The stone-built Grade II listed cottage - built in approximately 1680 - is situated in Millgate, just around the corner from the marketplace with all its independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Millgate is a quiet street which rises on one side to meet Castle Wynd, the steep shoulder of Richmond Hill, and dips downhill to meet the river Swale and waterfalls.
Layout and Facilities
Entering the cottage by the front door, you come into the entrance porch and turn right into the kitchen / dining area with its traditional stone-flagged flooring. The kitchen has modern units and a granite worktop, with electric kettle and toaster, coffee plunger, microwave oven, gas hob and electric oven, fridge-freezer and a washing machine. There is ample crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, including useful extras such as cleaning materials and refuse sacks and there is a supply of Yorkshire tea, coffee and sugar to meet your everyday needs.
There is a dining table and chairs where you will find a welcome pack of local biscuits and a bottle of wine to help you unwind after your journey. There are various nooks, crannies and little cupboards which house a vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board and cleaning equipment, if needed. A small window seat completes the downstairs area.
Mount the first set of stairs and your Yorkshire adventure begins! The first floor comprises a comfy lounge with a flat-screen HD TV and seating area with a gorgeous comfy leather recliner sofa, in front of the electric ‘’wood-burner’’ in the hearth, for cozy evenings at home. There are extra fluffy blankets and sheepskins for additional comfort.
The WIFI router is in this room, as is a small selection of books. The TV has a variety of free-view channels.
Now climb the stairs to the 3rd floor where you will discover the lovely bedroom with views over the rooftops to the hills beyond, enabling you to enjoy beautiful sun-rises from your bed! There are further nooks and crannies in this room for your personal effects and hanging clothes. There is also an electric blanket for extra comfort on chilly nights and a chandelier for a hint of luxury. The shower-room is also on this floor with a modern shower, WC and wash-basin. All bed linens and towels are of course provided.