Cedar RetreatsCedar Retreats is an exclusive development of 32 contemporary holiday homes set in six acres of parkland on the edge of the village of West Tanfield near Ripon, in the wonderful North Yorkshire countryside.

Each property is finished to an unexpectedly high specification, the luxurious interiors are spacious and comfortable – and not only that, they are a sound investment too! The return on investment is over 7.5%, with no stamp duty, 125 year lease and being open 365 days a year make Cedar Retreats a very attractive offer.

James Gawthorpe, Managing Director of Cedar Retreats commented: “We set out to create a park that offers people more for their money and gives buyers a significantly higher quality and standard that they will see elsewhere. People have been amazed at the exceptional quality and really excited that we are offering holiday homes that they can enjoy and that makes money for them when they are not there”.

James and his wife Sarah originally chose West Tanfield to build the retreats not only because the village has a thriving community but also due to its easy accessibility from the A1(M). Cedar Retreats also benefit from their proximity to towns such as Ripon, Harrogate, Masham and Thirsk. Their exceptional quality and prime location are proving a winning combination.

‘What we build are bespoke,’ says Sarah. ‘Buyers can design their own layout; one, two or three bedrooms, bathroom, sitting room, open plan or separate dining room and kitchen. We will work with a buyer to create exactly what they want within their budget. The response we get is that people say they are far better than they imagined’.

James comments: “West Tanfield was already a destination of choice for many visitors to North Yorkshire due to its accessibility and picturesque scenery; but since the Tour de France and the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry it has created a great deal of interest and had a very positive knock onto our rental business.


Some of Cedar Retreats’ buyers use their retreat purely as a second home, the majority use it a few weeks a year for themselves, and then when they are not there the Lodge is rented out and the owners have a great return on their investment.