Ladycross Bracken Howe Lodge

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A stunning, individually designed oak clad three bedroom lodge set in beautiful mature woodland and offering luxury accommodation for couples or families.

Enjoy a fabulous break in this sumptuous lodge which boasts stunning décor – and relax under the stars in the hot tub!

This opulent property, surrounded by beautiful woodland, offers stylish accommodation.

So Peaceful

We have had the best three nights away ever, we didn’t want to leave! The hot tub is amazing and the lodge is very clean and well equipped.



Ground Floor

There is a stylish double height open plan living area incorporating a lovely fully fitted kitchen with Neff appliances including dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and granite worktops.  The dining area is perfect to relax and enjoy meals and a comfortable sitting room area with seating arranged around an excellent real flame, wood burning-style gas stove and flat screen TV with views of the woodand from every window.  There is also a washing machine installed in the lodge.

There are two beautiful bedrooms on the ground floor – a twin bedroom and a double bedroom with a walk-in closet – both of which have lovely decor and views of woodland from the windows.   There is a gorgeous bathroom with a free standing bath, large shower, WC and hand wash basin.

The toy cupboard – well-stocked with a superb selection of books, games, teddies and dolls – is very popular with our young guests!

First Floor

On the upper mezzanine floor there is a superb master bedroom with glorious views of the woods plus a luxury en-suite shower room with good size shower, WC and hand wash basin.


From the living space, doors open onto a wonderful enclosed decked veranda with table and chairs – perfect for al fresco meals – plus the luxury hot tub – relax with a glass of champagne as the sun shines through a canopy of trees! – and wonderful views overlooking the woods.


This property is suitable for those with mobility issues.



Bracken Howe Lodge is a fabulous property situated within 30 acres of stunning woodland, just 5 miles from the glorious beaches of Sandsend and Whitby. Radiating light, space and style this fabulous lodge is a perfect retreat for a superb holiday with family and friends.

We loved it here!

Had a wonderful relaxing break as a family in this beautiful setting. Just perfect. See you next year!

What's on nearby?

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

A wide range of art exhibitions on a regular basis or enjoy a tour of being informed on Captain Cook’s voyages of discovery.

Whitby Attractions

Whitby offers attractions on the West Cliff such as the padding pool and crazy golf.


A little further North along the coast are the sandy beaches of Sandsend.

Runswick Bay

If you are feeling energetic, there are beautiful walks along the cliffs to Runswick Bay or through the privately owned Mulgrave Woods.

Robin Hood’s Bay

Visit the attractive village just South of Whitby.

Staintondale Shire Horse Farm

A delightful place to visit for the whole family.

North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway

Travel the 18 mile journey on the steam railway from Grosmont to Pickering for a great experience.

Ruswarp Boating

For the more energetic there is boating on the River Esk at Ruswarp, sailing at Scaling Dam, horse riding and golf are also within easy reach of the site.

Other Info

Three bedroom lodge set in beautiful mature woodland.

Notes to guests
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Notes to guests

Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi included.

Utilities: All utilities, bedding and towels provided.

Parking: Private parking for two cars.


Bracken Howe Lodge is a modern timber framed and oak clad lodge house constructed circa 2012 to current building regulations, and as such enjoys modern standards of insulation, a full gas fired under floor central heating system, ample easy access electrical socket outlets etc.

The property is located on Ladycross Plantation; 5 star Quality in Tourism rated touring caravan park, although the lodge development is situated in an area of mature woodland screened from the caravan park area. The development is situated about 5 miles west of Whitby on the edge of the North Yorks Moors National Park.

The site office and shop stock a limited range of essentials, such as milk, tea, coffee etc.

At the time of writing the final section of the approach road from the reception area to Bracken Howe Lodge has not been surfaced and so those with mobility problems should take extra care when walking to and from the lodge.


Please drive up to the barrier at the entrance of the park. You will be given access and then please report to the park office. The staff will give you keys for the property. You should pay a refundable £20 security deposit to receive a barrier pass, which will allow you access to and egress from the site. This should be returned on your day of departure and your deposit will be returned.

Please park in the designated parking area for Bracken Howe Lodge, which is directly outside the property. There is ample space for two vehicles.

Bracken Howe Lodge

Bracken Howe Lodge is constructed to modern buildings regulations, which provides internal doors wide enough for wheel chair access and easily accessible outlet sockets.  There are however, two steps up to the entrance hall from the parking area.

Flooring to the ground floor is of high quality oak laminate, with ceramic tiling to the bathroom, and is carpeted to the upper floor.

The entrance door opens to a spacious reception hall with built-in cloaks and storage cupboards. The hall gives access to two ground floor bedrooms, the house bathroom and the open plan living room which has dining and kitchen off. Also off the hall is a utility cupboard housing an automatic washing machine.

Living Room

An elegant double height room with high pitched ceiling and two sets of French doors to the large decked area to the front of the lodge.

The sitting area has a large L-shaped leather sofa seating up to six people and coffee table. There is a wall mounted flat screen TV with a FreeSat system, radio and i-Pod docking station

Heating is by way of a fully controllable underfloor system beneath the oak laminate flooring and may be supplemented with the gas fired log-burning style stove to the corner of the room.

The dining area is equipped with a glass dining table and contemporary chairs for six.


The kitchen area is fully equipped, with ample wall and base cupboards having granite work surfaces over, extended to provide a breakfast bar with three high stools for seating.  Neff appliances are provided including built-in oven, hob, extractor fan, built-in microwave oven, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.

The kitchen contains ample crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils to cater for six people. Washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and general cleaning materials are stored beneath the sink.


To the front and side of the lodge is a large level, illuminated decked area enclosed with a mixture of timber lap fencing and toughened safety glass panels. There is level access to the deck from the living room, although there are steps down from the deck to the parking area.

The deck is supplied with high quality wicker dining table and six chairs, and also boasts a hot-tub. The tub will have been cleaned, prepared, filled and heated for your visit. A comprehensive guide to the use of the hot tub is provided.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

There are two bedrooms – one double and one twin – on the ground floor together with the house bathroom.

Double Bedroom

King sized double bed with bedside cabinets with lamps, matching chest of drawers and large walk-in wardrobe with hanging space. Wall mounted flat screen TV. Windows to the side and rear with fitted Roman blinds.

Twin Bedroom

Two standard 3 ft. single beds, central bedside unit with lamp, chest of drawers and wardrobe. Window to the side with fitted Roman blind.

House Bathroom

A luxurious modern bathroom, with ceramic tiled floor comprising: free standing bath, wall mounted wash hand basin with fitted mirror over, low level WC with concealed cistern and walk-in shower cubicle with low, easy access lip.

Mezzanine Bedroom

A most attractive master bedroom approached over an easy rising staircase from the sitting room, having carpeted treads, hand rail and toughened glass balustrades. Further toughened glass panels overlook the sitting room.

King size faux leather double bed with bedside units and lamps, under eaves built-in wardrobes, four Velux roof lights with fitted black out blinds. Wall mounted flat screen TV. A door gives access to the en-suite shower room having walk-in shower, low level WC and wash hand basin.


Hair dryers, high quality linens, duvets and towels are provided to each of the bedrooms.

We have had a lovely week in this beautiful lodge. The hot tub was great after days out sight seeing and was much needed after our 18 mile bike ride to Ravenscar and back! It is a lovely site in a great area. We will hopefully return one day!
The Maines Family - August 2018
Lovely lodge, hot tub a hit with all the family. Well maintained and well run site. We've had a great holiday and all love Whitby, one of our favourite and much returned to places!
The Ford Family - July/August 2018
We've really enjoyed our family holiday here at Bracken Howe Lodge. It's our 3rd year and we love it here. Leaving relaxed after our lovely week. All happy for another year! Thank you.
The Bradburys - June 2018
The lodge was amazing, we get together as a group of friends from Uni for an early Christmas every year and we now have a mini member (Cora- just 2 years old) who loved the toy cupboard. The lodge is equipped to an extremely high standard, the checking in and correspondance was brilliant and was a lovely personal touch. The hot tub was clean, well kept and a lovely treat. The only problem is - we don't want to leave!!!
Brooke - Atherton & Co, Manchester - December 2017
If you had to build a lodge to live in permanently it would be Bracken Howe, it's beautifully designed and has just about everything, We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I'm sure we will come back in 2018. The welcome pack was a lovely touch.
Steve & Debs Donnelly, Chester-le-Street - November 2017
A magical week, thank you so much. We plan to return in 2018, lots of happy memories. Sofia loved the toys in the property and we had great fun in the hot tub. Thank you for the welcome pack.
Claire Hird- Durham - October 2017
Thank you so much for your hospitality, we would love to book again.
Hadlington family - September 2017
We have had the best three nights away ever,we don't want to leave, the hot tub is amazing, the lodge is very clean and well equipped.The location is fantastic, so peaceful, we will definately book again, hopefully for longer.
E French & Helen, Nottingham - September 2017
We love it here! Had a wonderful relaxing break as a family in this beautiful setting. Just perfect. See you next year!
Bradbury Family, June 2017
My husband and I chose to Bracken Howe Lodge for our honeymoon as I don't like flying. It was as stunning as the brochure showed. We were extremely pleased with everything about the lodge, the owners have certainly thought of everything from the welcome pack right down to wash powder which really puts the icing on the cake. We loved our time in the hot tub it was very rewarding after days out walking. Feeding the wildlife was certainly a bonus. An absolutely stunning lodge and we will definitely be bringing the family back.
Mr and Mrs Bates, Doncaster; April 2016
As soon as we entered Bracken Howe Lodge it gave us the wow factor! We all wanted to stay forever. We loved the hot tub, good fun and the kids thought the toy cupboard was awesome! Thank you for the lovely bag of goodies, a nice touch. A fab location seeing all the sights plus being located in the forest was peaceful. Loved it!
The Sands Family
A lovely lodge in a very peaceful location. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise. The lodge was very well equipped, home from home. Location was great for sightseeing around the local area and the hot tub great for when you got back after a day out. We hope to come back and stay again.
The Tomlinson Family August 2016
Wow what a fab lodge! Very impressed from the moment we stepped inside. Lovely friendly staff on site. Using the hot tub everyday was a special touch of luxury. Thank you for the welcome pack. Lovely spot, easy to get into Whitby. Thank you very much from all of us.
The Blagg Family August 2016
We had a great New Year break in the lodge. We have to say that the welcome and overall service we experienced is one of the best we have had. The lodge was perfect and enjoyed by all the family. The Toy cupboard was a dream for our two children (age 4 and 5) and everything was very well played with and investigated! It was great to welcome in 2016 in the hot tub with a bottle of bubbly! Thank you especially for prompt assistance when required - very much appreciated. We hope to stay with you again in the future. xxxx P.S. the welcome pack was such a nice touch!
The Peibst Family; January 2016
We had a great stay! Gorgeous lodge (we want to live here). Really loved the hot tub, especially with snow and ice on the deck. Thank you for the welcome pack as we came in. My brother and I loved the cupboard of toys and went in there a lot for all the wonderful toys. We put some food and seed for the birds and my Granny and Grandad loved to watch them flying around the lodge, you could see the birds from the hot tub too. Thanks again, hope to come back soon (very soon).
Alice age 9 nearly 10. (And George!)
June 2015 We've just spent a fabulous week at Bracken Howe Lodge - what a magnificent property. Languishing in the hot tub was so relaxing - a proper de-stress from our busy jobs. We decided to put wild bird food out each day and were treated to an entertaining ritual on the bird feeders every morning. Also, we saw tree creepers, a golden pheasant and a gold crest! This is in addition to the blue, coal and great tits, robins, jays and chaffinches. We feel so refreshed that we'd like to revisit next year.
No party name
June 2015 A gorgeous lodge in a peaceful and beautiful place. Everything first class! The hot tub a bonus enjoyed, especially by our little grandson. Thank you so much for the welcome pack. Really thoughtful and much appreciated! A very special retreat.
Mr and Mrs B Cox
June 2015 What a fantastic find! A wonderful lodge with breath-taking surroundings - absolutely beautiful - especially whilst sat in the hot tub relaxing with a wine! The lodge is lovely and spacious, exceptionally clean and well-equipped. Our baby (15 months) absolutely loved the toy cupboard spending most of her time there! We've had such a fantastic weekend in Bracken Howe Lodge; everything has exceeded our expectations and we definitely will be returning and also recommending this park to our family and friends. Thank you very, very much!
The Bradbury/Williams/Buckley Party, Warrington/Manchester
6th – 13th October 2014 What a find, a fabulous property. This really exceeded our expectations - beautifully furnishes and equipped. The hot tub was well used - morning, noon and night. If it's missing when the next guests arrive, you'll find it at one of these addresses! We suggest guests fill the bird feeders as you'll be entertained every morning with an array of birds. We travelled around quite a bit during the week as this is an ideal base for reaching different places. The couple managing the reception were very friendly and helpful. We will sure to be back.
Haywood party, Birmingham
This was our first visit to this part of the country; the setting of this accommodation is peaceful and tranquil, The interior decor was certainly to our liking and exceeded our expectations. The extras such as liquid soap, cleaning products and complimentary basket were very much appreciated. When we relaxed in the hot tub my teenage children insisted this was a 'must have' at home - definitely the icing on the cake! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to family and friends.
The Nash Family
Beautiful lodge, very peaceful surroundings. Whitby was a great place - so much to do. We all especially enjoyed crabbing by the harbour at high tide and rowing at Ruswarp, lots of fun!
The Homer Family


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