A Lodge Stay at Allerthorpe Golf Club and Country Park

Lazy mornings, long countryside walks, followed by spending the rest of the day relaxing in a luxury lodge. That’s pretty much how we spent three days on our most recent break away at Allerthorpe Golf Club and Country Park.

For New Year we took JoJo with us for some quality family time and some relaxation. Arriving at the site late in the evening was not a problem. We collected our keys with ease and were given a map with clear instructions on how to get to our lodge.

Stepping into our home away from home we were both immediately impressed with the space and beautiful décor which flowed throughout the lodge.

The entrance leads into the utility room complete with its own washer/dryer, sink and cupboard space off the side, perfect to hang coats and store muddy boots.

The open plan living area was such a dream, we loved how much space there was. The living room had two sofas adorned with mustard cushions and a throw, perfect for cuddling up and watching a good film on the smart TV.

The fire was a really nice feature and we found it really cosy to just have the lights on the fire without the heat. The heat from the fire could also be controlled, but the heating for the cabin is on a thermostat.

The dining room had a four-seater table and chairs with a lovely feature light overhead.

The kitchen had the full works, it was bigger and more equipped than our kitchen at home! There was a full-size fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, five-burner hob, oven and my favourite . . . a wine fridge!

The living area had two sets of doors which went directly out onto the private wrap-around decking which was fully secure, perfect when you have a doggo with you.

The sunken hot tub allowed for extra privacy and was perfect for relaxing in and listening to the sounds of nature which were surrounding the park and lakes.

We stayed in a two-bedroom lodge. The main bedroom had a lovely double bed, generous wardrobe space, a dresser and en-suite bathroom which had his-and-hers sinks, a bath and shower.

The second bedroom had two double beds and a separate door which went straight into the second bathroom which you could also access from the hall.

The cabin is perfectly situated on Allerthorpe Golf Club and Country Park. There is a nine-hole golf course and full-size driving range for the golf lovers out there, but for us we spent our days going on some lovely walks (although I do think Mr B wishes he had taken his clubs!).

Less than a 10-minute drive away is Allerthorpe Woods where we enjoyed a four-mile walk. However, whatever you are looking for, simply head to reception as the welcoming staff there are always happy to help. We found all the team at Allerthorpe to all be really friendly and helpful whether it be for directions or recommendations for places to go.

There are pubs, restaurants and cafes in the surrounding villages and towns, but I can highly recommend the onsite restaurant JJ’s. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, we booked a table for the latter in the dog friendly section of the restaurant. As soon as we were seated we were offered a bowl of water and blanket for JoJo which was a lovely touch.

Mr B and I arrived very hungry and the menu was packed full of tempting dishes! To start I ordered the tempura cod cheeks – they were very tasty – perfectly crisp and light tempura batter with lovely soft fish. It came with a light Japanese wasabi mayo and Japanese radish salad which gave some additional crunch and freshness to the dish.

Mr B had the ‘Mushroom 65’ which was fried oyster mushrooms, which were in a crisp lightly spiced batter and came with a garlic mayo dip. I have never tasted mushrooms quite like them – they were so moreish and simply just finger-licking delicious!

For my main I ordered the ‘Bluemoon & Bacon Burger’. It had just the right amount of Yorkshire blue cheese, a generous amount of crispy bacon and the burger patty itself was flavourful and juicy. It was a really great burger and the home made fries were also very good.

Mr B chose the Gurkha Burrito which came packed with curried spiced lamb, chickpeas, potato and rice then topped with mango chutney. The lamb in the burrito was lovely and tender – it all had a kick of spice to it, but not too overpowering.

Feeling extremely full, we shared a dessert of white chocolate cheesecake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was rich, decadent and very yummy. We were so impressed with the food and it was no surprise how full the restaurant was. The service was also very friendly and efficient.

We absolutely loved our lodge stay. You could quite happily live in it – it had so much space and was very well designed. It was the perfect break away for us to celebrate New Year.



1 Comment

  1. Elaine birkin February 15, 2024 / 9:19 pm

    What a lovely Lodge, it looks like you had a great weekend everything sounds great, xx

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