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Luxury Lodge Nestled In The Idyllic And Unspoilt Sanctuary Of The Dukes Pond

Penrith, Cumbria, UK
  • Cottage387 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Lodge near Greystoke, Lake District, Penrith, Cumbria, England - Spacious Decking Provides Stunning Views And Its Natural Gardens Are A Haven For Wildlife

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 looking 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 decked area with furniture, three private gardens and a shed for 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 double bedroom (en-suite), a twin bedroom, bunk bedroom and spacious family bathroom. The living area is finished to a high specification with large 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 improving with the lodge owners management and this year we have seen ducks nesting, water shrews, newts , frogs and toads.

Property Manager

Beatrice Brindley

Member Since 2012
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 02, 2018
About Beatrice Brindley

We live in Newcastle, have been married for 39 years and have two daughters and a granddaughter. 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


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, With en suit
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, Cot optional on request
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Full size adult bunk beds
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a large double bed,wardrobe bedside tables and a picturesque view into the forest. En suite with monsoon shower. Bedroom 2 overlooks the pond and is tastefully decorated with twin beds,matching wardrobe & drawers. Bedroom 3 has bunk beds which complement the pine wood finished room.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • En suite
        toilet, shower, En suite with monsoon shower
      • Large Family Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Beautiful fully tiled modern family bathroom
      • The bespoke en-suite bathroom offers a luxury monsoon walk in shower, basin and w.c. The spacious family bathroom is well finished offering all the modern facilities. Both include heated towel rail,vanity storage unit,mirror with light and shaver socket.

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Rural


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Modern electric fire with 3 fully thermostatically controlled electric radiators in lounge. Electric wall radiators in each bedroom & hallway. Thermostatically controlled towel rails per bathroom.
                    • Internet
                      Wi Fi
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All bedding provided.
                    • Living Room
                      Spacious open plan lounge and dining area are perfect for socialising. Its stunning interior includes a large dining table, display unit, two sofas, coffee table and electric fire. There is also a wall mounted HD digital tv, dvd player and radio.
                    • Parking
                      Ample parking for up to 3 cars
                    • Telephone
                      Land line for emergencies
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Cafeteria supplied
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully equipped with up to 12 place settings
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                          The country style kitchen includes an island which provides a focal point for cooking whilst entertaining. It is finished to an extremely high standard with electric double oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          De longhi 4 slice toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Large dining table with 6 leather chairs.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Includes Wainwright books, maps etc.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Lots of them in the twin bedroom bed draws.
                                • Music Library
                                  Some CDs available
                                • Stereo
                                  Blue tooth JAM I phone 4 radio player
                                • Television
                                • Video Library
                                  Extensive family and children DVD collection


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Extensive decking area with outdoor furniture.
                                    • Golf
                                      Three local quality golf courses can be found at Keswick, Penrith and Cockermouth. They are all approximately 8 miles from the lodge.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      The lodge is surrounded by gardens
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas BQ for your enjoyment


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          The lodge is accessed by a wide gravel path from the parking area in front of the lodge. There is one step to the main door at the front of the property which leads to the accommodation (including decking), which is on one level.


                                            • museums
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • cinemas
                                            • forests
                                            • live theater
                                            • churches
                                            • playground
                                            • pond
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis


                                                            • Outside: To the side of the lodge there is a private decked area with furniture, wood burner and BBQ. The decking provides privacy and allows you to enjoy unspoilt views of the Moors and the pond. The lodge is surrounded by three natural gardens, and the back garden includes a view into The Larches forest. There is a large shed to the rear of the lodge offering secure storage for cycles or other outdoor equipment The lodge is cleaned and bed linen is provided and changed before each let. A small welcome pack plus tea, coffee & sugar is provided on arrival and a dry store cupboard is available for your use. Electric is included in the price. Other: From the Lounge two sets of south-facing French doors open up directly onto an impressive private decked area with furniture, wood burner, BBQ. A great extension to the living space for relaxation and alfresco dining whilst taking in the stunning views

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              15 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Comfort in an idyllic spot

                                                              June M.

                                                              Extremely comfortable and warm accommodation, for which we were grateful given the icy weather. We didn't need to leave the lodge as it was like having a surround screen of wildlife. Every glance through the well-positioned windows gave views of woodpeckers, jays, nuthatches, tree creepers and other birds, red squirrels, pheasants, rabbits, etc and impressive scenery. We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back soon


                                                              S C.

                                                              Very luxurious and well equipped. Wildlife provides extra entertainment.

                                                              Beautiful Lodge

                                                              Jo C.

                                                              We had an amazing, relaxing holiday at Larchwood! It was one of the best lodges we have ever stayed in and it had everything and more ! The lodge was so beautifully decorated and it had lovely games and DVDs which my boys loved! I loved waking up to watch red squirrels, a woodpecker, and pheasants from the bedroom window. We found a lovely pathway through the woods where we saw a fox and deer. The lodge is in the most beautiful surroundings. We loved Keswick and Windermere with beautiful walks. Eric was so helpful and kind and provided us with all the information we needed and more. We hope to come back next year. Thank you for sharing your beautiful lodge.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your very kind words. We look forward to seeing you soon.


                                                              Beautiful Lodge, Spectacular Views

                                                              Helen P.

                                                              Amazing Lodge, super comfortable and very well equipped, the owners have thought of everything!!

                                                              We loved our stay, the lodge sits in a beautiful location on the park (the best location we think!) with open views across the fields and hills

                                                              We were lucky enough to see deer next to our lodge in edge of the forest and were visited regularly by many red squirrels

                                                              We would all love to come back soon

                                                              Luxury retreat hidden in a natural wonderland

                                                              MARK L.

                                                              We found this property to be absolutely perfect! Lots of room for all the family in a luxuriously appointed accommodation chock-full of everything you could imagine to make your stay as relaxing & enjoyable as possible. The cabin is fitted out to the highest standard and extensively equipped with beautiful things from the Laura Ashley mugs to the drench en suite shower. The owners even left a couple of beers and a bottle of wine in the fridge! We felt like honoured guests and very lucky to have found such a luxurious hide-away. We will definitely be back!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for kind words.We look forward to seeing you in the future.

                                                              The property is extremely spacious and comfortable. It consists of everything you could need.

                                                              Marie B.

                                                              The property is surrounded by beautiful views,forests and wildlife. The squirrels and grouse were always visiting us. We all had such an amazing stay and will be returning as soon as possible.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Brilliant guests, left the place spotless, most welcome back anytime


                                                              Penrith, Cumbria, UK

                                                              Coast/Beach: The Cumbrian coast is approximately a 45 minute drive from the lodge. Travel: 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. Distances: 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. Further Details: The adjacent Rowanburn lodge and Holmdell lodge may also be available if two or three families wish to holiday together.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Pet Fee

                                                              Booking Notes: A deposit of £100 is payable on booking the Lodge and the balance to be paid six weeks 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. If the lodge is subsequently re-booked then the deposit will also be refunded. 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. 2016 prices available on request

                                                              15 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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