Just come back from a one week stay at Brompton Lakes. Everything about this place was fabulous!
The lodges are beautifully designed, and equipped to a very high standard with everything you could want for. It was like staying in a 4/5 star hotel. As it rained for most of the time we were there we spent more time in the lodge than we would normally do and it was perfect for hanging out, watching the rain pit pat into the lake, and observing the ducks cruising from lodge to lodge in search of bread.
The site has been very sensitively landscaped and borders the very beautiful river Swale which, in the time we were there, went from a gentle stream hugging the gravely river bed, in which children could safely paddle, and build dams, to a torrenting river which would have been perfect for white water rafting.
It was the most perfect place to explore the Yorkshire Dales from. The market town of Richmond is only minutes away by car and has all the shops you could possibly need. I would particularly recommend The Station complex opposite the river which has a good cafe and an artisan bread shop selling speciality breads, cakes, and quiches. They also have other artisan food shops on site.
If you decide to go to Brompton lakes I recommend choosing a lodge on the lake that has Willow lodge (this was the lodge we stayed in) as it is better landscaped than the other lake and provides more privacy.
Don't though rely on the free wifi! It is very very patchy and unreliable. Mobile phone signal was good though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brompton Lakes is an exclusive development of luxury eco lodges situated just two miles from the historic market town of Richmond on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Set in 26 acres of privately owned land, the 5-star lodges are designed to complement the natural features of this stunning lakeside location, the award-winning lodges are distinctive and contemporary and are built on the shores of two lakes, surrounded by woodland and open countryside.Hot-tubs, tennis court, Scandinavian BBQ house, lake and river fishing and mountain bikes all exclusively for guests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Brompton Lakes Hotel Richmond
- Brompton Lakes Richmond, Yorkshire