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Luxurious escapes await you at Porte House; a Georgian townhouse with a twist…
Porte House is an exquisite Georgian townhouse located in the heart of Richmond, North Yorkshire. Inside lies the perfect escape for six, with the spacious sitting room and traditional features giving this home a unique stay. There is plenty to get up to right on your doorstep, so you needn’t get in the car to get about! Bring family or friends and make the most of a gorgeous holiday. The courtyard garden is a gorgeous suntrap for evenings of dining. The sitting room has exquisite attention to details to attract you to the traditional features, such as the large fireplace, just waiting for you to use on a cooler winters evening. You will wonder why you never considered a townhouse escape before!
Set in the charming market town Richmond, North Yorkshire, this Grade II listed period house dating from the 1700s was been completely refurbished in 2019. The house is finished to the highest standard throughout and equipped with all the modern conveniences you need in a luxury dog-friendly holiday home in Yorkshire.
From the cobbled street, step inside to wonderful high ceilings and a perfect balance of modern living and Georgian features. The shaker-style kitchen looks out over the courtyard. It's well-equipped with everything you need for a self-catering break in Yorkshire; a large fridge freezer, separate wine fridge, radio, and dishwasher. Make sure to bring along your favourite coffee for the Nespresso coffee machine. Fire up the electric Aga, perfect for baking or making Sunday lunch with the gang using produce bought at the weekly Richmond market. In the separate dining room, gather around the large antique table for a family meal.
An impressive staircase leads up to the first-floor sitting room. Lounge into the sumptuous sofas and chairs in front of the open fire, or pop on the TV for a lazy afternoon after a walk in the Yorkshire Dales. There's space for everyone to come together, and the warm soft colour tones make this a peaceful room to retreat to.
Outside, the South facing courtyard is a sunny spot for evening cocktails. Relax on the outdoor seating or cook on the BBQ. In the courtyard, the den is a fun hideaway with a traditional-looking electric fire and comfy leather chairs, a fun space for the kids to retreat to. Outside is the wood store and a brazier that can be fired up all year round.
There is a handy ground floor WC. In the cellar, you'll find the utility room and a travel cot and highchair available for young families.
The first-floor bedroom features a large period window looking over the courtyard. This delightful master room in natural shades with touches of colour has plenty of storage, a sumptuous king-sized bed, and original shutters giving it plenty of character. When you wind up the staircase to the second floor you'll find two further bedrooms. The larger bedroom has an original fireplace, a king-sized bed, and looks out over Frenchgate and the hills beyond. The third bedroom is smaller, with an angled ceiling, traditional wooden beams and a cosy double bed. All beds come with high-quality bed linen, hypoallergenic pillows, luxurious throws and cushions to guarantee a blissful nights' sleep
The spacious modern bathroom has a large slipper bath, where a whole evening could be spent in pure relaxation. Beyond the bath, the window offers views over Frenchgate and the Richmond hills beyond. There is a separate large walk-in rainfall shower.
Arrive at this luxury dog-friendly holiday home in Yorkshire to a locally sourced welcome hamper. A starter pack of items under the kitchen sink and in the washroom, where there's a washing machine, dryer and iron, will get you going. In the kitchen is a fridge freezer, dishwasher, electric Aga, and Bluetooth radio. The wi-fi stretches around the house, and bed linen, towels and toiletries are included. You can read more about the layout in the floor plan below.
On-street free parking is right outside, available on a first come first serve basis. Porte House is a twenty-minute drive to Northallerton train station and once in Richmond, there's plenty to do on foot.
Booking a romantic retreat? As a couple, receive a discount when using just one bedroom. And for groups, why not combine Porte House with the five-bedroom 30 Frenchgate just over the road.
On your luxury break, take in some of the local sights and the fantastic North Yorkshire pubs and restaurants locally. It is a few minutes’ stroll into the heart of Richmond or to idyllic riverside walks. Explore Richmond Castle, the museums, the large cobbled marketplace, and the thriving shops, pubs and restaurants.
For dinner, Rustique has delicious French cuisine or for a relaxed evening try No.29 for ales, gins and tapas. As Saturdays are market day in the centre of the Market Place, be sure to pick up a few local Yorkshire products before you head home. We recommend a walk along the River Swale to The Station with its award-winning bakery, a great café and fantastic two-screen cinema. Here are our recommendations for exploring Richmond, North Yorkshire.