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New York Public Library

England / Nr Richmond, Yorkshire
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Full description
A truly distinctive Yorkshire retreat that's full of surprises - it's neither a library nor open to the public! - designed by a renowned art curator, and charmingly secluded by the ‘Gateway to the Dales'.

New York Public Library is not located in New York. Neither is it a library, and nor is it open to the public!

In fact, its owner and creator, the renowned art collector and curator Greville Worthington, lives in a converted church close by... part of which is based on York's old public library, hence the name.

In that description alone, you get a sense of the unusual creativity and delightful surprises that imbue this mesmerising lodge, and which promise to make your stay memorable for all the right reasons.

Peacefully secluded in Yorkshire, you'll be close to Richmond, a bustling market town that's known as the ‘Gateway to the Dales', yet with a blissful sense of privacy and seclusion.

Built from wood darkened by a Japanese wood-burning craft that preserves and enhances its beauty, the lodge's interior is flooded with light from huge glass doors that lead straight to its heart: the spectacular living and dining area.

Here you can unwind amongst carefully-chosen pieces of furniture and eclectic artwork... oh, and there's table football too, for big and little kids alike!

Sleeping up to eight lucky guests, you'll find three bedrooms in the main house. Two upstairs doubles boast access to the sun terrace - a great spot for morning coffee - while the master features an indulgent in-room bathtub.  

There's also a twin room that's ideal for the kids, and there's a fourth superking room housed in a separate annex, with its own wet-room shower and outdoor seating area. Perfect for guests seeking a little extra privacy, or those with reduced mobility.

Outside awaits a wealth of gems, all surrounded by views of the surrounding park and woodlands. The garden features a unique art installation by the award-winning architect Amanda Levete, and a jacuzzi hot tub that's perfect for stargazing.

Meanwhile, a Patagonian grill station, firepit, and pizza oven mean you can savour al fresco feasts galore, before the kids disappear to explore the garden treehouse! A perfect hideaway, here they'll find comfy seating, a Netflix-equipped TV, and an Xbox games console.

What to do with the rest of your holiday time? If you don't feel like straying too far, there are heavenly bluebell gardens with rare trees and shrubs just a short walk away - ideal for lazy afternoon picnics.

And of course, you could always head into Richmond to admire its cobbled marketplace and historic buildings, including an 11th century castle, before spending another memorable evening together back at the library!

Things to note

Young children should be supervised in the garden, which features raised levels and walkways.

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The basics

The basics


Region: Nr Richmond, Yorkshire
Cost (from): £715 (2 nights)
Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 2124

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Designer lodge, sleeps 8 guests.  Entrance via glass sliding doors, into living/dining area with seating, Wi-Fi, art pieces, table football, table and chairs.  Kitchen with large fridge, cooker, wine cooler, washing machine and tumble dryer, welcome hamper.  2 double bedrooms, one with in-room bathtub and separate WC, both with access to sun terrace.  1 twin room.  Family bathroom with large walk-in shower.  Separate annex with superking bedroom, en-suite wet room shower, private outdoor seating area.  Garden with art installation, jacuzzi hot tub, grilling station with charcoal barbecue, pizza oven, firepit, hideaway treehouse with seating, Netflix-equipped TV, Xbox console.  Private parking for 5 cars.

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Walking, cycling, picnic spots, nature-watching, historic sites, market towns, shops, pubs, restaurants, outdoor adventure
At a glance

At a glance

  • A unique lodge retreat that's full of creative surprises, secluded amongst private Yorkshire woodland, close to the market town of Richmond.
  • The lodge sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms: 2 doubles, 1 twin, and a superking room housed in a separate annex, with facilities suitable for guests with reduced mobility.
  • Outside awaits a beautiful garden with an art installation, a jacuzzi hot tub, and a grilling station and pizza oven.
  • As you relax, the kids will enjoy exploring the hideaway treehouse, complete with a Netflix-equipped TV and Xbox console!
  • There are woodland gardens close by, and plenty of shops, pubs, and historic sites to explore in Richmond, otherwise known as the ‘Gateway to the Dales'.
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