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Badgers Retreat

(Ref. 1083249)

Tunstall near Hipswell, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful lodge, in a lovely location."

    Comfortable accommodation, and equipped with everything you need for your stay. Great location for sightseeing around the area.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2024

  • "The lodge was in a pretty and peaceful location it was very clean well equipped stunning kitchen comfy sofas and beds."

    Unfortunately hob not working this was rectified next day when table top hob supplied. Could do with second side table in lounge area. Tv only had small selection of terrestrial channels. Frame around sky light had been botched up. Step into shower very high and could have been much lower when originally installed. Toilet in main bathroom difficult to flush and needed new syphon. Mirror in dressing area needs lowering when sat on stool could only see top half of my head. Overall good lodge but above issues need rectifiying. Site reception never open

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Oct 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay in this lodge."

    Clean, comfortable and well equipped. I really don’t want to put anything negative but the advert stated there was a dvd player and there wasn’t. As the weather was not very kind I bought a cheap dvd player from Argos. But do not let tat detract from a great stay in a comfortable place.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time in a comfortable, spacious and clean lodge."

    'Hidden Gem' is situated in a lovely, quiet and picturesque holiday park, with dog walking facilities within metres of the lodge. We look forward to returning next year, and are already counting the days.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "The lodge very comfortable, with all you need for a wonderfull stay."

    could do with some attention outside on the decking.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Jun 2023

  • "Great internally took some photos of things that were tired broken or could do with some attention, but a lovely place"

    Reviewed by Ross4.1May 2023

  • "We had the most beautiful much needed holiday, Just a minor issue the freezer really needed defrosting, good idea to defrost after each booking."

    Would love to return to the same lodge

    Reviewed by Betty4.7May 2023

  • "Myself and my parents (and 2 big dogs) had a very comfortable stay at Badger's retreat."

    It was very quiet and peaceful and our 'retreat' was beautiful. There is not much in Tunstall itself but LOADS to see within 15-30 minutes drive away.

    Reviewed by Kirsty3.8Apr 2023

  • "Very good value lodge in a nice quiet and well maintained holiday park."

    Excellent base for exploring the dales and moors.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Mar 2023

  • "On first walking in to lodge, it felt like home, some small issues, main bathroom window was open only found on 2nd day, main bedroom window sash having gap in bottom right hand corner, when windy the lodge howled as wind came through poor double glazed windows, my opinion is replacing them, as numerous attempts to rectify have failed."

    I would also like to see king size beds instead of double bed, cramped. But apart from that there was sufficient kitchen appliances, and utensils, and yes we have recommended this to our friends, and one couple already booked, and yes we will return in the future. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Jan 2023

  • "Excellent place so homely comfortable and local to so much will be back in summer ."

    Wi-Fi smart tv wine and dog treats all added to the experience 10/10 will be back

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2022

  • "Thankyou so much Hidden gem badgers retreat was the most beautiful lodge we have ..."

    Thankyou so much Hidden gem badgers retreat was the most beautiful lodge we have ever stayed in it was immaculately clean very comfortable warm everything catered for we had a most relaxing holiday it’s in a beautiful area lots of lovely places to visit close by we will definitely book again excellent 10 out of 10 the owners have thought of everything Thor guests comfort thankyou so much

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Throughly enjoyed our stay and the lodge was absolutely stunning will definitely book again for next year."

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent Holiday ."

    .. home from home very comfortable seating and beds good, kitchen used over weeks stay all utensils available to use only problem can opener not working easy fix replaced site was nice quite also very friendly people dog walking good .. looking to return soon .. Kevin..

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable lodge, decorated and furnished to a high standard."

    Quiet & peaceful location. Enjoyed sitting on the veranda in the sunshine! Great location to explore the local attractions.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The Lodge is so comfortable and in a beautiful location. Would recommend this property to everyone. The owner was amazing and replied immediately to a small issue that we had and it was sorted the same day. Thank you for a wonderful week at Badgers Retreat.

    Reviewed by Felice4.4Jul 2022

  • "We arrived in the pouring and site power failure only to find no one available to identify which was our lodge and then had to contact your office for info."

    Problem was that nowhere on your paperwork was the number or the name of lodge shown. I noted a previous comment on a feedback listing this problem but you obviously haven’t acted on. Another issue was that on Thursday our final day at breakfast we were greeted by workman with a digger looking to repair some drainage problem. Surely this could have been done next day during changeover. Shame because otherwise a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful lodge and considering it is dog friendly this is one of the nicest and cleanest places we've stayed at."

    Usually dog friendly properties are only 2-3*. Our 2 pups loved this place.

    Reviewed by Karol5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful lodge we enjoyed every minute so warm and cosy with the wild weather ..."

    Beautiful lodge we enjoyed every minute so warm and cosy with the wild weather outside, we hope to stay again at some point,

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jan 2022

  • "Wow, what a lovely place, very clean and beautifully furnished, and well equipped too, excellent value for money and so peaceful."

    It’s just a short drive for anything you need including shopping or sights to be seen. All in all a wonderful stay, added bonus of a beautifully decorated Christmas tree and high quality welcome pack

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Dec 2021

  • "Very nice lodge enjoyed our holiday."

    A little nest of tables in the lounge to stand cups on would be handy Sykes need to put the number of the lodge on customers paperwork.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Nov 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday."

    the quite , the property which was excellent the quality of the bed linen and all the comfort that made our stay..We would like to thank the property owner for the information provided about the area and places to visit ..

    Reviewed by P5.0Oct 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front decking with furniture
  • Two small well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: There are steps up to the front decking, please take care

The property

Hipswell 2.9 miles.

Resting in a peaceful holiday park is this delightful detached lodge, Badgers Retreat.

Finished to a high standard and perfect for a small family or group of four, Badgers Retreat is a charming setting for your next Yorkshire Dales adventure, set within the Swaledale valley and boasting easy access to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Two in-demand off-road parking spaces greet you on arrival; after parking, make your way up to the sunny front deck and unwind on the seating as you take in your quiet surroundings.

Head inside the lodge to find an inviting sitting room, a space featuring neutral tones and ample plush seating to make you feel at home; switch on the TV to enjoy a movie night with the family.

Venture to the back of the lodge to find a phenomenal kitchen, its high-gloss, red fittings are home to an abundance of appliances, including a large fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher!

After the designated chef the group has rustled up a delectable meal, enjoy it in the welcoming dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows flooding the space with natural light and making it a pleasant spot to dine in.

When night falls, continue to a spacious master bedroom with a double bed, a fabulous walk-in wardrobe and handy en-suite shower room.

Close-by is another well-presented double room with easy access to an impressive family bathroom; the bathroom is adorned with attractive tiling and provides you with a b-shaped bath to soak up in.

The nearby village of Tunstall is home to the Bay Horse Inn, a superb spot to stop for a pint and lunch, whilst the large village of Hipswell is situated less than three miles away and is home to all of your amenities in one setting.

After grabbing your essentials from the village's superstore, why not play a round of golf at the Catterick Golf Club?

Continue travelling north to find the county town of Richmond where numerous attractions can be found within its quaint architecture, including: the fascinating Richmondshire Museum, the breath-taking Richmond Castle and the beautiful River Swale Waterfalls.

Venture south to find the market town of Leyburn where you can embark on a walk or cycle through Lewyburn Shawl, explore the nearby Harmby Waterfall or, if you come at the right time of year, spend the day at the popular Wensleydale Agricultural Show.

Be sure to make the most of the Yorkshire Dales and traverse its National Park where a plethora of excursions and attractions can be found, including The Forbidden Corner.

Additionally, you can enjoy outings in the bustling towns of Middlesbrough and Harrogate where many attractions for all the family can be found.

An unforgettable break awaits at this brilliant lodge.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £230.

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About the location


Scotton 1.6 miles; Richmond 1.9 miles.

The village and civil parish of Hipswell makes up the northern part of Catterick Garrison, Richmondshire. The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book, 1086, as being in the hundred of "Land of Count Alan" and retains parts of its history with its handful of quaint churches. Visitors can enjoy playing a game of putty at Catterick Golf Limited and stretching their legs on the village's vast playing fields. Hipswell is served by multiple amenities, including: schools, supermarkets, convenience stores and eateries, meaning visitors won't have to travel far for the things they need during their stay. The village also boasts ample access to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, being in Swaledale itself, with the 268 miles-long Pennine Way trail to walk, the glorious limestone formation of Malham Cove to explore and the striking ruins of Bolton Priory to marvel at. Hipswell is less than two miles south of Richmond, history fans will be especially pleased with this, as the town is home to The Green Howards Museum, Easby Abbey and the Richmondshire Museum; Richmond is additionally home to The Station, a superb spot for evening entertainment, comprising of a cinema, gallery and restaurant. Visitors can travel north east to the town of Darlington where more historical attractions and green spaces await; or continue on to the thriving town of Middlesbrough for a day filled with lakeside and coastal activities.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas