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Bracken Fern

(Ref. 1022245)

Aldbrough St John near Eppleby, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "An absolutely wonderful 3nights spent in this beautiful lodge."

    We found it really well equipped and so comfortable and warm (we didn't even need to use the log burner despite it dropping to -2 overnight!) The hot tub was an added bonus and we spent each night in here appreciating the sounds of nature and listening as the Tawny Owl flew around the woods. The lack of television and phone signal meant we could really 'switch off' and fully relax throughout our stay. We fully intend to return here next year!

    Reviewed by AmandaNov 2023

  • "The property was very clean, secluded and private."

    It had the feeling of the final frontier with the luxury of electric and hot water. The weather was not too good when we where there but we could still sit on the veranda in the dry. We would likes to have used the fire pit, but the weather did not allow. The weather did not detare us from the hot tub though, which was great .

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, i was praying the weather would brighten up for you such a shame it didnt. But happy to hear you enjoyed the hot tub still. I actually prefer using the hot tub when its cold! Hopefully we will welcome you again and will have some sunshine Best wishes Laura and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by DionNov 2023

  • "Everything it said it was and more!"

    A really peaceful woodland setting with a fantastic environment both on and off site to explore and get lost in. Despite the storm! It was still very easy to get around and enjoy our time here. If there wasn’t so much of this country to explore we would 100% come back again! Thank you Laura and Paul. Keep us updated on when your second cottage is ready!

    Hi Richard Thank you so much for the wonderful review, I was feeling worried the storm would dampen your stay, so happy it didn't. Will definitely send you an email when the Leveret is ready to book. Will love to welcome you all back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2023

  • "Lovely log cabin, very peaceful, perfect for a relaxing getaway, had a lovely time, would highly recommend."

    Thank you for leaving a lovely review, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay. hope to welcome you back laura and paul xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by GemmaOct 2023

  • "We really loved your cabin in the woods it was fantastic."

    The one and only feedback we have is for winter guests perhaps you could insulate the toilet area a little better or add an additional heater as that area gets very chilly. Otherwise thank you for a great stay!

    Hello Phil So delighted you had a wonderful stay. Really sorry the heated towel rail wasn't sufficiently warming the bathroom area . This is our first winter letting the hut, so really apricate your feedback, and this is something we will be looking to improve. Lovely having you stay with us and hope to welcome you back. Kind regards and best wishes Laura and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilOct 2023

  • "Just back from a three day stay at Bracken Fern, and we couldn’t have enjoyed it more!"

    I booked it as a surprises gift for my partners 30th and we both loved it. Very peaceful just what we wanted. Lovely little village a short walk away. Also the hosts were on hand for us when/if we needed them other than that they leave you to it which is nice. Lots of lovely little touches! We will definitely be back.

    Thank you so much jade for leaving such a wonderful review. It means so much to us, and are thrilled Ryan had a great birthday. Hopefully see you again Take care Laura and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by JadeOct 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    This property is first class in every sense, it was immaculately presented on our arrival. The extra touches were unexpected and greatly appreciated. For a Shepherd’s Hut, there is plenty of space for a couple and a dog, to stay for a week, with storage cleverly built in. All the appliances provided are top end. The fridge is very quiet, an important feature at night. Can’t wait to return, missing the woodland already.

    What a wonderful review thank you so much Andy. We feel so lucky to have such fantastic guests. You saying you miss the woodland means so much! I love the woodland and all that live within in it. We are truly grateful and cant wait to welcome you back. Laura and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndyOct 2023

  • "Booked as a romantic weekend away."

    When arrive was completely blown away, how amazing it was even when you walked through the willow arches and then down the path to to lodge. Amazing lodge, amazing hot tub. No expense has been spared in the lodge. Really peace full. Pub just down the road, log fire pit outside. Bathroom amazing. Would be definitely coming back, could not fault anything. Thank you for a perfect romantic break.

    so happy to hear you had a wonderful stay. Thank you for your wonderful review was lovely medting you. we look forward to your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeoffreySep 2023

  • "I don’t normally leave reviews…."

    BUT I have to leave one for this absolutely beautiful place

    thank you for taking the time to leave a wonderful review. We both really appreciate it. loved meeting you and maybe see you again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoeSep 2023

  • "I booked the cabin for me and my girlfriend as a surprise and it was lovely couldnt fault it in any way, the experience was amazing from the hot tub right down to the welcome of having a bottle of fizz and some treats for the dog would highly recommend."

    We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for such lovely feedback. Kind Regards Laura and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by JackSep 2023

  • "Listing as described , lovely picturesque area."

    Cabin was lovely and clean and some nice touches left for us when we arrived , biscuits and Prosecco Thoroughly recommend this for a weekend break.

    Thank you so much for such wonderful feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to welcome you back. Take care Laura and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by WillSep 2023

  • "Our stay was like no other, the host was so lovely and very thoughtful, the ..."

    Our stay was like no other, the host was so lovely and very thoughtful, the lodge itself is beautiful, with everything you need, the area is perfect, no phone signal so just each others company and the sound of the wildlife, the hot tub was an added bonus after a busy day walking, would definitely recommend and we definitely will be returning

    What lovely feedback thank you so much!! It was lovely meeting you both and Pippa. So happy you had a fantastic stay, it means so much. Look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you Laura xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by JasminAug 2023

  • "We loved our stay at bracken fern , it was so peaceful and loved sitting out at night listening to the wild life ."

    The hot tub was great and was all ready for when we got there which was lovely after a long drive . The fire pit was used alot for cooking which my husband loved . The cabin its self was so clean and with everything we needed for our stay , i would highly recommend it and we will definitely be coming back .

    Thank you so much Helen for such wonderful feedback! We are absolutely thrilled you had a great stay. Means so much to us you take the time to let us know. So happy to welcome you back Laura and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing stay, everything you need, great location would definitely recommend to friends and family and will 100% stay again."

    Hello Christopher Thank you so much for such a positive review. We would be delighted to welcome you back again. And thank you for recommending us. That means so much. Kind regards Laura and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2023

  • "Such a beautiful little hut in a peaceful and quiet area."

    Bracken Fern is a very warm and welcoming hut with everything you need for a couple of nights away. A bottle of bubbly and delicious biscuits were provided for our arrival, as well as a lit hot tub that was a perfect start to our stay. Everything is well thought out from the amenities to the decorative, final touches. The bed was cozy, shower was nice and hot, the log burner was a lovely touch to bring that extra warmth to the room on a night time. We enjoyed sitting round the fire pit listening to the owls and wildlife on a night time, looking up at the stars in the clear skies and then on a morning, we sat on the deck watching butterflies and dragonflies fluttering around with the only sounds being from singing birds and rustling trees. This is an ideal getaway for anyone looking to escape everyday life and enjoy the company of nature. Would like to thank the owner/s for a beautiful stay and will highly recommend Bracken Fern. We already have friends wanting to visit!

    Hello Nicola What a truly beautiful review. We are so brand new to the holiday letting world, and to hear reviews like yours fills us with such confidence that were doing it right. Thank you so much again and we cant wait to welcome you back. Kind regards Laura and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2023

  • "We loved everything about Bracken Fern, We would book up again,and the welcome ..."

    We loved everything about Bracken Fern, We would book up again,and the welcome pack was really appreciated especially the bubbly which we enjoyed in the hot tub,even Jim the dashhound loved it,thank you laura and Paul for letting us share this really relaxing place,Kath and Jimmy xx

    Thank you Kath, Jimmy and Jim the Dashhound. It was so wonderful meeting you all. Feel so happy you had a great stay. Thank you for your feedback its means so much. Laura and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by KatherineJul 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay here."

    What an amazing space. The hut, setting and everything was perfect. The hut has been done beautifully and every detail thought of. Thank you so much for sharing your woodland and letting us stay. Thank you also for the welcome pack which was very kind. I would highly recommend!! We will definitely be returning. The area around Richmond is nice to explore too.

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It makes us feel so proud and happy you had such a fantastic stay. Really looking forward to welcoming you back Kind regards Laura and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by FrankJul 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchenette, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric heater and woodburning stove - starter pack included
  • Microwave, 2-ring gas hob, fridge
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Private front decking and lawn with wood-fired hot tub - starter pack included, access to surrounding woodland
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: The property is on a working farm
  • Please keep dogs on a lead
  • Note: There are steps up to the property
  • Note: There is no TV or WiFi in the property
  • Note: The property doesn't accept children or babes in arms
  • Please note: This property only accepts a Monday or Friday change over day.

The property

Eppleby 2.4 miles.

Tucked in a rural position in Richmond, North Yorkshire discover this delightful shepherd’s hut, Bracken Fern.

Benefiting from all ground-floor accommodation, off-road parking is a wood-fired hot tub, Bracken Fern welcomes two guests, ideal for a couple or even two friends seeking to uncover the delights of this lovely area.

Upon entering your new home-from-home, be impressed by the inviting living space complete with roaring woodburning stove so you can cosy up during those cooler evenings.

Allow the designated chef to whip a tasty dish with use of a modest range of appliances before venturing out onto your private decking to delight in an alfresco affair, basking in your peaceful surroundings as you toast to a memorable getaway!

When the stars appear overhead, retreat back inside to treat yourself to a warm shower before climbing into the plush double bed, ready to rejuvenate ahead of another day of fun-filled adventures.

If you can tear yourself away from your new home, head out to explore what your local area has to offer.

Book horse-riding through the nearby Brookleigh Riding Centre if you fancy something new and exciting!

Head out on a walk or a scenic bike ride along one of the many cycle paths and historic walkways that can be found a stone's throw away from your lodgings.

The Stanwick Iron Age Fortifications, a historical landmark, can be found a brief walk west from the property, whilst a tranquil stroll along the serene banks of Aldbrough Beck is a perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon, which can take you to Eppleby in one direction, and to Aldbrough St John in the other.

Venture into the charming market town of Darlington, home to South Park, Blackwell Grange Golf Club and Darlington Hippodrome, ideal for catching the evening matinee before indulging in dinner and drinks at one of several fantastic restaurants nearby.

Further afield in the centre of Richmond, tour the exhibits of Richmondshire Museum, admire Richmond Castle and Richmond Falls or embark on a scenic stroll along the River Swale before refuelling with a hearty pub lunch at The Castle Tavern.

For plenty of walking, hiking and cycling opportunities, spend the day traversing the hidden gems of the Yorkshire Dales National Park where you’ll find Aysgarth Falls, Hardraw Force Waterfall, Ingleborough Cave and Gordale Scar so you’ll never be short of things to do or see; within the area you'll also find Keld Down Plantation and woodland, worth visiting for stunning, nature-filled views!

Whisk your loved one away on a romantic escape to Yorkshire, with a stay at Bracken Fern.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Richmond 9 miles,

Hidden within the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, you will find the rural village of Eppleby. Sitting close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this village acts as a great base location for walkers and outdoorsy folk, seeking an exciting expedition with family and friends. During your stay, explore historic sites such as Raby Castle and Egglestone Abbey, or discover the natural fountain of Gainford Spa. Stop by the city of Durham and wander the grounds of the enchanting castle and imposing cathedral before an afternoon of shopping. Travel further afield to the town of Hartlepool and learn about the history of the Royal Navy at the National Museum of the Royal Navy and enjoy a walk through Summerhill Country Park.

Note: The property doesn't accept children or babes in arms
Please note: This property only accepts a Monday or Friday change over day.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas