We had a wonderful stay at Little Owl Lodge and only wish we could have stayed longer!
Although this is a 2 bedroom lodge, it feels very spacious with its open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area. It had everything you needed to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable including television, wood burning stove and dishwasher. We also loved having 2 bathrooms - one with a Jacuzzi-type bath and the other with a shower and sauna! The outside area had patio furniture and we were able to sit outside in the sunshine, enjoy the tranquility and watch the Alpaca grazing. Pat and Yvonne were wonderful hosts and made us feel incredibly welcome from the moment we arrived. Our daughter was very keen to get closer to the Alpaca and Pat generously took us up to their field and gave us an hour: feeding the Alpaca by hand and telling us all about them - it was the highlight of her stay.
The lodge is wonderful whether you want to chill onsite or use it as a base to explore the local area. Pat and Yvonne have left plenty of leaflets and maps to get you started as well as ideas of where to eat out if you don't fancy cooking!
Durham is within easy reach and definitely worth a visit, so is the Durham Heritage coast, High Force waterfall and the lovely market town of Barnard Castle.
I'd definitely recommend !!
This was a beautiful retreat for myself and my friend for the weekend.
It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed, from full cooking facilities... to alpacas out the front for us to sit and watch whilst having our coffee!
Would highly, highly recommend this place.
Next time we are in the area we would not hesitate to book.
Set in beautiful Teesdale, County Durham, Little Owl Lodge is very well located for visiting the historic city of Durham complete with it's castle, cathedral and ancient university. The pretty market towns of Barnard Castle and Richmond are within easy reach, as are The North of England Open Air Museum at Beamish, and Bowes Museum. Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead's Metrocentre and the Durham coastline can be accessed within an hour !!!
Little Owl Lodge is a place to relax and get away from the pressures of modern life.
It has everything you could need for a luxurious stay, …… comfortable furnishings, clean linens, a well equipped kitchen, a very pleasant outdoor area for alfresco dining and even an indoor sauna !!!!!
We were afforded a very warm welcome by the owners who ensured we were introduced to everything the lodge has to offer. A "welcome" pack of "goodies" awaited us !!!
We could NOT have chosen a better place to stay..... very clean, very comfortable and comprehensively furnished. The lodge is EXTREMELY well insulated and has a VERY responsive oil-fired central heating system.
You can even take an alpaca for a walk during your stay !!!!! What more could you want? !!!
I can recommend this accommodation without reservation.
This is a wonderful place to stay; the owners Pat and Yvonne have taken great care to make sure that their guests will be comfortable. We stayed in November; the lodge was very warm, and we enjoyed the charm of the log burning stove in the evenings. The beds were comfortable, the shower was good, and the sauna and hot tub offered added luxury. There were views of the countryside all around us, and we enjoyed looking out on the alpacas. One of the highlights was when Pat took us to meet these lovely animals and let them feed out of our hands. Would definitely recommend Little Owl Lodge.
Lovely well equipped and comfortable lodge, fantastic country setting and very friendly and helpful owners in Pat and Yvonne. Excellent base for seeing North Yorkshire and County Durham. I would definitely recommend Little Owl Lodge for a stay.
Doug & Helen.