Dog Friendly



Our first lodges are in place!

As you can see the most spectacular view of the River Ure is right in front of your own terrace! Meandering calmly one moment, roaring vigourously whenever the Pennines take a downpour. Pictured here is 'Oystercatcher' the first of 4 lodges this summer at 'RIVERDALE LODGES'. It's a unique small-scale country park, beautifully set on the riverbanks, just opposite the charming village of West Tanfield, with the Yorkshire Dales on your doorstep. Enjoy the space and tranquility of this hidden spot, where only the sound of the river will break the silence. Yet, within walking distance, you will find Yorkshire's Number One pub & restaurant, AND the runner-up (between 2016 and 2017 the two only swopped places). Two great pubs with good food, a friendly village shop and a bit of history in the medieval Marmion Tower... what more do you need to experience the traditional Yorkshire countryside?

Family holiday? Great idea! Check out Lightwater Valley Entertainment Park less than 2 miles away, and the quaint little market towns around! Romantic retreat? It's a superb spot for that, especially if you like outdoor activities too (please take our complimentary bikes!). 

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Bring the dog along? We take dog-friendliness to a whole new level! No more panic if your best friend takes a plunge and looks like the muddy Munsterlander pictured here after a walk on the moors. You will be surprised how easy life is with our smart hot-shower dog-wash facility! A bit of shampoo if you like, a quick towel dry and a few minutes under the adjustable heaters while you pour yourself a cuppa in the adjoining reception. Pronto! We even provide the dog bowls and dog towels in your lodge, and when you tell us the size or breed we make sure we have the right size of basket or dog bed ready for your friend(s). That saves a lot of space in the car! 

We will soon decide whether we can take reservations for the first two lodges in June. If we do, then it is with a BIG warning that we can not predict whether young grass will make the park look green or not quite yet. We then will skip a few weeks in July 2018 because there will be building activities, resulting in 2 more lodges for August. 
Let us know if you want us to contact you directly with a pre-opening offer even before it is published on the website, and we will get in touch as soon as we know more.

Email or call 01677 470 532