Millgate Fosse Cottage ref: UK40076

Richmond, Swaledale

5 Stars



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Open Plan 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 


Millgate Fosse Cottage has been tastefully refurbished in 2022 to create superb, boutique style accommodation. The open plan living space is cool and contemporary blending with the traditional quirks of a characterful cottage. A cosy bistro table for two, and a compact shaker style kitchen is well-equipped to rustle up a tasty brunch or supper. There’s even a handy Dolce Gusto machine to make your morning brew! Stylish velvet sofas are set around a sleek modern fire and recessed Smart TV for your favourite boxsets or music, just imagine returning here to relax and chill after a day of exploring. Upstairs the master bedroom is tastefully decorated, the kingsize bed is dressed with crisp linen, with Smart TV and walk-in wardrobe. The bathroom has a contemporary free-standing bath with golden fixings, stylish granite tiles in anthracite, a step-in shower and underfloor heating for added luxury.

Richmond offers a diverse location and caters to all tastes. Famously known as the ’Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’ it is surrounded by stunning countryside and picture postcard villages and is ideal for keen walkers and cyclists alike with a range of routes and trails nearby for all abilities. With much to do however, within a short stroll, the Millgate Fosse Cottage is perfectly situated for your stay. The cobbled market square and quirky lanes leading off, have an abundance of independent shops, galleries and coffee spots. You can enjoy a hearty breakfast or evening meal, with a selection of excellent places to eat. The Norman castle dominates the skyline and a great place to start exploring.
Millgate leads down to the riverside and waterfalls, or meander around the town, take a picnic or enjoy a walk to nearby Easby Abbey. En-route visit the recently converted station, where you will find a deli, artisan bakery, microbrewery, and coffee shop. Look around the art and craft exhibitions and independent shops. To enjoy the wider area, visit one of the many pretty Yorkshire towns or villages, such as Thirsk, Ripon, Harrogate, Leyburn, Hawes or Reeth, all of which are accessible within a short drive. For horse race lovers, enjoy a day at Catterick or York racecourses.
The cathedral city of Durham is just over half an hour away, and is certainly worth a day trip to explore, as is historic Barnard Castle and Bowes Museum. There is so much to see and do in beautiful North Yorkshire, one visit is simply never enough!

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With electric fire and Smart TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and Dolce Gusto coffee machine.

First floor

Bedroom: With kingsize bed and Smart TV.
Bathroom: With bath, double shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.


Public car park, at cost; unloading at the door. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

About the local area

The valley of the River Swale begins in the west close, to Nine Standards Rigg, the strange collection of nine stone cairns built on the ridge of the Yorkshire and Cumbria border and runs eastwards to the historic town of Richmond.

Although one of the more remote valleys, it has a wealth of villages and hamlets to visit and explore and is a great favourite with fell walkers.

Indeed, Alfred Wainwright's famous Coast to Coast walk passes along Swaledale, but for those who don't want to make that full journey, there is plenty of peace and beauty to be had here.

This is also James Herriot country and fans of TV's All Creatures Great and Small might well recognise nearby Arkengarthdale from the show's title shots. The valley was also formerly the centre of the local lead-mining industry.

Along Swaledale lie the villages of Muker, where a Bronze Age burial was discovered and Gunnerside, a centre for the traditional dry-stone walls and stone-built barns and houses that are such a distinctive feature of the Yorkshire Dales.

Reeth, known as the capital of Swaledale, is the starting point for many of the most popular Dales walks and has three pubs!

Running parallel with Swaledale, to the south, is Wensleydale and the two are joined by the dramatic Buttertubs Pass, a high moorland road that passes crags and waterfall as it leads from one dale to the other.

Things to do nearby


Reeth, in the heart of Swaledale is a honey pot for locals and tourists. It lies where two of North Yorkshire's finest dales meet.

Arkle Moor Riding Centre
Arkle Moor Riding Centre

A small riding centre just outside the dales village of Reeth.

The Forbidden Corner

A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

The Swaledale Museum
The Swaledale Museum

The Swaledale Museum is run by volunteers where displays of local heritage from Swaledale and Arkengarthdale can be viewed.

Bolton Castle

Completed in 1399, Bolton Castle has a rich past including connections with Richard III and Mary Queen of Scots who was imprisoned here in 1568 under orders from Elizabeth I. Open all year round.

River Bain
River Bain

Bainbridge is the only place that you can get day tickets for the River Bain with it being such a short river - the shortest in England at about two miles!

River Ure - Day Tickets
River Ure - Day Tickets

Great fishing venues include Bainbridge, Hawes and Aysgarth. Day tickets available

Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle, on a cliff above the River Swale near the town of Richmond is believed to be one of the oldest stone-built castles surviving today. The most impressive and best preserved area of the castle is the Great Keep, which stands over 100 feet tall.

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