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26 Dukes Meadow

(Ref. 963935)

Greystoke near Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, we will definitely look to stay at the property again."

    Reviewed by Joss5.0Oct 2023

  • "Amazing relaxing week in this very good large lodge."

    The massive garden was ideal for our dog obi also the abundance of wildlife in it. We will definitely be returning in the future thank you.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous stay as always,our 4 visit now,we call it our Basecamp for exploring the Lake District"

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Oct 2023

  • "Could not gain access to key safe,entry dangerous for guests with poor mobility 2 metal steps of different heaights was advised to go to rear where this no step tue but no mention of stepping up onto a raised platform and no grab bars on the wall you have to resort to going on an uneven grass surface which if wet is a serious slip hazard the wood surface is also slippy when whet especially if your using crutches ."

    The Front entrance would be better with 3 steps of EQUAL HEIGHT and larger grab rails BOTH SIDES Of the steps the welcome file needs updating and without Coffey stains and more unity on the printing style also more detailed instructions, In order to use the hob I had to call the owners to be given instructions . The leather corner couch has extensively worn surfaces on the cushion. I was advised by the cleaner there was a box of matches in the hallway storage cuboard found kindling but no matches or firefighter.i had to go searching for the password for the hifi as the one in the back of the folder does not work as it’s an old one, I eventually Found the correct card which I placed in the folder the level of cleanliness was ok apart from black mould around the rim on the bath on the wall , I believe there should be a clear warning about the danger for guests will Motability issues E Iffy

    Thank you for your review, I am sorry your stay did not go according to plan. Before your stay, you asked if there was a nother entrance that didn't involve steps, and we answered that the back door was accessible without using steps. We had no way of knowing that you were on crutches. The matches are always high up on the bookcase, the card with the password is also on the bookcase, both items in full view, we find this works well. We have not come across another guest who couldn't operate the hob, but you phoned us 3 times, and we are always happy to help. The decking is power washed regularly, but can be slippy when wet. I will look at replacing pages in the welcome file. thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony4.1Sep 2023

  • "Excellent. Have booked almost 6 times now in the past year and will continue to do so."

    Very clean , tidy and a nice relaxing atmosphere.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved every minute staying here, the location is stunning, very quiet and peaceful and loved watching the birds on the feeders and our Huskies loved watching the rabbits."

    The cabin has everything that a house usually has although it would have been a bit handy having a fan to use during the hot weather. The garden is perfect and the huskies loved it, very secure and safe and handy having clean fresh water on tap for them. Great location as 20 or so minutes from larger towns while still benefitting from the isolated feel from the surrounding countryside. Felt very comfortable and relaxed here. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Kenny5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent stay at dukes meadow."

    Lovely location dogs enjoyed the large garden area so did we when the sun came out. The lodge has everything you may need for your stay.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a relaxing stay at 26 Dukes Meadow in May 2023."

    Very peaceful location. Near to typical Cumbrian places of interest ( lakes, hills, pretty villages ), and the lodge was well equipped/comfortable. Enclosed garden in which my dog could roam supervised, and I could sit by the little brook with a cuppa. Explored area by car, but saw many walkers and cyclists. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "This is my third visit to Dukes Meadow."

    I love this place and will definitely visit again. The only slight disappointment was the very dirty stove top, the debris left in the woodburning stove and the still full vacuum cleaner of previous dog hairs. I do also think they really should purchase new bedding/pillows and covers. However saying all of this I would still visit but it's a shame things like this happen but maybe the owners are unaware.

    Thank you for your feedback, I am sorry that you found a couple of things below standard, these issues have now been addressed. Regarding the pillows, I have just ordered new anti allergy pillows for all the beds, and new pillowcovers. We hope to welcome you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle4.4Apr 2023

  • "3rd time now and will definitely be returning."


    Reviewed by Nick5.0Feb 2023

  • "What a lovely surprise when we arrived at 26!"

    Surpasses our expectations because the photos aren’t able to give the atmosphere of the lodge. Immediately we could feel the love you have put into making the lodge, a very special place. What a welcome! Christmas decorations, Prosecco and chocolates! Thank you. The lodge is so very cosy, just perfect and I know we are going to have a very enjoyable stay here. - and we did, thank you.

    Reviewed by Vivien4.7Dec 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation everything there for ones comfort"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Dec 2022

  • "We really couldn’t fault anything about our stay , everything you could ever need from the kitchen equipment provided, clean towels, bathroom requirements, lovely warming wood burner start kit and even excellent boards games ."

    We absolutely loved our break away , we will definitely be returning very soon . Thankyou very much and can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "It’s a lovely place in beautiful surroundings and full of wildlife life We ..."

    It’s a lovely place in beautiful surroundings and full of wildlife life We found it a little bit isolated and very dark at night no outside lights at all when the dog needed that last walk at night A reliable car is essential as it deserted country side everywhere Other than that we got to see everything we wanted to

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Oct 2022

  • "Loved the lodge."

    It had everything we needed and lots of space. The enclosed garden was a must and proved invaluable for our two dogs. We've already booked again for December. xxx

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a fab stay, thank you - everything was wonderful & we had everything we needed for a great week’s holiday."

    In all the years we have holidayed in the UK with our dog, this was the very best ‘enclosed garden’ we have ever had & so we could relax knowing our dog could roam without escape. We can recommend this lodge unreservedly.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Amazing"

    Reviewed by Claudiu Adrian5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely lodge, in a quiet location."

    Our 2 spaniels loved the fully enclosed, large garden area. The lodge was really well equipped with a good size TV, comfy sofa and beds, large table and plenty of seating outside, with loads of extras (like books, games and kitchen utensils) that made it feel like being at home. The log burner looked great, although with 30+ degree temperatures we didn't use it. Thanks so much for sharing your lodge, we'd love to come back to chill out and see the regular visitors to the garden, including red squirrels. Just a couple of tips, loadsa places we've stayed at leave a small welcome pack and there was a few things which was great, but a pint of milk would have been a nice touch as the nearest shop was a reasonable drive; plus a bit more info in the welcome book re places to visit, eat and walk the dogs and BBQ would be great additions too, to what is a great lodge. Thanks again, we had a great week

    Reviewed by Darron5.0Jul 2022

  • "Dukes Meadow looked great when we saw it on the website and it lived up to that in reality."

    We were lucky to have a very dry and sunny week but it wouldn't have mattered. The facilities were excellent, we have stayed in cottages with far less thoughtful amenities. The enclosed garden was great for Sasha the dog, who came with us and the wildlife was so lovely to see. We ended up spending every morning watching all the birds, rabbits and red squirrels that turned up for their breakfast and having things to put out for them all was a lovely touch. A great holiday away from all the hustle and bustle and perfect accomodation to unwind and relax

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, the site was well maintained with spacious plots."

    The garden was fully enclosed, so ideal for our two dogs. Fantastic bird life and red squirrels. Will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7May 2022

  • "Second visit this year to this lovely lodge and like our first stay absolutely loved it Loved seeing the red squirrels again that were frequent visitors !"

    The only thing I didn't like was having to leave so we will definitely be back to stay here as soon as we can !!

    Reviewed by Debra5.0May 2022

  • "Second time staying at 26 Duke Meadow and the cabin is a lovely place with everything we would need for a week's stay."

    However, on this occasion our wifi was not working and took 4 days to fix. Really hampered me as a couple of days I was working remotely and so required the wifi to be working. Following this, we lost all water for half a day. Constant back and forth between myself and Sykes who then liaised with the owner. After the water issue, I requested some compensation which I felt was reasonable. From here things really went downhill and the owner stated that she was not prepared to compensate anything and they were 'not prepared to negotiate'. We will not be coming back.

    Thank you for your feedback. Sykes terms and conditions, which you signed and accepted, state that the wifi is not to be used for guests business use. It is unfortunate, but beyond our control that the wifi went off and took 4 days to repair. As soon as Sykes contacted me, I got onto our provider to fix it. This is the first time in 5 years that we have had any issues with either broadband or water. I too, was back and forth between Sykes and the internet provider, I could not have done any more. After your late checkout, you approached my car, and were irate and aggressive. I did not want to overtalk you, so allowed you to vent your anger, during which time you kept quoting what Sykes had said that I had said. Sykes are a professional company who would not do this anyway and all phone calls are recorded in any case. I did apologize to you . It is of the utmost importance to us that all our guests enjoy their stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Taufiq2.5May 2022

  • "Wonderful setting, beautiful cabin, with everything you need for a high quality self catering holiday, clear instructions for all devices and appliances, clean, comfortable, the garden is fully enclosed and feels private."

    The wildlife in the garden is breathtaking. In a great location, lots to do and see, We have two long haired german shepherd's, they loved their stay. We will be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay that much we booked our next visit before we left, the cabin was thoughtfully well equipped and very comfortable."

    It was a great base for visiting the lakes but because it was so warm and cosy we did stop in a couple of days just relaxing and watching the wild life and we especially enjoyed the frequent visits from the red squirrels This cabin was a fantastic place to stay and we are looking forward to our next stay in May and it also get a big paws up from two very happy dogs !

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Mar 2022

  • "Really comfortable and relaxing week away."

    We will be booking this lodge again.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Mar 2022

  • "Our second visit in 4 months,just as good as the first stay,will be returning again as soon as we can!"

    Can’t fault the property at all-5stars from us and chilli the dog!

    Thank you so much for your kind review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Feb 2022

  • "Everything you could want for a relaxing stay."

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jan 2022

  • "What a lovely wooden lodge, set in woodland very high up."

    Well equipped,very comfortable, about 7 miles from Penrith 13 miles from Keswick and 15 miles from Carlisle. Little stream running through garden. Lots of outside seating. A place to get away from it all You will need your own transport and a love of open spaces. We will return if we can.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Jan 2022

  • "Thank you both for a fantastic stay!"

    We were snowed in for 3 days out of the 3 weeks stay and was amazing! Lots of birds to watch along with red squirrels. A truly lovely stay thank you once again!!

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic lodge,great enclosed outdoor space which the dog really enjoyed running free and our peace of mind knowing that he was safe."

    Great open plan living area- clean and cosy,love the wood burner and drying rack very handy if you’ve been our walking all day in the drizzle! Nice big cozy beds and decent shower in the family bathroom. Can’t fault this property and will be returning in the future

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Oct 2021

  • "The only thing that let the lodge down was the bath."

    Mouldy round the edge, obvious that it needs attention, this really should be done. It's a very remote place and had difficulty booking a table at the pub which was 4 miles away as it was always fully booked only managed to get one meal there in a week. No shops other than post office again 4 miles away. You have to go into Penrith 6 miles from Lodge.The garden was perfect for dogs secured well.overall we had a lovely time, but he prepared for a lot of travelling by car.

    Reviewed by Alan3.8Sep 2021

  • "In a nutshell - spacious, clean, well equiped lodge."

    The large fenced garden was ideal for the dogs to run in.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very rural location, quiet site."

    A good pub is 10 mins drive in Greystoke. 20 mins drive to Penrith, 25 to Pooley Bridge, 40 mins to Carlisle. Lodge was larger than we expected. Great to have enclosed garden. Lots of birds & squirrels to observe. We had one maintenance issue which was dealt with well. Lodge was clean & comfortable.

    Reviewed by Karen3.4Aug 2021

  • "Dukes Meadow was a lovely property and perfect for our 7 night stay in the North Lakes."

    The living space is great and was very comfortable for our family of 5. The garden was gorgeous, well kept and secure with a cute little stream and lots of wildlife. Kitchen is well stocked with everything you could need. Bedrooms and bathroom a little dated but comfortable and clean. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by L5.0Jul 2021

  • "Like many of the other reviews mention, this lodge is much larger than the pictures make out."

    It is extremely well equipped (particularly the kitchen) & has a large enclosed & fairly private garden, which was brilliant as we had a dog with us. Beds very comfortable, plenty of bedding & towels & shower was nice & powerful. Set in a really nice quiet location, this was absolutely perfect for our long weekend stay.

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful cabin."

    Very accommodating. Would definitely stay again. There are other cabins at this location however this particular cabin appears to have more privacy and the garden is completely enclosed for the dogs.

    Reviewed by Jolee5.0May 2021

  • "Great place for relaxing Lodge has all you need to have a good time"

    Reviewed by Gary3.4May 2021

  • "The photos do not do justice to this lodge."

    It is fab, cosy but very spacious and has everything you could think of needing! We will definitely return and hopefully make use of the outdoor space in better weather.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2020

  • "The pictures on the web did not prepare us for how roomy and wonderful this cottage was."

    A large fenced in back yard that both children and dogs loved. The view into the yard was private and filled with various wildlife who came to visit. The beds were very comfortable and the number of rooms and size of the accommodations was perfect for our needs. And so clean! Would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Margot4.7Oct 2020

  • "Please tell the owners the lodge was just spot on."

    great location. great for the dogs, facilities in the lodge also spot on. Looking at some repeat visits

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay here and it surprised us how big the accommodation actually was - the pictures on the web do not do it justice."

    The garden was an added bonus - unfortunately though we didn’t have any nice weather to enjoy it. However, we loved sitting at the big dining table for our meals and watching the abundance of wildlife every morning and night - including red squirrels, rabbits, grouse and pheasants. The lodge was well equipped. However, we were unable to find an extractor fan for the bathroom and it took a little getting used to that there was only enough hot water for one person to have a bath a night. However, once we realised this it didn’t detract from our enjoyment of staying there. We would recommend a stay here and as much as we enjoyed it, it was just a little too far from Keswick and all the walks for us. But, if you are looking to just have a break away from all the crowds and hustle and bustle it is definitely the place to go.

    Reviewed by Nick4.1Aug 2020

  • "The cabin was lovely, clean and warm on arrival."

    The children really enjoyed looking in the garden for wildlife-spotting the red squirrels was a highlight. Even in the February weather lots to enjoy in the area and this cabin was a perfect base.

    Reviewed by Mariann5.0Feb 2020

  • "Not the company's fault, however, it was mentioned in past reviews that there were plenty of walks for dogs."

    This wasn't the case. There is a small area at the entrance of the site, but besides this, there were only the roads available. Had to drive to find decent walks/runs for our pooch. Not really convinced that it's suitable for dog owners. Also, although the property is detached, it is very close to properties on either side. This was not apparent from the property description on the Sykes site. However, the standard of the property was first class. All needs were catered for. The facilities provided were excellent.

    Reviewed by Eleanor4.7Dec 2019

  • "Excellent cabin, very clean, fully kitted out with everything you would need."

    The log fire was great and very warm. Perfect for the kids and dogs too. Thanks :-)

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cabin was just gorgeous."

    The wildlife that we saw whilst we were there was fantastic. The comfort and warmth of the cabin was just what we needed. There was so many places to visit that were nearby but, even just the surrounding area was beautiful enough that on an evening we ventured out for short walks and again were met with stunning wildlife and we even saw a meteor due to the clarity of the night sky around us. Being there began to feel a like home, making it almost feel difficult to leave.We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and we will definitely be returning again.

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Oct 2019

  • "Wonderful wildlife to watch and plenty of room for the dogs to run around."

    The lodge was spotlessly clean and had the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in at a holiday property. I would highly recommend this lodge.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cabin is beautiful, amazing wildlife coming into the garden."

    Will definately recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2019

  • "We stayed here for the first time and it was fantastic!"

    Would definitely recommend it! Very well equipped

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2019

  • "A bit disappointed that the garden was overgrown but as the new owners had only taken over in April we understood."

    Lovely lodge in lovely surroundings. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2019

  • "Lights on the cooker hood and above the bathroom mirror did not work."

    Unable to enjoy garden properly as the grass looked as though it had not been cut for a month.

    Reviewed by Joseph3.4May 2019

  • "A very pleasant, quiet location and comfortable holiday home."

    Difficult to fault.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Apr 2019

  • "We had a fantastic time here with our little dog."

    We especially appreciated all of the Christmas decorations, which made everything feel very festive. The place is extremely comfortable, with all of the amenities you could need, and in close driving distance from all of the main attractions in the Lake District. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Dec 2018

  • "The property was spotless - very well equipped - owners had thought of ..."

    The property was spotless - very well equipped - owners had thought of everything - location brilliant - property exceptional - super holiday - 5 stars to owners wildlife in garden a real bonus Sykes properties can be booked with total confidence Please can you contact owners we mistakenly brought back one of their towels - if you give us an address we will return it by post

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2018

  • "A nicely equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2018

  • "Fantastic accommodation and excellent location for a relaxing break away."

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Jul 2018

  • "Really loved this accommodation so cosy and nicely decorated."

    Lots of extra facilities etc that did not really expect, just seemed really well thought out.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2018

  • "Loved my week here, arrived on a chilly day to find the heating was on and the place was lovely and warm."

    Beautifully clean throughout. All the beds were comfy as was the recliner sofa. Was lovely to sit on the sofa and watch the wildlife in the garden - red squirrels, woodpeckers, nut hatches, tree creepers, finches, blue tuts and rabbits of course! Had a great week exploring Kendal, Grasmere, Glenridding and surrounding areas then returning to this lovely lodge. Highly recommend this accommodation if comfort is important to you at the end of the day.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Mar 2018

  • "Looking forward to visiting again."

    You might find that eventually fencing across the front at both sides might help keep dogs and kids safe from any momentary lapses of supervision (?!)...........escape and paddling in the stream....... being their prime goals!! :)

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Feb 2018

  • "We had amazing time at Dukes Meadow!"

    Everything was sorted in no time, we booked the cottage on the day that we actually planned to stay... within few hrs everything was arranged! Cottage was situated in very quiet, beautiful area... amazing walks, mountains around... on the first morning we were surprised with the snow outside, which was magnificent! Very close to Keswick where you can see amazing lake and old town... the cottage was very welcoming, clean and comfortable. Owner called us if we need anything, first thing when we arrived. Overall everything was perfect and we will be delighted to come back, maybe next year... thank you very much for this great opportunity!

    Reviewed by Malgorzata5.0Feb 2018

  • "Not happy with the stay at all, we expected so much more considering we were staying Over Christmas in a Sykes cottage."

    The lodge was very VERY dirty! Can send pictures if required. This is the first time Iv booked through Sykes. The booking and emails reicved leading up to our stay were easy and a very professional feel... A friend actually recommended us booking through Sykes as to ensure Everything would be perfect over Christmas. I was told / expected Sykes cottages were to a very very high standard..... This wasn’t the case. We have stayed In cleaner / more equipped accommodations through private lets. Very very disappointed.... wouldn’t recommend.

    Reviewed by Seanne1.9Dec 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size doubles, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area and woodburner.
  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Blu-Ray, WiFi
  • Power and start up pack for wood burner
  • inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front and side decking with furniture, rear lawn with a brook
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Due to location of stream, please supervise pets and children
  • Note: This property will be decorated for Christmas

The property

Greystoke 4.2 miles.

A delightful, homely detached lodge near Greystoke in the Lake District.

The warming living area and fantastic location for the outdoors, this lodge is ideal for a family looking for a fun-packed holiday.

The cottage comes with wooden-clad walls and a comforting open plan living area complete with a large and comfortable corner sofa with recliners in front of the TV, the perfect chilling spot for the evenings.

The kitchen is stylishly furnished and fitted with everything you could need for a holiday.

The bedrooms are cosy and warming with charming artwork and bed linen as well as plenty of storage for clothes, making this cottage all the more inviting.

The interior is complete with a family bathroom.

When the sun comes out, why not open the doors and take in the country air whilst sitting on the large decking whilst the children explore the surrounding grounds.

There are plenty of charming villages in the area including Greystoke and Skelton which are a short drive away, These are pleasant villages with a traditional pub, making the perfect base for exploring the Lake District which is very close by.

Take a trip to Hesket New Market which is home to Britain's first community owned pub and microbewery.

The stunning towns of Penrith and Keswick are both nearby.

Penrith offers fantastic shops and buildings whereas Keswick is firmly in the Lake District National Park, it's surrounded by scenery and is certainly worth the visit.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Penrith 5 miles; Keswick 13 miles.

This charming village has a number of 17th Century cottages and is conveniently situated just 5 miles from Penrith. Set just on the outskirts of the Lake District National Park, only 5 miles from Ullswater and the numerous picturesque walks available make this a fabulous location for fans of the outdoors. Nearby, the popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the north of the Lake District and has plenty to offer, boasting numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering the Theatre on the Lake, a charming cinema, museum, indoor climbing wall and miniature golf. The area also steeped in history with a 10th century church in the village, lovely castle in Penrith and the stunning remains of Lowther Castle. Greystoke provides easy access to the spectacular Cumbrian countryside which can be explored by both car and on foot, and the southern Lakes, Eden Valley, Pennines Solway Coast and Hadrian's Wall all within close proximity, making this a great location with plenty to see and do.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas