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Ashton Lodge - Sherwood 4

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South Lakeland Leisure Village, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable lodge on a well maintained and peaceful site near lots of good places to visit."

    I would happily stay there again. Can also highly recommend Booths in Carnforth, very good supermarket?

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2024

  • "The complex was good and the location."

    The owner was able to get a highchair to us as requested. Unfortunately, the accommodation wasn't as clean as we had expected such as what looked like dog hair over the carpets and the outside areas needing to be cleaned before using. I felt we had to clean the living room area of accommodation again before letting my 5month old be on the floor.

    Reviewed by Hannah2.8May 2024

  • "The lodge could do with a good spring clean ,it was comfortable ,outside needs ..."

    The lodge could do with a good spring clean ,it was comfortable ,outside needs maintaining ,the cushions for the outdoor furniture had been left out in the rain , Dog muck on the decking Also ants in the kitchen and lounge , Needs more TLC

    Reviewed by Michelle2.8Apr 2024

  • "We were returning customers and will definitely be returning for a third time!"

    ! Loved it even with rain nearly every day, its a home away from home. Everything you need im a small space! Everything in walking distance!! Everything you may require in the lodge!! Thank you to the owner who always responds quickly to any communication sent weve had the best time and cant wait to return.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful property, very welcoming and had a wonderful stay over Christmas."

    Reviewed by Rachael4.4Dec 2023

  • "Very nice lodge, we love this site, stay 3 times a year as good base for the lakes and surrounding areas."

    Lovely welcome chocs and fiz and dog treats, thanks so much. A few points to mention; full cushions are needed for outside furniture as we did not want to sit on it without them. Hoover does not pick up, partner cleared it but the suction does not pick anything up from the floor, Kitchen bin is just too small for a family of 4 and a dog :)

    Reviewed by Stephanie3.8Aug 2023

  • "Actual place and rooms are lovely!"

    But the hoover doesn't work so when you want to clean it's quite a challenge, had to sweep everything with a dustpan and brush. Still, everything else is fab!

    Reviewed by Hannah4.1Aug 2023

  • "Very clean and comfortable."

    Had a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Tamsin5.0Aug 2023

  • "Recently spent a week at Ashton Lodge, this is our second visit in 6 months."

    We found everything to be very clean and welcoming and all the facilities we need, like home from home. It was lovely to get a visit from the owner, checking everything was okay armed with welcome gifts of Prosecco and biscuits, this was a lovely touch. Definitely recommend Ashton Lodge, will be staying again.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jun 2023

  • "After paying over £500 for a two night stay we were very disappointed with this lodge."

    Paying such a high price we expected luxury which it definitely was not. Many areas needed attention but it isn’t our job to notify the owner of them, I suggest they go and have a look for themselves. Also other reviews mention a welcome bottle of Prosecco and box of chocolates, all we got was a pack with 4 dishwasher tabs and 1 bin bag! Also annoying that the price dropped dramatically for further weekend stays in June which just makes you feel conned. Definitely would not stay again.

    I am disappointed to hear of your experience at the should have contacted Sykes or myself to resolve any issues while you were there.the price you paid was£450 not over £500.please let Sykes know regarding the issues Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda1.9Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful stay."

    Lovely lodge in a great leisure park. Place was spotless and the owners left a nice touch with a box of chocolates and prosecco. Only one small issue was the WiFi code they left on the card was incorrect. I had to go looking for the code under the TV.

    Thank you for your review. Sorry about the Wi-Fi code being incorrect, this was my fault. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirk5.0Mar 2023

  • "Spent Christmas and new year at the lodge."

    We were greeted with a lovely welcome-a table full of Christmas treats and the added bonus of a Christmas tree. Thank you so much to Liz and Steve, this was a lovely touch. We had everything we could possibly need for a relaxing Christmas break. Will definitely recommend and book again.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Did enjoy it, and the additional touches of artifical flowers and light up pantry were lovely."

    The towels were soft and fresh and the bed linen crisp and the kitchen and toilets clean, it was just the fact the carpets had not been hoovered and we found a sock and a cable, and crips underneath one of the beds , and the en suite toilet seat was not fixed in straight ( as related to Rodri when I phoned Sykes to let them know ) I had hoped there may have been a small shop on site, but that was not so, and we had not realised the resturant was closed on a Tuesday, - we did book in for Wednesday but can't say the food was tasty so we did not return there..

    Reviewed by Gilliane4.1Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Ashton Lodge."

    We found South Lakeland Leisure Park easily and it was a good base to explore the area. We were impressed by the beautiful grounds. The property owner kindly dropped by and brought us chocs and wine and treats for our dog and recommended places to go. We particularly liked nearby Arnside and Longland's Hotel for Sunday lunch. We found the lodge to be spotlessly clean, beautifully presented and comfortable with plenty of storage. We were really happy to find that the outdoor area was fenced in which made it dog friendly and the paths and grounds well maintained for walking. The park is very near the motorway and so you can hear it but it didn't take away from the beauty of the place and of course made it handy. The bar and restaurant is a nice spot though booked out when we wanted to go and the food looked good. The only negative I can think of is that we couldn't find any bins nearby to dispose of our rubbish. Had a great stay and loved the area - highly recommend. Thank you

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Sep 2022

  • "The lodge itself was lovely but the thing that let it down was the cleanliness of the communal kitchen/living space."

    As a pet friendly lodge it is expected that that will be some remains of previous guests pets but in this scenario it was as if the carpets had not been hoovered and when I hoovered myself I filled the hoover twice with dog hair.

    Reviewed by Joshua2.8Aug 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay i would recommend it to all my friends"

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Aug 2022

  • "Overall I enjoyed staying here."

    Everything was good and tidy and the chocolates that were given to us it was very nice and welcoming. One thing I would say to improve is that when I open the windows in the night all the spiders come so that was the only down side. But everything else was good. Thank you

    Reviewed by Shofiqul4.1Aug 2022

  • "This lodge is ideal for anyone with pets and children."

    It’s in a great area for driving to various activities/sight seeing. The site doesn’t have as much for children, but they loved going on walks and out on their bikes. The lodge has great facilities and all in good working order. The owner popped over to greet us and went over and above to welcome us, offer advice on the area etc. We would recommend this to any families with a dog, there were a few local restaurants who welcomed dogs too. Thank you for a lovely week stay!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2022

  • "The lodge was so nice, and it was a lovely size."

    The location was perfect, nice and quiet and not to far from the complex. We had a few drinks at the pub on site but there was no food service for 3 days. We did however manager to get breakfast the last morning and it was lovely. Me, my husband and son went swimming whilst there. It was £20 for the 3 of us. The only disappointment was the fridge not working properly. We had seen a previous review about the fridge not working properly so presumed that would have been rectified before we came how ever we soon discovered it hadn't been. We arrived on the Friday and had bought some shopping to go in the fridge, on the Saturday morning we discovered that things weren't as cold as they should be. We moved things around and decided to leave it and see if things improved. By the Sunday morning we realised that we needed to contact someone as the food wasnt cold. We spoke to Sykes who contacted the owner who came out straight away. He gave my son chocolate and our dog teddy some treats. He mentioned that he had spoken to his heating engineer who said there was a blockage of ice at the back of the fridge and his plan was to come the next day with his son and try and sort the problem. He had brought a new replacement fridge that we put in the living room. This was smaller than the original fridge so some of our food wouldn't fit. Due to the original fridge not working properly some of the food had to be binned, we had bought fresh meat and fruit. The next day the owner and his son came back, they took out the fridge and tried to melt the ice blockage using a hair dryer. This didn't work! The owner asked could we leave the fridge/ freezer off for 24 hrs to see if that helped, this wasnt ideal as it was an inconvenience. I had some food in the freezer but the owner said that should be OK as food takes a while to defrost. By 11pm the same night I had to turn the fridge/ freezer back on as the freezer was defrosting. I had ice, lolly ices and Pizzas in the freezer. It was the 1st day of the heat wave so I think that may be why it was defrosting so quick. In all fairness to the owner he tried to rectify the problem and he ended up ordering a new fridge however it couldn't be fitted till after we left. This was disappointing as it had been an inconvenience of our stay. Due to the other fridge being smaller it meant we had to shop more as there wasn't enough room to get food in at once. This would not deter me staying in the lodge again and I am already looking at dates we can go again.

    Thank you for your comments.I am please to tell you the NEW fridge is working wonderful. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise3.8Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful lodge!"

    Very very clean, plenty of space in all rooms, was like a posh hotel suite! Owner popped round on our first morning to drop off a bottle of prosecco & large box of chocs for us, gave our girls a large bag of sweets & even gave our dog a bag of dental chews! Very thoughtful of them & made us feel very welcome in their property. Would thoroughly recommend this lodge to anyone staying in that area!

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at Ashton Lodge!"

    Stayed for 10 nights and it really felt like home. Beautiful decor, Smart tvs, comfy beds, fantastic kitchen and lots of space for our 4 month old baby and rather large dog. The owner was really kind and helpful- we will definitely be booking again. Thankyou to everyone on site as well who made us feel really welcome in the pub and restaurant.

    Thank you for your kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leanna5.0Mar 2022

  • "Really brilliant accomodation, lovely site and great access to coast and Lake District."

    Reviewed by Melvyn5.0Mar 2022

  • "Cleaning in between the shower gap was very dirty."

    carpet was away from gripper which could be a trip hazard. Fridge was not working properly but did not realise this till quite late on in our stay as meat and milk had gone off. But apart from that we had a great week and would def stay again we do have pictures of the bits we were talking about and would be happy to share these if required by the owners.

    Reviewed by Jason4.1Feb 2022

  • "Found it difficult to find our cabin."

    Easy to get lost. Could be better signposted. Recycling non existent.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Nov 2021

  • "Stayed 4 nights excellent site and accommodation didn't use any of the onsite facilities."

    Accommodation was spotless warm and had everything we needed for our stay. Would certainly book again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2021

  • "The hoover was very poor at picking things up."

    Some of the doors don't close properly (not a major issue tho). Excellent property. Excellent location.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Oct 2021

  • "We are just back from a weeks stay at Ashton Lodge and we had a great time."

    The lodge was exactly what we expected, clean with plenty space for a family of 4, the kids loved a room Each. Quiet site with lovely pub/restaurant onsite. Good base to explore the lakes and even took a day trip To Blackpool. Great to have WiFi, smart tv etc in the lodge as the mobile signal isn’t the best. We even had a visit from the owner as he wanted to check out the couple of areas that had negative reviews prior to us arriving. He was a Nice guy and brought us a bottle of Prosecco and a nice biscuit selection as the cleaner had ran out, even recommended a couple of places to go. All in all a great stay for a quiet family week away and the weather was great for October. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "Two of the bedroom doors wouldn't close fully and an umbrella to go with the outside seating would be useful."

    Other than that this was our first stay in a lodge and we were pleasantly surprised with the site which was clean and quiet and we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Marilyn4.7Sep 2021

  • "It was a lovely place, but with a dog I didn’t expect a broom to clean up."

    When you have a hairy dog you need a Hoover. If we was told there was no hoover or iron I would have bought our own. We was told when we got there they had removed them until Jan/Feb. Plus the dog bins were few and far between. The main bins were also removed because of covid, don’t see why and put right near reception, so you had to walk far to get rid of rubbish.

    Reviewed by Michael3.4Sep 2021

  • "Had a lovely week in this lodge, just a few minor issues."

    You cannot drive to the lodge on arrival as there is a barrier, upon enquiring at the reception you are not given a map but told to take a photo of it which is stuck to the window and then you go to the lodge to collect the lodge key which has a fob on it which opens the barrier - so you go back to the reception area to collect your car and drive back, it isn't very far to the Sherwood area just a 5 minute walk. Incidentally unlike most other lodges on the park no 4 Sherwood has no sign on it which confused us at the start but if you find no. 3 follow the bend to the left and it's the green lodge there! The lodge has parking for 2 cars next to it and the decking is good with furniture so you can sit out and it is secure if you have your dog with you. Whilst we were there part of the decking on the front was replaced with glass panels which look nicer. Inside the fixtures and fittings all look new, there is a washing machine and a dishwasher and the bathroom & ensuite are a good size. The kitchen has a tall fridge/freezer and a big pantry which was really useful for storing food, however there was limited utensils, dishes etc so may be difficult if you are trying to cook for 6 people & there is also only 4 chairs at the table! The 2 bedrooms at the rear of the lodge have doors that do not shut properly as they are not fitted correctly. At the time of booking & I have double checked the listing before I wrote this, the information refers to taking advantage & having access to onsite facilities including the pool gym etc , however bookings through Sykes do not include passes which you have to purchase separately which are very expensive in my opinion, for 2 adults over 16 it costs £17 for a day pass, £45 for 3 days and £95 for a week, for a family of 2 adults & 2 kids it is £20/£56/£120 which I think is very expensive - but the listing should make it clear this is at an additional charge. We had drinks sat outside the restaurant but didn't dine there, if you have a dog there is a lovely pub called the Canal Turn in Carnforth but I would recommend you book first if you wish to sit inside although there are plenty of tables outside. Nearby are a Tesco/Booths & Aldi and the site is not far from Morecambe Bay or the Lake district. Nice quiet park even though it was the main summer holidays, would visit again though would choose a different lodge.

    Reviewed by Nicola3.8Aug 2021

  • "We have just returned home after a 2 night fabulous stay at Ashton Lodge."

    The lodge and furnishings were brand new, the site was really clean and quiet. There were 6 of us and a dog and there was plenty of room as there is decking to the front and side of the lodge. Steve was really helpful with a few questions I had and suggested a great local place to walk the dog. Overall a wonderful stay, would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jul 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (2'6") with Smart TV, 1 x twin with Smart TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Decking with furniture
  • Access to on-site shared swimming pool and jacuzzi payable directly
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles
  • Note: Guests have access to a range of on-site facilities, including a heated indoor swimming pool, restaurant, gym, café, and fishing; please arrange activities at reception. Please note: Use of the on-site swimming pool and gym facilities are at an additional cost, please speak to the reception team on-site for further details

The property

Perched on the idyllic South Lakeland Leisure Village on the border of the southern Lake District, is this charming Scandinavian lodge, Ashton Lodge.

All-ground-floor and sleeping up to six guests, Ashton Lodge is perfect for a family getaway to the Lakes with its tasteful décor, generous off-road parking and variety of on-site facilities available for guests to enjoy.

Be welcomed into the spacious open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area, where you can look forward to cosying up in front of the electric fire and flicking through your favourite channels on the Smart TV.

Cook up a storm in the fully functioning kitchen, whilst your guests await their meal at the dining table and discuss plans for the days ahead.

As the evening draws to a close, catch your rest in one of three beautifully decorated bedrooms, where you can choose from a king-size with TV and en-suite shower room, perfect for those looking for complete privacy, and two twin rooms with Smart TVs, ideal for those lazy Sunday mornings spent in bed.

Indulge in a refreshing shower after a long day of exploring, before joining your guests for drinks at the delightful outdoor dining table as you watch the world go by.

Take advantage of the on-site facilities available, including a bar and restaurant for those nights where you don’t feel like cooking, as well as a indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room and beauty therapy suite.

Explore your local surroundings and visit the nearby heritage site of Warton Old Rectory, where you can soak up the history of the 14th century ruins and its beautiful grounds.

Venture deeper into the Lake District, with a trip to Kendal, where you will find the remains of the once remarkable Kendal Castle, surrounded by glorious countryside views, or soak up the art at Abbot Hall, which is home to famous portraits by 18th century artist George Romney.

There is also the opportunity to get involved with wood carving and bushcraft at Woodmatters.

A getaway to Cumbria would not be complete without a stop at Windemere, renowned for its large lake where you can look forward to taking part in a variety of watersports, from kayaking to paddle-boarding.

Take a leisurely stroll up to the top of Queen Adelaide's Hill to enjoy superb views overlooking Lake Widemere and the Langdale Pikes in the distance.

For literary fans, you can visit the attraction of The World of Beatrix Potter, where you can expect interactive exhibits depicting the story of the writer and her links to Lakeland conservation.

Bring your family and friendly for a memorable stay in Cumbria at Ashton Lodge.

South Lakeland Lodges

A collection of superb lodges sitting on the South Lakeland Leisure Village, the South Lakeland Lodges provide a homely spot from which to explore Lancashire and beyond. Sitting on the border of the Southern Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, there's plenty of scenic excitement on its doorstep. Each holiday cottage offers its own contemporary-style, with open-plan living spaces making them wonderful for a relaxing evening indoors when you're not out exploring. Some of the cottages even benefit from their own hot tub, so you can spend your time relaxing in true luxury, or be sure to make the most of the facilities on-site, including an indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room and beauty spa, all perfect for a truly relaxing retreat. The area is also offers opportunities for golfing and fishing, making a great day out for quality time with your loved ones, or simply kick back and relax in the on-site restaurant, serving delicious food and a good choice of beverages, making the perfect way to celebrate your escape. Pack up a picnic and take a stroll around the scenic lake before heading out to discover nearby Carnforth where you can find a wider selection of amenities and eateries to choose from, as well as the Carnforth Station Heritage Centre, making a great trip for the keen train spotter. Morecambe Bay is well-worth a visit for beautiful, sandy beaches, where you can take a leisurely stroll along the promenade before stopping off in the West End Gardens. Slightly further afield you can reach Kendal, a bustling market town home to an array of cultural and historic wonders including the Quaker Tapestry Museum, the Kendal War Museum, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal Castle and much more to keep all ages and tastes entertained. The South Lakeland Lodges are the perfect holiday abodes from which to discover the coast and countryside of Lancashire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Carnforth 2 miles; Kendal 15 miles; Windermere 20 miles.

Set on a 43 acre site, the South Lakeland Leisure Village is situated just a couple of miles from Carnforth on the border of the Southern Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. This beautiful area combines superb countryside and a coast with a rich and fascinating history dating back to the Domesday Book. The ‘village’, which has been given 5 stars by Visit Britain and has been accredited with David Bellamy Gold conservation awards provide top quality accommodation in the form of Scandinavian log cabins built around a large lake in the centre. The main club, a former 17th century farmhouse, is home to the on-site bar and restaurant, The Water’s Edge, and the village provides top quality leisure facilities with an indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room and beauty therapy suite to name but a few. An excellent location, within easy driving distance of pretty villages, coastal resorts and the national parks of the Lakes and the Dales.

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Note: Additional charges are applicable for on-site facilities. Please contact the site office for further details.

Please be aware that there is a minimum of 3 nights stay at this property. Bookings for less than three nights, regrettably, will be cancelled.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas