Raithwaite Estate expands offering with new eco lodges

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    Skelwith Leisure, owners of the Raithwaite Estate near Whitby, has announced the start of construction for nine new eco lodges– the first of the 46 new cottages that were granted planning permission last year.The Estate, which includes Raithwaite Hall Country Retreat, the Lakehouse and the recently opened The Keep development, totals over 100 acres and is set just off the fabulous East coast.

    Scheduled for completion in October, the two bedroom lodges represent further significant investment in the Estate by Skelwith Leisure, and will provide a different accommodation offering for guests. They will also attract people to stay longer, enabling them to sample more of the delights that the local area has to offer.

    Looking out over the Estate, the new lodges are designed to complement the natural environment in which they sit and feature a modern design. They are also partially sunken into the hillside behind them in order to provide natural insulation. In order to further reduce their carbon footprint the highly insulated cottages also feature the latest sustainable technologies, including highly efficient photovoltaic roof panels so that they can produce their own electricity.

    Designed by leading architects Brewster Bye, the lodges will provide the same luxurious surroundings as the main hotel and The Keep, and will include high specification interiors. They will also boast the latest high-end audio visual technologies and lighting systems with hand held tablet controls.

    Commenting Paul Ellis, Managing Director or Skelwith Leisure, said: “We are very excited about the new lodges, especially as they come hot on the heals of the opening of The Keep. We are committed to making the Raithwaite Estate one of the best destinations in the north of England. The new lodges represent further significant investment in the Estate and Whitby area, and will complement the entire Estate.”

    The new lodges are the first of 46 luxury lodges, cottages and a new education centre that were granted planning permission by Scarborough Council in October 2012. Work on the remaining cottages will begin later this year, along with a new access road to part of the site.

    Daniel Fountain / 18.07.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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