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Gisburn Forest Lodge

(Ref. 1061832)

Tosside near Wigglesworth, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "What a magical property."

    It was so peaceful and cosy. The outdoor space was brilliant and the lodge had everything you needed. The added bonus of Netflix was great! Will definitely be going back.

    Hi Jenny & family, It’s such a good feeling when you find out that your guest enjoyed the lodge and the magical nature around . We look forward to have you again when you need the batteries recharging Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jun 2024

  • "Amazing lodge and great facilities"

    Thank you for your kind words! Look forward to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0May 2024

  • "We loved our time at the lodge!"

    We found it very comfortable as a family of four with 2 young children. We very much hope to stay again in the future!

    So glad you enjoyed your stay! Look forward to welcome you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2024

  • "The cabin and area it was absolutely stunning everything we needed and more, the ..."

    The cabin and area it was absolutely stunning everything we needed and more, the hot tub was brilliant always hot and powerful jets perfect to relax in, we had the best new years there and will be booking to go again in a couple of months, me and my partner absolutely loved the place and the kids are excited to go back again, if you book this cabin you will definitely not be disappointed, nice touches also Prosecco and chocolates and cookies for the kids on arrival, can’t recommend this place enough, just stunning and everything you need for a relaxing and great opportunity to see some beautiful scenery and lovely walks

    Thank you Thomas & family, Your kind words touched our hearts. Next time will order better weather. for you Andra & Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely lodge and beautiful location."

    We loved the jacuzzi and the host was very easy to communicate with. Thank you for a special time!

    Thank you, Rebecca. So glad you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Aug 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay at the lodge."

    Very peaceful and relaxing. Stayed with friend and disabled daughter. Everything clean and tidy, lots of towels, loved the hot tub, beds comfy but could do with a step to get in! Had a laugh getting daughter in!

    Hi July, Just we had to adjust the height in two of the 3 bedrooms to store the luggage that guests have . As long as you had a giggle is all good. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Aug 2023

  • "Interior of cottage was clean and tidy."

    The exterior could do with a dusting off and the decking swept. Attempted to do this ourselves, but the outside broom was as dusty as the decking. Instructions to switch the hot tub off overnight would be helpful and save costs in electricity. Contact wit the owners was cordial and heplful. Sykes Cottages send far too many advertising emails after you have made your selection and booking!

    Hi Janet, sorry that we disappointed you,about the decking, we were on holiday ourselves when you were booked so we relied on outside cleaning company. They were there on Monday before you came and did the best they could but conifers are losing needles constantly. We usually do the cleaning ourselves . With regards hot tub, we would love to be able to switch it off at night but the filter has to stay on and also if the temperature drops is twice as expensive to get it back at 37 Celsius. Thank you so much for staying with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet3.4Jun 2023

  • "I can honestly say that the pictures do not do this beautiful lodge justice ."

    It was a perfect little holiday for us and everything you could possibly need was provided including lots of lovely extras . As foster parents we don’t often get lots of down time but we achieved this on this holiday ! The accommodation and surrounding area was perfect and safe for our little ones in the day and the fresh air tired them out so we even managed a couple of times in the hot tub and sat outside chilling in the evening. It really is a beautiful place to stay and lots of lovely places to visit nearby. Thankyou to the owners for the lovely stay and for their excellent communication

    Hi Fiona, your words touched our heart and we are so happy that you had this feeling staying at the lodge, years ago we felt this deep connection and loved the area so much. we decided to get the place and share it with our guests that want to just live behind the hustle and bustle and relax and recharge. Thank you for choosing to stay at our place. Andra & Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2023

  • "We booked last minute for myself husband and 2 teenage girls with our dog."

    The cottage was lovely and clean and had everything we needed. We arrived later in the evening and the hot tub was lovely and warm when we arrived. A nice walk down the track road and by the brook/stream with the girls exploring. The plough down the road, served the most amazing sunday lunch and was dog friendly! We will definitely be back and recommend to friends and family!

    Thank you so much. We would love to welcome back soon. kindest regards Andra&Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2023

  • "The owner herself was fabulous and went out of her way to give useful information and equip the cottage really well."

    A good supply of towels etc was provided and everything was clean and freshly laundered. We really struggled with the interior lighting which was far too dark. Reading a book was hard as was using the cooker when you have your back to the light. I needed a torch to find things in bags kept in the bedroom with the bunk beds. There was nowhere in the bedrooms to unpack (no drawers etc) and no real room to provide them, I wouldn’t recommend this property for bigger parties for this reason. The kitchen facilities were excellent but couldn’t really be used properly as there was nowhere where you could put food which we had to keep in the lounge area and the fridge was too small to be really useful. In terms of milk for drinks and cereal, there was only room for one carton in the door.

    Reviewed by Sheila3.8Mar 2023

  • "Wonderful property with fab views and very comfortable."

    Road down to it was a bit scary as the potholes were very bad so no good for any low set cars. The old vicarage tearooms nearby was great for some lovely food. Can’t wait to go back x

    Hi Tracyann, Thank you so much for your review and now the road was just filled in today, weather was so bad last week so please accept our apologies . Hope to see soon, I will send your compliments to Em at The Old Vicarage Tearoom. x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracyann5.0Nov 2022

  • "This was perfect for us to explore the surrounding area."

    The garden was great for our dog. The lodge had everything we needed and the hot tub helped us relax at the end of the day. A short walk to the local pub on the site across the brook was very handy. This lodge is in a beautiful area with lots to explore. We loved watching the bats and the stars in the evenings.

    We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Your kind words really touch us. Thank you Andra&Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angie5.0Aug 2022

  • "First impressions were “Wow!"

    ” This place is amazing and even better than the photos. The gardens are perfect for strolling around and playing with the dogs. Farm animals all around which was lovely and the sound of running water from the beck adjoining the lodge. Inside, absolutely loved the decor, beautiful pictures and hangings on walls and high standard of charming furnishings. Not usually such high quality in rentals. Hot tub was fab. A welcome card, bottle of Prosecco and my favourite chocs just topped it off! Had a text off Andra to say the lodge was ready for us half an hour earlier which was really helpful and communication with our hosts was very good. The only thing negative about our week’s stay was the gas company was working with pneumatic drills at the Holiday Park just across the beck from 9am each weekday, but of course this was totally unforeseeable and out of the control of our hosts and did not stop us from loving this place. We had a wonderful relaxing and fun time here and would like to thank Andra and Chris for such a beautiful place for us to experience and would really like to return.

    Thank you so very much for your lovely review. In an ideal world we would fix everything to make our guests have a special time but like you say unforeseen circumstances can happen . We would love you to come back at anytime! Your words mean the world to us. XAndra& Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time!"

    The accommodation was amazing! The views were stunning. We all had a fantastic time

    Thank you so much Charlene , Your words mean so much to us, really delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Haver a lovely summer. Andra& Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlene5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was an amazing place, secluded, and beautiful."

    .the Lodge itself was immaculate..ever so clean, and well equipped..the TV is huge..the WiFi worked very well.the hot tub could benefit from downward lighting in kitchen as door cuts out one preferably over cooker area..apart from that we couldn't fault it, and we will be back with family in tow .

    Thank you so much Louise. Look forward to your coming back , you are a great and caring guest. x Andra & Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2022

  • "I felt the lodge could do with some updating in places, the kitchen and bathroom."

    The fridge was too small for 5 people. Some of the plates were chipped and nothing was matching (a small thing I know). Only cheap plastic glasses. Only one mirror in one bedroom and no only socket near the mirror so unable to dry hair in front of mirror. Lighting in bathroom mirror and large mirror in main bedroom really bad for putting make up on. Lighting outside very poor especially around the hot tub. These are suggestions for small improvements but overall the lodge is in a beautiful setting, it was very comfortable and clean. Loads of parking and the hot tub was fabulous. The beds were really comfortable too. Thank you for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Rachael4.4Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday in the lodge which is in a lovely quite location."

    The lodge itself was lovely and clean and had everything we needed for a holiday break.The hot tub was a lovely bonus and the chocolates and Prosecco a lovely thought. Communication from the owner were very friendly and we had nothing negative to report during our time there (except perhaps the holiday was over far too quickly!) We would love to stay at this property again and would certainly use Sykes cottages to book as it was a simple process without any issues.Thank you.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great holiday lodge with everything needed."

    Beautiful location. Thanks for a great stay. X

    Hi Georgina, Thank you so much for staying with us . kindest regards Andra& Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Georgina4.4Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful lodge , fantastic hosts , we will be back !"


    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Superb place."

    Just what we wanted to get away Fantastic grounds totally private Great Hot tub

    Hi Jason, Thank you so much for staying at our lodge and taking time to rate your experience. Kindest regards Andra& Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jun 2021

  • "Owner was very help when contacted Prosecco and chocolates lovely touch lovely ..."

    Owner was very help when contacted Prosecco and chocolates lovely touch lovely location if you want to get away from everything lots of lovely walks not far to drive to would recommend

    Hi James, Thank you so much for staying at our lodge and taking time to rate your experience. Kindest regards Andra& Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.7May 2021

  • "A wonderful little bolt hole."

    Nearby restaurant the old vicarage as recommended by Andra. We celebrated a family birthday the lodge was wonderful. The hot tub an added bonus . The lodge had everything we needed and a lot of nice touches including a bottle of fizz. Andra our host was so helpful and informative. We had a wonderful holiday and will book again. We would highly recommend you check this lovely venue out .

    Hi Yvonne, Thank you so much for staying at our lodge and taking time to rate your experience. Kindest regards Andra& Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0May 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for five cars
  • Lawned garden with decking, private hot tub and furniture
  • Front lawned area with furniture
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • No smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: Lodge accessed via three steps at front with ramped access to rear of property
  • Note: Check-in 5pm, check-out 11am
  • Note: Strictly no smoking or barbecues allowed in property and its grounds
  • Note: No stag/hen parties or similar

The property

Wigglesworth 2.7 miles.

This delightful, detached, handcrafted log cabin is situated in a quiet secluded spot, within two acres of its own grounds on the outskirts of Tosside on the border of North Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Gisburn Forest Lodge provides the perfect countryside retreat for couples, small families or groups of friends hoping to get away from it all and enjoy the wonders of this fantastic area, with the added bonus of a private hot tub.

Boasting natural character and charm and overlooked by nothing but the peaceful surrounding countryside, the lodge creates the refreshing feeling of being in the great outdoors that only a rustic timber lodge can.

Head inside to find a large and well-equipped kitchen where you can whip up some family meals with the excellent appliances.

Relax in the living/dining room where a large corner sofa awaits you after a long day of walks, with an impressive flat screen HD TV to enjoy too, before joining the group around the dining table to tuck into your feast.

French doors lead outside to beautiful decking and your very own private hot tub overlooking the lawned garden; the perfect spot to enjoy the delightful cottage grounds and views beyond.

Wonderfully isolated, the lodge's grounds are home to two resident pheasants and a little robin, keen to show off his handsome red plumage.

Deer can often be seen across the beck, while sheep graze in the nearby fields and bats flutter across the star-spangled night sky.

Settle down in one of the three delightful bedrooms after another fun-filled day, with a master double bedroom boasting an en-suite shower room, along with a twin room and a single, the latter two served by the family bathroom.

Begin exploring the area with some local walks or challenging bike rides beginning right from your doorstep, with the luxury of the bubbling hot tub to look forward to later on.

Just a short stroll from the lodge is the Crowtrees Inn where you can enjoy live Saturday night entertainment alongside excellent food and a games room, whilst the neighbouring village of Wigglesworth is home to a local Post Office with a shop inside and a pub too.

This area is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts thanks to the many outdoor activities and pursuits available to do in the area, from pony trekking, to golf, to caving and even trout fishing at the Stocks Reservoir, there's sure to be something to suit everyone!

An easy drive can bring you to the Gisburn Forest Bike Trail offering fantastic mountain biking for all abilities.

Heading a little further afield can bring you to White Scar Caves, the Settle-Carlisle Railway, the famous Ribblehead Viaduct, Malham Cove and Bolton Abbey, to name a few, so you'll never be short of options.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Long Preston 2 miles; Settle 6 miles; Skipton 13 miles.

The Ribblesdale village of Wigglesworth sits on the western edge of North Yorkshire, in the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wigglesworth is home to The Plough Hotel, serving real ales and excellent food. Two miles away is Long Preston, an attractive Yorkshire Dales village in Malhamdale, which benefits from two excellent pubs with first rate cuisine and the railway station on the edge of the village provides access to the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway line which crosses some of the most beautiful and inspiring upland scenery in the country. Wigglesworth is thirteen miles from Skipton (popularly known as the 'Gateway to the Dales') and six miles from Settle. Settle is a bustling market town with a weekly market, the centre being dominated by the Shambles, an historic three-storey building with shops on two levels and houses above, and the Town Hall. There is a good selection of restaurants and pubs here too. Wigglesworth is a great base.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas