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About Us

Dennis and I live in Richmond next to Garden Cottage and just up the road from The Old Cello Workshop. We have lived in both the cottages - and we like to be comfortable! - which we renovated before building ourselves a new home, Mr. Yorke's Walled Garden (named for John Yorke, who built the 18th century walled kitchen garden for his Elizabethan home). We are now busy recovering his overgrown garden, which stretches down the hill in front of our house. We have made sufficient progress to open the garden for the Yellow Book National Garden Scheme and other charities and in the last two years we have welcomed around 1,000 visitors.

We have good knowledge of the town & the Dales, which we can share with our guests, including where the best restaurants, pubs and tea rooms are to be found. If we are away, you can still get in touch with us if you have any problems, and we can usually resolve them - even from a distance!

Dennis runs his own business & I run our cottage business, help Dennis with his business and am kept busy looking after the garden.

Our two golden retrievers love our garden & all the local walks. We enjoy walks in the dales, the cinema & theatre as well as time with family and friends, and we love living in Richmond!