fabulous antique roll-top bath offers a chance to soak your muscles before hopping into bed and snuggling under the duvet.

The property's outside space has plenty of appeal. Enjoy direct access to spacious grounds with lawn, patio area, summerhouse and hard-surface tennis court perfect for a game or two (or three). Bike storage is available, and there is also a BBQ waiting to be fired up for flamed grilled feasts on hazy summer eves.

 

  • Located in a 16th century manor house
  • Private entrance
  • Accessed via stairs to first-floor accommodation
  • 1 bedroom: 1 super-king-size bed (that can be made into a twin upon request at the point of booking)
  • 1 bathroom: roll-top bath, WC
  • Regret no pets
  • Oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • Wood burner
  • TV/DVD
  • Internet access
  • Extensive grounds
  • Shared tennis courts
  • Shared summerhouse
  • Patio area
  • BBQ
  • Bike storage
  • Ample off-road parking available outside the property
  • Pub within 0.5 miles
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Children are welcome, please note there are stairs up to the property and there is no stair gate

Rupert Spiers

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jeremy, 14th May 2021

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Lovely, spacious retreat tucked away in a pretty village, and in a good spot for travelling to National Parks and A.O.N.B.'s in all directions!

Reviewed by Suzanne, 30th October 2020

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Butlers Retreat is a beautiful hideaway. It had everything we needed for a delicious weekend away. I am only sorry that the weather was mild as I would have loved to have the log fire on the entire weekend! The hosts were helpful when we needed them but did not bother us otherwise. We went to the Bulls Head Inn on Saturday night and shared a yummy Read morechateaubriand. It was very clean and their systems ensured everyone was socially distanced, it felt very safe. Butlers Retreat is a delight. Hide

Reviewed by Graham, 23rd October 2020

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Reviewed by Richard, 16th October 2020

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A lovely flat in a great location. Very warm and comfortable, with a great pub only a short stroll away. We particularly appreciated the excellent wifi, making working away from home very easy.

Reviewed by Susan, 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Jo, 18th September 2020

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Fantastic Apartment. Friendly and helpful owners. The owners dog - Fudge is so sweet and friendly. Great location - quiet and peaceful. Great restaurant - The Black Bull 2 minutes walk away. We would definitely stay again. Super stay for a relaxing week.

Reviewed by george, 11th September 2020

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Great week in a lovely apartment. Very nice pub across the road and some great walks on your doorstep. We will defo be back

Reviewed by Sarah, 4th September 2020

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The flat is in a perfect location for visiting the North York Moors and the Dales. There is a very good pub within walking distance. The flat has all the cooking equipment you need.Richmond is a beautiful town . We really rate the cottage as one of the best places we have stayed in.It was also unique in being part of the original manor house which Read moreis charming. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah, 14th August 2020

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Butler's Retreat was just that - a retreat. From the noise, pollution, and hurley-burley of big-city life. The peace and quiet was lovely, as were our hosts (and Fudge the dog) we felt very welcome and at ease. The cottage was clean and comfy especially the enormous double bed and with an excellent restaurant close by, whats not to like? Sadly, Read morewe had to leave Jeeves behind... Hide

Reviewed by Karen, 7th August 2020

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We had a lovely stay. Lovely apartment and location in a small 'chocolate box' village. Ideal if you want a quiet getaway. Walks nearby and lots of places to visit. A week wasn't long enough!

Reviewed by Simon, 13th March 2020

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Ideal location and accommodation for a couple looking for a quiet retreat and a base for exploring the local area.

Reviewed by Duncan, 6th December 2019

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Loved the location and the owners of Butlers Retreat were friendly and obliging. Great base to explore from with a lovely pub within walking distance which we used more than once !

Reviewed by John, 5th July 2019

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Gorgeous 16th Century Manor House
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, the perfect place to delight in a Yorkshire brew
Can be separated into two singles upon request at the point of booking
Irresistible super-king-size bed
Fabulous antique roll-top bath offers a chance to soak your muscles
Practise your best swing in the shared Tennis courts
At the top of the private stairway you are greeted with tasteful antiques
Settle in to the plump sofa and enjoy the homely feel of this elegant bolthole
Modern and stylish kitchen to whip up a perfect feast
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Location

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1/3 Deposit

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