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The Secret Garden - Richmond

Richmond, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
5
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Hot tub set in a superb walled garden
  • Pretty North Yorkshire family cottage sleeping four people
  • Excellent location in the heart of Richmond town
  • Regal interiors with playful splashes of colour throughout
  • Thoughtful welcome hamper upon arrival
  • Near to local amenities and sight-seeing opportunities
Property code: G0162

 

Fall in love with this luxury Grade II-listed townhouse, complete with an inviting hot tub. Benefiting from a wealth of local shops, bistros and activities nearby, this property is in an ideal location for culture and cuisine. Explore the sights on foot and make sure you include the town's 11th-century castle on your itinerary, too. When you are ready to break away, the surrounding area is made up of a patchwork of natural playgrounds, from moor to woodland to rivers. 16 miles away, there is a short walk in Aysgarth that leads you through magical woodland and past Aysgarth Falls.

 

With origins dating back to the 1700s, this property has history and charm aplenty. Given a thorough makeover by talented hands, it now embraces its new chapter with style whilst still retaining its authentic twinkle. Heading inside, drop your bags and shake off your boots in the entrance hall and wander in the lounge. Coupled with the room's statement feature wall, the two sofas and wood burner are an enticing combination after a day out and about. For evening entertainment, the room has a Smart TV (with Freeview), DVD player and SONAS sound system. Next to capture your attention is the kitchen/diner. With soft tones and bright, spacious feel, it is a great place to relax over a cup of Yorkshire tea or family meal. Furnished with everything you could, the kitchen houses a double oven, electric hob, dishwasher, full-size fridge-freezer and kettle, as well as a coffee machine. Located upstairs are both bedrooms. The first bedroom has a super-king-size bed (which can also be turned into two singles) and the second bedroom has the same, with the addition of an en-suite shower cubicle too. The family bathroom is also upstairs, home to a striking original Victorian ‘slipper' bath.

 

Leading out from the kitchen, you can access the property's garden. With a completely private walled garden and irresistible hot tub, you can start and end your day with a luxurious dip. For lunch en-plein air, there is outdoor seating provided.

 

  • 2 bedrooms: 2 super king-size beds (that can both be made into singles)
  • 1 bathroom: family bathroom with WC and bath
  • 1 Shower in second bedroom
  • 1 downstairs WC
  • Downstairs cloakroom: WC, washer/dryer.
  • Wood burner (initial supply of logs provided)
  • Double oven, electric hob, dishwasher, full-size fridge-freezer, kettle, coffee machineWi-Fi included
  • TV/DVD with Amazon Firestick
  • Walled Garden
  • Hot tub seats 4-6
  • Pub, shops and places of interest within a short  walk from the doorstep
  • Roadside parking, further disc parking available nearby
  • Walk along to Richmond Castle
  • Have a stroll along the river Swale and see the beautiful waterfall
  • Take a picnic to Easby  Abbey
  • Take a walk to The Station which has cinema, art gallery, artisan food sellers and restaurant.
  • Enjoy a night at the Georgian Theatre (Britain's oldest working theatre in its original layout)
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

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 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Joan, 7th June 2024

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Reviewed by Sue, 31st May 2024

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Amazingly comfortable house, great location and a beautiful secret garden! In the garden the plants are in such good condition, it's been thought out so well. The hot tub of course is great, but just sitting and reading in the walled garden was very peaceful. We parked our car opposite house and didn't use it until we left. Lots of choices to walk Read moreout into the countryside. Richmond has the market, shops, teashop, coffee sops and pubs and restaurants. Delis and supermarkets. Perfect! Hide

Reviewed by Claire, 10th May 2024

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The cottage is beautiful and in a great location. The welcome gifts were a nice touch! The free parking spaces were hardly ever available and because of the 2 hour limitation on the disc parking we had to use the pay and display car parks a couple of times.

Reviewed by Nicholas, 26th January 2024

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Our second visit we love this cottage ideal location for staying in the Beautiful town of Richmond and close to the stunning Dales countryside. The cottage itself is excellent, we would recommend this to anyone.

Reviewed by Caroline, 12th January 2024

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A truly beautiful house thats worth the five star rating! We stayed during a particularly cold snap of January weather so the log burner and hot tub really came into their own The beds are big and comfortable, even the dining chairs are comfortable enough to linger around the table with a glass or two. Richmond is by far our favourite town. It has Read moresomething for everyone, foodies, walkers, history buffs Well be back Hide

Reviewed by Mark, 29th December 2023

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This is a little Gem. House is very comfortable, with everything you need. The cottage is warm and cosy, especially with the log burner going. The hot tub is a real treat! Superbly located and a place we will return to.

Reviewed by David, 6th October 2023

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Great location for a visit to Richmond and the surrounding area. Lots of facilities in the town itself within easy walking , so perfect for dining out. Cottage is comfortable, clean and equipped to a very good standard. We enjoyed our stay thank you.

Reviewed by John, 4th September 2023

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A beautiful Yorkshire cottage in Richmond. Well styled, equipped and very comfortable. The Hot Tub made it though!! Superb, wouldn't hesitate on booking it again. And Richmond is stunning.

Reviewed by Alison, 11th August 2023

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Had a wonderful week staying at Secret Garden loved the hot tub after lots of walks around Richmond. Thank u for the welcome pack much appreciated. The beds were so so comfortable. So much to see & do around Richmond without using your car. Look forward to coming again .

Reviewed by Stephen, 28th July 2023

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Plenty of places to eat within easy walking distance. We visited Capri Italian twice and would definitely recommend, the owner is a friendly chap and the staff are great. The kings Head is okay for lunchtime and does a reasonable Sunday dinner. The hot tub is a useful addition, just what you need after a long walk. It's a lovely little cottage and Read morewould definitely stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Alison, 7th July 2023

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A beautiful cottage and really appreciated the hot tub and special little garden. Lovely to visit Richmond again and the beauty of North Yorkshire.

Reviewed by Gillean, 26th June 2023

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Beautiful home, tastefully decorated, very comfortable, all domestic supplies considered and supplied, beautiful walled garden and great location.

Reviewed by Debbie, 9th June 2023

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Contact regarding check in was easy .The location great for the centre of town and flat.. As regards parking we always managed to get a space opposite although it could be tight. The property was very clean and everything was to a very high standard with everything we needed. The property was quite dark which made it quite cold without the heating Read moreon but it was very hot while we were there so that was a blessing. The hot tub was a good temperatur. Loved our stay Hide

Reviewed by Fraser, 19th May 2023

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Fabulous property that deserves its 5 star rating. Great accommodation in a great location.

Reviewed by Neil, 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Karen, 21st April 2023

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Second time at the cottage. It is very comfortable and right in the centre of Richmond. Parking is a real problem, it's a cottage for 4 but there wasn't 4 of everything, sharp knives missing from the block, stains that looked like blood on the bedroom floor. The welcome pack has been down graded this time. Some attention needs,to be paid to the garRead moreden itself, cleaned up and furniture repaired. Hide

Reviewed by Brian, 24th March 2023

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Reviewed by Derek, 24th February 2023

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Fabulous cottage in a great location. Welcome pack was a nice surprise and well thought through. The garden with the hot tub is private and a great place to relax. The interior of the cottage is well decorated and comfortable. Will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Wayne, 3rd February 2023

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Fantastic place, with lovely cosy log burner and superb hot tub which is located in private position. A must use, to relax at end of busy day. Well thought out furniture, fixtures and fittings. Great location of cottage to explore town and explore further afield.

Reviewed by Nicola, 20th January 2023

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This is a truly lovely house with everything you need :) close to town centre with plenty of places to eat out . We had the most perfect time here & will definitely be booking a return visit

Reviewed by Mark, 18th November 2022

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Beautiful house which was beautifully decorated. Felt comfortable throughout. Great location in the edge of Richmond. Loads of good places to eat. Great walking near by. Lovely to come back to the hot tub after a day out. We found a great car park one minute walk away, nunsplace, which cost 15 for the week but you could use it at all richmondshire Read morecar parks and national trust car parks too. Great to find the house had a washer too! Will definitely stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Nicky, 28th October 2022

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The photographs do not do the property justice, absolutely beautiful house which we felt at home in straight away. All extras are provided, e.g. tea towels, dishwasher tablets, salt and pepper, milk. Amazingly comfortable beds. We used the hot tub a lot in-between the Yorkshire rain, it was always hot and inviting. Only a short walk to Lidl, and inRead moreto town where they have lots of places to eat from cafes to pub grub and restaurants. Will definitely stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Gary, 10th October 2022

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Beautiful cottage right in the heart of Richmond so a short stroll to all of the amenities. The cottage had everything we needed for the week. Beautifully decorated. Didn't want to go home! The owner was really helpful and could be contacted if needed. Just a perfect cottage in a perfect location.

Reviewed by Hock Kim, 3rd October 2022

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Reviewed by Shona, 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Terence, 2nd September 2022

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In need of a deep clean

Reviewed by Caroline, 12th August 2022

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What a wonderful place this is! Very luxurious yet homely at the same time. Everything you could need for a great holiday was included ( maybe a pair of kitchen scissors would be useful tho). Great location with much of Richmond walkable. Tons of lovely places to eat around the market square - we recommend the Gin and Tapas bar on French street calRead moreled "29 Alehouse"- fab food, great drinks and very friendly staff. Staying in the Hidden Garden was such a treat we didn't want to leave. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew, 5th August 2022

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This is the third time we have stayed at the house and it never disappoints. The house looks grand from the outside and elegant in the inside, the living room so cosy and very cool inside especially with the heatwave we had, kitchen is perfect with everything you need and big, hot tub is a great extra and we used it every day and the garden a sun tRead morerap, the bedrooms are elegant too and we slept very well in the very large beds, a couple of things need a bit of attention,but still excellent. Hide

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