White Willow Lodge is an outstanding luxury lodge set in beautiful Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This fabulous property offers the best of both worlds; breath-taking Yorkshire Dales scenery on your doorstep with the cosmopolitan Spa town of Harrogate just twenty minutes away. The hot tub, stylish interiors and generous living spaces 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-burning stove 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. It's 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 plenty of room for the whole family.
There are three bedrooms in White Willow 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 its 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. 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. Lifted from the pages of an interior magazine this wow factor room boasts a huge free-standing bath and separate walk-in monsoon shower.
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 sun-downer, 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 5 acres of grounds White Willow Lodge is set within. 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 this property requires payment of a £250 security deposit. Parents should note that the grounds of the lodge include a pond which is in full view of the deck - children must be supervised at all times in and around the property.
We do not accept stag or hen groups. Same sex groups by owner approval, please telephone to gain approval before booking.
Set in private grounds down a quiet country lane, White Willow Lodge 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 Trails 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 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 and the several up-market delis in town. And for the nights when cooking seems like too much effort, book dinner in the Michelin-starred Box Tree or head for an Italian on the cool roof Terrace of Piccolinos. Nearby Otley is also a charming Yorkshire town and Chevin Forest park is a great place to blow off some steam.
Venture across to nearby Pateley Bridge, 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.
White Willow Lodge is also just twenty minutes 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. And 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 Bettys!
And if you want to explore Yorkshire's cities, Leeds is just a short drive away and is packed with designer shops, cafes and top-notch restaurants. The historic walled city of York is only a forty minute drive away and boosts exquisite architecture and cobbled streets. Other nearby attractions include Harewood House, Bolton Abbey and the RHS Gardens as Harlow Carr. There is just so much to see and do here!