Just returned from a Monday - Friday break at the Westholme Estate, and we absolutely loved it!
We stayed in Maple Lodge #22, which was very clean; comfortable, and had a fantastic hot tub at the rear of the decking surrounding the lodge - great to relax in after a day's walking in the Dales!
The Estate is well looked after, and the staff were really friendly and accommodating. However, there were a few minor things that could easily be sorted out to make your stay even better:
The booking-in regime was farsical - no keys issued until 4:00 pm, resulting in long queues at Reception - could be alleviated by staggering the booking-in times for the various levels/types of Lodges.
Although the Estate is dog friendly, don't take yours if you want to eat at the on site restaurant or drink in the bar, as dogs aren't allowed in, and you can't leave them alone in your Lodge. Therefore, people with dogs have to go off site if they want to eat in a restaurant or have a drink in a bar/pub, which is a little inconvenient, and poor business practice from the Estate management, losing them revenue. We just took our own food and drink, and made our Lodge a home from home!
The hot tub, whilst a brilliant and much appreciated feature of our Lodge, had no canopy to protect the users from any rain. Admittedly, we didn't let it stop us using it, but it could undoubtedly deter some!
Overall, this was a really enjoyable break in a great location for Dales walking - plenty of walks right on the doorstep.
We shall be returning at some point in the future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Westholme Estate is an exclusive selection of contemporary; log built, leisure lodges, nestled within a sensitively landscaped estate deep in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Phase 1 consists of 4 lodge styles; each model is fully equipped and furnished offering superior levels of elegance and comfort. Westholme Estate provides you and your family with the opportunity to escape from the everyday world, whenever you desire, to your own secluded holiday home set amongst some of the finest scenery nature has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westholme Estate Hotel Aysgarth
- Westholme Estate Aysgarth, Yorkshire