Holiday Lodge, Threshfid, Nr. Grassington, Yorkshire, England - Swedish Lodge, With Veranda, Overlooking The Hills Of The Yorkshire Da
About Dot Childs
My husband and I live in the south of England, but whenever possible we drive north for some restful time in the Yorkshire Dales. Our family are now grown up, but they too spend time visiting Brazengate, as they spent so much time there whilst growing up, and have many wonderful memories going back over many years.
Dot Childs purchased this Cabin in 1980
Why Dot Childs chose Threshfield
As a child I spent many happy hours in the Dales, and when we moved away from the area we decided that it would be important to us to have a place to visit in the area. We were lucky enough to buy Brazengate, which is in such a beautiful part of Wharfedale. It is such a peaceful place to be, with access to many excellent walks, and the countryside around which is truly beautiful.
What makes this Cabin unique
Brazengate is ten miles from market town of Skipton, which is a pretty spot, with a canal and castle. It is possible to have an active holiday visiting towns such as Harrogate and York, plus the more northern villages of the Dales such as Hawes and Leyburn. Alternatively, you can walk for miles over beautiful countryside, with varied scenery, and walks to suit everyone, from serious walkers to those who look for something less demanding. At the end of the day, you can take a swim and sauna in the on site pool. (for an extra charge), followed by a barbecue in front of Brazengate., overlooking the hills in the distance.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Comfortable,spacious well equipped.
The curtains in the double bedded bedroom need some attention.
The trees surrounding the cabin and the wild life were a bonus. We had a lovely week.
Thank you for your review of your holiday at Brazengate, and you’re positive comments in the guest book.
I’m delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable week there. The wildlife in the area is definitely an attraction- the wide variety of birds, the rabbits, and sometimes deer.
Thank you for alerting me to the curtains in the bedroom. Apparently a couple of hooks had been broken and have now been replaced, and it is now hanging correctly.
Thanks again for your comments, and hopefully I can welcome you back to Brazengate in the future.
Perfect cosy base to explore the local area
Great base from which to explore, a home from home!
It was easy to travel to Brazengate using public transport and once at Long Ashes there are many walks and sights to visit in the locale.
The property was clean and cosy and had everything needed for a comfortable stay. Great selection of books, games and films in the house. Brazengate is a wooden cabin, full of character in a magical setting.
Thank you for your lovely review of your holiday at Brazengate. I’m so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and also pleased to hear that you were able to get there by local transport. It’s an ideal spot for a walking holiday, and as you stated, there are many good walks around the area, either down by the River Wharfe, or a more challenging walk over the tops to Malham. Thanks again for your booking, and I hope to welcome you back again in the future.
Perfect get away for a family
What a find, warm and cosy, extremely clean. Situated in driving distance from great pubs for food and attractions to visit. Would happily come back and enjoy in a warmer month.
Great Holiday Accomodation in Beautiful area
3rd stay at property. Well equipped, clean and comfortable. Site leisure facilities and the dales along with chalet made for a great holiday. Enjoyed sitting out on the covered varandah
Thank you very much for your positive review of your holiday at Brazengate. I’m very pleased that you enjoyed your stay once again in this beautiful area, and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Lovely and homely lodge in great location
Fully enjoyed our stay here. The lodge has everything you need. As other reviews say, it’s like a home from home. The lodge is 30 yards from the swimming pool complex which was ideal for our two year old. All in all a great location for the Yorkshire dales.
I’m so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Brazengate, and thank you very much for your positive review. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back on another occasion so that you can explore the Dales once more.
Very clean. Had everything you needed.
It was the covered veranda that sold it to me. It was so practical, we were not restricted indoors when it rained. We loved it. Bought seed to encourage wildlife. We found it to be a peaceful place. No noise at all. Made good use of the bbq
Brazengate is almost equidistant between the east and west coast of England. To the west it would be about one and a half hours drive, and to the east it would be around two hours. The Lake District would be a drive of one and a half hours.
Blackpool and Morecambe are on the west coast, and on the east coast you could visit the towns of Bridlington, Scarborough and Whitby.
The nearest airport would be Leeds/Bradford, which would be a drive of just over one hour from Brazengate.
Use of car is strongly recommended.
Grassington - 1.5 miles
Skipton - 10 miles
Harrogate - 25 miles
York - 40 miles
Skipton is a good place for food shopping, with a large Morrison's and a large Tesco store, whilst nearby Grassington has a selection of smaller shops, with a Spa shop, deli, post office and and butchers. There are numerous pubs in the area serving good quality food. There is a Tourist Office in the large car park in Grassington too, with many pamphlets about local attractions.
There are many villages to explore within the Dales, each with its own character. Driving north from Long Ashes, the countryside becomes wilder and the drive over to Hawes is like being on top of the world, with views of Peny Ghent, and hills stretching as far as you can see.In Hawes you can visit the Wensleydale Cheese Factory, and watch the cheese being made.
Driving southwards, the countryside is more gentle, and a short drive away you can visit Bolton Abbey, set in a tranquil setting by the River Wharfe. In all these areas there are many superb walks. Brazengate has a book and pamphlets with walks so that you can choose the level you want.
If you wish to explore further away from the area, the city of Leeds is approximately an hour away, with many attractions. Also an hour away is the city of Bradford, with the photographic museum, wonderful curries, and just outside Bradford, is Salts Mill, which is now a World Heritage Site.
Skipton has a castle, canal boat trips, and a market which is there four days a week, along the main street.
Equally, it is possible to walk from Long Ashes to the local village of Grassington, over the hills to Kilnsey, or for a much longer walk,for keen walkers, to leave Brazengate to walk to Malham with its glorious tarn and Cove.
There are too many places to mention here, but I would be very happy to recommend different areas when speaking to you, if you let me know your particular interests.