Discover an exquisite Victorian farmhouse set on the outskirts of Richmond, a historic market town. Brimming with elegant country charm, this exceptional house provides the ultimate period backdrop to your special family get-together. Take a relaxing walk before descending on the local village pub for dinner. Afterwards, gather rosy-cheeked by the roaring fire to catch up with those dearest to you. This is a truly fabulous house made for making memories.
Dating back to the mid-19th century, this property was once the family home of the Earl and Countess of Ronaldshay. A classic style and contemporary comfort, antique furniture sits contentedly alongside modern pieces and artwork, flagstone flooring enjoys underfloor heating.
Please note the house sleeps 16 plus 2 children in a small twin room. Please enquiry if you would like to use this room. The dining table seats 16 adults.
The generous and sophisticated Drawing room has a log burning fire with cosy sofas and plenty of room for everyone to gather for a glass of something fizzy! This room leads to the conservatory where you can take in the extensive gardens and evening sun.
The Games/TV room is next door to the kitchen and this comfortable room features a TV and large L-shaped sofa to snuggle down on. Sky, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix are all available as well as board games and cards for some traditional off-line fun.
Wi-Fi is also available and a Sonos sound system provides the background music throughout the ground floor.
Downstairs is also home to the kitchen and dining areas. The kitchen is a generous size and comes with everything you could need to conjure family feasts. Take delight in the sleek worktop, made from honed Zimbabwean granite. In addition to the AGA, you’ll find a Smeg cooker with ceramic hob, a huge American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
A further utility room provides an additional fridge/freezer, perfect for storing drinks as well an additional dishwasher, very useful the morning after a special dinner. A laundry room on the first floor houses a washing machine, tumble dryer and ceiling-mounted clothes horse.
The property offers you the choice of several different dining areas. For informal occasions like breakfast and lunch, the large farmhouse dining table in the kitchen is perfect. French doors open out onto a courtyard where an afternoon tipple is a must in the warmer months.
Just through from here is the breakfast room, offering a further light-filled space for dining – this is a great option for children, or vice-versa, when you’re looking for a more peaceful dining experience.
For those special occasions when you want to gather everyone together to dine and have fun, the formal dining hall is waiting. A large extendable dining table will accommodate everyone, while flagstone flooring and a wood burner lend grandeur and warmth.
Downstairs also includes a boot room, perfect for drying off those muddy walking boots after a day’s hiking across nearby Swaledale. You’ll find two handy downstairs cloakrooms too.
The farmhouse has nine decadent bedrooms to choose from, each one with a super comfortable bed and classic elegant look.
There are eight bedrooms on the first floor and one on the ground floor.
Bedroom 1 is the magnificent master suite encompassing a large bedroom with a super king-size bed and charming window seat with views across the gardens and beyond. It has access to a generous bathroom with freestanding bath and separate shower.
Bedrooms 2 and 4 are both charming twin rooms with 2 full-size beds. They share access to a bathroom with a large free-standing bath and separate walk-in shower.
Bedroom 3 boasts a further super king-size bed with an en-suite shower room and WC.
Bedroom 5 offers another super king-size bed which can also be configured as two singles. This room enjoys an en-suite bathroom with a roll-top bath.
Bedroom 6 is another twin room which shares a bathroom with bedroom 7, a sweet little room with a full-size single bed and trundle pull out bed below. This room is available on request for children only.
The final bedroom on this floor is bedroom 8 (accessed via the laundry room). It features a double bed and en-suite bathroom.
Bedroom 9 is a twin room located on ground level. This room has access to its own bathroom (2 steps) with a large walk-in shower.
The house is set within a beautifully maintained walled garden.
What a beautiful house, just perfect.
Olliver house is a beautiful property and very clearly looked after well by the housekeeper. It was pristine inside on our arrival. The house keeper called me a few days before our stay and helped me allocate bedrooms sensibly in advance according to our groups needs. The house had everything we needed, is in a great spot and we had a fanatic family catch up. Thank you.
We had an excellent time for a 40th birthday party. The house is fantastic – a real treat of a place to stay. We also really appreciated the welcome pack with a great bottle of gin!
Amazing property! Had everything we needed for a group of 16. Every room was perfection, clean and tidy. Communication was also friendly and informative throughout. Highly recommend.
This is a truly beautiful, hospitable, warm house, with plenty of space for guests to both mingle and find somewhere quiet to be. The gardens are just lovely, and the furnishings of the old but beautifully maintained house of high quality, yet comfortable – we felt very much at home here and would love to return!
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