Millgate House Garden, Richmond

4.6
SELECTED BY TRIP ADVISOR AS ONE OF THE TOP TEN BBS IN THE UK 2016

Arguably the finest guest house in the country, Millgate House is an elegant Georgian town house which fronts onto Richmond Market Place and at the back looks out over the River Swale and its waterfalls.

Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch, owners since 1980, are 'creative and cultured, with a strong dash of northern grit', according to the Sunday Telegraph.

Regular attendees at Swaledale Festival events, they are also generous sponsors; they have kindly hosted various perfomers at the Swaledale Festival including the the Skampa Quartet as well as the composer and conductor Bob Chilcott amongst others

Tim and Austin's guests are offered luxurious, individually furnished bedrooms, an elegant Regency drawing room, delicious breakfasts, the finest coffee and superb service. It's no wonder their guest list includes Alan Titchmarsh, Alan Bennett, Ruby Wax, Joanna Trollope, William Hague, Barry Cryer, Lucinda Lambton,Julian Lloyd Webber, Tom Courtenay, Blake Morrison, Eileen Atkins,Pam Ayres, David Starkey, Shirley Williams, Sebastian Coe, Edward Fox, Jane Asher and Gerald Scarfe among others.

"Guests are like cushions," say Tim and Austin. "They arrive a bit pummelled, but we try to send them off plumped up again."

The magnificent walled garden at Millgate House is an R.H.S. Partnership Garden, and was selected by Alan Titchmarsh in his 'Britain's Best Gardens 2015'. The garden has received almost every accolade going. It is a plantsman’s paradise, packed with interesting plants and features, and it's open every day to the public.

Malcolm Creese Artistic Director The Swaledale Festival

One of the best ten B&Bs in the UK (Sunday Times Travel)

B&B of the Year UK (The Good Hotel Guide)

National César Award (The 'Oscar' of the hotel industry, awarded by the Good Hotel Guide)

"One of the nicest guesthouses in the UK" (Lonely Planet)

"Am I in heaven? How will I force myself, after leaving this unforgettable privately run guesthouse, to stay in a regular hotel?" (Fiona Duncan, the Sunday Telegraph)
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  • We walked past and I really wanted to go in - looked so intriguing, partner not too keen to go in though. Returned next day with him on tow as could not miss the opportunity. Just loved it / love fern...  more »
  • My partner and I have been visiting Millgate House Garden for more than 10 years. It is remarkable in so many ways. This year we've had the opportunity to visit the garden several times from winter th...  more »
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  • Fabulous visit with our ladies group, we were made very welcome by Tim and Austin and enjoyed their beautiful garden very much. If you are visiting Richmond a visit to this lovely house and garden is a must.
  • Fascinating garden crammed with plants
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