Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • No pets allowed

Quietly nestled on a pretty cobbled lane in Richmond lays The Old Sweet Shop, a charming and welcoming 18th century cottage accommodating up to four guests. Boasting a wealth of character, with features such as exposed beams, stained glass windows and brass and cast beds, this former sweet shop and birthplace of John Fenwick has been lovingly restored to provide warm and inviting accommodation for those wishing to explore Richmond and the Dales in more detail. Inside, the ground floor of the property boasts a cosy lounge with inset electric fire and 32” flat screen TV and a pretty kitchen/diner. There are two homely bedrooms on the first floor (a double and a twin), as well as a separate bathroom. The cottage also benefits from a side entrance to the rear offering a short cut into the town centre, a handy addition for those wishing to explore the local amenities

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Darlington
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Bedroom 1: With double brass and cast bed Bedroom 2: With sprung twin beds  with brass and cast headboards Bathroom: With shower over the bath, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail

Property has gas fired central heating and comprises: Lounge: With electric fire set in victorian fireplace, with 32" flat screen TV with Freesat, DVD and dining table by the bay window to seat 4. Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Table and chairs to seat 4

All fuel, power and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair by arrangement.

Northern England region

The Yorkshire Dales is home to over 1,500 square kilometres of the renowned Yorkshire Dales National Park, which is characterised by its unspoilt Dales villages, patchwork of dry stone walls and stunning fells and dales countryside. Visitors are able to travel for miles along quiet country roads, surrounded by magnificent views in every direction; an area dotted with ancient farming communities and rural villages which is typical of this region. This area is perfect for a truly relaxing holiday away from all the stresses and strains of day to day life, where you rediscover a gentler pace of life. It's also great for enjoying a whole host of outdoor pursuits including some of the very best walks in the UK.


The Old Sweet Shop is located in the beautiful market town of Richmond, in the heart of North Yorkshire. Acting as an excellent base for exploring the Dales, Richmond is popular with walkers and cyclists due to it being a pivotal point on Wainwright's ‘Coast to Coast Walk', along with a number of other exciting opportunities for exploring the Dales nearby. Richmond is also an attraction in itself and has plenty to offer visitors of all ages, boasting a number of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as popular attractions such as its fabulous refurbished Victorian railway station, the famous Georgian theatre royal, its historic market place and of course, Richmond Castle. Also conveniently situated for exploring the Dales and beyond, including the popular market towns of Leyburn, Hawes, Reeth and within reaching distance of Leeds and York, Richmond is perfectly situated for exploring some of the best sights, cities, towns and attractions of the north!