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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Very quiet, great location - well laid out and great shower, although the double bed was too small for 2 tall adults."

    Reviewed by Jackie3.8Sep 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Homedell."

    It is in a beautiful place, quiet and secluded. Lots of wildlife ( squirrels, Foxes, Badgers and an array of wild birds) The property is lovely, clean and comfortable. There is everything you will need for a great holiday. The beds are comfortable which is a bonus. We would definitely recommend this property and will return as soon as possible.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemarie5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a really wonderful place to spend a holiday."

    The setting is a very peaceful and tranquil holiday park with the lodges well spaced out in beautiful grounds. Plenty of wildlife roaming around, including the red squirrels eating just outside the living room. The lodge was immaculately clean with everything we needed and more being provided. Its a very comfortable place to stay and has all the facilities you need for a break. The location is superb, being in the heart of the Lakes and close enough to local places of interest. Highly recommended. I wouldn't hesitate to book again.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "Amazing accommodation."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our extremely relaxing holiday. Thank you.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pippa5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very clean and maintained, with everything we needed for our stay."

    The price was good value for money. The location was lovely and so quiet, we enjoyed watching and feeding the wildlife. We definitely recommend this lodge

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property was very clean and well equipped."

    The only issue was the cleanliness of the outside furniture and decking area, it didn't look like it had been cleaned for months.

    I am pleased you found the property to be clean and well equipped. Thank you for drawing the outside area to my attention. The overhanging trees from the neighbouring site and debris left by the red squirrels coming to feed is a constant issue. I will arrange for the matter to be attended to. I can now confirm that I have taken up this matter with the Housekeeping Team. There is a new cleaning schedule in place to prevent a further occurence. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful lodge with beautiful views, exactly as described, definitely worth visiting and would recommend booking."

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Apr 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely, cleanest I’ve stayed in for a long time."

    Only thing was there were no nice places to walk the dog way from the cottages.

    Thank you for your kind comment about our lovely clean Lodge. As for a nice place to walk the dog, there is the whole of the beautiful Lake District National Park close by. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda4.1Sep 2022

  • "Lovely lodge in a nice quiet location."

    Our dog loved watching the rabbits and hens playing near the pond, with the occasional red squirrel making a visit. The lodge was nice and clean. The kitchen was stocked with everything you'd need for self catering, more than usual for other lodges, which was a nice touch. We were welcomed with a couple of complementary drinks in the fridge. Only downside is there are what we think to be mice venturing into the roof or wall cavities. Every night between 11-3am we were woken up to loud scratching and gnawing noises in the ceiling above the bed. One night in particular it continued for about an hour, it sounded as if something was attempting to gnaw its way into the room, I had to resort to knocking the ceiling with the sweeping brush in the hopes of scaring it off, I even popped outside to to make sure there was nothing on the roof, whatever it is sounds determined to get in, as it kept coming back.

    Thank you for your positive comments about our Lodge. We work hard to make guests feel comfortable. I am sorry that your particular visit was spoiled by the noise in the roof space which was probably caused by a mouse. Thank you for drawing this to our attention. We have taken appropriate steps to prevent re-occurance of the problem. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason4.1Sep 2022

  • "They have thought of everything you need."

    The best lodge we have stayed in, on a lovely site too.

    Thank you. We have worked hard to anticipate the needs of our guests and appreciate your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a fantastic place, we had such a great time."

    The lodge was simply perfect. Can't fault this place.

    Thank you. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "A home from home."

    Very clean and comfortable. Everything you need for self-catering and more. This last week has been very hot so could have done with a fan as lodge got very warm. The outside area is well equipped with tables, chairs and parasol. A BBQ was also provided and all set ready to use. The site is very quiet and peaceful.

    Thank you for your time to provide feedback. I´m sorry that you found the Lodge too warm - the fan is in the wardrobe in the twin bedroom. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Aug 2022

  • "Enjoyed out holiday very much would stay again ."

    Thank you. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cathy4.7Jul 2022

  • "Wow, we booked the holmedell cabin for a relaxing break over the Christmas holidays and what a relaxing break it was, first off the cabin itself was better than it appears in the advertising, it has everything we needed inside and more, it’s placed in a lovely quit spot with no passing traffic or people on the edge of a large beautiful pond and the wildlife is a joy to sit and watch, if you want peace and tranquillity here it is."

    Brian and Norma Sunderland

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Holmedell."

    The lodge was clean, cosy and comfortable and contained everything we needed and more. It is in a great location and we loved watching the wildlife out of the windows, particularly the red squirrels. Highly recommended this lodge and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    Lodge clean and tidy with everything you needed catered for. would recommend this lodge and we will use it again.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Sep 2021

  • "We have stayed at the lodge twice now , it’s so peaceful and relaxing you don’t want to leave ."

    Carnt wait to return again and again .it’s like a home from home .

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2021

  • "Wasn’t sure whether we had booked the right property in the right location but this property is excellent !"

    !! A beautiful clean lodge just outside Penrith - it was a perfect setting and we will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a fabulous time at Holmedell, all the home comfort and lovely touches lie coffee and wine left for us."

    Loved sitting watching the wildlife in such a peaceful setting.

    Reviewed by Val5.0Jul 2021

  • "A true hidden gem ."

    Booked it again today

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Jun 2021

  • "Can’t believe how well equipped the place was, it had everything you could ..."

    Can’t believe how well equipped the place was, it had everything you could possibly need even down to the kitchen sink as they say

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2021

  • "Holmedell is a lovely homely lodge on a small peaceful holiday park."

    The lodge itself has everything you need for a relaxing break and is in a good location for exploring the Lakes. Would definitely go again and would recommend it to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2020

  • "Holmedell was stunning!"

    It had everything and more than what we needed, extremely clean and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again. Perfect for a few nights away in the lakes. My parter and dog enjoyed the wildlife while i enjoyed the peace with a glass of wine. It was perfect.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2020

  • "A fabulous lodge on a lovely peaceful park."

    Spotlessly clean. Well equipped.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2020

  • "This was our first time with Sykes or any type of holiday cottage for that matter and we loved it."

    The lodge is v cosy. We took loads of stuff up that we didn't need in the kitchen Eileen has covered all bases with Holmedell. We had a great time thanks again. Cheers

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jan 2020

  • "Absolutely loved it."

    Beautiful cabin and so clean. Well equipped. Couldn’t have wanted more.

    Reviewed by Maddie5.0Nov 2019

  • "This place should be available on prescription as a cure for the stresses of life."

    The location was perfect for exploring the Lakes from the coast to the top of the highest mountain in England. There is quite literally everything you need in the lodge which was spotlessly clean and thoughtfully organised. The welcome pack of milk, but juice, wine and beers was a nice gesture too, t The lodge is situated at the end of the site, so no cars are passing, ensuring plenty of privacy too. In addition, there is the pleasure of watching the cheeky red squirrels that turn up throughout the day to feed and scamper about just outside the doorway. Although the weather was not great when we stayed, the lodge is well located to explore other attractions and near local shopping for food or for dining out. We are already planning to return as we felt so at home there.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2019

  • "Sykes Cottages customer service was really helpful in flexing the start and end rental dates for the lodge (a number of other competitors refused to budge even though they are available!"

    ). The lodge is situated in a very serene surrounding, away from the busy parts of the lakes, about 20-30 mins drive from Keswick. Lodge is very well equipped and comfortable. Will definitely come back again!

    Reviewed by Charmian5.0Jul 2019

  • "Have been a number of times now."

    Everything is great,beautiful area And very easy to navigate to from the motorway.Only one disappointing thing the forest is still closed and there is no information on when or if it will open for walking again,this is quite a big factor for us as it was such a beautiful place to walk.However the accommodation is fantastic and I will return in the near future.Highlly recommended. Thank you once again. Gaz.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Dec 2018

  • "Was a couple of issues, minor ones but important, Sykes were on the ball ,and were solved in hours, top job Sykes"

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Sep 2018

  • "This is one of the best Sykes holidays I have been on."

    There is everything you can think of for an enjoyable holiday albeit going out or staying in. It was everything we were looking for...... peace and quiet, really clean with entry of entertainment I.e. games,dvds and books.

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely lodge in a lovely quiet setting with everything we needed"

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2018

  • "The lodge is lovely, set in very tranquil surroundings with lots of visiting wildlife."

    There were ample facilities in the accommodation, suited for all weather conditions. Our hosts had left a lovely welcome gift which was much appreciated and it was just a shame we were only there for a few days. Nearby are some beautiful lakes and lots of lovely places to visit. I think if I could suggest a couple of improvements, they'd be a lighter weight duvet as it was far too heavy for the sunny weather conditions and an electric fan would be good. Really enjoyable short break.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Jun 2018

  • "Gorgeous peaceful location!"

    Loads to do in driving distance. I don't think I've ever slept in a bed so comfy away from home!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jun 2018

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • All ground floor: 1 x double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom, basin, WC and shower over bath
  • Open plan living area with sitting/dining and kitchen with electric fire.
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Electric heating plus electric fire. TVs with integrated DVD player
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • WiFi
  • Electricity included in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Private and secure off-road parking
  • Decked veranda and gravel garden with garden furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • 15 mins drive to Penrith for all amenities
  • Please note there is no Electric Vehicle Charging facility at this property.

The property

A modern log cabin in an ideal location for exploring the North Lakes, Holmedell is four miles from the village of Greystoke, just a 15 minute drive to Penrith and a 30 minute drive to Keswick.

At the heart of a quiet development, in a privileged spot overlooking the central pond at Duke's Meadow, this stylish lodge is ideal for a family holiday at any time of year.

When you enter the lodge, you walk straight into a hallway and then into a large and very contemporary open plan living area with comfortable leather sofas, a dining area for four and a well laid out and fully equipped kitchen.

There's a TV with integrated DVD player and Bluetooth speakers, plus a feature electric fire for those chillier evenings.

The accommodation is all on one level and is completed by a double bedroom with TV and DVD player and its own stylish en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC, plus a twin bedroom also with TV/DVD and with lovely views over the pond.

There's also a separate family bathroom with bathtub, shower over, basin with vanity unit and WC.

Occupying a favoured location at the centre of the park, you'll enjoy relaxing on the decked veranda with its table and chairs after a busy day in the Lakes.

Or enjoy the view from waterside in the gravel garden area with further seating - an ideal spot for watching the birds and red squirrels that are frequent visitors.

With bustling Keswick with its shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants within driving distance, and breathtaking Ullswater just a 10-minute drive away, there's plenty to do within easy reach of Duke's Pond Lodge.

The surrounding countryside, including nearby Greystoke forest, is all easily accessible and there are plenty of opportunities for walks from the relaxing to the more energetic!

Ideal for exploring the North Lakes and Eden Valley, with its lakes, mountains and vibrant small towns, Duke's Pond Lodge is easily accessible from the M6.

Enjoy mountain biking, fell walking and kayaking and sailing or for a more leisurely exploration of the Lakes, enjoy a cruise on one of the much-loved steamers across Lake Windermere or Derwentwater.

The Lake District is also a gastronomic paradise with superb local produce and some of the best fine dining in the entire country.

There's no wonder the Lake District is a world heritage site.

For a Lakeland countryside holiday in contemporary style at any time of year, Duke's Pond Lodge ticks all the boxes.

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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