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East Lodge

Bedale, Yorkshire

An idyllic barn conversion set in Lower Wensleydale with exceptionally spacious living areas; perfect for family holidays and celebratory breaks.

East Lodge

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East Lodge

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Overview

This converted barn is an ideal home for large family gatherings with exceptional interior space and generous enclosed gardens.

Between the Dales and Moors, a rural Yorkshire base close to walks, waterfalls, pubs and castles

Space abounds at East Lodge, a collection of handsomely converted rural barns in pretty Lower Wensleydale. Safe and secluded, this is a home that suits multigenerational family get-togethers just as well as large groups of friends.

Down a private drive within the sprawling Diamond Hill Farm, flanked by vintage Yorkshire scenery, this renovated complex is also arranged across a single storey and contains wet rooms – making it ideal, too, for anyone of limited mobility.

A series of connected spaces offer much room to socialise or spread out. That includes the country-style kitchen and its central breakfast bar, whose stools enable chit-chats whilst dinner is being prepared. In the open-plan living area, sofas surround the handmade brick fireplace and its log-burning stove as classic beams soar above solid oak floors in an adjoining dining area.

Neighbouring this is a bright, southerly-aspect conservatory that in turn leads to an enclosed courtyard featuring comfortable garden furniture. Back in the sitting room, expansive windows overlook a shrub-flanked lawn around which kids can gad about while parents perch on the terrace. Overlooked by no-one, this garden affords gorgeous views of the Hambleton Hills beyond rolling countryside.

Each bedroom has a large bed, or twin beds in one case. Two of the double rooms come with en-suite wet rooms; the remaining guests share an extra bathroom whose whirlpool bath is wonderfully soothing after days out.

As sunlight floods in, white walls emphasise the abundance of space throughout; on chillier days, however, geothermal underfloor heating and that wood-burner ensure everyone stays perfectly snug.

East Lodge is ideally positioned between the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks; with both easy to reach by car, that puts an abundance of walks and historical sites on your doorstep, as well as Aysgarth Falls and Hardraw Force – waterfalls seen in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. There are also fine market towns such as castle-crowned Richmond, while the Forbidden Corner garden will enchant children and anglers, golfers and horse-riders are also in luck.

Within walking distance, meanwhile, is the community owned pub in Hunton. But you may not even get that far: amid the estate’s own 30 acres, lovely strolls through meadows lead to an idyllic woodland stream where  tufted ducks, water hens, curlews, rabbits and hares can be spotted.

Property details

Ground floor

Entrance hall with a cloakroom and a useful utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and board.

The large, double height kitchen is one step down from the entrance hall with feature beams and equipped with an electric range cooker, electric hob and combination oven, dishwasher, fridge/ freezer and additional under counter fridge. This area also features a separate kitchen island with expansive workspace and a breakfast bar area with stools.  An additional seating area with four armchairs, a television and DVD player can also be found in the kitchen.

Spacious open plan living space with oak flooring throughout consisting of a separate sitting room and dining room. The lounge area comprising a large L-shaped sofa, three seater sofa and two armchairs and a feature brick fireplace with a wood burning stove. There is a Smart television with Freeview channels available and a CD player available on request. An exterior door leads directly on to the south facing terrace and enclosed lawned gardens. The adjoining dining area with feature beams, stone and brickwork has a table that seats ten comfortably, a welsh dresser and a sideboard.

The large conservatory area, with seating for eight, is accessed by a step up from the living room and has a southerly aspect leading to the private courtyard with garden furniture via patio doors.

A corridor leads from the living area to the sleeping accommodation where you find the Master bedroom with a superking double bed, fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers and large windows overlooking the terrace and gardens. The en-suite bathroom has a shower wet room, WC, towel heater and basin. 

Bedroom two with a kingsize double bed, wardrobe & chest of drawers. Views to the terrace and gardens.

Family bathroom with a whirlpool bath, separate curved shower cubicle, WC, towel heater and basin.

One step up to bedrooms three and four.

Bedroom three with two 3' single beds, wardrobe & chest of drawers.

Bedroom four with a kingsize double bed, fitted wardrobes & chest of drawers and an en-suite wet room with wc and basin. This bedroom has courtyard views.

Outside

East Lodge has its own private gravel driveway secured by a wooden gate. The enclosed lawns and gardens wrap around the property on two sides and can be accessed from the living room directly. There is wooden exterior furniture provided a charcoal BBQ available.

There is a private courtyard with garden furniture which can be accessed from the conservatory via patio doors or by the arched covered entrance way.

Bicycle storage can be arranged on request.

Parking

There is ample parking in the private gravel driveway and completely level access into the conservatory and kitchen.

EV Charging

For safety reasons we do not permit electric vehicle or hybrid car charging at this property. If you’re travelling by EV, discover your nearest electric vehicle charging point here.

Babies & children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request. A large selections of children's games and books are available in the dining room.

Dogs

Sorry, dogs are not allowed at East Lodge.

Guest amenities

Guest toiletries are provided. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom. 

Wi-Fi & Mobile coverage

Wi-Fi is available and mobile coverage is reasonable on most networks.

Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. 

Heating

The property has geothermal underfloor heating throughout via a ground source heat pump. Additionally, there is a wood burning stove in the lounge with logs provided.

Guest privacy

The property is adjacent to the owner's farmhouse. The owners are on hand if required to help guests get the best from their stay. Equally the owners are very respectful of guests' privacy.

Location

Superbly located along a private drive on a farm estate within 30 acres of its own grass and woodland, East Lodge sits on a slight elevation affording stunning views across the surrounding countryside and further onto the rolling Hambleton Hills. Although in a rural setting, you can walk to the local community owned pub which is 1.5 miles away or hike further afield to Patrick Brompton and Akebar with its real ale pubs and restaurants.

East Lodge is easily accessible for those travelling from either the north or south with the A1 just seven miles away. The gateway town of Leyburn also lies just 15 minutes west of East Lodge and is set in the heart of Wensleydale. Leyburn is the perfect spot to pick up the essentials for your stay as it offers a good choice of local shops, restaurants, cafés, and even a cinema. There are also banks, a post office as well as its celebrated Friday market. 

The quaint town of Masham is within easy reach with two award-winning butchers, a grocer, bakery, small supermarket and a monthly farmer’s market (on the 1st Sunday of the month), making it a great spot to stock up on local produce for your stay. Further on from here and you can visit the cathedral city of Ripon which is just 11 miles away with so much to offer including the magnificent 7th-century cathedral, many museums, independent shopping as well as a popular market every Thursday full of artisan sellers and local produce.

York, a vibrant festival city with Roman roots and a Viking past, is well worth a day trip from East Lodge. Just an hour’s drive away and you can visit cobbled alleys, Victorian tearooms, haunted pubs and the unmissable medieval York Minster. There are cutting-edge art galleries, a plethora of museums and, with exciting events every day and inspiring festivals every month, it is worth visiting at any time of the year.

Activities

East Lodge is a wonderful base from which to explore the rugged beauty of the Yorkshire Dales with the fine market town of Leyburn just six miles away making it ideal for exploring the eastern Dales. There are superb walks from the town, none lovelier than the stroll up to the summit of Leyburn Shawl, a long low ridge covered with pine woods, which gives extensive views along the Dale to Pen Hill and beyond. Keen walkers can continue to Preston-under-Scar, Redmire and Bolton Castle, one of the country’s best preserved medieval castles. Here you can enjoy a multitude of activities including navigating the castle maze, watching the falconry and archery displays or just enjoy a relaxing stroll around the lovely country gardens soaking up the superb views across the glorious Wensleydale valley.

Richmond is also a short 15-minute drive away and from here you can explore mile upon mile of sheep-dotted heather moorland and lush valleys punctuated by charming villages and market towns. The rolling hills and wandering dales of this celebrated living landscape include the two protected areas of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Historic sites are plentiful in the area with both Jervaulx Abbey and Middleham Castle within 15 minutes’ drive. Thorp Perrow is also worth a visit with a world-renowned arboretum, an adventure playground and wonderful Bird of Prey displays. A great day out for the whole family with fun seasonal trails, family event days, open-air concerts, workshops and guided tours too.

Within half an hour and the younger members of your party could be experiencing Lightwater Valley, a fun-packed adventure park with numerous rides and attractions ranging from traditional funfair style carousels to exhilarating flying swings and a rollercoaster. Even closer is the quirky Forbidden Corner, a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and follies set within a four-acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park and the Yorkshire Dales which families will love. There is a barrage of tricky challenges which may include the occasional spray of water! You can spot pagan tree men, haybale dogs, gargoyles and even a huge pyramid made of translucent glass. This is definitely a day out with a genuine difference.

Golfers certainly won’t be disappointed with a challenging 18-hole course on the doorstep at Bedale Golf Club. Here at the Golfing Gateway to the Dales, the course winds through a former deer park, with wide, tree-lined fairways and offers long range views of the Wensleydale Hills. There is a gentler 9-holes available at nearby Masham Golf Course for those looking for a more relaxing round.

Finally, this wouldn’t be Yorkshire without a little flutter on the horses: spend a morning at Middleham Gallops watching racehorses being trained by one of several local yards, head to nearby Ripon, Catterick or Thirsk for an afternoon race meeting or glam up for a flat meeting at York's legendary racecourse all within an hour of East Lodge.

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Reviews

Location Rural - just five miles from the town of Bedale
Dogs
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Saturday
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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"The stunning uninterrupted views of the rolling hills of Lower Wensleydale from the private terrace "
Lauraine - Crabtree & Crabtree
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