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Woodpecker Lodge

(Ref. 969614)

Gargrave, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Our 2nd visit to the lodges and were not disappointed very clean and comfortable ..."

    Our 2nd visit to the lodges and were not disappointed very clean and comfortable everything you needed was provided also just a short walk from the village and a couple of pubs but I recommend you take a torch all in all a lovely stay in a peaceful location

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Dec 2023

  • "Just what you want for a holiday,everything absolutely spot on and as described,superb accommodation."

    Faultless, been before and will return again.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely lodge very clean and tidy couldn't ask for any better easy to find nice ..."

    Lovely lodge very clean and tidy couldn't ask for any better easy to find nice quite location will look forward to staying again

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "We absolutely loved this place."

    It was so very peaceful, and a great location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. The Masons Arms food (just down the road) was great, as was the Indian in the village and the fish and chip shop. We will definitely book again. The only negative was the lack of Wi-Fi, but we got use to the peacefulness of not having it.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very pleasant cottage!"

    We would love to stay there forever xx

    Reviewed by Maki5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped, and maintained lodge in a great position by the river."

    We enjoyed watching the local wildlife, oyster catchers, rabbits play. Site easy walk to Gargrave with excellent access to lots of local walks. Only downside is the lodges are very close together, so you are at the mercy of the other occupants of the site. Being woken up before 7am by the bass thud thud thud reverberating through the entire lodge from next doors music was not great, I didn’t mark it down for this, as not Sykes / the owners fault. Shame as apart from this it would have been perfect.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Apr 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend."

    A few comments for your information:- the locks on both doors are very hard to use, the front door appears to be locked when it isnt, perhaps some WD40 would help? The skylight leak by the sink, was a bit of a pain, but that has been reported. We had to buy a rubber bathmat for the bath as it was not safe for an elderly person to use without, would be worth buying and have in the bathroom. I echo another visitors comment about the sofa being uncomfortable, it sort of eats you up! A minor niggle, I have never been asked to strip the linen off the beds before, when leaving, which I don't like to have to do, and was surprised to see no pillow protectors on the pillows. Other than those few points all was good and we were pleased that it was nice and warm, especially when it snowed.

    Reviewed by Alyson4.4Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely brilliant week,the lodge was just perfect,beautiful location,exactly what we wanted."

    Nice to have a decent sized bed,and loved the en-suite shower,again a decent size,I am not a small man.The utility room was brilliant,much appreciated by my partner with two children to keep clean.It was a real home from home and perfect for what we wanted,already contemplating a return visit.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Feb 2023

  • "Three piece suite neads replacing."

    Freezer draws still broken as they were last year.appart from that,lovely.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Nov 2022

  • "We have stayed at Woodpecker Lodge twice and another lodge once, we have always been very happy with the cleanliness and comfort with the accommodation."

    Would recommend Milton Park Lodges to anyone. Fabulous holiday destination.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Oct 2022

  • "Perfect location"

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Sep 2022

  • "An absolutely beautiful cabin in a stunning location, very well maintained and in immaculate condition."

    We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Donnie5.0Aug 2022

  • "First class."

    ..wonderful peaceful setting...thank you...

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Only faults were walk in shower base in en suite was very slippy and we had to buy a shower mat to prevent a fall happening, and looking at the other lodges it appears there are blinds in the second bedroom which we not present here. As this room was occupied by adults and also was facing the entrance it was quite exposed. Overall we had a very enjoyable holiday

    Reviewed by S5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great cottage in convenient location, with everything we could need, we really enjoyed our stay."

    A couple of minor points; no blinds in the second bedroom which meant it was very bright even with curtains drawn (not ideal for our children who woke very early, and may be a privacy issue when new lodges are built next door), there was some half eaten food in cupboards that hadn’t been cleaned out before we arrived, and the lodge next door played music which whilst not especially loud was disturbing as the bass really carried. Notwithstanding these small points we would recommend and come back!

    Reviewed by Jessica4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely setting and great accommodation."

    There was some noise from a neighbouring lodge who were doing some work for which we were compensated for without us even notifying the owners - thank you very much. We had a lovely meal at the local Indian restaurant as a result. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.4May 2022

  • "As a self catering property not enough utensils and crockery eg the only large serving spoon was for serving veg, no small breakfast glasses, could do with some bowls suitable for serving pasta/rice dishes, and for cooking them in."

    Disappointed with the skimpy bath towels. As a top notch property should have the large bath sheets. Property could do with WiFi connection. Crumbs and un wiped food debris on table and table mats. Black mould on shelves in shower. Having said our niggles, we would recommend the property and return ourselves. It was warm with comfy beds and nice bed linen. Nice location. Thank you

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful lodge in peaceful location,everything we needed"

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely luxurious Lodge."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2021

  • "Gorgeous lodge in a peaceful setting."

    Good quality finish and well set out inside and out. The best lodge, cottage etc we have stayed in. Two very small suggestions:We were there in December and the decking got very slippery. Perhaps a warning sign? Unsure if pans suitable for oven so did not risk it. A casserole dish with a lid would be useful. Would love to go back again. Gail and Mike

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely had a fantastic week and will definitely be booking again !"

    The only thing we could fault was the shower screen on bath had no bottom seal and water flowed out making the floor hazardous. Other than that fantastic, lovely and cosy, beds really comfy too.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2021

  • "This really is a beautiful holiday home in a peaceful and delightful setting alongside a gently flowing river."

    It was clean and warm [we stayed in November] and would thoroughly recommend for anyone who needs to stay near Skipton for a holiday. Very well equipped for four persons to stay. The Gargrave station is an ideal start point if you wish to travel the Settle to Carlisle scenic railway journey. This is not a complaint but an observation for future guests there is no Wi-Fi or broadband available at the lodge and with the covid restrictions no attraction leaflets are allowed so you would need to do homework before you travel regarding things to do while staying.. Future guest will have a great time just as we did. Thanks to the owners for making the lodge available to us

    Reviewed by Ivan4.7Nov 2021

  • "Superb accomodation,amazing lighting."

    Beautiful bathrooms.would benefit with a hot tub set into decking.overall very enjoyable stay.would definitely return to the woodpecker.thank you.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2021

  • "The lodge was excellent in every way but although the site was well kept the location was mediocre with no views from it."

    The are about 7 or 8 lodges on the site with clearly at least another 7 planned and as far as we are concerned we would not visit the site again. Gargrave is a good centre for visiting the southern Dales of Ribblesdale, Malhamdale and Wharfedale and the Trough of Bowland, a lot less busy area, is well worth a visit. We would particularly commend visiting the Keelham Farm Shop about 3 miles away just on the Skipton side of the A59 bypass to do your food shopping. A refreshing change from the Tesco's of this world.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic stay , very clean spacious."

    This site lodge is very peaceful and relaxing. Ideal for chilling not doing much or getting out walking. Really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Aug 2021

  • "Found breakfast cereal in top cupboard."

    So wondered if it had been cleaned properly.with having the only lodge with a view of the river,we had people walking round the river side of the lodge which took away the private side of the if you wanted to sit outside for breakfast or dinner.Also no slice to turn a egg in the pan.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely peaceful lodge, lots of wildlife around , lovely to hear the birds singing."

    Only a handful of lodges which facilitated the peacefulness ... overalls lovely. Would be nicer to check in a little earlier and have an extra hour in the morning .. zither than that PERFECT!

    Reviewed by Linda4.7May 2021

  • "Lovely setting."

    ideal for exploring the dales. beautiful lodge.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2021

  • "Fabulous lodge."

    Very comfortable and warm Great location for walking the canal

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2020


    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Aug 2020

  • "Absolutely stunning Lodge, pictures on line didn't do it full justice."

    Beautiful location, so quiet and peaceful. Can't wait to go back. Huge thank you for going that extra mile with the letter which was left for us. Will 100% use sykes again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2020

  • "An excellent lodge, very comfortable and clean, the freezer needs defrosting as we could only manage to open the bottom drawer, and Wi-Fi would be nice but would highly recommend this lodge."

    It is in a beautiful location with everything you need a couple of pubs, gift and cafe shop full of character, a co op full of everyday items and in the middle of beautiful countryside. Kelham farmers market is a must, the store is fabulous for fresh food and good cafe but you have to wait a while to be served. A great holiday.

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.1Feb 2020

  • "Wonderful location, beautifully furnished and equipped lodge."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2019

  • "The Woodpecker lodge was absolutely fantastic and it had everything that we needed for our holiday."

    Very high standard and quality lodge and set in a lovely peaceful location but within close proximity to the local amenities. Plenty of places to go and visit nearby and to explore what the Yorkshire Dales has to offer.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful lodge in very pleasant surroundings."

    Very clean and modern and had everything we needed. Convenient base from which to explore the Dales. Would definitely stay here again. JB

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 2019

  • "The accommodation was gorgeous- the views fantastic and we are definitely coming back."

    It’s lovely overlooking the river and having the private deck to spot birds and enjoy the view. The lodge was well kitted out and the beds extremely comfy. WiFi would be a nice addition. We had a lovely holiday here and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2018

  • "The lodge was warm and !"

    Ight. I stayed with my elderly mother and the facilities were excellent. We enjoyed looking out over the countryside and watching the rabbits play in the sunshine. I would be happy to recommend.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at Woodpecker Lodge."

    We found the property to be ideally located with easy access to Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales. The lodge is situated adjacent to the river and we enjoyed watching the wildlife including cows, sheep, rabbits and even a kingfisher! We found the property to be beautifully furnished and extremely well presented. There are all the facilities you could require. The only thing I would have added would have been blinds in the bedrooms to match those in the living area. Also, Wi-Fi would have been a real bonus. We would highly recommend Woodpecker Lodge and hope to come back in future.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Aug 2018

  • "Great location,superb lodge,site not fully developed yet so a very good time to visit,Woodpecker does have river view ,Squirrel does not."

    Herons Oyster Catchers Kingfisher all on the river.Blinds in bedrooms would be a welcome addition.All in all really good accommodation.

    Reviewed by Max5.0Jun 2018

  • "We have just had a wonderful weeks holiday there very relaxing and spotless clean"

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Jun 2018

  • "The only thing I would recommend is to tarmac the complete driveway down to the lodge"

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Mar 2018

  • "Beautiful chalet ,had everything you need ."

    Beautiful location wildlife on your doorstep. Amazing support from the team looking after the chalet. Would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Feb 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility.
  • LPG central heating and underfloor heating in bathroom
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and DVD player and please note no DVD's are provided
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Decking with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Electric car charging is not permitted (charging point situated at Skipton Town Hall car park)
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 10 minute walk Note: If you require the zip/link 2'6" twin beds to be made into the king-size double, please contact Sykes Cottages seven days before arrival
  • Please note: No stag/hen/similar parties are allowed at this property
  • Please note: there is £100 good housekeeping bond for this property

The property

A sumptuous, well-located wooden lodge sat in the delightful North Yorkshire village of Gargrave.

Perfect for friends and family to come and stay, Woodpecker comes with excellent facilities and superb views of the nearby River Aire.

There is a wonderful open plan living area comprising of a well-appointed and modern kitchen with a breakfast bar, as well as a dining table and a cosy sitting area with a wall-mounted TV.

Get a great nights' sleep with the bedrooms in this lodge, they have comfortable beds and stylish bed linen, one of them have classy en-suite shower room to make you feel right at home.

Woodpecker also offers an exquisite family bathroom with contemporary tiling.

The sitting area provides bi-folding doors which reveal an excellent decking with plenty of furniture to sit out and enjoy a drink whilst appreciating the views.

This property is lovely and warm in the winter, and the bathroom has the extra addition of under floor heating.

Gargave is a great place for a holiday with wonderful scenery and a fine selection of shops as well as places to eat and drink.

The sublime market town of Skipton is nearby, offering fantastic facilities.

For you outdoor enthusiasts, the Yorkshire Dales National Park is easy accessible if you are after walking, cycling and wildlife spotting opportunities.

Woodpecker is a brilliant lodge in a lovely countryside location. This property can also be booked with Squirrel Lodge (reference 950869) or Robin Lodge (reference 1014369).

Milton Park Lodges

If your specific property is not available for your chosen dates, the following properties may be available - 969614 (Woodpecker Lodge), 1014369 (Robin Lodge), 950869 (Squirrel Lodge), 1044657 (Otter Lodge). Five wonderfully appointed lodge-style dwellings resting within the village of Gragrave, with breath-taking views of the River Aire. The lodges are perfect for a relaxing holiday with your loved ones or even an action packed adventure for those looking to explore this area of Yorkshire, steeped with history and character. The interior design of the property enjoys a contemporary styling with large glass windows that flood the rooms with natural light to ensure delightful bases to come back to of an evening. They each come with a spacious open-plan living room, where you will find all the necessities to host a relaxing evening in with your loved ones, comprising of an amply equipped kitchen, a quaint dining area and a plush sitting area. Spend a moment or two upon the private decked area to enjoy a refreshing beverage whilst taking in the countryside views. If you fancy a special treat one evening you will find a local pub within a short stroll and a shop within one mile for picking up the necessities. If you are feeling active, enjoy a walk within Skipton Wood which lies along the ancient castle. Alternatively, explore miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which plays host to an array of breath-taking landscapes and thriving villages. Milton Park Lodges offer an outstanding base for exploring the area further with your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Skipton 4 miles; Settle 12 miles.

A pretty village on the banks of the River Aire, around 7 miles from Malham, with its spectacular limestone cove and scar. In the village you will find a selection of places to eat including a fantastic Indian restaurant, along with a small selection of pubs, cafes and shops. Traversed by the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, cycle route 68 and the Pennine Way, Gargrave is a fantastic base for exploring this part of Yorkshire. Four miles away is the ancient market town of Skipton — “The Gateway to the Dales” — with its historic castle and celebrated high street. On the border of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this is an ideal location for walking, cycling and touring.

Electric car charging is not permitted (charging point situated at Skipton Town Hall car park).

Please note: No stag/hen/similar parties are allowed at this property

Please note: there is £100 good housekeeping bond for this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas