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ForestView Cropton

Sutherland Cottage Lodge is the brainchild and passion/design project of husband-and-wife team Clive and Tracy Ainley, with their young Daughter Evie and new arrival Jessica who is now 14 months old.


With backgrounds in IT, property development and hospitality, the family launched their ambition to create “a woodland escape and haven of tranquility” in the substantial grounds of their own home; to share their own deep love of nature and a landscape that constantly varies and excites:


“Forest View Cropton is our true labor of love. We are blessed to live where we do, with our extended woodland family of wild and domestic animals. We wanted, above everything, to create a special, unique place of tranquility for those who not only appreciate the good and aesthetic things in life but, first and foremost, the natural world. The lodge is our realization of a dream. We hope it is for you too.

We know your pets are part of the family, with this in mind dogs are welcome. Up to 4 dogs depending on size and agreement in place before hand. There's an additional cost of £25 per dog per stay.

The newest addition to the ForestView is a bespoke Log Burner.

We offer a complementary fire lighters and kindling to get the fire going , we can also arrange pre-ordered sacks of wood for your cosy nights in around the fire.

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