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.
- Cottage387 sq. ft.
- 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
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- Jul 17, 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
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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. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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.
Very luxurious and well equipped. Wildlife provides extra entertainment.
Comfort in an idyllic spot
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.
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back soon
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.
Thank you for your very kind words. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Beautiful Lodge, Spectacular Views
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
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!
Thank you for kind words.We look forward to seeing you in the future.
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.
Additional information about rental rates
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