Other Rooms, Services and Facilities
Our Guest Lounge offers a place to relax by the fire with a drink and a newspaper or for a group to meet up for pre dinner drinks and a good old catch up before the short walk into the town for dinner. We are lucky to have such a wide range of good places to eat on our doorstep from intimate, stylish restaurants, bistros, exotic Indian and Chinese to classic pub grub and fish and chips.
Alternatively, depending on whether you have booked a ‘hosted’ or ‘self-catered stay’ see our own dining option details if the fire is too tempting to leave.
There is a small casual bar in the corner, where you can help yourselves to complimentary tea or coffee any time of the day and in case you want something stronger, we also keep wine glasses, corkscrews and an ice bucket as well as lemons in the fridge, in which you are welcome to chill your own bottles of wine, gin and tonic or beer. It is there for your use as is the piano – please feel free to fill the house with music or help yourselves to books or perhaps a game from the toy cupboard.
Time allowing, with ‘hosted’ stays, we endeavour to bake a cake or cookies most days for you to enjoy with a cup of tea when you get back from a day out.
Our Dining Room overlooks the Dales towards the historic town of Middleham with it’s castle and world renowned racing stables. Early risers may see a string of racehorses being exercised on the upper and lower gallops. This light and airy room filled with breakfast aromas in the morning can also offer a relaxed but more formal venue for an evening meal if requested for Exclusive Use groups that are being hosted by us rather than self-catering. An informal fork supper in the lounge is also an alternative.
Our Maps & Information Room provides you with large scale local maps on the walls to help you plan your days whether on foot, cycle or car. Laminated route cards, OS/Harveys maps and a variety of attractions leaflets are available to use, as are reference books providing information on countless places of interest and stunning walks from easy local strolls to challenging hilly adventures.
Our Outside Facilities include a secure bike store, ample car parking, a drying room, outside toilet, external hose and boot cleaning area, a washing line and small lawn and garden with seating.
Our other services include specific dietary requests such as vegetarian sausages, oat milk or gluten free cereals requested in advance, a range of teas and coffees, WIFI throughout the lodge, a large drying room, ironing board and iron on request, travel cot and highchair on request, books and games cupboard, printing facilities at cost, bus timetables and taxi bookings, local knowledge and guidance on things to do, sweets on the dresser (with donation to the local hospice) and bespoke guided walking by advance request.