- Hot tub
- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
79 Customer Reviews
"The lodge and all its facilities was impeccable"
"We had a lovely time at Cartmel lodge."
The lodge is situated beautifully, surrounded by trees and bushes. It's so quiet and you can enjoy watching the squirrels jumping between trees whilst relaxing in the hot tub. Inside the lodge is big and open and feels very homely, the kitchen has all the utensils you need and a great big fridge freezer too. The central heating is great also and warns the place up in no time! Ensuite shower was brilliant although the bath in the family room is quite small. I marked the lodge down on a few things. When arriving after a long drive and as it was cold we would have liked to use the log burner straight away but we couldn't as there were no logs left for us. There was no information as to where you get the logs so we had to travel out to find some from a supermarket. I thought this was a little poor. Also as we visited during autum the wooden steps and decking area was extremely slippy l and led to a family member slipping down the entrance steps and hurting themselves, luckily nothing too serious but when I messaged the owner I had no reply. The steps could do with some anti slip strips placing on them. The same goes for the decking to the rear, I slipped and one of the decking planks shifted next to the hot tub causing me to land on my knees. Again could be easily rectified. All in all a great week away and we would be happy to return.
Such a cosy lovely base in which we were very happy to have a few rainy days in. We would love to visit again.
"Great lodge, very well insulated so super cosy and warm."
Really comfortable and we enjoyed the hot tub at the end of each day. Great location to get out and about in the southern Lake District and we loved Cartmel.
"We had an amazing week."
Lodge was beautiful and clean. Hot tub maintained evety day. Location was so peaceful and relaxing. Carnt wait to go back
"Fantastic lodge and would highly recommend"
"Fantastic stay at Cartmel Lodge, it’s soooo spacious and cozy!"
It has everything and more that you could possibly need, perfect location just a short walk from Cartmel which has pubs, Michelin star restaurants and the Courtyard which was soooo lovely wine,beer,cheese and pizza what more could you want?! Beds are comfy, hot tub lovely touch, bath and walk in shower in en suite! My little girl didn’t want to leave our “holiday house” and wants to stay here forever! Thankyou so much for a lovely stay x
"We had a great stay at this property."
A quiet lodge with private hot tub at the back. Well kept grounds. Not far from Cartmel which had pubs and cafes. Easy to access. We were also very lucky with some warm weather!
"I cannot say how poor the maintenance was on this holiday further more your explanation."
That we should have complained at the time to watch a army of cleaner come in and carry out a del clean so stressful we left after three days totally un-exceptable and a civil sue will becoming if nothing is done
Further to the above feedback I am disappointed the guest did not report any of the issues he encountered to me upon arrival. Even more surprising he stayed for 3 days before going home without telling anyone then asking for a refund. Once the guest had left none of the issues he subsequently reported a week later could be found. We will hold our hands up if we do not meet guest expectation, however this review is just not true. Property Owner
"Possible canopy over hot tub, so can be used in all weather."
"We had a really lovely week in this lodge."
It was bright and airy, beds were very comfy and just a generally very welcoming place. Really warm, we barely used the heating, just to take the edge off first thing in the morning. The hot-tub was lovely and we were impressed at the daily checks of it. Well-equipped and the cutlery was actually nice - not those weird cheap sets that feel odd in your hand which most places seem to have. The bath towels are very small though, like those hotel ones that don't really cover you. Site is nice, it's really quiet, we hardly saw or heard anyone even though we were there during half-term week. A really relaxing place. There is recycling on the main road to the site, I don't think it mentions that in the guide book. Surrounding area is lovely, we did a few day trips out to see different places and lots of great scenery. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in the area.
"Great lodge on a great site Lodges are nicely spaced out so not looked over as ..."
Great lodge on a great site Lodges are nicely spaced out so not looked over as on some of the larger more commercial sites Very well kept park loved our stay
"First of all we had a good stay but we experienced a few things."
the cottage was probably cleaned a week before, cobwebs en little dusty. We really missed a good coatrack , we had a lot of rain and our wet coats we had to put them over the chairs. Also hooks for clothes in de rooms and bathroom could be easy for us. The vacuumcleaner itself had a lot of doghair from other people. Price quality was not wat we expected
"Feed back was sent by royal mail to skyes on the 13th of october 2022 no acknowledgement or reply has been received to date Very disappointed."
"Fabulous lodge everything you needed was provided great location for seeing ..."
Fabulous lodge everything you needed was provided great location for seeing different places and an extra bonus was the hot tub to relax in after a day of sight seeing would highly recommend
"Absolutely loved the lodge and would definitely go back."
Plenty of cutlery and kitchen equipment, dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid supplied which was great. Hardly overlooked at all and was lovely to sit out on the decking and have a bbq. Cartmel is just less than a mile away and a simple walk down. Owners where very helpful and replied to messages regarding a couple of queries almost straight away.
"Lodge was in perfect location and in near driving distance to everything we wanted to see."
Hot tub was an amazing addition after a long day of walking and you had everything you needed in the lodge and the welcome packs we’re a lovely little gesture. Enclosed decking area so our dog could be outside with us too was a bonus as other lodges on the park were open. We saw lots of wildlife in the evenings from the lodge and overall it was superb. We will definitely be returning!
"Absolutely fantastic place."
It’s a beautiful lodge in a peaceful village but half hr to Windermere & Kendal. Just 10 mins from grange over sands. The hot tub was amazing also. Beds were comfortable. It had everything we needed. Couldn’t fault it at all
"We absolutely loved our 7 night winter break at Cartmel Lodge."
The lodge is lovely and very spacious and has everything you need. It was great to have the wood burning stove and a hot tub. A relaxing break had by us all including our little dog. Thank you.
"A lovely lodge!"
Really enjoyed our stay. Great location and facilities. Would definitely stay here again.
"Really lovely lodge with all the facilities you need, great location too."
We all had a great holiday- including the dog!!
"We absolutely loved our stay here, the lodge was spotless and so cosy!"
"Was really disappointed as soon as a walked into the lodge the floor throughout the lodge was thick of dirt and dog hair and for the price we paid for the week I was very disappointed."
. the lodge needs a lot of TLC. The bbq was filthy. The on suite toilet leaked the blinds were broken.. the WiFi didn’t work at all.. the best part was the hot tub and was checked every morning.. overall my kids had a great week which is all that matters… think the owners need to have a word with the cleaners..
"Accommodation was tired and WiFi was reported but not fixed throughout stay."
"We had an absolutely lovely stay at the lodge - it was much bigger than expected on arrival and had everything we needed - the only thing we thought it needed was salt and pepper provided in the kitchen - but this is the most tiny detail, we can’t complain!"
The hot tub was fab and all furniture really comfy, felt just like home! It was spotless too so that was great. Wifi was a bit patchy but it did work more often than not, seemed to work better with the door open? It was the perfect base for some gorgeous walks a short drive away in the lakes!
"THE ROOM AROUND THE LODGE."
IT WAS QUITE PRIVATE
"Lovely Lodge, Nice site, Well kept grounds, Recommended."
"A Query was quickly sorted by the owners who came across as being a lovely helpful couple thankyou Gemma, On site Stewart was also very helpful."
to nit pick we did have trouble trying to get the dishwasher to start but with a bit of patience it did its job. Would we go again, Yes if we wanted that area but we do like to go to different areas
"The lodge is fantastic in all ways."
Quiet location, very big, clean, facilities are superb, hot tub, log fire, and even a bbq if you want to use it. No hesitation in booking again at a later date. Thank you.
"Another fantastic week at Cartmel Lodge."
Our third stay in this wonderful lodge. It is well equipped with everything you would need. The hot tub checked every day by the park warden. The owner is very helpful and responds quickly. Close enough for a lovely walk into village for nice food from the cavendish arms and cartmel wine snug. (Was a shame to see Kings Arms and Royal Oak closed down this time.) Can't wait to come back again next year.
"Just back from a week at Cartmel and could have stayed longer ."
Accommodation spacious and clean and had everything you needed , beds extremely comfortable hot tub checked every day , we noticed we had a wasps nest outside near hot tub on arrival so called the owner and he got it sorted next morning lots to do with children in surrounding areas i.e steam train ride, boat trips ,aquarium , car museum zoo and much more also shopping in Kendal . Had a great time thank you
"The lodge is in need of some TLC."
Examples include damaged bathroom sink, dishwasher and hot tub lid holder. The DVD buzzed annoyingly.Some of the kitchen equipment is in a poor state, particularly the pans. We found it bizarre that there was a washing machine but no airer. Towels were small and thin. There were no hot tub towels or dressing gowns. We wondered whether the owner has ever lived in the lodge. For example there were no hooks to hang towels and no electricity point near a mirror so drying/curling hair was very difficult. Also the information pack was poor with no information on local facilities, recommendations for dining and walks etc. The visitor book was full and had not been changed since last year. All of this seems a great shame as the lodge is a good size, secluded and in a nice setting. A small amount of effort could make it really nice.
"Holiday home was dirty on arrival."
Floor was filthy with mud and dog hair from previous guests. Brushed floor myself then asked cleaning staff to return, they hoovered floor but did not mop. Normally I would not be bothered by this but due to current global pandemic and having to mop lodge floors myself I didn't feel this was acceptable. This is no complaint to owner of lodge, he is under the impression that more cleaning is being undertaken at present as stated to me on the phone when he informed me about key collection and probably paying extra and unfortunately this is just not the case.
"We had a lovely relaxing break."
Great to be able to chill out in the hot tub at the end of each day. Very comfortable lodge with everything you need and the nearby village of Cartmel is charming.
"We stopped incartmel lodge."
It was beautiful, clean and very spacious. Watching the wildlife walk by (deer) just yards away from us was a great experience. If you want to get away from it all and completely relax this Is the place to go
"Lovely lodge close to the beautiful village of Cartmel which is a 20minute walk away."
Lodge was spacious and comfortable and hot tub was great. Just a couple of improvements based on previous experiences in places like this. Mainly those extra touches for example there was no hand soap provided, no little things like salt and pepper/ oil etc No welcome bottle of wine. So you do have to bring everything you can think of whereas other places these are provided. Hot tub lights broken and no shelter meaning on the day/night of the storm we couldn’t use it. Would be perfect on a summers day though! Overall it’s a lovely place and we’d go again, just missing the little extra touches.
"Perfect! Will definately return"
"To be honest I was amazed by the whole experience."
..... me and my partner loved every moment from the hot tub to our boat trip on lake windermere .... our dog enjoyed it also ....she's quite old and enjoyed the walks and quietness ......thanks for a lovely break .... see you in the summer
"We absolutely loved our stay."
The Lodge was very clean and very well equipped. The hot tub was amazing and very private too. Have the private patio area at the back and side it was perfect for our dog to wonder around safely too. Would definitely recommend to anyone; we will certainly be stopping again!
"Directions to the property were spot on, location central for our planned day trips."
Hot tub naturally was a favourite of the whole party. Spacious rooms, very good heating system, important in winter.
"We had the most amazing Christmas break."
The lodge was perfect in every way and the hot tub was a fabulous treat over the festive break. Steve was available if needed and helped out on our arrival when the TV wasn't working correctly. A beautiful site set in a lovely location. We will definitely return.
"Holiday destination as described and enjoyed it that much we booked a return visit for a week for next year as soon as we got home."
"Lodge was lovely, very clean and comfortable ."
In a perfect location . Hot tub was amazing !! . Thank you for a great holiday
"Excellent time at this beautiful lodge the whole family (and dog) enjoyed it We would recommend"
Very clean and tidy lodge. Cartmel is superb and the location ideal for day tripping to the Lakes. Would fully recommend this lodge.
"We had a good holiday again at Cartmel Lodge."
Lodge inside area was nice and clean. Hot tub checked and cleaned every day. Kitchen sink over-flow connection needs repairing - Steve (owner) informed. Fridge broken; replacement fridge, supplied by Steve, had no freezer (Steve informed us of this before we set off). No mop bucket. Beds a bit hard. Decking required cleaning.
"Absolutely loved this holiday."
The hot tub was maintained daily and the gardens and grounds were also kept perfect. The fridge failed but the owner drove all the way from Manchester to provide an alternative one which we had less than 24 hours after our arrival which I was really impressed by. Great lodge and fantastic area.
"Absolutely wonderful week spent at Cartmel Lodge."
A total home from home but with an adventurous twist travelling with our two young sons. They loved it. The lodge was immaculate and perfect. The park so quiet. Felt like we were in our own little wilderness. The hot tub was a lovely addition and we enjoyed a relax after our days out. Situated in the perfect area to get to many places of interest all within an hours travelling with the exception of Blackpool which was only 1hr 10mins. Would definitely stay again. Thank you for a lovely stay
"Really pleased of the cottage size, facilities, staff and the fact it was dog friendly."
A communal recycling point wouldn't go a miss although we were informed the facilities manager sorts through the rubbish. Would definitely stay again. Thank you
"The lodge definitely exceeded expectations!"
It was so comfy, had great facilities (hot tub & BBQ were great!) and it was in a great location in a beautiful village! Would definitely book to stay at this lodge again in future!
"The lodge was so beautiful my husband fall in love with it."
It was very clean and the hot tub was superb. We had a mini honeymoon there and it did not disappoint. The views was stunning and lake Windermere was lovely.
"Fabulous time at Cartmel Lodge."
The lodge itself is beautiful and actually much bigger than it looks on the photos. The location was fantastic, close to Cartmel, Windermere and countless beautiful places to walk. The lodge was clean, comfortable, nice and warm and lots of space for our dog to wander. The deck is secure too which was great as he was able to wander around and lay in the sun while we were in the hot tub and I didn't have to worry about him getting out. The facilities were also perfect, the kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to cook a meal to enjoy with friends and there are two bathrooms so no waiting for your turn. Would give this place 10 out of 10 and will definitely be staying again.
"Really nice lodge, very well furnished and plenty of room."
Hot tub was great as it was private with easy access. Beds and pillows were a little uncomfortable but not the end of the world. Overall really great stay in a lodge walkable distance from the town and close driving distance to the lakes.
"The lodge is absolutely stunning!"
We stayed for 3 nights with our dog and would strongly recommend it. The location is beautiful and there are many walks in the local area. The only slight downside is that the bed was too firm for us but as I said, the only downside!
"Absolutely lovely place to stay."
Gorgeous surrounding and lovely lodge - would absolutely go back and can't wait to book again
"Really lovely weekend, couldn’t be happier!"
Booked as a surprise for my partner for his birthday and he was extremely pleasantly surprised. Hot tub was spacious, clean and a perfect place to sit on a chilly night and star gaze. With no light pollution, we had never seen so many and it made for a perfect evening, or two! Kitchen had 99% of things needed to make any meal and what it didn’t have you could get by with so no drama cooking big scrumptious meals instead of eating out. And the dish washer made the experience a pleasure relaxing together afterwards instead of standing over a sink for 40 minutes. Bed spacious and comfortable. I took some spare loo roll and we needed it by the second day. There was a small amount of tea and coffee, hot chocolate, and sugars so the local shop was ideal for stocking up on bits needed. I did an online shop and had it delivered right to the door of the lodge with was perfect. Kevin on site is very kind and will visit you to say hi and give you his number for wood deliveries for the log burner. The owner is very helpful and replied to my few queries with haste. Overall, amazing weekend, very comfortable, very relaxing and would 100% book this lodge for our next weekend away. Thank you to all that helped me organise it and then helped us enjoy it.
"We booked this trip as a belated Christmas celebration and we weren’t disappointed at all with either the location, facilities or accommodation."
We had such a lovely stay and could not fault this lodge at all, in fact, it went beyond our expectations. We have immediately recommended it to friends and family and will continue to do so.
"This was an idyllic lodge in the heart of the Lake District."
It was quiet and peaceful and just what we were looking for for our Christmas get away this year. Directions were perfect and easy to follow. Hot tub was a great extra, even in the middle of December. The whole process from booking to arrival was easy and Steve (owner) was easy to contact and helpful. Thanks for a great stay!
"We have just spent a long weekend at Cartmel Lodge."
What a stunning place to stay, totally exceeded our expectations. We would definitely love to stay here again!
"Absolutely loved the lodge very well equipped really cosy and warm didn't want ..."
Absolutely loved the lodge very well equipped really cosy and warm didn't want to come home would highly recommend for a family or a romantic break for a couple we were celebrating my daughter's 30th birthday 3 adults and 2 children aged 10 and 5 months lots of lovely places to visit in the area then back to a lovely log fire and hot tub fabulous holiday
"Superb lodge in a wonderful, tranquil location."
The lodge is very well equipped. Spotless hot tub. Easy walking distance to Cartmel. Looking forward to my next visit.
"Lovely lodge clean and great location just short walk from Cartmel ."
Bbq absolutely filthy so never used which was a shame and toilet roll holder broke but apart from this great.just needs a little tlc but overall fantastic
"The lodge is probably in need of a little bit of general TLC."
The bathroom fittings need re-fixing properly to the walls eg: toilet roll holder was completely off. The BBQ had been left absolutely filthy by whoever had last used it so we were unable to use that at all. The cost was not inexpensive, we paid just under £1,000 for 4 nights so I think that although nothing major these are things that definitely need to be looked at and that the BBQ should have been cleaned before we arrived as was the lodge itself. Thank you
"Great place lovely lodge when we arrived there was dog hair on the main bed and the bedroom carpet, the en suite smelt of sewredge."
The weather was so hot so would recommend a few pedestal fans left in the cupboard as it became stifling in the lodge day and night which probably magnified the problem with the drains smelling as bad as it did but the lodge itself was really nice also really good location in close proximity to the safari park lake windamere and grange over sands enjoyed the experience and would recommend the lodge
"First time we have chosen to stay in a lodge over a hotel & we weren't disappointed it was warm clean & cosy with the added extra of the hot tub!"
"Just a couple if things that need attention in the lodge The shower pole comes ..."
Just a couple if things that need attention in the lodge The shower pole comes out and feels like its goung to fall on your head and the seal is ripped causing a little leak It was absolutely freezing on arrival and everything felt a little damp the heating being on would have been a better start Apart from that it was an absolutely lively place to stay if not a little remote but the seclusion was needed
"Fabulous accommodation really clean and spacious Hot tub was a added bonus!"
Great location and very peaceful
"A lovely lodge in a great central location."
It catered to all of our needs and was very comfortable.
"The lodge was very clean, well equipped and well situated."
I would be very happy to stay there again. My only criticism is that there were quite a lot of light bulbs that needed replacing - about 8 in total throughout the property.
"Lovely cottage with excellent facilities."
"Cartmel Lodge was lovely and welcoming; in a pleasantly, quiet location."
The only slight fault was that a little more attention to detail was required to the cleanliness of the property.
"It was fabulous."
.. location tranquil and just what was needed... hot tub was brilliant for stargazing. Beautiful lodge didn't want to leave ..... had everything needed to relax unwind to simply enjoy the surroundings.....want to be there now!!!
Great time had by all!
"Lovely lodge, very cosy and warm in winter."
Hot tub is great for star gazing at night with lights off. When the log burner is hot, turn air off on front and it will still be burning in morning.
"Single beds slats were broken."
Due to new lodge next door more privacy is required around the hot tub i.e. Higher fencing.
"The owner was really helpful and friendly - we really enjoyed our hols."
Lovely location, hot tub was fab and we love the area. A lovely roomy and clean holiday home,
"Had a great time was nice we could take the dog he loved it, would definitely ..."
Had a great time was nice we could take the dog he loved it, would definitely return if ever come back to the Lake District
"Absolutely fantastic best holiday I've had in England for years"
"Beautiful lodge in a beautiful quiet location."
the lodge was spacious and had everything we needed for a relaxing week at the lakes. made full use of the hot tub...despite the rainy weather. beds were very comfortable. will book again.
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- All ground floor
- Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
- Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
- Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
- Gas central heating with woodburning stove
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot and highchair on request
- Off road parking for 2 cars
- Decked patio with furniture, gas BBQ and hot tub
- One well-behaved dog welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Note: Although all ground floor, the lodge is accessed via 4 steps.
This superb, detached log cabin is situated on a quiet park just under a mile from the quaint, priory village of Cartmel and just six miles from the southerly tip of Lake Windermere in the beautiful Lake District.
Presented to a high standard with contemporary styling throughout, the lodge has two bedrooms, including a master bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a family bathroom, an impressive open plan living area with a cosy woodburning stove and tri-fold doors opening on to an extensive decked patio area with private hot tub.
Outside, there is lots of space on the decking to enjoy the tranquil location which is rich in wildlife.
Why not enjoy a walk into Cartmel and take lunch at one of the village pubs?
Alternatively, you can drive over to the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway to embark on a train ride and potter up to Lakeside and enjoy the Aquarium or steam further up Lake Windermere to explore Bowness-on-Windermere or Ambleside.
At the end of the day, relax back at this superb lodge with the wonderful hot tub and luxurious accommodation.
A great base for families or friends at any time of the year.
About the location
- Cartmel 1 mile
- Grange-over-Sands 2 miles
The lovely village of Allithwaite is idyllically located on the southern edge of the Cartmel Peninsula, at the edges of the Lake District and Morecambe Bay. Described as being “set like a jewel in a cloak of green”, this village provides a shop, and a local pub serving food. The historic village of Cartmel, renowned as the prettiest in the Lake District, is just 1 mile away, and boasts charming streamside walks, quaint cobbled streets littered with antique shops, traditional pubs and the acclaimed Michelin Star-awarded L'Enclume restaurant. It is also home to the famous priory and racecourse. The picturesque Edwardian seaside resort of Grange-over-Sands is also within 2 miles and features a traffic-free promenade, delightful ornamental gardens, a choice of golf courses and excellent birdwatching opportunities. A superb base from which to enjoy this magical area.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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