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24th October 2018

Local property Little Cobblestone receives coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor has given Richmond’s holiday cottage Little Cobblestone its exclusive Certificate of Excellence accolade – presented to the best of TripAdvisor Rentals’ hundreds of thousands of homes.

The Certificate of Excellence is given annually to those properties that provide consistently outstanding experiences and whose owners offer first-class customer service to their guests.

Owners of Little Cobblestone, the holiday cottage that received the accolade, Mike and Beverley Smith said that they are thrilled with the recognition.

“We are very pleased to earn Certificate of Excellence for our property Little Cobblestone. We have listed with TripAdvisor Rentals for several years and we always strive to provide great customer service. It’s great to be rewarded by TripAdvisor Rentals after all of the hard work put in by ourselves and our friends; who prepare the properties to the highest standard. It is wonderful to know that our many guests over the last year have really valued their stay. Our aim is to build on this achievement for our second property next door; 2CS Richmond”
Laurel Greatrix, Communications Director, TripAdvisor Rentals, said: “We’re excited to recognise and honour the top homes and homeowners on our site. This is a hard-earned accolade, and we’d like to thank these property owners for their dedication to providing travellers with consistently outstanding experiences.”

Little Cobblestone and 2CS Richmond are available to book on TripAdvisor Rentals, where travellers can search, compare and book hundreds of thousands of properties worldwide. Choose properties with Payment Protection to enjoy safe and secure payment.


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The Certificate of Excellence recognises properties that meet strict criteria, which take into account customer service as well as quantity and quality of reviews. 

About TripAdvisor Rentals
TripAdvisor Rentals is the holiday rentals branch of TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. Travellers can search, compare and book hundreds of thousands of rental properties worldwide on TripAdvisor Rentals, including beach houses, ski cabins, private islands, treehouses and city apartments. Feel confident in your decision with our Payment Protection. For more information, please visit: TripAdvisor Rentals.

A picture paints a thousand words.

With its imperious Norman castle keep, timeless cobbled market place, rambling river, iconic doorstep fells, moors and dales, there is no doubting that Richmond is a visual feast. It really is a case of seeing is believing to appreciate just how beautiful this town & the area really is.

Following a thorough makeover, Little Cobblestone is now open and ready for business Our 2 bedroomed holiday let cottage makes an ideal town & country companion for sightseeing, rest and relaxation. Nestled neatly behind the historic marketplace is a modern home away from home with a great twist. We have teamed up with seriously talented local photographer, Guy Carpenter to bring the outdoors indoors.

Richmond Rainbow

A rainbow stretches over Richmond Castle. One of Guy Carpenter’s fine pictures of Richmond

Stunning photographic prints adorn the walls drawing the visitor into “must see” vistas and views. Each print is carefully chosen to inspire exploration both near and far, offering a totally unique and local insight, removing the guess work on where to go and what to see.

Good holidays make lasting memories.  Staying at Little Cobblestone there’s no need to trust your stay to memory. All the prints on display are available for sale, as are postcards and a 2017 postcard calendar; just ask us for details or visit Guy’s website,

We are aiming  to combine Guy’s photography into our very own  local walks guide, so you can track down each location for yourself. What are you waiting for book your stay now by visiting our website

Happy Easter.

Prints kindly supplied by Guy Carpenter adorn the walls of Little Cobblestone

Prints kindly supplied by Guy Carpenter adorn the walls of Little Cobblestone

We’re now on airbnb


2CS Richmond are now proud to be listed on airbnb giving our guests even greater choice and adding another well known booking channel to our portfolio. We hope that this will help to spread the word of 2CS and generate new business although it is important to remember that we charge no commission if  you book with us directly on our website. Sites such as TripAdvisor and Airbnb charge our guests an uplift on rates and we would much prefer that you get the best value possible for your self catering holiday!

You can see our listing on airbnb here

The Green Howards Museum, Richmond

Following the recent The Royal Lancers amalgamation parade in Richmond attended by Her Majesty The Queen, another Military regiment is celebrating a different milestone. The Green Howards Museum, located in Richmond Market Place, has reopened to the public following a £1.7m refurbishment funded in part by the Heritage Lottery Fund. (more…)