Garden Cottage nestles in the lovely old market town of Richmond on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.
The rapid flowing River Swale curls around the town as it wends its way from the verdant Swaledale meadows to join the River Ure at Boroughbridge.
Perched above the river is the Norman castle, founded in the 11th century by Alan Rufus.
The cobbled market square is surrounded by shops and is the home to the Regimental Museum of the Green Howards.
Local history is in the Richmondshire Museum, and the Georgian Theatre Royal and Museum is one of the oldest theatres in England.
Garden Cottage is just a few minutes walk from the river and lovely walks around Richmond, including a beautiful riverside walk to the ruined abbey at Easby and the ancient church of Saint Agatha.
Two cinemas, a restaurant, cafe, ice cream parlour, micro brewery, bakery and art gallery are all housed under the roof of the recently renovated Victorian station. It's full steam ahead for the terminus that welcomed its last train more than forty years ago!