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Bracken Howe Lodge

Egton, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1015816)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Bracken Howe Lodge is a well appointed, comfortable holiday home in the middle of a beautiful woodland caravan park."

    We were very pleased to find that the photos matched the reality and we had a lovely week's stay. The park is well situated for travelling to nearby attractions, such as Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay, Scarborough and Dalby Forest, but far enough away to feel a sense of peace and quiet. A few finishing touches might improve the lodge further (toilet roll holders would be handy and a blind for the front door - the children were a little scared to get up for the toilet in the night), but these are very small things. Thank you for our holiday, I have a feeling we will be back.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2022

  • "There had been a couple of small issues which we reported to site manager Lisa, who responded immediately and provided excellent service in rectifying the issues."

    Lovely lodge, fully kitted out with everything you could need. Lovely peaceful site, lots of birds & wildlife (saw hares, squirrels and even a deer). After long days out with lots of walking, it was lovely to come back to the hot tub. Only suggestion would be to cut back some of the overhanging branches as debris off the trees falls into the decking / outside furniture. Otherwise loved it. Thank you…

    Reviewed by ToniJun 2022

  • "This was our 3rd stay and we loved it."

    Our only criticism is the early check out time. It feels very rushed having to get a family of four out by 10am and it makes the end of the holiday a little stressful. Even if this was extended to 10.30am, it would be helpful. Otherwise, this is one of our favourite places.

    Reviewed by KirstyJun 2022

  • "Fantastically equipped, modern and well-cleaned lodge in an idyllic woodland setting."

    We found very few faults with the lodge and very much enjoyed our two nights there-we regretted not staying longer! The caravan park is lovely and quiet with plenty of wildlife and is well situated with Whitby and other places of interest /attractions only a short drive away. Would definitely recommend and stay again!

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2022

  • "Just a very pleasant stay in beautiful accommodation"

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2022

  • "We had a fabulous time, everything was spot on."

    We didn't have hot water the first night, someone tried to fix it but couldn't, however we got the plumber there first thing and was all arranged and fixed no chasing. Excellent service I work in a similar industry and understand things break. Its how it is dealt with and this was 100% good. Loved the quality of the bedding utensils everything. Location stunning and the hot tub icing on the cake. Thank you hopeful we will be back soon.

    Reviewed by LynnApr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at bracken howe."

    We were pleasantly surprised at how modern and clean everything was. It also was a great touch having a cupboard with lots of kids toys and books, our two toddlers certainly enjoyed it. My only slight downside is the very late check in time and early check out. It does make it impossible to stay for only 1 night and even with us staying 2 nights it felt very rushed having to quickly have breakfast and tidy the lodge up ready for us to leave. But all in all, we loved it and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by MatthewApr 2022

  • "We had a great tiem!"

    Beautiful surroundings. Loved the woodland walk, great access to the coast and moors.

    Brenda, Derek, Dave, Sally, Brian And EmilyApr 2022

  • "We’ve had a fabulous week at Bracken Howe."

    Lovely lodge, well equipped and great welcome basket. We all loved the hot tub! Lots to do in surrounding area. We did the Rail Trail and got steam train back ( easy downhill walk). Visited Whitby Abbey, Robin Hood’s Bay, Staithes and Runswick Bay ( great beach). We also did the escape Whitby Room – great laugh and lovely couple who run it – good for a rainy day. Great campsite and loved the woodland walk. Hopefully be back.

    Mr B CoxApr 2022

  • "A lovely weekend has been had at Bracken Howe Lodge !"

    Great location for Goathland walks, RHB and a fabulous meal at The Postgate Inn (Egton Bridge), which we would highly recommend. The pack on arrival was a lovely touch with Yorkshire treats. The hot tub was great and relaxing after all the hiking. There were hiding places a plenty for the big kids (adults) we brought with us which gave us a lot of laughs.Chilled, fun, peaceful, relaxing weekend with great friends in lovely surroundings.

    Sarah,Al, Clare And John.Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Bracken Howe to celebrate New Year!"

    We found the lodge to be comfortable and well equipped and enjoyed the extra luxury of the hot tub after a long walk on New Years Day We were visited by the chickens but they were more interested in whether we had any food for them rather than us! All in all a lovely stay and we will definitely be back!

    Mr MooreJan 2022

  • "Great weekend away with friends, the lodge had everything you could possibly need!"

    Hot tub was great too and all very clean. 10 mins from whitby which was great.

    Reviewed by HannahNov 2021

  • "Had another fantastic week staying at the Bracken Howe (stayed there 2 years ago too)."

    Lodge still as lovely as I remember it & the woodland/plantation surroundings are amazing too. Lots to do around the Whitby area too so great location. We will definitely be coming back again in future. The Gay Family

    Reviewed by LeeOct 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday, very enjoyable"

    Reviewed by YvonneSep 2021

  • "What a fantastic place in beautiful, peaceful surroundings."

    A perfect place to celebrate my 70th birthday. Everything about the lodge is top quality and the hot tub - a dream ! After long, tiring days out visiting attractions it was a perfect place to chill and relax. Thank you so much for making our holiday so special. Yvonne James

    Yvonne JamesSep 2021

  • "Â A 5 star lodge on a well run and peaceful site."

    The woodland walks are superb and good to wake you up! Hot tub is a definite bonus and was the perfect way to relax. Never  heard a soul during our stay. Just saw the rabbits, birds and chickens!!!  Could not recommend the lodge enough. No wonder it is fully booked all the time. Thank you from all of us especially Ollie xxx

    Candice, Ollie And IanJul 2021

  • "Cleanliness was appalling, considering there was supposed to be extra cleaning due to vivid this was far from evident."

    We did get a text to say we could get into the lodge 2 hours early than the 5PM normal time I just wish they had spent those 2 hours on cleaning the property. 1 crumbs left on worktop by toaster 2 crumbs and hair all over the floor in the kitchen area 3 old sock under the bed full of dust must of been there over a month 4 dirt dust and cobwebs behind every item of furniture 5 handmarks all over the coffee and dining table 6 half or 3/4 used soap dispensers left in bathroom and kitchen as part of covid i would expect either new bottles or none

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2021

  • "Was very dissatisfied with the way Sykes handled our booking, as we had to move the booking by 12 months due to COVID, and having paid in full, the 2021 booking was £156 cheaper."

    No refund was given, this is not good customer service so I would warn everyone be careful when booking you take out insurance as Sykes will not provide a refund. I will not be using them again. On a positive note the lodge was fantastic and would go again if I could book it direct.

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2021

  • "What a fantastic week!"

    Perfect weather, sunshine every day. Have enjoyed every minute. And very happy with the lodge, no complaints. Been out exploring every day, so much to see on the doorstep – moors, the seaside, Whitby, the Abbey, Ruswarp. Made use of the hot tub every day. Would definitely recommend the lodge and look forward to coming back in the future. Many thanks!

    Steel FamilyApr 2021

  • "Overall the lodge was amazing and provided us with a lovely break away with the family."

    Couple of negatives, the springs in the mattress on the mezzanine bed were broken and it slopped downwards making it quite uncomfortable and we couldn’t get the heated towel rail in the ensuite on the mezzanine to work. The lodge is fully stocked with cutlery, crockery etc. but that doesn’t leave any space in the kitchen cupboards to put the food we took with us so had to stack it up on the breakfast bar, hence leaving very little workspace. These were little issues which would not stop us from going back again if the price was right, we’ve looked for summer 2021 and prices are really expensive though.

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Bracken Howe and that you have since decided to book a return visit. Thank you so much for alerting us to the problem with the bed. It was a broken slat in the bed itself. Both King Size beds and mattresses have been replaced with new ones. The cupboard with rotating shelves is intended for guests to store their food provisions and is usually left empty for this purpose. Everything else will fit into the other kitchen cupboards and drawers. The heated towel rails are fully functioning. Please do not hesitate to seek assistance from staff on site during your stay if you have any queries or difficulties. They will be very happy to help you Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2020

  • "The booking process for Bracken Howe Lodge was very straightforward as was the payment process."

    Information about our stay (e.g. check in and check out process, things to do) was sent out in advance and the site itself was very quick to respond to a direct question I asked them about whether you can get online groceries delivered to the site (you can by the way - you just need to meet the delivery van in the car par by the site entrance). The Ladycross site was very pleasant. It's nice and quiet and there is plenty of woodland in which you're free to roam. Bracken Howe Lodge was also lovely. It can be easy to quibble about lots of little things when writing reviews like this (e.g. it would have been nice if they'd provided this or that), but I don't think it's ever possible for the owners to think of every little thing to include in the lodge or to cater for absolutely everybody's tastes - all I can say is that overall both me and my family thought that this property was really good and we would recommend it.

    Reviewed by IanAug 2020

  • "A beautiful lodge in a lovely area and campsite!"

    Lisa was so helpful and on hand to answer any questions! Great space and excellent heating system... so lovely and cosy!

    Reviewed by LauraNov 2019

  • "We came out here for Kathryn's surprise 60th birthday."

    We all were stunned on how beautiful it was when we got here. Everything was well maintained and top notch! We drank plenty of gin and the hot tub was used every night! (Enough room for 6). The welcome pack was a nice touch when we got here.

    Miss C AliNov 2019

  • "My wife, 2 children, brother and sister in law and I went for a short 4 night stay at the Bracken Howe lodge."

    It was incredible, the lodge itself was stunning. So much so I want to build one myself! The staff were brilliant and the surrounding area of Whitby was excellent. Loads to do for everyone if you are looking to relax or go explore. Couldn't recommend highly enough. We had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by AlistairOct 2019

  • "A stunning lodge in a beautiful location in easy access of Whitby."

    The hot tub was AMAZING & we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bracken lodge.

    Reviewed by ShelleyOct 2019

  • "Wonderful lodge."

    Perfect location to enjoy the coast and moors.

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2019

  • "The staff were excellent, friendly and helpful upon arrival."

    All the facilities in the house were great, especially the hot tub! We had a fantastic time, our children loved going for walks around the grounds. A lovely place to go, quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Definitely recommend and we will be visiting again.

    Reviewed by AxlJul 2019

  • "We have had a lovely week in this beautiful lodge."

    The hot tub was great after days out sight seeing and was much needed after our 18 mile bike ride to Ravenscar and back! It is a lovely site in a great area. We will hopefully return one day!

    The Maines Family - August 2018Aug 2018

  • "We've really enjoyed our family holiday here at Bracken Howe Lodge."

    It's our 3rd year and we love it here. Leaving relaxed after our lovely week. All happy for another year! Thank you.

    The Bradburys - June 2018Jun 2018

  • "The lodge was amazing, we get together as a group of friends from Uni for an early Christmas every year and we now have a mini member (Cora- just 2 years old) who loved the toy cupboard."

    The lodge is equipped to an extremely high standard, the checking in and correspondance was brilliant and was a lovely personal touch. The hot tub was clean, well kept and a lovely treat. The only problem is - we don't want to leave!!!

    Brooke - Atherton & Co, Manchester - December 2017Dec 2017

  • "If you had to build a lodge to live in permanently it would be Bracken Howe, it's beautifully designed and has just about everything, We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I'm sure we will come back in 2018."

    The welcome pack was a lovely touch.

    Steve & Debs Donnelly, Chester-le-Street - November 2017Nov 2017

  • "A magical week, thank you so much."

    We plan to return in 2018, lots of happy memories. Sofia loved the toys in the property and we had great fun in the hot tub. Thank you for the welcome pack.

    Claire Hird- Durham - October 2017Oct 2017

  • "We have had the best three nights away ever,we don't want to leave, the hot tub is amazing, the lodge is very clean and well equipped."

    The location is fantastic, so peaceful, we will definately book again, hopefully for longer.

    E French & Helen, Nottingham - September 2017Sep 2017

  • "Thank you so much for your hospitality, we would love to book again."

    Hadlington Family - September 2017Sep 2017

  • "We love it here!"

    Had a wonderful relaxing break as a family in this beautiful setting. Just perfect. See you next year!

    Bradbury Family, June 2017Jun 2017

  • "Wow what a fab lodge!"

    Very impressed from the moment we stepped inside. Lovely friendly staff on site. Using the hot tub everyday was a special touch of luxury. Thank you for the welcome pack. Lovely spot, easy to get into Whitby. Thank you very much from all of us.

    The Blagg Family August 2016Aug 2016

  • "A lovely lodge in a very peaceful location."

    The welcome pack was a lovely surprise. The lodge was very well equipped, home from home. Location was great for sightseeing around the local area and the hot tub great for when you got back after a day out. We hope to come back and stay again.

    The Tomlinson Family August 2016Aug 2016

  • "My husband and I chose to Bracken Howe Lodge for our honeymoon as I don't like flying."

    It was as stunning as the brochure showed. We were extremely pleased with everything about the lodge, the owners have certainly thought of everything from the welcome pack right down to wash powder which really puts the icing on the cake. We loved our time in the hot tub it was very rewarding after days out walking. Feeding the wildlife was certainly a bonus. An absolutely stunning lodge and we will definitely be bringing the family back.

    Mr And Mrs Bates, Doncaster; April 2016Apr 2016

  • "We had a great New Year break in the lodge."

    We have to say that the welcome and overall service we experienced is one of the best we have had. The lodge was perfect and enjoyed by all the family. The Toy cupboard was a dream for our two children (age 4 and 5) and everything was very well played with and investigated! It was great to welcome in 2016 in the hot tub with a bottle of bubbly! Thank you especially for prompt assistance when required - very much appreciated. We hope to stay with you again in the future. xxxx P.S. the welcome pack was such a nice touch!

    The Peibst Family; January 2016Jan 2016

  • "Beautiful lodge, very peaceful surroundings."

    Whitby was a great place - so much to do. We all especially enjoyed crabbing by the harbour at high tide and rowing at Ruswarp, lots of fun!

    The Homer FamilyNov -0001

  • "This was our first visit to this part of the country; the setting of this accommodation is peaceful and tranquil, The interior decor was certainly to our liking and exceeded our expectations."

    The extras such as liquid soap, cleaning products and complimentary basket were very much appreciated. When we relaxed in the hot tub my teenage children insisted this was a 'must have' at home - definitely the icing on the cake! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to family and friends.

    The Nash FamilyNov -0001

  • "6th – 13th October 2014 What a find, a fabulous property."

    This really exceeded our expectations - beautifully furnishes and equipped. The hot tub was well used - morning, noon and night. If it's missing when the next guests arrive, you'll find it at one of these addresses! We suggest guests fill the bird feeders as you'll be entertained every morning with an array of birds. We travelled around quite a bit during the week as this is an ideal base for reaching different places. The couple managing the reception were very friendly and helpful. We will sure to be back.

    Haywood Party, BirminghamNov -0001

  • "June 2015 What a fantastic find!"

    A wonderful lodge with breath-taking surroundings - absolutely beautiful - especially whilst sat in the hot tub relaxing with a wine! The lodge is lovely and spacious, exceptionally clean and well-equipped. Our baby (15 months) absolutely loved the toy cupboard spending most of her time there! We've had such a fantastic weekend in Bracken Howe Lodge; everything has exceeded our expectations and we definitely will be returning and also recommending this park to our family and friends. Thank you very, very much!

    The Bradbury/Williams/Buckley Party, Warrington/ManchesterNov -0001

  • "June 2015 A gorgeous lodge in a peaceful and beautiful place."

    Everything first class! The hot tub a bonus enjoyed, especially by our little grandson. Thank you so much for the welcome pack. Really thoughtful and much appreciated! A very special retreat.

    Mr And Mrs B CoxNov -0001

  • "June 2015 We've just spent a fabulous week at Bracken Howe Lodge - what a magnificent property."

    Languishing in the hot tub was so relaxing - a proper de-stress from our busy jobs. We decided to put wild bird food out each day and were treated to an entertaining ritual on the bird feeders every morning. Also, we saw tree creepers, a golden pheasant and a gold crest! This is in addition to the blue, coal and great tits, robins, jays and chaffinches. We feel so refreshed that we'd like to revisit next year.

    No Party NameNov -0001

  • "We had a great stay!"

    Gorgeous lodge (we want to live here). Really loved the hot tub, especially with snow and ice on the deck. Thank you for the welcome pack as we came in. My brother and I loved the cupboard of toys and went in there a lot for all the wonderful toys. We put some food and seed for the birds and my Granny and Grandad loved to watch them flying around the lodge, you could see the birds from the hot tub too. Thanks again, hope to come back soon (very soon).

    Alice Age 9 Nearly 10. (And George!)Nov -0001

  • "As soon as we entered Bracken Howe Lodge it gave us the wow factor!"

    We all wanted to stay forever. We loved the hot tub, good fun and the kids thought the toy cupboard was awesome! Thank you for the lovely bag of goodies, a nice touch. A fab location seeing all the sights plus being located in the forest was peaceful. Loved it!

    The Sands FamilyNov -0001

  • "Lovely lodge, hot tub a hit with all the family."

    Well maintained and well run site. We've had a great holiday and all love Whitby, one of our favourite and much returned to places!

    The Ford Family - July/August 2018Nov -0001

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  • Ground floor, with mezzanine level. Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-sized double with large walk-in wardrobes and TV, 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x mezzanine-level king-sized double, with TV and shower room, basin and WC. Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Utility room.
  • Heating is by way of a fully controllable underfloor system, with additional gas fired log-burning style stove. Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, radio, i-Pod dock. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Designated parking area directly outside the property for two cars. Fully enclosed, decked veranda with table and chairs, hot tub. Pub 10 mins’ walk
  • Whitby 10 mins’ drive. Bracken Howe is situated within ‘Ladycross Plantation’, a 5 star ‘Quality in Tourism’ rated touring caravan park.

The property

Bracken Howe is a stunning lodge set in 30 acres of tranquil woodland at Egton, a picturesque village just 5 miles from Whitby.

Families or even couples seeking a special luxury retreat in natural surroundings will fall instantly in love with this fabulous property.

With relaxing hot tub, magnificent double-height open living area and veranda for al fresco dining, Bracken Howe is a divine place to unwind and recharge with good company. Once inside the spacious lodge, the first thing to impress is the amazing light which floods the open plan living space, thank to its floor to ceiling glass windows.

This is a place to feel truly at one with nature. The fully fitted kitchen is stylishly finished with granite worktops and quality Neff appliances.

Additionally, there is a small utility area. The dining area, with its backdrop of leafy trees, is light and airy and a perfect spot to enjoy convivial, unhurried meals. Recline on the comfortable seating in the main sitting room area and warm tired feet by the real flame, wood burning-style gas stove after days spent exploring. There are two fantastic bedrooms on the ground floor: a charming, bright twin bedroom plus an elegant double bedroom with walk-in closet.

Both bedrooms have woodland views.

The bathroom is elegant, with a free standing bath and large shower. And for younger guests, a toy cupboard, located off the entrance hall, is a real treasure trove!

Books, games, teddies and dolls are wonderful additions which make a holiday that little bit extra special. On the upper mezzanine floor, a spacious master bedroom, with luxury en-suite shower, boasts spectacular woodland views. From the living space, doors open onto a veranda with table, chairs and amazing hot tub!

Relax with a glass of champagne as the sun shines through a canopy of trees.

Listen to the cornucopia of birdsong – robins, jays, chaffinches, blue tits, golden pheasants - as you soak up the spectacular distant views.

The village of Egton is a short walk away.

There you can enjoy drinks or supper in one of two award-wining inns, both renowned for their superb food.

There’s lots of lovely walks, being on the edge of the glorious North York Moors. A short drive away is the village of Grosmont.

From here, take a heritage steam locomotive to Pickering – foodies will adore the culinary delights of a Pullman dining train! Or if it’s the sea that beckons, head for Whitby – a much-loved, ancient seaside town and former fishing port, boasting many attractions including the fascinating Whitby Museum, iconic Whitby Abbey, inspiration for Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, which he wrote whilst staying at Whitby, a lovely sandy beach and, of course, amazing fish and chip restaurants. In such wonderful surroundings, and with easy access to some of Yorkshire’s finest scenery, you are assured of an idyllic holiday in this superb lodge.

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About the location


Robin Hood's Bay 5.5 miles; Scarborough 19.3 miles; Pickering 23 miles; Guisborough 21.5 miles.

The seaside town and port of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire. Ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire, the local area hosts an abundance of activity so you can be sure to get the best out of both the countryside and the coast. From the nearby North York Moors to its Blue Flag beaches, there's something here for every interest and time of year. Amongst its many attractions, Whitby holds a charming atmosphere, home to winding streets and hidden alleys, where you can find a wide selection of eateries and shops scattered amongst them. Take a trip to the picturesque harbour and lighthouse to watch the sun set, or get involved in some whale watching or a coastal cruise to watch the creatures up close. Climb the famous 199 steps to the Whitby Abbey to immerse yourself with history, or visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum presenting historical and ethnographic exhibition about Cook himself. Hosting an abundance of leisure facilities, opportunities to explore the natural lands, and plenty of coastal delights, Whitby offers something for everyone. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay full of heritage wonders and scenic spots, and in reach of the bustling towns of Scarborough and Middlesbrough, Whitby is a prime location for exploring all of the delights that Yorkshire has to offer.

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Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi included.
Parking: Private parking for two cars.
Please note only one high chair and one cot available at this property. Guests are invited to bring their own travel cot/high chair if additional are required.

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