Our beautiful eco-friendly self-catering holiday cottage adjoining Bank Woods is ready to welcome you!

The renovation, redecoration, and landscaping are now complete. Welcome to our luxury holiday home: a comfortable home for you in our home for Nature!

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.

Take a virtual tour of Heather Lea

If you are a guest at Heather Lea and wish to charge your Electric Vehicle, you will need to click here.

For last minute bookings please contact us directly on helen@makeitwild.co.uk. For future availability please use the Cottages website here.

Not all those who wander are lost

JRR Tolkien