Enjoy a luxury lodge holiday in the North York Moors
PUBLISHED: 16:16 20 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:21 20 November 2018
Treat yourself to a luxury break while exploring the beautiful area surrounding the North York Moors national park.
Most people will look towards a European city break when searching a quick getaway during the winter and spring months. However, Yorkshire is blessed in having two national parks within its boundaries, giving us plenty of viable options when looking for a luxury short break.
Studford Luxury Lodges is a small and exclusive site nestled in woodland between the popular locations of Helmsley and Ampleforth on the edge of the North York Moors.
The complex consists of 6 exclusive lodges situated in a small woodland that are spaced well apart for ultimate privacy and peace.
The uniquely designed luxury lodges are built on stilts that giver the appearance that you are getting a lot more than your average log cabin. They sleep up to six people in three double en-suite rooms, which can be converted into singles upon request.
This flexibility means that a stay at a lodge can be for a romantic weekend break or a short family holiday. The team at Studford can arrange for bushcraft activities for the kids that take place on-site or even massage and beauty therapist visits for large groups at your lodge. The lodge park is also dog-friendly and can even offer a dog-sitting service which means all the family can enjoy a holiday in the park.
The spacious open plan living area with full-height glass sliding doors lead to a large private decking where you can take advantage of the inbuilt sauna and outdoor hot tub.
Every single detail has been carefully considered to make the experience at Studford Lodges one of the most best places to experience a luxury lodge holiday in the UK.
While you may want to visit the North York Moors to experience the great outdoors, you will not miss out on any of your home comforts, facilities include: 60” flat screen televisions with a full Sky TV package, the latest technology in sound and entertainments systems and free wifi throughout the lodge.
If you decide to stay outside the summer months, the lodges have stylish Italian revolving wood burners and cosy underfloor heating fuelled by green energy from a biomass heating system to ensure a cosy stay all year round.
While the fully-fitted deluxe kitchen and outdoor barbecue makes this space an ideal self-catering base for your stay, the North York Moors is well catered for in terms of great places to dine out. Studford Lodges provides a chauffeur service to take you out to dinner just a few miles away at the White Swan or the Fairfax Arms in Ampleforth.
With so much luxury available to you on-site, you would be forgiven if you decided to spend your stay relaxing in a fluffy dressing gown as you come and go from the sauna and the hot tub. However, there is so much to enjoy in the local area if you decide to venture out.
For the more active among you, Sutton Bikes is just five minutes away so you can hire a cycle to tackle one of the many local trails while Yorkshire Outdoors which is just ten minutes away, can offer you a wide range of activities such as off-roading, clay pigeon shooting and quad-biking.
The market town of Helmsley is one of the most popular locations in the North York Moors, the town has gained a reputation as a prominent foodie location in recent years, with plenty of independent businesses as well as some traditional visitor attractions such as the medieval castle and the beautiful walled garden. Many tourists venture out from here on a short walk to the impressive ruins of the Cistercian monastery at Riveaulx or join the Cleveland Way which arches its way through the edge of the North York Moors to the Yorkshire Coast. If you would prefer to go directly to the beach, Whitby is less than an hour away by car.
To the south, Ampleforth is another popular destination due to the Benedictine monastery which is famous for its beautiful grounds that attracts many tourists for the orchard and cider mill tour.
The Area of Natural Beauty known as the Howardian Hills lies just to the south of Ampleforth and also has plenty of great alternative walking locations and the magnificent stately home of Castle Howard is only a short drive away from your base at Studford Lodges.
Further afield, the city of York is one of the most visited tourist locations in the UK, with historical buildings such as York Minster and Clifford’s Tower and a bustling city centre that that is full of great independent shops and a wide range of dining experiences.
Studford Lodges is open all year round to allow you to experience the beautiful surrounds of the North York Moors, they operate three seasonal tariffs, as follows:
Low Season is November, December, January and February (excluding Christmas & New Year)
Mid Season is March, April, May and June and then September and October
High Season is July, August, Christmas, New Year and other holidays across the year.
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