Self-Catering Yorkshire Dales National Park

Thornlea Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire

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From: €341 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Enclosed Garden
  • Garden
  • Parking

Property Description

Holiday home
Thornlea is a modern detached bungalow situated on the edge of the North Yorkshire market town of Richmond. With two bedrooms (one double and one twin) and a family bathroom, this cottage is able to sleep four people. It also contains a modern, fitted kitchen and sitting room with a dining area and French windows. Outside the cottage is a garden with a patio and furniture as well as off road parking. Thornlea is in an excellent location for a group of friends or a family, looking to explore all that Richmond and North Yorkshire have to offer.

Accomodation Details
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with quadrant shower cubicle and shower, W/C and basin. Modern fitted kitchen. Delightful sitting room with patio doors, pleasant views and dining area. Feather duvets and pillows (synthetic duvets and pillows available on request)

The ancient market town of Richmond is situated at the entrance to Swaledale, a prominent hilltop site to the north of the River Swale. With a maze of cobbled streets and narrow alleys – or 'wynds' – this town has over nine centuries of history. Growing up around the castle - a Norman fortress dating back to 1071 – Richmond literally means 'strong hill' and is derived from the Old English 'Riche-mont'. The River Swale runs through the town itself and provides not only lovely walks, but also safe paddling areas and the occasional small waterfall. Radiating from the market place, where a weekly market and monthly farmer's market are still observed, the lovely cobbled streets are lined with numerous shops, pubs and restaurants.

From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?

Gas central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, automatic washer, Smart TV which still includes Freeview, CD/radio/cassette player, WiFi, selection of books and games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Sun trap garden area with patio and garden furniture owners do have access, but ensure you are left in private. Fireplace is for display purposes only. Off road parking. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Richmond town centre is 1 mile (bus stop adjacent to cottage), shop 5 mins walk, pubs 1 mile.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Baby Cot
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Key Features
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Garden
  • Parking

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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Lacey
September 2020
A lovely welcome from the Owners on arrival.. Bungalow was relaxing and just right for a week of walking in the Dales, close to Richmond and walks straight from the door.
Mr Lacey, September 2020
August 2020
We had a wonderful time at the cottage the garden was wonderful to sit in at daytime and evening.. The cottage gave a home from home feel . The directions from Ron & Pat the owners were very easy to follow. If like my husband Iain and I and like flyfishing it is perfect as there are plenty of place’s nearby. We will be going back.
Mrs Fraser, August 2020
October 2019
Just what the doctor ordered Chill time in a lovely relaxing bungalow..
Mrs Stewart
May 2019
This property is in a great location.. Near enough to all that Richmond has to offer but far enough away from the hustle and bustle. Lovely secluded garden, a real suntrap. Very friendly owners, leaving a tray of tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits as well as a bottle of wine and bottle of fresh milk in the fridge, they even popped in on our last day to wish us a safe journey home. Hopefully we will be back for our 4th visit very soon.
Mr Turner
April 2019
Good priced cottage with a good location 3rd time at cottage
Mr Pearce
October 2018
We had a lovely stay here.. When we arrived here was a welcome tray of tea, coffee and biscuits and a pint of fresh milk in the fridge. What a lovely touch. The cottage was perfect for us and very homely. Lovely and warm and had everything we needed. THere was also DVDs to watch and a games cupboard. Fantastic views from the back garden and fields across the road as located right on the edge of the town. Perfect base for visiting Richmond and surrounding area. There is a little public pathway that goes right down the side of the bungalow which takes you on a picturesque walk to Easby Abbey. Well worthy a visit.
Mrs Stewart
October 2018
Lovely little cottage and the owners have thought of just about everything, including a welcome pack consisting of wine, biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar and milk.. My only recommendation would be for the addition of black out curtains/blinds at the bedroom windows as there is a streetlight opposite which can make the room a little light but that is only my personal opinion and apart from that it was perfect and we can't wait to go back again and again.
Mrs Fayers
September 2018
This is the 5th time that we have stayed in this cottage, and we have enjoyed our stay each time, We would happily recommend staying there..
Mr Brown
September 2018
Windows need cleaning patio doors filthy spoiled the bird watching
Mr Sacree
May 2018
The location suited us as it was close to Richmond but away from the built up area.. Views from Thornlea were of countryside and rabbits played in the back garden .Access to the Dales was easy so we made full use of the opportunity to enjoy visiting several.
Mr Smith
April 2018
Very warm welcome - very comfortable - very spacious for 2 people - location was ideal for us.. Very minor problem was wifi only available <20% of the time - if you are a news junkie like us, it's a problem. But VERY minor in the overall scheme of things.
Mrs Dixon
March 2018
This bungalow is situated just as you enter Richmond from Scotch Corner at the end of a row of semi-detached houses.. Ideally situated as you can walk into town or get a local bus which stops nearby. Also well situated for lovely trips to lots of different areas. Parking is easy and on the premises. As it is on the main road you can hear traffic but, with the windows closed and with the excellent double glazing it wasn't a problem. The views from the garden at the back are lovely and it was nice to watch the birds and squirrels from the patio doors. It would be pleasant sitting out there during the better weather. We were very warm and comfortable and the bungalow is well equipped including a hairdryer and lots of storage. The kitchen is small and I wouldn't care to make a meal for four people in it but Richmond and the Dales have such nice eating places cooking wasn't on the agenda! The owners are friendly and helpful if you need them. Wi-Fi is unreliable as the owners told us. The only safe way to get into and out of the bath for older people is to hang onto the shower fitting. I would like to see a non-slip mat in the bath and a grab rail. We would be happy to go back to Thornlea.
January 2018
An absolutely lovely stay here in such a beautiful part of the world...pat and ron are great. Two bedrooms bathroom kitchen living room off road parking...everything you need!
January 2018
Very comfortable and handy for the town with the buses running every 20 mins and easy to get to the Dales
Mr Ross
August 2017
Fantastic location within walking distance of the historic centre of Richmond.. Very good access to the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Made an excellent base for our family holiday.
Mr Harrison
May 2016
Comfortable accommodation, ideally situated for exploring the area.
Mr Bridges
November 2015
A lovely bungalow, warm cosy and it was spotless. Could not ask for anything more. The owners must be so proud of having such an excellent property.
Mrs Thompson
August 2015
Fantastic location with lovely garden, a home from home with everything we needed. The owners were very friendly and informative about the area.
Mrs Newing
July 2014
Owners very friendly and helpful. Great starting place for touring The Dales. Tourist info free guided walk round Richmond and Dales trail leaflets were both excellent.
Mr Carlisle
May 2013
Excellent all round thanks to great owners. Thanks very much!
Mr Farthing
May 2013
As we had previously stayed at Thornlea before, we knew exactly what to expect of the cottage, and we were over the moon to be able to book it at quite short notice when most of the year is fully booked. The owners live next door but never make you feel as if Big Brother is watching you. A very enjoyable and stress-free break; we will definitely return!
Mr Maguire
November 2012
Great bungalow in a fantastic location. Owners very helpful and welcoming. Highly recommended.
Miss Stephenson
September 2012
One of the easiest holiday cottages I have booked. From first booking with yourselves, the experience was a pleasure. The owners were very friendly, living next door, nothing too much trouble for them, they were there if you needed them but not intrusive at all. A welcome pack was in the cottage to start the holiday which included a bottle of wine. It was a very enjoyable holiday, and a cottage I would use again.
December 2011
From the welcoming bottle of wine one the table when we arrived, we knew that we were going to enjoy this break, and were not disappointed! It was a beautiful bungalow, with lovely views out over rolling fields and hills, so tranquil. We have visited Richmond many times before, but never stopped in a holiday home there and were 'over the moon' with the cottage for location and a comprehensive list of fixtures/fitttings. The owners were ever so friendly(next door) but without that 'big brother is watching you' attitude! Truly a lovely holiday home which we will return to, if we may, Thank you on behalf of my wife and I.
Mrs Cushlow
November 2011
A comfortable and warm cottage. Appreciated this for Autumn break. Short drive into Richmond.
Mr Farthing
October 2011
Friendly owners and a comfortable cottage made our break a thoroughly enjoyable one. We will return with pleasure to this lovely location!
Mr Roberts
September 2011
Thornlea is in a very convenient location for touring and close to Richmond and all the facilities. We received a good welcome from the owners. There are some lovely pubs and restaurants within close proximity, and a number of country walks close at hand. Very cosy and relaxing.
Mr Archibald
August 2011
Very cosy cottage, well equipped., comfortable and within walking distance of the town. Ideally situated for exploring the surrounding area.
Mrs Brown
May 2011
Very comfortable accommodation. Good location and welcome pack from the owners. This was very much appreciated. We had a great week even though the weather not brilliant but no problem.
February 2011
I required a small cottage for a weekend stay, and this was in a good location on the outskirts of Richmond and good value. Service was excellent with milk in the fridge and mince pies on the table when we arrived!
Mr Evans
July 2010
Our first visit to Richmond, a lovely town in a beautiful setting and a good hub for exploring in all directions. People very friendly. A good selection of places to eat.
Ms Pirani
May 2010
Very peaceful, relaxing, in a lovely environment, with a nice view and the owners next door, were very welcoming and helpful.
December 2009
Good value for money. Bit lacking on culinary utensils. Bedrooms on small side. Pleasant walking and walking distance to Richmond etc.
December 2009
A good time was had by all four of us .the cottage was very well laid out, as my mother in law has limited movement,but we found this to be just the idel place, as they are no steps to tackle The welcome tray that was left for us was so nice, oweners were next door and are very very nice will love to go back to this cottage at some time in the future
Mr Bennett
August 2009
Comfortable cottage with lovely views. Owners very helpful. Supplied some welcome essentials and recommended local walks.
Mr McEwan
August 2009
This cottage is ideally situated on the very edge of Richmond and perfect to use as a base from which to have days out around North Yorkshire. The owners are very friendly welcoming and the cottage is of an excellent standard. We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks break and would not hesitate to return on another break.
Mrs McDade
August 2009
The owners were very hospitable. Milk, biscuits and a bottle of wine were left for us. Lots of places to see and visit. The owners thought of everything. Had information leaflets of places to go and places to eat- very impressive!
Mr Cutts
May 2009
Good location. Well thought out and appointed property.
Mr Brain
April 2009
The location, and the warmth and 'cosiness' of the cottage was top class. The owners living next door were there if we needed any thing and the welcome tray when we arrived after a long journey was very welcome. We look forward to returning to this property when we visit this area again.
Mr Mrs Lawson
November 2008
Extremely helpful owner. Good welcome tray. We would go again.
Mr Mrs Mcletchie
September 2008
'The Station' in Richmond well worth a visit - good cafe, bakery, brewery, cheese making etc.
Mr Sykes
July 2008
The owners were extremely kind and nothing seemed too much trouble.
Mr Elliott
June 2008
Very nice rural view. Also, it is ideally placed for visiting many places of interest and natural beauty.
Mrs Redpath
August 2007
Richmond was an interesting town with plenty to do and see around. Lovely little villages all round about. Plenty of leaflets with ideas in the cottage along with games to keep children amused at nights.
Mrs Platts
August 2007
Great family garden with excellent views.
Mr Lyons
July 2007
It felt like a home not just a house. The owners were very pleasant and welcoming.
Mr Dalheim
June 2007
Very private and attractive garden. Lots to see and do within 20 mile radius. Very suitable for disabled visitors.
Mrs Hambleton
February 2007
The friendly personal service from the owners who lived adjacent to the bungalow (a welcome note, bottle of Cava for our wedding celebrations, milk in the fridge, tea, coffee, sugar, filter papers, washing up liquid, paper towels, washing powder, bin bags and a personal visit to make sure we arrived ok). We felt the bungalow offered general warmth comfort on arrival.
December 2006
As on our last visit, we liked the cosy cottage and its excellent position. The owners were most helpful friendly.
Mr Fielder
December 2006
Very accessible and easy to find. A great base for touring the North of England.
Mrs Ball
November 2006
Property was centrally located. Plenty of places to visit within easy access. The garden was private with a lovely outlook.
Mr Livesey
May 2006
A very compfortable cottage, we were made very welcome.
Mr Wood
April 2006
Excellent property in convenient location. Will book again.
Mrs Hughes
April 2006
We received a lovely warm welcome. As always we appreciated being able to make a cup of tea on arrival, thanks to owners leaving tea/coffee/milk etc. for guests. Its rare to find owners who go the extra mile to ensure the comfort of their guests.
Mr Cornforth
March 2006
We very much enjoyed our stay at Thornlea. The cottage was well equipped, warm, clean and generally excellent! The owners were the perfect hosts and we would definitely stay at again and recommend this property.
Mr Mrs Binny
August 2005
A warm friendly welcome from the owners together with flowers on the table, milk in the fridge and a bottle of wine and black sheep beer on the table! (as well as the more usual tea, coffee and sugar). Fantastic view from the sitting room across the vale, and a suntrap to sit in when one wished, in a colourful garden. Unobtrusive help available when required.
Mr Cummins
June 2005
The Bungalow was the right size, well furnished well equipped with a good garden and spectacular views over the valley.
Mrs Hughes
April 2005
The cottage was extremely comfortable, owners were friendly and helpful. We especially appreciated finding tea, coffee and milk on arrival. The fresh flowers were an nice touch. Beds were clean and comfortable, and lounge spacious. One of the nicest places we have ever stayed and I would certainly recommend it.
Mr Wood
April 2005
Good, convenient base for a walking/touring holiday. Short distance to town centre for shopping etc, but in a quiet location on the edge of residential a area. Overall situation excellent.
Mrs Sorrell
December 2004
The garden was very pretty and totally enclosed so safe for children.
Mrs McMaster
December 2004
Level walk to the shop and countryside walks from the door. Garden attracts lots of birds.
Mr Hailey
December 2004
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. It was so nice to just be able to relax and enjoy the garden and the views beyond.
Mr Berry
December 2004
Richmond was a lovely town - and a great centre for exploring the rest of North Yorkshire
Mr Lawson
December 2004
Great location. Wonderful Weather !!!
Mrs Robeson
December 2004
The cottage was well placed for touring the area and was very well equipped. Richmond town centre was a reasonable walking distance away. The footpath next to the cottage provided a pleasant walk to Easby Abbey. The traffic from the main road was never intrusive. The garden was very pleasant for sitting in and at night was visited by bats.
Mr Spence
December 2004
The bungalow was very well equipped and everything worked! The owners live just next door and we were told if we needed anything just to knock on their door and ask.We had a lovely weekend break although we would have liked to stay longer,in fact I could have lived in that little bungalow.
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