Briar Bank Lodge
Lodge | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Briar Bank Lodge is a beautifully decorated stylish timber lodge. Briar Bank lodge sleeps six people and boasts a fully glazed front elevation, with patio doors leading onto the enclosed private veranda. The lodge’s elevated position provides remarkable views of Skiddaw and the Northern Fells.
This lodge has one double bedroom (with en-suite shower room), one twin bedroom and a bunk bedroom.
Briar Bank Lodge has a large open plan living area which hosts the lounge, dining area and kitchen. Access to the enclosed private veranda (complete with furniture) is via the patio doors from the living area with overlooking Skiddaw and the northern fells.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Living Area: The open plan living area hosts the lounge, dining area and kitchen to the rear; with the dramatic backdrop of Skiddaw and the Northern Fells from the lodges’ fully glazed front elevation. The Lounge has sofa seating, coffee table, modern electric fire and Digital TV with DVD player. Access to the enclosed front veranda is via the French doors in the lounge. The dining area has table and seating for six.
Kitchen: The fully fitted kitchen has all of the appliances which you would need including: gas hob and oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and toaster.
Entrance Area: The entrance area of the lodge has storage for shoes and coats.
Double Bedroom: with luxurious double bed and fitted wardrobes, the double bedroom also has access to the en-suite shower room.
En-Suite Shower Room: with shower, toilet and wash basin.
Twin Bedroom: with two single beds, bedside cabinet and wardrobes.
Bunk Bedroom: with full sized single bunk beds, cabinets and wardrobes.
Bathroom: Complete with bath with shower over, toilet and wash basin.
All bed linen and fuel are provided, Towels are available for hire upon request. A cot and high chair are also available upon request for a small charge. Pets are NOT allowed in this Lodge.
The Cumbria/Lake District
Cumbria is home to the Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland is world renowned for the beautiful lakes and mountains (or fells). The Lake District is home to the highest mountain in England: Scafell Pike measuring 978m (3210 ft).
The National Park was founded in 1951 to offer protection to the well known beauty spots and landscape that has provided inspiration to generations of artists' writers and musicians.
From a stroll around Buttermere to a climb to the highest peak a holiday in the English lakes provides exercise for the body and relaxation for the mind.
Market towns such as Keswick and Cockermouth give the opportunity to sample the delights of Cumbrian fare many establishments now source their ingredients from local producers.
Whilst areas like Bowness on Windermere and Ambleside are extremely popular other less commercial locations like the Solway Coast and Allonby give you space and quiet with the vast open shingle beaches the majestic beauty of the Solway.
A Cumbrian Cottage holiday booked through Stay Lakeland assures you of quality and value we have a unique selection of accommodations from simple Holiday home caravans to stunning timber lodges plus a range of cottages in and around this beautiful part of the country.
Bassenthwaite Lake is owned by the National Park Authority and is one of the largest measuring in at almost 4 miles long and ¾ mile wide; but also one of the shallowest with a maximum depth of around 70ft. Incidentally Bassenthwaite Lake is the only Lake District lake that has the word 'lake' in its proper title; with others having the word water or mere being substituted name for 'lake'. There has been speculation that Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwent Water in Keswick were once one larger lake.
It is also said that Bassenthwaite Lake is home to the Eachy: a species of Lake Monster - a large humanoid being of gruesome and slimy appearance. The Eachy has been spotted as late as 1973 when it was photographed twice.
Bassenthwaite Village is located a short distance from Bassethwaite Lake; underneath the shadow of Skiddaw. This classic village has a small pub: The Sun Inn, village green and small stream running though it.
The Bassenthwaite area is also home to the Osprey with view points at Dodd Wood and the exhibition centre at Whinlatter Visitors Centre at Braithwaite. The Osprey; often known as the sea hawk is a fish eating bird of prey. Their nests at Bassenthwate were the first recorded osprey nests in England for more than 160 years. View the Ospreys Live Webcam.
Running alongside western edge of Bassenthwaite Lake is the A66; with breathtaking views the laybys are popular spots for photographers and bird watchers looking for osprey.
Jennings Brewery, Cockermouth
There are a number of small villages in the surrounding area to Bassenthwaite including Bothel, Sunderland, Mealsgate and Braithwaite.
The Bassenthwaite area is the ideal location if you are looking to escape the busier central Lake District but still enjoy the emense beauty of the Lake District. Also located close by are the locations of Cockermouth, Keswick and Carlisle. Bassenthwaite is also within 30 mins drive to the beautiful Solway Coast and in less than one hour from the popular central Lake District locations: Ambleside, Grasmere and Bowness on Windermere. In addition to the locations there are a number of attractions within the Bassenthwaite area including: Trotters World of Animals and the historic family run Mirehouse and its gardens stretching from Dodd Wood to the Bassenthwaite Lake.
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25 Aug 2014
"Relaxing family stay"
The accomodation was as advertised and the pictures were up to date. Briar Bank had so many little extras such as Ordance Survey Maps, Games etc the kitchen had everything and more you would need. The… More
13 Jun 2014
We arrived at Skiddaw view holiday park on Friday 30th May and checked in to to our Briar Lodge 2 hours early which was fantastic. After never staying in a lodge all the family had a total shock as it… More
3 Aug 2013
"Wonderful lodge with stunning views"
Excellent accomodation in a peaceful setting. Luxury lodge with stunning views 5* Very clean and well maintained a real home from home Beautiful veranda with views of the Lake and mountains. Except… More
20 Apr 2013
"A very welcome return to a lovely chalet!"
This property has the most wonderful views over constantly changing countryside. Although a little way out of Keswick, it is easy enough to drive in. (I would not recommend this property really if yo… More
6 Jul 2012
"Fabulous place and views"
On our arrival the weather was not terrific but that still didnt detract from the splenderous views you get from the Lodge which are breathtaking. The lodge itself was immaculate and had all facilitie… More
28 Jun 2012
Briar Bank Lodge looked promising immediately from when we saw the pics during booking. When we arrived on spot, it was even better. The interior decor is superb, very clean, delightful location and… More
24 Feb 2012
"Spectacular Views and excellent accommodation"
First time we have ever stayed in a lodge. Briar Bank is worthy of the 'excellent' rating given. Modern, clean, and comfortable. As walkers we found the entry boot/utility room extremely use… More
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