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Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales
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“Natural retreat Yorkshire dales”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We just returned from 3 nights break , superb location and very nice Eco lodges, we stayed in no 8 and thoroughly enjoyed the peace and tranquility, we didn't want to go into the town so we just chilled out and enjoy the rabbits and other wildlife.

My only gripe is maintenance was a bit poor on a few external things , like the patio table needed fixing and repaired. The concierge service for me was very poor, I ordered two hampers and none arrived, the manager which was very nice and helpful had to go out and source produce the following day and she really tried to make it up to us but we still felt short changed as the items wasn't the quality we ordered.

I also didn't find the bed very comfortable, they could do with a good quality mattress topper.

Overall after all that's said I'd still go back for the location.

Room Tip: The higher level lodges have the best views!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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NRetreats, concierge team leader at Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review our accommodation. We are happy to hear that you had such a great time. We have taken notes about the maintenance issues and will get these fixed immediately.
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Natural retreats is a wonderful peaceful place but within easy walking distance to Richmond. The eco lodges are modern, spacious and clean and lodge 10 has the added bonus of sky tv. Just what you need if the weather is poor!! A great place to stay if you like walking and cycling as plenty of routes from the lodge with out having to use your car.
I would definitely go again.

Room Tip: lodge 10, has sky TV, a small freezer and all rooms are en-suite
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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NRetreats, concierge team leader at Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review our accommodation. We are happy to hear that you had such a great time. Please contact our concierge team when looking to book your next holiday, we have lots of other exciting locations for you to discover.
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We've just got back from a week at the Natural Retreats in the Yorkshire Dales, on first impression when arriving our jaws dropped!!... What a place!! VERY secluded, although not nearly as remote as I had in mind. The website is quite misleading in terms of how close the lodges are together.

We stayed in lodge number 14, nice and set back away from everyone else unlike most of of the other lodges.

Was greated with a lovely welcome basket and other lovely essentials - milk & sugar etc... Alough we lacked other small essentials, spare bin liners, toilet rolls, kindlin for the fire but that was easliy resolved.

Richmond is about a 20 minute walk over the field so its not far at all and a very nice walk!! - Plenty of mountain bike routes around the area as this was something we did every day whilst we was there. One of the best routes was if you head left out of the entrance and continue up Hurgill Road go past the two masts on your right and carry on the road and it will start to decent and after around 200 metres once you've started going down the fast/steep hill there is a bridle way to your left going through a gate and then just follow that all the way around following the arrows on the posts and it will bring you back round to the rear of natural retreats and you'll see the sign on the left and go through the gate.

Had great food all around the area, La Pizza in Richmond was top quality!! Best Italian I've ever had - The Heifer in Scorton was top too!!

Only rated it 4 stars as I was comparing it to Brompton Lakes which is nearby in Richmond and think I prefered the lodges there BUT I certainly prefer the scenery and location of Natural Retreats.

Lodges do need some minor updating and attention to bring it back to life a little too!! Our decking looked a little tired... Probably needs treating.

But I do recomend this 100%

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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NRetreats, concierge team leader at Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review our lodges. We are pleased to hear that you had such a great time and loved our location. Our on site team are always on hand to help with minor issues such as needing extra toilet rolls and we are glad that you find this so easy to resolve. Thanks again
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We stayed in lodge 10 for 4 nights in May on our first visit to Richmond. The accommodation was as described (quiet, modern with great views and facilities), easy to find and only 15 mins walk (2 in the car) into beautiful Richmond.
The service is great from the Rural Retreats team with a concierge on hand to book restaurants, advise on walks and bok spa treatment (it that's what you want). Met on reception we were guided to our clean and perfectly arranged lodge where there was a welcome hamper ready for us (local milk, eggs, cheese, bread and biscuits). The location is quiet (except for lots of bunnies hopping around) and the views are amazing.
We spent 4 day walking in the Yorkshire dales/north yorkshire moors, visiting Richmond/Skipton/Harrogate and also did a brewery tour at the Black Sheep brewery (40 mins away).
A great break and the dogged loved being able to play fetch from right outside the lounge door :)

Room Tip: The premium lodges have the best views
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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NRetreats, concierge team leader at Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review our lodges. We are happy to hear that you had such a great time and that you loved our concierge service. We are always on hand to help with whatever you may need to make your holiday memorable. We have lots of Natural Retreats locations and hope to see you at another soon. Please contact our office concierge team for the best rates as a returning guest.
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Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

Had a fab weekend here, so peaceful and chilled. Rooms were lovely. Staff that we met were friendly, it had everything we needed. Views we're amazing. Everything was spotless. Thoroughly enjoyed by all our party.

  • Stayed May 2014
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NRetreats, concierge team leader at Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review our lodges. We are happy to hear that you had such a great time and that you loved our concierge service. We are always on hand to help with whatever you may need to make your holiday memorable. We have lots of Natural Retreats locations and hope to see you at another soon. Please contact our office concierge team for the best rates as a returning guest.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We discovered Natural retreats by accident googling around.We booked for 11 days in April & extended to 17 days has its so amazing. Great concierge team, Cheryl & Susan...Just cannot do enough & on 24 hour call. The cleaners are magnificent & the products are top quallty cotton towels, duvet covers & sheets & white linen bathroom products. The views are stunning with wild hares , rabbits & pheasants everywhere. We took our German pointer & if you respect the wildlife & neighbours they have free range to explore, its a Pointers paradise.
You get a wood burner & logs & if you run out the concierge get you more.The groundsmen do an amazing job keeping the grounds natural & safe.Lots of friendly dog owners & families who all are looking for the same escape.Any one with a child who may be afraid should not worry, we always introduced our dog to kids who gave him a treat.It was a pleasure to see familys walking & kids with nets & wellies round the shallow ponds doing what we used to do has kids & experiencing the freedom often lost to this generation.The welcome pack in a wicker hamper is delicious, a neighbour was in a wheelchair with her daughter & she could use her disabled showerchair has the shower was roomy. No one is in your face its just a great enviroment for all generations.Richmond town is 5 minutes in the car or a hearty 15 minute ramble with everything you need.So so much to visit in the area.
We were in lodge 3 but have booked lodge 1 for June & also any lodge to suit the bookings plan which the excellent reservation team for Christmas week, we dont mind their all lovely..We have also booked a 4 bedroom natural retreat house in Trewindle,Cornwall for September for the whole family to get together.So has you cna see we are big Natural Retreat fans...

Room Tip: Lodge 1,2,3,4 & probably more are all bigger & have a big ensuite & family bathroom.Lodh...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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NRetreats, concierge team leader at Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review our lodges. We are happy to hear that you had such a great time and that you loved our concierge service. We are always on hand to help with whatever you may need to make your holiday memorable. We have lots of Natural Retreats locations and are so happy to hear that you have already booked your next stay. Thanks again for your terrific feedback it is very much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

I booked Natural Retreats in the Yorkshire Dales for my sisters recent hen do and it was lovely. Great location, lovely views, and fab lodges. Probably not the first place you would think of for a hen do, but since we are probably older than the average bride and all love the outdoors, it seemed a great base to explore the Yorkshire Dales and it didn't disappoint. One negative would be that some of the fixtures and fittings are a bit worn and we discovered that our boiler wasn't working. We called our site rep Cheryl who offered us to move to another lodge, but we decided not to move and a guy came out the next morning to fix it for us.

Room Tip: Lodges 2,3 & 11 have fantastic views.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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NRetreats, concierge team leader at Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review our lodges. We are happy to hear that you had such a great time and that you loved our concierge service. We are always on hand to help with whatever you may need to make your holiday memorable and whilst we are not often the obvious choice for hen parties we have had a few now and can organise everything from spa treatments to cocktail making classes all in the comfort of your lodge. Please accept our sincere apologies for the issue with the boiler and thanks for bringing it to our attention so that we could get it fixed so quickly. We have lots of Natural Retreats locations and hope to see you at another soon. Please contact our office concierge team for the best rates as a returning guest.
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Property: Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales
Address: Unit 1 Aislabeck Plantation Hurgill Road, Richmond DL10 4SG, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Richmond
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 Speciality Lodging in Richmond
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The award-winning design, modern open plan living and sustainable build are only a few highlights of these superb residences which offer perfect self catering holidays in the Yorkshire Dales. Having benefited from a complete refurbishment, the interior of each residence has been entirely revamped, incorporating ethical and exquisite design. The lodges are lovingly furnished with bespoke touches such as the exclusively designed sofas and innovative ‘cube’ seats, showcasing colours purposely chosen to compliment and mirror the idyllic scenery. Locally-sourced items have been used wherever possible, from the beautiful sofa cushions to the unusual ‘tree trunk’ bedside tables, just another example of Natural Retreats’ commitment to sustainability. As well as beautifully updated interiors the residences have also benefited from rejuvenated exteriors, enhanced roads and pathways. And, just in time for Bonfire Night, a selection of residences will boast private outdoor fire pits encircled by sunken seating, enabling guests to further appreciate the beautiful backdrop and views across the stunning Swale Valley.The Yorkshire Dales is an area of great natural beauty, offering visitors a real taste of rural England. An ideal location for walking, fishing and mountain biking, breathe in some fresh country air and appreciate the world we live in. ... more   less 
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