Waterloo Lodge

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Waterloo Lodge is our latest six-bedroom, dog friendly luxury country house near Richmond, North Yorkshire and the perfect rural retreat for large families and groups of friends looking to explore the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales.


Step inside this gorgeous holiday home with its contemporary style including exposed brickwork and wooden beams which compliment this stunning country house. Make your way into the stylish lounge, boasting welcoming sofas with full height glass sliding doors framing the unrivalled views over the North Yorkshire Moors. On a clear day you can even see as far as the sea. A double-sided log burning stove is ready to be lit to enjoy a peaceful evening, possibly paired with a glass of wine. 


The spacious kitchen has everything you could need for a self-catering group getaway including a traditional aga with plenty of space to make Sunday lunch for the whole party alongside a farmhouse table with space for up to 12 guests. The kitchen island is the perfect spot for a morning coffee. A separate utility room is home to a washing machine and dryer, very handy for storing and cleaning muddy walking boots after a day exploring the Yorkshire Dales.


Waterloo Lodge boasts a  more formal living area with open fire, perfect for a lazy afternoon or drinks before dinner. Downstairs is also home to a handy WC.


Upstairs you will find four unique bedrooms. The master bedroom has a fabulous king-size bed, with urban style interiors alongside traditional oak beams, a dressing room and an en-suite shower with double sink and walk in shower. Bedroom 2 and 3 have zip and link beds offering a twin or king size set up and share the house bathroom offering a walk-in shower and a bath to indulge in a long hot soak. The final bedroom is a generous room with zip and link beds offering a twin or king size set up and an en-suite shower room. All bedrooms have TV’s so a morning lie in or an early evenings is fully catered for!


Opposite the main house is a separate annex offering two further bedrooms with private access and an en-suite shower room each. Next door there is a large games room with a wide screen TV, comfy seating, pool table, table football and dart board among other distractions. The perfect place to keep the kids (and big kids) entertained!


Outside is just as impressive as inside with a delightful patio area featuring a hot tub, seating area and BBQ with fantastic views across the countryside beyond, a heavenly spot for some al fresco dining with an idyllic backdrop and acres of private lawned gardens, perfect for children to blow off some steam. In the Summer months throw down a picnic blanket on the lawn and settle down to enjoy the wonderful views from this picturesque country garden.



Explore the local area…


If you are looking close to home, start at our local market town with the 100-foot high tower at Richmond Castle which has breath-taking views over Swaledale and the Yorkshire Dales. Sitting high above the River Swale on a rocky promontory, the great castle of Richmond is among the oldest Norman stone castles in Britain, built by William the Conqueror’s cousin. A good route to follow is in the footsteps of Richmond’s legendary disappearing drummer boy.


For a breath of fresh air make sure to stroll across the Yorkshire Dales National Park with small local trails from Reeth down to Masham and all that lies to the West beyond, while for the walkers among you who prefer a plan make sure you have your map in hand. For 360-degree awesome views of the North Yorkshire Moors – where on a clear day you can see all the way across to the Yorkshire Dales – zip up the dog-friendly trails to the summit of Roseberry Topping, not far from Osmotherley and Helmsley.


If you prefer to experience the outstanding scenery with a leisurely drive through the Dales then head over to Wensleydale and the main town, Hawes, with the Hardraw Force and Aysgarth Falls waterfall both of which film loves will recognise from Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.


Masham is also a must-visit market town with traditional shops and buildings that have endured over the years, from its butchers, bakers and sweet shops– there are no candlestick makers as of yet! For those that love a tipple, Masham boasts three breweries including the famous Theakston’s headquarters and the Black Sheep Brewery, as well as an independent gin distillery at Corks and Cases.


While there are some excellent pubs in the local market towns, the best find are almost always in the small surrounding villages. As you’ve chosen to come to Yorkshire, you’ll find most of the drives as well as the walks have some excellent lunch spots along the way!


For an alternative evening out, only a 10-minute walk away you will find the award-winning Bon Coeur. It has an extensive range of wines and spirits and their knowledgeable staff are there for advice. They also host wine tastings in their amazing premises and have a Wine Academy for those looking to learn more.


For a day out for all the family head over to Middleham, a hub for horse racing and history. Visit Middleham Castle which was once home to Richard III before heading to the famous Middleham stables and gallops. With children in tow make sure to visit the Forbidden Corner – it’s well described as a labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises you will love to get lost in, created in a four acre garden in the heart at Tupgill Park.

  • Private Dining

    Private dining is a wonderful alternative to eating out in a restaurant, making full use of your holiday home and creating an intimate dining experience for guests who would like to take things a little bit easier or celebrate a special occasion. We currently use three different professional chefs who come and prepare, cook and serve a meal of your choice in the privacy and comfort of your holiday home... The service includes providing and cooking the food, setting the table, serving and clearing up after the main course - leaving you free to enjoy the rest of the evening.  All you need to do is have a look at the sample menus and then call us on 01748 850 333 to put your order in.

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  • Treatments and Therapies

    Relax, de-stress and improve your well being with the help of our therapist who can undertake treatments in the comfort of your own holiday home... All you need to do is choose the treatments you want and call us on 01748 850 333 to make arrangements. 

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  • Photography

    Capture special moments with a professional photography session in the relaxed and picturesque setting of your own holiday home. We can arrange a photo shoot with an expert photographer in the comfort of your own lodge, with the five star interior and surrounding countryside as a beautiful backdrop. Great if you're here to celebrate a special occasion or even if you just want a high quality memento of your stay. Call us on 01748 850 333 to arrange your special shoot. 

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  • Personal Training

    We can arrange individual or group personal training sessions, limited to twelve people, from our highly experienced instructor which can include circuit training, pilates, postural awareness, boxing pad work, kettle bells or pre/post pregnancy training. Call us on 01748 850 333 to book a session. 

  • Alfresco Adventures

    Enjoy the great Yorkshire outdoors with a 3 hour group activity with Alfresco Adventures at Ellerton Park in Richmond, North Yorkshire. Book paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, raft building, archery or rock climbing with your group whilst staying with us! 

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  • Flowers

    We can arrange a special delivery of fabulous flowers for all occasions from our award winning local florist; The Flower Studio in Richmond. Pick from a £30, £40 or £50 bunch to brighten up your stay! 

  • Love Science

    Make your holiday go with a bang (and a fizz and a bubble) with our group of experienced club leaders from Love Science who will come to your holiday home and impress any little scientists in your group with a whole host of cool experiments including using electrical launchers to design the perfect paper plane, making amazing colour changing pictures, performing magic tricks, messing around with fizzy acid rainbows and, of course making plenty of slime! 

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  • Guest Information

    Find out useful information about Waterloo Lodge and our personal recommendations of things to do and see in the local area. 

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  • Loyalty Card

    A loyalty card can be issued to the lead guest after their third visit to any Holiday at Home property, which entitles the bearer to a 10% discount off all subsequent bookings.


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  • Terms and Conditions

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  • Waterloo Lodge Address

    Waterloo Lodge, Moor Road, Melsonby, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 5NW