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6 Skiptory Howe

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Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

3.6

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our second stay at this property, it has everything we needed and made for a warm, homely base for our adventure packed weekend."

    The master bed was a little uncomfortable, but not a major down point in comparison to what this beautiful log cabin has to offer, it was enjoyed by all the family. We would definitely recommend and will return ourselves in the future.

    Reviewed by Natasha4.4Apr 2024

  • "Unfortunately the overall dirty and badly maintained state of this lodge spoilt what could otherwise be a reasonably nice place to stay."

    When we arrived we found the place dirty and quite blatantly not having been cleaned before our arrival. The worst of all was the fact that we found hairs on the pillows which led us to believe that the bedding had not been changed, which is absoltely disgusting and inevitably did not induce a good night's sleep, thereby spoiling the next day of our holiday as we were so tired. The dust and hairs and fluff both on the floors, and the furniture and indeed the mattresses was terrible. The shower door was hanging off so water went all over the bathroom which was not clean anyway. The blinds in both bedrooms were broken. There were pet hairs all over the bench. A light grey armchair was absolutely filthy. When we opened the sofa out the crumbs and rubbish in that were beyond belief. The thermostat for the heating did not work. There were no instructions like you get in most holiday lets - like how to work things like the heating, where to put your rubbish, what to do with linen etc on your last day. We made a complaint to sykes and sent pictures of all our issues. A very nice lady (responsible for maintaining a few properties on the site) arrived with clean sheets for us which made our second night better which was a relief. She also offered to get the maintenance team to come and fix the blinds and for her to come and do a deep clean the next day while we were out 'without touching any of our stuff'. She was very nice but there is no way a deep clean could have been done without touching our stuff. When sykes sent me a message to ask if our issues had been resolved, I sent a long message covering all of the above issues, to which I received no reply. When I investigated why I had received no reply from sykes, there was no evidence of our conversation including all of the pictures I sent. I tried the chat link in the account but they were busy. So I just got on with the rest of my holiday, which as you can imagine was definitely spoiled because of all this. The next contact I get is sykes wanting a review. I'm sorry it's not a good one. I would not recommend it at all.

    Reviewed by Tania1.3Mar 2024

  • "The property wss in a nice position on the site,it was clean and spacious."

    Contrary to reviews I had read we had no problem with the hot water /heating (new boiler been fitted).The bed was comfy slept well all week.There was a problem with the dishwasher we put it on on day 2 and all the power went out however the Parkdean staff were excellant and got the power back on (dont think its ideal plugging a dishwasher into sockets under the sink ).Apart from that we had a lovely stay and I would recommend it to family and friends the site has everything you need and its not far from Ambleside or Windermere. One more thing a non slip showermat was needed (I did buy one)

    Reviewed by Lorraine3.8Mar 2024

  • "Although the place was modern & nice we had no hot water in the shower, this was for all 3 days of being there, j understand these things happen but we had a 3 year old having to have a cold shower."

    The property could do with some tlc - e.g broken runners, doors swinging back open once closed too.

    Reviewed by Adam2.8Nov 2023

  • "The shower leaked from the bottom of the shower, the hearing was not working and would only turn on if the boiler was reset and would only turn on for around 15-20 minutes and the main bedroom would steam up quite severely when the heating was on."

    Also there was what looked like the beginning of black mould over where the wash basket was kept.

    Reviewed by Steven3.1Sep 2023

  • "Still waiting a Sykes team manger to contact me regarding my complaint raised"

    Reviewed by Zoe3.1Sep 2023

  • "Was not warned that there would be no basic necessity of hot water."

    Had to chase and chase Sykes for any feedback. They had no interest in making it right as I had to prompt all communication. Still waiting on this to be made right.

    Reviewed by Yasmin2.2Sep 2023

  • "Property was a little damp."

    Shower was very dirty. Beds very uncomfortable. Very disappointed to have a smart TV but could not watch due to having no WiFi. On site club was OK but the entertainment was hardly ever as advertised. Numerous rats seen around the property.

    Reviewed by Nick2.8Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    The lodge had everything we needed for a family of 4. It was very clean and comfortable and beautifully decorated. The.decking seems to be one of the sunniest and most private spots in Skiptory, not overlooked at all. We would be happy to return.

    Reviewed by Avril4.7Jun 2023

  • "A well-presented cabin with good size bedrooms which was well-equiped for our 3-night stay."

    Disappointingly, upon arrival, the boiler was leaking and there was no hot water or heating. This was resolved within a few hours (the issue was in hand but the maintenance team assumed we'd be arriving the following day). Positives: powerful shower, well-equiped kitchen, large open-plan living area, lots of natural light, not overlooked by other cabins. The setting of the park is beautiful and the pool facilities on site are great. Just a short drive from beautiful, bustling Bowness. Negatives: very uncomfortable double bed and the outdoor furniture was poorly maintained so we had to use the dining chairs on the decking. Overall, the accommodation met our needs for a short stay and felt more spacious than other accommodation of a similar style.

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.8May 2023

  • "Beautiful property and surrounding."

    Great base for walking the fells and food & drinks in bowness. Just an issue with the boiler pouring water out all over the floor with no heating and luke warm showers at best for the whole stay. Issue was never fixed so abit disappointed on that part as lodge was freezing in the evening. Other than that we enjoyed the property.

    Reviewed by Sam4.1May 2023

  • "The property was not ready when we arrived, it was booked for a special occasion so this was very disappointing."

    The lodge is lovely on first glance but the sofa and beds are very uncomfortable and the lodge isn’t very cosy. It’s not somewhere I would recommend booking or stay again.

    Reviewed by Charlotte2.5Oct 2022

  • "Booked the lodge with the view the site had entertainment and bingo."

    Evening Entertainment was very poor at best and no bingo could be found all week. The lodge and site are lovely location to the lake was also great. Just feel Park Dean need to invest in updating club house and facilities and entertainment to bring it into line with location and the fact it is a holiday park. Also no wifi which may put a lot of people off it is not intermittent there was none at all.

    Reviewed by Grazio4.4Aug 2022

  • "On first glance the property inside is beautiful, clean, with a nice spacious open living space, comfortable beds with plenty of storage."

    The kitchen is well equipped and the surroundings are beautiful and very quiet. A lovely little cabin. However, there were a few little things that we noticed, first of all the cover on the fuse board is broken, it was wide open and the fuses were easily accessible, which is a major health and safety concern especially as it is located in the wardrobe of the second bedroom where my children were sleeping . This was reported to the main reception and we were told someone would come out and sort it but no one did. Secondly the decking and outside furniture could do with a bit of tlc as they looked dirty, have been weathered and one of the outdoor chairs was missing slats, meaning it couldn’t be used. The cleaners were also still there when it was check in time, as the hoover was broken so they had to sweep by hand (which they did do a good job of) meaning our check in was delayed. Also the advert states there is Wi-Fi, but there is not. Aside from the above we did enjoy our stay, and it is set in a lovely location with lots to do locally.

    Reviewed by Darren3.8Jul 2022

  • "NO WIFI"

    Reviewed by Fatema Mohammed Sali5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property is absolutely lovely, looks just like the pictures."

    It was very clean and had everything we needed. My only complaint would be all the beds are very hard, none of us had any decent sleep any of the nights we were there. I think others must have complained to as there were several mattress protectors on the beds to try to make them softer, they didn't help, I went home tired and with a bad back. If they changed the mattresses we would stay again. Location wise it is perfect for days out to Windermere, Bowness etc. The onsite facilities were not great, pub was very overpriced, food was terrible, pool is small. We ate off site or at the property after the first night I would advise you to avoid the pub food.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.4Mar 2022

  • "Amazing holiday home, my only thoughts or suggestions would be to change the mirror unit in the bathroom I found I hit my head on It due to the depth sticking out over the sink a flat mirror would be better."

    We arrived in the dark and it took a bit if finding illumination of the unit number could help this, WiFi would be nice to access Netflix and so on but picking really there. The lodge overall was amazing had everything you could/would need, clean, quite elevated position not looked over very peaceful, owls hooting at night and deer by day. We would not hesitate in recommending this lodge and hope to return. Thank you.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We will look at getting some better lighting for the unit number. Wi-Fi is site wide issue at White Cross Bay but I believe that direct Wi-Fi will be available soon. Really hope to welcome you to our lodge again soon. Rachel Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Mar 2022

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, cafetière, TV, WiFi, Bluetooth speaker, Sky Sports (channel 801), BT Sports (channel 11)
  • Please note: Park WiFi is extremely intermittent at present
  • To guarantee access, you are advised to go to the main reception and/or the Boat House Bar & Restaurant
  • Fuel and power inc, in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc, in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Decked veranda with furniture
  • No smoking
  • On-site shop, restaurant and bar
  • Note: Shared use of facilities, including indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, play park and multi-use games area
  • Direct access to Lake Windermere
  • Note: Due to the lakeside location of White Cross Bay Holiday Park, children should be supervised at all times
  • Note: At check-in guests will be provided with a barrier pass number to use in the barrier keypad providing vehicular access to the park
  • Note: Due to the location, WiFi can be intermittent
  • Note: Guests wishing to use the on-site leisure facilities will need to purchase a leisure pass from reception

The property

Resting on the grounds of the sought-after White Cross Bay Holiday Park, on the outskirts of Windermere, rests this spectacular two-bedroom lodge, 6 Skiptory Howe.

Benefiting from direct access to the glistening waters of Lake Windermere and a sociable open-plan layout, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery while spending quality time with your loved ones at 6 Skiptory Howe.

The open-plan living space is sure to be the heart of the home, thoughtfully laid out with a sumptuous seating area gathered in front of the television, perfect for movie marathons, and a table for four to dine together.

Tucked in the corner of the sociable space is a well-designed kitchen, equipped with all of the essential facilities required to prepare hearty meals, and a sunny decked veranda offers a lovely spot to dine alfresco.

Set at the opposite end of this lovely abode are two well-presented bedrooms, the first comprising of a sumptuous double bed, while the second bedroom is perfect for children with a bunk bed.

Completing the layout is a stylish shower room, where guests can kick-start their day with a refreshing rinse before heading out for the day.

Get better acquainted with your surroundings and travel the short distance into the heart of Windermere, a quaint little town taking it's name from the lake that it's nestled upon; fuel a day of excursions with a hearty breakfast at Homeground Coffee + Kitchen, or add a touch of luxury to your stay with a cocktail at The Windermere Speakeasy.

The bustling town of Bowness rests slightly further afield, home to winding streets decorated in boutique stores and a wealth of independent eateries.

The renowned World of Beatrix Potter Attraction is well worth a visit, showcasing interactive exhibits telling the story of the famed writer, whilst a peaceful afternoon can be spent gliding along the waters of Lake Windermere aboard a cruise from Bowness Pier.

Set within the rolling landscape of the Lake District National Park, there's no better place than the lakes to immerse yourself in the great outdoors; embark on a two-wheeled adventure through the towering woodland of Grizedale National Forest, or tackle the challenging climb to the summit of Scafell Pike, the highest point in England.

Discover Cumbria with a stay at 6 Skiptory Howe.

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

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About the location

WINDERMERE

Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas