Rowanburn Lodge is a beautiful cedar lodge overlooking the historic Duke's Pond. The lodge is located on the edge of Greystoke Forest, with views looking towards Blencathra and the Northern Fells of the Lake District National Park. The lodge has a large, gated, decking area with garden furniture, overlooking the pond and an extensive natural garden with alternative sitting areas so you can enjoy the sun or shade while you unwind. The garden is an oasis for watching wildlife as it is frequently visited by a wide variety of birds, red squirrels and roe deer. It's southerly / westerly facing orientation and canopy of trees provide the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday. The lodge itself provides excellent accommodation for up to six people. It is very well equipped and beautifully furnished, offering a large open plan kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave oven, dishwasher and washing machine. The dining and lounge area promote a wonderfully social holiday atmosphere with two sets of French doors that open onto the gated decked area to extend the living and dining space. There is a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a twin bedroom, a bunk bedroom and spacious family bathroom. The large shed to the rear of the lodge provides storage for bikes and other outdoor equipment. The lodge is all on one level, with easy access from the parking area right next to the lodge. All in all, Rowanburn Lodge offers a perfect setting for a relaxing break or an activity filled holiday. The centres of Penrith and Keswick are approximately a 20 / 25 minute drive from the lodge, through fabulous scenery, giving you access to all the facilities and attractions you may need for a wonderful holiday.
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3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom lodge with fabulous open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area. All with wonderful views across the natural gardens and pond towards the Lakeland Fells.
Anne Armstrong, Dave Armstrong, Victoria Armstrong
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 23, 2018
About Anne Armstrong, Dave Armstrong, Victoria Armstrong
After more than 30 years of teaching we retired at Christmas (2011) and invested in a little piece of rural tranquillity. We have always enjoyed holidays in the Lake District and this lodge overlooking Duke's Pond was perfect. We enjoy walking, cycling and watching the wildlife.
Anne Armstrong, Dave Armstrong, Victoria Armstrong purchased this Cabin in 2012
Why Anne Armstrong, Dave Armstrong, Victoria Armstrong chose Penrith
Dukes Pond is in a perfect location to access all that the Lake District offers, yet is in a really peaceful location. Dukes Pond is north of Greystoke on the edge of Greystoke Forest and about 15-20 minutes drive from the centres of Penrith and Keswick and all the facilities you would need for a perfect holiday.
What makes this Cabin unique
The area is a haven for wildlife, and a wide variety of birds, red squirrels and roe deer can be watched from the lodge. The area is perfect for cycling and C2C routes pass close by. There are also lots of walks from the doorstop, including those through Greystoke Forest. Rowanburn is in a perfect 'get away from it' location, yet offers all the home from home comforts.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect in every way. Booked for a special birthday. Already looking to return, that speaks volumes.
Thank you so much for your review. We are always really pleased when our guests enjoy their visit. We love our lodge and are glad other people see what we see. Hope you can visit again. Kind regards. Dave and Anne.
Beautiful lodge and beautiful surroundings
Beautifully decorated, clean and well equipped lodge. Lovely, peaceful location, fairly convenient for visiting the gorgeous Ullswater lake.
Amazing lodge would recommend to anyone after peace & quiet away from it all . Well equipped lodge furnished to a very high standard 5* .
excellent secluded spot, ideal for a relaxing break
lovely lodge, very comfortable and well equipped.
outdoor area perfect for enjoying the red squirrels.
ideally located for north lakes.
owners very friendly and flexible.
Amazing lodge ,beautifully furnished and cosy ,very quiet ,Red squirrels on the veranda.Perfect!
Thank you for your review and the wonderful poetry in our visitors book. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our lodge. The squirrels are really active right now. It is costing us a fortune to keep them in Hazel nuts!
I hope you will be able to visit Rowanburn Lodge again in the future.
Kind regards. Dave and Anne Armstrong.
Homely, comfortable and peaceful
Wow, loved every minute of it and even better than expected. In the week we were there we travelled all over the Lake District, plus visited Edinburgh, Blackpool and Newcastle. Saw lots of wildlife from the windows of the lodge and when out on the veranda it was great to see sheep and cows in the field just beyond the end of the lane. The pond was an additional bonus. The lodge itself was well stocked with games, books, DVD's and CD's. Had plenty of plates/mugs/glasses etc. along with anything else you would need in a well equipped kitchen, bathroom etc. Very clean and fresh. Had a lovely stay and am hoping to return to see more of what we didn't have time to see within the area.
Thank you for your review Tracy. We are so pleased that you had a really enjoyable stay in our lodge. Nearly all our visitors comment on the wildlife, especially the squirrels, that are seen around the lodge. The Lake District really is a beautiful place and now has World Heritage status. It is also well placed to visit Hadrian's Wall and the Yorkshire Dales. Maybe places to visit in the future. We would love to welcome you back for another holiday. Regards. Dave and Anne Armstrong.
The lodge is in a perfect setting for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. It is a haven for wildlife where deer, hares and red squirrels are frequent visitors along with the wide variety of birds that feed in the natural gardens.
The surrounding country lanes and forest tracks are perfect for walking and cycling.
The lodge is also ideally situated to offer easy access to the lovely local villages and the beautiful lakes and fells which characterise the Lake District.
This is a rural location and a car is essential for reaching the lodge but the lanes and country roads are great for cycling.
The village of Greystoke with pub, shop and Post Office is 4 miles away. Penrith with many shops, banks, restaurants and A&E hospital is 8 miles away. It is 10 miles to Ullswater and 12 miles to Keswick on Derwentwater. Carlisle is approximately 20 miles and Newcastle approximately 80 miles. There are a multitude of places of interest close at hand including all aspects of the Lake District, the Eden Valley, Roman Wall, the Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, Scottish Borders and Northumberland.
The adjacent lodges, Larchwood and Holmedell may also be available if two or more families wish to holiday together.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: A deposit of £100 is payable on booking Rowanburn Lodge and the balance is to be paid 1 month before arrival. Deposits are fully refundable up to 1 month before the holiday. If cancellation occurs within a month of the holiday the balance of the holiday will be refunded but the deposit will be retained. Late bookings made within a month of the date of arrival need to be paid in full. Payments can be made by bank transfer direct to our account. Sort Code 77-29-18 Account Number 39935060 or by a cheque in the post. Or by credit card through Owners Direct. Please advise us which payment method will be used. We always confirm the receipt of payments and forward details for the lodge on receipt of the balance payment. Changeover Day: Changeover days are Friday and Monday. The lodge is available from 3 pm on day of arrival until 10 am on day of departure. Other changeover days and times can be arranged.