Lodge Yard, Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales, England

  • An award-winning development of 29 apartments and cottages in the Yorkshire Dales
  • Glorious gardens with 18th century stable yard
  • Ideally situated for walking in the Yorkshire Dales
  • Pretty villages and quaint towns
  • Good old-fashioned Yorkshire charm

Lodge Yard, Askrigg is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors across more than 30 locations. You can find out more about Lodge Yard, Askrigg below, but first a brief explanation about the Holiday Property Bond.

A. How can I holiday better?

Invest from £5,000 in the Holiday Property Bond for exclusive access to a portfolio of over 1,400 top quality villas, cottages and apartments in over 30 locations across the UK and Europe. For each £1 invested you will receive one Holiday Point each year which you can use to book the properties. And when staying in them you do not pay a commercial rent, just a no-profit user charge covering actual running, maintenance and refurbishment costs. This charge is level throughout the year so there are no high season premiums. For a studio the charge averages about £315 a week, for a two bedroom property around £480 a week. Larger properties are also available. This no-profit user charge is only payable when you want to go on holiday. Your only ongoing commitment is a quarterly fee of just over £30 – that is around £130 a year.

B. Will there be more properties in the future?

As we attract more investors the more properties we will add to the portfolio – increasing your holiday choice still further.

C. How long can I holiday with HPB?

For life if you wish – the holiday benefits last as long as you hold the Bond. In due course you can pass it and the holiday benefits to your children and grandchildren, as many of our earlier investors have already done. If, however, at some point you and your family no longer wish to holiday with us you can surrender your Bond back to the company after two years or more (subject to deferral in exceptional circumstances). You will not get back the full amount you invested, although we would hope that you will have had some wonderful holidays. What you do get back will reflect initial charges (25%) taken before your money is invested in the HPB fund of holiday properties and securities. The fund itself also pays annual charges of around 2.5% and other overheads. The value of the fund’s properties and securities can also go up or down and so, like most investments, your capital is at risk.

Lodge Yard is a delightful development of cottages and apartments close to the centre of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is located in the small village of Askrigg, in Wensleydale, which was celebrated as Darrowby in the popular TV series All Creatures Great and Small.

Lodge Yard is an award-winning conversion of historic stable buildings and is adjacent to the local pub, the Kings Arms, which featured in the James Herriot stories as The Drovers.

Askrigg has an interesting history – its name is actually Norse for ‘the ridge where ask tress grew’, meaning Vikings once settled there.

The National Park straddles the central Pennines in the counties of North Yorkshire and Cumbria, combining breathtaking scenery with beautiful wildlife and a rich cultural heritage. Packed into this area is a fascinating variety of natural attractions, from rolling moors and spectacular limestone crags to the famous Three Peaks of Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent and Whernside, as well as the yawning cavern of Gaping Gill.

Lodge Yard, Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales, England is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors ("Bondholders"). If you are not already a Bondholder and would like further details please see below.

Explore Yorkshire Dales National Park

Well, when it’s on your doorstep, it would be rude not to! If you’re keen to stretch those legs, there are over 140 guided walks to complete, giving you more than enough reasons to keep coming back to Lodge Yard. Those after a real challenge will want to try and climb the three peaks: Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent and Whernside.

Hundreds of events take place in the National Park every year, too. You can go for a night walk in a quest to spot some bats, drink your fill at a beer festival or take the children to go stream dipping. Additionally there are more traditional events, such as village fetes and farming shows, to attend.

Treat yourself with a shopping trip to Harrogate

If you love to shop until you drop, we strongly suggest paying a visit to the spa town of Harrogate. Here, you’ll find a wide selection of shops, from high street favourites to designer stores and independent boutiques. When you need a break from shopping, head to one of the many great local cafes. Bettys Café Tea Rooms is highly recommended – though it’s so popular you may have to wait to secure a seat.

Learn more about this interesting town’s history by taking a trip to the Royal Pump Room Museum. You’ll get to see the strongest sulphur well in Europe, learn about Ancient Egypt, and more – the children will love it.

Go birdwatching in the Yorkshire Dales

Make sure you pack the binoculars – the Yorkshire Dales is a haven for all forms of wildlife, especially birds. One of the best places to go finding is Wensleydale, where birds of prey such as the peregrine falcon and kestrel can be seen. If you’re lucky, you may even spot the elusive goshawk.

Pick up one of the many guides to birdwatching in the Yorkshire Dales to discover what organised activities are taking place this year.

Enjoy a day out in Hawes

The market town of Hawes is home to the famous Wensleydale cheese, so make sure you pick some up to take home with you. Tuesday is market day – stalls are located both in and outdoors, so there’s fun to be had whatever the weather.

There is lots to see and do in Hawes; you could visit the Dales Countryside Museum, participate in a craft workshop or grab a bite to eat in one of the many pubs, restaurants and cafes. After lunch, why not go for a stroll? There are several routes you can follow, including the Hawes Town Trail and the Pennine Way.

Gaze upon Yorkshire’s beautiful waterfalls

You can’t visit Wensleydale without taking in its amazing waterfalls. Aysgarth Falls, which comprises a triple flight of waterfalls, is truly incredible. If you want to see all three falls, there is a riverside walk you can follow. You may recognise this stretch of water from the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

Another waterfall not to be missed is Hardraw Force – the highest single-drop waterfall in England.

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