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Traditional Scandinavian Random Log Home

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TV, DVD player, books
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Traditional Scandinavian Random Log Home

Private host

Traditional Scandinavian Random Log Home

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire cabin

3 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
Ripon, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThorp Perrow Arboretum5 min drive
  • Popular LocationBlacksheep Brewery7 min drive
  • Popular LocationTheakston Brewery7 min drive
  • AirportLeeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford)63 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bedroom 3
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Traditional Scandinavian Random Log Home

Riverside Cabin with kitchen and balcony
Swallow Lodge is a Traditional Scandinavian/North American Log Home and has charm and character throughout, with luxurious touches of style. It’s located outside of the village of Thornton Watlass, which lies between the small market towns of Bedale & Masham in North Yorkshire, each having plenty of beautiful little restaurants, pubs, bars & galleries in a quaint market town setting, Masham has the famous Black Sheep brewery along with it’s visitors centre. Walk through the front door and be greeted by a large sitting room, with a modern wood burning stove and an ambience designed to make you relax and feel at ease in your surroundings It is a lodge with a difference with two spacious balconies from the second floor bedrooms. Here you can relax on a summer evening, basking in the gorgeous scenery of the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding countryside. The lodge boasts three bedrooms, 2 twin and 1 master. The first floor bedrooms each have there own balcony With an additional sofa bed downstairs, in total Swallow Lodge can sleep up to 8 guests There is lots of seating accommodation for all the family or groups of friends to dine together, with open plan dining and kitchen meaning you all enjoy each other’s company whilst meals are being prepared. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need and there are French doors leading to the well maintained rear garden. Here you can relax with a BBQ, whilst enjoying the spectacular natural countryside scenes This is the perfect retreat for families and friends all year round. You might like to do a little exploring and walking around the local area, before relaxing in comfort with a glass or two of your favourite tipple. It’s also Dog Friendly, so bring your dogs with you too and families will love the area, with plenty to do and see for everybody. Thornton Watlass is situated in beautiful natural scenery, has a village green, cricket pitch and children’s playground, so a typical rural Yorkshire village, well worth a visit or two. It’s a beautiful area, with plenty of open landscapes, beautiful scenery, gorgeous villages and lots to do and explore. Some of the main attractions are the North Yorkshire Moors, The Yorkshire Dales and the famous creamery at Haws the home of Wenslydale Chees Once visited you with want to return again to see more.
Guest accommodation at this cabin offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.
Recreational amenities at the cabin include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Property amenities


  • Beach sunloungers


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car required


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Electric kettle
  • Paper towels


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Cycling nearby

Safety features

  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 8

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

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About this area


Located in Ripon, this cabin is in a rural area and on a river. Constable Burton Hall and Middleham Castle are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Thorp Perrow Arboretum and Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park. Lightwater Valley Theme Park and Talon Falconry Birds of Prey Centre are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with power boating and sailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Thorp Perrow Arboretum - 5 min drive
  • Bedale Golf Club - 6 min drive
  • Blacksheep Brewery - 7 min drive
  • Theakston Brewery - 7 min drive
  • Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Northallerton Station - 23 min drive
  • Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 63 min drive


  • Spice of Bengal - 6 min drive
  • Taste of India - 6 min drive
  • Black Swan - 6 min drive
  • The Castle Arms Inn - 6 min drive
  • Panettis - 6 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 11 out of 14 reviews
5 - Excellent 79%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 14 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 14 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 14 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 14 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

We had a fabulous time staying at Swallow Lodge. The lodge is set in a picturesque location with 360 degrees views of the Yorkshire countryside it was truly breathtaking. The lodge was as described though actually seemed larger than the pictures, really impressive, plenty of space. The village of Thornton Watlass was lovely, really friendly and welcoming had an amazing meal in the local pub The Buck Inn on the first night. Loads to see and do will definitely be going back.

5/5 Excellent

Swallow lodge
Excellent few days really enjoyed the house and the area David very helpful throughout.

5/5 Excellent

We all had a very chilled and relaxing weekend.
Will most likely return to the lodge. It had everything we needed.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely place, lots of space and beautiful views
We had a lovely time at the Swallow Lodge! It's in a really pretty remote location and there was loads of space for us all. Would recommend you bring a few pots, pans and knives if you plan to cook a lot and also some bottled water as the tap water was a little bit smelly. Otherwise it was ideal.

4/5 Good

Good for a group
Overall a good stay. A few niggles with the property which could easily be rectified with a bit of TLC, but nothing that would spoil your holiday. Rural location close to the village