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Superb log cabin with private hot tub set amidst spectacular mountain scenery

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

Superb log cabin with private hot tub at Troutbeck, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Stunning Location In One Of Lakeland's Prettiest Valleys, Close To Windermere And Ambleside

'Bowness Lodge' is a contemporary Scandinavian style, pet friendly log cabin with private hot tub located within the prestigious 5 star rated Limefitt Park in the heart of the Lake District just 3 miles from both Ambleside, Windermere and all major attractions eg Beatrix Potter, Bowness, Grasmere etc. The perfect escape for couples to relax or an action packed holiday for families and young children. The on site Haybarn pub is only a 3 minute walk from the lodge and serves award winning local beers and great food.

The beautiful Troutbeck Valley is a uniquely peaceful environment offering some of the Lake District's most spectacular scenery.The area is a paradise for walkers and lovers of the great outdoors with many superb walks starting directly from the door. Alternatively you can just kick back and chill out well away from the stress and pressure of everyday life.

The lodge has 2 bedrooms, master double with en suite and large walk-in wardrobe, one twin bedroom also with walk-in wardrobe, 2 bathrooms, spacious open plan living room with contemporary fireplace, modern fitted kitchen with washing machine and dishwasher, central heating, patio doors open onto large sunny deck with outdoor furniture and private hot tub accessed straight from the lounge via patio doors.

The lounge has brand new high quality French sofas, TV, DVD player and Sony iPod docking station. Free w-fi. Private parking for two cars. It's just a short stroll to the shop and character cosy old stone pub with woodburning stoves, armchairs and good food. Limefitt Park is close to several well known gastro pubs including The Queen's Head at Troutbeck and The Mortal Man. Well behaved pets most welcome ( Maximum two pets ) Private parking. The perfect retreat for a relaxing break!

Free Health Club Membership for all our guests !

We have arranged passes for all our guests at a brand new luxurious health club only 5 minutes from the lodge, just down the road at Troutbeck near Windermere.

Guests ( including children ) enjoy unlimited use of the indoor heated pool, gym, sauna, steam room and studio classes, spinning etc. The gym, the largest and best equipped in the Lakes, features the latest cardio equipment available today including personal TV screens. There is also coffee lounge area where guests can relax afterwards.

For families or larger groups who like to holiday together our 3 bed lodge next door offers combined accommodation for a total of 10 ( see property ref E6222 for photos/details ) We also own a 3 bed and a 2 bed lodge at nearby White Cross Bay on shores of Lake Windermere ( property refs E7568 and E5450 )

Whatever your visit to the Lakes involves Brathay Lodge is the place to stay any time of year !

For most of the year we offer 3 and 4 night short breaks Mon - Fri and Fri-Mon, please contact us for prices and availability.

More Details

Tony Mole
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Tony Mole

I recently moved back to Cumbria after spending 8 years in the South of France where I set up and ran a property business. Before moving to France I was owner of a graphic design studio and worked for many national and international clients. Ex-rugby player and keen on all sports including skiing, mountain biking, rowing, walking I love the great outdoors so am lucky to have rental properties in both the south of France and the Lake District. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Tony Mole purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Tony Mole chose Windermere & Central Lakes

I fell in love with the lodge as soon as I walked through the door - the spacious open plan living area, modern contemporary feel and large sunny deck with great views. Adding the hot tub has added a new dimension and is proving very popular !

What makes this cabin unique

Hot tub, high quality French sofas, stylish furnishings and fittings, fabulous location in the heart of the beautiful Lake District close to all major sights and points of interest.

Guestbook comments from the owner

On our way home....beautiful ! .... will be booking again !!
Aug 2016
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Superb log cabin with private hot tub set amidst spectacular mountain scenery
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 15 reviews

A fantastic Holiday, even better Log Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my girlfriend have just returned from a fantastic break, we are missing the cabin already. This ultra modern cabin comes decked out with all the mod cons that will ever be needed. It was spotlessly clean and immaculate throughout, it is decorated to a very high standard. The master bedroom come with an en-suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe. And the kids room is more than ample for two. The kitchen has a built in fridge/ freezer and also comes with a dish washer.

The couch and chairs are very comfy and perfect for relaxing in after a long walk. The hot tub is just excellent and is ideal for a relaxing time, it sheltered from all the other cabins for privacy. This was a big plus for me as I really enjoyed the down time. The owner Tony, was really easy to deal with. I would advise anybody looking for Log cabin in the Lake District to consider the Bowness Lodge as I found it to be absolutely stunning and perfect for myself and my partner. We will definitely be returning and we will be recommending this cabin to all our friends. I really cant say enough about this cabin, it even comes with games for all the kids. A truly excellent log cabin. a joy of a break.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback and for taking the time to submit such a positive review. We were delighted to learn you had such a good time, thanks too for recommending the lodge to your friends. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bowness Lodge very soon.
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Not what the pictures make out !

  • 2 of 5

Location and camp is lovely.......the lodge isn't the cleanest would benefit from new beds bedding and sofa I found these not very nice......shame realy if it was given the attention it deserved it would be lovely.......everything is very old worn an tired I have stayed in much nicer for cheaper !!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate feedback but are struggling to accept the points which were raised in this review. The guests took advantage of a last minute special offer we posted on Facebook for this lodge with private hot tub at a 5 star resort at a bargain price ( it included free use of a luxury health club and spa in nearby Windermere ) so were somewhat surprised with the comments about staying at better places at a cheaper price. The photos are accurate apart from some recent improvements; we brought the sofas over recently from France all fairly new and showing no signs of wear. The lodge had a brand new wooden floor fitted 6 weeks ago. The bedrooms were decorated recently, the new dining furniture is just a few months old. If any guests are unhappy with the cleaning they are requested to call the number clearly displayed in the lodge - our cleaners are very happy to come round within the hour to rectify any issues. We do not know why the guests didn’t call. We want all our guests to enjoy their stay and will always respond very quickly. My cleaners were actually cleaning our lodge next door during their stay. These are the same cleaners with the same high standards who clean all our lodges including the one next door for which we received this review only yesterday …… An amazing place to stay ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ We had an absolutely fantastic time, the lodge was perfect - clean, homely, spacious & well equipped. The park and the weather were fabulous too! We can't recommend this place enough. Perfect location for day trips out. We will definitely be back next year! Date of arrival 27 August 2016 And we received this email from the guests who left the lodge to which the review refers the day before they arrived… ‘’ On our way home... Beautiful....Will be booking again’’ Thanks for your feedback but as you can see we are having difficulty understanding your comments or to know what improvements we can make, based on comments and reviews from recent guests.
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Stunning scenery

  • 5 of 5

Sorry it's taken so long to write a review I thought I had done it ,we had a mid week break my first impressions was WOW, we entered the cabin which was beautifully clean and tidy excellent welcome pack coffee tea biscuits , the hot tub was fab to get into after going out walking for hours , we didn't want to leave so peaceful we live in Somerset and thought our scenery was lovely but it doesn't compare to the Lake District . Will be looking at coming back this year I hope .

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, lovely lodge!!

  • 5 of 5

The lodge was lovely!! Well decorated, comfortable, homely, inviting & in a stunning area of tranquility which was far enough from the tourist spots to feel secluded but close enough for convenience. Tony was extremely kind in allowing us to stay on different days than normally scheduled as it was a special occasion and we were very grateful for his generousity in doing so. After the expectations of the lodge and location exceeded our expectations we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends and family for a holiday and have already done so since returning. We didn't get to use the hot tub as often as hoped but after a 20 minute minute soak I was glad we had it available. The locals are friendly and quite honestly we would have been happy if we spent all of our time in the lodge as it was so nice to be away from London and just hear the sheep and birds instead of cars and traffic! Thank you Tony, we will certainly consider coming again.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a real pleasure to receive such a positive review thanks so much for taking the time to tell us about your recent stay at Bowness Lodge. We do our best to accommodate dates that sometimes don't quite fit the usual short breaks timings - just glad things worked out as well as they did. Glad you liked the lodge and the beautiful area that as you say is away from it all but close enough to be convenient. Thanks again !
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Perfect family get away

  • 4 of 5

Limefitt park is in a brilliant location between windermere and ambleside for exploring the lakes! The lodge is very cosy, felt perfectly at home! Clean and tidy on arrival and has everything you need pots and pans etc. Hot tub is absolutely superb! We took our 4 month old son and we found it to be fantastic for a little family holiday! Great communication with Tony the owner. Hoping to come again later in the year!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review it's always pleasing to receive such positive feedback from our guests ! I'm glad you found the lodge clean and comfortable, were able to enjoy the hot tub and delighted to hear your young son had a great time too ! As you say Limefitt is a wonderful location in the heart of the Lakes making it so easy to get around and explore. Look forward to welcoming you back soon !
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Excelllent holiday

  • 5 of 5

My mum and i had such a lovely time. The chalet was very well kitted out and comfortable. Amazing setting, beautiful scenery and we were so lucky with the weather. It was great we could take our dog, who also had a lovely time I can't recommend it highly enough, and Tony was so accommodating, as we had to cancel last minute last year due to personal unforeseen circumstances. He is a true gentleman

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Limefitt Park is easily accessible from the North or South via the M6 motorway. A car is essential to explore this spectacular area although there is public transport throughout the Lake District.


Award winiing Limefitt Park is well situated to explore the magnificent Lake District National Park with its large variety of places of interest. Windermere and Ambleside are both 3 miles away, lively towns with great pubs, restaurants and shops. Limefitt is in the heart of superb walking country so don't forget to bring your boots !

Further Details:

Although a secluded, tranquil setting, Limefitt Park is close to every facility and convenience. Banks, petrol, supermarkets, shops, pubs, restaurants etc are all within a short (and very scenic !) drive. All outdoor activities are available nearby, mountain biking, sailing, canoeing, pony trekking etc. Limefitt Park is very close to several excellent pubs serving great food and award-winning local beers. Limefitt Lodge, our 3 bed lodge is located next door making the two ideal for large groups or special family occasions.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please note: We offer 3 and 4 night short breaks outside the main holiday periods and prices may differ from those quoted on the website due to special offers from time to time. Please contact us for prices and availability or call 07712 806368

Booking Notes:
£50 deposit required when booking, payable by cheque or bank transfer. Balance due 4 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday for 7 night bookings.. Lodge available from 3.30 pm on arrival day, guests are requested to leave by 10.00am on day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are weekly, short breaks Mon-Fri and Fri-Mon with a minimum 3 night stay please contact us direct for prices and availability. Other dates by arrangement, will do our best to accommodate you! 10% discount for booking both lodges at Limefitt. We have another lodge at Limefitt next door to Bowness Lodge two more lodges at nearby White Cross Bay also next to each other so perfect for larger groups. Discounts available if both booked together.

All we require is a £50 deposit with the balance 4 weeks before arrival. Payment can be made by bank transfer or cheque. Booking can made quickly direct with the owner by email on call Tony on 07712 806368 if you have any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Troutbeck Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower and wc. Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, ensuite with shower and wc, bedroom 2 with twin beds, own bathroom, both beds with fitted wardrobes.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Outside: The lodge has a large sunny deck with great views. Quality outdoor furniture and brand new hot tub. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided at no extra cost, changed weekly or fortnightly depending on length of stay. A maid service and more frequent changes by arrangement at nominal extra cost. Pets welcome ( max 2 ) Short breaks welcome contact owner for details.

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