The Old Sweet Shop

Richmond, Yorkshire Dales

  • 4 Star
  • A delightful Grade II historical cottage centrally located in Richmond close to the Norman Castle and all amenities. 

You can book this property from:

  • £503 per week
  • £72 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • On-street parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 60 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement


Access Statement


Property Name: The Old Sweet Shop

Description: Cottage


Pre-arrival and local facilities


Nearest bus stop: Richmond, 100 yards

Nearest train station: Darlington, 13 miles

Nearest petrol station: Richmond, 0.5 mile

Mobility equipment hire is: Northallerton, 17 miles

Nearest food shop: Richmond, 0.3 miles

Nearest pub/restaurant: Richmond, 0.1 mile


Arrival and car parking


Type of parking available: Street

Number of spaces available: free - first come first served

For what sized car: Large

Parking surface is: Cobbles

Is the parking level: Yes

Is there good space to unload once parked: Yes

Distance to property from parking: Outside

Distance to nearest public parking area: Richmond, 100 yards

Is it pay and display? Disc free parking

The width of the path to the property is: Open wide

The number of steps to the entrance is: 0 (2”)


Main entrance


The main entrance door width is standard

Number of steps to the main entrance is: 0 (sloping)

The height of the key safe is: Shoulder level

The height of the key hole is: Waist and eye

How many other entrances to the property are there? 1

The other entrance door widths are: Standard

Number of steps to the other entrances: 1


Living and dining rooms


Type of flooring: Carpet

Width of doorways: Standard

Is there good space between furniture? Yes

Is the furniture movable or fixed? Both




Type of flooring:  Tiled

Width of doorways: Standard

Worktop height: Waist

Is oven set high or low? Low

Fridge height: Low

Freezer height: Above fridge

Is crockery stored in high or low cupboards: Both

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes, which and where? No


Bedrooms and landings


How many floors does the property have? 2

Number of steps between floors: 12

Type of flooring: Carpet

Width of the doorways: standard

Bed sizes: 3-4ft, 4’6”

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed? Both


Bathrooms and cloakrooms


Type of flooring: Tiles

Width of the doorways: Standard

Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No

Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? No

Is there a ground floor WC? No

Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? No

Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? No

Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? No


Outdoor facilities


External areas are firm, sloped, steep slopes, stepped and cobbles

Is permanent seating provided? No

Is there outside lighting? No - street lights

Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces? No

Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? No

Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? No

Are there any other hazards? No




Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? No

If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls?

Mobile phone reception information: Variable

Closest public telephone is: Richmond

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? Yes

Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? No


Additional relevant information


Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property:  

This access statement has been completed by the owner and Ingrid Flute’s is not to be held responsible for the content therein.


The Old Sweet Shop is located in the popular Frenchgate area, within walking distance of Richmond's market place with its pubs, tea rooms, quirky shops and the Norman Castle. The cottage is Grade II listed and was the birthplace of John Fenwick in 1846 who was the founder of Fenwick’s department stores in london. Later it became the local sweet shop, hence the name. 

This spacious traditional cottage has retained much of the original character including beamed ceilings, original doors and stained-glass windows. After a day out exploring the town or the Dales you can relax in the comfortable leather sofas. The master bedroom is spacious, full of features and well presented.

Situated on Frenchgate, one of the most popular cobbled streets in Richmond, the property is a short walk away from the town centre with its Norman Castle, pubs, tea rooms and quirky shops. The Old Sweet Shop is an ideal property for those of you who are looking to explore Richmond, Swaledale and the rest of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

One step up to entrance.
Hallway: Coat and boot storage.
Lounge/Diner: Two 2-seater leather sofas, sideboard, coffee table, dining table with chairs and window seat, original beamed ceiling, TV with Freeview, DVD, original fire surround with inset flame effect electric fire, chair, side table.
Inner Hall:
Door to side
Kitchen/Breakfast room:
Electric hob, oven, grill, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer, dining table and chairs, beamed ceiling.

FIRST FLOOR: 12 steps up
Bedroom 1:
 Double bed, chest of drawers, fitted wardrobe, dressing table, comfy chair, beamed ceiling.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, hanging space for clothes, dressing table, beamed ceiling, chair.
Bathroom: Bath with shower over, washbasin, toilet.

Pets: Sorry, no pets
Parking: Free on street parking at the front of the house on a first come first served basis, further free parking is available all along Frenchgate.
Heating: Gas central heating, flame effect electric fire in the lounge.
Garden/Patio: Sorry no outside space.
Short Breaks: Available all year round.  
Notes: If arriving after dark, please bring a torch as the key safe is at the side of the property. Unlimited Wifi is available free of charge.
Shop: 0.2 miles   Pub: 0.1 miles.


The Old Sweetshop was a comfortable and homely cottage and the location was very good not far to all attractions The food at the Kings Head Hotel was really good but due to covid restrictions it is better to book We had a very enjoyable few days away

Mrs H,

A delightful cottage with every comfort that you could wish for. Also in my favourite street in richmond close to town and all local walks. WE also enjoyed trips up the dale and walks by the old lead mines. I recommend this cottage and hope to stay again soon

Previous Customer,

Lovely short break , fab cottage, well equipped and beautiful location. Will recommend it to friends. Many thanks.

The G

Lovely Cottage clean and well equipped . amazing bank holiday Weather Richmond in the sun was absolutely perfect!

Previous Customer


Area Information

Richmond is a leafy, vibrant market town boasting an impressive castle, a vast cobbled market place and an elegant Georgian district. It was formed by the Normans in 1071 and the town grew up around the castle which still dominates the skyline. It is said that the walls of the former imprisonment of King William are 11 feet thick and the exhibition centre within the grounds offers an impressive background into the history of this famous landmark.

The cobbled market square is an exciting and vibrant place with plenty of quirky shops, art galleries and a good choice of pubs, restaurants and bars. There is a wonderful georgian theatre hosting shows to suit all tastes in the town. Every Saturday there is a traditional outdoor market, joined by a popular farmers market once a month. The town is also the gateway to wonderful and unspoilt countryside, making it an ideal base for cycling, walking and other outdoor pursuits. The historic towns of York and Harrogate are also within easy reach.