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White Willow Lodge

Harrogate, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Luxury
Family friendly
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful family lodge set in wonderful countryside
  • Prefect for exploring the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Visit the bustling towns of Otley, Ilkley and Pateley Bridge
  • This is a great holiday base for keen walkers, cyclists and nature-lovers
  • Explore the historic Victorian spa town of Harrogate
  • Enjoy breathtaking walks or take a soak in the hot tub
Property code: G0176

Set in beautiful Nidderdale, this outstanding lodge is a perfect holiday home for a family looking for a secluded spot in lovely countryside which is also close to the thriving spa town of Harrogate.

Welcome to this outstanding luxury lodge set in beautiful Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This fabulous property offers the best of both worlds; breathtaking Yorkshire Dales scenery on your doorstep and the cosmopolitan Spa town of Harrogate just ten miles away. The hot tub, stylish interiors and generous living space really provide the wow factor, perfect for families or groups of friends looking for something extra special.

This brand-new contemporary lodge is tucked away on a secluded hillside in the southern Yorkshire Dales. Completed to an extremely high standard by its owners it offers the comfort of a luxury self-catering holiday, with all the cosiness and warmth of a log cabin escape.

Downstairs you'll find a spacious open-plan living area home to the kitchen, dining area and lounge. A wood burner keeps everything nice and toasty, while floor to ceiling windows offer uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. The lounge features two comfy sofas to curl up on and entertainment is provided by the large TV complete with Netflix & Freeview. High-speed Wi-Fi is also available.

The kitchen sits to the rear of this area. Its elegant grey units are well stocked with all the equipment you'll need to rustle up and serve a family dinner. The usual mod cons are provided including a dishwasher, gas hob, oven/microwave and fridge with a full-size freezer. A washing machine and tumble dryer are also available in the utility on the landing, handy if you have muddy walking clothes to wash and dry off. The dining table sits by the wood burner, a delight on colder mornings when you can enjoy a long lazy breakfast by the fire. The table seats 6 people comfortably, so there's plenty of room for the whole family.

There are three bedrooms in the lodge, two of which are on the ground floor. In the first bedroom, you'll find a lovely wooden king-size bed and double aspect windows letting in lots of light. Next door is the second good-sized bedroom. With two single beds, it's perfect for little ones or those who prefer their own space at night. Both bedrooms share a ground floor shower room with a large walk-in monsoon shower.

Make your way up the bespoke wooden staircase to find the stunning master bedroom. There's lots to love about this room including its super king-size bed, generous proportions and private south-facing decked area with a glass balcony. Snuggle up on the chair here at dusk and see if you can spot any of the local wildlife. The master bathroom is set just across the landing and could have come out of the pages of an interior magazine, boasting a huge free-standing bath and separate walk-in monsoon shower.

There's much to enjoy outside too. Doors from the open-plan living space lead directly out onto the south-facing wooden deck at the front of the lodge. With elegant rattan garden furniture, it's the perfect spot for a sundowner, with blankets provided to keep you snug as the sun sets. And of course, the bubbling hot tub is also here ready and waiting for you. Sink in and enjoy the amazing views!

Beyond the deck explore the five acres of grounds. Children will delight in discovering the stream and packhorse bridge. There are also sheep and cows roaming freely which graze in the adjoining fields.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin, 1 super-king-size
  • 1 bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower and WC
  • 1 shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • Dishwasher, hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV with Netflix, wood burner
  • Hot tub
  • Garden with furniture
  • Ample off-road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Regret no dogs
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Pub within 2 miles
  • Shop within 4 miles
  • Harrogate 10 miles
  • Parents should note that there is a pond in full view of the deck – children should be supervised at all times
  • Please note hen/stag parties must contact the office prior to booking - an additional security deposit is payable

Set in private grounds down a quiet country lane, this property enjoys a stunning elevated position overlooking the Washburn Valley in Nidderdale (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). There are miles of moorland and woodland walks right from the doorstep taking in some spectacular local scenery. This area is particularly well known for its reservoirs and you can see several from the headlands surrounding the lodge.

The area is heaven for walkers who can explore the dales without having to jump in the car. It's equally good for cycling enthusiasts, with Stainburn Forest Mountain Bike Trail Centre just up the hill and miles of challenging road and off-road routes nearby.

If you like to keep one foot on urban ground, head a few miles down into Ilkley (8 miles) for the day. Highly regarded for its stylish architecture and beautiful floral displays, there's plenty to see and do in this elegant Victorian town. Take a turn around the gardens down by the river, indulge in afternoon tea at Betty's, explore the many independent shops and boutiques, making sure you pick up something yummy for tea from one of the several upmarket delis in town. For those nights when cooking seems like too much effort, book dinner in a local restaurant. Nearby Otley (4 miles) is also a charming Yorkshire town and Chevin Forest Park (5 miles) is a great place to blow off some steam.

Venture across to nearby Pateley Bridge (12 miles), a charming little market town very typical of this area of Yorkshire. The main street is peppered with cafes, restaurants, local stores, quality butchers and a fantastic wine shop, everything you need to stock up for your stay. You'll also find the self-proclaimed 'Oldest Sweet Shop in England' here dating back to the early 1800s - little has changed inside since then.

The property is also just ten miles from the cosmopolitan Spa town of Harrogate, a must during any visit to this area. Encircled by its famous 'Stray' or '1,000 acres' of horseshoe-shaped grassland, Harrogate has a bright and breezy open-air feel and is characterised by its impressive floral displays. As you would expect of such a bustling upbeat town, Harrogate boasts over 300 bars and restaurants together with all the shops, swimming pools, cinemas, parks and gardens you could ever wish for. Don't leave without indulging in a Fat Rascal and cup of Yorkshire Tea at Betty's!

If you want to explore Yorkshire's cities, Leeds is 18 miles away and is packed with designer shops, cafes and top-notch restaurants. The historic walled city of York is slightly further at 30 miles, boasting exquisite architecture and cobbled streets. Other nearby attractions include Harewood House, Bolton Abbey and the RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr. There is just so much to see and do here!

This property is personally managed by Phil.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Jill 26th February 2019

Went with our family for husbands 60th birthday. Wonderful time, weather lovely lodge fabulous and the views amazing!!

Reviewed by Richard 23rd February 2019

Beautiful place with everything you need in one place. Kids loved it aswell

Reviewed by Nadine 19th February 2019

Peaceful, break with fabulous views. Beautiful lodge

Reviewed by Lorraine 12th February 2019

The most amazing cottage. No expense has been spared to make it a fabulous retreat. It was my birthday and on arrival we were greeted with a food hamper, birthday cake and balloon. So thoughtful, the owner even came down to see if we had settled in ok. Stunning views and lots of places for walking. Thoroughly recommend the Lodge and would certRead moreainly go back Hide

Reviewed by Anna 5th February 2019

Lovely lodge in peaceful surroundings..ideal for chilling and relaxing. Hot tub a bonus, everything you could need available.. scored slightly lower for the lack of tvs in 2 of the bedrooms and the nearest shop being so far away but overall a lovely stay??

Reviewed by Kristen 19th January 2019

White Willow Lodge is perfect. We are seasoned self-caterers; as pedantic about the quality and comfort of facilities as we are obsessive about cleanliness. White Willow ticked all of the boxes. The lodge is picture perfect from the outside, a kind of fairy-tale Alpine style set in the most beautiful, quiet valley with views which you cant really dRead moreo justice to with words. There are many walks straight from the door (reservoir walks are nice); climbing into the hot tub afterwards while watching the sun go down and breathing in the fresh air was such a pleasure. Although you feel in the middle of nowhere, Otley and Ilkley are a short drive away and full of shops, bars and restaurants as well as pretty river walks. Inside the Lodge is equally stunning. The master bedroom/bathroom has an amazing sense of space with wonderful views and a huge, comfortable bed. The living space is cosy yet spacious with stunning panoramic views. We settled in very quickly, didnt want to leave and have thought about White Willow frequently since we returned home. Another booking is planned when we can fit it in but I suspect this will become one of those places that gets booked up very quickly.I dont really have any negatives but I would echo the comments of another guest who said that 1. a full length mirror would be useful and 2. The second lodge planned for next door (the base can be seen from kitchen window) would slightly compromise that very special feeling of privacy you get with this lodge. Overall its just great. Five stars all the way. Love it! Hide

Reviewed by Aneesha 13th January 2019

The beautiful White Willow Lodge, a little gem in the middle of the woods...thats what it felt like! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will be returning again! It is a good location because although the lodge feels like it is set away from everywhere else the village of Otley is only 10 minutes away and has all the shops, pubs and restaurantsRead more you would need. The only think I would have liked was a full length mirror in one of the bedrooms. They are currently building another lodge right next to this one and I wonder if that would detract from the unique experience that this lodge provides. Hide

Reviewed by Anna 5th January 2019

Had a fabulous stay here in this wonderful lodge! Would recommend ?

Reviewed by Tina 18th December 2018

What a fantastic place, if I could rate it a 20 I would, absolutely beautiful spot, everything about the lodge is pristine and comfortable, finished to an extremely high standard. The location is ideal, close enough to amenities but secluded enough for a totally relaxing and peaceful stay, the finishing touches and the attention to detail with theRead more welcome pack is perfect. I cannot recommend this enough, had a fantastic stay and will definitely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 4th December 2018

Fantastic cottage, welcomed with a hamper, all mod cons, local wildlife on show, master bedroom was very spacious with its own balcony.

Reviewed by Emma 24th November 2018

Fabulous lodge. Everything was perfect! Such luxury.

Reviewed by Catherine 13th November 2018

Stunning cottage with great attention to detail. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise. Felt so relaxed all weekend thanks to gorgeous views and surroundings. Would love to return.

Reviewed by Matt 12th November 2018

We had a fantastic four-night stay at White Willow Lodge as part of our mini-moon. The lodge is stunning and is very well fitted out with everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The location is superb for a complete getaway from busy modern life, while still being within close driving distance to Otley. We drove into Harrogate and Read moreYork for a couple of lovely days out and enjoyed a fantastic evening meal at the Box Tree in Ilkley via a taxi. There is a fantastic variety of walking to enjoy in the local area and a particular highlight for us was a loop of Swinsty Reservoir.Overall, I would highly recommend White Willow Lodge as a base for exploring this part of Yorkshire, my only wish would be to have a pub/restaurant within walking distance, but you can't have it all! Hide

Reviewed by Barry 7th November 2018

Stunning modern and homely lodge set in the countryside. Surrounded by walks, hills and wildlife but only a short drive to the nearest Town. Very relaxing stay with lovely day trips to Fountains Abbey, Stockeld Park, Brimham Rocks and Bolton Abbey all within 30 minutes. Would recommend!

Reviewed by Alan 6th November 2018

What a fantastic place white willow lodge is ,we had an amazing weekend will definitely be booking again !!!

Reviewed by James 1st November 2018

We had an amazing week. In a beautiful and peaceful location in a fantastic property. The hot tub was a huge hit and very cosy and comfortable. We were well looked after by John and Steve. Thank you.

Reviewed by Natasha 9th October 2018

Absolutely stunning lodge with everything you need. We loved the hot tub and the views and wildlife. We enjoyed a trip into Harrogate and a walk to the Timble Inn. Most definitely would recommend!

Reviewed by Mark 2nd October 2018

White willow lodge is perfect in every way. The lodge is beautifully designed with everything you will ever need while staying here. The view from the upstairs balcony is stunning all of the bedding and furnishings are beautiful. Every room was just gorgeous. The hot tub views take your breath away. Owners give you a warm welcome and the welcome goRead moreodies are a lovely gesture. We will be backs soon as we can as we enjoyed our stay so much. If you are reading this thinking about booking just book you will not be disappointed it has the WOW factor.Thank you White Willow Lodge Mark and Louise Hide

Reviewed by Karen 26th September 2018

Wonderful stay in this cozy lodge. Views are great from the jacuzzi and we liked nothing better than sitting in there with our drinks at the end of a day walking, watching all the wildlife going about their business - pheasants, ducks, hawks, sheep, rabbits etc.The lodge is very well equipped with everything you'd need to set up home for a few daysRead more or longer. The master bed (the only one I can comment on) was sooooo comfy that we both slept so well and woke far later than we normally would - which meant we had the best relaxing holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Calum 18th September 2018

Beautiful woodland lodge in a great location, not too far from nice places to eat & drink.Local town only 10 minutes by car. ?

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Location

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With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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