This stunning and luxurious holiday home has a truly unique design and intriguing features that you can’t wait to explore, inside and out.
Wooden lodge styling meets fresh and contemporary interiors. Add in carefully selected artwork, an outdoor patagonian grilling station and pizza oven, a tree house for the kids, a hot tub and so many walks on your doorstep - you couldn't ask for much more.
New York Public Library offers guests the chance to relax in a peaceful yet inspirational environment while enjoying the height of luxury in the three unique bedrooms plus a newly renovated stylish annex which is ideal for a couple looking for some privacy. The layout of this luxury yet contemporary lodge-style holiday home is perfect for a large group looking for Yorkshire holiday accommodation with a difference.
Designed and built by acclaimed writer, art collector and curator, Greville Worthington, this holiday home is close to the historic market town of Richmond and was created as a calming Yorkshire retreat for guests of any age. Greville took inspiration for New York Public Library from a Japanese wood burning craft that preserves and enhances the beauty of wood over time, which resulted in the dark wood exterior providing guests with a truly unique setting, unlike any other luxury Yorkshire self catering holiday cottage.
It’s important to note that this property is not in New York, nor is it a library or even open to the public! The owner, a gentleman of great creative thought, lives a nearby deconsecrated former church, part of which is based on the old public library in York, and that’s how the ‘new York public library’ found its name.
For, just like its name, this striking holiday home is totally unexpected.
The main entrance to this three bedroom holiday property is via large glass sliding doors, which take you straight into the heart of the property; a spacious and impressive living and dining area where guests can indulge with friends and family, or relax whilst taking in the views of the countryside.
Carefully selected interiors and art pieces create an inspiring and eclectic living area, including some well considered Damien Hirst pieces which adorn the walls in the lounge area and in pride of place, a table football machine.
Upstairs is just as impressive, with two double bedrooms each with sliding doors opening on to the south-facing sun terrace. The master bedroom has a feature roll bath in the bedroom and a further en-suite. The third bedroom is smaller, suitable for children has two single divan beds. There is also a house bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin.
The separate annex provides a super king size bed and en-suite facilities with a private outdoor seating area.
From all aspects of the property guests can view the ever-changing acres of private park and woodlands which play a major part in the overall experience of New York Public Library and be amongst an outdoor space which is ideal for entertaining or quiet relaxation. Enjoy your own private, jacuzzi style hot-tub, a unique art installation created by architect and designer Amanda Levete, enjoy an outdoor cooking experience at the Patagonia Grill Station, relax at the fire pit while the children can explore the garden tree house with comfy seating and a TV which has Netflix for the kids to keep up to date with their favourite TV shows.
Sour Beck runs through the field opposite and there are plenty of great picnic sites to be found. It’s a short walk to the bluebell woodland gardens which has a superb collection of rare trees and shrubs including bamboos, magnolias and witch hazels.
There is free wi-fi throughout the holiday home and ample parking for up to five cars. The modern kitchen has a full inventory for that home from home experience, including a large fridge and cooker and separate wine cooler. A washing machine and tumble dryer are available. Outside, there is outdoor seating alongside the BBQ (charcoal included) and pizza oven. All our holiday homes include high quality bed linen, towels, bath robes, luxury toiletries, a starter pack for the kitchen, fire and washroom, and of course a locally sourced welcome hamper.
In the area…
New York Public Library is fantastic because it feels very rural, but there are shops less than a mile away. Stock up for the outdoor Patagonian grilling station by heading to Premier Meats in Colburn for a wide choice and a small greengrocer. Next door is a small local café, Rare Bistro.
A few hundred metres away towards Catterick Garrison is the Nisa filling station and Lidl, with a small Co-Op supermarket and Boots chemist just beyond. In Catterick Garrison you will find Aldi and a large Tesco, plus other shops and facilities including a cinema and gym.
New York Public Library is a couple of miles from the market town of Richmond, commonly known as ‘The Gateway to The Dales’. With its 11th Century castle, fine historic buildings, cobbled market place and hidden corners, it is a treasure trove for visitors. We recommend Rustique, a popular French restaurant, and Barretts for the food. Millgate House Gardens overlooks the River Swale with the waterfalls in the background, described as “one of the most surprising & fascinating gardens in the North of England.”
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A great alternative to eating out. Book one of three professional chefs to prepare, cook and serve your chosen menu. Celebrate a special occasion or just take it easy, all in the comfort of your luxury retreat.
Relax and improve your well-being by booking a treatment with our experienced therapists from the comfort of your luxury holiday home. A great gift for those in need of help to unwind during their stay.
Capture the moment with a professional photography session. We arrange the expert photographer to your picturesque holiday home; perfect for a special occasion or as a memento of your stay.
Enjoy the great outdoors with a 3 hour group activity. Alfresco Adventures offer paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, raft building, archery and rock climbing, based near Richmond, North Yorkshire.
Arrange a special delivery of fabulous flowers from our award-winning local florist. Pick a £30, £40 or £50 bunch to brighten up your stay, or for an activity ask about group workshops.
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