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Doormouse Lodge

(Ref. 1049178)

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic holiday."

    The accommodation was lovely, everything catered for. Very spacious & clean lodge with all facilities needed to make a great stay.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2024

  • "The lodge was spotless upon arrival, had everything you needed to make your self ..."

    The lodge was spotless upon arrival, had everything you needed to make your self at home Great location Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Bradley5.0Jun 2024

  • "What a perfect lodge to stay in, clean and tidy, everything you would need is here."

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely clean van, main seating could be looked at though."

    Seating felt really low to sit down on and then you sank a little more once seated; customers with knee issues( like myself) found it hard to get up.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Oct 2023

  • "Stayed twice love this lodge very cosy and everything you need"

    Reviewed by Lyndsay5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely relaxing stay, in a comfortable lodge with great on site amenities and plenty of places to enjoy in the local area."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was our third visit to this lodge as we really like it."

    Everything you need for a lovely break. The weather let us down but still enjoyed ourselves.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Aug 2023

  • "Loved staying in this lodge was very comfortable and dog friendly had everything ..."

    Loved staying in this lodge was very comfortable and dog friendly had everything we needed and more would definitely recommend for a lovely peaceful place to stay

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lodge was lovely only fault double bedroom door doesn’t close."

    Not impressed with the restaurant or the swimming pool. Booked Sunday lunch then when we went…no roast left, husband went swimming and paid £25 for three and couldn’t use the steam room as it was out of use , should of been told that before having to pay .

    Unfortunately there was a leak from the bathroom which we were unaware of which swelled the woodwork. All repaired now. Glad you enjoyed the lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.4Jul 2023

  • "We had a fantastic, relaxing stay at Doormouse Lodge."

    It is spotlessly clean, very comfortable, everything you need and more. If you are looking for a peaceful relaxing place to stay then this is the place for you. we will definitely be back again. Thankyou xx

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful home from home lodge in gorgeous neutral colours, very clean and tidy, would recommend."

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent facilities, site and surroundings."

    We hope to come again as so peaceful and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful, well maintained, well equipped and comfortable lodge, set in lovely surroundings on a well maintained site."

    Will be back soon.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2023

  • "We had another fantastic week at Doormouse Lodge and will definitely return again."

    It's a home from home and we relax as soon as we arrive.

    Reviewed by Priscilla5.0May 2023

  • "Very nicely appointed chalet."

    Nice quiet park. First visit to this area and very impressed with selection of places to visit.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful Lodge on a lovely site."

    Spotlessly clean. Had a really relaxing stay with the family. Pub/Restaurant on site also excellent

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Doormouse having stayed there over Christmas and we were just as happy second time around."

    The property is so clean and cosy and it just feels like home to us all. We would certainly recommend this lodge to everyone, it won’t disappoint.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2023

  • "Another perfect stay at Doormouse."

    It has everything you need and more. So clean and the extra little touches just make it extra special. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Can’t wait to stay again

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2022

  • "We stayed in Doormouse over Christmas as we have family nearby."

    The property was decorated for Christmas when we arrived and there was a Christmas card and pressie for us on arrival which was lovely. The property was just perfect for the three of us and our doggy and being able to snuggle up in front of the fire while watching Christmas films was exactly what we wanted. We had everything we needed and plenty of room for us all. The place was spotless and the Wifi signal was amazing, it never dropped out once, which when you have a 6 year old who got devices galore for Christmas is a god send. We will definitely be booking here again!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2022

  • "One of the best properties we have used over the years."

    Spotlessly clean throughout, well equipped with everything you could need and very cosy as well as great location. Felt so at home with all the extra touches and good quality fixtures and furnishings. On site spa and pool also very good. Well done to the owner as this property is perfect. Would definitely return to dormouse lodge.

    Reviewed by Rhona5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely lodge, home from home."

    We really enjoyed our stay, a nice relaxing holiday and we would love to book again.

    Reviewed by Lyndsay5.0Oct 2022

  • "It was like being home from home."

    Wish we had booked another week. Came back wanting their comfy sofa & blinds in the living room and seriously thinking of buying one on our retirement

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at doormouse lodge, facilities were perfect and our little girl loved the little beach at the site."

    The owners were very helpful, and we did the canal walk, warton crag and morecambe bay as suggested in the guest book. The swimming pool was shut Sunday due to boiler issues at the gym but there is a pool in carnforth less then a mile away which was great.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had another lovely week in this lodge."

    Everything spotlessly clean and fully equipped. The only thing was the sofa was a bit tired and the blind on door wasn’t working but loved it. Have booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely 9 night stay at Doormouse Lodge during the heatwave."

    We found it to be well maintained, clean, comfortable with everything you need, there were plenty of little extras too. My daughters enjoyed playing the board games on the table outside on the warm evenings. The lodge is situated not too far from the complex and the Waters Edge Bar & Restaurant. There is a lovely outside seating area overlooking the lake and a small beach. We used the swimming pool/steam room twice. We found the staff to be very polite and helpful and the facilities were clean. There is no shop on site but Aldi and Booths are only a 5 minute drive away, there is also a Tesco nearby. The Red Luck Chinese takeaway, Sizzle-In and North Road Chippy in Carnforth were all good if you don't want to eat out or you don't want to cook and only 5 minute's away. The Smithy Inn do amazing, reasonably priced pub meals. The George Washington and Shovel Inn are also good with friendly service. All are very dog friendly. We visited Morcambe, Lancaster, Warton Crag, The Old Rectory, Leighton Moss Nature Reserve. All worth a visit. We also enjoyed a nice walk along the canal. The lodge is advertised with a barbecue but there wasn't one there, so we were a little disappointed. There is an iron and ironing board there, which was a nice surprise as they were not listed on the advertisement. We enjoyed our stay at Doormouse Lodge and would definitely return in the future. Thank you Justine for all your help.

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.1Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in Doormouse Lodge, well equipped, comfy, well positioned on the site."

    The owner was very helpful and great with communication. The only negative point was there was no play area for the children or open space for ball games or general run around. Weather was great so ventured out to many of the beautiful places the Lakes have to offer.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Aug 2022

  • "Loved our stay at doormouse lodge."

    Beautiful furnishings, comfy beds and just a lovely place. Weather was very hot so take an additional fan as the lodge can get very warm but we were in a heatwave. Lovely outside veranda secured with a gate which was great for our cocker spaniel who also absolutely loved his hols. Having access to my Netflix accounts via smart tv was an added bonus too. Maybe a slight improvement would be on Wi-Fi and parasol could be replaced as looking a bit tired with tears. Lovely site, excellent facilities with nice and friendly neighbours and people on site in general. Site is large and Has a lovely walk for the dog around the gorgeous lake and lodges , ideal on the evening to cool off. Only 5 mins drive to Carnforth which has an Aldi, Booths and Tesco for your self catering needs. Also plenty of takeaways such as “sizzle in”for amazing kebabs. 20 mins to Morecambe for a lovely walk along the promenade and great views of the unique coastline with mountain views and only 35 mins drive to the beautiful bowness on Windermere and Ambleside.. I have stayed in many caravans and sites over last 6 years and this was one of my favourite all round holidays. Thank you for such a lovely stay we would definitely return

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous stay, loved location and surrounding area, done as little or as much as we wanted."

    1 slight niggle is the wifi was atrocious and it should not be listed as a feature as we initially connected on 1st day but dropped out few hours later. Had to purchase additional data from our supplier for kids to hotspot us. However it did not detract from our holiday and we would certainly come back again

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2022

  • "Owner was very welcoming, we bumped into the owner as arrived on the park a little earlier than check in time."

    Accommodation was absolutely fantastic and great for our lab Oscar. The little touches in the Accommodation made it more homely. This Accommodation looked one of the best ones on the park, it is very well looked after. We spent most days out apart from the days that it rained. We will definitely be back again. Highly recommend to anyone looking to stay.

    Reviewed by Elishia5.0May 2022

  • "The lodge was beautiful, well maintained and very clean and comfortable."

    however, we were disappointed with the facilities, it would have been nice to have a small shop onsite (I don't drive), and the restaurant and bar closed at 7pm on the Sunday, and were closed all day (except for breakfast) on the Monday and Tuesday. Having said that, we would definitely visit again (or book another area on your site). Marian

    Reviewed by Marian4.4May 2022

  • "We had a great time!"

    The lodge was just as described, comfortable, clean & tidy with everything we needed. Loved watching the wildlife on the site, rabbits, ducks & I’m sure we saw an oyster catcher! The lodge isn’t far from the restaurant & bar. We hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely property, very tastfully decorated with lots of personal touches to make it feel very homely."

    Much cleaner than other properties that we have stayed in. The location is brilliant for visiting the Lake District with most popular destinations within 1 hours drive. I will definatly be returning for another break. The site itself is very clean and tidy.

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Apr 2022

  • "Dormouse lodge is like a home from home, very comfortable and tastefully decorated."

    There is a lovely en-suite bathroom with a shower and also a bigger bathroom with a bath. Everything you need is thought of and I would definitely recommend staying there. It is also set in a very nice leisure park by a lovely peaceful lake.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Apr 2022

  • "We found the property very clean, well equipped and in a great location for exploring the surrounding area, the lakes, Dale's and Lancashire."

    Great facilities in the park also. We met the owner upon arrival who was very welcoming. We wouldn't hesitate to book this property again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent throughout"

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely lodge in a great area."

    The lodge had great facilities. Felt very spacious and had some lovely home comforts. Nicely decorated throughout. Definately a property we would like to return too.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Dec 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and we would stay again when we go and visit family."

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Dec 2021

  • "Had a lovely 4days at this beautiful lodge."

    Pity weather wasn’t better to make use of outdoor seating but it is December ! Would love to return in better weather. Lodge had everything you could ask for, even a Christmas tree and decorations inside and out which made us feel very welcome. So clean and well kept. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2021

  • "Everything was perfect in the lodge"

    Reviewed by Mohammed5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fab little lodge, everything we needed, lovely and clean."

    The park has a nice bar area you can go in with dogs for food and drink when the weather isnt great and lovely seating area outside by the lake on good days which we were lucky to have. No shop on the park but there is an aldi a d tesco 1-2 miles up the road. You will definitely enjoy the lodge as its impossible not to, thank you Doormouse.

    Reviewed by Lynette4.1Oct 2021

  • "Very clean and comfortable lodge with all appliances even a hairdryer."

    Quiet location and pleasantly staffed at the restaurant. Would definitely visit again

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Sep 2021

  • "When we arrived what should have been the green in front had JCB and workers there were they laid bases for new lodges to go on."

    It was noisy and dusty over 3 days. The en-suite smelt musty and damp so I went and bought a bathroom air freshner to take away the smell. The decking on the front near the french doors is rotting and the kitchen units were lifting, there was a patch of water damage on the ceiling in the lounge near the kitchen. The property just needs some updating and thought it was too costly for what to expect. Over all we did have a great weeks holiday and the weather was glorious which helped but also a fan would have been helpful as it was far too hot inside. The restaurant and bar was brilliant and they could not do enough for you and were very helpful.

    Thank you taking the time to provide your feedback, we are sorry you had the disturbance from the JCB's, we ourselves were not aware of this prior to your arrival, the works are now completed an. Thank you for your suggestion of a fan, if only we had been contact we would have happily provided one for your stay, we have now added on in the property. We are really glad to hear that you did still enjoy your week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila4.1Jul 2021

  • "There was workmen outside at 8."

    30am on diggers building new lodges so the noise wasnt great if wanted to relax on the decking. Also a strange noise in the main bedroom coming from above the wardrobe sounded like something was nesting in the ceiling so couldnt sleep in that room

    Reviewed by Carla4.7Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful position clean and comfortable had all home comforts definitely return"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Amazing property lovely position We had issues with the wifi but the owner rang me and made sure it all got sorted."

    We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2021

  • "I would highly recommend this lodge."

    It was impeccably clean when we arrived, very comfortable sofa and beds. Everything you need for a self catering stay was provided and a few nice little extras too. Spacious living area and double bedroom. The whole site was very clean and friendly. The bar was offering a click and collect service for food which was very tasty!

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Apr 2021

  • "From Jim and Lyn."

    Very impressed by Doormouse Cottage. It was so clean and in such nice condition we initially thought it was new. Even with the very poor weather we still had an excellent walking holiday visiting the area and going down to Morcombe and around the Lakes. Coming back to such nice accomodation was just a bonus. Site facilities were very limited (due to C19) so we didn't get to try the bar and food and leisure facilities...... but that was due to the Covid restrictions. We would happily have another holiday at the site. Thanks.

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2020

  • "I loved the lodge and so dog friendly every thing was good would book again"

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Sep 2020

  • "The lodge was beautiful there is very little on the site the nearest shop is 2 miles away."

    The site only has a reception and a small restaurant. There is a fitness centre that we were unable to use. I understand why it is the lake district as it never stopped raining.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2020

  • "Due to current Covid and cleanliness I was slightly disappointed with the cleanliness in the fridge."

    The shelves in the fridge had food crumbs on them and a jar of fish sauce has been left in the fridge but it had spilled on to the shelf. Makes me wonder if the fridge had been checked at all. Otherwise a beautiful lodge and great location.

    Thank you for your comments. Customer feedback is very important to us The owner did leave any new and unopened items in the fridge for future guests but will no longer do this. They do adhere to strict Covid 19 cleaning guidelines that we set out on the website. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday and you commented in the visitor book that you would visit again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic location,more than pleased with accommodation,excellent,!"

    Just the break me and my two daughters wanted,would stay again next summer.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very pleased with the accommodation."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "Being able to still get away in the current climate and have a different yet enjoyable family holiday"

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV
  • Family bathroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living/kitchen/dining room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer, 2 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Private decking with furniture and a barbecue
  • On-site well-equipped gym, pool and beauty salon
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub/restaurant on site
  • Note: There are additional charges for use of the leisure facilities, please contact the site for further details

The property

Doormouse Lodge is a lovely Scandinavian, all-ground-floor lodge, nestled in the South Lakeland Leisure Village, just outside of Carnforth.

This spacious property is ideal for a small family or couple wanting to enjoy the convenience of the many on-site facilities, as well exploring the stunning countryside that surrounds the area, much of which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The lodge has a great open-plan living area, with a plush 4-seater sofa big enough for the whole group to settle onto and enjoy watching a show or film on the TV, while the electric fire fills the room with warmth.

The dining area has seating for four, where you can enjoy home-cooked meals, prepared in the well-equipped kitchen, with a fridge/freezer, handy microwave and electric oven.

The property has two bedrooms; a master double with a convenient en-suite shower room, and a twin room, ideal for younger guests and serviced by the family bathroom, so you can choose how you would prefer to get ready for each day.

Outside is a large, enclosed decking area with table and chairs, perfect for taking advantage of the provided barbecue on a sunny day, along with outdoor sofas to relax on and admire your peaceful surroundings.

The village has many on-site facilities and conveniences you can take advantage of (some charges may apply), such as a pool, gym, beauty salon, pub and restaurant and beautiful lake to stroll around or take a picnic to.

The town of Carnforth is a just over two miles away and has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants and the delightful Carnforth Bookshop, home to over 100,000 second-hand and antiquarian books, along with attractions such as Leighton Hall, the beautiful house and grounds of the furniture-making Gillow family's home.

Head to Morecambe for a day at the beach, a stroll along the promenade and the classic fish and chip supper, there's also a golf course and the beautiful Art Deco Midland Hotel, which provides views over the water.

Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve is within easy reach, where you can see deer, otters and a variety of rare birds, while the Lake District National Park is also accessible, with plenty of scenic walking, cycling and watersport opportunities for the whole family.

The city of Lancaster is a short drive away, with its 12th century castle, museum and Priory Church, while the Lancaster Canal offers pretty walking trails.

With a wealth of opportunities nearby that the whole family will love, Doormouse Lodge makes for a fantastic retreat in a peaceful setting.

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

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas