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Tarn Lodge

Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1019286)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "A delightfully located modern holiday lodge that is very well equipped for five people sharing."

    The main kitchen/diner/sitting area is comfortable and well laid out, which makes catering easy. The bedrooms were spacious with plenty of storage. The bath and shower rooms were modern and clean. Plenty of birdlife around for those interested in nature and we were able to watch the tribulations of the mother ducks trying to raise their families of very cute ducklings, despite the depredations of the local buzzards. Overall, one of the nicest lodges we have ever rented.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2022

  • "Excellent holiday, lodge is top notch."

    However, if I had a criticism the Wi-Fi could be improved. At times it was painfully slow - I’m guessing the Wi-Fi was being shared with the other accommodations adjacent to the lodge.

    Reviewed by dianneJul 2022

  • "We had an excellent stay at Tarn Lodge and have recommended to family and friends."

    Martin was brilliant and couldn't do enough for us - and always with a smile and a nod. This lodge was honestly amazing and everything within it was done to such a high standard - no skimping took place with this property! Due to the hot weather, two small things did occur to us as possible additions for next summer. One would be an overhead light above the dining table and the other would be to add an awning across some of the decking area to allow some shade on the hot days. Many many thanks for this lodge. It was absolutely wonderful.

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2022

  • "An excellent holiday and a great lodge."

    Will definitely return

    Reviewed by StephanieJul 2022

  • "A very clean, well located and spacious property."

    Everything you need is there plus a hot tub!

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2022

  • "We had a brilliant stay in tarn lodge."

    The accomodation is beautiful and well kept. We loved the garden lots of space for the kids to run around and nice and close to local amenities in bowness. We have already booked for the same time next year!

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2022

  • "An exceptional lodge to stay in - had everything we need for a weekend away."

    Definitely looking to return!

    Reviewed by MatthewApr 2022

  • "The lodge was immaculately clean and was in a beautiful location."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by LisaJan 2022

  • "Absolute gem of a property."

    Perfectly positioned for visiting the lakes but away from the hustle and bustle. Beautiful, comfortable and well equipped lodge in stunning surroundings. Couldn’t ask for more. Can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by RichardDec 2021

  • "This is our second visit to Tarn Lodge after an amazing visit in 2020."

    It's fair to say 2021 was just as amazing! We love this place, a real home from home that allows you to completely relax. Your close enough to Bowness to enjoy the hustle and bustle yet far enough away to enjoy peace and quiet in the fabulous grounds of The Oaks estate. Our daily morning visit from the local ducks was a real treat and my daughter loved feeding them. We are already looking at returning for 2022! I would highly recommend this place to anyone!

    Reviewed by BrettSep 2021

  • "The lodge it was very clean and raily nice i will be going back its a lovely lodge"

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2021

  • "A very High end Lodge, in a peaceful setting."

    Beautifully furnished and decorated. Very comfortable beds. Lovely hot tub overlooking a small duck pond.

    Reviewed by IanJul 2021

  • "We have just come back from our break in the Lake District and it was perfect!"

    Tarn Lodge is absolutely stunning in a fantastic location. We had everything we needed and more. Very helpful instructions, easy check in and out. The lodge was spotless and fantastically laid out. We will 100% be booking again for another lovely Lake District holiday for our family.

    Reviewed by CharlotteJul 2021

  • "We booked this holiday for a restful chilled break, it did not disappoint."

    The lodge is close enough to Bowness to walk into but far enough out of the town to feel like we were away from everything! Beautiful setting in peaceful surroundings. The lodge was very comfortable and spotlessly clean with particular attention to covid guidelines. The arrival pack was very welcome. We will definitely book again

    Reviewed by DianneApr 2021

  • "Beautiful tranquil location close to many lovely walks and places to visit."

    Reviewed by SusieApr 2021

  • "I booked this lodge after my wife found it online searching for a 'staycation' given everything that's going on at the moment and what a find this was!"

    A truly stunning lodge that has everything you need to create a home from home. The hot tub was certainly an added bonus allowing us to relax after a day in Bowness or experiencing some of the local walks and attractions. The lodge has gorgeous views over looking the pond and a fabulous decking area to enjoy the sunsets. We had an amazing week and shed a few tears when we had to leave! We willl be back :)

    Reviewed by BrettSep 2020

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Tarn Lodge."

    The property was well equipped and even contained items that were not listed to be included, so it exceeded our expectations. We were provided with a Guest Information Book prior to our stay and this was very useful to us throughout our stay - it had information about the local amenities as well as walking trails, taxi numbers with discount codes and recommendations. The property itself was very clean and the view over the lake was beautiful. I would highly recommend the Lodge for family and friends to stay in and I would also visit again!

    Reviewed by AaranSep 2020

  • "We were kept waiting for details of voucher/refund due to Covid."

    Not acceptable. Our original holiday date was in June but we had to move to September which we weren't very pleased about. After first use of hot tub my adult daughter developed a severe rash. This concerned us very much. Disappointingly we did not use the hot tub again ? because of the use of certain chemicals. This had never happened before to her having used one many many times. The rash has still not disappeared completely a week later. However, lodge (except hot tub) was lovely and very comfortable. All very modern and exceptionally clean with Covid instructions etc. It was in a very nice position near a pond but you do need a car to get around.

    Reviewed by MarySep 2020

  • "Fabulous property and really enjoyed our week there ."

    Very relaxing , couple of wishes would be a television in master bedroom , a parasol for the decking area and an awning for the hot tub , other than that it’s perfect!

    Reviewed by LucyAug 2020

  • "Lovely lodge."

    Really nicely designed and built lodge with tasteful decor throughout. Pleasing view of pond, but watch out for the hotel guests (next door) who row boats on the pond - they can see directly into your property. Ducks come and visit, but don't stay to annoy. Quality hot-tub, neatly hidden out of view of other guests; watch shooting stars and milk way on a clear night. Great appliances; of special note is the oven - it's big and fast and accurate cooking; kettle also very fast. Some utensils that the lodge could have benefited from include, Pizza slicer, Ice cream scoop, sieve; but otherwise well equipped. Comfortable beds, but if you / your kids wake with daylight, be ware that the daylight gets in due to the curtains position - bring your own black-out blinds or use a towel to cover the window(s). Also be aware that the other guest lodges (which are perpendicular to this lodge) look directly on to your decking and outdoor table & chairs - and as a consequence of their position relative to yours, the sound from them carries straight to your lodge; we found this a little more intrusive than it should be, which might be mitigated by putting up trees to break the sound carrying. Other things to note is that there is no outdoor storage attached to your lodge for things like bikes - it would have benefited from secure bike storage. Finally note that there is building (construction) taking place of an additional four lodges immediately above this one - the construction was dormant whilst we were there, but presumably the owners will construct the addition lodges, and that will generate significant noise and disruption. Other than these things, we had a great stay - it is a genuinely lovely place.

    Reviewed by MelvilleAug 2020

  • "We loved this lodge and found it completely amazing thank you - the views are amazing very relaxing especially after lots of walking the lodge is fully equipped to meet all your needs perfectly - beautiful place."

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2020

  • "Other than the living area when we had the wood burner on, the building was very cold for the 2 days we stayed."

    when we arrived the radiators were warm but the building was cold so we turned them to the max setting. that was the last time they came on. towels were still wet the next morning and the building was cold.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC and 1 x king-size (zip/link can be twin upon request), 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawn and decking area with furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: Check in is after 5pm
  • Private boat available for hire with a skipper on lake Windermere, bookable with the owners at the site for an additional cost

The property

Boasting astounding views of the beautiful neighbouring tarn below, the all-ground-floor dwelling of Tarn Lodge can be found resting on the outskirts the desirable South Lakeland town of Bowness-on-Windermere.

Offering guests an idyllic escape, sitting on the outskirts of the excitement of the town, this property is fantastically suited to a family of four or a couple seeking to discover the amazement of the Lake District National Park.

Entering into the open-plan living space, you will find a wonderful social hub where you can spend quality time with your loved ones; head over to the woodburning stove and light up a roaring fire as you snuggle down into the sofa with a film on the Smart TV for a relaxing evening indoors.

Assisting you on your idyllic retreat is the kitchen, with its wonderful range of integrated appliances accompanied by a table with enough space to seat the whole group, it creates the perfect setting for a celebratory meal when you're not out exploring the delicious eateries of the local town.

Along the hallway are the three bedrooms, made up of two king-size rooms, one with a sparkling en-suite shower room and the other with zip/link features and being a twin on request, one single room and a main bathroom fitted with a bath with a shower over, these beautiful bedrooms cater to a variety of group needs.

The immediate area of the property is a true idyll, with miles of unspoilt land to explore with a plethora of nature to be discovered, it's a wonderful position for the wildlife lover.

A short car journey will bring you to the centre of the town where you can find eateries of all kinds, shops galore, and various family-friendly attractions including The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories, The Old Laundry Theatre and plenty of watersporting opportunities on its scenic Lake Windermere, there's something for everyone here.

Slightly further afield is Kendal, boasting the ruins of a 13th-century castle the Kendal Museum, a farmer's market on the last Friday of each month and various leisure facilities, it's well-worth a visit.

In easy reach of Ambleside and Keswick too, Tarn Lodge is a true delight of a property for your next holiday to Cumbria.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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, 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 less than two miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There are 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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas