Our beautiful, award-winning, eco-friendly holiday cottage adjoining Bank Woods and Dowgill Grange is ready to welcome you!

A comfortable home for you in our home for Nature! You will find every luxury you need to enjoy your holiday.

Everything is ecofriendly and sustainable.

Eco-friendly features include:

  • Air source heating for underfloor heating and hot water – highly energy efficient
  • Solar panels generating our own electricity
  • Electricity provided by Bulb – 100% renewable energy
  • Extra insulation in roof and wall cavities – to maintain internal temperature and reduce energy usage
  • Appliances chosen to be eco-friendly – highest efficiency ratings
  • All cleaning products, toilet paper, soap etc are eco-friendly – to minimise harm to the environment
  • Much of the furniture is upcycled or made from reclaimed wood – more sustainable than new
  • Facilities for composting and recycling – to reduce waste
  • Apples, herbs and rhubarb growing in the garden – help yourself! – organic and no transport!
  • Wild area in the garden left to support bees and insects – they are struggling and need our help
  • Electric vehicle charge point (small charge payable)

Guests enjoy exclusive private access to Bank Woods Nature Reserve, and Dowgill Grange – a total of 150 acres of private land for you to enjoy.

Heather Lea sleeps eight people – all on ‘proper’ beds, no bunk beds! Our rooms are named after animals you might be lucky enough to see in Bank Woods. We have ‘Badger’ – the lovely big master suite with superking size bed, smart TV, fabulous views and a large ensuite shower room. There are two twin-bedded rooms, ‘Roe Deer’ and ‘Hare’ and finally ‘Fox’ with a double bed. There is a house bathroom with a huge freestanding bath with a stunning view and a walk in shower, and an additional third shower room. The kitchen has an Everhot electric range cooker and is very well equipped. There is even a smart TV so you can catch up while you cook! The sitting room has large modern sofas and a large smart TV, or you can gaze at the gorgeous view across Nidderdale.

Finally, the beautiful landscaped garden has a dining area, firepit, two lawns and lots of sheltered spots to enjoy a drink as you watch the sunset over the valley.

Don’t take our word for it, Heather Lea has been voted “Customers Choice” for two successive years, having scored 9.5 or more out of ten by guests booking through Cottages.com.

Find out what our guests say about Heather Lea here.

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For last minute bookings please contact us directly by calling 01609 780747 or email helen@makeitwild.co.uk . For future availability please use the Cottages website here.

Not all those who wander are lost

JRR Tolkien