We are pleased to welcome you to Lodge Cottages in Staveley North Yorkshire.
Nestling in the idyllic, rural North Yorkshire countryside, Staveley is a charming, traditional small village with a pretty village green, thriving local pub, with a beautiful Nature Reserve. Staveley embodies the peaceful charm of traditional English Village life.
Tucked away in our pretty cottage garden is Little Lodge, a romantic hideaway created for special breaks for two. Charming interiors and attention to comfort and detail ensures that Little Lodge is a restful haven for those seeking to escape the rigours of daily life. Built around 1750 Little Lodge is a chocolate box cottage with roses round the door, beamed ceilings -simply brimming with character.
Secreted away down a private pathway overarched with apple trees, Garden Lodge is a spacious barn conversion style cottage. With tasteful, calm interiors and spacious relaxing accommodation, attention to detail ensures that guests have everything they need for home-from-home comfort. Garden Lodge is a tranquil space – a perfect romantic hideaway!
Both our cottages are dog friendly- for up to 2 well behaved dogs.
Chef, Rick can provide guests with dinner in the evening if requested.
Lodge Cottages are Alistair Sawday ‘Special Places’.
Rick and Sue Hodgson
Nestling in the idyllic, rural North Yorkshire countryside, Staveley is a charming, traditional small village with a pretty village green, thriving local pub. The All Saints Church dates back to 1864 and there is a remarkable Nature Reserve. Tranquil and peaceful, Staveley embodies the pace of life of a traditional English Village.
Just 5 minutes from the A1, Staveley provides excellent access to Ripon (12 minutes, Knaresborough (12 Minutes) and Harrogate (20 minutes).
Our Old friends- Sawdays
At both of our previous hospitality businesses we had a great working relationship with Sawdays, and we are delighted that Lodge Cottages have now joined the Sawdays collection. Alistair Sawday is a brilliant guide for discerning travellers- Here is what Sawdays say about Little Lodge!
“Chocolate-box-perfect Georgian cottage – roses, beams, low ceilings – with a modern eye for colour. Tiny and romantic, with next-door pub
There is a danger that, once inside, you might never leave this cottage; it is ridiculously romantic. From its low beams to its sheepskin rugs. Tucked next to Rick and Sue’s house in a quiet one-street village of handsome Georgian buildings, its charming roses-and-hollyhocks covered brick and cobble exterior does not disappoint.
Inside it’s all cosy country comfort but with a clever contemporary eye. Step straight into the low-beamed sitting room (tall folk beware) with its soft colours, bright gingham armchair, traditional Yorkshire range and table-for-two.
At one end, there’s colourful pottery in the smart kitchen – Rick is a professional chef and it shows. For lazy suppers, Rick can prepare meals to re-heat or you can slip next door to the pub. Upstairs to a dove-grey bedroom with exposed brickwork, ruby-red splashes of colour and soft rugs on painted floorboards. Good-size bathroom, too.
Ripon Cathedral and Harrogate’s spa town are nearby or take bracing walks on the North York Moors or cycle in the Yorkshire Dales. Come back to relax in your tiny, courtyard garden. Chocolate-box perfect.” http://www.sawdays.co.uk/britain/england/yorkshire/lodge-cottages#back
And new friends too…
We are also pleased to be working with Visit Harrogate: Harrogate has been named the world 3rd most romantic destination in 2014, Check out the website!
Little Lodge & Garden Lodge have very different architectural styles…but the same sure sense of country style!
Built around 1750 out of pretty local red brick, Little Lodge has four Yorkshire sliding sash windows and a front door in the middle. It is brimming with character including low beamed ceilings. It is described by guests as a ‘chocolate box’ Yorkshire cottage.
Garden Lodge has been created from a barn style building, and so includes very spacious accommodation over two floors, with large French doors in the kitchen opening onto a pretty patio and a Juliet balcony in the bedroom allowing the morning sunshine to spill into the room.
Both cottages are designed for romantic breaks for couples- and both include very well equipped kitchens with a plenty of beautiful crockery, glass ware and kitchen equipment. Both cottages have a modern kitchen with sparkling Belfast sinks, handy dishwashers and microwave ovens. We provide a lantern and candles for enjoying alfresco dining outside and even a picnic hamper for local adventures!
The style of the interiors of both cottages are similar, yet different. Both cottages are painted in beautiful Farrow and Ball paints, creating a calm peaceful environment which deepen and soften with the changing light at different time so of the day. Painted floors in the kitchens and locally made rugs feel traditional- yet contemporary. Both cottages have beautiful soft furnishings with curtains and blinds made from contemporary Vanessa Arbuthnott fabrics. Both cottages have cosy sofas with an abundance of cushions and throws. Both cottages have painted dining tables and chairs which create a romantic environment for dinners at home.
Comfortable double beds are a must for lazy get-away and both cottages have very comfortable standard double beds, with fresh white bed linen and White Company duvets. Bathrooms come equipped with soft white towels and white bathrobes.
We haven’t forgotten modern comforts- both cottages have a television, WIFI and good hot showers.
We hope that we have thought of everything and that a stay in Little Lodge or Garden Lodge is an ideal retreat for recharging batteries and for creating memories!