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Whorlton Lodge

(Ref. 941626)

Potto near Stokesley, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you for another great stay at Whorlton Lodge - it has become a favourite of ours."

    The location is fantastic, easy access to so many places and the lodge setting itself in a lovely peaceful spot with wonderful views. Hope to return again next year.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2024

  • "This was are."

    First time with Sykes booking the lodge was just what we wanted the beds were comfortable the facilities were good the views were lovely our dog didn't want to come home we had a job getting him in the car and Keith the owner was lovely we wouldn't hesitate to go back

    Thank you for your positive feedback, you will always be welcome here Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2024

  • "A quiet & peaceful spot to recharge your batteries."

    The lodge is spacious & comfortable, well heated and all on one level. The owner is on hand to answer questions & we used the bike storage that was available. This was our second stay - we love the ever changing views across the fields. Wi-Fi is unreliable.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2024

  • "My 6th or 7th stay here at my fave chill out place."

    Just for 3 nights combining pleasure and visiting family. Can highly recommend the blacksmith pup nearby, dog friendly and huge meal. I had the mixed grill enough for following day. Whitegates nursery for full monty. Excellent. Back later in the year

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a great stay - the property was perfect and in an amazing location."

    We loved exploring the area and found it to be a peaceful retreat. It was everything we needed, particularly with a little one. Thanks for the warm welcome and the great recommendations.

    Reviewed by Timothy4.4Apr 2024

  • "This is our third stay at the Lodge so that should say a lot!"

    A very comfortable place to stay with stunning views over the Cleveland Hills. A warm welcome and a warm Lodge - perfect.

    So pleased you once again a good week with us, you’re always warmly welcomed Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is our second time at the Lodge."

    In addition to the above rating: we love the views across the valley to the Cleveland Hills; the peace of the Lodge; the spacious living area; and the friendliness of the owner. Well worth a stay, or two.

    Thanks for you kind & positive feedback, Alan, greatly appreciating and we’re very pleased that all was as you hoped during your most recent stay. All our best wishes to you and your families for Christmas and the New Year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great place to stay if you like peace and quiet…"

    So pleased to receive your feedback and so, so pleased you enjoyed the peaceful site and hopefully the views in between the recent storms. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2023

  • "Owner very helpful & friendly."

    . Lovely setting, light & spacious accommodation, comfortable & relaxing place to stay. We will be back.

    So pleased you both found the Lodge met your expectations, and that the option for safe storage for your bikes worked well. Pity about the rain Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning views in a wonderful quiet location."

    Well equipped with dishwasher and washer/dryer (instruction book would have been helpful)

    Thank you, Margaret, for your feedback, I’m pleased you had a good holiday in Whorlton. There is a Washer/Dryer manual in a kitchen cupboard, I’ll make a point of me it in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by M4.4Jun 2023

  • "Second visit to Whorlton Lodge and another thoroughly enjoyable stay."

    Perfect for dog owners, our cockapoo loved having her own paddock to play in. Hope to return again.

    Thank you for your positive feedback, Anji and I are so pleased to hear everything suited you and made having your pet on holiday easier. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely relaxing location with stunning views."

    The lodge was clean, comfortable and peaceful. Keith was really helpful when we couldn’t connect the internet even though it was a bank holiday when we disturbed him. Some properties advertise as dog friendly, Whorlton Lodge is four legged holiday perfection. We will definitely return

    Thanks for your positive feedback, we’re so pleased that your stay was all you hoped for snd we will always welcome you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely brilliant lodge."

    So peaceful and private. It was clean, warm and well equipped. The beds were comfortable and the garden and paddock were enclosed and safe for Rhea the spaniel. A great base and lots to do. A very dog friendly area. We met the lovely little resident dog who came to visit. Would highly recommend this property and I would love to return. Thank you Keith for a fabulous holiday. Kate

    Thanks so much for your kind and positive feedback, always lovely to hear that our guests - and their pets, have found things as they hope for, you’ll always be welcomed back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2023

  • "The Only thing I would change would be to have a Larger TV as it is too Small for the Lodge."

    Other than that Everything was Perfect

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2023

  • "Another wonderful stay at Whorlton Lodge."

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Apr 2023

  • "My fourth stay at the lodge this time for only a short 3 night stay."

    Yet again a perfect place to relax and unwind. Will be back in new year x

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2022

  • "Everything was fine, it was cold during the night."

    Additional blankets required. Bonus an ev charging on site.

    I’m pleased these guests found “everything fine” and the EV charging point a bonus, although I don’t think they used it this time. Extra blankets for cold nights? Yes we will do that and probably some ‘Throws’ for the sofas too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Madge5.0Oct 2022

  • "The owner is lovely,and gives it a personal touch."

    the accommodation is spotless. It’s like being in a retreat in the middle of nowhere.. we loved is so much even the dog didn’t want to come home.. we will go back again. Highly recommended..

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is my 3rd visit to Whorlton Lodge, my bolt-hole from the pressures of life."

    Spotlessly clean with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The garden and paddock is secure and my little pooch loves it, overgrown to encourage wildlife. I have recommended this to everyone i know and i have booked to return for a few days in a few weeks. Lots to see if you want to venture out and about. Saltburn beach to whitby, yarm, goathland and surrounding moors. 5*

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2022

  • "A spacious lodge set in a private location with the most fantastic uninterrupted views."

    The view across the fields to the Cleveland Hills are a delight, not least because the scenes colouring changes with the Sunrise, Sunset and Moon rise. Venture up to the hills via Carlton in Cleveland with its dining pub famous for the Thai menu and then with passengers only admiring the views climb the steep swirly hill and over the top to find Lordstones Country Park - and of course it’s great restaurant (indoor & sheltered outdoors) and Farm Shop. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare3.8Sep 2022

  • "The photos in this add are from when the Lodge was first purchased and not it ..."

    The photos in this add are from when the Lodge was first purchased and not it current state the arm of the sofa kept falling off the place needed cleaning by my Wife before we could relax the fridge was dirty there was old food in the cupboards from previous guests the decking was spongy and we did not walk round the side for fear of falling through the parasol had been repaired on 3 occasions I spoke to the owner and he replaced this straight away the paddock for the dog was not secured it's a good job she is friendly as we kept getting a jake russle size dog visiting us daily the grounds were unkept and very over grown this place is definitely not worth the £500+ we paid and would not recommend it to anyone the only plus I can say is Keith allowed my parents stay overnight as my son had his birthday whilst we were on holiday luxury this was not but it would be ideal for someone wanting to ruff it a few nights

    I’m very surprised by this feedback and greatly regret this guests disappointment, sadly, the only comment I received concerned the broken parasol which presumably had been broken and repaired by a previous guest but not reported to me. Of course I replaced it the same day. We had in the previous week appointed new cleaners recommended by Sykes, clearly I need to bring their work up to standards expected. The leather sofa bed arm did fail due to its poor quality fixing system despite its huge price! I’ve since replaced the factory fittings with mild steel brackets, so should be secure now. Our guest might recall me walking round the walkway to the deck area where I found 4 guests seated comfortably as I changed the parasol - admittedly I only weigh 10st, but it’s unlikely anyone of any weight would fall through. Yes, the grass in the area at the back was long - failed experiment with ‘re-wilding’ - won’t be doing that again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven3.1Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    The lodge is in an excellent position for touring around the North York moors, the coast and the northern dales. The lodge itself is very comfortable and overall generally well equipped, bedrooms and bathrooms were excellent. I didn't think to bring any cleaning materials and we needed cloths. kitchen and bathroom sprays. The views are magnificent and the owner Keith is very pleasant and helpful and we may well book again in the future.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Jul 2022

  • "What a lovely place !"

    Perfect uninterrupted view. The location is very good - quiet and with a sense of being remote and yet very accessible and within a short drive to the A roads nearby. Great place for pooch too with safe enclosed area for a run. The owner was very helpful & quick to respond to any queries. He kindly provided us with an extra fan on the hottest day which was greatly appreciated. There was also a charging point for an electric car which I was able to pay to use which I found very useful. The lodge is clean, bright & well laid out with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Look forward to visiting again soon.

    Reviewed by Adele4.7Jul 2022

  • "2nd stay at this lovely cottage although only for a couple of days."

    Excellent as usual. Already booked for a week in september to recharge the batteries.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2022

  • "It was very nice place exactly how it is in the pictures so peaceful and very comfortable."

    Keith was very knowledgeable told us about the area and where to go would Definitely come back again

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely location and lodge, dog friendly."

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Jun 2022

  • "I have stayed in many cottages/lodges all over the uk and this is by far the best one i have ever visited."

    Whorlton lodge has everything you need for a stress free and restful stay, superbly clean and in the most beautiful location. My pooch Bonnie loved the outside with the enclosed garden and paddock. Definitely booking fir september and is a place i will visit agsin and again. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2022

  • "Great place View's where amazing so peaceful and the dog loved it thanks"

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Apr 2022

  • "Keith was the perfect host."

    the lodge was spotless and in very good condition. the views are to die for you can spend ages just looking through the windows and the colours change before your eyes as sun and clouds pass by. would recommend everybody to give this place a try. it is remote but perfect for exporing the sorrounding market towns as nothing is very far to travel to

    Reviewed by Janice Pauline5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful property perfectly positioned to make the most of the views."

    Very spacious inside with everything needed to make your stay feel like home.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely as always."

    This is our third stay at whorlton lodge. It is such a relaxing place to get away from it all. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2022

  • "Large spacious lodge with outstanding views."

    Obliging owners and ideal for dogs.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely lodge with everything you could need."

    Friendly and helpful owners and fantastic views and location.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.4Aug 2021

  • "A beautiful lodge on the doorstep to amazing countryside."

    Very friendly and informative owner.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2021

  • "This is the most tranquil place we have stayed, with beautiful views from all around the lodge, total peace & quiet."

    The lodge was like home from home, clean & contained everything we needed. We were able to travel around Yorkshire easily & visit some stunning places of interest. The owner Keith was a true gentleman, always very helpful & informative. We will be booking a return visit.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful lodge in the most peaceful and lovely location"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2021

  • "This Lodge was the oasis we needed."

    An excellent time in an excellent place. Our thanks to the owners.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2021

  • "The lodge was very spacious and clean with loads of storage space in bedrooms and kitchen and the fully enclosed paddock was great for our dog."

    It was in a quiet and secluded location but with easy access to great areas for walking. We had lovely walks each day until the weather deteriorated towards the end of the week.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2020

  • "Due to the current Covid-19 situation Keith the owner explained every step that had been taken to insure that we had a safe as possible stay in Whorlton Lodge."

    We have been holidaying in the Lodge for around 4 years now and we still look forward to our visits with the same eagerness as our very first visit. Both Angela and Keith are such a lovely couple, if you have any issues or concerns regarding anything they are always ready to help you. The views from the Lodge are outstanding and the peice and quietness is so relaxing. We have already booked our next vist.

    Reviewed by Rodney4.7Aug 2020

  • "The lodge was luxurious and in an idyllic setting that allowed my parents and I to relax away from the busyness of our usual day-to-day lives."

    The pictures online didn’t do the lodge justice- it was beautiful! We had everything we needed and more. The owner Keith was helpful and full of local knowledge. We really enjoyed spending our New Years Eve at this wonderful accommodation and we will not hesitate to recommend it to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Dec 2019

  • "Once again the holiday was good as was the weather will definitely make a 3rd trip to whorlton lodge."

    Fantastic views from the lodge

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jul 2019

  • "The lodge had everything you needed but best thing of all was the views pure Yorkshire."

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fantastic, spacious lodge, beautiful views, lovely bedding, great facilities (both bedrooms had walk in wardrobes) ."

    Wonderful totally enclosed garden around the lodge (fenced and meshed) with gate into very large adjoining dog walk. Lovely enclosed decking with table and chairs. Would totally recommend. Ps Stokesley, Helmsley, Runswick Bay, Whitby and York are lovely.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely secluded lodge."

    Views amazing even in the rain which we had more than our fair share. Helpful host . Plenty of dog friendly places to eat locally. Lovely enclosed area around the lodge and a paddock to walk your dog. Would love to go again when the weather is better.

    Reviewed by Sidney4.7Jun 2019

  • "Whorlton Lodge is in a beautiful setting, amazing vista and exceeded our expectations."

    One could not stay anywhere better and the paddock for he dogs was an absolute bonus. Truly wonderful place to stay and the Owners really nice.

    Reviewed by Glenis5.0Apr 2019

  • "Whorlton Lodge is in an idyllic setting, and the views from the little decking area were gorgeous, its a perfect spot to get away from the hustle and bustle."

    But I also need to mention that the Lodge was spotless, and very nice bright and airy. We will return!

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Apr 2019

  • "What an amazing setting!"

    The view is spectacular and lovely to wake up to every morning. A spacious and well equipped lodge. The owner was incredibly helpful. Would definitely recommend and will be returning.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely hosts."

    Perfect place and views.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Feb 2019

  • "A lovely part of the world and well worth visiting"

    Reviewed by Ed5.0Dec 2018

  • "The only observation I would make is the access."

    The steps are quite steep and those with mobility problems may have difficulty. Perhaps a long ramp would be the answer.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Nov 2018

  • "The lodge was in the middle of a paddock and was sited so that the views from the patio were absolutely breathtaking - the hills changed colour in different weather's."

    Will definitely book to go again or a different Sykes location. Thank you keith and sykes for a lovely stress free holiday

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely location with fantastic owners who are helpful and nothing too much trouble."

    I booked the holiday on behalf of a person I support and they were very accommodating with little things that helped the holiday run that little bit smoother like easy check in when we arrived at the venue and even cutting the grass after we checked out so that the noise did not disturb the person I was supporting. The accommodation was spotless and had everything we needed, very spacious and storage space was excellent. Everything finished to a high standard.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2018

  • "The views from Whorlton Lodge ate amazing, it's such a peaceful place."

    Our stay was fantastic, the lodge was so comfortable and spacious with a beautiful outdoor space for my girls to run around in, plus a play area and a games room. I would highly recommend this fantastic holiday lodge to anyone.

    Reviewed by Fran5.0Jul 2018

  • "Everything was idyllic & just perfect."

    Views were incredible Lodge was even bigger than the photos Loads of space Everything we needed was provided including a welcome pack with cookies & milk Keith the owner was very helpful also. Visited Stokesley, Great Ayton,Swainby & Northallerton were we bought the most delicious meats for our bbqs Fresh farm Eggs also from a nearby farm Garden enclosure was huge Pippin our westie was in her element Would highly recommend & we will be returning

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Jul 2018

  • "The lodge was wonderful and we really enjoyed our stay."

    Very spacious accommodation and it had the most wonderful views. Owner was very helpful and we would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jul 2018

  • "Keith was very friendly the perfect host."

    The lodge had everything you could possibly need. Really comfortable and welcoming. Perfectly positioned for getting out and about. The views were stunning.

    Reviewed by Marjorie5.0Jun 2018

  • "All of it was very good I wood come back to it"

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Apr 2018

  • "I contacted the owner a couple of days prior to our holiday to ask if we could use the high chair for my grandson, which we have used before on previous visits to the property."

    He explained that the high chair was already booked for clients that were in the cottage(s) for the same time period as us. He would look into it and let me know. When we arrived at the lodge it looks like he had obtained a brand new high chair just for the occasion. Absolutely wonderful! We have stayed in the lodge quite a few times, whenever there is a problem, whatever it is, Keith the owner, tries his utmost to make sure we are happy and comfortable. It is one of the reasons, amongst many, that we keep returning.

    Reviewed by Tina4.4Mar 2018

  • "I would like to thank Mr."

    Mungham - the property was excellent and very welcoming. would definitely recommend to people if they want a relaxing holiday this is the place to be

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2017

  • "Excellent location, lovely accommodation, very clean, owners were very helpful when we arrived, they showed us how everything worked and gave info on the local area."

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Jul 2017

  • "An extremely comfortable lodge - very clean, well equipped and the location ideal for touring the local area"

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Oct 2016

  • "We had a warm welcome from Keith making us feel at home."

    The lodge was warm clean comfortable and well equipped. The view from the lodge is wonderful ever changing with the weather. The dog walking field was great for exercising our dog. Overall a lovely chilled out holiday we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Oct 2016

  • "The lessee's motto is "Arrive as strangers and leave as friends."

    " This was our second stay at Pottofields farm and their motto really is genuine. I will be going to stay there again.

    Reviewed by William4.8Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • LPG central heating with electric fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Blu-ray, small selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Wi-fi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with decked area and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: There are several steps up to the entrance door and relatively narrow internal doors, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: The property is set in a paddock.

The property

Stokesley 6.5 miles.

An attractive lodge, set within the owners' land, in the small hamlet of Potto, just over six miles from the town of Stokesley.

Surrounded by glorious countryside, it is ideally placed for those wishing to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks.

With beautiful views over rolling countryside, Whorlton Lodge offers a bright and spacious open plan living area, comfortably furnished, with a modern well-equipped kitchen, a separate dining table and squashy sofas to relax on, after an enjoyable day’s walking.

The large glass windows and patio doors throw in plenty of light and overlook the distant hills and stunning scenery.

Stokesley is a popular bustling market town, offering a wide range of pubs, shops, tea rooms and a regular farmers’ market.

This area is ideal for walking or cycling, with an excellent network of public footpaths, including the Coast to Coast and the Cleveland Way long distance trails.

The historic market towns of Northallerton, Yarm and Thirsk (famous as the home of James Herriot) are all within 20 minutes’ drive and provide interesting days out, whilst the coastal resorts of Saltburn and Whitby are an easy drive away.

An excellent lodge in a tranquil setting for a varied holiday, anytime of the year.

Note: This property is situated approx 50 yards from Refs 13981 and 13983, together they sleep 12.

Potto Fields Farm Cottages

Stokesley 6.5 miles. These three delightful properties consist of two attractive brick and pantile cottages and a detached attractive lodge set in its own paddock, next to the owners’ small livery yard, within the hamlet of Potto, just over six miles from the town of Stokesley. All ground floor, the lodge is situated approx. 50 yards from the other two properties and is accessed via five steps. The two brick cottages have been sympathetically converted from former farm buildings, and provide quality accessible accommodation with modern facilities. The properties are ideally suited for those wishing to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks. With panoramic views over rolling countryside, the two brick cottages have use of a communal walled garden with lawns and patio. The lodge has its own private lawned garden with furniture. Stokesley is a vibrant centre offering a wide range of pubs, shops, tea rooms and a regular farmers’ market. This beautiful area is ideal for walking or cycling, plus the historic market towns of Northallerton, Yarm and Thirsk (famous as the home of James Herriot) are all within 20 minutes’ drive. These three Stokesley cottages are superb bases for families at any time of year.

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About the location


Great Ayton 3 miles; Saltburn-by-the–Sea 14 miles.

Stokesley is an attractive, elegant, historic market town which was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, with many interesting Georgian and Victorian buildings. The River Leven flows through the town and is crossed by the ancient Pack Horse Bridge. Levenside provides visitors with a peaceful riverside walk, well planted with trees, as a contrast to the bustle of the High Street. The town has a distinguished wide cobbled main street lined with Georgian and Regency buildings. It is well served with shops, banks, public houses and restaurants and the weekly Friday markets are held on the main square. Just off the market square is the Church of St Peter & St Paul which has woodwork carved by the Mouseman of Kilburn. Surrounded by the Cleveland Hills and close to the northern edge of the North York Moors, Stokesley provides an ideal base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales, the heather clad North Yorkshire Moors and the pretty market towns of Great Ayton, Northallerton and Thirsk. The seaside spa resort of Saltburn is 30 mins drive away whilst Whitby, Runswick Bay and Robin Hoods Bay are within easy reach.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas