This stunning and luxurious holiday home has a truly unique design and intriguing features that you can’t wait to explore, inside and out.
Wooden lodge styling meets fresh and contemporary interiors. Add in carefully selected artwork, an outdoor patagonian grilling station and pizza oven, a tree house for the kids, a hot tub and so many walks on your doorstep - you couldn't ask for much more.
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New York Public Library offers guests the chance to relax in a peaceful yet inspirational environment while enjoying the height of style. The layout of this luxury yet contemporary holiday home is perfect for a large group looking for Yorkshire holiday accommodation with a difference.
Designed and built by acclaimed writer, art collector, and curator, Greville Worthington, this luxurious lodge is close to the historic market town of Richmond. It was designed as a calming Yorkshire retreat for guests of any age. Greville took inspiration for New York Public Library from a Japanese wood-burning craft that preserves and enhances the beauty of wood over time. This resulted in the dark wood exterior providing guests with a truly unique setting. It is certainly unlike any other luxury Yorkshire holiday home!
It’s important to note that this property is not in New York, nor is it a library or even open to the public! The owner, a gentleman of great creative thought, lives a nearby deconsecrated former church, part of which is based on the old public library in York. And that’s how the ‘new York public library’ found its name.
For, just like its name, this striking holiday home is totally unexpected. The main entrance to this luxury lodge is via large glass sliding doors, which take you straight into the heart of the property. A spacious and impressive living and dining area where guests can indulge with friends and family, or relax whilst taking in the views of the countryside.
Carefully selected interiors and art pieces create an inspiring and eclectic living area. Well-considered artwork adorns the walls throughout. In pride of place is a table football, fun for the kids (and big kids). This luxury lodge style home will stick in your mind for years to come thanks to its distinctive features.
There are three bedrooms in the main house, plus a stylish fourth bedroom in the separate annex -ideal for a couple looking for some privacy. Upstairs two double bedrooms are each flooded with natural light, with sliding doors that open onto the south-facing sun terrace. The master bedroom has a feature roll-top bath in the bedroom, and a separate toilet. The third bedroom is smaller, suitable for children has two single divan beds. There is also a house bathroom with a large walk-in shower.
The separate annex provides a large bedroom with a private outdoor seating area. There is a super king-size bed and an en-suite wet room with a shower, well suited to guests with reduced mobility.
From all aspects of the lodge, guests can view the ever-changing acres of private park and woodlands which play a major part in the overall experience of New York Public Library. A key feature is an outdoor space that is ideal for entertaining or quiet relaxation. Enjoy an outdoor cooking experience at the Patagonia Grill Station, or relax at the fire pit while the children can explore the garden treehouse.
Enjoy your own private, jacuzzi-style garden hot tub. Inside the hideaway treehouse is comfy seating, a TV with Netflix for the kids to keep up with their favourite TV shows, and an X-box games console.
In the garden is a unique art installation created by architect and designer Amanda Levete. Sour Beck runs through the field opposite and there are plenty of great picnic sites to be found. It’s a short walk to the bluebell woodland gardens which has a superb collection of rare trees and shrubs including bamboos, magnolias, and witch hazels.
There is free wi-fi throughout this luxurious lodge and ample parking for up to five cars. The modern kitchen has a full inventory for that home from home experience, including a large fridge and cooker and a separate wine cooler. A washing machine and tumble dryer are available. Outside, there is outdoor seating alongside the BBQ (charcoal included) and pizza oven.
All our holiday homes include high-quality bed linen, towels, bathrobes, and toiletries. There is a starter pack for the kitchen, fire, and washroom, and of course, a locally sourced welcome hamper on arrival.
New York Public Library is fantastic because it feels wonderfully secluded, yet there are shops less than a mile away. Stock up for the outdoor Patagonian grilling station by heading to Premier Meats in Colburn for a wide choice and a small greengrocer.
New York Public Library is a couple of miles from the market town of Richmond, commonly known as ‘The Gateway to The Dales’. With its 11th Century castle, fine historic buildings, cobbled market place, and hidden corners, it is a treasure trove for visitors. We recommend Rustique, a popular French restaurant, and Barretts for the food. Millgate House Gardens overlooks the River Swale with the waterfalls in the background, described as “one of the most surprising & fascinating gardens in the North of England”.
A few hundred metres away towards Catterick Garrison is the Nisa petrol station, a small Co-Op store, and Boots chemist. In nearby Catterick Garrison you will find Aldi and a large Tesco, plus many other shops and facilities including a cinema and gym.
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