The Garden Suite

Richmond, Yorkshire
Bed & Breakfast


Artistic house with an independent garden suite and private terrace. Hidden gems, quirky features and garden delights abound...

Bedroom

1 room

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Step from the terrace into a house full of creativity and colour. All on one floor, find cosy places to sit and relax in your deeply comfortable suite. Colin and Wendy (both keen gardeners) are warm souls. Their breakfasts and candlelit dinners include home-grown produce (strawberries, figs, raspberries, veg…) and they’re keen for you to feel at home. Outside is a stunning creation of perfect potagers, pathways and pots of lavender, wildflower meadows, secret areas and wisteria-clad walls; there’s a summer house too, while Indian Runner ducks, chickens, friendly spaniel and eccentric pigs, Esmerelda and Finlay, add to the relaxed vibe.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Children over 12 welcome.
Closed
Christmas.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Dinner £28-£35 (BYO). Pubs/restaurants 20-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £110
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available £25-£40 per person per night.
1 Suite for 2
From £110

Reviews

This b&b is the the best I've ever stayed in. Wendy and Colin are wonderful hosts and have created a separate annex to their home that is spacious, luxurious and private. It's set in a beautiful courtyard overlooking a lush garden. The surroundings are beautiful too. One standout feature was the private evening dining area in the bothy at the bottom of the garden. Wendy is an amazing chef - wonderful home cooked meals upon request. We cancelled our restaurant reservation the next night so we could eat here again. Breakfast delicious with lots of home grown items. We will definitely return.

Sue

Colin and Wendy are warm and welcoming and our stay at The Garden Suite was absolutely perfect! From the beautiful gardens, views, breakfast to dinner we were absolutely delighted. The sun even shone for a fantastic breakfast on the terrace and a delicious dinner in the bothy. I think 'perfect' sums it up.

Joanne, London

Colin and Wendy are lovely people and accomodating hosts. They have built a really special home that they have generously decided to allow others to come and experience. The gardens are a work of art - both of them must have put in thousands of hours to make it so special. When you're sitting in one of the various quiet areas it feels incredibly peaceful and seculuded. The surrounding scenery is stunning and the views are otherworldly. Wendy is an incredible cook - definitely have the candlelit dinner in The Bothy at the end of the garden. Thanks Colin and Wendy for a special weekend.

Jamie, London

We have just returned from a wonderful couple of days staying at this beautiful and special B&B. The location is stunning in well cared for gardens, the accommodation is top quality, with lots of small touches. There is also the opportunity to dine here in a fantastic candle lit location in " The Bothy". Wendy is a superb cook and Colin is a great Maître d' ! The house is with easy reach of Richmond and also Catterick Racecourse. We have already booked our next stay and looking forward to the next great experience.

Jean & neil

Didn't we choose well! Another Sawday master stroke. Away from it all but in style. Family skills in textile and design bare fruit here. Lovingly created. Colin does a mean breakfast too. Love the fat bellied pigs and the welcome they give you when you come home! Love the place!

Leigh

A very special place run by a charming couple. The Garden Suite is super comfortable and perfectly located for a holiday in the Dales or as a place to stopover on your way north or south. We had a delicious home-cooked dinner by candlelight in the Bothy, although we didn't do justice to the huge portions. The gardens are beautiful, even in the dead of winter, and you should definitely say hello to the very friendly pair of pigs! This is a wonderful place and we'll definitely be back.

Martin, London

The Granary Suite is the best B&B accommodation we have ever stayed at. The accommodation itself is superbly appointed with quality furniture and fittings and excellent decor. Wendy & Colin were lovely people and they made us very welcome and went out of their way to make our stay an enjoyable one. Breakfast was superb with hot and cold choices. We opted for a cooked 3 course meal each evening followed by coffee and chocolates selection taken in the Bothy (Garden Room) and Wendy's cooking was superb. The grounds and gardens were lovely. We will definitely visit here again.

Robert, Sheffield

Warm welcome by lovely hosts. Accommodation spotless and beautifully maintained. Wendy's cooking (breakfast and evening meals) would grace any table. Having access to the Bothy for relaxing and candlelight dinners was just the icing on the cake. Could not recommend highly enough.

Paul, Belper

The garden suite is a lovingly restored country chic annexe with a cheeky retro flourish. You could easily spend the first half hour or so thanking your good fortune for finding this little gem and ooh-ing and aa-ing over the little details and curios. Coming from the city, the best part for us was waking up on the Saturday morning after a long drive on Friday night and stepping out of the double French doors into the fresh air of a flower filled English country garden….and relax! Every last detail had been taken care of from thoughtful toiletries on demand to your morning juice served up in m

Faye, London

ABULOUS. We stayed with Wendy and Colin for one night on the August Bank Holiday weekend; this is an excellent place to stay with fantastic amenities, lovely gardens and two very welcoming hosts. Afternoon tea in the Bothy, home made scones fresh from the AGA on arrival! Next morning we had a sumptuous breakfast with home made jams and local produce. The property is not far from the main areas of the Northern part of the Yorkshire Dales with great walks on the doorstep and gastro pubs within a 15 minute drive. We hope to return one day, A very relaxing stay.

Pauline, Beverley

What a beautiful place. Wendy and Colin’s property provides very high standards of comfort and tranquillity, including a sitting room, large bedroom and bathroom and is set within a beautifully landscaped garden. Our hosts were warm, welcoming and attentive without being intrusive and mindful of our every need; providing useful information on the local area. Breakfast was a feast taken outside, in the sunshine under the wisteria clad property - like being in Provence. We have no hesitation in highly recommending Craggslane. Ideal for stopover en route North or South or for longer breaks.

Pauline, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Colin & Wendy Gerrard

  • The Garden Suite at The Granary lies equidistant between the market towns of Richmond,Bedale and Leyburn and is the gateway to Wensleydale,Swaledale,Coverdale and Arkengarthdale. The Coast to Coast is 5mins away as is a section of the Tour de France.
  • Richmond is a thriving cobbled market town and has a castle boasting the thickest walls in the country dating back to The Normans in 1071. Perched on the side of a hill with the river Swale and numerous waterfalls below the views and walks are stunning.
  • The Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond,built in 1788 and restored in 1963 together with The Green Howards Museum are full of history and interest.The converted Old Station and Easby Abbey,a 10min walk along the old railway line,will enthral you.
  • We are only 10mims from the A1 and less than an hour from Harrogate,York,Ripon,Barnard Castle and Durham.Cathedrals and Castles are plentiful. The Yorvik Centre and Railway Museum at York are a must see. Retail therapy can be found in York and Harrogate.
  • For garden lovers our own garden holds much interest. RHS Harlow Carr this side of Harrogate is not far from Studley Royal and Fountains Abbey. Thorpe Perrow Arboretum and bird of prey centre is 20mins away.
  • For the history buffs Jervaulx Abbey(1156)Castle Bolton(1399) and Middleham Castle(1170}home to Richard The Third are all under 15mins away.Aysgarth Falls(Robin Hood Movie)Hardraw Falls (Englands largest single drop fall) and Hawes are a great day out.