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Lodges each with a Private Sauna on a Working Farm on the Edge of N.Yorks Moors - Lapwing (Sleeps 4/5. 2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 25-Sep-2016
Lodges near Stokesley / Nunthorpe, North Yorkshire, England, UK - Spectacular Views Over Open Countryside to Roseberry Topping

Blackthorn Gate consists of four lodges of two designs the larger lodges Lapwing and Skylark are on two levels the smaller lodges Curlew and Chaffinch are both on one level. All the lodges have the same facilities in them, fully fitted kitchen, en suite bathroom off main bedroom, main bathroom with a sauna off, living/dining room with flat screen TV, Freeview, DVD, and stereo. The living area looks out onto the edge of the N.Yorks moors. Immediately adjacent to the lodges is part of the sixteen acres of new woodland planted in 2001 through which there are paths which you can wander. The farm has become a haven for wildlife, badgers, foxes, deer, and otters are frequent secretive visitors with abundant bird life being more easily seen. We are one of only four places in the area that oyster catchers nest and both little and barn owls fly around the area of the lodges.

Details for holiday Lapwing (Sleeps 4/5. 2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

Main bedroom with king size bed built in wardrobe, draws, bedside lamps, mirror, hairdryer and clock radio.

En-suite bathroom off is a wet room with underfloor heating a shower, handbasin, toilet, mirror and shaver socket.

Bedroom two has a single bunk over a double bed, wardrobe, bedside lights, mirror and draws.

The main bathroom is a wet room has underfloor heating a bath and separate shower sink and toilet mirror and shaver socket.

The door to the sauna is in the main bathroom.

Kitchen has and oven and hob, dishwasher, extractor fan, kettle, toaster, sink, and a complete set of crockery cutlery and cooking equipment.

The lounge dining room has a table and six chairs two sofas coffee table, flat screen TV, Freeview, DVD player, and stereo.

French windows lead onto a fully fenced veranda.

The utility drying room has under-floor heating a work surface ironing board, clothes airer and washing basket this room also contains the heating system which is an exhaust air heat pu

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pets considered

About the Owner

We (Mike & Rita) are the owners of Blackthorn Gate which is situated on our 230 acre farm on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. We have lived here with our three sons since 2001 when we bought the farm after working in the soft drinks industry.

Buying the farm was the the fulfilment of a dream to live in a rural location and to have the opportunity to develop a self catering holiday business. During our time here we have planted over 12,000 trees, six km of hedgerow, 3.5 acres of wild bird cover and 1.6km of wildlife strips, dug six wildlife ponds and six acres of fishing ponds, converted the arable end of the farm to growing willow copice which is used in power stations to produce electricity and built the four lodges that are Blackthorn Gate.

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Teesside (Durham Tees Valley) at 16 Miles Nearest Barpub : Treebridge Hotel at 1.6 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Brass Castle Lane at 2.5 Miles Nearest Train : Nunthorpe at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : A172 at 0.75 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Treebridge Hotel or Whinstone View Bistro at 1.6 Miles Nearest Beach : Saltburn by the sea at 12 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

For people interested in wildlife and photography the farm is a haven for a wide variety of birds and mammals

Fishing is available exclusively to our guests who must hold a current fishing licence.

Hawk walks can be arranged at extra cost with a member of the Tees Valley Falconry Club


Nearest beaches at Redcar 11 miles and Saltburn 12 miles both with long sandy beaches. Saltburn is popular with surfers. Whitby is 28 miles away and is a very popular destination which can be reached either by car or by train from Nunthorpe station which is 2 miles from the lodges.


Nearest airport Durham Tees Valley (formerly Teesside Airport) 16 miles. Nearest railway station Nunthorpe 2 mles.


Nearest town Stokesley 3 miles (market day Friday, Farmers Market 1st Saturday in the month, Agricultural show September.

Nearest villages Great Ayton (birth place of Captain Cook)

Further Details:

Nearest shops Nunthorpe Spar 2 miles. Stokesley Co-Op 4 miles. Coulby Newham Tesco Extra 4 miles. Nearest Banks Stokesley.

Nearest restaurants Tree Bridge Hotel 2 Miles. Whinstone View Bistro 3 miles. Kings Head 4.0 miles. Nearest sports centres and swimming pools Stokesley 4 miles or Coulby Newham 4 miles. Nearest doctor and dentist Nunthorpe 2 miles. Nearest opticians Stokesley 4 miles Coulby Newham 4 miles. Nearest Hospital James Cook University Hospital 4 miles.


Rental rates


  • Booking Notes:
    Book on line at our website. £150 deposit on booking balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival. Pay by credit card over a secure link.

    Changeover Day:
    Change over days Friday and Monday, arrival after 4pm. Depart 10am. If arriving after 6:00pm please let us know.

    Notes on prices:
    Prices per week in UK pounds. The prices shown are examples of high and low season prices, short breaks of 3 and 4 days are available. Full price and availability details are available on our own website www.blackthorngate.co.uk
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Updated: 25-Sep-2016
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  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Blackthorn Gate holds a four star gold rating from visit Britain. We are also members of the tourist board family welcome, pets welcome, cyclists welcome and walkers welcome schemes we also hold the green tourism silver award. On site we have a games room with table tennis, pool, air hockey, and bar football, there is also a good selection of paperbacks and board games. There is an on site laundry with washing machine and sink. Pets £20 per week each only in Chaffinch and Skylark max two per lodge, for full conditions relating to pets see our website. Cots and high chairs available. Bed linen towels and electricity included in rental. Outside: The lodges are set in a grassed area adjacent to woodland, they are approximately 200m from the fishing ponds. Parents are reminded that children should be supervised at all times as there is deep water in all the ponds.

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