We was lucky enough to be invited to stay with our friends/family for the last weekend of their week's stay here, when we arrived (which the sat nav couldn't find it, just simply follow your nose when you hit richmond as its not a big place) we where blown away by house seculded it was, there like little hobbit holes... Thats probably the best way for you all to picture them...
The lodges are huge inside, so much room to cook, host and chill out in. and the decor is amazing; although I think they are different in each one & the lodges have names (I THINK we stayed in Flora)
If your into fishing then this is a winner for you as each lodge has its own fish post for the lake; honestly the views are amazing - you will not be disapointed if you book to stay here. Visit the website for the pictures and they are exactly how it all looks on there. There is a nice stream as well which in the summer you could easily do some wild swimming in.
We hired bikes from the site and rode into the town which being an avid bike rider was amazing (wish I'd taken my own bike though...) we got some meat and fish from the market and then cycled back with it all in our packs; as we had hired the BBQ hut for the saturday night, which I advised YOU ALL DO!! - We got given a iPod docking station to have in there too by the owner which was a great touch, had music blasting (can be as loud as you want as you're away from the lodges but still on the site) you could easily fit 6-8 people in it... maybe even more!! The food was great being cooked on there - and the BBQ itself is nice and big to fit plenty of things on. There is a little bench outside the hut to eat on, you don't get smoked out being inside it either which is nice.
I would say spend a week here as there is so much to explore around the are - I advise going to Fountains Abbey nearby or one of the waterfalls near Hawes or Aysgarth (Hardraw Force is my favourite nearby)
- 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