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Top Lodge, 4 Skiptory Howe

White Cross Bay near Troutbeck Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 26654)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Mr Stone

    “Dear Sykes, we have stayed in a ...”

    Dear Sykes, we have stayed in a number of your cottages over the last 5 years and have always had a very enjoyable holiday. Unfortunately this lodge did not live up to expectations. On arrival the lodge was unbearably hot and we discovered that someone had put the boiler on its maximum setting. The following day when the building had cooled down, it smelt musty and damp. Possibly the heating was left on full to mask the damp! The bedrooms were both very small with inadequate storage space for ...

    Dear Sykes, we have stayed in a number of your cottages over the last 5 years and have always had a very enjoyable holiday. Unfortunately this lodge did not live up to expectations. On arrival the lodge was unbearably hot and we discovered that someone had put the boiler on its maximum setting. The following day when the building had cooled down, it smelt musty and damp. Possibly the heating was left on full to mask the damp! The bedrooms were both very small with inadequate storage space for our clothes, no chest of drawers in either room and the wardrobe was only equipped with three coat hangers. The double bed had what was without doubt the most uncomfortable mattress I’ve ever had the misfortune to sleep on. It sagged in the middle and was so soft I could feel the slats in the bed frame. The duvet was at best 20 mm thick and the cover was torn around the popper fasteners. Despite the fact that the holiday was to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary we ended up in the two single beds in the even smaller bedroom because they were marginally more comfortable! The bath had a very obvious repair in it and the basin was so small you banged you head on the bathroom cabinet when you tried to use it. We discovered on our last day that the shed contained a black bin liner full of decomposing kitchen waste, which probably accounted for the number of flies around the property. We had stayed the previous week in one off your lodges named Iona in the village of Strontian in the Scottish Highlands. This was a delightful cabin and was £200 pounds cheaper than the Skiptory Howe lodge. We paid more than £100 pounds a night to stay in this property and consequently expected a much more luxurious well equipped lodge. I have taken photographs of the problems we encountered which I am happy to send you. I also would expect some form of compensation because this holiday was not a memorable experience in a positive way!

Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
Facilities -
78/100
* Average score of 7 customer ratings

The property

A stylish, detached log cabin located in an elevated position on a beautifully maintained holiday park on the shores of Lake Windermere, in the stunning Lake District National Park.

Tastefully appointed throughout, this ground floor Windermere log cabin has two bedrooms and an immaculate bathroom, making it ideal for a small family or group of friends.

The spacious open plan living area at this Windermere log cabin offers a contemporary, well-equipped kitchen, a sociable dining area and sitting area with French doors, which provide a bright and airy atmosphere and open out to a charming, secluded decked terrace.

Located in a quiet part of the park, but still within easy access to the on-site facilities, such as an indoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and a sauna, this Windermere lodge is just a five-minute walk to the shores of the prominent lake.

Beautiful views stretch across to the Langdale Pikes and Latterbarrow, making this a perfect place to sit on the banks and admire the sunset at the end of your day.

The excellent on-site facilities will impress the whole family, with an indoor heated swimming pool, an outdoor play centre and a multi-use games court.

A restaurant and bar can be found within a few minutes' walk of your log cabin near Windermere, hosting live entertainment during the summer months, as well as a convenient shop and laundry facility.

The pretty town of Ambleside sitting at the top of Lake Windermere, is just a short drive away, boasting some excellent restaurants and cafes.

Kirkstone Pass is on the doorstep and leads through magnificent scenery past Ullswater and the pretty lakeside villages of Glenridding and Pooley Bridge.

With plenty of nearby activities to entice you, and excellent leisure facilities on-site to come home to, this Windermere log cabin is the perfect base for the whole family, all year round.

Accuracy of the listing -
85/100
Value for money -
67/100
* Average score of 7 customer ratings

Accommodation

All ground floor. Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.

Comfort -
78/100
Cleanliness -
78/100
* Average score of 7 customer ratings

Amenities

  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, combination microwave, fridge, freezer, shared on-site laundry facilities (coin operated), dishwasher, TVs with Freeview, DVDs, WiFi available on site
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable storage (5'x6')
  • Decking to all sides with front terrace with furniture
  • Shared use of leisure facilities, including indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, gym, play park and multi-use games area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Booster in lodge amplifies site WiFi and offers strong signal
  • Note: At check-in guests will be provided with a barrier pass number to use in the barrier key pad providing vehicular access to the park
  • Note: Guests wishing to use the on-site leisure facilities will need to purchase a leisure pass from reception
  • Passes cost £15 per stay and one pass is allocated per lodge
  • Note: Though all ground floor, due to narrow lodge-style doorways, this property may not be suitable for wheelchair users
  • Please call for more information.

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About the location

WHITE CROSS BAY

Troutbeck Bridge 0.8 miles; Windermere 2 miles; Bowness 3 miles; Ambleside 3 miles.

White Cross Bay holiday park nestles on the shores of Lake Windermere, midway between Windermere and Ambleside, in the Lake District National Park. Consisting of many lodges, it offers a restaurant, pub, shop, entertainment room, amusement arcade, indoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, gym, children's staffed activity centre, marina and outdoor play areas. Lake Windermere, the largest and most popular in the area, boasts a wide range of lakeside activities from walking and cycling to rowing, horse riding, taking a trip on the steam railway, plus lake cruises from Bowness to the pretty village of Ambleside and down to Lakeside, which has a celebrated aquarium. Children will also enjoy The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness-on-Windermere, where technology brings her characters to life, and Brockhole Lake District Visitor Centre, with its Treetop Trek aerial adventure is a short walk away from the site. With destinations including Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains all within easy reach, this location is perfect for a Lake District holiday at any time of the year.

Location -
100/100
* Average score of 7 customer ratings

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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