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Natural Retreats, Yorkshire Dales

Aislabeck plantation
Hurgill Road
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4SG

0161 242 2970

Natural Retreats, Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales, with its rich green hills and ancient forests cut through by rivers and streams, is a truly idyllic location. Covering 1,762 square kilometres (680 square miles), the Yorkshire Dales National Park is located in the north of England, and straddles the central Pennines in the counties of North Yorkshire and Cumbria.

 

Set apart from the town of Richmond, which is only a beautiful stroll away along the to Coast to Coast path, the delightfully secluded Natural Retreats site is the perfect location for those wishing to enjoy a full holiday, or short weekend break in luxurious self catering accommodation.

 

 

The Lodges

 

Each residence has three bedrooms and can accommodate a maximum of six adults - the size and make-up of the bedrooms varies across two styles of residence.

 

Half of the residences boast a large master bedroom with en-suite shower and wet room as well as two slightly smaller double bedrooms. These two rooms share a large family bathroom together with bath and shower.

 

Our other nine residences also offer three double bedrooms, each of which, has an en-suite shower room and wc. Across all of our residences we have a bedroom which can be made up as a twin for children with adjoining zip and link mattresses, perfect for younger guests yet offering a full size double unless requested.

 

FACILITIES

 

Each residence is equipped to the highest standards to offer a luxurious stay at this most stunning of locations.

 

Fully-equipped kitchen

Washer/dryer, iron and ironing board and hairdryers

32" flat screen TV, DVD player, radio/CD player

Linen and towels provided

Temple Spa toiletries

Centrally heated throughout

Decked area with outdoor furniture

Wildlife ponds (children must be supervised)

Private and shared parking facilities

Guests must provide their own cot linen Travel cots, high chairs and sterilisers are available on request. 

 

WHAT MAKES OUR LODGES ECO-FRIENDLY?

 

Our timber-framed residences are made from sustainable woodlands Minimal foundations, maintaining a living habitat beneath each residence

Evergreen sedum (living plant-based) roof

Recycled insulation made from recycled glass fibre and other recycled materials

Natural spring water from our own spring is used for drinking and showers

Biomass heating in each residence using local wood Super-efficient dual rate boilers providing supplementary heating and hot water

E Solar Glazing maximizing solar heating and minimizing heat loss

Rainwater harvesting 100% renewable energy sources Low energy lighting

Klargester high-performance natural sewage treatment system

Recyclable waste disposal bins and composting wormeries Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales has attained Zero Carbon Status

 

Things to do

 

There are plenty of activities to keep you occupied and entertained during your Yorkshire Dales break.  Mountain bikes can be hired and there are many riding stables in the area.  Fantastic fishing can be found on the Swale as close as Richmond itself and there are endless miles of exhilarating walks across the Dales.  Natural Retreats also works with Natural Perspectives to provide fitness and wellbeing breaks at the Yorkshire Dales, with professional fitness instruction that will revitalise the body and relax the mind.

 

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

 

Plenty of family attractions are situated locally, including educational places like Darlington Railway museum, housed in one of the oldest railway stations and the great Castle of Richmond and entertaining places for thrill seekers such as Aerial Extreme in Bedale and Adrenalin North Yorkshire.

 

LOCAL BEACHES

 

Jump in the car and explore the scenic landscape of Yorkshire's beaches.  With a surprising collection of sandy beaches and cliff faces, pack a picnic and enjoy a great day out.

 

DINING

 

If fine dining gets your mouth watering, you're in luck in Yorkshire, with its 6 Michelin star restaurants — the most in any county in England.  Or if you're eating with the children a range of family friendly pubs and restaurants offer quality dishes using local produce.

 

SPORTS AND ADVENTURE

 

Caving, canoeing, fishing, golf, gliding, or mountain biking — however you like to spend your days on holiday there are plenty of sports and activities to try in the Yorkshire Dales.  It's a non-stop adventure!

 

Natural Retreats Concierge are able to recommend and book full itineraries and programmes allowing you to make the most of your stay and creating memories that last forever.

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Walks

 

WALK ONE:  AISLABECK ROUND

This walk offers you the chance to view much of the landscape beyond the boundaries of Natural Retreats with views across the plains to Richmond and beyond.   It is said on a clear day it is possible to see the spire of York Minster!

 

START/FINISH:  THE SANCTUARY DISTANCE/GRADE:  45 MINUTES, EASY TERRAIN:  LEVEL, UNEVEN IN WOODS CIRCULAR WALK:  YES

 

WALK TWO:  RIVER SWALE AND RICHMOND

There are many interesting and varied ways to walk into Richmond from the Natural Retreats site but by far the most satisfying and rewarding is this charming river walk that takes you into the heart of the town along the river Swale, with some spectacular riverside glades and classic views of the castle and town itself.

 

START/FINISH:  COAST TO COAST PATH DISTANCE/GRADE:  1.5 HOURS, LEISURELY TERRAIN : FAIRLY LEVEL, UPHILL ON RETURN CIRCULAR WALK:  YES

 

WALK THREE:  WHITECLIFFE WALK

A relatively short walk that offers huge variety and a microcosm of all that is wonderful about the Yorkshire Dales.  It contrasts wonderful views of Swaledale with dark forest walks, river trails and dramatic cliffs with a dose of historical sites thrown in for good measure.

 

START/FINISH:  COAST TO COAST PATH AT BOTTOM OF SITE DISTANCE/GRADE:  2 TO 2.5 HOURS, MODERATE TERRAIN:  FAIRLY LEVEL, SOME UNEVEN PARTS, SHARP INCLINES CIRCULAR WALK:  YES

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