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Butler's Retreat,

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

  • Perfect retreat to escape from all the hustle and bustle of modern day life
  • With  own private entrance, taking up the first floor within a gorgeous 16th Century Manor House
  • Enjoy the ambiance, with elegant, stylish and comfortable furnishings
  • Direct access to stunning grounds, including lawn, patio, summerhouse and tennis court
  • Delightful peaceful village location which is surrounded by a plethora of countryside walks and cycle trails.
  • Ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moor
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

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sara, 19th April 2019

Romantic break in the most beautiful settings. Friendliest and most accommodating hosts. Couldn't recommend highly enough. Great big bed, lovely bath, fully stocked kitchen, private garden with BBQ and conservatory. We had such a great weekend.

Reviewed by Michaela, 23rd February 2019

Fantastic apartment. Very comfortable, bed was a delight. Location ideal for exploring. Everything we needed was provided for in the apartment, well stocked kitchen. A vegetable peeler would be a good addition. Apartment was very clean, marked down for freezer needing a defrost before we could use (not a major problem), and some crumbs on the grillRead more pan. I highly recommend this apartment, the hosts are very nice and it was extremely peaceful. Richmond just down the road is lovely, but for supermarkets head to Catterick garrison. Just a Mile or so further on, everything you need is there. A great week away. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah, 17th December 2018

As an independent / solo traveller Butlers Retreat exceeded expectations. It was a genuine pleasure to experience the ambiance of the property which has been finished (and maintained) to a high specification in all respects. Nothing had been overlooked to ensure guest(s) were made to feel welcome - very much 'an at home' when 'away from home' expRead moreerience! The local knowledge that Colleen and Andrew afforded proved indispensable as too all the literature provided in respect of possible activities the area promoted. It is an accessible location from either north or south of the country whilst enjoying the peace and tranquility of a North Yorkshire village. Exploration of the Yorkshire Moors and or Dales (including nearby villages and market towns) is viable due to its proximity to relevant transport networks. The only limitation was the time available to enjoy all that there was to achieve! Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Gill, 30th September 2018

Beautifully styled, well maintained and quiet 1st floor apartment in 16th century manor house. Very comfortable extra large bed in large double-aspect bedroom. Use of own garden and summer house. Own private entrance to flat. Nice touches including a good welcome pack and fresh flowers. Owners are very pleasant and helpful but not intrusive. Read moreGood local pub/restaurant within easy walking distance. Hide

Reviewed by Judith, 8th August 2018

Lovely cottage, lovely area and lovely owners.

Reviewed by Susan, 25th July 2018

Wonderful place...lovely welcome...beautiful cottage..loved the rolltop bath..very comfy bed (and as i have a dodgy back I am fussy!) Great local pub we had two excellent meals. Location excellent for seeing places in dales and moors.

Reviewed by Lesley, 26th June 2018

Butler's Retreat is a real treat: clean and comfortable, stylishly decorated and uncluttered but with everything useful for a holiday break. The owners are friendly and welcoming. Good location for walkers and for sightseeing. The Black Bull just around the corner offers excellent dining. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Confirmed guest, 10th April 2018

Fabulous accommodation in a wonderful location. Hosted by great people. We would definitely stay again

Reviewed by Lucy, 10th April 2018

We would highly recommend staying at Butler's Retreat. What's not to love! A very warm welcome awaited us on arrival from the lovely owners of the property. They were hugely accommodating, so we wanted for absolutely nothing.The location is perfect for exploring the beautiful Dales, as is the accommodation itself - which was an absolute delight. BuRead moretler's Retreat had everything we needed - a well equipped kitchen, cosy lounge with wood burning stove and a super comfortable bed for a blissful night's sleep.Thank you - we shall recommend to our friends and will return ourselves very soon. Hide

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