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Glaramara

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Number 7, Burnside Park near Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Clean and comfortable as usual."

    Great base for exploring the northern lakes. Very well located, being just two minutes drive from Keswick town centre. Will be back .

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Feb 2024

  • "On arrival we found the property easy to find and easy to access."

    The lodge is a fantastic well equipped holiday home. We took our pet dog Alfie and there was plenty of room to place his medium sized crate in the main living area, and an enclosed veranda for him to watch the livestock in the neighbouring field with interest! Only a matter of minutes away from Keswick on foot, we explored the whole town and surrounding area. We enjoyed it so much we have rebooked for next year.

    Thank you for your comments. Glad that Alfie enjoyed the view too!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Excellent lodge in an ideal location for exploring the lake district."

    Easy walk into Keswick. Thank you.

    Glad you had a good time and got out and explored the area. It is a great location - 15 min walk into Keswick, and just by the A66 for routes to other parts of the Northern Lake district. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "Spot on place and location, really enjoyed it."

    Thank you

    Glad you had a good time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Aug 2023

  • "The lodge was very well equipped, clean and comfortable but the overriding smell of wet dog/dog did spoil the ambience and we spent a lot of time with our daughter and family next-door."

    I don’t think we will return because of this. Perhaps, cleaning the small carpets after each guest who has a dog or replacing them with laminate would alleviate the problem. The position of the site was great, with lovely views.

    Thank you for your feedback. The kitchen, dining and lounge areas have laminate flooring in place. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna3.8Jul 2023

  • "Lovely stay as always."

    Lucked out with the weather but the facilities are great and just what we needed.

    Its a great place to stay, even if you don't get the best of the weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great location and fabulous views from the decking."

    Accommodation was generally ok - kitchen was well stocked and bathroom/shower were good - but we found the bed very uncomfortable and were also disappointed in the standard of cleanliness of the outside of the Lodge. The outside of the windows were really dirty and the whole external area needed a spruce up/clean. The steps into the Lodge were steep and narrow and needed to be navigated with care. The Locksafe system was really good.

    Thank you for your feedback. The exteriors of the lodges are cleaned on a regular basis but not weekly - we will review this. The steps are the ones supplied by Pinelog - and don't seem any different t those in the lodges around. Next time we renew the decking we will look at this again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicki3.8Jul 2023

  • "This lodge was nice but it was not the cleanest I know it allows dogs but things ..."

    This lodge was nice but it was not the cleanest I know it allows dogs but things like the kitchen sink had not been cleaned the table cloth was not clean, the mop was was disgusting it needs putting in the bin, The security of the doors and windows needs updating the patio door needs a dead lock , the hoover had not been emptied for a long long time,

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you felt the cabin wasn't clean and wish you had told us this at the time so that the cleaner could come back and remedy the situation. We only replaced the hoover a couple of weeks before your stay so surprised on your comment about the hoover? The security in place on the cabin is in line with our insurance requirements, and matches the security on the other cabins on the site. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan2.8Jun 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed the cabin and would happily book again and enjoyed being able to walk into Kewsick."

    The only minor issues were that the metal chairs on the balcony were very uncomfortable and we had to go and buy some camping chairs to allow us to sit in comfort on the balcony and enjoy the wonderful view. The chalet could do with more cutlery and although the double bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable the single bed in the second bedroom was very uncomfortable with the springs being easily felt. But overall this was a wonderful chalet that we would recommend to friends.

    Thank you for your feedback. The outside furniture has just been upgraded from plastic chairs, and we haven't sat on them for long ourselves. There are some seat pads in the lounge cupboard but we will look into better ones. Although fairly new, we will look at the single bed matressess when we are on our next maintenance visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.7May 2023

  • "Everything was as we expected, clean, cosy and things to hand ."

    Bedroom was warm at night , was unsettled at first , the curtains in the early morning don’t keep the light out .

    Glad you enjoyed your stay. We have black out blinds as well as curtains on the bedroom windows - I'm sorry that you didn't notice them during your stay? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7May 2023

  • "Absolutely loved my stay at Glaramara again, it’s just perfect for me and my two spaniels."

    Glad you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, great location and well equipped cottage."

    ..main and only comment really is the towels and bedding could do with refreshing. Towels were very hard and rough. Had we known we would have brought our own.

    We are sorry about your experience with the towels. We do inspect and replace our towels regularly. Our cleaner is line drying towels as much as possible, but perhaps we need to revisit this as it does undoubtedly produce slightly harder towels than tumble drying. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Apr 2023

  • "Superb lodge, superb location, will definitely rebook."

    Glad you had a good stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.7Feb 2023

  • "Comfortable, clean, warm & cosy."

    Great location. Ideal for exploring the Northern & central Lake District. Will seriously consider again for our next Lake District visit.

    Glad you had a good stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fab holiday lodge, this was our second visit and it has been really well updated."

    The kitchen, living room and bathroom are excellent. Everything was spotlessly clean. Great location.

    Thank you for the feedback. Since we took ownership of Glaramara we have made lots of upgrades to the property, so it is good to know that they have been noticed. This year we painted the outside and we are looking at new windows in the next 12 months. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Dec 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Glaramara, it was perfect for me and my 2 spaniels."

    So cozy and lovely walks straight from the door. We didn’t want to leave! I’ve come home and booked in again for May

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are pleased you have had a wonderful stay and look forward to welcoming you back in May. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2022

  • "Cabin is lovley, well maintained and well equipped."

    You can hear the road noise, but it's not intrusive. Could do with a bigger TV. Owner was very responsive when we had an issue with the shower. There's a trick to it! Was a great Christmas get away.

    Glad that you enjoyed your stay, and that we were able to sort out the shower issue! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great Location- perfect for Keswick and access to south lakes and West Coast- Great Cabin with everything you need- Great for our Cocker Spanial, no issues walking him around site on a lead at night-- Very clean and tidy- Good clear intructions about everything- good heating system."

    Bonus, it had Netfix- Was not keen on the bed, but thats us, not into memory foam. Would definately recommend and book again.

    Thank you for your wonderful review, we are pleased to hear you had an amazing time and look forward to welcoming you back soon. We have replaced the double bed mattress with an Eve delux memory foam and spring hybrid mattress. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Nov 2022

  • "All great a great stay at Burnside park once more"

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Nov 2022

  • "Located close to Keswick without being in the middle of town."

    A 15 -20 minute footpath walk in to town. However, when walking back at night, there is very little street lighting and non-existent at the roundabout on the A66. Advise to take a torch. There was some road noise, but it didn’t really spoil our stay, as we were out most of the time. If you wanted to sit out on a warm evening it might not be as peaceful as you would like. Property very well equipped. A cosy property and just right for the pair of us and two large dogs. Only downside for us was if the dogs needed to relieve themselves (even at 3am), it meant getting dressed, grabbing the torch and taking them up the lane, as there was no secure garden. When they did come back wet and muddy, we had the Mud Daddy with us and could hose them down outside before putting their drying towels on and giving them a good towel down on the decking, which was gated.

    We do put torches in the lodge; however, these prove to be very popular with guests, and don't always remain at the end of each stay. The area is quite dark around the cabin, as it is out of town. As you say the decking has a gate which provides a secure area. The grounds are communal, but dogs can be walked round them, and many do their business happily within the grounds, but will need supervising. The lodge park is conveniently situated just off the A66, so yes there is some road noise at times. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Oct 2022

  • "Cosy lodge in easy dog walking distance of Fitz park and town centre."

    Wonderful view of Latrigg. All facilities in good working order although bed a little hard. Pheasant pub is just beyond the roundabout and serves excellent food and ale. Love watching the sheep and cattle in the field.

    We have just replaced the mattress with an Eve Delux hybrid spring and memory foam mattress. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Oct 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed stay."

    Simple comfort. All that was required. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay and we look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fred5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great lodge, all the facilities you could need, clean and tidy, ideally located for exploring the national park."

    Thank you for your feedback. It's a great place to explore from - both on foot and by car! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Sep 2022

  • "Glamara is a lovely property yes near the A66 but did not bother us one little bit."

    It's also an absolute sun trap as well as a fantastic base to work from . Beautiful view every morning. Comfy bed. Loved it will book it again

    Thank you for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed some Cumbrian sun. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful"

    Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fahad4.7Jun 2022

  • "This is the second time I have sayed at glaramara and sadly it seems to have deteriorated within a year."

    The bed linen in the twin room smelt stale like it had been left in the washing machine too long and the room had a urine/sicky smell which reminded me of an old people's home .I appreciate it is a pet friendly lodge but the whole place did not smell fresh and didn't feel very clean which was very off putting.there was dog hair around and underneath the double bed .the towels in the double room were also hard and crispy . My first stay a year ago was lovely however we left feeling rather disappointed on this occasion and it is unlikely we will book again.

    I am sorry that you found Glaramara had deteriorated. The beds including mattresses in the twin room were replaced less than 4 weeks ago. Perhaps there was a new mattress smell - although we were staying at the time and didn’t notice anything? We deep cleaned the lodge before Easter including under all the beds. Our cleaner has worked for us for a long time and our feedback is normally really positive.Edit 3/6/2022 The cleaner and I inspected the twin room and there was no sign of any staining and we couldn’t detect any unpleasant smells. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Belinda3.4May 2022

  • "Beds and couches a little tired."

    Thank you for your feedback which we have passed across to the owner to look into further. We hope this will not deter you from returning and we look forward to welcoming you back. From the owner:- The twin beds were brand new at the start of May 2022. The sofas were replaced at the end of August 2022. The master bed and mattress replaced Jan 2024 Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek3.4May 2022

  • "Just got back from a lovely week, the location was very good for walks from the door and an easy walk into Keswick!"

    The lodge was excellent with beautiful views from the balcony, it was spotlessly clean and comfortable with all amenities included which added to our amazing stay! Will definitely return in the future as we have so much more to explore!

    Glad you had a great stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Top gaf, make sure you walk round derwent water with your dog, eat at the pheasant over the road it’s top"

    Thanks for the feedback. The walk around Derwent water is great - and if that feels too far, the number 78 open top bus or the Kewick launch are great for the return journey from Lodore. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kieron5.0Apr 2022

  • "Couldn't fault it at all excellent ."

    Would stay again

    Glad you had a good stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wayne4.7Feb 2022

  • "We have just returned from a 7 night stay at Glaramara."

    The lodge is in a lovely position with views from the rear decking and although site is close to the main busy A66 and roundabout you don’t really notice or hear the traffic. Few minutes walk into town and well worth it as street parking was a problem as busy. The lodge is very well equipped with everything you could need and comfortable and warm. Our only criticism would be to replace the tube bedroom and bathroom lighting to white light rather than yellow as a little dark to see. Also, I couldn’t find a comfortable pillow as they were all a little flat and lumpy. I would probably take my own for our future visit. Other than that lovely holiday accommodation. Many Thanks!

    Thank you for your feedback. We hadn't intended replacing the lights, but we will have another look at them. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith4.4Feb 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at Glaramara, was everything we were expecting and the surroundings were beautiful, would highly recommend."

    The only downside was the constant reminder I kept getting via email of everything we needed to do before we left such as take bedding off, hoover, no pots to be left out, no sign of dog hair etc the list was endless so we felt like we had to leave a day early so we could spend a good couple of hours cleaning which we did cutting out holiday short. I’m all for having a good clear up before I leave but I’ve never had so many demands when stopping anywhere previously. We have 2 dogs who also loved it but to say there can be no sign of dogs once we have left is crazy, surely that’s what cleaners are for.

    All we ask is for guests to leave the property as they find it. Requests to strip beds and wipe down surfaces are to minimise C-19 risks for our cleaners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie4.7Nov 2021

  • "Glaramara is a wonderful, warm, clean, comfortable lodge with excellent amenities."

    In a quiet location with great view from the patio and only a short distance from the lovely town of Keswick. Had a brilliant 5 night stay here (despite the weather!) and would definitely recommend. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback. If only we could fix the weather! Glad you still managed to enjoy your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2021

  • "Loved the lodge great location and everything we needed for a great staycation ..."

    Loved the lodge great location and everything we needed for a great staycation Unfortunately let down by lack of any communication from Lake District lodge holidays on the deposit refund which we still await several weeks after our stay despite leaving the lodge spotless

    Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted to hear of how much you enjoyed your stay. Nothing your comments on your outstanding security deposit, we have emailed you directly regarding this and we hope this clears it up for you. We are sorry you felt the need to place the comment on the feedback but we do hope if you wish to discuss anything further, you will get in touch with us directly. Glaramara is a wonderful lodge in a great location and is definitely worth another visit in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Jul 2021

  • "We've stayed at Glaramara twice before and have always been very happy with the lodge and the location."

    Unfortunately this time 2 weeks after we completed our holiday I am still waiting for a refund of the housing bond. We left the lodge immaculate and even offered to pay for the plastic fish slice which snapped. It was already very worn and we only used it once before it broke. I waited on the telephone last week for some time before I was told the refund would be in my account mon/tues. Yet again I waited 10 minutes on the phone earlier and gave up when nobody answered. Due to us enthusing about the property 2 sets of friends have booked Glaramara and we have another week booked in September. If I am going to have to beg for my refund each time I go there I will certainly not be booking any holidays there in the future and shall inform friends about the difficulty in getting our money back.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Apr 2021

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This property is part of the Lake District Lodge Holidays collection.
From the moment you arrive in the Lake District there is a huge choice of activities and things to see as you take in Britain’s latest World Heritage Site – it’s the only National Park to be recognised for such status.

Summary

  • Glaramara is accessed by 5 steps
  • The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x King sized bed, dressing table plus wardrobe and storage, 1 x twin beds with a small dressing table and wardrobe
  • House Shower room with double width electric thermostatic shower, sink, toilet and electric towel rail, shaving point
  • Open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, feature fire surround with log effect electric fire, a 2 and 3 seater fabric sofa, nest of tables, dining table with 4 chairs, fully fitted kitchen
  • Electric heating
  • Ceramic hob and electric oven, fridge microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, electric fire
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels incl in rent (please bring your own leisure towels)
  • A travel cot is provided in the lodge for you to put up (please bring your own cot bedding)
  • Off-road parking for two cars by the side of the lodge
  • Private decking with outdoor furniture
  • Two dogs welcome
  • Please note, charging of electric vehicles is not permitted in this lodge, The nearest charging point can be found at Booths Supermarket in Windermere
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Note: Please do not use disposable BBq's on the wooden deck
  • Note: Glaramara Lodge has its own fast broadband connection that should be suitable for streaming services, bookings cannot be accepted if they are solely reliant on the provision of uninterrupted and unlimited Wi-Fi and we are not held responsible or liable for loss of connection
  • The property is within easy reach of plenty of quaint towns and bustling cities due to its convenient location near the A66 road

The property

Glaramara is a traditional pine lodge situated at the popular Burnside Park on the outskirts of Keswick.

It has a lovely position with views across open fields.

The lodge is ideal for a couple or family and welcomes two dogs.

Perfect for a relaxing break with all the comforts and conveniences of home!

The open plan kitchen, diner and living room ensure that you can spend that quality time together, whilst preparing dinner or watching a movie.

The living room has everything you need for a cosy night in with log effect electric fire a three and two- seater fabric sofa and table nest – perfect for placing your morning coffee or afternoon tea.

The dining table comfortably seats four and the fitted kitchen ensures cooking for your party is a breeze.

At the end of a day on the fells retreat to one of the two bedrooms Rivendell Lodge has to offer, the first being a King sized bedroom with a dressing table, wardrobe and storage so you can make yourself at home, the second bedroom has full size twin beds with a small dressing table and wardrobe.

Just off from the bedrooms you have the family shower room featuring a double width electric shower, sink, toilet and electric towel rail.

If the weather permits the decking area to the side of the lodge offers far reaching views across the fields and up onto the fells, it is the perfect place to sit with your morning coffee and soak up the countryside atmosphere.

Burnside Park is a development of traditional pine log cabins located on the outskirts of Keswick and just a short 10/15 minute walk from the town centre.

Keswick is the capital of the north Lakes where you will find many fabulous shops, bars, restaurants, a cinema, theatre and a wide variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Derwentwater is a short distance away.

There is a Pub with restaurant and an American diner (serving breakfasts) just 5 minutes walk away.

You can walk up Latrigg Fell from the lodge door.

Burnside Park is located at the foot of Latrigg and Skiddaw in landscaped gardens with streams running through and has magnificent views across to the fells.

You'll be spoilt for choice of things to do walking from your own doorstep.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

KESWICK

Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

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Glaramara is accessed by 5 steps. The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level.

A travel cot will fit in the master bedroom only and one is provided for you. Please bring your own highchair as one is not provided.

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property.

Please note, charging of electric vehicles is not permitted in this lodge. The nearest charging point can be found at Booths Supermarket in Windermere.

Due to the property location, some associated road noise may be heard

Subject to Burnside Park rules:
Hen or stag parties are not permitted.

Glaramara has its own fast broadband connection that should be suitable for streaming services, code found on router. Bookings cannot be accepted if they are solely reliant on the provision of uninterrupted and unlimited Wi-Fi and we are not held responsible or liable for loss of connection.