Lodge | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This modern luxury lodge is situated in the Kirkstone area of Limefitt Park. It enjoys a lovely views across to the surrounding fells from an elevated and landscaped position.
It is ideal for families or couples and sleeps up to 4 people. A unique feature is that the bedrooms are at either end of the lodge.
The well appointed accommodation is bright and airy and benefits from full central heating and double glazing to ensure a very comfortable stay all year round. Outside there is a spacious sun deck with a private, sunken jcuzzi hot tub
Pet friendly - up to 2 small/medium sized dogs accepted
There is a spacious and bright open plan lounge and dining area. Full length windows look out onto the outside deck and the views. Pitched ceiling with built in lighting.
Patio doors open out onto the large sun deck with views towards the fells.
Furniture includes comfortable 4 seater fabric corner sofa and armcahir. Dining table with 4 chairs
For your entertainment there is a wall mounted flat screen TV. DVD player (A selection of DVDs can be hired from the shop at reception)
Feature fire place with electric fire
The contemporary fitted kitchen is well appointed and equipped. Equipment includes :
Gas oven & hob with 4 rings
Built in fridge and freezer
kettle and toaster
ample cutlery and crockery
plenty of generous storage space
Master Bedroom with Ensuite Shower Room
The master bedroom has a double bed. Walk in wardrobe with plenty of storage space and drawers leading to an ensuite luxury shower room with toilet and basin. Wall mounted TV.
The second bedroom has twin beds. Again plenty of storage space in fitted wardrobes and drawers.
The family bathroom has a full sized bath with over bath shower, vanity unit, toilet and a shaving point.
Large outside sun deck
Double patio doors lead from the main living area onto a large and private west facing balcony running to the front & side of the lodge, offering views of the surrounding area. Patio furniture and loungers are provided for outdoor dining and relaxation.
Private secluded and sunken jacuzzi hot tub.
Parking for two cars down the steps to the front of the lodge.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1)|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Cumbria/Lake District
Tourism in the Lake District dates back to 1698 when many visitors travelled to the Lake District for the education and the pleasure of the journey. The area started to become popular with travellers towards the end of the 18th century, and in 1778 Father Thomas West wrote A Guide to the Lakes, which started the era of true tourism.
In 1810 William Wordsworth published his Guide to the Lakes, which was very influential in helping to popularise the region and boost tourism to the Lake District. By 1835 the book had reached its fifth edition and was now called A Guide through the District of the Lakes in the North of England.
In this Guide Wordsworth referred to the Lake District as “a sort of national property, in which every man has a right and interest who has an eye to perceive and a heart to enjoy”. The area was officially recognised as having some of the aspects of 'a national property' when it was formally designated as a national park in 1951.
Another well-known character of the Lake District was Beatrix Potter . She invested the money earned from her 'little books' buying Lake District farms and was a leading conservationist of her time. On her death she left 14 farms and over 4,000 acres of countryside to the National Trust. Her legacy can be enjoyed by visitors to this day.
The Lake District is the largest of the United Kingdom's National Parks and covers nearly 900 square miles. It contains 18 Lakes (one man made) and many smaller tarns, more than 150 peaks, with four over 3000 feet. These are the only mountains in England and including the highest, Scafell Pike at 3206 feet.
It is now one of the most popular destinations in the UK and over 15 million visitors a year come and enjoy the area for all sorts of reasons. Whether that is to walk, climb, cruise on the lakes, take part in the many adventure activities, eat at the fabulous range of restaurants, drink the local brews or simply just relax and take in the scenery then the Lake District won't disappoint.
The Lake District is a glorious place to visit either in the warmth of high summer, the beautiful colours of Autumn, the crisp cold days of Winter or when the days get longer and warmer as Spring returns. It will simply take your breath away whenever you decide to visit.
The main centres of Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside are within a short drive or a pleasant walk if you prefer. Here you can enjoy the many restaurants and attractions.
The famous Windermere Lake Cruises can be caught from either Bowness Pier or Waterhead in Ambleside. With a number of drop off points across the lake they are a great way to explore the area or simply to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Ambleside, at the head of the Lake, is a hub for many circular walks of the area including the classic hikers' circuit the Fairfield Horeshoe.
A little further afield
A short distance away are the villages of Hawkshead and Coniston. Hawkshead is a really pretty place and Coniston has the famous Black Bull pub where Coniston Bluebird Ale is brewed on site.
On the way to Hawkshead is Tarn Hows. Here you can enjoy a lovely circular walk in a National Trust Landscape.
Close to Coniston is the Grizedale Forest park which has many outdoor activities to enjoy.
Grasmere is another pretty village with street cafes and craft shops. Wordsworth is buried in the church graveyard. As you head for the Langdale Pikes you come to Elterwater a cross over point for many walks. Here, a traditional Lakeland pub - The Britannia Inn - is the focal point of the village in the main square.
If you would like some retail therapy then the major towns of Kendal and Keswick – the latter situated on Derwentwater – are around half an hour's drive.
Limefitt is close to the village of Troutbeck with views towards Wansfell Pike. To the North rises Ill Bell and High Street with Applethwaite Common directly behind the Park.
The steep and winding road towards Ullswater via the Kirkstone Pass and Brotherswater beyond has some of the most stunning road views in the Lake District. On Ullswater you can enjoy more lake cruises aboard one of the famous steamers.