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Welcome to Garden Cottage

Unique Holiday Home with Views of Richmond’s Norman Castle

This pretty, Victorian gardener’s cottage in Richmond, North Yorkshire was built in the former kitchen garden of Elizabethan Yorke House. The cottage looks over a secure, south-facing private garden with spectacular views of Richmond Castle and Billy Banks Woods. It is ideally placed with the town to the east and countryside south and west – all just a few minutes’ walk from the front door.

This delightful cottage sleeps up to six in three bedrooms with two bathrooms. Children are welcome and one or two dogs stay at no extra charge. Private off-street parking on the drive for two cars.

Last year, Garden Cottage owners, Dennis and Marcia were recognised by VisitEngland for offering the warmest of welcomes with a prestigious ROSE award – only 100 are presented in England each year.

Weekly lets, Friday to Friday. Short breaks are  available during quieter periods.

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Bookings are made direct with us, meaning no booking fees, but lots of local knowledge for free!

For more information, please phone 01748 825525 or email

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01 July 2024

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11 June 2024

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Bright and Cheerful Welcome

22 April 2024

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Freshly painted ready to welcome you!

Guest Comments

"Thank you, Marcia and Dennis for our week in this lovely, very well appointed cottage, having beautiful views of the castle and of the wooded hillside. We have had a most enjoyable week, visiting our relatives and old haunts in Richmond and enjoying re-visiting Swaledale, Northallerton and the heather covered moors. A week passes so quickly and we are sorry to go."


"Our fourth visit to Garden Cottage. The weather has been excellent, which gave the opportunity for relaxing in the wonderful garden, reading, painting and enjoying the peace and quiet. The castle was superb with its great views over the countryside and town. Promenaded to Easby Abbey, which is such an atmospheric place. Look forward to seeing you again Marcia and Dennis, later in the year."

- Couple from County Durham

"Our 6th or 7th wonderful stay at Garden Cottage. Never fails to deliver. Love the new kitchen. Garden amazing as always. Hope to be back very soon. Thank you, Marcia and Dennis."

- Sisters from West Yorkshire

"Yet another memorable visit - despite the rain. Always a joy and privilege to stay in Garden Cottage."

- Returning Guests

"Yet another memorable visit - despite the rain - Always a joy and privilege to stay in Garden Cottage."

- Regulars from Nottingham

"Another lovely stay at Garden Cottage. Once again the weather was kind to us so we could enjoy the lovely walks around Richmond, the castle and the river. The cottage was perfect for our needs, so much so we stayed an extra couple of nights. Thank you once again to Marcia - a great host as ever. We will be back!"

- Couple with their Dogs from Warwickshire

"A third stay at Garden Cottage - lovely as usual. Many local walks and visits to the Dales and Moors and Whitby. Excellent meals in the Bay Horse at Ravensworth and the Morro Lounge in Richmond. We will be back."

- Couple with Dogs from Essex

"Very relaxing few days in this lovely old house listening to bird song and enjoying the spring sunshine. A wonderful stay with sunny days for walking and shopping and just relaxing. The cottage was cosy and warm to come home to!"

- Mum and Daughter

"A wonderful week, in a wonderful location with surprisingly wonderful weather! Great walks both up and down the river from Richmond as well as further afield. A great location for exploring. Thank you."

- Couple from Bucks

"Another wonderful holiday here at the cottage. The gardens were beautiful and we all enjoyed lovely walks around them. Thanks again for all your help, Marcia. Look forward to seeing you next year."

- Family from Edinburgh

"A lovely few days in a beautiful part of he country made perfect by staying in your lovely cottage. Thank you. We hope to be back."

- Couple from the East Riding

"Fabulous again - see you next year."

- Four Friends, Two Dogs from Notts.

"Our second visit to Garden Cottage - we immediately feel at home in this comfy cottage and enjoy the beautiful garden, particularly as the weather has been amazing (dare I say, sometimes a bit too hot!). For local dog walks off-lead, the racecourse is superb, also the old railway path by Richmond Station - it's also nice and shaded! This year we discovered The Bolton Arms at Downholme - pleasant outdoor area for dogs with a fabulous view, friendly staff and great food. Barnard Castle and Eggleston Hall Gardens were also new to us and well worth a visit. Thank you for having us, we hope to be back next year."

- Human Guests and Dog Guests