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Ghyll Crest Lodge

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  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "A really superb holiday let beautifully furnished with stunning decor set amidst a vista of flora and fauna woods and lakes."

    The owners Colin and John, particularly the former set a master class in customer service, advice and help. NOTHING is too much trouble for them they go the extra yard to make you feel welcome and comfortable. The quality of furnishings and house design is the highest we have seen on many holidays

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Apr 2024

  • "Exquisite - the property and surroundings were simply stunning."

    The owners of the property were very welcoming, and extremely knowledgeable. All in all, a superb stay. We are definitely looking forward to our next stay.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely beautiful place, owners are so helpful and can nott do enough for you."

    will defiantly be returning in the future Brian

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage was spectacular and decorated to an extremely high standard, it was so warm, comfortable and equipped with everything we needed."

    the hosts were so friendly and inviting. They were so helpful if I needed anything or any information about the area. The surrounding area is stunning, with magnificent views of the lakes with close by amenities and picturesque towns. Highly recommended and I will be staying again.

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Ghyll Crest at the end of November."

    The description of the house is accurate though it’s not made clear how close the owner's property is. That said they were very welcoming and discreet. The house itself is really great, a warm and comfortable place to come back to after a day of hiking. The thing we loved most was the tranquility, genuine peace and quiet that’s quite hard to find. A short walk through the grounds and onto the adjacent heathland will take you to what is probably the best view of Windmere one could hope to see, a real pleasure. Should the opportunity arise we would definitely stay at Ghyll Crest again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed the house and all that it has to offer. We hope that we can welcome you back again in the future. Lakelovers Owner Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2023

  • "Ghyll Crest Lodge is a phenomenal holiday destination in itself."

    It's luxurious interior, careful consideration of little touches that make you feel like it's home from.home plus the wonderful setting in a scenic environment are matched by the warmth of Colin's welcome. Our memorable holiday in the Lakes will be enduring because of Ghyll Crest Lodge.

    Reviewed by Alpa5.0Oct 2023

  • "Ghyll crest Lodge is absolutely stunning."

    Luxurious accommodation and beautiful grounds and surrounding countryside Easy access to local public transport and perfect position to be away from it all but easy reach of Bowness and transportation to all the Lakes We would definitely be looking to return

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was our first holiday here and we had a fantastic time."

    Colin met us on our arrival and made us feel very welcome. The house was beautiful and the views are amazing. There are some beautiful walking areas and plenty to do in the area too. Also we must mention Bud . We met Bud who is Colin and Johns dog several times while out walking and he’s adorable and very friendly and was very pleased to see us. This was a very enjoyable holiday and we will definitely be rebooking.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2023

  • "This property is faultless."

    It is luxurious and comfortable, surrounded by the most beautiful scenery and wildlife. John and Colin were welcoming and helpful, but allowed us the privacy to fully enjoy our stay. I would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jul 2023

  • "How could you not love it?"

    ! Absolutely wonderful in every way, especially the scenery and the view. I really hope to return with my Nassau family. Even better now that I have learned how to use the high tech appliances! Many thanks to Colin and John, Judy Lowe

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our revisit to Ghyll Crest Lodge after 3 years was as fantastic as the first."

    Hot sunny weather showed The Lakes at their best but its really the hosts John and Colin and their magnificent property that set this place at the pinnacle of rental properties anywhere in the Country!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "The best place we've stayed at in the Lake District."

    Have booked to go back.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2023

  • "Ghyll Crest Lodge is by far the best place we have ever stayed in The Lakes."

    The attention to detail the owners have lavished on the property is second to none, rivalled only by the beautiful setting and scenery. It is an oasis of peace, the perfect venue to rest and recharge, therefore, we would highly recommend Ghyll Crest Lodge, without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2023

  • "As I wrote in the visitors book - this is the best!"

    A stunning property in a breathtaking environment. Less is more when it comes to words to describe such a unique place.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are so glad that you liked the property and the surrounding area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith Louise5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous property with everything you will need for a luxurious get away."

    We enjoyed our stay so much so we booked to stay again as soon as we arrived .

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Dec 2022

  • "Stayed here for a week."

    The photos do not do the property and location justice! Perfectly equipped, there is nothing more that you could ask for. John and Colin make you feel very much at home and nothing is to much. You can walk straight out of your front door into the most stunning scenery and walks. If you are looking for tranquility......this is the place to go.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fabulous location, lovely accommodation and hosts ."

    This was our second visit and hopefully not our last , such a great week .

    Reviewed by Lynette5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful house and grounds."

    Peaceful, restful stay.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent property and thoroughly enjoyable stay"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2022

  • "A luxury property that is perfectly located and equipped."

    We could not have been happier with it.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely stay, lovely place."

    Shame the Lake had drained, as part of the draw for booking the place was to enjoy the Lake, not a major issue though.

    Reviewed by Justin4.7Jul 2022

  • "18 - 25th June."

    Thanks to Colin & John who made us very welcome, Great people. The house grounds & location superb, we have stayed at many places in the Lakes, the Lodge is a class apart. Phil & Vivienne

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2022

  • "Loved our stay at Ghyll Crest Lodge - so relaxing, the property was amazing, blissfully comfortable beds."

    Wonderful surroundings. Very sad to leave.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent holiday home with beautiful grounds."

    Couldn't have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Lin5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic property!"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful, comfortable, immaculately clean, luxury house in a peaceful, stunning location."

    Friendly, welcoming, helpful hosts. Lovely walks from the house. Only 6 minute drive into Bowness for shops and restaurants. Within easy reach of the Fells. Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great house, great surrounds."

    Very nice owners.

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Dec 2021

  • "A wonderful and spacious 5 star property , excellently finished, furnished and equipped by Colin and John ."

    One of the best properties we have stayed in , in over 14 years of visiting the Lakes . Quiet and peaceful location with access to walks direct from the house yet only 10 minutes drive to Bowness and Windermere's shops and restaurants

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2021

  • "An amazing property in such a wonderful location."

    Excellent facilities. We had a fantastic break. Would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Davina5.0Dec 2021

  • "The stay was excellent in a superb property."

    We are returning next year.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2021

  • "This was one of the most pleasant stays in the Lake District."

    Despite the recent storm damage to the area, the owners made every effort to ensure we were catered for in the best way. Thankfully, we had generator power until the mains was restored to the area. Looking forward to going there again.

    Reviewed by Aaron5.0Nov 2021

  • "Ghyll Crest Lodge was one of the best places we have stayed in the UK and we would thoroughly recommend it."

    The house and grounds were beautiful and the thought given by the owners in providing everything a group needs for a luxury break was much appreciated. The location was also perfect and beautiful walks around Windermere are right on the doorstep. The wider beauty of all The Lakes were also there to explore and the property was ideally placed for this. Fantastic place to stay in a stunning location.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Nov 2021

  • "What can we say, it is a challenge to find the words to express how incredible Ghyll Crest is, beyond everything we expected."

    The house, the woodlands, all the little touches for our celebration, prosecco, flowers, a home baked cake made it very special, we couldn't have asked for more. Colin and John were super helpful, friendly, kind and generous, they were on hand for anything we needed but also respected our space and privacy. It was a perfect week, and we really didn't want to leave, we could happily have moved in ! Looking forward to visiting again soon, it was truly magical Emma and Luke Brown

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic lodge set in beautiful grounds."

    Ideal location for visiting local sights and attactions.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "Terrific house, bright, light, spacious and very comfortable in a lovely setting."

    Very well equipped, with some nice artistic touches and some glitzy furniture.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wonderful house in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very high quality accommodation which included everything you might need for your stay - towels, sheets, toiletries and plenty of pots, pans and plates."

    We took our own coffee machine but we needn't have as there was one there! Great location with lots of walks from the house, including a short one to Rosthwaite Heights which has one of the best views of Windermere I have seen! Colin and John were very friendly and helpful too. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was exceptional, very comfy, beautiful inside and out and set in a stunning location."

    Ony downside... Shame the price is going up next year to £700 more for the same week.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2021

  • "Our short stay at this wonderful property exceeded all our expectations and was a fantastic venue to conclude our UK stay!"

    The best accommodation that we have experienced.

    Paul + AngelaDec 2019

  • "This fantastic house is everything you could want, in this beautiful area of the country."

    We love the peace and tranquillity of the gardens and lakes. We are looking forward to our next visit.

    Julie + LeeDec 2019

  • "We had a lovely peaceful week stay in this beautiful home."

    Seeing in the New Year! The decor, space and grounds are all exceptional and we will be back in the near future!

    Anthony + SusanneDec 2019

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size both with en-suite (Max Occupancy 6 people)
  • One with bath, walk-in shower, basin and separate WC and other with large walk in shower, basin and WC
  • 2 x ground-floor doubles
  • Further separate luxurious fully tiled shower room with large walk-in shower, basin, and wc
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove (wood supplied)
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and induction hob, microwave, large fridge and freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Basket of logs provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Balcony with furniture and sloped garden with private lake
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Sorry no children or infants under 9 years old
  • Please note: This property will not accept bookings of groups (of more than 2 people) whereby everyone is under the age of 25 and Hen and Stag parties are not permitted
  • When booking this property, full guest details will be requested, if not provided at the time of booking
  • The owner reserves the right to turn down a booking if they feel the property is unsuitable or if they believe the property might be put at risk by a specific group.

The property

This is a completely unique property sitting within 20 acres of the owner’s house and situated next to its own private lake with access to 8-acres of private woodland.

With emphasis on quality, style and comfort, Ghyll Crest Lodge offers a superb holiday base for families and friends eager to be surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Lakelands.

Enter at ground floor level into the utility area where you can leave your muddy gear behind before finding the upstairs living area, designed to take advantage of the superb views.

After an adventure-filled afternoon, look forward to unwinding on the large L-shaped sofa in front of the woodburning stove which offers a gentle warmth during the colder months.

When you feel like trying your hand at a local delicacy or a family-favourite recipe, head into the kitchen where a contemporary range of appliances are integrated around oak veneer and Corian worktops, allowing the chef amongst the group to rustle up something tasty.

Just off the lounge and upstairs is the master suite split into two halves with a king-size bed to one side and a large walk-in shower, bath and basin to the other, along with a separate WC.

The remaining bedrooms are positioned downstairs and include a king-size with en-suite shower and two double rooms served by a luxurious fully tiled shower room.

To the exterior is a balcony area where you can enjoy lunch in the sunshine before exploring the wooded surroundings, with a private lake at the foot of the garden providing a truly idyllic setting to unwind with a good book or well-deserved glass of wine.

The woodland opens up onto many public footpaths around the shores of Lake Windermere, providing further stunning views that will make you want to return each year.

Explore the quaint streets of Bowness and discover a wealth of independent shops selling local produce, plus attractions such as The World of Beatrix Potter, Windermere Jetty Museum, golfing opportunities and plenty of watersporting on Lake Windermere.

Take a trip over to Grizedale Forest, where many outdoor activities will excite kids and adults alike; try mountain biking, Segway treks and zip wires at Go Ape Grizedale, or simply enjoy a gentle stroll through ancient woodland.

Ghyll Crest Lodge is a superb holiday home boasting style and quality, set within the stunning surroundings of the Lake District.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


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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Please note: This property will not accept bookings of groups (of more than 2 people) whereby everyone is under the age of 25 and Hen and Stag parties are not permitted. When booking this property, full guest details will be requested, if not provided at the time of booking. The owner reserves the right to turn down a booking if they feel the property is unsuitable or if they believe the property might be put at risk by a specific group.