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Squirrels Leap

(Ref. 1074175)

Number 29, Burnside Park near Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely well equipped and comfortable lodge in a great location."

    Thank you Peter The lodge is in such a lovely spot!! All you need for a peaceful stay!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a great time at Squirrels leap, and have rebooked for July 24, for our ..."

    We had a great time at Squirrels leap, and have rebooked for July 24, for our anniversary, we can see you have started to make improvements, so whatever you do can only make an already great place only better, thank you for your gifts

    Hi Clive. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Squirrels Leap. Lots of improvements being planned for 2024/2025!! The lodge is in a perfect location with beautiful scenery! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive4.7Dec 2023

  • "We LOVED our stay; cosy with fantastic views of the Skiddaw mountain range & the lovely little fell Latrigg which we were luck enough to see sunrise from one morning."

    The bird feeder outside is great to sit and watch on a cosy morning once topped up with seed. Sitting with out coffee, we got visited by nuthatches, robins, wood pigeons and lots of variety of tit! I’ve even come home & purchased a bird feeder :) Our only suggestion is that a new mattress is provided as the current one is very worn and did hurt my partners back after 7 nights in it. Other than that, would highly recommend. We’ll be booking again for next year!!! Dani x

    Hi Dani Thank you for your feedback. It’s very difficult to choose the correct type of mattress to suit every guest. Part of our continuous improvement plan is to look at purchasing a new bed.. Watch this space!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danielle4.7Dec 2023

  • "It's a fantastic lodge, clean, tidy, warm and cozy."

    The views are fabulous, the location is within walking distance to Keswick Town centre, and there is a great pub just over the road. A cafe sits opposite the pub if you need breakfast. As a base for walking you have many options and the lake district is a beautiful place to explore. The owners are really attentive and helpful if you have any issues. I would wholeheartedly recommend this lodge to family, friends and anyone else.

    Thank you for your feedback Hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Nov 2023

  • "Clean, comfortable, plenty of space for two people and two dogs."

    Well equipped. Fantastic views from the lounge and veranda. Easy parking for one car. Perfect location just outside Keswick, very quiet even on bonfire night. I loved my stay here and am already looking to book again in the spring 2024

    Thanks for your positive feedback John. Squirrels Leap is an amazing place to stay!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2023

  • "The lodge is one of the best accommodation we have stayed in."

    Clean , comfortable with everything you would need for a self catering holiday. The lodge is in a lovely position on the site . Nice quiet site and only 10 minutes walk into Keswick. Great communication from Lucy and a much appreciated welcome gift, thanks

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. The lodge has the best location and views on on site. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely lodge, in the ideal spot on this park."

    Nestled at the back, it is away from any road noise or passing traffic, making for a restful and tranquil holiday. The views are amazing, and the location of the park is excellent in relation to the town centre and amenities in Keswick. We would definitely recommend this and look forward to returning in the future.

    Thank you for your feedback. The lodge is located in a fabulous spot! Glad you enjoyed your time at Squirrels Leap. See you soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2023

  • "We spent a lovely week at Squirrel's Leap."

    The lodge is well equipped (including all the kitchen equipment you might need) and was exceptionally clean. The lodge is also particularly well located as it is at the edge of the park with an excellent view of Skiddaw (some of the other lodges are located behind each other and therefore, you would be looking at the front / back of a neighbouring lodge). The park is quiet with a short walk (15 minutes) into the heart of Keswick. We will certainly stay at Squirrel's Leap again.

    Amazing review!! Thank you. We love our little lodge and glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "Congratulations!"

    A lovely cabin with the most fantastic view. I have never had so much storage in the bedroom of a self-catering property or a hotel. Very well equipped and lots of extras from the welcome chocolates and wine to a decent radio and even a garlic press! The site has beautifully mown grass looking better than my lawns. Very quiet, even with 3 of my grandchildren in another cabin. Keypad so much better those sharing a cabin with only one key! Very likely to return, but do wish bookings were Sat to Sat.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. The lodge is just amazing!! Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Jul 2023

  • "Following a 'holiday from HELL' experience and a bad couple of weeks, we needed a lovely break and this was it, an absolute gem, the lodge was lovely and clean and the views were far better than expected."

    The facilities and equipment supplied were first class. Even with the poor weather we still had a wonderful break, plenty to do including steam boat rides, a steam railway journey and national trust properties the scenery was just breath taking where ever you went. To summarize, a truly remarkable lodge in a lovely area, the owners should be really pleased providing such a truly wonderful accommodation in a lovely area. A big thank you.. we will DEFINITELY return, unfortunately I have to mention that we highly recommend this lodge for a truly wonderful break, enjoying the peace and quiet with stunning views and lots of wild birds !!

    Hi Robert, thank you for this wonderful review!! We hope to see you soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cabin was beautiful, the views are priceless!"

    It had everything we needed ! It was immaculate! Can’t fault anything ! It’s a home from home !

    Hi Zoe Thank you for your feedback. The lodge is truly amazing! Hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0May 2023

  • "Our second stay here."

    We love this cosy lodge with exceptional views. Very handy location for walks from the doorstep as well as road links to all parts of the National Park. The site itself is very tidy and peaceful.

    Many thanks for your feedback. The lodge is amazing, we hope to see you soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful clean lodge in a beautiful setting"

    Thankyou for your feedback. Squirrels Leap is an amazing place to stay. The views from the lodge are spectacular! Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Feb 2023

  • "The property was clean and comfortable with lovely views."

    It was also well equipped with usb connection points.The site was well maintained and close to local amenities. It had a lovely relaxing atmosphere, We will definitely be visiting again.

    Hi Cameron Thank you for your positive feedback. Squirrels Leap is such a lovely little lodge and convenient for trips into Keswick! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cameron5.0Feb 2023

  • "Perfect cabin!"

    Waking up to Skiddaw each morning was a highlight, this place really is in an outstanding position in the park. So cosy & warm, everything you need for a homely stay! Location is probably the best that I’ve stayed in, in the Lakes as Keswick was a very short walk, my favourites fells & Lakes on the doorstep (Skiddaw range, Derwent water, Bassenthwaite). So many amenities nearby with the town, and a lovely little pub on the doorstep. Spacious & immaculate cabin, comfy bed & perfect for pet pooch, who didn’t want to get in the car to leave! Cabin facilities were spot on & lovely cosy decor. Highly recommend this little gem, especially if you enjoy getting out on the fells. Can’t wait to stay again!

    Fabulous!!! We appreciate your comments. Squirrels Leap is an amazing little lodge. Hope to see you again. X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Dec 2022

  • "A great dog friendly, clean and well equipped property in an excellent location."

    Just what we needed for a week away. Thank you.

    Thanks very much for your feedback. Hope to see you again!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2022

  • "We have stayed 3 times at burnside lodges and they are all lovely but the squirrels leap has the best view."

    Amazing lodge.Lovely hosts. thanks

    Hi Liz Many Thanks for your positive feedback. We agree that Squirrels Leap is just amazing!! Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2022

  • "This was a lovely holiday from start to finish, the lodge was very clean and comfortable, with all the facilities we needed."

    The location is perfect, a quiet site with amazing views of the mountains from the living and room and decking area. A short walk into Keswick, around 10 minutes and a variety of pubs, restaurants, cafes and takeaways, An excellent pub near the site if you don't want to walk into town. Overall a great holiday and we will definitely be going back, the dog loved it too with many good walks straight from the cabin, no need to drive!

    What lovely feedback Linda!! I am glad you all enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon!! X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2022

  • "Super property in a super location."

    Excellent spot for touring the lakes.

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

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "A cosy, comfortable and well equipped lodge in a beautiful location."

    The view from the veranda was stunning, we spent some lovely time out there sat watching the birds and paragliders and just relaxing. Just being a short walk from Keswick centre was ideal. We will certainly be returning. Thank you

    Hi Mary Thanks for your lovely message. The lodge is in such a beautiful location! Hope to see you soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2022

  • "Cleanliness was amazing!"

    Well done to the cleaner

    Thanks very much!! I will forward your comments to our cleaners. Appreciate the feedback!! See you in December!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2022

  • "The location is fantastic with amazing views of the mountains."

    It was so peaceful (apart from the nesting Ravens lol). The balcony has been changed since our last visit, so it's now completely enclosed for the dog which is really good. The only negative feedback I can give is that the bed isn't particularly comfortable. The prosecco and chocolate on arrival was a lovely touch.

    I am pleased you have enjoyed your stay at Squirrels Leap. I am sorry to hear the bed was uncomfortable for you. The mattress that was purchased was a medium with a topper. I am sorry you felt that this mattress was not to your liking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful lodge in a fabulous location - extremely clean infact immaculate and well cared for."

    The weather was not that good when we were there but I could imagine if it was hot it could be unbearable in the lodge - maybe the a fan would be a welcome addition for those rare hot days

    Thanks for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful property in a stunning location."

    The views are spectacular. The lodge has everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay and the owners are friendly and attentive if you need anything at all. We loved our stay and will most definitely be returning. Thank you!

    Thanks very much, hope to see you soon!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jemma5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely lodge with beautiful views and equipped with everything you need."

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely property with everything we needed."

    Hi Keith, thanks very much for your great feedback. Hope you visit again!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2022

  • "Perfect little getaway."

    Ideally located. Everything we needed, provided. You won't be disappointed.

    Hi Melanie, thanks for your feedback. What could we do to make the lodge more comfortable? We are always looking for improvement!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay just what we needed after a stressful last couple of years, Amazing views and great having nature as your neighbours ."

    .sheep,pheasants and various birds but sadly no leaping squirrels so once again thanks Lucy x

    Thanks very much for your feedback, hope to see you soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Apr 2022

  • "Our stay was a true delight ."

    Beautifully clean and equipped. Great views. Would stay again.

    Hi Paul, thank you for your feedback. It’s great to hear Squirrels Leap met your expectations. Hope to see you soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cabin was warm, welcoming and immaculately clean."

    Well equipped kitchen in which to prepare an evening meal. Comfortable lounge, enjoyed relaxing with a glass of wine and listening to the radio. Good night's sleep in a very comfortable bed. Lovely hot shower. Breakfast on the veranda feeding the birds and looking out on a snow capped skiddaw was restorative. Easy walk into Keswick, plenty of café bars and places to eat. Fish and chips a must after a great day walking up Cat Bells. To conclude, a lovely place to stay. Thank you

    Hi Jane, we appreciate your positive feedback. Squirrels Leap truly is a place you can to relax and unwind, with the most fabulous views !! We hope to see you again. Lucy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2022

  • "Apartment was really well prepared, facilities were excellent and the lodge is ideally located."

    It's a shame we had to cut short of stay for personal reasons, but we will book again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2022

  • "Hand on Heart this property was so clean and well presented, and was furnished extremely generously."

    It stated dog friendly and we actually felt guilty bringing the dogs inside !! The views are fantastic and although you feel away from any hustle and bustle looking out on the adjacent farmland and classic Cumbria hills, only a short walk down the road we found a warm cosy pub and a few friendly faces, We look forward to coming back.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jan 2022

  • "The log cabin was exactly as described."

    The cleanliness was second to none and everything anyone would need for self catering was provided, even down to washing up liquid and soap in the bathroom. The location was excellent. After a couple of days we discovered an easier and better way to Keswick via the river about a 10 min walk. The Pheasant Inn is nearby and we visited twice while we were there, the food was excellent and we were allowed to take the dog! We spoke to the owners on a couple of occasions and they were very helpful and very friendly. We can highly recommend. Would we return, YES we certainly would.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. Our aim is to provide our guests with a warm and clean lodge with everything you need. Along with the most fabulous views of the mountains!!! Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jan 2022

  • "Cosy, comfortable cabin with everything you need for great stay."

    Lovely scenic location on park. Close to lovely walks and all Keswick has to offer. Lots of much appreciated extras. Excellent stay and friendly and helpful owners.

    Many thanks for your feedback. I am glad our lodge met your expectations. Hopefully see you again!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Dec 2021

  • "We walked 50 miles over 5 days and appreciated coming back to a cozy, well ..."

    We walked 50 miles over 5 days and appreciated coming back to a cozy, well equipped lodge where we can recharge and relax

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Nov 2021

  • "Delightful, homely, well equipped lodge with the most breathtaking of views."

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful surroundings, very comfortable and relaxing stay."

    Can't wait to return. Ideal location for exploring Keswick and surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Kerrie4.7Oct 2021

  • "The cabin was perfect, spotlessly clean and very comfortable."

    It is an ideal situation, peaceful and lovely views, but only about a 15minute walk into Keswick. The cabin had everything you would need for a holiday and a lovely bottle of wine to greet us. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic location."

    ...lodge was like a home from home. Amazing views over Skidaw and surrounding hills. A hosepipe would have been useful to clean our dogs when they got dirty..

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Sep 2021

  • "Amazing lodge, well equipped and with lovely views, thanks !"


    Reviewed by Marco4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely lodge that was perfect for 2 adults and 2 small dogs."

    Very clean and comfortable accomodation. The bath was a bonus to relax in. As was the gate on the veranda that kept our little dogs secure in the property whilst able to go in and out as they pleased. If like us you know you will have an issue keeping your pets off furniture I would advise dog owners to take 2 large throws to cover sofas and a dog crate for the bedroom. This way you can enjoy the holiday without risking any damage or mud to furniture. We covered everything. Location of accomodation to Keswick and surrounding lakes and attractions is great. Easy walk into Keswick for a chip supper. There is a lovely park in Keswick with a river for the evening stroll before bed. Overall a lovely stay...good communication with the person organising your stay. Only negative is the dishwasher was not emptied and therefore it took us ages to find the mugs.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2021

  • "The patio doors did not lock whihc was a bit unerving when we left the lodge and at night"

    This is dated feedback from July, issue was resolved by maintenance during guests stay, no further problems have been reported with door locks since, this is not an ongoing issue. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ellen3.8Jul 2021

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable lodge."

    Excellent location for walking into Keswick and getting around. Lovely outlook and very relaxing. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Jun 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.


  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom with Jack-and-Jill access to bathroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, slimline dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Netflix, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed patio with seating area
  • Two well-behaved dog's welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: This property will accept small infants, but guests will need to bring own mosses basket as travel cot not provided and won't fit in the bedroom
  • Note: The lodge is accessed via four steps and is then all on ground level
  • Note: The property is within easy reach of plenty of quaint towns and bustling cities due to its convenient location near the A66 road
  • Note: Please note that the charging of electric vehicles is not permitted at this lodge; the nearest charging point can be found at Booths Supermarket in Keswick
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

This charming pine lodge rests peacefully within Burnside Park on the leafy fringes of Keswick in the beautiful Lake District.

With panoramic views of the Lakeland fells and positioned just a stone's throw away from the town centre, Squirrels Leap makes the perfect spot for a holiday with your better half.

Enjoy the luxuries of this lodge from the moment you step inside, turn on the electric fire in the living room and drink in those countryside views from your patio windows as you rest on one of the sofas.

You may have travelled far and wide to visit this delightful part of the UK, so a glass of wine and time to relax might be just what you need when you arrive.

You can rustle up a lovely meal in the kitchen, which has an electric oven and hob as well as a slimline dishwasher, so you don't have to worry about the washing up afterwards - what a delight!

Catch your rest in the double bedroom once you've had a warm bath to soak your muscles or wake up to a refreshing shower in the morning instead, the Jack-and Jill bathroom has both.

If you love the great outdoors, you will be thrilled to find that the grounds of the lodge are at the foot of Skiddaw and Latrigg fells, and you can even enjoy nature right from your patio where there is a seating area for you to relish a balmy summer's evening.

Keswick has plenty of amenities close by including shops, pubs, its famous Theatre by the Lake and a cinema for those rainier days.

The charming Derwentwater lies to the south of the town and can be accessed via well-maintained footpaths.

There are many easy ‘miles without stiles’ walking routes you can take in the area, as well as many challenging hikes over high peaks.

For those who enjoy skiing, the Lake District Ski Club is just over 6 miles away situated near the top of one of England’s highest mountains and has up to nine runs, the longest being almost a mile.

The wider area includes Scafell Pike, Grizedale and Windermere, each well worth a visit for something different and those who enjoy the coast can take a trip over to Whitehaven and St. Bees Head Heritage Coast.

Squirrels Leap provides a lovely break for you and your loved one.

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

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About the location


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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Squirrels Leap is accessed by 4 steps. The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level.

A travel cot and highchair are not provided. Please bring your own. A travel cot will not fit in the master bedroom and will have to be put up in the living area.

The outside deck is fully enclosed and gated.

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

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

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