East Lodge

in Bedale

Address: Diamond Hill Farm, Arrathorne, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 1LS, United Kingdom

Phone: 01573226711

Email: info@crabtreeandcrabtree.com

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East Lodge is a exceptionally spacious converted barn ideal for large family gatherings with flexible interior space and generous enclosed gardens set between the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales.

Space abounds at East Lodge, a collection of handsomely converted rural barns in pretty Lower Wensleydale. Safe and secluded, this is a home that suits multigenerational family get-togethers just as well as large groups of friends.

Down a private drive within the sprawling Diamond Hill Farm, flanked by vintage Yorkshire scenery, this renovated complex is also arranged across a single storey and contains wet rooms – making it ideal, too, for anyone of limited mobility.

A series of connected spaces offer much room to socialise or spread out. That includes the country-style kitchen and its central breakfast bar, whose stools enable chit-chats whilst dinner is being prepared. In the open-plan living area, sofas surround the handmade brick fireplace and its log-burning stove as classic beams soar above solid oak floors in an adjoining dining area.

Neighbouring this is a bright, southerly-aspect conservatory that in turn leads to an enclosed courtyard featuring comfortable garden furniture. Back in the sitting room, expansive windows overlook a shrub-flanked lawn around which kids can gad about while parents perch on the terrace. Overlooked by no-one, this garden affords gorgeous views of the Hambleton Hills beyond rolling countryside.

Each bedroom has a large bed, or twin beds in one case. Two of the double rooms come with en-suite wet rooms; the remaining guests share an extra bathroom whose whirlpool bath is wonderfully soothing after days out.

As sunlight floods in, white walls emphasise the abundance of space throughout; on chillier days, however, geothermal underfloor heating and that wood-burner ensure everyone stays perfectly snug.

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East Lodge is ideally positioned between the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks; with both easy to reach by car, that puts an abundance of walks and historical sites on your doorstep, as well as Aysgarth Falls and Hardraw Force – waterfalls seen in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. There are also fine market towns such as castle-crowned Richmond, while the Forbidden Corner garden will enchant children and anglers, golfers and horse-riders are also in luck.

Within walking distance, meanwhile, is the community owned pub in Hunton. But you may not even get that far: amid the estate’s own 30 acres, lovely strolls through meadows lead to an idyllic woodland stream where  tufted ducks, water hens, curlews, rabbits and hares can be spotted.

East Lodge is easily accessible for those travelling from either the north or south with the A1 just seven miles away. The gateway town of Leyburn also lies just 15 minutes west of East Lodge and is set in the heart of Wensleydale. Leyburn is the perfect spot to pick up the essentials for your stay as it offers a good choice of local shops, restaurants, cafés, and even a cinema. There are also banks, a post office as well as its celebrated Friday market. 

The quaint town of Masham is within easy reach with two award-winning butchers, a grocer, bakery, small supermarket and a monthly farmer’s market (on the 1st Sunday of the month), making it a great spot to stock up on local produce for your stay. Further on from here and you can visit the cathedral city of Ripon which is just 11 miles away with so much to offer including the magnificent 7th-century cathedral, many museums, independent shopping as well as a popular market every Thursday full of artisan sellers and local produce.

Property Details

Entrance hall with a cloakroom and a useful utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and board.

The large, double height kitchen is one step down from the entrance hall with feature beams and equipped with an electric range cooker, electric hob and combination oven, dishwasher, fridge/ freezer and additional under counter fridge. This area also features a separate kitchen island with expansive workspace and a breakfast bar area with stools.  An additional seating area with four armchairs, a television and DVD player can also be found in the kitchen.

Spacious open plan living space with oak flooring throughout consisting of a separate sitting room and dining room. The lounge area comprising a large L-shaped sofa, three seater sofa and two armchairs and a feature brick fireplace with a wood burning stove. There is a Smart television with Freeview channels available and a CD player available on request. An exterior door leads directly on to the south facing terrace and enclosed lawned gardens. The adjoining dining area with feature beams, stone and brickwork has a table that seats ten comfortably, a welsh dresser and a sideboard.

The large conservatory area, with seating for eight, is accessed by a step up from the living room and has a southerly aspect leading to the private courtyard with garden furniture via patio doors.

A corridor leads from the living area to the sleeping accommodation where you find the Master bedroom with a superking double bed, fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers and large windows overlooking the terrace and gardens. The en-suite bathroom has a shower wet room, WC, towel heater and basin. 

Bedroom two with a kingsize double bed, wardrobe & chest of drawers. Views to the terrace and gardens.

Family bathroom with a whirlpool bath, separate curved shower cubicle, WC, towel heater and basin.

One step up to bedrooms three and four.

Bedroom three with two 3′ single beds, wardrobe & chest of drawers.

Bedroom four with a kingsize double bed, fitted wardrobes & chest of drawers and an en-suite wet room with wc and basin. This bedroom has courtyard views.

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