Lodge | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Is located on Skiddaw View Holiday Park which is to the North of Keswick this non commercial park offers a beautiful location from which to enjoy your holiday.
The park offers laundry facilities, excellent children’s play area, WiFi (from some areas of the park) The animal park is a big attraction for young and old with our Jacob sheep and Alpacas. Nearby we have The Greyhound Inn, The Moota coffee shop and Crags coffee house all offering locally produced food.
Firs Lodge is a warm and cosy holiday lodge in the Lake District. This lodge sleeps four (five) people; making it the ideal family self-catering holiday accommodation. The windows in the living room are ideal for capturing the views of the Lake District and Cumbrian fells. The lodge’s integral veranda is complete with outdoor furniture and covered area.
Firs Lodge is a traditional timber lodge with large windows and external doors in the living area which open onto a small integrated veranda complete with furniture.
This lodge although it sleeps four, there is an additional bed which can be arranged for the twin room which increases the sleeping to five (a small charge will be applied for the additional bed).
Firs Lodge provides a high level of comfort as it is fully central heated and double glazed.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Living Area: The living area comprises the lounge/dining area and the kitchen. The lounge has comfortable seating for four, coffee table, TV and DVD player and Fire; adjacent to the lounge area, is the dining area. This has seating for four/five plus a high chair can be supplied. At the back of the living area is the Kitchen, which is fully-fitted with cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Master Bedroom: Master bedroom with double bed.
Twin Bedroom: Twin bedroom with two single beds, an additional bed can be supplied for this bedroom; which would be suitable for a child.
Bathroom: Self-contained family bathroom with toilet, wash basin and bath.
Toilet: In addition to the bathroom, there is also an additional toilet with wash basin.
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.
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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13 Mar 2013
"excellent log cabin, brillaint view."
log cabin had lots of room, and was nice and warm seeing as it was snowing! Very relaxing. Good location. Close to Keswick. will definitely go again.… More
24 Jan 2013
"A nice relaxing stay"
I worked over the Christmas period so I rewarded myself with a week away with my wife, dog and ten week old baby. The site is in a rural location opposite a working farm. The lodge itself was fairly s… More
30 Dec 2012
"Excellent weeks stay at Firs Lodge, Skiddaw View"
This is the third time I've stayed at Skiddaw View- the two previous visits staying in Dobby Lodge. This holiday was on my own, and I wanted a chilled, relaxing Christmas for a change. The stay… More
1 Sep 2012
"Good accommodation on nice quiet site."
Overall, accommodation suited our requirements well. Clean, well equipped and comfortable. You felt like you could treat the lodge as your home. My only two complaints are that the wi-fi connectivity … More
25 Aug 2012
The park was lovely and the cabin really clean and well equipped. Quiet park with not loads of kids running around - has to be considered if we went again with one 6 1/2 year old. This being said th… More
30 Jan 2012
I only live an hour away but have a crazy job n needed a short, quiet break. Also needed to be able to take my dog. Firs was great! There was lots of info in the lodge for if i wanted to do anything b… More
22 Sep 2011
"Excellent accomodation on a nice quiet family site"
We really enjoyed our stay from the moment we arrived, the accomodation was exactly as stated and the view from our lodge was superb. The children liked the site as it was quiet and safe fro them to look around, with a good playground. The location was excellent as it was very peaceful.
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