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Lake Lodge

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Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Four poster bed
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Hello the location was fine however it’s not a lodge it’s an extension to ..."

    Hello the location was fine however it’s not a lodge it’s an extension to the owners house along with another extension privacy was an issue also I texted the owner to let her know the roof was leaking in the lounge she said she had it repaired 4times but only being 30 seconds from us didn’t look at the leak we had to move furniture away from the leak also there was mould on all the windows

    I was aware that there had been a small leak and had asked the roofers back 4 x in 3 weeks. I therefore did not attend the property as I knew where it was. The property is correctly described as attached to my house . A “ Lodge” in the Lakes is usually a caravan The patio doors were only fitted in November 2023 and are therefore weeks old. They do not have mould. A sad review to which I take exception Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eddy1.6Dec 2023

  • "We had a great time at Lake Lodge Judy was a fantastic host who made us feel very welcome."

    Facilities were brilliant and the property is well laid out with all the necessities you would need. We plan on visiting again next year

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Dec 2023

  • "Views were incredible."

    Beautiful and quite. The cleanliness however was not so great. Cobwebs, mould in places, as well as THICK dust (especially under the sofas). When we stripped the bed at the end of our stay, the pillows and quilt were stained yellow with what I'm hoping was sweat. The lodge itself was very difficult to find, however, that was probably more to do with my sat nav. That's enough moaning, now onto the positives. The lodge was very comfortable and well furnished. Every you needed was there, and then some. The owner made us feel very at home and left us to our holiday and never interfered once. Mr D'Arcy (the owners dog) kept a watchful eye over us from his balcony which made us all feel safe. Overall very happy with the our stay, although I would invest in a cleaner before the next group stay. Would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Terry4.1Oct 2023

  • "The Lodge is attached to the main house - which can only be described as a granny annex, the wall that the annex has been constructed to the main house is not a solid brick wall it is some kind of floor to ceiling shutter, and when somebody knocks on the main house they can be heard talking through it - which means the sound goes both ways."

    In the kitchen there are 2 windows 1 overlooks the conservatory, which is the other rental property, and conservatories garden. Sitting at the table to eat in the kitchen the curtain has to remain closed as the window overlooks the conservatory rental property and the other window looks straight into their hot tub and garden. In the Lodge the shower room/toilet blind had to remain closed as when people were in the other rental properties garden they looked straight into this room - which on one occasion was a bit awkward!! There are cobwebs throughout the property and when it rained the ceiling in the lounge leaked - again there is water damage to the beams which showed it was an ongoing problem. There was also a gnat problem in the bedroom - and there was evidence around it was not a new problem. Not being dog owners the aroma of dogs in the property took a while to adjust to. The hot tub has no privacy as it faces the very large window of the main property! We were disappointed that The Lodge was not near The Mere, however, it can be seen in the distance. The area itself is beautiful and is a very quiet area, is easy to find. Bowness is a short drive from The Lodge and the boat trips are a must to do both to Bowness and Lakeside the scenery is amazing. As we wanted a very relaxed time, we didn't complain and we did have the relaxing time we wanted and needed.

    Reviewed by Stephen2.5Oct 2023

  • "Lake Lodge is a lovely place to stay."

    Lovely view of windermere. Owners were very welcoming. Would deffinatly stay there again

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Dogs in this property could easily get out of the garden."

    The gate was just pushed to and a dog could easily nudge it open with their nose. A couple of times our dog escaped and we had to lodge it shut with a chair shoved against it. The owner needs to make the gate much more secure.

    Reviewed by Tracy3.8Jul 2023

  • "We found this cottage so cosy and relaxing, the hot tub was really hot and on all the time , French doors in the living room open onto a lovely enclosed garden overlooking lake Windermere ."

    Our dogs usually a little stressed when we are on holiday but they were so relaxed and happy here . It will always be my first choice to stay when we stay in the lakes. Can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely break at Lake Lodge, it was a perfect base for exploring and the view over the lake was wonderful."

    The hot tub was great. Judy made us very welcome and we were very comfortable. Would definitely recommend to anyone and would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by Jo4.1Jul 2023

  • "Very difficult to locate despite sat nav."

    At no time did the information provided about the lodge state it was attached to the owners property and lacked privacy both indoor and outdoor due to an additional holiday studio. Dangerous slate steps to access the lodge without a full handrail . Parking space is only suitable for a small car and covers the car with debris. Oven was too grubby to use. Instruction manuals provided did not match the appliances. Lake District view is beautiful accommodation was very disappointing.

    Reviewed by Margaret2.5Jul 2023

  • "The property is a bit dated which is not a problem , but being maintained is."

    While we was there the roof in the lounge leaked and ended up with saucepans on the floor . The shower cubicle, for a start you couldn’t keep the shower head in place , just needed tightening and the sealant at the bottom was cracking . . Had to tighten toilet flush myself so it worked . This all not good but not impossible to fix . The worst thing was a reluctance to either fix from the owner and the answer from Sykes , which was there was no compensation and the advice was to take the owner to small claims court. The best bit was not to go there again . Well we will not go there again or use Sykes .

    Reviewed by Len2.2Jun 2023

  • "Really lovely owner who was so helpful"

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2023

  • "We were greeted on arrival by Judy and shown around the lodge, she was incredibly welcoming and helpful!"

    The lodge is incredibly cosy and very comfortable, and the hot tub outside is perfectly placed for a view over the lake and gets plenty sun throughout the afternoon well into the evening. The location of the lodge is an appropriate distance from Bowness as to be peaceful on an evening, but Bowness is still easily accessible either by a long (but lovely) walk, or a very short drive/taxi ride. Would absolutely come again! The only advice I would pass on if you wish to stay here is to read the directions provided on the booking, and not to follow Apple/Google maps all the way as you may miss the correct turn! It is actually very easy to find, but satnav doesn’t generally deal with small lanes very well!

    Reviewed by Liam5.0May 2023

  • "It was lovely the views are really nice everything you needed hot tub great and the welcome was lovely would come back x"

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2023

  • "Really lovely place to stay - the owner was welcoming, friendly and helpful."

    Only slightly marked down on the listing accuracy as its EVEN BETTER than it looks on the photos!

    Reviewed by Ellen4.4May 2023

  • "We had such a great stay at Lake lodge - a real home from home for us and our pet dog."

    The hot tub was great to unwind in after days out walking overlooking the lake in a lovely private garden setting. Would highly recommend and looking forward to staying again! p.s. food in nearby country pubs Brown Horse and Masons Arms are superb!

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely warm welcome, though the best welcome was the hello from Bear the Bernese Mountain dog, and the owner made sure we knew that we could call her if we needed anything."

    A beautiful property with a spectacular view, a perfect place for breakfast in the sun. Ranger, our Border Collie, loved all the new smells and relaxing in the shaded areas. The stars were stunning when sat out at night, or from the hot tub. The bed was comfy and the living room nice and cosy. We enjoyed the scrabble game board provided and Ranger made friends with the toy sheep from the basket of toys provided.

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Apr 2023

  • "We looked for a place to get away from it all and just relax and spend some quality time with eachother and our 3 dogs."

    This place has been perfect for us and we can't wait to be back.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Lake Lodge. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tamara4.4Jan 2023

  • "Lovely lodge, not the most up to date but everything you need and more."

    owner was lovely and welcoming, she also welcomed our 3 dogs, which was amazing. we loved our stay, with such an amazing view, especially sunset. Lake district is such a lovely place, but it does rain, but the lodge has everything you need to get clean and dry, both humans and dogs. only negative was, step slope but that is highlighted when booking, and parking space away from lodge. but would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Nov 2022

  • "Judy was a lovely lady that gave us a warm welcome, the lodge was very homely, although could do with a bit of a makeover, and quite a way outside Bowness."

    . but we had a wonderful stay

    Reviewed by Gillian3.8Jun 2022

  • "Wonderful location fully equipped and a lovely hostess, will definitely be ..."

    Wonderful location fully equipped and a lovely hostess, will definitely be back, we had a much needed peaceful break,

    Reviewed by Pamela4.4May 2022

  • "Fantastic stay in a fabulous location"

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jan 2022

  • "The property is a little tired and dated, however the view from the patio was stunning."

    Whilst I wouldn't choose this property again, we did have a fab few days.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.1Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage and welcome from the owner."

    Bed really comfy great nights sleep and the hot tub an added bonus. The location of lake Lodge was absolutely beautiful we couldn't have asked for any better with walks from doorstep and amazing views from secluded garden. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Fay4.4Oct 2021

  • "Such a good base to set out on adventures around the Lake District."

    And the hot tub is a lovely bonus! Comfortable and great location, lovely host.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Sep 2021

  • "Just returned from a week in Lake Lodge."

    I can say it was absolutely faultless, from the lovely warm welcome from the owner, to the doggy treats for our dog ( such a lovely touch). We were very lucky with the weather, and make good use of the hot tub and outside space. I would recommend without hesitation. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2021

  • "This cottage has beautiful views of the Lake from your hot tub!"

    The layout is spacious but warm and has everything you need for a relaxing break. Definitely recommend and would return!

    Reviewed by Gavin4.4Jun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Lake Lodge."

    The hot tub especially was fantastic, with amazing views. The owner was very welcoming and helpful. We were not aware this lodge was a side annex to the main building where the owner lives. That said, we had full privacy all the time which was great. Two things which would have been helpful on reflection - curtains for one of the windows in the bedroom and also we found the property set off our allergies quite a bit. This may be because guests can bring dogs to stay at the premises so that is the likely cause. Fantastic trip all in and would highly recommend a stay at the Lake Lodge.

    Reviewed by Maximilian4.4May 2021

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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.


  • One bedroom: 1 x double four-poster bed
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 21 mins walk
  • Shop 2.5 miles
  • Note: Infants and children are not accepted at this property
  • Note: Property not suitable for those with mobility issues
  • Note: There is a £10 charge for WIFI
  • Note: Adjoins the owner's property
  • Note: Off-road parking for one car including 4x4, there is no room for a van/ transit.

The property

A Lake District lodge with hot tub, in a superb setting with panoramic views through full length windows and overlooking Lake Windermere.

It’s a unique, quiet retreat for a special occasion or honeymoon, and perfectly located to explore the Lakeland countryside, but also enjoy the bustling village of Bowness which is only a couple of miles away.

Lake Lodge is full of character; cosy and homely with a four-poster bed and woodburning stove.

Dine in alongside a picture window, sit out on your decked terrace to admire the view, or soak in the hot tub with a glass of something special.

Your kitchen is well equipped with dining area; and there is a separate shower room.

Bowness high street is modern and sophisticated, with supermarkets and shops providing everything you could need during your stay.

Stroll down to Bowness Pier, and you'll find several options for taking to the water: hire a rowing boat, or board a steam cruiser to Ambleside and Lakeside - a perfect way to explore without using a car.

In the evening there is plenty of choice for eating out - the cosy traditional pubs such as the 'Hole int Wall', to contemporary restaurants and bars.

For a special treat, we recommend that you sample one of the renowned Lake District gastropubs in the Lyth Valley, just to the east of Bowness.

There are several to choose from, but The Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank follows particularly well after a walk on Gummers How.

Not suitable for infirm due to different levels of decking areas.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Windermere Train Station 1.5 miles: Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 7 miles.

The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, cinema, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips and boat hire are available from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside (at the southern end of the lake where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated). The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and the Old Laundry Theatre are 1.5 miles away. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is a 30-minute walk to enjoy the spectacular panorama of far-reaching views over the lake and surrounding fells. Brockhole, which offers high wire tree top experiences, is three miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There is also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres along the lake. The area is ideally situated for exploring all that this region has to offer, whether by foot, bike, car, railway or bus; and is within easy reach of attractions such as the spectacular Langdales, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Far Sawrey, Coniston, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, mountain biking and 'Go-Ape' adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick, stone circles, Roman forts and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

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Not suitable for infirm due to different levels of decking areas.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas