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Otter Lodge

(Ref. 1044657)

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
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Such a lovely rental!"

    We had a really comfortable 3 night stay. The lodge itself is clean, spacious and decorated to a high standard. It has everything you need as a base to explore the beautiful dales. We intend to come back next year.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2024

  • "We absolutely love staying here."

    It’s not our first time and won’t be our last. Lovely cabin as always, glorious country side , peaceful and beautiful places to explore. Highly recommend to anyone. Thank You. Sally

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Mar 2024

  • "The lodge is absolutely beautiful and cannot fault the cleanliness and appearance at all."

    We just need WIFI!!!! That’s the only thing missing from the lodge The masons arms a few minute drive away is lovely

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Feb 2024

  • "Really nice lodge in a quiet position in Gargrave."

    No facilities on site but this is the type of site we prefer

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, only thing my elderly parent's struggled with was the wet room, fantastic for a disabled person to walk into, but unfortunately there is no grab rail for safety."

    But we did enjoy everything else, especially how quiet the site was, just what was needed.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Aug 2023

  • "Great location, very clean and comfortable."

    Had a great stay would stay again

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Aug 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The lodge offered excellent accommodation - it was very comfortable, clean and well equipped with easy access to local places of interest. The only minor downside was lack of WiFi - we were reliant on 4G which was unreliable on occasions.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    It felt like we were in a mini nature reserve. Excellent accommodation, very comfy and clean. Everything you needed was provided with thought and care. Easy to find the location. Very helpful information provided prior to and on arrival. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2023

  • "We love these log cabins."

    Just booked our 3rd stay. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Mar 2023

  • "Immaculate lodge in great location."

    Not a criticism but if you visited with more than one car parking may be a problem.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Dec 2022

  • "Otter lodge is a beautifully laid out lodge with luxury touches like skirting LED lights in the kitchen and hallway."

    The bedrooms are very cosy with good quality beds and bedding. The open plan living area is very spacious and well arranged. The kitchen would benefit from a teapot but is otherwise very well equipped. The sofas look good but are very low and hard and a bit difficult to get up from. The cleaning looked like it had been rushed, the en-suite had not been cleaned thoroughly but generally the place looks well maintained.

    Reviewed by Shirley4.4Nov 2022

  • "10/10 for Otter lodge."

    Very clean ,comfortable and hint of luxury too.

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely modern and spacious, let down was the sofas very uncomfortable very used, no WiFi for when the weather is bad the TV did not work, so had no back up."

    The onsuite bathroom had a very strong smell of what resembled cat wee. Not enough lighting outside to see the name on the building. we had to get out of the car to find our accommodation. The concealed entrance to the site needs a sign on the road side as we passed it several times.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Oct 2022

  • "The lodge was well presented and comfortable with excellent showers."

    The only small issue was not enough crockery ie mugs. The beds were very comfy. A tad difficult to figure out the heating controls and not sure why the heating came on through the night. However we turned off the radiator in the bedroom so was not a problem. All in all a fabulous week in a beautiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Oct 2022

  • "We all had a very relaxing week at Otter Lodge."

    On arrival we were surprised how spacious the lodge was. It was warm, cosy, clean and inviting. The beds were made up to our request (2 singles zipped in to a double) and very comfy. The showers in the en-suite and main bathroom were amazing, certainly got the blood pumping in the morning before heading out for a day of exploring. Spoke to the owner regarding a maintenance issue, this was dealt with swiftly and promptly on the same day. We would highly recommend this property, ok there’s no broadband BUT there is freesat and sufficient mobile signal should you wish to stream anything on your phone or tablet. Would definitely return here. On a silly sentimental note, the ducks were just charming and entertained us each day. Take some apples if you do stay, they loved them!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2022

  • "The lodge was lovely."

    We enjoyed our stay. It would be easier if there was a sign at the entrance to indicate the park. I found it ridiculous in 2022 that there were no recycling facilities of any kind on the park. We ended up bringing a lot of recycling home with us.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous lodge…."

    .luxurious fittings…..everything was immaculate. Layout of lounge and bedrooms perfect. Extremely comfortable beds, bathroom and shower room en-suite were of a high quality. Setting was in a very peaceful location, very handy for getting out and about in the Dales. The local village quarter of a mile away very quaint and had all local amenities….The Masons arms can recommend for meals. The only thing that lets the lodge down is the lack of Wi-Fi…….you need to search and book online for some things….if you dont have a large data deal on your phone then it becomes a problem. Put Wi-Fi in and it would be perfection.

    Reviewed by Joan4.7Apr 2022

  • "Once again its the second time my wife and I have been to Otter Lodge and it does not disappoint and would recommend this lodge to any one who wants a nice quiet relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Feb 2022

  • "Loved the lodge, great location and it was spotless."

    Really well kitted out apart from a few essential omissions. Was very surprised in this day and age there was a) no internet b) no smart TV - only Freeview!? Also in both bathrooms there was a very a strong smell of cat urine

    Thank you for your feedback. When you book this lodge you would of known there is no internet, this is also the reason for there being no smart tv. It is impossible for this lodge to have a smell of cat urine in the bathrooms as we don't allow pets. Our lodges are cleaned exceptionally well by our dedicated team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven3.8Dec 2021

  • "Lovely lodge, but very disappointing’welcome pack’ - 4 broken biscuits and no local information."

    Not especially clean - food was left in cupboards and toothbrush left beside sink from previous guests. Bedroom mirror was very dirty. Not particularly well equipped - no mixing bowl or wooden spoon, too few glasses, only a single cafetière so couldn’t both have coffee at the same time…

    Thank you for your feedback We do appreciate you taking the time to complete this. The feedback that you have given us is very out of character for this property. The scores and comments are usually 100% in each area. The lodges are cleaned thoroughly on changeover and are equipped with all kitchen equipment. The owners are on hand to help with any queries that you may have during your stay and if they were contacted, they would have attended the lodge straight away to assist you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim2.8Jul 2021

  • "Relaxing, peaceful location."

    Otter Lodge was a wonderful place to stay it had everything you needed. The decking area was private and a nice area to sit and have a drink or something to eat. Bed very comfy and nice linen. Everything spotlessly clean, can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful place."

    Lodge was almost perfect. The only thing to let it down was the lack of WiFi- in this day & age you just expect this would be included All in all we had a lovely break and would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Gary4.7May 2021

  • "A nice 2 night break away, the lodge is lovely."

    We spent most of our time in the lodge and had a few little walks on the canal next to us. A bit pricey at roughly £400 for 2 nights

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Oct 2020

  • "The Otter Lodge in Milton Park is a fantastic place to have a holiday if you are after peace and quiet and lovely surroundings the lodge certainly lives up to its 5 star ratings with all the luxury fittings and feachers and is only minutes from the village of Gargrave which has several small shops including a co-op for all your provisions and can recommend the Masons Arms for a lovely pub meal, I don't think anyone will be disappointed on holiday in this lovely lodge, my wife and I would certainly recommend it."

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fantastic clean modern lodge with everything you need for a short break."

    Lovely location.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space 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
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Private decking area
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Electric car charging is not permitted (charging point situated at Skipton Town Hall car park)
  • Shop within 0.6 miles, pub within 0.4 miles
  • 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: From 20.8.20 this property will no longer accept new bookings with pets on however all bookings made before this date will be honoured
  • Pets may have been at this property up until October 2020
  • 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

Burrowed within the picturesque village of Gargrave, you will find the beautifully appointed Otter Lodge.

Resting on the edge of the outstanding Yorkshire Dales, this attractive abode provides a fantastic base for a couple’s retreat or small family getaway for those travelling with their four-legged friends.

Admire the striking architecture of this fabulous timber lodge as you cross the private decking and make your way into the stylish open-plan living space, kitted out with contemporary furnishings and chic accessories.

Socialise with friends on the stylish sofas as you sip on a warm cup of tea and watch as an entertaining show plays on the wall-mounted TV.

Take a seat at the breakfast bar and crack open a bottle of wine whilst the chef of the group takes to the ultra-sleek kitchen, preparing a delicious three-course dinner with the help of the smart built-in oven and handy gas hob.

Tuck in to your meal at the dining table as you exchange your most memorable moments from the holiday so far before raising a glass to time well-spent with loved ones.

Indulge in a deep soak in the bathroom or wander through to the wonderful king-size bedroom to discover a lovely en-suite shower room, where you can freshen up with a rejuvenating cleanse in the shower.

The lodge also features a charming twin bedroom styled with calming tones and crisp white bedding, creating a peaceful space to retreat to at the end of an action-packed day.

Stay at Otter Lodge for an unforgettable trip to the Yorkshire Dales.

Note: This property can also be booked with Refs. 950869, 969614, 1037247, 1014369, and together can sleep a total of 18 guests.

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