- A lovely cottage, well cared for. A couple of issues re door handle and smoking fire in living room that we notified housekeeper of. Very friendly and efficient.
Published on: 25 February 2018
Gilling Lodge is a magnificent 6-bedroom / 5 bathroom Georgian manor house sitting at the heart of a pretty award-winning village near Richmond. This beautiful 1730's listed house combines style, elegance and comfort to create the perfect large luxury holiday home. It's the ultimate choice for families and groups of friends looking for that special place to celebrate or catch up.
Subject to a recent and outstanding restoration, Gilling Lodge has been transformed into a stunning family residence. There is a grand appeal to the interiors but the classic contemporary styling has given it a contented and relaxed charm. Stepping into the entrance hall with its heated stone flooring and Portland stone cantilever staircase, you sense immediately that this is an historic country home with 21st Century comforts.
Make your way along the hallway with its warm oak flooring underfoot and into the heart of the home, a fabulous large kitchen which is perfect for cooking, entertaining and dining. With the AGA keeping it toasty warm and a huge marble covered kitchen island to gather around, it's the perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks each evening. Double doors lead to the formal dining room with its wonderful views out to the gardens and French doors onto the terrace. A room just waiting to be filled with the sound of laughter from diners stretching long into the night.
Continuing on through another set of double doors is the beautifully appointed drawing room full of period features including a stunning marble fireplace. French doors from the drawing room lead onto a handsome walled garden, croquet lawn and outdoor stone fireplace - perfect to gather around for an evening cocktail under the stars. The interlinking flow of the principal reception rooms makes Gilling Lodge a unique and outstanding home for families to come together on a grand scale.
Another luxurious addition to the lodge is the high-tech cinema room with a large high-definition screen with integrated surround sound. A log burner brings a cosy feel to the snug, making it perfect for younger guests to escape to whilst the parents unwind next door. There's a downstairs boot room and WC too.
All of the bedrooms are upstairs and are set over two floors. The first is a breath-taking en-suite master bedroom with stunning views of the formal gardens and countryside beyond. Star of the show in the bathroom is a beautiful free-standing bath sitting in the centre of the room. There's also a double walk-in shower in here and a separate WC discreetly behind a hidden door.
The second bedroom is a delightful family room which includes a double bed and two singles. A further double bedroom sits next door and both rooms share a family bathroom. At the front of the house you'll find the fourth bedroom, a lovely double with views over the enclosed courtyard and an en-suite shower room & WC. There's also a dressing area in this room if you like a little more space. And next door to that is the fifth bedroom, another double again enjoying its own bathroom with shower and WC.
The top floor features a generous room set in the eaves of the house which has 2 double beds and a fabulous luxurious bathroom with a feature free-standing bath and large walk-in shower. It's the sort of bathroom you just won't want to leave. The landing provides a quiet reading area with large picture sky light windows providing lovely views of the paddocks surrounding the house and the village beyond.
Matching the stunning interiors of this large luxury Yorkshire holiday home are the gorgeous gardens. Take a turn about the formal garden breathing in the scent of lavender on a warm summer evening. Release the children into the large lawned area where they can burn off steam, safe in the knowledge that they are enclosed and safe. Settle down to an al fresco lunch or dinner on the majestic stone terrace to the front of the house, with that gorgeous Georgian facade as your backdrop...
Gilling Lodge really is a property to get excited about. Book a holiday here and you will remember it for a lifetime...
Pets may be allowed - please enquire. Please note hen parties must confirm at the point of booking and are subject to a larger security deposit.
This property requires a payment of a £500 security deposit / £1000 for single sex parties.
Gilling Lodge has a great location set at the Northern tip of the Yorkshire Dales, and with less than an hour's drive to the coast and the City of York it's an ideal basecamp from which to strike out and discover these unique Yorkshire locations. Reeth and the stunning landscapes of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale are within easy reach. It's also well placed for a day trip over the Lakes if you want to explore that area too.
The cottage is set in the heart of a very pretty village. There's a great dining pub called the White Swan just a stone's throw from the house and if you're a bit of a foodie there are several excellent dining pubs in the area including The Morritt Arms Hotel, the gorgeous Oak Tree Inn in Hutton Magna, the Black Bull at Moulton, the Shoulder of Mutton at Middleton Tyas and The Bay Horse at Hurworth. Mainsgill, an award winning Deli, tea-room and farm shop is also just minutes from the Lodge. It's also the perfect location if you enjoy walking. There are lots of beautiful walks from the doorstep and in fact its well-known as a great starting point for walking - seasoned walkers come from miles around to set off from the village.
North of Gilling Lodge is the charming town of Barnard Castle. Recently listed as one of the top 10 places to live in the UK, it's a pretty little place with a host of shops, cafes and pubs to explore. The excellent Bowes Museum is here and is well worth a visit. And as the name would suggest there's an historic castle to explore too.
This stunning large luxury cottage is also just a few miles away from Richmond, an historic market town with much to offer the discerning holiday-maker. Explore the cobbled market square or head up towards Richmond Castle for a slice of Yorkshire history. Just a short drive through Richmond takes you into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales proper. Head up towards Reeth and on towards Hawes in Wensleydale for a true taste of this magnificent countryside. Stop at the Wensleydale Heiffer for lunch before heading back to the comfort of your cosy cottage.
Further south, you'll find the pretty market town of Northallerton where handsome Georgian houses line the long main street. The wonderful Betty's Tearooms is here as is a fantastic local deli, Lewis & Cooper's Food Emporium and of course the quintessentially Yorkshire department store of Barkers.
To take in the North York Moors head further south still and brave it up Sutton Bank, the view from the top said by some to be the finest in all of England. The gorgeous market town of Helmsley makes for the perfect pit-stop and if you feel like something special for lunch make your way to the Star Inn at Harome.
And if you feel like a spot of pampering, there's also a fantastic Spa just a few miles down the road.