- £425 per week
- £61 per night
- 2 Guests
- 1 Bedroom
- 1 Bathroom
- 1 Pet
Beds & bedrooms
- Bed linen provided
- 1 double bed
- Washing machine
- 1 WC
- Towels provided
- En-suite bathroom
- Garden or courtyard
- Enclosed garden or courtyard
- On-street parking
How far to...?
- Beach 35 miles
- Pub 0.1 miles
- Shop 0.1 miles
- Open fire or woodburner
- Welcome pack
- Countryside views
Important - please note
- Check in: 5:00pm
- 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.
- Ground floor toilet
- Ground floor bedroom
- Ground floor bath/shower room
- Walk-in shower
Read the full Access Statement for this property.
The Wishing Well is a charming bijou property located a short walk from the historic Norman Castle and the marketplace in the Georgian Town of Richmond in North Yorkshire. The cottage gets its name from the Wishing well located just under the cooker in the kitchen, it is now sealed and is an amazing feature within this romantic retreat for two or for those guests who are travelling solo. Richmond’s restaurants, tea rooms, quirky shops and pubs are all within walking distance as is the River Swale with its waterfalls and riverside walks. This fabulous cottage has been renovated using high quality fabrics and materials whilst retaining some of the original features, there is a wood burning stove in the comfortable lounge which is ideal for cosying up to in the cooler months. At the rear is a decked enclosed balcony with stunning views of the surrounding woodland, an ideal place to sit and watch the local wildlife, there is also a small enclosed courtyard where you can hide away and enjoy the peace and quiet. The property is ideal for exploring Swaledale and Wensleydale and why not try and catch a show at the famous Georgian Theatre, the only one of its kind in the country!
Entrance: 2 steps down from the front door.
Lounge: Comfortable two-seater sofa, wood burning stove in feature fire surround, stone floor with a large cosy rug, large Smart TV, dining table and chairs, side tables. Two steps down
Kitchen: Induction hob, electric oven, grill, microwave, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge with icebox, Belfast sink, Oak worktops
Master bedroom: Double bed in luxurious velvet surround, wall mounted large Smart TV, chest of drawers, hanging space for clothes. Beamed ceiling.
En suite: Rainfall shower, washbasin, toilet, tiled floor
Pets: 1 pet welcome (more by arrangement with the owner)
Parking: Unloading outside the front door, parking in the market square or in the car park 0.2 miles from the front door
Heating: Gas central heating, wood burning stove (welcome pack of fuel provided)
Garden/Patio: Enclosed decked balcony, further enclosed courtyard 7 steps down.
Utility Room: in the courtyard, washing machine, electric clothes airier, picnic basket.
Short Breaks: Available all year round.
Notes: Towels and linen are provided. Mobile phone signal is variable. Unlimited Wifi is available free of charge. Not suitable for children under 12.
Shop: 0.1 miles Pub: 0.1 miles.
Thank you for a wonderful stay. This was my first visit to Richmond and I very much hope not my last. It is a great little town with loads of shops and plenty of riverside walks to stetch my legs. The cottage is also a delight - especially for a quick, sunny breakfast looking up to the castle. I've had a fantastic time here, and look forward to returning at some point in the future.
Thank you so much for an amazing week in Richmond. It is our first time in the Yorkshire Dales and we will defiantly be back. The Wishing Well cottage was the perfect base for our holiday. We enjoyed many beautiful breakfasts on the terrace and cooking with the fantastic local produce. The cottage was so well equipped and has clearly been lovingly refurbished. The fresh flowers and hamper of goodies was a lovely touch. After months of Lockdown and not being able to go away The Wishing Well cottage delivered a truly memorable break. We spent so much time outside exploring the stunning countryside and feel thoroughly refreshed. Thank you again.
Thank you for a lovely week in Richmond, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. What a nice cottage you have here, very tastefully decorated. You have thought of everything, we appreciated the basket of goodies especially the wine. We loved Richmond but forgot how hilly it is for us oldies!
Text Comment The cottage is perfect and we are having a brilliant time, thank you especially for the welcome pack, such a thoughtful touch!
Text comment : We are having a lovely relaxing time in Richmond. This is our third visit to Richmond and The Wishing Well is by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home.
We've had a fantastic stay in Richmond! The cottage is beautifully renovated to a fantastic standard. It's warm and cosy and has a fantastic area at the back to sit outside and enjoy the sun. We were lucky enough to go on some scenic walks around the local area and enjoyed great food in some of the restaurants. Sunday lunch at the George and Dragon in Hurdswell is highly recommend. We can't wait to visit again soon!
What a wonderful 6 days staying in Richmond. The Wishing Well has been 5 star accommodation it's in a beautiful area and the outside decking was an absolute bonus, having breakfast outside listening to the birds and the river was very relaxing in the morning a very good start to the day, especially when the sun was shining. On arrival to walk into the cottage and have fresh flowers in the lounge and the bedroom was a beautiful touch and our welcome basket was amazing after our long journey the chocolate biscuits were top notch :) It's been a great base to explore everything the Dales has to offer, and we look forward to returning in the future.
Having not stayed in Richmond before we weren't sure what to expect but we were absolutely thrilled with this amazing property! The decor and finish are of such high standard, and once we had everything we could possibly need for a perfect weekend away. The town of Richmond itself is beautiful, particulary down by the river and waterfall and would recommend a visit to the Station to eeveryone. Thank you so much for a brilliant weekend, we can't wait to come back soon!
Wow what a lovely surprise when you walk through the door so well renovated so clean & modern. Everything well set out then the icing on the cake the well in the kitchen blows you away. First time to Richmond a lovely place to visit definitely come again
Our first visit to Richmond and the Wishing Well and we will definitely be back. the cottage is perfect for the two of us and the little pooch. Beautifully appointed and in a great central location. Particularly loved sitting on the balcony watching the birds and listening to the roar of the river. Highlights of our stay included visiting the beautiful Millgate house gardens up the road and a walk to Hudswell. See you again
We have had a lovely stay in Richmond despite the torrential rain , the river was a site to behold. Wishing Well cottage has been a delight to stay in. beautifully done and in the perfect location. We have managed a few walks in the dales beautiful countryside
What a privilege to be one of the first to stay in this beautifully renovated property . It has everything that you need and is finished to a very high standard , with lots of complimentary luxuries. It is a perfect location quiet and peaceful but less than a minute to the market square had our morning coffee on the decking whilst listening to the birds and the river. cant wait to visit again. thank you so much.
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.