The Castle House

9 Castle Hill,Richmond,United Kingdom

  • Experience World-class Service at The Castle House

    A luxury bed and breakfast overlooking Richmond Castle, The Castle House serves a glass of wine or tea/coffee to guests on arrival and there is free Wi-Fi throughout. With views of Richmond Market Square, each bedroom is stylish and individually decorated. Some rooms have a four-poster bed and all have luxury toiletries and bathrobes. The hospitality tray includes tea/coffee and a selection of biscuits as well as still and sparkling water. At night chocolates are left in small velvet pouches hanging on your door handle. In the morning, guests can enjoy a full English breakfast platter which includes bacon, fried egg, sausages, tomatoes, black pudding, mushrooms, beans and hash browns. All the food is locally sourced and freshly prepared. Darlington is a 20-minute drive from The Castle House and the Yorkshire Dales National Park can be reached in 30 minutes by car. Guests can park for free near the property.


    • Internet
    • Restaurant
    • Laundry Services
    • Television
    • Non Smoking
    • Breakfast
  • reviews

    • Relaxing and friendly

      Reviewed 08 July 2019

      Just spent the weekend here and we had an excellent stay. The welcome was warm and friendly, with the offer of a drink a great touch. Lucy, Ian and the staff were very friendly and took the time to make sure we had all we needed. Recommendations for the evening meal were welcomed and we had to excellent meals out in the evening. The chocolates on the door were a great touch. Our room was clean and more than sufficient for our needs. The bathroom was spotless and well appointed. Toiletries were excellent. Bed was very comfortable. Coffee and tea facilities were of a great standard. Breakfast was excellent, with a great choice to start and then a varied choice for a main breakfast. We chose the full English which was excellent and made from local produce. Altogether a great place to stay with a warm, friendly welcome from Lucy, Ian and all of the staff. We would not hesitate in returning or recommending this place to anyone. Thank you!

    • Beautiful Boutique by sheysheylarue.

      Reviewed 25 June 2019

      We visited once then came back (for our sons passing out parade)the following year. What a fantastic place. Clean , warm and comfortable. Pretty rooms , and well maintained. Greeted with a beverage on arrival ( which coming up from Poole Dorset was a very welcomed treat. ) And they even got up earlier to make us breakfast as we had to go early. Which was hot and very tasty. And plenty of it. They were very friendly indeed. The square is wonderful at night and we had a good bimble about. Definitely worth every penny and a great atmosphere.

    • One night stay

      Reviewed 25 June 2019

      Spent one enjoyable nights stay at The Castle House in Richmond. Comfortable quirky room, lovely breakfast and welcoming friendly host and staff. No sign of the complimentary wine or chocolates I have since read about on other reviews though. Would consider booking again as Richmond is a lovely place to visit and we would like to have stayed longer. I dont believe anyone would be disappointed by their stay at this hotel.

    • Just off the Square

      Reviewed 10 June 2019

      Lucy welcomed us most warmly to the Castle House boutique hotel by showing us to our rooms then offering us a complimentary glass of something. Well what could go wrong now, I hear you ask ? Well, to be honest, nothing did. It was a lovely couple of days celebrating my brother's 65th birthday in a hotel right on the square, easy parking, great breakfast and a most welcoming host. Good value for money too. We will return. Thank you.

      Mike S
    • Beautiful house, wonderful hospitality and location

      Reviewed 08 June 2019

      The Castle House was our first stop-off on our road trip, as detailed below. We really enjoyed our stay here and would return again if staying in Richmond. Background to stay My husband and I, both in our 30s, stayed at this Guesthouse as part of an 8-day road trip travelling from London, up through England and around the Scottish Highlands before returning back to London. During this trip we stayed in a total of 7 guesthouses and I have reviewed them all in detail in the hope these reviews will help other potential guests the way previous reviews have helped us when booking our trips. I have broken the review down into sections so you can just take what you need from it and to provide as balanced an account as possible I have tried, where possible, to highlight any possible areas for improvement at each guesthouse. House The exterior was very pleasant and welcoming, and it looked particularly pretty at night. The interior was lovely, clean, tastefully decorated, with lots of character. Be aware though that there are no lifts and depending on where your room is there are a good few stairs. We managed okay but this may be tricky for people with mobility issues. There is a lovely dining room which includes a snug with sofas, a small library shelf area, and music player, and local information including restaurant menus. Parking The house has a number of car parking spaces outside which require a disc to be displayed (provided by Lucy upon arrival) from 8am up until 6pm I believe, and then tthe parking is disc-free thereafter until the next day. We managed to find a space right outside the guesthouse even though it was busier than usual due to an annual fair being on in the market square. Hospitality Upon our arrival we were welcomed by the lovely owner Lucy who offered to help us with our bags. She showed us to our room and then invited us to have a complimentary drink in the snug downstairs which was really appreciated after a long and tiring day travelling. She was also happy to help with providing an iron and ironing board on request, and made suggestions of what to do in the area and where to eat. She recommended Rustique Restaurant which was a stones throw away and we were not disappointed, the food was amazing. We found Lucy to be a really warm, welcoming and helpful host and she was even happy to accommodate an earlier than usual breakfast time as we had to get off early. Room We stayed in the beautiful Wensley Suite, which was located on the second floor of the property, and we were not disappointed. The room was dual aspect, with one window with views out to the grounds of Richmond castle and the market square and the other facing the building next door. The room was spacious and nicely decorated with high quality furniture, a large sleigh bed with bedside storage cabinets and lamps on either side, two seater sofa, dressing table, full length mirror, and lots of storage space including a large wardrobe and chest of drawers. This would be an ideal room for somebody staying several days thanks to the amount of storage provided. Extra amenities included a hot water bottle hung on the door, tea and coffee making tray as well as bottled water, and robes, towels and slippers. I particularly liked the bathroom with its freestanding roll top bath with shower attachment, and complimentary toiletries which were all high quality. The general ambience of the room was one of peace and relaxation and Lucy was also happy for me to light my own candle in there (which some guesthouses say no to). Just be aware that the hot water is scorching, and the owner does warn its guests about this in the rooms information booklet. Upon returning from our evening out we were greeted with a velvet pouch of chocolates hanging on our door which was a lovely added touch. The only frustration I had with this room was that I could not find an easily accessible plug point to charge my phone on my side of the bed but this was a very minor niggle Breakfast Breakfast was really very good in terms of quality, taste and appearance/layout. There was a table area set up to help yourself to cereals and fresh fruit and juice, and you helped yourself to this. Upon arriving in the dining room Lucy greeted us and offered hot drinks as well as hot food choices such as full cooked breakfast and Salmon with Scrambled Egg. Location It is in a very central location in Richmond, overlooking the lovely market square with its many quaint shops, restaurants and pubs, with attractions such as Richmond castle, River Swale, Richmond Obelisk and Richmond falls (where you will also find a public toilet, which you either pay for or for those who are disabled there is a free radar key toilet) and all are a short walk away. We also visited the beautiful Easby Abbey which is roughly a 5 minute drive away and is a free site that you can walk around. It really is worth a visit if you like that sort of thing, and when we went it was largely quiet with a few families and people walking their dogs. Children in particular would enjoy exploring the ruins here as there are lots of hidden nooks and dark areas to explore and it would be a great place for a picnic. Just be aware there are no toilet facilities or staff here. Richmond town centre is a very pretty place and I enjoyed wandering around and taking in the general scenery and architecture. For those with mobility difficulties be warned that it is very hilly and even driving around was a struggle (I damaged my clutch trying to drive up one very steep hill). The local people are so friendly though and unlike in London, people actually willingly stop and talk to you and try to be helpful! In summary I recommend this guesthouse to anyone visiting Richmond or the surrounding areas.


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