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Ash Lodge

(Ref. 935520)

Charlcot near Masham, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map

4.2

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in the lodge very remote peaceful location nearby Masham and Bedale have all you need."

    Lovely places to visit in the area and it’s so beautiful. Weather was a little against us but I still managed one early morning cuppa outside on the deck Lodge was lovely and cosy rated slightly low for cleanliness as someone really needs to check underneath and behind the beds and the bottom frame of the shower needs a good clean but overall standard wasn’t too bad. It has all you need but you do need to take your own towels which you are advised of when booking (can see some people have previously mentioned this so wanted to clarify) Wouldn’t put us off visiting again our break really wasn’t long enough to be honest a lovely little find

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Mar 2024

  • "Lodge was comfortable and warm ."

    All that you would need for your stay . Lots of places to visit within minutes away. Enjoyed Christmas week with my friend Kate and her Spaniel Rhea . Only down side was no one thought to leave us any milk or tea bags for a drink while waiting for Tesco groceries.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Dec 2023

  • "I brought my parents on holiday."

    The cabin was an absolute joy. Everything was lovely. The location is amazing, so quiet and surrounded by trees. We also enjoyed the wildlife that is all around. Just the break we needed. Thank you

    Hello Alison Many thanks, really pleased that you all had a lovely break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2023

  • "The lodge had everything we needed and was comfortable and clean ."

    The only small criticism would be the cleanliness of the blinds and the dark area in the corner over the cooking area . A light would be most useful ! Apart from that we had a lovely stay !

    Reviewed by Janice3.8Sep 2023

  • "We had a really great time."

    Lovely quiet location and some fantastic places to visit nearby. Only one problem. We found the property quite dark. Even during the day. We had to have the lights on most of the time even though it was sunny outside. I hope we didn't run up too much of an electric bill. Maybe its because we're elderly and our eyesight isn't as good as it should be!! Three days were not enough though.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2023

  • "Brilliant place to stay."

    ..clsan ,comfortable and everything you could need .could happily live there all the time . Saw reviews about the decking not closed off ,all I can say is their dogs were not well behaved if it was a problem.. .my 2 little dogs loved it .they were able to explore without running off . Ideal spot for travelling for days out.. .Would happily stay there again .

    Hello Thanks for the lovely review. You make a fair point regarding the decking. If however guests need a secure area for pets we have other lodges available with enclosed decking areas. Hope to see you again. Kind Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a great holiday in Ash Lodge in mid August."

    It was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The accommodation was roomy and well equipped with everything needed for a comfortable holiday. The TV was excellent in all rooms. Wi Fi was slow and occasionally dropped out, but was adequate given the location. It was very peaceful and there were some good walks nearby. Our dogs loved it, as did our quite fussy grandson. There is plenty to see and do in the locality... this part of North Yorkshire is beautiful! We would certainly return.

    Hello Thank you for your kind feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the lodge and the local area. We would be very pleased if you were to return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely disgusting lodge."

    From first walking in there it smelt so bad, the amount of dust that was around the property made it quite obvious nobody goes in to clean it between stays. There was brown marks on the walls, the plugs had been chewed and stains of the sheets. My daughter has asthma and within 30 minutes if being there it flared it up, so we had to leave. As we didn't get there until late and my son was over tired, and my daughter was coughing quite bad we left and found alternative accommodation. I contacted Sykes the next morning to let them know and request a refund as it wasn't in any state to be slept in, after contacting the owner he has refused us a refund. So over £300 wasted and 2 upset children. Do not waste your money on this place!

    Hello We do not recognise your comments as being accurate. They were submitted by yourself following an unsubstantiated request for a full refund being refused by both Sykes and ourselves. We would like to mention the very positive feedback both before and immediately following your booking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha1.3Jul 2023

  • "Very peaceful plenty off nice walks lovely shower ."

    Only thing missing is a frying pan

    Hello Really pleased you enjoyed your break and thanks for the feedback. There is a frying pan provided. Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Josie5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely home from home in a beautiful rural setting."

    Everything we needed and nothing that we didn't. Thank you to the owners for providing us with the perfect retreat to recharge our batteries. Will definitely return. Thank you ☺️

    Really pleased you enjoyed your break, many thanks for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jul 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, we thought the lodge and its location was great."

    As always, before booking we read reviews which determines if we are going to book or not. We were concerned about having no gate on the decking as we have two small Cockapoos so thanks to previous reviews my husband put something together at home which we took with us, without this it would have been a complete nightmare, especially with a friendly chicken hanging around. We also noticed that people had complained about not having enough light in the cabin but with it being 26 degrees outside this was a bonus for us. In hot weather it was lovely and cool so wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. How to work the oven, hob and microwave is in the kitchen draw but to be fair it was easy, we had no difficulties. Will we stay again? Yes, but I’ll probably take my own bedding as it was definitely in need of replacement. We were advised that there would be no towels so another one to remember as I’m sure these could be easily forgotten. Walks - many to choose from and all lovely. These were in walking distance from the cabin. The owner is contactable at all times but a visit asking if all is okay and a hello would have been a bonus

    Reviewed by Mandy4.1Jun 2023

  • "My sister and I enjoyed our stay at Ash Lodge."

    It was warm, clean and comfortable and a great base for ourselves and our dogs to explore the Yorkshire Dales. p.s. The power showers were wonderful.

    Many thanks. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Ash Lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely week in this well presented lodge and hope to return."

    This is not a complaint but we hope a positive suggestion, a gate at the end of the verandah would prevent the dogs escaping. The free roaming chickens are a big attraction for dogs.

    Hello Andree Thanks for your feedback and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Two of our lodges which are available for booking have enclosed balconies, ideal for restricting pets. Hope you return. Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andree5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful place, very relaxing and quiet we have a wonderful time with family"

    Many Thanks Really pleased you enjoyed your break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Octavian Alexandru5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent location lovely lodge."

    Only issue was no gate on the veranda would have been better for dogs so you can relax more

    Hello Thank you for your feedback and very pleased that you enjoyed the location and lodge. The decking is not gated to allow for easy access however there are two lodges available to book which have enclosed decking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey4.1Mar 2023

  • "Really enjoyable stay, will be back :)"

    Many thanks, really pleased you enjoyed your break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great 3 night stay."

    Extremely relaxing. The lodge was clean and well appointed. ( even the roasting tins were lined with fresh tin foil.) I read other people’s reviews before arriving and to be honest I think the negative ones must have been to a different location!!! I was a little surprised at the distances quoted for shops and pub .

    Hello Thanks for your positive feedback. The closest pub is in the nearby village of Thornton Watlass. The closest shops are in Masham. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Jan 2023

  • "We had to ask for instructions for the oven."

    They are not in the drawer like we were told. The owner did email them through. A gate on the decking to stop the dogs getting out would be perfect

    Hello Gail Thanks for your feedback. The oven instructions were available in the lodge for your use. Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gail4.1Dec 2022

  • "This was the first time stay at a lodge and we were very impressed."

    We found the lodge to be very comfortable, clean, warm and very spacious. The location was ideal for visiting many of the market towns in the dales, we really enjoyed it. There was just one small problem, the instructions for the oven and built in microwave were nowhere to be found, not that we did much cooking!

    Thanks for your feedback and very pleased that you enjoyed your break at the lodge. The appliance instructions for guests are in the kitchen drawer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Oct 2022

  • "The instructions for the cooker and microwave though stated were not there which made life a little difficult."

    But otherwise very clean, peaceful and relaxing.

    Hello Paul Thank you for your feedback. The instructions are available in the kitchen drawer. Kind Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul3.1Sep 2022

  • "Did not realise it was dog friendly ( my fault -should have checked !"

    - we will avoid any dog friendly places in future ) - it is very hard to keep clean eg dog hairs on carpet/settee etc . ! Bedding not up to standard - fitted sheets too small for matteress also spare bedding ( in a pile in wardrobe ) should be cleaned and stored in plastic bags Also found a ladys compact under matteress - no idea how long it had been there ? Still it was very quiet and restfull

    Reviewed by Leslie2.2Aug 2022

  • "Overall we enjoyed our stay in what was a clean and comfortable lodge."

    Peaceful setting. Could be improved though as beds were very uncomfortable, only several cups and glasses and no frying pan. Only one bin bag left and 1 toilet roll so would recommend bringing some essentials. As was dog friendly could of done with a gate as not enclosed so dogs had to stay in whilst we weren’t outside. Plenty of clothes storage and useful to have two bathrooms. Wi-Fi and tvs were fine.

    Reviewed by Phil3.1Jul 2022

  • "Due to the heatwave and the likelihood of it becoming more common, the provision of a Fan would be good."

    Luckily we took our own, but it is quite a bulky item for the car!

    Reviewed by Leslie3.8Jul 2022

  • "The lodge was very spacious and in a lovely quiet location but only a short drive to local amenities in either Masham or Bedale."

    We especially liked the surrounding wildlife with squirrels and rabbits and the odd owl or two! However, we felt the lodge could have done with some comfortable outside chairs instead of a hard bench. Also the dining chairs were very uncomfortable and 2 of the sofas had a very unpleasant smell. The beds were very comfortable but could have done with new pillows (they were flat!) and duvet covers. The ones on the single beds wouldn’t fasten at the bottom as all of the press studs were broken. If these issues were addressed it would be a top notch holiday lodge.

    Reviewed by Gillian3.1Jun 2022

  • "I can highly recommend this place to get away from it all."

    Superbly quiet, but still only a few minutes drive to local facilities and shops. Lovely walks right on the doorstep and so much to see in the surrounding area. The lodge itself was like a home from home, really comfortable and with all the mod-cons of modern life. Fabulous!

    Hello Gary Many thanks for the feedback. Really pleased that you enjoyed the lodge and location. Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2022

  • "We had a wonderful few days in Ash Lodge."

    It was very comfortable and clean and provided a great base for visiting local attractions. It is in a lovely setting and perfect for taking our dog with us with excellent walking around the lodge area.

    Hello Thank you for your feedback and good to hear you enjoyed local walks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila4.1May 2022

  • "After a problem getting in the the property as we hadn't received an email for the code, we luckily asked a neighbour to ring for the code and then it was no problem."

    The property was beautiful, very spacious and clean with all equipment you would need. We had a lovely week in a beautiful setting. the TV did not have many freeview stations but we think signal was poor. However this did not stop us from having a wonderful time back in Yorkshire. We will return.

    Hello Brian Thank you for your kind review. Please note that your arrival instructions asked that you call beforehand in order to receive the updated keysafe code. Sykes don't email codes to guests. The smart tv provides a full choice of channels via apps [BBC iplayer, ITV hub, etc]. We hope to see you again. Kind Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2022

  • "I highly recommend Ash Lodge, Charlcot Lodges, as a holiday base to tour the beautiful Yorkshire Dales."

    The lodges are in a peaceful and quiet location, so ideal to unwind and switch off from the stress of everyday life. Our cabin was very clean, modern and comfortable and provided everything necessary for our stay. We have been here a few times in recent years, we think it's a great place to stay and hope to return again some time.

    Thanks for your feedback Lisa and we look forward to your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Apr 2022

  • "A genuine lovely holiday Lodge."

    Full marks all round, except in the comfort rating where I deducted one point, reluctantly it has to be said. Reason, the Lodge was lovely and warm, except for our bedroom, where the heater never came on during our week stay, I did not attempt to alter any settings other than check it was connected to the electricity, which it was. We don't like a "hot" bedroom, but it is nice to go to bed in a warm room, even if the heater has turned off. Likewise its nice to get up to a warm room, even if the heater has turned itself off after warming the room a little. Maybe our ages have got something to do with it, into our seventies we like to be warm. Would we recommend this Lodge, 100% yes, it is a lovely place to be.

    Hello Philip Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear about bedroom heater but it was working following your departure. There is a small on/off switch at the side. Pleased to hear that you otherwise enjoyed your break. Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Ash Lodge peace and quiet away from the hustle n ..."

    We had a lovely holiday at Ash Lodge peace and quiet away from the hustle n bustle of London we love the Yorkshire dales we will be back again soon Janine & Jason x

    Hello Janine and Jason Really pleased you enjoyed your break in the Dales. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely stay, the lodge was perfect, warm and welcoming with lots of great features."

    The electric fire was particularly well received as it made the lodge warm and homely. Masham is a lovely village for food and walks and is minutes away by car. Thank you for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely peaceful lodge."

    Clean and tidy (apart from the wall above the cooker which had splashes on it from peoples cooking). We found it hard to operate the TV and gave up in the end, thank goodness for sky go on our lap tops, so it did not detract from our stay. The site itself was very well kept and we loved it. We also loved the walk off the site with our dog. The lodge was warm and comfy and i would recommend to anyone wanting peace and quiet. We would book again without hesitation. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lyndon4.1Nov 2021

  • "The only thing that let us down was no television, got told 36 hrs before we went the the mast had been burned down, got told don’t worry it’s a smart tv, that we could still get bBBC lplayer ITV hub etc."

    Couldn’t get nothing at all, that spoiled our short break

    Hello Mrs Newton The smart tv gives free access to main channels in addition to other apps via the free wifi. We are sorry that you could not get it to work but we are always available to help if required. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.1Oct 2021

  • "Hi thanks for a great stay ,loved location ,great lodge ,vacuum cleaner could do ..."

    Hi thanks for a great stay ,loved location ,great lodge ,vacuum cleaner could do with replacing as pushes dirt around ,and WiFi is very poor if you have kids that use it

    Reviewed by June4.7Jul 2021

  • "When we arrived the lodge was very hot."

    The windows were open but the blinds needed to be shut to keep out the sun. As there was no gate at the top of the steps, we were unable to leave any doors open or our dogs would have got out and chased the chickens. This meant that our 3 dogs did not have a good holiday experience, and we were very hot as we couldn't open a door when the sun has gone down.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Jul 2021

  • "We most enjoyed the seclusion of the cabin the area was outstanding for what we ..."

    We most enjoyed the seclusion of the cabin the area was outstanding for what we wanted with the two Labradors but still just 3 1/2 miles from Masham we would holiday here again

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely fantastic."

    Clean, comfortable all mid cons.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2021

  • "Everything you would need for a self catering accommodation."

    Even the dishwasher tablets are supplied. Really lovely bathrooms and all set in a quiet and restful hamlet just outside Masham. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2021

  • "We have previously stayed at Ash Lodge so we were delighted to be back again."

    Everything was as we expected - the peaceful tranquility of the area and the comfort and cleanliness and modern facilities of the Lodge are really good. Possibly the sofa bed could do with a cover but generally we have no complaints and would certainly book again. The blissful quietness of this location is just what we need to utterly switch off from living and working in a busy town so long may this serenity continue here and we would certainly wish to rebook. Thanks for the lovely stay that we needed.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2021

  • "Pleasant quiet area - only four lodges on the site with individual parking."

    Lodges are positioned so you don’t really look out at the other lodges so privacy isn’t a problem. Ash lodge is quite dark inside - could do with a light tube fitting for some additional natural lighting in the main living area & a jug would have been helpful when making up flasks. Overall the lodge is comfortable and clean, we had no worries about holidaying in self catering accommodation during the current climate. Would recommend to anybody and only a 5 min drive from Masham and the best fish & chip shop. Stop at Masham on your way in - market is on Sat & Wed’s.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Sep 2020

  • "The Lodge was very clean and in a great location."

    It was lovely to be out in the countryside surrounded by trees.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2020

  • "The bedding needs replacing as the sheets and mattress protector are very thin and bobbly ."

    I wore socks to bed as the feel was not pleasant.

    Reviewed by Katie3.4Feb 2020

  • "On one of those single beds were long hairs & the women have short hair."

    Stains on one of the duvet covers in the single. We know no towels were provided made clear that we had to bring our own but found it disappointing to have to do this. We tided up but felt having paid The amount we did they would have had a cleaner themselves. We were ok washing pots etc but having to Hoover etc is beyond us. Sorry to feel this way but it’s our views.

    We are sorry to receive your feedback, your very early arrival somewhat prevented the cleaners completing their clean of the lodge. As you will note from previous guests comments, the property regularly receives positive ratings for cleaning standards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol2.8Jan 2020

  • "Very unusual not to provide soap and towels."

    Should mention in the listing that the road is unsuitable for motor vehicles. Need new pillows and duvets Noisy dogs, hens and neighbours having a domestic Inconsistent wi-fi

    Thank you for your comments We do advise clearly both pre and post booking that towels are not provided at the lodge and this is echoed on the property description. The lane that leads to the lodges is a public, tarmaced road and we haven't received any other feedback regarding this. The signpost refers to the bridleway beyond the lodges which is not suitable for vehicles but is great for dog walking etc. Pillows and duvets were recently replaced to your lodge and the WIFI system is newly installed and offers a download speed of 25Mbs. We have many guests who enjoy the lodges which is reflected in their regular returns. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane2.8Dec 2019

  • "We were pretty lucky with the weather, being October month; occasional showers and quite cool but nothing unexpected."

    The lodge itself was lovely, very good size for the two of us and our small dog. The heating was very easy to use; just plug in radiators and/or turn on fire with remote; nice and warm with the chilly evenings. Hot water available all the time too. The oven/microwave/dishwasher all easy to work out how to use (did not see instructions other than for dishwasher). Wi-Fi was available and used each evening with no issues..phone signal was available but occasionally intermittent, not unexpected given the rurality of the location. Ash Lodge was a great base for exploring the Dales and coming back to at the end of each day - Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Oct 2019

  • "Fab find, off the beaten track yet handy for all the major sites."

    Lovely and clean, comfortable, well presented and couldn't fault. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2019

  • "We loved the lodge but the property details said that bedding and towels were included."

    There were no towels which meant that after our journey we had to find somewhere to buy towels for four of us and that was quite an expense for something that should have been provided. I double checked my final email from you and it most definitely says they were provided but beach towels were not.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7May 2019

  • "The was no welcome pack when we arrived at the cottage like there no milk ,suger,tea,coffee ."

    The was one towel between 4 adult so we had to go and buy towels for 3 nights the was no instrustions to use cooker

    Hello, we are sorry to receive your feedback. As explained in your arrival details, we ask that you bring towels although bathmats and tea towels are provided. Instructions for the oven , hob and dishwasher are provided in the kitchen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan2.8Apr 2019

  • "I recently made a complaint about the lodge we stayed in (see ref no above) I have now complained twice and am yet to receive any feedback at all from yourselves as was promised."

    I have used Sykes a number of times to book holiday cottages and have always thought highly of you. I am however very disappointed with the handling of problems and complaints. The cottage we stayed in was filthy and we left a day early. There is only so much thick black mould I want myself and my family subjected to. I am also not very keen on all the edges of rooms being lined with what I presume was dog hair. I am hugely disappointed with your handing of my complaint.

    Thank you for your feedback. Please note that we are looking into your complaint and will call you back shortly to resolve this. Thank you for your patience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Abigail1.6Apr 2019

  • "Our experience at Ash Lodge, Charlcot was everything we were looking for."

    Clean, comfortable, very modern facilities inside and situated in very quiet peaceful surroundings. The kitchen was more than adequately equipped, the bedrooms are not huge yet this was no problem for us and to be honest you wouldn't expect that along with everything else you get here and given the fact these are holiday lodges, we found them totally clean, very modern and comfortable and extremely adequate for our needs. All in all we loved it - a great base to go exploring from - and will be returning again. Thank you for a great holiday!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2019

  • "The place was not very clean, shower was dirty, pillows seemed like they had been washed too many times, so had lumps, main bedroom was really small, had very little sleep."

    No towels, needed to make a long trip to find shops as it is a few miles out of town. Sofas were dirty, mat in livingroom was curling at edges, ( trip hazard ) We left a day early.

    Sorry to read your comments regarding your recent break. We take special care regarding cleaning standards so are particularly disappointed with your review. As you will note, previous guest reviews have commented very positively. Please note that you arrived at 1pm rather than the agreed time of 3pm. This may have given cleaners insufficient opportunity to prepare the property. Your arrival details reminded you to bring towels as they are not provided at the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne2.5Mar 2019

  • "Great place to stay, spotless and clean, very relaxing."

    Lots of variety of birds for anyone who enjoys birdspotting, and squirrels galore! Would definitely recommend it and revisit .

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Feb 2019

  • "Ideal quiet spot, with the opportunity for further activities and exploration."

    Bedale and Leybourne are local and also well worth visits in addition to Masham for refreshment.

    Reviewed by Leslie4.1Nov 2018

  • "Stayed in Ash Lodge, Charlecote for a week with my partner, his daughter and two granddaughters ."

    And Murphy the dog! Lodge was very well equipped, all items you would need in the kitchen, some DVDs and board games. Tv in the lounge and both bedrooms. One bedroom having the benefit of ensuite bathroom, and another shower room, so no fighting over the facilities! Ample parking for two cars outside of lodge. Lodge is situated in lovely peaceful setting , great for spotting rabbits, squirrels, birds, etc....There is a track offsite to take your dog for a walk. Only downside is it's four miles down narrow country lanes! You cannot easily walk to a pub or shop. Also the lodge provides bedding but not towels, so don't forget those! Apart from that the week was enjoyed very much by us all.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Aug 2018

  • "We enjoyed the peace and quiet ."

    Lodge was well equipped and everything there we needed. The only drawback was pub more than a mile away as suggested on web site but wouldn't put us off returning. Thank you for a lovely find.

    Reviewed by Annette4.1Jun 2018

  • "Directions for access to the lodge, is more suitable for people coming from the South, not the North."

    This site was advertised as pet friendly, but you have to take your dogs offsite to do their business, with no poo bins provided, including inadequate exercise areas for the dogs apart from using a dirt track leading to residents adjacent property and fields on either side. Charged £15.00 for bringing an additional dog????. The kitchen utensils were limited, one pot with a handle and 3 of the rest were 2 handled stew pots, no scissors to cut things open, beds were uncomfortable. No towels provided apart from a dish towel and a floor towel for stepping out of the shower. No welcome pack provided not even a small carton of milk for those arriving after a long journey. The parking facilities are poor due to the closeness of the neighbouring Pine lodge, which required the residents to reverse their two cars around the bend then continue along the driveway to permit them to turn round using another lodge residents parking area. We were even disturbed by a Television Engineer who arrived to change an aerial, of which we were never advised of. The narrow road leading to the lodges are covered in potholes over various areas although some we noticed were filled in after we arrived. Beware when using the route as you may damage your car as well as meeting tractors / other cars at blind bends with no refuge areas provided. Although the lodge itself was clean, we will not be returning as it's not adequate for domestic animals.

    Reviewed by Margaret3.1May 2018

  • "Pet tolerant at best!"

    First impressions were great. Nice and off the beaten track and secluded so we thought it would be nice and relaxing with our 3 dogs. On entering the property were welcomed with a sign saying ‘ welcome to your pet friendly holiday’ (or words to that effect) followed by an extensive list of what and where they dogs were not allowed to do or go; not in the bedrooms, not on the furniture. Answer me this, if they are not allowed in the bedrooms, they have to remain in the living room? So how do we keep them off the furniture while asleep behind a closed door? Not allowed to toilet on the site. Really? I can understand making sure we clean up, which we did, but how do I tell my elderly dog to cross his legs for 150-200 yards to the allowable road for toileting in the pitch black when he is in and out every few hours? Not realistic at all! ‘Make sure property is clean else a charge will be made’. Could have tried that before we got there! Had to wash ALL the cutlery, glasses, plates, pans etc at least 3 times before we could use them. Rest of property was cleaned to within an inch of its life both on arrival and departure. No towels???? That was a nice surprise after going there after two previous holiday locations where they were provided. No internet or 3G/4G so we couldn’t check the write up to see if we should have brought our own. No phone signal to ring the owner either.

    Reviewed by David3.4Mar 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed it."

    It was secluded. Only four other cabins there. Very handy for lots of places to visit. Had a wonderful day at Studley, Royal and the staff were excellent. Arranged scooters for us, and amini bus waiting for us when we left the deer park.

    Reviewed by Selina5.0Jun 2017

  • "Great location, very cosy and a fantastic getaway!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would certainly book again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Chloe4.4Oct 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms; 1 x double with TV/DVD, 1 x twin with TV/DVD and en-suite bath, power shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with power shower, basin & WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed.
  • Slimline electric heaters in every room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed decked veranda with furniture
  • Shared lawned area around lodge
  • One well-behaved pet welcome free of charge (additional pets charged at £15 per pet per week or short break
  • Max 3 pets)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 3.5 miles, pub 1 mile.

The property

This lodge is set in a quiet rural location, just 3.5 miles from Masham.

The Scandinavian-style wooden lodge provides a perfect base to explore the many delights the Yorkshire Dales has on offer.

Set across one floor, on entering you are met with the spacious and characterful living space, complete with open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area with a door leading out to the decked veranda.

Suitable for families, the two bedrooms include a double, and a twin room with en-suite facilities.

The lodge is complete with a family shower room including a power shower, ideal and refreshing after a day exploring the local countryside.

There is also a large, private and secluded decking area along the front and side of the property, with wooden furniture - a great place to relax and enjoy the sunshine.

Nearby, the amenities of Masham include the twice weekly market, the Theakston and Black Sheep brewery visitor centres and a choice of friendly pubs and restaurants.

The popular market towns of Richmond, Leyburn and Hawes are all within easy reach, as are the breathtaking Jervaulx and Fountains Abbeys.

Spend a day shopping in the beautiful town of Harrogate or visit the small cathedral city of Ripon, the country's oldest city.

Further afield is the bustling, historic city of York where you can brave the climb to the top of the York Minster, or take a step back in time with a trip to the Jorvik Viking Centre.

With so many things to do and places to visit, this self-catering lodge is the perfect base for couples exploring North Yorkshire, all year round.

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About the location

MASHAM

Ripon 9 miles; Bedale 6 miles; Northallerton 14 miles.

The historic little market town of Masham is situated in the lower reaches of pretty Wensleydale alongside the River Ure. Set in gently rolling farmland, the town boasts a huge market square, where a Wednesday market has been joined by a popular Saturday market. There are lots of walks around the area, including a 10-mile walk along the Ure, arguably one of the best in the UK. The town boasts a good range of crafts, galleries, shops, restaurants and pubs and has become best known perhaps as the home of two breweries Theakstons of Old Peculiar fame and the Black Sheep Brewery, which now brews 11 million pints of beer a year! The popular towns of Ripon, Thirsk, Northallerton, Richmond and Harrogate are an easy drive away. With so much to see and do in the area, this is a great place for a holiday in all seasons.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas