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 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.
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!
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.
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.