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Gardener's Lodge

(Ref. 1025557)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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  • lodge (23)
  • chris (20)
  • alison (19)
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  • comfortable (15)
  • well (14)

39 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay despite the weather!"

    The lodge was cosy and comfortable, and the kitchen was very well-equipped. We found plenty to do locally - York, Whitby, and various National Trust properties.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Oct 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Gardeners Cottage, a great place to return to after a busy day out in the Yorkshire countryside"

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely, well equipped and comfortable accommodation."

    Great location.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely chalet."

    Very comfortable. Good location in great village. Has EV charger which was great.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect!"

    The lodge is beautiful and immaculate. Alison and Chris, thank you for providing such a stunning place to stay, so tranquil and relaxing, just what is needed when returning from the hustle and bustle of York. Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is the third time that we have been to Gardiners Cottage and we we are never disappointed."

    Alison and Chris are the perfect hosts who will put themselves out to make your stay a great one. Would recommend this place very highly.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a wonderful property fully deserving of it’s 5 star rating- spotlessly clean, with every attention to comfort and decor."

    The owners are warm and welcoming without being intrusive. A great base to visit so many Yorkshire gems. Would not hesitate to recommend

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful Log Cabin!"

    We absolutely loved this gorgeous log cabin! It was light and spacious, while still being cosy. It was tastefully furnished with some nice personal touches from the owners. The open plan kitchen was well designed and equipped to a high standard. Alison and Clive, the owners, were very friendly and gave us a lot of useful information about places to visit nearby. Krystyna and Doug

    Reviewed by Doug5.0Apr 2023

  • "A well proportioned property in a fine setting."

    The decor was well thought out, practical and in good condition. Help is next door if needed. Difficult to find fault with anything. We would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very clean and well presented ."

    ..maintenance to a very high standard has kept Gardners Lodge in very good order. Hosts Chris and Alison were attentive without being intrusive...thoroughly recommended

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fantastic, stay."

    The hosts could not have been more accommodating. The lodge was beautiful and perfect for a family of 4. It was well equipped, very clean and perfectly placed for York. We enjoyed our stay thoroughly.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very cosy and comfortable lodge in a central Yorkshire location with friendly and informative hosts."

    Reviewed by Merel5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely spot on would recommend it to any body."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had an excellent week spent at Gardener's Lodge."

    The scandi style cabin was very comfortable and in a nice setting and well situated for visiting nearby NT properties and York. Friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful property & well maintained in and out with every facility you could think of and a lovely warm welcome too"

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful the lodge is perfect, beautifully decorated and luxurious with everything you could need, beds are super comfy with beautiful linen and it is lovely to be able to enjoy the outside with your own private garden, Alison & Chris are the most amazing hosts and nothing is too much trouble, would highly recommend and will definitely be back."

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great place to stay."

    Owners Allison and Chris cannot do enough to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Highly recommend Gardeners Lodge as a first class place to stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "A brilliant lodge everything you could need, great places to visit."

    The owners are very nice and informative about local places 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lodge fixtures and fittings (especially kitchen equipment) exceptional; beds sumptuous."

    Chris & Alison provided many personalised touches to decor - particularly liked the tabbagoning bear! They were also extremely helpful, not only with local information and guidance but in resolving issues as they occurred. You couldn't do it better.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a most enjoyable week at the Gardeners Lodge."

    Our hosts Chris and Alison made us very welcome. The lodge itself was immaculately clean and very well equipped. The location was excellent and perfectly positioned to allow travel to numerous attractions. Nearby there were some really nice restaurants so you didn't have to travel far to eat well. Our only disappointment was that business commitments meant we couldn't stay longer. Early booking is recommended in order not to be disappointed. Thank you to Alison and Chris. Kind regards, Annette Ann and Jaxine.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2022

  • "This is an excellent lodge, comfortable and well equipped."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful. A minor problem was dealt with promptly and efficiently. Although the village only has one shop run by volunteers, it is well stocked.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0May 2022

  • "Outstanding."

    Beautifully clean, cosy, warm, attention to detail is second to none. Amazing owners, you feel you've known them all your life. So friendly and helpful. This is the first holiday we really did not want to leave.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "Gardener’s Lodge is excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our week’s stay."

    It is a fantastic blend of modern comforts with Scandinavian charm. The owners, Chris and Alison are only next door and are very friendly and helpful if anything is needed. As an additional bonus, there is a simple to use Electric Vehicle charging point at the lodge which made us taking our EV simple and stress free. Definitely coming back.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful holiday lodge with all the comforts you would expect."

    In a very attractive rural setting within the owners extensive garden grounds, this property was furnished to a high standard. We enjoyed a great week’s holiday, cycled 6 days out of 7 and had a day trip to Scarborough as well. We would highly recommend Gardener’s Lodge and would like to thank Chris & Alison for their friendly hospitality.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Mar 2022

  • "Immaculate accommodation and extremely friendly & helpful hosts (Chris & Alison)."

    A very comfortable & relaxing stay over new year.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2021

  • "Well equipped, spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable."

    ..ideal winter holiday home

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Nov 2021

  • "Gardener's Lodge is an ideal base for visiting north Yorkshire."

    We had a lovely welcome from Chris & Alison with the unexpected bonus of some milk and eggs, with the offer of more eggs should we want any - the hens were laying well that week! The lodge itself is comfortable and stylish with all the necessities for a stay. Situated about half way north of York and south of Thirsk. The P&R for York is a few miles down the road and it takes under an hour and half to access the east coastal side. We also visited the Dales, all of which are within comfortable reach of the lodge. I would recommend the lodge to anyone looking to visit Yorkshire. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Paula4.7Nov 2021

  • "Chris and Alison were wonderful hosts and the lodge was perfect."

    Our girls loved it too and particularly enjoyed collecting eggs from Chris and Alison’s chickens! The lodge was clean, quiet, well equipped and in a great location to explore the many attractions that Yorkshire has to offer. Thanks for having us.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jul 2021

  • "Alison and Chris were the perfect hosts, could not be friendlier or more helpfull."

    We will definitely be going back at some point.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "Brilliant stay, lovely hosts and great accommodation."

    Perfect base for exploring the local area.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the lodge."

    Alison & Chris we're just such terrific hosts, they were so welcoming and thoughtful. The little touches were very appreciated such as a bottle of wine, eggs, marshmallows and skewers for the firepit which they also provided all the wood and tools for. They even took our daughter off to meet their chickens and collect eggs which was a wonderful experience for her. They were also so helpful providing us with information on where to eat and visit. The lodge is set in a beautiful spot, the location is perfect, providing easy access to York, Easingwold and Thirsk. The lodge itself was immaculate and the facilities were excellent, so much thought has been put into ensuring you have everything you need throughout your stay. The style and quality of the decor was also super. We had such a lovely week and will definitely return, thank you Alison & Chris, we hope to see you again x

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0May 2021

  • "This is a beautiful place to stay, with all windows showing countryside/garden views."

    Furbished to a very high standard - the bed and pillows were the most comfortable I've ever experienced while away from home, and the bath is great to relax in, looking at the trees outside. Chris and Alison are very lovely and helpful, with the wine and milk in the fridge a lovely touch. The picturesque village is just a ten minute walk away. We had amazing meals at both the New Inn Cantonese and the Mended Drum, would very much recommend.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2021

  • "Gardener's Lodge was a wonderful place to spend a week relaxing."

    We were delighted with the lodge, and it was the perfect place to stay to enjoy a week unwinding and exploring the York area. Alison and Chris were wonderful hosts and made us feel like the space was truly ours for the time we spent. Thank you for having us!

    Reviewed by Joab5.0Apr 2021

  • "Gardener's Lodge is so beautifully presented whilst also being very comfortable with a homely feel."

    It has a lovely feel throughout, most importantly the beds are extremely comfy and so sleeping is made easy from day 1. A lot of lodges can be just ok inside and out but Gardener's Lodge has a very luxurious feel. It is a lovely place to relax and unwind whilst also feeling a part of nature. We have visited twice in the space of 3 months as it is just so lovely, along with Chris & Alison who always give us such a warm welcome. Our 3 year old is now getting used to eggs from their very own chickens. Their lovely gestures really gives that added touch to the stay. Lovely place for both friends to enjoy and small families. It has all you need and more. Be prepared for a lovely time. We hope to be back here again next year. Thanks again. Adele, Emmanuel, Isabelle (3 yrs) & Grace (9mnths)

    Reviewed by Emmanuel5.0Oct 2020

  • "Gardrners Lodge was so comfortable and we had a wonderful stay."

    Its also really well located for exploring North Yorkshire. Chris and Alison were very welcoming. They left us to it but were there if we needed anything. We will definitely recommend to others!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2020

  • "It was a very good holiday in a beautiful area and the accommodation was as good as advertised."

    We hope to return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2020

  • "A fantastic lodge to stay in with the children."

    The owners were very friendly. We had a comfortable time and the location allowed us to travel around Harrogate and York conveniently.

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a great time staying at the Gardeners Lodge, Alison and Chris were really friendly and helpful hosts giving recommendations for things to do and places to eat."

    The lodge provided exactly what we were looking for a relaxing break away. The beds were extremely comfortable and big enough for the tall people of the group. The open plan kitchen and living area was perfect for cooking meals and socialising with everyone. On the sunny days the outdoor seating area was perfect for eating outside and when the sun went down the fire pit was a great addition to keep us warm and to gaze at the stars.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Aug 2020

  • "Absolutely loved our time at the lodge."

    Set in a great location for us with peace and quiet, but close enough to all the amenities. The family loved the private open spaces outside and the open plan and light and airy lodge. The hosts Chris and Alice were also extremely accommodating, We liked it that much we booked another stay there for later in the year 2 days in!

    Reviewed by Emmanuel5.0Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • 7.5 kw EV charging point (available by private arrangement)
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.5 miles.Note: To the rear of the property is a small stream in a deep ditch, fenced from the lodge garden
  • Note: The owner's live next door to this property, however guests have their own private entrance and access

The property

Offering a pleasant escape amidst the owner's beautiful grounds is a single timber log dwelling, Gardener's Lodge, lying just outside the centre of the village of Huby, in a quarter-acre of land.

This traditional North Yorkshire retreat offers two couples or a family of four a superb base from which to enjoy both the delights of the historic city of York, as well as the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the North York Moors.

Take in the rural views in this quaint and rustic exterior and be welcomed into a stylish and bright interior, home to well-chosen quality furnishings in this open-plan layout to bring you a calming hideaway from the rush of everyday life. Relax on one of the two grey sofas while your toes can enjoy the softness of the plush rug and watch a film on the Smart TV while the evening light from the floor-length windows begins to fade.

Perch at the breakfast bar and keep the chef company as a delicious dish is prepared in the sleek kitchen, with charcoal painted oak cupboards and bright contrasting quartz worktops holding all the appliances you need enhance your stay, all beneath an incredible, bespoke lighting feature made from a locally sourced silver birch branch.

Sit around the dining table with a view of the garden behind you and tuck into a tasty meal, and on fresh mornings you can enjoy breakfast here with the doors wide open to bring in the country breeze.

Drift off in one of the two delightful bedrooms both with views of the open countryside.

The first with a king-size bed boasting muted grey matching furnishings, as well as an en-suite shower room.

The second bedroom features a zip/link super-king-size bed, an inviting sight at the end of a long but exciting day, but it can be changed to a twin room to suit the needs of the group on request prior to your stay, whilst also having a large wardrobe for your belongings.

Guests can indulge in a relaxing soak in the freestanding bath within the bathroom, surrounded by the wood-panelled walls, it's a brilliant space to wind down in.

Play games on the lawn with the little ones or simply enjoy sitting outside listening to the sounds of the birds and nature getting on with their day, a truly tranquil spot all to yourself. Gardener's Lodge lies not far from the centre of Huby, around half-a-mile away, where a pub (CAMRA York pub of the year 2019), a Chinese restaurant & take away, a fish and chip shop and a local shop are all there to ensure you have a well-catered stay in North Yorkshire. Experience handling a majestic bird of prey at the York Bird of Prey Centre, just over a mile away, here you can see these impressive creatures up close and learn about their interesting behaviours. Golfers can look to enjoy the 18-hole course at Easingwold Golf Club which welcomes visitors, while anglers can look forward to a choice of fishing lakes within 2 miles including Redwood Park and Folly Wood Fishery stocked with carp, roach and bream among the selection. Head into the historic city of York for a wonderful day out, 15 minutes to the park and ride.

Visit Clifford's Tower, a 13th century castle keep afterwards going to York Castle Museum set around a recreated Victorian street.

The Jorvik Viking Centre is a popular attraction holding a reconstructed Viking village, whilst The York Dungeon is a gruesome and gory exhibit about times past in this walled city.

Discover a huge selection of quirky cafés and independent restaurants to indulge in some tasty food, as well as a host of quaint shops both local and high street to browse.

The Georgian market town of Easingwold lies 5 miles to the North, with an interesting range of shops and a monthly farmers market.

Thirsk, the home of James Herriott and the Yorkshire Vet is 20 minutes by car.

Settled on the edge of the Howardian Hills AONB is the National Trust's Nunnington Hall, an elegant manor house perfect for exploring with a walled garden, as well Castle Howard which is an ornate stately home from the 18th century, both fantastic locations to incorporate into a walk in this scenic area.

Being within reach of the North York Moors National Park too, Gardener's Lodge presents a world of opportunity for creating amazing memories in North Yorkshire.

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

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About the location


York 9.5 miles; Kirkham Abbey 14.4 miles; Harrogate 24.6 miles.

Settled just below the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Yorkshire is the village of Huby, a small settlement boasting a great range of amenities. As well as a welcoming country pub serving delicious pub dishes and a local shop for your self-catering needs, the village is home to a Chinese restaurant and a fish and chip shop, among a few other local businesses. Nearby is the York Bird of Prey Centre, a brilliant and unique experience to enjoy on your holiday, you can handle one of these magnificent creatures guided by an expert. Several National Trust locations are within reach, such as Beningbrough Hall to the south-west, and Nunnington Hall to the north-east, as well as the stunning 18th century Castle Howard lying in the heart of the Howardian Hills AONB. Visit the walled city of York and be amazed at the wealth of attractions before you; learn about a Viking way of life at Jorvik Viking Centre with a recreated village, wander the Victorian street in the York Castle Museum, and be shocked at the gruesome tales of The York Dungeon. A tranquil base for a North Yorkshire discovery, enjoy settling in the village of Huby.