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Riverdale Lodges

"EXTREMELY dog-friendly"? Not just a word at Riverdale, it's who we are! "The most beautiful spot of the Yorkshire Dales"? Arguably so! 5* luxury? Absolutely! Not just the facilities, but also the attention to detail and care for you and your dogs! Read the full story to see how we go above and beyond!

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Do you want to go to a place where everyone will LOVE your dog(s) and want to make sure they have fun too? Do you like the freedom for your dogs to run and play right around also around your lodge or tent, for a happy holiday without all the "not-allowed" and "on-the-lead" signs? At Riverdale Rural Holidays, you will have all that space and freedom on a unique spot in the middle of nature, on the most beautiful spot of the Yorkshire Dales. With just 4 lodges and 4 safari tents on more than 3 acres, right at the riverbank, it is just you and your family that counts! Enjoy peace and tranquillity, with only the sound of the birds and the river in front of your terrace, and super off-lead walks right from your doorstep. No traffic anywhere near or on your routes. Lovely pebble beaches for a doggy swim, and maybe you are not afraid either of a swim in a crystal-clear mountain stream (with salmon!)? And at walking distance, there is a dog-friendly pub (with riverside beer garden) and the cute little village of West Tanfield. We are at a very strategic location if you want to explore the highlights of Yorkshire and The Dales, just 2 minutes from the A6108 and a few miles from the M1/A1. On our website, we dedicated a whole page to all the things nearby with more than 50 ideas and 60 pictures for inspiration: look for the page "Lots to Do" in the chapter LOCATION. Most of the ideas are suitable to take the dog! Our lodges are new (we started only 2 years ago), extremely well-equipped and offer 5* luxury indoors as well as outdoors on the huge gated terrace. Superb facilities for humans and dogs alike. Our brand new (built this summer) super luxurious Safari Tents have the added bonus of an enclosed garden (grass) and we will happily discuss with you how our all-natural garden fencing will suit to keep your dogs in! The tents offer a unique experience if you want to combine the adventure and romance of sleeping under canvas with unrivalled luxury: a large log burner (unlimited free firewood) and electric heater, kingsize beds, luxury bed linen and feather down duvets, electric blankets, WiFi and wide-screen smart TV, a solid wooden structure for the full-size bathroom with a luxury rainfall shower, a wooden structure for the bedrooms, fully equipped solid wooden kitchen with large fridge/freezer, induction hob, kettle, toaster, etcetera. Comfy sofas and bespoke interiors, comfy furniture also outdoors on your large terrace, firepit and gas-bbq in your garden. What makes us so different? Our Lodges and Safari Tents are managed in a professional way with a daily updated website with tonnes of information, hundreds of pictures and a sophisticated online bookings system, YET we are small enough to personally care about you and your well-being. We will ask you for any special wishes you have and make sure all the details are just right for YOU and for your dogs. All our guests bring dogs, so you will not be restricted to a specific lodge, tent or area that maybe would not be your first choice, you can choose any of our 4 lodges or tents. And you can be just relaxed about bringing dogs, as nobody cares if they bark when they see someone walking past in the distance or get loud and excited when you take them for a walk. We only host dog lovers! And out of the high season, we can even help if you need to be sure that other dogs are kept well away and out of sight if you have a reactive dog*. We welcome every guest personally and talk or email them upfront (or we know them already, we have an incredible repeater rate!), so it's a little effort for us to get a special request for a special-needs dog sorted for you! And of course, we have our own dog, but I ticked the "owner-has-no-dog" box in the standard info because I will keep him out of your way unless I know that you like to see him. (* note: for seriously reactive dogs, we would advise our lodges rather than our tents, as this will automatically keep other people and other dogs out of their vicinity). If you want to know more, then please have a browse on our website www.riverdalelodges.com. Check the page "For your Dogs" and see the page "Reviews" to hear it a hundred times that it's all true! Or have a look at our Facebook page @RiverdaleLodges where there are already a dozen of recent reviews about our Safari Tents posted by our guests. And maybe there are some special offers on our Special Offer Page (www.riverdalelodges.com/special-offers-now) that will fit your dates. At the moment we have a special introductory offer for our Safari Tents (valid until 16 October) with a discount of £100 to £300. For our prices and availability: go to our Book Now Page www.riverdalelodges.com/book and click the dates to see the price. And if there are any questions left, then call us between 10 am and 10 pm on 01677 470532. We love to tell you about our Lodges or Safari Tents and to hear about your dogs!

2 Review(s)

Theresa Gecim, October 2020

Lovely safe and spacious area for dogs

Felicity Jones, October 2020

What an amazing time we had here with our two spaniels - they could honestly want for nothing it was such a special place and we cant wait to come back! Thank you Riverdale and Han and Ingrid!

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Listing Updated: 09/06/2021

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Listing Address

Riverdale Lodges
West Tanfield
Yorkshire Dales

Listing Details

No. Of Dogs Allowed


Charge For Dogs


Breed Restrictions


Dog Bins Available


Area For Walking Dogs


Static Caravans Available


Tents Available


Electricticty At Pitch


Showers Available


Onsite Entertainment


Opening Times

all year

Miscellaneous Notes

Our super luxurious Safari Tents feature a large log burner and electric heater, kingsize beds, luxury bed linen and feather down duvets, electric blankets, WiFi and wide-screen smart TV, a solid wooden structure for the full-size bathroom with a luxury rainfall shower, a wooden structure for the bedrooms, fully equipped solid wooden kitchen with large fridge/freezer, induction hob etcetera. Comfy sofas and furniture indoors and outdoors, large terrace and enclosed garden (grass) with firepit and gas-bbq.

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Unit 4 Bramley Road
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PE27 3WS