Larchwood is a beautiful luxury cedar lodge overlooking the historic Duke's Pond. The lodge is located on the edge of Greystoke Forest, with views towards Blencathra and the Northern Fells of the Lake District National Park. Its unique location and exclusivity provide the ultimate haven for getting away from it all. The lodge has a large gated decked area with tables, chairs, sun brolly and flower planters together with three private gardens and a shed for storing outdoor equipment. The gardens are an oasis for watching wildlife, frequently visited by a wide variety of birds, red squirrels and roe deer. The lodge itself provides 1st class accommodation for up to six people with a spacious double bedroom with luxurious en-suite and TV, a comfortable twin bedroom, bunk bedroom (adult beds) with fairy lights to delight the children and a spacious family bathroom. The living area is finished to a high specification with leather sofa,s and a large fully equipped kitchen, dining and lounge area promoting a wonderfully social holiday atmosphere. Two sets of French doors open up onto the secluded decked area, extending the living space for BBQs, entertaining and relaxation. The environment in and around Dukes pond is a haven for wild life and this year we have seen a multitude of bird species including the greater spotted wood pecker, and a plethora of red squirrels to entertain you and this year we have nesting ducks, water shrews, newts , frogs and toads. The lodge offers a 365 days of the year experience with each season showing the lakes at its best.
Lodge near Greystoke, Lake District, Penrith, Cumbria, England - Spacious Decking Provides Stunning Views And Its Natural Gardens Are A Haven For Wildlife
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 23, 2019
About Beatrice Brindley
We live in Newcastle, have been married for 40 years and have two daughters and 2 grandchildren. After spending a lifetime of family holidays in the Lake District with the girls, Larchwood was the perfect place to continue this tradition with our ever growing family and friends.
Beatrice Brindley purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Beatrice Brindley chose Penrith
We have always loved the Lake District and Larchwood provided access to all that it has to offer, yet its unique location gave us our own private retreat and the opportunity to create a home from home with family and friends in one of the most beautiful places in world.
What makes this Cottage unique
A little bit of heaven on earth – tranquillity, rare wildlife, breathtaking views and walking/cycling routes right on the doorstep
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Loved the lodge fantastic views and very well presented.
We thought the location was very peaceful and quiet except for the wildlife which was superb. The layout of the lodge made it feel really relaxing and helped us chillout, this was the aim of our break from the huddle of work. Not really a negative as I hope you take this next bit of advice to make it more accessible. I am s wheelchair user and cannot walk at all. If there had been a ramp to the left of the front door, access would have been easier to get into the lodge. All in all once in the lodge everything else was great. Loved it and will look to booking again and hopefully see a ramp 😁
Hello Andrew Thank you for your lovely review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We have taken your comment re ramp on board and are currently looking to buy a ramp for the lodge. We think it will be better to make access to the side of the deck giving emmediate access to the lodge via the french doors. We also plan to open up the side path a bit to aid access.
We would love to see you again and hope the ramp will make it even more perfect for you.
Kind Regards Eric & Bea
Really amazed, the property was spectacular! The interior and exterior was perfect.
We met the owners as we were early, very polite people and very welcoming. They left us a little welcome gift for us which was very lovely for my birthday. The lodge was perfectly clean, I am very picky with cleanliness but I had nothing to fault. Very comfortable surroundings and very homely. The chance of having a bbq and a fire there was even better! Sitting outside with the bbq going, the fire on and the lovely sounds of the nature around us, beautiful. I loved the fact the owners were keen on keeping the wildlife fed and left feed in the shed for you to carry on feeding them, very amazed by what you saw come along!
Not only that the people in the other lodges were friendly, it was only a 25 minute drive to keswick and there was plenty of near by walks!
I couldn't of asked for a better birthday, definitely helped with staying at a beautiful place.
Thank you Rosie for your lovely review, we are pleased you enjoyed yourself so much
Amazing lodge with every conceivable item provided.
Thank you John for your kind words. We are pleased you and your family enjoyed their stay.
Awesome lodge and surroundings. Definitely true luxury
What a fabulous time away we have just had. We were blown away with the standard of the accommodation, the attention to detail and high quality of everything in the lodge. There were 4 of us – mum, aunt and daughters aged between 50 and 70 and we could not have asked for a more perfect, extremely comfortable holiday. Communication from the owners was exemplary and very helpful and the surrounding scenery was beautiful. (Sorry my sister used up all the nuts feeding the red squirrels every 5 minutes!) We will definitely return. One of the absolute best places we have ever stayed in. Definitely true luxury. Thank you for having us.
Tracey and her family were a pleasure to have as guests. They treated the lodge like their home and left it spotless.We look forward to them returning.
Beautiful lodge: bright, clean and spacious
The lodge is in splendid shape: very clean, well kept up and very comfortable. It is in a delightful, quiet location where you can watch red squirrels and pheasants right out of your window. The large living room has plenty of space to stretch out, while the kitchen/dining area has a large table, and plenty of countertop space that has proved very convenient. The bedrooms are all very comfortably sized with lots of closet space. It was so pleasant to come back to such a beautiful house after long day of exploring the Lakes region. The communication with owners was superb: they were responsive, friendly and efficient.
Thank you for your kind words
Beautiful lodge, beautiful location
What a beautiful place to stay, we really couldn't fault it. Inside, the lodge is very welcoming and is finished to the highest standard. There is everything you could possibly need for your stay (and also complimentary wine, beer, milk and biscuits on arrival!). Outside, the lodge is situated on a small, secluded site. It has a lovely decking area to the side and a wooded area to the rear which is home to a family of red squirrels who visit to feed and provided myself and my family with a lot of entertainment. Having never visited the Lake District before, Larchwood was an excellent base from which to explore the local towns, countryside and visitor attractions. We had a wonderful holiday and came away having made some lovely memories of the Lake District.
Excellent thank you for your kind review. We would love to welcome you back soon.
The Cumbrian coast is approximately a 45 minute drive from the lodge.
This is a rural location and a car is essential. Using a SatNav the postcode for the lodge takes you to the entrance of Dukes Meadow - the lodge is located at Dukes Pond, at the top of Dukes Meadow.
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 Rowanburn lodge and Holmdell lodge may also be available if two or three families wish to holiday together.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: A deposit of £100 is payable on booking the holiday. The balance to be paid six weeks before arrival. Deposits are fully refundable 28 days from the date of your booking being accepted and the deposit paid. After that the deposit may be refunded at the owners discretion. Once the balance has been paid should cancellation occur within 28 days of the holiday the balance will be refunded only if the holiday is re booked . The owners will make every effort to re sell the holiday. Late bookings made within a month of the start date need to be paid in full. Changeover Day: Changeover days are Friday and Monday. The lodge is available from 4pm on day of arrival until 11 am on day of departure. Other changeover days and times can be arranged. Notes on prices: Short breaks are available from 65% of the weekly price, all requests considered. 2020 prices available on request