Golf Holidays in the North West

Why not combine your hobby with your holiday and spend a little more time with us?

Set on the North Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria border, we are in an ideal position for you to explore the Lakes, Forest of Bowland or the Yorkshire Dales. So if you want an escape to suit yours and your family’s needs then look no further! While you get your golfing fix they can go off and explore the beautiful surroundings we have here in Bentham. There’s an abundance of activities for all ages from the Ingleton Waterfalls Walk to the Greenlands Farm Village  and, for the adventurers among you, why not try ‘Go Ape‘ in Grizedale Forest.

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Wenningdale Escapes, our new lodge and glamping pod development open from August 2018: A Truly Rural Retreat.

Find a warm welcome in Wenningdale

Unwind, play a round, try something new.  Our luxurious lodges and glamping pods are perfectly positioned for you to enjoy the scenery and explore the surrounding Yorkshire Dales, The Lake District and the Forest of Bowland.

Your holiday home-from-home is carefully appointed to ensure your stay is comfortable and stress free. With golf on demand and countryside that’s just made for cycling, walking and fishing, there’s plenty to do and we’re here to help you make the most of every action-packed minute of your time here.

Why not take a break from cooking and enjoy excellent value meals when you dine with us in 1922 Bar & Kitchen, with traditional favourites and delicious daily specials.

Luxurious lodges

Nestled amongst the fairways of Bentham Golf Course, our lodges are perfectly situated for peace and tranquillity amid the surrounding hills.  Relax on the private deck or enjoy the range of activities on your doorstep, with walking, cycling, golfing and fishing all on hand.

IMG_8526_7_8_DxOVP-RESIZEDThe lodges are fully equipped with all the essentials for your holiday, including bed linen and towels, and there’s nothing extra to pay for your utilities when you leave. Included in the lounges are TVs with Blu-ray DVD players and free view TV channels.

Our 2 bedroom lodges (which sleeps 4) offer a centre lounge layout, with the bedrooms at either side of the open plan living, dining and kitchen area. Both bedrooms can be set up as twin beds or super king, depending on your group.

Our 4 bedroom lodge (which sleeps 8) presents the lounge, dining and kitchen area at the front with the 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms beyond.

We have one pet friendly lodge, although we do ask that you dogs are kept on a lead at all times when outside your lodge.

Lodge hire rates

Wensleydale – Sleeps 8
3 night weekend and 4 night midweek rate – £550
Full week break starting Friday – £750

Dentdale, Lunesdale and Kingsdale – Sleep 4
3night weekend and 4 night midweek rate – £450
Full week break starting Friday – £695

Perfect pods

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Welcome to the world of glamping! This is camping without the hard work. It’s comfortable whatever the weather yet easy on the pocket. The pods are perfectly situated to give you a fabulous view of Ingleborough from your deck, whilst remaining private. Our luxurious, unique pods were handmade
on our farm and comprise:
A kitchenette area – equipped with sink, counter, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, cutlery, crockery and essential utensils food preparation area.
Dining areas – compact table with dining chairs indoors plus table and chairs outside for al fresco dining. NB – BBQ’s are not provided but disposable BBQ’s are available to buy in the village.
Sleeping area – twin or superking beds with bedlinen and towels provided.
An en-suite toilet, basin and shower with towels and complimentary toiletries.
Electric sockets – provided in convenient positions throughout the pod.
Heating – which you can adjust yourself for the perfect temperature.
Wall mounted 32” TV screens with free view channels.
Two pods are pet friendly but due to the size of our pods we advise that only 1 large dog or
2 small dogs are allowed.

Pod hire per night

Low Season        Mid Season        High Season

Monday               £49.00                   £69.00                   £79.00

Tuesday               £49.00                   £69.00                   £79.00

Wednesday        £49.00                   £69.00                   £79.00

Thursday             £59.00                   £69.00                   £85.00

Friday                    £59.00                   £89.00                   £95.00

Saturday              £69.00                   £89.00                   £95.00

Sunday                 £69.00                   £79.00                   £85.00


High Season            1st May to Sunday 2nd September; Easter Weekend

Mid Season             Everything else

Low Season             November to end of March (excluding Xmas and New Year)

Bank Holidays         3 night stays with each night

Christmas                Monday 24th to Thursday 27th December £250

New Year                 Monday 30th to Thursday 2nd January £275


The Cottages

Riverside Cottages, also owned by the Marshall Family, are set in a secluded spot on the banks of the River Wenning in High Bentham. It is a truly unspoilt and delightful part of the countryside and within walking distance of the Market Town.

These two luxury cottages have been sympathetically converted from a large stone barn and have retained many original features such as exposed beams and feature fireplaces. The rooms are well proportioned and the properties are furnished & equipped to a high standard. This is reflected in our English Tourist Board grading of 4 stars.

Woodside and Parkside may be booked together to accommodate 14 people (12 people if individuals, not couples) as they have interconnecting fire doors on both levels. They make the ideal spot for a family gathering or a perfect bases for a golfing holiday. Riverside cottages are owned by The Marshall family who also own and run Bentham Golf Club, allowing for great green fee rates and a flexible escape.


We can provide catering and unlimited golf or alternatively if you’d like to make the most of your break by playing multiple courses, we can recommend local clubs that may meet your needs.

Riverside Cottages will make the ideal venue for your next golfing holiday in the Yorkshire Dales, whatever the ability, whatever the age. We accept everyone at Bentham Golf Club and can even set up a group lesson if it’s something you’ve never tried before but quite fancy having a go.

For more information on our Holiday Cottages call Jane Marshall on 015242 61272 or visit our website.


‘ We thoroughly enjoyed playing the course but the added bonus of the overall welcome coupled with the standard of accommodation at the cottages simply made our weekend fabulous‘ Mr B, Liverpool

Not for you?

Here are a few other stay and play locations on the North Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria borders:

Romantic getaway?

Harling House

Beautiful B&B nearby in Ingleton.

Tel: 01524242113 – Web:

Barbon Inn

Beautiful B&B in Kirkby Lonsdale, with both twin and double rooms to choose from.

Tel: 01524276233 – Web:

Lads on tour?

Riverside Cottages – Sleeps 12 individuals, min 2 nights stay (more details about these  can be found above. Our lodges and pods also accommodate groups of golfers too!)

Self-catering cottages within walking distance of the course. More information can be found at the top of this page.

Tel: 01524261272 – Web:

Ingleton Hostel

Hostel in nearby town of Ingleton, with a variety of different size rooms.

Tel: 015242 41444 – Web:

Blowing the budget?

The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate

A stunning hotel with spa facilities a 30 minute drive.

Tel: 01756 748080 – Web:

Hipping Hall

A glorious hotel with award winning restaurant a 10 minute drive away.

Tel:  01524271187 – Web:

Close to Home?

The Black Bull

Local pub in the centre of the town within walking distance.

Tel: 015242 61213 – Web:

The Coach House

The coach house is located opposite the black bull, meaning larger parties can book both.

Tel: 015242 62432 – Web:


Pubs and Guest Houses

Masons Freehouse

Local Pub, 5 minutes drive away. ‘Masons is a family run pub located on the edge of the picturesque village of Ingleton.’

Tel: 015242 42040 – Web:

The Marton Arms

Local Pub, 10 minutes drive away. ‘Nestled in the in the picturesque hamlet of Thornton in Lonsdale, on the outskirts of Ingleton in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, The Marton Arms is everything a country inn should be; family friendly, dog friendly and fun-filled.’

Tel:015242 42204  – Web:

The Wheatsheaf

Local pub 5-10 minutes drive away, with excellent beer garden.

Tel: 015242 41275 – Web:


Craven arms

A 15 minutes drive away in the village of Giggleswick.

Tel:  01729 825627 – Web:

The Lion

A 15 minute drive in the market town of settle.

Tel: 01729 822203 – Web:

Harts Head

A 15 minutes drive away in the heart of Giggleswick.

Tel:  01729 822086 – Web: