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Cosy bolt hole in Yorkshire Dales
Cosy bolt hole in Yorkshire Dales
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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A special getaway for couples set in a hamlet in the beautiful Dales National Park. A perfect one up, one down in a converted stable with modern kitchen and bathroom; wood beams, art, stone walls, antique tiles, large garden with a beck and pond.

The space

The Bod Pod, as we call our bolt hole, has real character and is an environmentally friendly space. It was formerly a stable and is next to our home, Bodkyn House. It is located in rural North Yorkshire, the third best place to visit in the world. Our hamlet of Otterburn is inside the National Parks area, and is quiet and friendly. You can step right out your door and head for a walk in three different directions, surrounded by rolling fields. Our garden is large and studded with outdoor sculptures. We invite you to sit by the clear stream and drink your tea or relax with a beer. Both the villages of Hellifield and Gargrave are within a ten minute drive and have pubs and restaurants. Gargrave has a Co-op for convenient grocery shopping. Unfortunately, the Bod Pod is not suitable for children under sixteen.

Guest access

Access to large garden, stream, barn with weight lifting equipment.

Our own washer and dryer are located in a separate building and you are welcome to use them if staying for longer periods.

Interaction with guests

We will be happy to help you with any questions about the area and suggest day trips and restaurants too. If you do not have a car, we can give you a lift to the local Co-op to stock up.

Other things to note

This is a very beautiful area, perfect for a quiet get-a-way as well as active day trips.

While we do not have TV reception at the Bod Pod, we have good wifi, a dvd player/TV combo with a variety of films (drama, thrillers, comedies, art) and books to entertain you!

This is the 'real' countryside, so while we have decent wireless access, its not 'city fast' and very occasionally it is a bit shaky. But usually it works just fine!

LGBTQI couples warmly welcomed!

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $18 AUD
Weekly Discount: 8%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

Please no pets and no smoking. Thank you.

As The Bod Pod is a one up/one down, we're sorry to say that it is not childproofed and therefore not suitable for babies and children under 16 years.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
2 nights minimum stay

65 Reviews

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Reghelen User Profile
July 2017
The Bod Pod is a wonderful experience for a trip to the Yorkshire Dales. The facilities are quiet, intimate and functional. The hosts are friendly, informative and fascinating, the grounds of the home are outstanding and of course the location is picture book. We loved our stay with Bruce and Naomi and have no hesitation in recommending it as abase for a trip to the Dales. The Bod Pod has a complete kitchen for you to self cater, but pubs and restaurants are close by, but not in Otterburn. If you need to recharge your batteries or are looking for the perfect Yorkshire Dales experience, you would be hard pressed to find somewhere better. Loved it, hope to return.
Bruce And Naomi User Profile
Response from Bruce And Naomi:
We are hoping you'll both come back soon! You make it all worthwhile.
July 2017

Bronwyn User Profile
September 2016
The Bod Pod is a converted stable in a beautiful garden located in a quiet little Yorshire Dales village. The very tasteful decor and attention to detail( including chocolates on the pillows, milk, butter and a range of other " comforts", made our stay so relaxed and enjoyable. Naomi and Bruce were great hosts who had a file with helpful suggestions and were not intrusive at all. We loved our stay and would thoroughly recommend this delightful BnB.

Anna User Profile
June 2015
The host was very welcoming and the accommodation was as described ,clean and very comfortable set in a wonderful surroundings. We would highly recommend this wonderful air BnB to anyone.

Angela User Profile
September 2014
Probably the loveliest place we've stayed. Absolutely beautiful setting and the Bod Pod was perfect - cosy, immaculate, beautifully furnished and stocked with everything we needed. Thank you for a wonderful time - already planning the next visit!

Leah User Profile
October 2017
We had a lovely time at the bod pod, it was cosy and gorgeous and so peaceful and quiet. A real gem of a place. Bruce was very helpful and informative. we highly recommend this place.

Sophie User Profile
September 2017
What a cosy little place this is! The perfect tonic after a hectic day when visiting the area for a yarn festival in Skipton. Bruce (Naomi wasn’t there unfortunately) was a perfect host and I felt very welcomed. It is remote so you will need a car but that added to its charm. Will definitely be recommending to friends!

Alistair User Profile
July 2017
Clean, well equipped and full of character. A great base for a weekend in the Dales.

England, United KingdomJoined in September 2013
Bruce And Naomi User Profile

We have lived in this beautiful area for 17 years, in this friendly little hamlet of Otterburn. This is a stunning rural area and we are located inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park. We work at home and are both writers. We are also hedgehog carers and sometimes you might see our small friends roaming our garden. We look forward to welcoming you to our area, and to your second home: The Bod Pod.

Bruce and I delight in being at home because we adore this area. We enjoy gardening, travelling (Rome and Paris), literature, art, and meeting new people.

Languages: English, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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