- £491 per week
- £70 per night
- 4 Guests
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- No Pets
Beds & bedrooms
- Bed linen provided
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
- Washing machine
- 1 WC
- Towels provided
- Travel cot
- On-street parking
How far to...?
- Beach 60 miles
- Pub 0.1 miles
- Shop 0.2 miles
- Welcome pack
Important - please note
- Check in: 7:00pm
- Check out: 9:00am
Read the full Access Statement for this property.
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.
Entrance: 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.
We've enjoyed another week in Richmond. Highlights were a day out on the Wensleydale Railway from Leyburn to Redmire and walking to gilling West for lovely food at The White Swan.
As always a great place to stay. so cosy and welcoming.
A lovely stay as ever on our annual Luting pilgrimage. Thank you
Cosy, quaint cottage with everything we needed. very handy for the town too.
Thank you for a great week. The cottage had everything we needed and was a fab house to come back to after a hard days walking. Check out Duncans tea rooms in town.
Fabulous few days in a lovely cosy cottage. Great location for touring around the Dales. Richmond has lots to offer - food, history, walks and entertainment.
Wonderful place to stay We greatly enjoyed being here. Lovely town and world class hiking in upper Swaledale Bolton Castle a highlight
We really enjoyed our first trip to Richmond. Lovely walk along the Swale River, great castle museum and pubs for a sunday lunch. We recommend the Bishop Blaize. The accommodation was fabulous the information provided gave us great knowledge of the history of Richmond and maps to follow. A great cottage in a great location. We would highly recommend the Old Sweet Shop and come again
Lovely short break , fab cottage, well equipped and beautiful location. Will recommend it to friends. Many thanks.
Lovely Cottage clean and well equipped . amazing bank holiday Weather Richmond in the sun was absolutely perfect!
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.