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Lapwing- five star luxury lodge (1 of only 4) in the great outdoors of Yorkshire

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Riverdale Lodges is a brand new small-scale country park with just 4 lodges. Lapwing Lodge is one of these four luxury lodges and benefits from a unique and secluded position at the eastern border of this exclusive country park, just outside the village of West Tanfield, right at the bank of the River Ure. Lapwing towers over the hedge from its elevated position and the huge terrace at the back looks out over endless fields, the foothills of The Yorkshire Dales, and just over the hedge, the sheep will be your neighbours. With a second terrace at the front, you have the view over the park and towards the river. And the very best of the evening sun! Lapwing Lodge is fully equipped with top quality appliances, the lodge is spacious and airy, and beautifully decorated. Here you find tranquil...Riverdale Lodges is a brand new small-scale country park with just 4 lodges. Lapwing Lodge is one of these four luxury lodges and benefits from a unique and secluded position at the eastern border of this exclusive country park, just outside the village of West Tanfield, right at the bank of the River Ure. Lapwing towers over the hedge from its elevated position and the huge terrace at the back looks out over endless fields, the foothills of The Yorkshire Dales, and just over the hedge, the sheep will be your neighbours. With a second terrace at the front, you have the view over the park and towards the river. And the very best of the evening sun! Lapwing Lodge is fully equipped with top quality appliances, the lodge is spacious and airy, and beautifully decorated. Here you find tranquility and endless views all around, in combination with five-star luxury, in the middle of nature. We are strategically located between The Dales and the North York Moors and the ideal base to start a new adventure every day, with all the highlights of Yorkshire within easy reach. Directly from your lodge, you have direct access to the best walking territory, e.g. the famous long-distance Ripon Rowel Walk (the track actually crosses our entrance drive!) or simply a stroll along the river to get to the village. No need to keep the dogs on the lead, you are far away from any traffic, just enjoy the Great Outdoors! Have a look at our own website 'Riverdale Lodges' in West Tanfield to see all the details (e.g. full details of kitchen appliances and other facilities), special offers for October Half-Term or Christmas, and hundreds of pictures. It's easy to find in your browser.More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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Reviews (4)
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in the Kingfisher Lodge. Had a wonderful week. Easy to use website, smooth booking and payment process, was even sent driving directions and given a personal welcome by the owner. So pleased to find a stocked fridge and complimentary toiletries. The WiFi was...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank missypiggy
Ingrid v, VR Owner at Lapwing- five star luxury lodge (1 of only 4) in the great outdoors of Yorkshire, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for this lovely review on TripAdvisor! And even more, thanks for the repeat booking and now even a third week next year! A hug to Buster and Shirley, and I'm glad they feel so safe and happy in our peace and quiet, when fireworks...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018

We had so many boxes we wanted to tick for October half term but leaving it as late as we did, there was little choice left and we were on the brink of giving up and accepting we'd be staying at home, when we found...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Lynda B
Ingrid v, VR Owner at Lapwing- five star luxury lodge (1 of only 4) in the great outdoors of Yorkshire, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Hi Lynda, I'm glad you enjoyed your last-minute so much, and for the time being, we will usually be able to accommodate last-minute requests in one of our 4 lodges. But I like your prediction that we will shoot up on Google to be found...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2018

We loved our stay at Riverdale Lodges. If you are looking for a dog friendly holiday, it does not get better than this. Plenty of stunning walks directly from the lodge, a fenced in area for the dog to run around in plus swimming in...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Bianca M
Happiness815907, VR Owner at Lapwing- five star luxury lodge (1 of only 4) in the great outdoors of Yorkshire, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

We loved to have you and Paul and your gorgeous dog Mika as our guests. Thank you so much for all your tips that will benefit future guests, for your stunning pictures and now this lovely review. We're thrilled! It doesn't get any better than...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I found Riverdale Lodges completely by chance ... they say everything happens for a reason ... and boy is that true! We had the most fantastic stay at Oystercatcher - a beautiful lodge which proved to be a home away from home. Very modern, spacious,...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank nicholapikola
Happiness815907, VR Owner at Lapwing- five star luxury lodge (1 of only 4) in the great outdoors of Yorkshire, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words, Nichola. So good to know you will be back! Hopefully soon! We'd like to see Bobby again while he is still puppy-size! Best regards to your parents as well.

About the Owner
Ingrid v
Languages spoken:German, English, French, Dutch
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:February 2018
Interaction with guests
We will contact you by email the minute we receive a booking to make sure you have all the details you need and answer all questions you may have. Shortly before your stay, we send you route-directions. We will welcome you to the lodge and we'll check next day (if the opportunity arises, as we don't want to disturb you) that you have everything you need. So we will be on hand, even if the reception is not staffed every day throughout the year, due to the small scale (just 4 lodges) of the park. When reception is not staffed, we are still only a few minutes away and always 'on call' to pop over and help you with every question you may have.
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About the neighbourhood
Riverdale Lodges is ideally situated right on the river bank but only a short walk from the village of West Tanfield, with the well-known pub The Bull Inn, restaurant The Bruce Arms, a few quaint little shops and a village store that supplies everything you need. Yet your lodge is in the middle of nature, in the beautiful foothills of the Yorkshire Dales. Riverdale Lodges is strategically located between The Dales and the North York Moors and the ideal base to start a new adventure every day, with all the highlights of Yorkshire within easy reach. You are close to the A1 with excellent connections to all the attractions that make North Yorkshire such a beloved holiday destination for young and old.
Getting around
You COULD be without a car (Tesco or the likes will deliver all you need) and stay at your lodge for days on end, just to enjoy the calm and quiet, watch the river and the birds. Or only leave the park on foot to get to the village or the pub. But MOST guests will come by car and alternate the lazy at-the-lodge days with days to venture out to explore all that North Yorkshire has to offer, be it the many attractions nearby or the spectacular nature of The Dales and scenic routes all around. Without a car, your nearest bus stop is 8 minutes walk from the park (West Tanfield Village Hall). For cyclists: West Tanfield is on the track of the Tour de France 2014 and the Tour de Yorkshire 2015/2018, so you know this is the very best of cycling.
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