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Little Owl Lodge

Lynesack near Butterknowle, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 960855)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Very nice Lodge, roomy, comfy and the owner Pat was very helpful, we walked the local walks, really nice views but very poorly maintained."

    Barnard Castle is a lovely place, very busy, the Teesdale way runs through there, which is an eye opener of a walk, dramatic paths at times. The area is great for walkers.

    Reviewed by DenyseJun 2021

  • "It was away from any hustle and bustle."

    Lovely countryside. Alpacas in the field right next to the lodge. Were lucky to see squirrels, rabbits and stoats. Lodge itself had everything we needed. The sauna is an added bonus. Perfect.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2020

  • "This is a very lovely, warm and well laid out lodge."

    The views were spectacular. We went in October and had some concerns re warmth but the lodge was really warm with the heating being more than adequate. This is a very private setting with alpacas and horses your neighbours. Patrick and Yvonne were just down the Lane if you needed anything and very friendly. The infra red sauna was wonderful, so much so we used it every day! The track to the lodge is single track and has a number of potholes but, you are in a secluded spot and you don’t want to see lines of tarmac or concrete, so for us this wasn’t an issue.

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2020

  • "A very comfortable lodge with the benefit of being on a farm."

    No other holidaymakers. Not on a caravan park. The perfect spot for those who like the countryside. Public footpaths start from the lodge in all directions. And from the sun-room we sat and watched the wildlife and spotted a stoat and a barn owl. Each day we spent walking on the hills and the moors. A walkers paradise.

    Reviewed by NicoleJul 2020

  • "We had a great time here, it's well placed to explore the area and comfortable."

    If you ask nicely, you get to feed the alpacas too.

    Reviewed by JOct 2019

  • "Beautiful lodge located on a farm, very peaceful location, owner pat was very attentive and made sure we had what we needed."

    Beds were very comfortable. We will most definitely be rebooking in the future.

    Reviewed by GaryOct 2019

  • "Very friendly and helpful owners and the lodge itself was just fantastic."

    Everything you needed was there and it was lovely, clean and cosy. The country scenery when looking out of the windows in the mornings was a joy, the resident barn owl even put in an appearance for us. It is highly likely we will return to Little Owl Lodge.

    Reviewed by DougSep 2018

  • "I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Little Owl Cottage."

    It has everything you could want and is a real home from home, very comfortable, with great views as the cherry on the top. All on one level, with two bathrooms, two large bedrooms, it is well set up for anyone with mobility problems. It makes a great base for touring the beautiful County Durham area. Pat and Yvonne are very welcoming and friendly. Don't miss the opportunity to meet and feed their alpacas! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2018

  • "This was our second visit to Little Owl and it was just as good as the first."

    The Lodge is very comfortable and quiet, and really well equipped Many places to visit by car. Duham Dales, Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District plus Reeth, Tan Hill Inn etc. It was also nice to see the owners, Pat and Yvonne, again. Nothing is too much trouble for them. (sorry we didn't say goodbye) We are already looking forward to our third visit.

    Reviewed by JimJun 2018

  • "Another lovely stay at Little Owl Lodge."

    Pat and Yvonne very helpful and friendly. This was our second stay in a couple of months. Had the opportunity to feed the Alpacas this time. Added to the interest of our stay. Well recommended.

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • 1 x super-king double (zip/link can be twin), 1 x double
  • Bathroom with whirlpool bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, dry sauna, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area and multi-fuel stove.
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Lawned garden with patio,furniture and chiminea
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: This property has a 5pm check in and a 9am check out

The property

Butterknowle 1.3 miles.

Little Owl Lodge is an exemplary custom designed timber built lodge in the hamlet of Lynesack near the village of Butterknowle in the beautiful countryside near Barnard Castle in Durham.

This single-storey lodge boasts luxury features including an infrared sauna, and makes it the perfect location for a luxury family getaway in the stunning scenery of the Durham Dales.

The contemporary-decorated open plan living area give this lodge a real homely feel, complemented by the multi-fuel stove and comfortable sofas in front of the TV.

The well-equipped, modern kitchen proves itself to be the ideal place to cook up a home-cooked meal, to be enjoyed in one of the many seating areas inside and outside of this property depending on the weather.

The large-scale rooms in this house, including the refreshing, contemporary bedrooms and bathrooms, make this property suitable for all ages and abilities with plenty of wheelchair access into the lodge.

The outside of this property boasts two seating areas; a raised lawn area with a chiminea, as well as a patio, both with incredible views of the surrounding countryside.

The village of Butterknowle is one mile away and has two pubs.

Barnard Castle is six miles away and is a charming market town, home to the magnificent Bowes Museum.

It hosts a large antique quarter; unique shopping; restaurants, and a vibrant arts centre.

Bishop Auckland is nine miles away itself is a market town brimming with history and culture, home to Auckland Castle and a Roman Fort along with a theatre and art complex.

The open air spectacular show Kynren is re-enacted in the shadow of Auckland Castle, on a weekend during the summer months.

The beautiful city of Durham sits just 11 miles from Bishop Auckland, the county town is home to a magnificent cathedral, and castle which has World Heritage Site status, and is noted for some of the best examples of Norman architecture in Europe.

An exquisite lodge in a fascinating part of North East England.

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About the location


Barnard Castle 7.6 miles; Bishop Auckland 8 miles; Darlington 15 miles.

Set between the pretty market towns of Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle is the sleepy little village of Butterknowle, near to Hamsterley Forest. Head West to spend the day in Barnard Castle, set on the site of a Roman fort, where the medieval castle ruins still tower over the River Tees. The town boasts quaint cobbled streets, yards and back lanes, which were first laid out in the 12th century, along with rows of attractive, old stone houses. The town centre hosts an arts complex should you be in search of a bit of culture, whilst there’s a range of independent shops to peruse, where you’re certain to find the perfect holiday keepsake. A short drive eastward from Butterknowle brings you to bustling town of Bishop Auckland, elevated above the River Wear and known as the Gateway to Weardale.On the outskirts of the town you can wander the ancient stones of the Binchester Roman Fort, the largest in the county. Beautiful walking country is right on the doorstep of this village, with the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just a few miles away, whilst an array of interesting towns and a wealth of historic attractions can all be found within an easy drive.

Region Information

Note: This property has a 5pm check in and a 9am check out

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