Millgate House

Richmond, Yorkshire

A trove of arts décoratifs is ‘trustingly displayed’ in this Georgian house, ‘in a good situation off the market square’. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A trove of arts décoratifs is ‘trustingly displayed’ in this Georgian town house, ‘in a good situation off the market square’. Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch’s eye for ‘silver, china, glass, clocks, pictures and more’ has turned their ‘nicely designed, roomy, welcoming’ B&B into a collector’s paradise – and a nightmare for fans of minimalism or parents of young children. Individually decorated with antiques (polished chests and wardrobes, elegant dressing tables) and vintage prints, the bedrooms might have a private sitting room with an old fireplace and copious paperbacks; a bathroom with cast iron bath and walk-in shower; or dual-aspect windows gazing across the ‘glorious’ walled garden towards the River Swale. Minor niggle: ‘Our spacious, quiet room could have done with more lighting and coat-hangers.’ To match the award-winning garden, which teems with ferns, shrubs, roses and clematis, there is an ‘outstanding’ breakfast: ‘a generous buffet, delicious home-made marmalade, toast and croissant’. Burn it off with a ‘lovely walk along the river to Easby Abbey’s romantic ruins’ – the bare 12th-century stones are a counterpoint to the busy, ‘wonderfully eccentric’ B&B.

Hotel details


3 Millgate
DL10 4JN


01748 823571




all year.


hall, drawing room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room digital TV, ¹⁄³-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

occasional soft classical.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in public rooms and bedrooms (not unattended).

Credit cards



per room B&B £125–£165.

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Comments about Millgate House

'This is not a hotel, it is our home,' say caring hosts Tim and Austin. Crammed with treasures including numerous clocks, it stand above their pretty hillside garden. We had a spacious room with an equally spacious sitting room. Delicious breakfast included Austin's bread and Tim's marmalade. Wonderfully eccentric. - CR - May 2018

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide