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White Willow Lodge

Harrogate, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Family friendly
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful family lodge set in wonderful countryside
  • Prefect for exploring the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • This is a great holiday base for keen walkers, cyclists and nature-lovers
  • Explore the historic Victorian spa town of Harrogate
  • Enjoy breathtaking walks or take a soak in the hot tub
  • Visit the bustling towns of Otley, Ilkley and Pateley Bridge
Property code: G0176

Set in beautiful Nidderdale, this outstanding lodge is a perfect holiday home for a family looking for a secluded spot in lovely countryside which is also close to the thriving spa town of Harrogate.

Enjoying a superb location in beautiful Nidderdale, this fantastic lodge makes a great base for larger groups of up to six people looking for a relaxing break. It is perfectly placed for exploring the bustling spa town of Harrogate, 10 miles away, making this a great choice for families, friends or business visitors. With a private outdoor hot tub taking in the surrounding countryside views, this is the ultimate rural retreat.

Stylish and contemporary design throughout this home, creates a feeling of space and comfort. The welcoming open-plan living area has everything your guests will need to unwind and recharge. A cosy wood burner gives a burst of warmth, while plenty of seating in the lounge makes this the ideal spot to enjoy a film together on Netflix. The kitchen is equipped with all the contemporary touches you'll need for preparing meals or snacks, and the dining table has enough space to accommodate all your guests. Two of the relaxing bedrooms are to be found on this level, sharing an en-suite with large walk-in shower. Heading up the bespoke wooden staircase, you'll find an impressive master bedroom which boasts its own private decked area with glass balcony. Take a long soak in the free-standing bath in the main bathroom, or a refreshing blast under the monsoon shower. Outside, relax in the hot tub or on the decked area, or stroll around the property's 5 acres of grounds.

Follow one of the many walking trails that twist and turn through the surrounding Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a haven for wildlife. Historic Harrogate (10 miles) is packed with great restaurants, independent shops and boutiques and attractions, as well as its busy Convention Centre. Wander around the Valley Gardens or enjoy some pampering at the restored Victorian Turkish Baths.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin, 1 super-king-size sleeping 6 people maximum including infants
  • 1 bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower and WC
  • 1 shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • Dishwasher, hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV with Netflix, wood burner
  • Hot tub
  • Garden with furniture
  • Ample off-road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Regret no dogs
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Pub within 2 miles
  • Shop within 4 miles
  • Harrogate 10 miles
  • Parents should note that there is a pond in full view of the deck – children should be supervised at all times
  • Please note hen/stag parties must contact the office prior to booking - an additional security deposit is payable

Set in private grounds down a quiet country lane, this property enjoys a stunning elevated position overlooking the Washburn Valley in Nidderdale (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). There are miles of moorland and woodland walks right from the doorstep taking in some spectacular local scenery. This area is particularly well known for its reservoirs and you can see several from the headlands surrounding the lodge.

The area is heaven for walkers who can explore the dales without having to jump in the car. It's equally good for cycling enthusiasts, with Stainburn Forest Mountain Bike Trail Centre just up the hill and miles of challenging road and off-road routes nearby.

If you like to keep one foot on urban ground, head a few miles down into Ilkley (8 miles) for the day. Highly regarded for its stylish architecture and beautiful floral displays, there's plenty to see and do in this elegant Victorian town. Take a turn around the gardens down by the river, indulge in afternoon tea at Betty's, explore the many independent shops and boutiques, making sure you pick up something yummy for tea from one of the several upmarket delis in town. For those nights when cooking seems like too much effort, book dinner in a local restaurant. Nearby Otley (4 miles) is also a charming Yorkshire town and Chevin Forest Park (5 miles) is a great place to blow off some steam.

Venture across to nearby Pateley Bridge (12 miles), a charming little market town very typical of this area of Yorkshire. The main street is peppered with cafes, restaurants, local stores, quality butchers and a fantastic wine shop, everything you need to stock up for your stay. You'll also find the self-proclaimed 'Oldest Sweet Shop in England' here dating back to the early 1800s - little has changed inside since then.

The property is also just ten miles from the cosmopolitan Spa town of Harrogate, a must during any visit to this area. Encircled by its famous 'Stray' or '1,000 acres' of horseshoe-shaped grassland, Harrogate has a bright and breezy open-air feel and is characterised by its impressive floral displays. As you would expect of such a bustling upbeat town, Harrogate boasts over 300 bars and restaurants together with all the shops, swimming pools, cinemas, parks and gardens you could ever wish for. Don't leave without indulging in a Fat Rascal and cup of Yorkshire Tea at Betty's!

If you want to explore Yorkshire's cities, Leeds is 18 miles away and is packed with designer shops, cafes and top-notch restaurants. The historic walled city of York is slightly further at 30 miles, boasting exquisite architecture and cobbled streets. Other nearby attractions include Harewood House, Bolton Abbey and the RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr. There is just so much to see and do here!

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 38 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alison 14th February 2020

This cottage is fantastic & has lots of small touches that make the difference to your holiday such as plenty of sockets, coat hooks etc... Beautiful views & so peaceful it's a brilliant spot for relaxing & getting away from the hustle & bustle.

Reviewed by Rachel 30th December 2019

We stayed at the property over New Year as a family with young children. It was perfect for our stay, plenty of room for 6 adults, set in the beautiful countryside with a few luxuries thrown in. I would absolutely recommend this property.

Reviewed by Melanie 20th December 2019

White Willow Lodge was in a beautiful setting surrounded by open countryside with grouse, pheasants, ducks , sheep and rabbits on our doorstep. We felt relaxed and at home straight away. The furnishings were tasteful and comfortable and we were thrilled to find a fully decorated Christmas tree on our arrival. We really did feel like we were on our Read moreown, but at the same time it was never too far to visit the beautiful villages and towns nearby and to see breathtaking views. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 8th November 2019

Lovely weekend break celebrating a birthday. Beautiful location. Excellent facilities, attention to detail was impeccable

Reviewed by Richard 11th October 2019

An absolutely brilliant weekend. The lodge is lovely, really high spec and well kept. Will be going back!

Reviewed by Katie 20th September 2019

We had a fantastic holiday with friends in this great lodge. The lodge is really well equipped and a great space to spend time with family and friends. The views were phenomenal and our little one loved seeing all the wildlife that it is surrounded by. Wouldnt hesitate to recommend this lodge and hopefully we will be back with more family and frienRead moreds once the neighbouring lodge is completed. Hide

Reviewed by Jo 13th September 2019

Stayed as a group of 5 ladies celebrating a 40th. The lodge is impeccable throughout & finished to an extremely high standard. Views are to die for, we had such a relaxing few days & would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Richard 23rd August 2019

Wow!! We've stayed in a lot of cottages in the UK and this has been the best so far. The location is fantastic for exploring and walking. Loved the hot tub, attention to detail and quality in the cottage is exceptional. Would love to come back in the colder months when we could also use the wood burner and the hot tub after a long walk.

Reviewed by Mark 26th July 2019

Stunning property that is superbly maintained, incredibly clean and exceptionally quiet. Only minutes drive to Harrogate, Otely and the southern Dales.

Reviewed by Lindsay 8th July 2019

Super cottage and very well equipped. Very informative guest information book. Lots of lovely extras and a great welcome basket. Lacking a little in storage for foodstuffs if mostly eating in but a minor point.

Reviewed by Louise 5th July 2019

We really enjoyed our stay at White Willow Lodge. It was all that we wanted it to be giving us a welcome break from our busy lives!!!

Reviewed by Sheralyn 21st June 2019

Arrived to beautifully presented property, food hamper and hot tub ready to use!Lovely property in peacefull location so relaxing and hot tub was a bonus each morning and on return from days out.Just the two of us at property although it sleeps 6 so familys would enjoy it too as its spacious property. Met John Flinn one of the owners whom lovely guRead morey . Enjoyed the privacy & quiet being just one lodge there at present time so was perfect for us!Thank you John regards Sheralyn & Tony Smith Hide

Reviewed by Louise 24th May 2019

The property is within easy driving distance of shops, pubs etc but not walking distance. However, the situation is stunning and so relaxing. The lodge has been built to an excellent standard with modern, comfortable decor. The beds are super comfy! It is ideally placed for a range of day visits- Harrogate, Harlow Car, Brimham Rocks and Bradford MeRead moredia Museum plus there are many local walks. We had a fantastic week and would definitely consider staying at the property again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Jill 26th February 2019

Went with our family for husbands 60th birthday. Wonderful time, weather lovely lodge fabulous and the views amazing!!

Reviewed by Richard 23rd February 2019

Beautiful place with everything you need in one place. Kids loved it aswell

Reviewed by Nadine 19th February 2019

Peaceful, break with fabulous views. Beautiful lodge

Reviewed by Lorraine 12th February 2019

The most amazing cottage. No expense has been spared to make it a fabulous retreat. It was my birthday and on arrival we were greeted with a food hamper, birthday cake and balloon. So thoughtful, the owner even came down to see if we had settled in ok. Stunning views and lots of places for walking. Thoroughly recommend the Lodge and would certRead moreainly go back Hide

Reviewed by Anna 5th February 2019

Lovely lodge in peaceful surroundings..ideal for chilling and relaxing. Hot tub a bonus, everything you could need available.. scored slightly lower for the lack of tvs in 2 of the bedrooms and the nearest shop being so far away but overall a lovely stay??

Reviewed by Kristen 19th January 2019

White Willow Lodge is perfect. We are seasoned self-caterers; as pedantic about the quality and comfort of facilities as we are obsessive about cleanliness. White Willow ticked all of the boxes. The lodge is picture perfect from the outside, a kind of fairy-tale Alpine style set in the most beautiful, quiet valley with views which you cant really dRead moreo justice to with words. There are many walks straight from the door (reservoir walks are nice); climbing into the hot tub afterwards while watching the sun go down and breathing in the fresh air was such a pleasure. Although you feel in the middle of nowhere, Otley and Ilkley are a short drive away and full of shops, bars and restaurants as well as pretty river walks. Inside the Lodge is equally stunning. The master bedroom/bathroom has an amazing sense of space with wonderful views and a huge, comfortable bed. The living space is cosy yet spacious with stunning panoramic views. We settled in very quickly, didnt want to leave and have thought about White Willow frequently since we returned home. Another booking is planned when we can fit it in but I suspect this will become one of those places that gets booked up very quickly.I dont really have any negatives but I would echo the comments of another guest who said that 1. a full length mirror would be useful and 2. The second lodge planned for next door (the base can be seen from kitchen window) would slightly compromise that very special feeling of privacy you get with this lodge. Overall its just great. Five stars all the way. Love it! Hide

Reviewed by Aneesha 13th January 2019

The beautiful White Willow Lodge, a little gem in the middle of the woods...thats what it felt like! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will be returning again! It is a good location because although the lodge feels like it is set away from everywhere else the village of Otley is only 10 minutes away and has all the shops, pubs and restaurantsRead more you would need. The only think I would have liked was a full length mirror in one of the bedrooms. They are currently building another lodge right next to this one and I wonder if that would detract from the unique experience that this lodge provides. Hide

Reviewed by Anna 5th January 2019

Had a fabulous stay here in this wonderful lodge! Would recommend ?

Reviewed by Tina 18th December 2018

What a fantastic place, if I could rate it a 20 I would, absolutely beautiful spot, everything about the lodge is pristine and comfortable, finished to an extremely high standard. The location is ideal, close enough to amenities but secluded enough for a totally relaxing and peaceful stay, the finishing touches and the attention to detail with theRead more welcome pack is perfect. I cannot recommend this enough, had a fantastic stay and will definitely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 4th December 2018

Fantastic cottage, welcomed with a hamper, all mod cons, local wildlife on show, master bedroom was very spacious with its own balcony.

Reviewed by Emma 24th November 2018

Fabulous lodge. Everything was perfect! Such luxury.

Reviewed by Catherine 13th November 2018

Stunning cottage with great attention to detail. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise. Felt so relaxed all weekend thanks to gorgeous views and surroundings. Would love to return.

Reviewed by Matt 12th November 2018

We had a fantastic four-night stay at White Willow Lodge as part of our mini-moon. The lodge is stunning and is very well fitted out with everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The location is superb for a complete getaway from busy modern life, while still being within close driving distance to Otley. We drove into Harrogate and Read moreYork for a couple of lovely days out and enjoyed a fantastic evening meal at the Box Tree in Ilkley via a taxi. There is a fantastic variety of walking to enjoy in the local area and a particular highlight for us was a loop of Swinsty Reservoir.Overall, I would highly recommend White Willow Lodge as a base for exploring this part of Yorkshire, my only wish would be to have a pub/restaurant within walking distance, but you can't have it all! Hide

Reviewed by Barry 7th November 2018

Stunning modern and homely lodge set in the countryside. Surrounded by walks, hills and wildlife but only a short drive to the nearest Town. Very relaxing stay with lovely day trips to Fountains Abbey, Stockeld Park, Brimham Rocks and Bolton Abbey all within 30 minutes. Would recommend!

Reviewed by Alan 6th November 2018

What a fantastic place white willow lodge is ,we had an amazing weekend will definitely be booking again !!!

Reviewed by James 1st November 2018

We had an amazing week. In a beautiful and peaceful location in a fantastic property. The hot tub was a huge hit and very cosy and comfortable. We were well looked after by John and Steve. Thank you.

Reviewed by Natasha 9th October 2018

Absolutely stunning lodge with everything you need. We loved the hot tub and the views and wildlife. We enjoyed a trip into Harrogate and a walk to the Timble Inn. Most definitely would recommend!

Reviewed by Mark 2nd October 2018

White willow lodge is perfect in every way. The lodge is beautifully designed with everything you will ever need while staying here. The view from the upstairs balcony is stunning all of the bedding and furnishings are beautiful. Every room was just gorgeous. The hot tub views take your breath away. Owners give you a warm welcome and the welcome goRead moreodies are a lovely gesture. We will be backs soon as we can as we enjoyed our stay so much. If you are reading this thinking about booking just book you will not be disappointed it has the WOW factor.Thank you White Willow Lodge Mark and Louise Hide

Reviewed by Karen 26th September 2018

Wonderful stay in this cozy lodge. Views are great from the jacuzzi and we liked nothing better than sitting in there with our drinks at the end of a day walking, watching all the wildlife going about their business - pheasants, ducks, hawks, sheep, rabbits etc.The lodge is very well equipped with everything you'd need to set up home for a few daysRead more or longer. The master bed (the only one I can comment on) was sooooo comfy that we both slept so well and woke far later than we normally would - which meant we had the best relaxing holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Calum 18th September 2018

Beautiful woodland lodge in a great location, not too far from nice places to eat & drink.Local town only 10 minutes by car. ?

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Harrogate is a thriving, historic town at the heart of North Yorkshire and at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This fantastic town is a hit with culturists, historians and holidaymakers alike. Dubbed ‘The English Spa’ in 1596, the town boasts spa water high in iron, sulphur and salt. The Royal Pump Room is still open today as a museum, showcasing the original equipment that was used in its heyday. Two other major draws to the town are the Harrogate Convention Centre and the Great Yorkshire Showground. The former is a multi-purpose venue large enough to house huge conventions and business conferences. Many of the events are fan-based like the Lego-themed attractions and comic-cons. The latter is an outdoor venue that hosts even large events and shows, namely the agricultural Great Yorkshire Show.

Fancy a day of walking? Head to the Valley Gardens, home to a multitude of landscaped gardens that embrace different styles and influence. For further horticultural foray, head to the RHS Garden, Harlow Carr. The stunning gardens provide a leafy retreat where you can wander through woodland and alongside waterways.

The town centre is home to an array of boutique fashion shops, as well as high street favourites in and around the Victoria Shopping Centre. The Montpellier Quarter also offers exclusive shops and a huge range of antique dealers, ideal for hunting out a unique bargain. This fashionable spa town also plays host to many Michelin-starred restaurants too.

There is a host of places to visit and spend time at in and around Harrogate. We have a selection of holiday homes that include chic apartments, elegant townhouses and cosy cottages for romantic stays to inspire your break in Harrogate. Why not visit our collection to find your perfect property?

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