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South lakeland Leisure Village near Carnforth, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Second time visiting."

    Loved waking up on the lake having a coffee. The rain doesn't even put me off. 1 gripe is the mattress is a little lumpy. Could do with better ones but I used my mattress topper which helped.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely loved it from start to finish."

    The rain didn't even bother us. Had everything we needed and more. Thankyou. We will be back. So tranquil

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Just returned from our 3rd visit this year, so speaks for itself as far as a relaxing experience in an excellent comfortable lodge, great place to watch the wildlife on the lake."

    Lodge well equipped with everything you need to make your stay a pleasurable one regardless of weather. Can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely spacious, comfortable and well equipped lodge."

    Great decking space although the weather wasn't nice enough to be out for much of our stay. My husband enjoyed fishing off the jetty, so convenient. Only gripe was the WiFi couldn't cope with Disney Plus and some programmes just wouldn't play. Swimming was expensive and we were disappointed that classes were not included in the daily or weekly rate.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Jul 2023

  • "Been here twice so comfortable, all in all a great lodge."

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Jul 2023

  • "The property was spacious clean and extremely comfortable."

    The location, looking directly onto the lake, was beautiful. Everything was provided that you would need and instructions for keys etc were very precise. We had a great holiday here. The location is terrific for sight seeing and we would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely lodge, everything you need."

    This was our second time staying her. WiFi's not the best, but was good to see my teenage daughter not glued to her phone for once.

    Reviewed by Jack5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely stay at mereside,we have stayed at this site previously in a different lodge and mereside was far superior."

    spacious, clean and lovely location next to the lake. The drawbacks are the pool and facilities are quite expensive, we wanted to take our toddler for a quick swim and the only choice is a day pass at £25 for two adults.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.1May 2023

  • "An excellent property in a lovely location, we will be back for sure."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Dec 2022

  • "Perfect! but there was no one to reach by mail for problems which is too bad."


    Thank you for your feedback and high score for our lodge. As we sent you an extensive welcome email nine days before your stay which also included our mobile number we do not understand why you had difficulty in contacting us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liron5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful lodge, top spec fittings, very comfortable beds and sofas."

    Excellent location. Can’t wait to return!

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Aug 2022

  • "Loved the property it was clean and in a beautiful location."

    We enjoyed our stay and will definitely be booking again

    Reviewed by Laura4.7May 2022

  • "Absolutely adored living at your cottage, it was clean, it had everything available to use, it had all the facilities that it felt just like and at an affordable price!"

    Thank you for making our little holiday a dream.

    We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our holiday home. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kaynath5.0Feb 2022

  • "Wonderful stay in a fabulous lakeside cabin."

    Despite raining most of the week, we still managed to eat lunch on the terrace and enjoy the gorgeous views, sunsets and swans. Practicing yoga on the deck was a highlight. The interior of the cabin felt luxurious, spacious and comfy. Great experience!

    Reviewed by Sarah Jane4.7Oct 2021

  • "Had a wonderful few days in a lovely lodge."

    The lakeside setting was lovely and so relaxing. Ideal location for going out and about. Would not hesitate to stay again.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Sep 2021

  • "It’s much closer to the motorway than we thought, meaning you can hear the noise when the windows or doors are open."

    Reviewed by Michelle3.8Jul 2021

  • "Wow! Fantastic location."

    All you could ask for in a log cabin and more. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble, easy to find from motorway, excellent instructions and the added bonus of being welcomed by the local wildlife. Would definitely recommend and hoping for a return visit next year.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2021

  • "We've been visiting South Lakeland leisure village for about 7 years."

    Mereside was so clean. The only thing we did miss were pasta dishes and a wok. The sun shone all the time we were there which was lovely, sitting outside reading and looking to the lake watching the ducks and swans. A lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lodge was lovely clean and tasteful."

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4May 2021

  • "Everything was perfect, very well informed throughout and the lodge was 5*!"

    We had a superb stay, they had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean. Such beautiful views too.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2021

  • "Great setting and views over the lake."

    With current pandemic we took lots of our own cooking utensils, bedding, cushions etc which helped to make the holiday easier/more comfy - obviously this was needed due to the property having to minimise items provided. Shops easily reached within 10 minutes and they were all up to date with current restrictions which made getting supplies easy. Our Son and Daughter in law pre-booked and used the swimming pool on-site - three day pass for £20 was great value and they had the pool to themselves or shared with very few others which they found reassuring. Overall we (the family) had a fabulous relaxing week away which provided a refreshing view, with fresh air - with the bonus of beautiful sunshine - away from home but with the same care and safety as we have at home. Would recommend to any family who wished to simply relax and chill out.

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Sep 2020

  • "A wonderfully clean & very well-appointed home from home."

    The views over the lake are beautiful. Communication with the owners was faultless. Pub/Restaurant, Pool & Spa on-site! I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "Mereside was everything we hoped it would be."

    It was our first time staying at a lodge and it's spacious, lovely modern decor and fantastic position right on the lake were perfect for a relaxing holiday. It was spotlessly clean and also complete with all appliances needed for a comfortable stay. We had excellent communication from the owners and they also provided a meet and greet service which was extremely helpful. We did not use the pool, gym or spa but made us of the outside restaurant area and takeaway. Food was delicious so would definitely recommend. I would not hesitate to book this lodge again if we were holidaying in the area again. Thank you Pat and Rodger for having us at your lovely lodge.

    Reviewed by Carmen5.0Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Utility area
  • Electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge,freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Smart TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Decking with furniture
  • Facilities on offer on site include an indoor swimming pool, steam room and gym
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Lake on-site, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Leisure passes can be purchased at an additional cost, please contact South Lakeland Leisure Village for costs and facility opening times Note: Max occupancy is 6 people, including infants
  • Note: No stag hen or similar
  • Note: The charging of Electric Vehicles is prohibited on the site for guests.

The property

Mereside is a wonderful, waterside lodge, sitting within the South Lakeland Leisure Village.

Resting on the outskirts of the bustling town of Carnforth, this property is ideally positioned for a family escape or a reunion with friends, in easy reach of various National Parks and coastal attractions.

Heading up the steps of your private decking and through the front door you will find the utility area where you can hang up your coats and step past the convenient washing machine before reaching the wonder of the open-plan living space.

The main social hub consists of a contemporary style, where you can sit on the sofas in front of the television hanging above the electric fire, making a great spot to settle with a hot chocolate in the evenings when you're not out exploring.

At the other end of the room is the kitchen, hosting a range of appliances within its sleek white units, even with its own coffee machine for a rejuvenating lift in the mornings, to be enjoyed either at the dining table with a wholesome breakfast or out on the decking whilst soaking in your surroundings.

Down the hallway you can find the three bedrooms, made up into two doubles, one with its own en-suite shower room, the perfect room for parents, alongside a twin room serviced by the bathroom, the layout of this property is ideal for a variety of group needs.

Once you've spent some time on the decking in the morning watching the sun fully rise, head out to explore the local area; with the site holding a range of facilities including a restaurant and bar, gym, pool, steam room and spa, you have everything you need for a relaxing retreat on your doorstep.

Slightly further afield in the town centre you can find a wider selection of eateries for that special celebratory meal, or head to the coast of Morecambe for a day of sun soaking on its golden sands.

The property also benefits from easy access into the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, making it a prime position for any keen adventurers.

Mereside is a fantastic holiday home for a family or group of friends wanting a getaway full of fun and outdoor adventure.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Capernwray 2.4 miles; Lake District 20 miles

Located just off the M6 and 20 miles south of the scenic Lake District, Carnforth is the sort of place that everyone has heard of, and many desire to discover this hidden gem. Situated at the north end of Morecambe Bay, north of the historic town of Lancaster, 15 miles from the winding lanes of the Yorkshire Dales and a hop and a skip from the Lake District, it is close to absolutely everywhere! Other local attractions include Greenlands Farm Village for crafts, local produce, a play area, café and a garden centre. The lovely area just north of Carnforth has tidal sands bordering the huge expanse of Morecambe Bay. It offers plenty of pleasant walks and opportunity to see local birds and wildlife in this fabulous area of Lancashire. Don't forget to visit the lovely old market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.

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Note: Max occupancy is 6 people, including infants.

Please note: This property only accepts booking which are 3 nights and over. All short breaks must start on a Friday or a Monday.

Note: The charging of Electric Vehicles is prohibited on the site for guests.