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Buttermere

Spark Bridge near Greenodd, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 30135)

4.5

Very good

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "The markings on the oven ate very poor it's very hard to see where the temperatures are and where the grill is."

    Reviewed by RaymondSep 2021

  • "The actual lodge was tiny."

    That's OK but for a tiny lodge it was still dirty. The frying pan was unwashed, the floors were dirty, the tops of the wardrobes were very dusty, the lampshades were dusty and one of the pictures had come adrift in its frame. As a base for doing other things, it was situated in a good location. The actual gardens it was in were very tranquil and lovely to sit in. The bed. This was tiny. My wife and I had the space of a pillow width each to move around in and, invariably, it was tight and uncomfortable at night with some heroic bruises. I have arthritis and the space made it impossible to get really comfy so I spent a couple of nights on the small sofa. The DVD had no remote that I could find so that went by the by. The TV was ok though. Further Niggles: The cabin was VERY dark and I had trouble shaving in the bathroom. The small light in the kitchen was flickering on and off constantly. The oven had the control printing virtually faded off so it was touch and go making food. Ended up burning food as the fan oven feature that was so hard to make out turned out to be a grill. Also, no working bulb in it. The shower was nice but the door kept popping off its runners. And no washing machine. The general consensus? The lodge was a good base. Apart from its flaws it was warm and easy to access with basic facilities. Was it good value? We got it for a good price and it was worth it. Just fix the niggles! I don't like publishing them but as an honest review I would be remiss not to mention them.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "We had a great holiday, the log cabin was lovely and the setting/gardens were so peaceful."

    The kitchen was well equipped, and eating out on the veranda most evenings was perfect. The mattresses were very comfortable with memory foam, and the goose down duvets very cosy, although a little warm in the latter part of our second week when the temperature was in the mid-20s. But having such great weather was a bonus so definitely cannot complain. The only suggestion is to improve the lighting in the bedroom and bathroom, I found it tricking putting my contact lenses in. The location was perfect, great for our many visits to Lake Coniston, and no where was very far. Great two week holiday.

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2021

  • "The chalet was in the most beautiful garden."

    It was so quiet, just the humming of bees and small birds song. It had everything we needed, even a caserole dish with a lid. It was clean and lovely and the curtains and blinds were thich enough to keep the rooms dark enough to sleep in. Read the info on the bins and the storage heaters. If you go for walks take some insect repellant, and sun cream even if its cloudy. I think those pesky little things that look like house flies actually bite! Dont be tempted to get your first dinner from Crakeside Fish & chips unless you like soggy chips and oily batter. I would love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2021

  • "The only problem and it was minor, were the doors to the shower which was quite difficult to keep fixed."

    We managed ok so no real issue.

    Reviewed by JanMay 2021

  • "The local pubs are all closed eg refurbished repainting, signs say open for business so ignore ."

    Hotel towards A59 Kendall 5 miles finishes serving 18.30pm , do not waste fuel, pubs and restaurants in Ulvaston are open.

    Reviewed by TerenceApr 2021

  • "Had a lovely relaxing holiday."

    comfortable lodge and very secluded and peaceful. good location for Windermere and Coniston lakes. would definitely rebook this lodge again

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2020

  • "If you want peace and quiet this is the place to stay."

    It’s not 5* but clean and comfortable with everything you need. We would go back for another visit

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2020

  • "Secluded peacefull location yet with in easy access to all lakes and visitor attractions stunning sceanary."

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "What a fantastic break."

    Perfect for a getaway. Beautiful grounds and location. A very comfortable cabin and all facilities were catered for.

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2020

  • "Beautiful little Cottage."

    Was perfect for us with a toddler. Big grounds to let the toddler burn off steam each day and enjoy seeing the sheep on the hills close by. Facilities in the house were great. Everything you need for your stay. Fridge with little freezer provided which was very handy. Towels and all the essentials provided. Nice selection of leaflets to browse through of things in the area and beyond. Greenodd village just a 2 min drive away. Beautiful walks around the area and a great base for visiting many Gardens, Castles and Parks. If you want a relaxing peaceful location, this is it. Nice outdoor seating - perfect for summer months. Easy to find location. All additional notes on the booking form were helpful in locating the property - tucked away. Owners very approachable and there if you need any help with regards to the property. Great idea for key access. Overall beautiful place. Will certainly be returning.

    Reviewed by LauraMar 2020

  • "It was perfect for a short break away."

    The cabin is well equipped, very cosy and surprisingly warm. It is private and well situated for some real Lake District walks. It would have been nice to have a log burner inside, but I'm really just nitpicking here!

    Reviewed by AndreaMar 2020

  • "Beautiful setting and cabin wonderful owner everything we needed for our stay and more"

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2019

  • "Brilliant location very quiet just how we like it ."

    The lodge was immaculate .

    Reviewed by AdrianOct 2019

  • "Warm and Cosy with everything we needed after a day’s walking / exploring."

    Good walks from the cabin itself and the location nice and quiet.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "We really enjoyed the location of the accommodation of the cabin."

    Reviewed by FranSep 2019

  • "Lovely log cabin in beautiful garden setting."

    Comfortable beds. Warm and cozy accomodation when the English summer is not at its best. Good location for the Lakes if you have a car. All very good.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2019

  • "The facility is in need of some TLC."

    There were cobwebs in all rooms in the ceiling point. The upholstery was stained and needed cleaning. The kitchen table was sticky to touch even after a clean. The carpet was thin and thread bare and had a rip on the join with the kitchen flooring. The toilet flush wasn’t strong enough, needing 2 to satisfy. The WiFi didn’t work at all either. The bedding was lumpy, not sure if due to age or choice of filling. The exterior path to the cabin was over grown. This made the path narrower and when wet difficult to pass as the stone wall had to be used as a step which got slippery when wet.

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2019

  • "This was our second stay at Buttermere, and I hope we'll be able to visit again in the future."

    We came for peace and quiet and for the beautiful surroundings. The owners were friendly and available, but not intrusive. We love it.

    Reviewed by CarolineJul 2019

  • "This log cabin is very comfortable and it is in an excellent location."

    Reviewed by CynthiaMay 2019

  • "An exceptionally lovely, chalet set in outstandingly beautiful, peaceful grounds."

    A very cosy, tasteful interior which benefits from an abundance of natural light. I visited during a very cold spell in May 2019 but I was able to keep snug due to the excellent heating system. Its is evident that in warm / hot weather, the nicely equipped terrace would be a pleasure to sit on and provide a great view of the tranquil and stunning grounds. A little patch of heaven. The proprietors are helpful, close by if needed, but very unobtrusive. I recommend Buttermere unreservedly and hope to return.

    Reviewed by LizMay 2019

  • "It was wonderful, everything was exactly how discribed on website."

    Reviewed by RebeccaMar 2019

  • "Great holiday loved the cottage I would definitely stay again"

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2019

  • "Absolutely gorgeous lodge stayed for 2 nights."

    It has a very homely feel to it and lovely surroundings

    Reviewed by MeganFeb 2019

  • "Lovely little cabin."

    Perfect for the two of us and our son. Being 7, he loved having some space to himself with his own room and having a little explore in the garden. Fab little kitchen with everything you could need (except maybe a spatula and an oven tray- tiny detail, not drastic) Great base for exploring the South Lakes. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by KatherineJan 2019

  • "The heating was very warm, the accommodation was very clean and tidy."

    Would definitely recommend yo family and friends

    Reviewed by RebeccaDec 2018

  • "Lovely cabin, strongly recommend."

    Great surroundings and facilities, We stayed in Grasmere for a couple days and hope to return to stay for longer.

    Reviewed by ZenabNov 2018

  • "Beautiful surroundings so quite and peaceful will be going back again next year"

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2018

  • "For the price it was absolutely brilliant I would recommend it too anyone."

    Reviewed by KyleSep 2018

  • "Set in lovely location the quality of the accommodation leaves a lot to be desired."

    Eg no light in the oven,no blind cord on the bedroom window,access to the cottage difficult for those with walking problems ,plants overgrown an inconvenience as our clothing got wet when entering or leaving.

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2018

  • "We were delighted with this accommodation - quiet, clean and comfortable and surrounded by lovely bird- and wildlife-filled grounds."

    The owners were friendly and helped with advice about places to visit locally. A great base for visiting the Lakes and also just for relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2018

  • "Beautiful location and well placed for Coniston and Windermere Well appointed lodge, simple and tasteful."

    Host was not very welcoming or friendly...

    Reviewed by AdeleJul 2018

  • "Accommodation was in a superb location as described and would probably return but a few extras would have been nice eg welcome pack ."

    have been to many cottages over the years the location was this ones best feature by far but for the lakes reasonable value for money The twin cottage in the same grounds(Grasmere) was a better standard inside than ours .

    Reviewed by SteveJun 2018

  • "It was amazing such a beautiful garden, very peaceful."

    Friendly owners. Would definitely recommend this holiday.

    Reviewed by PaulaMay 2018

  • "Very quiet location in wonderful grounds."

    Excellent location for touring/visiting attraction in Lake district.

    Reviewed by DaveApr 2017

  • "Buttermere was in a very tranquil and relaxing setting and was just what we were looking for."

    Mr ClarkJun 2016

  • "Buttermere was in a secluded, private, peaceful and quiet location."

    Cars were parked away from lodges so there was no passing traffic or associated noise. the owners were very friendly and accommodating.

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2016

  • "The cabin was set in a beautiful garden."

    This is an excellent and peaceful situation for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by JoeMay 2015

  • "It was very enjoyable and relaxing, lovely seeing the deer running through the trees and the rabbits."

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2015

  • "The log cabin was wonderful."

    Clean, warm and spacious with all the basics you needed provided. Would definitely use again and recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by RyanNov 2014

  • "We loved the setting and the quietness of the property."

    It was just what we wanted - to get away from the hustle and bustle.

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2014

  • "The setting is fantastic, a great getaway from daily life."

    Just outside the Lake District National Park but very easy access to it. Also close to Morecombe Bay.

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2014

  • "A well looked after property ideal for a quiet and relaxing holiday, overall a very good place for anyone who enjoys walking and a quiet holiday."

    Reviewed by WayneApr 2014

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Summer Hill Lodges

Greenodd 1.5 miles. These two pine lodges are situated in an acre of beautiful grounds close to the villages of Greenodd and Lowick Green and just four miles from Coniston Water with easy access to the Lake District fells. Located in tranquil and peaceful surroundings, these two Greenodd lodges provide a perfect retreat for two or three people. Both of these Lake District cottages provide comfortable accommodation with cosy, open-plan living areas and fully fitted kitchens. Outside, each of these Lake District lodges has a private veranda and a shared garden. The grounds and woods surrounding these Cumbrian lodges are forever changing and with a host of wildlife to observe including deer, squirrels and birds, these lodges provide a delightful location to simply enjoy all the beautiful surroundings with excellent walks from the doorstep. Just a short drive away is the village of Greenodd with a pub and village shops including a bakery, general store/Post Office and a butcher. Spectacular Coniston Water is just four miles away with numerous walks either on the lake shore or further across the fells over Torver Common or in Grizedale Forest. Slightly further afield are the popular tourist towns of Bowness and Windermere, Ambleside and Ulverston as well as the majestic Lake District countryside. Two lovely Greenodd lodges, perfect for a holiday at any time of the year.

The property

A comfortably presented log cabin in the south of the Lake District National Park.

The nearest lake is just within 10 mins drive from this property.

This Greenodd lodge has two spacious ground floor bedrooms and an open plan living area.

Outside is a small veranda where you can sit and relax with a refreshing drink as you plan the day's activities.

This Cumbrian cottage is a perfect base to experience the beauty and magic of the Lake District at any time of the year.

Note: Although all ground floor, there are external steps up to the lodge and a 35 meter walk along a gravel path.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front veranda with shared use of extensive grounds and lawns
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Although all ground floor, there are external steps up to the lodge and a 35 metre walk along a gravel path
  • Note - this property may not be suitable for anyone with limited mobility or in a wheelchair

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About the location

GREENODD

Ulverston 4 miles; Coniston 11 miles.

The small village of Greenodd rests on the estuary of the River Leven, within the Crake Valley, on the borders of the Lake District National Park. Once an 18th century shipbuilding centre and a significant commercial port, exporting locally quarried limestone, gunpowder and copper, Greenodd today is effectively a cul-de-sac with a selection of shops and a local pub, The Ship, which provides a visible link to the village’s history. The ancient market town of Ulverston is just 4 miles away, famous for its street markets and festivals, and boasts a wide range of shops, pubs and leisure facilities. It is also home to the only Laurel and Hardy museum in the world. This is a great location for a walking holiday and all the attractions of the National Park are within easy reach, including Coniston and Windermere, as is the beautiful Furness Coast with its golden beaches and good birdwatching opportunities. An ideal location for enjoying fantastic coastal and countryside pursuits.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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