Olliver House, Richmond, North Yorkshire
About this listing
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.
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.
For the younger ones (and the grown-ups too) there’s an additional games room to escape to. Set beside the kitchen 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. As you would expect with a house of this calibre, 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 will accommodate two people comfortably. 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 with a large walk-in shower.
The house is set within a beautifully maintained walled garden.
Check in is at 4pm. No extensions allowed without paying for an additional night stay.
Check out – the housekeeper will arrive at 9.30am to start the check out. Departure by 10am please.
Hot Tub Hire at additional cost £300 – please contact Bedale Bubbles for prices and availability. Prices may vary depending on seasonal demand. www.bedalebubbles.co.uk
No food deliveries to be arranged before your arrival please. They will be turned away.
Strictly no gatherings over the number of guests staying, without being pre agreed for insurance reasons please.
Coffee – cafetière only
The Local Area
Situated just outside the town of Richmond and charming village of Gilling West, there are plenty of options for days out, whether you love walking, exploring castles or visiting historic houses. Richmond Castle is a short drive away with its independent shops and cafes, and the nearby town is a must.
For food lovers there are some amazing restaurants nearby, Yorkshire’s Michelin Star Restaurant, The Raby Hunt is just 12 miles away, and the Gastro Pub, The White Swan is also a short drive. There is also the fabulous Middleton Lodge Spa Hotel a few miles away with two fantastic restaurants.
If you simply fancy a bbq or quiet night in then the fabulous Farm Shop at Mainsgill with its resident Camels and Ostriches is a great place to stock up on local meats and supplies.
Darlington - 11 miles
Northallerton 19 miles.
Both train stations are on the direct main line from London and the train takes 2.5 hours from Kings Cross Station.
Teesside Airport – 16 miles
Leeds Bradford Airport – 57 miles
Newcastle Airport – 52 miles
Central London – 243 miles
Edinburgh – 162 miles
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Other Things to Note
Hot Tub Hire available please enquire.
Please no fireworks, glitter, blu tac or decorations attached to walls etc
Maximum guests 18 including infants
- ID: 3388
- Guests: 18
- Bedrooms: 9
- Beds: 14
- Bathrooms: 7
- Check-in After: 4:00 PM
- Check-out Before: 9:30 AM
- Type: Entire Place / Hot Tubs Available, Houses
- SuperControl Prpperty ID: 571359
- Washing machine
- Aga Cooker
- BBQ Available
- Chef for Hire
- Children Welcome
- Close to restaurants, shops & pubs
- Espresso Machine
- Free Parking
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Tub Hire
- Internet WIFI
- Linen & Towels
- Log Burner & Fireplace
- No Pets Allowed
- Private Entrance
- Pub within walking distance
- Smart Tv with Netflix
- Smart TV with Sky
- TV and DVD
- Washer & Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Smoking allowed: No
- Pets allowed: No
- Party allowed: No
- Children allowed: Yes
- Additional rules information
- Check in is at 4pm. No extensions allowed without paying for an additional night stay. Check out - the housekeeper will arrive at 9.30am to start the check out. Departure by 10am please. No weddings, parties, events without prior arrangement with the owner No glitter, confetti, balloon water bombs, paper lanterns or fireworks. No sticking of decorations on walls or windows. Please do not move furniture No dogs. Our cleaners are on a tight schedule with same day change overs so please depart on time or there will be a deduction from your damage deposit for their time.
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