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Wansfell Retreat Lodge

Wansfell 4, Limefitt Park near Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1068804)

4.3

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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75 Customer Reviews

  • "The location is beautiful and the cottage is comfortable."

    We definitely enjoyed our stay. The only complaint we have is that the dishes in the cupboard were put away wet and in some cases, dirty.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Wansfell Retreat. We are sorry to hear of the issues you found with the dishes, we will pass your comments along to our Housekeeping team to ensure that our high standards are met. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2022

  • "Felt like somebodies home not like a holiday"

    Thank you for your feedback. Wansfell Retreat is a lovely lodge. Our lodges are meant to feel like your home away from home, and we find that decorating style is down to personal preference. We hope that you would return to us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2022

  • "Beautiful lodge with everything we needed, gorgeous views and plenty of room."

    Perfect place to stay.

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

    Reviewed by EmilyJun 2022

  • "We have previously stayed at this lodge and loved it so decided to return this year."

    Unfortunately we we’re left disappointed at the cleanliness of the lodge. On arrival there was a ramekin of cigarette ends left on the table on the decking from the previous guests and pieces of glass on the kitchen floor. We had a toddler and a dog with us so luckily we found this before one of them stood on it. The general cleanliness of the lodge was very poor. Given there is a 6 hour turn around and guests are asked to strip their own beds, it does not seem reasonable that floors are not cleaned properly and the lodge isn’t dusted. Our little boy lost one of his toys under the sofa and when I went to get it I was disgusted at the dog hair, dust and other items under the sofa. It wouldn’t take much to move the sofas and vacuum underneath them in between stays. The oven is also desperate for a clean. The lodge is starting to look a bit tired and needs some maintenance. The dishwasher runner was broken, one of the lampshades in the bedroom was smashed, the blinds in one bedroom were broken, the door handle in one of the bedrooms is broken, the tap in the main bathroom is broken and lots of other little bits that need some attention. It is such a shame that the lodge had been left to get in this state, it is a beautiful location on the site, with gorgeous views from the decking. I can not fault the park in general, and the staff in the Haybarn inn are brilliant, very friendly. One in particular took the time to ask how to sign back to my non verbal son, and remembered this the next time we went in which was lovely.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your stay. We will take your comments regarding the cleanliness of the lodge and pass them along to our Housekeeping team to follow up on. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2022

  • "We really really enjoyed our stay and overall the lodge and the views were amazing."

    The only points to make are the tap in the main bathroom was very loose, the door handle in the little bedroom also kept falling off when touched. Thank you very much for having us.

    Thank you for your valued feedback and your comments. We will take a look at the tap and door handle, thank you for bringing it to our attention. We do hope you will return for another stay with us soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AbigailApr 2022

  • "We had such an amazing time and would defiantly come back."

    Lodge was lovely but more cleanliness require.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable time at Wansfell Retreat. We will pass your comments regarding cleanliness onto our housekeeping team to check and ensure that standards are met. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MosesApr 2022

  • "This is a lovely property with fabulous views."

    The property has everything you need - very comfortable and it has an excellent enclosed terrace. If this was mine i wouldnt leave it! The park is well kept and in a good location. The shop only sells the basics so go prepared. The on site pub is a bonus. Overall a great long weekend - oh now back to reality and work!

    Reviewed by PhilipApr 2022

  • "Fantastic lodge."

    Lovely and clean. Amazing views. Handy to all areas. Nice to have the small things included like bin bags, dishwasher tablets etc. Nice decor. Plenty of pots, pans etc. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely review. The lodge is in an ideal location and provides a great base for visiting the local area. We do hope you will return and have another fantastic stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarlApr 2022

  • "Had a fabulous week at Wansfell Retreat."

    What a perfect location, amazing views and lodge is in a great position. Very clean and had everything we needed. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by SandraMar 2022

  • "The lodge is spacious and has great views."

    It is generally well equipped. The location is excellent, being so close to Windermere and Ambleside. The main issue was the almost complete lack of WiFi and phone service, which we were not advised about in advance. We have stayed at various lodges at Limefitt over the years and are aware that the WiFi can be patchy, but it has never been this bad before. The owners need to upgrade the WiFi facilities or at least make clear to guests that there is no serviceable WiFi available.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased to note that you enjoyed your visit to the Lakes. The booking notes for the lodge do state that the lodge has complimentary WIFi provided by the park and that the quality and reliability will vary. We apologies if this affected your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeithOct 2021

  • "This was the second time we stayed here as we loved it so much the first time."

    There is nothing we could say bad about this lodge. It is comfortable and clean and the views are lovely. Very private and all facilities you could need. We will be back again.

    Reviewed by LyndseySep 2021

  • "Was a beautiful cabin but it hadn't been cleaned very well for my arrival, found long hairs in the spare bedroom where my son was sleeping and also a used cotton bud on the floor, cobwebs around all the lightings and corner of some windows."

    On Sunday the water was turned off all day so we had no running water to wash ourselves after a day out at the lake in the heat, no water to even flush the facilities or wash pots, we had the leave a day early as it isn't ideal with having a kid and having no running water so couldn't even cook food as no possible way to even wash up, spoke to the receptionist and got offered no compensation or compassion other than we cant help it was disgusting, so had to enjoy a lovely 4 hour drive back smelling cause of no running water

    Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to hear the lodge was not up to our usual standard for your arrival. Had you made us aware, we would have arrange for the cleaner to return to put things right for you. The disruption on Sunday was due to a burst water pipe which cannot be helped. We understand it is frustrating, however, it was something completely outside of our control and the park management who run and own the park had it dealt with as soon as they were able. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. We do hope you will return to us and maybe try another lodge on our portfolio. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LeeSep 2021

  • "Fantastic lodge,spotless clean stunning views"

    Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted to hear of how much you enjoyed your stay in Wansfell Retreat. The lodge is in a great location with stunning views. We do hope you will return to us soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NolaAug 2021

  • "Very good lodge with modern facilities."

    Overall a good stay in nice surroundings with great views from the outside decking.

    Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Wansfell Retreat. It's a great place to stay and we are delighted that you thought so too. We hope we welcome you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "We have stayed at Wansfell Retreat before, and like last time, everything was perfect."

    It’s beautifully clean, comfortable, is very well equipped, has stunning views and very nice outdoor furniture. We have no complaints at all about the lodge. The only annoying thing is that WiFi is advertised as being available at Limefitt. it isn’t. You just can’t get on it. We had to use our phone data to do anything. But this means you can run up quite high bills. Other than that, we loved every second of our stay at Wansfell.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are delighted to hear of how much you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry to hear you experienced WiFi problems during your stay. As advertised, the WiFi is provided by the park and is complimentary. Unfortunately, this is something outside of our control and we can only apologise for the inconvenience it caused you. We have passed your comments to the park management for their information. That said, it would be our pleasure to welcome you back for a third stay at Wansfell Retreat Lodge as it is definitely worth the visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2021

  • "Lovely lodge and limefitt park is great as always"

    Reviewed by ClareJun 2021

  • "The guttering on the kitchen side of the lodge near the twin bedroom has come apart."

    The last night when it was raining, it did keep one person awake, with the stream of water hitting the ground.

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2021

  • "Perfect. We were lucky with the weather & able to enjoy the sun around the clock with the wrap around verandah."

    Beautiful views & so peaceful

    Reviewed by ValerieJun 2021

  • "Lovely lodge, had everything we needed, very comfortable, the views were amazing, can't wait to come back."

    What did you enjoy most about your stay? The lodge and the quiet, nice walks, beautiful scenery What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Too many walks to mention love Keswick and food at Queens head an Mortal man.

    Mrs Linda ThirlingNov 2020

  • "We loved our all too brief 3 night October stay at Limefitt Holiday Park."

    Views were incredible from Wansfell Retreat Lodge, an endless panorama of fells, valleys and big skies. The lodge was totally clean, nicely decorated and with exceptionally comfortable beds and sofas. The in-laws loved the leather sofas so much they are determined to replace theirs at home with the same models! There was a good amount of lidded pans, trays, pyrex dishes, crockery and cutlery, should you wish to cook... A drawer full of DVDs, a PS4, all three bedrooms have TVs and wardrobes. In short, a home from home, we were very impressed. The holiday park is well situated for walks, a couple of decent pubs lie within walking distance off site, and of course there is the on site pub and a shop for any essentials. The family dog loved the stream and walking field, he will be rebooking as soon as he can! What did you enjoy most about your stay? Views, comfort, location What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Windermere and Bowness nearby are lovely to walk around

    Miss Lucienne ClabroughOct 2020

  • "The location of the lodge is excellent with stunning views and peace and quiet."

    The lodge itself has everything you need. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The total relaxation after a busy day at the lakes. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? All local attractions are worth visiting.

    Mrs Teresa CramptonSep 2020

  • "Lovely lodge, with one of the best views on site."

    Nicely kitted out with all the things you need except for an outside table sunshade. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The views. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? On site Horse riding was very handy.

    Mrs Wendy PearsonSep 2020

  • "Lovely roomy lodge with stunning views, dog friendly with secure decking and balcony, added bonus of washer/dryer."

    The on-site pub the hay barn serves excellent food and is dog friendly. We will definitely return. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Everything What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Rydal caves and the Haybarn for food

    Mr Derek LaydonAug 2020

  • "The lodge is in a good location on the park gets the sun all day and lovely comfy outside seating."

    Only few points let What did you enjoy most about your stay? The view and outside furniture of the lodge . What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? The Pub on site lovely food and staff very welcoming and service is very quick brilliant .

    Mrs Susan WilliamsJul 2020

  • "Stayed for 4 nights late Sept."

    Booking was extremely easy and hassle free. Lodge location is excellent with great views from the decking area and pretty central within the park. Condition and cleanliness cannot be faulted and if returning to Limefitt would have no hesitation on booking this lodge again. Only downside was the on site pub the Haybarn was shut for the majority of our stay for maintenance issues, which has no bearing on the lodge itself. We would certainly return here again as it is an outstanding location. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Beautiful countryside and relaxing stay What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Explore the surrounding area plenty to be found

    Mr Kevin MccallionOct 2019

  • "Nice clean cabin on arrival."

    Lovely furnishings, In our view,the best views on site. Lovely sized rooms and showers. Plenty of storage. Room for two cars. Would definitely recommend Wansfell Retreat. The pony trekking people attached to the site are brilliant. The only downside for us was the onsite pub/restaurant, could have been better, in that the food and drink was just ok, wouldn What did you enjoy most about your stay? The lovely views. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Their are just to many attractions to see and do to write everything down here.

    Mrs Wendy PearsonAug 2019

  • "We have stayed at Wansfell Retreat on a few occasions now and it remains our favourite lodge at Limefitt and never fails to be a lovely place to escape to and enjoy the ideal surroundings."

    As usual, we found the lodge to be clean, well equipped, and very comfortable. The interior is to a very high standard and feels very much a home from home. The decking and exterior is private and has amazing views. We travel with our dog (Lurcher) and find that the secure decking area is a safe zone for him without having to worry about him escaping. The location of the lodge allows us to choose from a variety of walks, hikes, or Fells either locally or by driving further afield to other parts of the Lakes. On site there is the reliable Haybarn Inn which has always been a good place to have a few drinks or a hearty pub meal which we always enjoy visiting. There are also lots of other dog-friendly pubs serving food around the area to choose from. We've been visiting Limefitt for a number of years now and will certainly continue to come back. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The lodge itself and its location. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Castle Cragg walk at borrowdale

    Mr Andy CrossJun 2019

  • "Stayed with our 10 year old son, great lodge, the second time we What did you enjoy most about your stay?"

    Great base for fell walking What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Kayaking at Nichol End on Derwentwater

    Mrs Helen ShakespeareJun 2019

  • "We have stayed at several lodges at limefitt before."

    They are all nice. But this one is outstanding. The furnishings are very good quality, comfortable beds, it was extremely clean when we arrived, And Very well equipped, The outside decking had a secure gate on it so our small dog could run around safely. The outdoor furniture was Top quality and comfortable and the view is amazing. We can What did you enjoy most about your stay? The views What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Grassmere village and Brockhole visitor centre.

    Mr Anthony BurtJun 2019

  • "Still a lovely lodge, but requires better quality bedding and some general repairs needed."

    Overall still a very relaxing break with excellent views from the lodge. Would recommend highly. Ideal for people bringing their pet, with the fully enclosed balcony. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Relaxing, with excellent surroundings What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? A visit to Keswick.

    Mr Bryan EmmsMay 2019

  • "Stayed at this lodge for the 2nd time, enjoyed great weather the changes to this lodges (sofa What did you enjoy most about your stay?"

    Weather was great so enjoyed outdoor decked area What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Walk to Orrest Head

    Ms Heather SouthernMay 2019

  • "We had an enjoyable stay at Wansfell lodge the area is beautiful and the situation of the lodge is tranquil and calming you are not overlooked and with plenty of outside sitting area to enjoy."

    The restaurant which is set back from the lodges is an excellent addition. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The delightful views around the lodge the tranquil environment What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Spending a pleasant day walking in and around Grasmere. Around the lake has breathtaking views and if jigsaw are your thing they have a shop that is full to the top with every jigsaw possible.

    Mrs Julie WaiteApr 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed staying at this lodge (one of several we have stayed at on the park)."

    it is very warm and comfortable, with excellent views of the surrounding hills. we would definitely stay again. What did you enjoy most about your stay? good weather and views What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? walking over trout beck which overlooks the park, very spectacular views on a good day.

    Miss Andrea HeatonApr 2019

  • "All of our party enjoyed the stay at wansfell retreat lodge we cannot wait while next year."

    We keep trying new lodges each one very nice. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The lodge the walks the park What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? The walk to amble side

    Mrs Christine TidyJan 2019

  • "The lodge was in a great location, with amazing views and we felt relaxed as soon as we walked through the door."

    Wansfell is decorated to a high standard and there is everything you could possibly need for a relaxing stay. We booked for a relative's 60th birthday for the weekend and we regretted we hadn't booked for longer. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Relaxing peaceful location What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Beatrix potter world for guests with young children

    Miss Charlotte AugerDec 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our break in this lodge and this area of the lakes."

    There are good walks from the site and it's not too far to drive further on for ambleside or grasmere. The lodge was warm,clean and comfortable. The porch area was very useful for removing wet coats and footwear, however there were no hooks for hanging coats. We had to use the dining room chairs for drying. As we were on a 4 day break we didn't need to much wardrobe space which was convenient as one wardrobe was packed full of outside cushions! Well equipped kitchen but lacking a pyrex jug and covered casserole dishes. These are very small but useful points worth a comment. Would definitely book again. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Comfortable lodge, lovely views. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Excellent base for walking.

    Mrs Pauline ScottDec 2018

  • "Lodge accommodation was very good, clean and comfortable."

    The lodge was presented nicely and we enjoyed our stay. Would recommend the following improvements :- More coat hangers, hooks for coats by the entrance, hooks for dressing gowns in the bedrooms and shower tidies to hold shower gel,sponges etc. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Comfortable accommodation and good weather What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Meals in the Haybarn

    Mr Paul WoodsNov 2018

  • "This lodge was wonderful and had everything you might need."

    I also chose it because it's dog friendly. The owner obviously takes pride in his Lodge as all the finishes seemed of a high standard. Little details, like the wire on the decking steps so that you don't slip were great. Beautiful views and warm and cosy on the colder days. Kitchen facilities were great...we wanted for nothing! It was a wonderfully relaxing break with plenty to see and do close by. We will definitely be returning. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Views and knowing the dog was safe on the gated decking. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Boat trip across Windermere

    Mrs Sharon KrajncNov 2018

  • "Bedding a tad smelly and worn out."

    The drain smell was really bad at times. Lighting simply wasn What did you enjoy most about your stay? The TV size What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Hayes garden centre

    Mr Paul MaguireOct 2018

  • "After a horrible year, me and my family needed a break from reality and wanfell retreat did just the job!"

    It was a beautiful, clean lodge with a view I could look at for longer than 7 days! The on-site pub is great, take your pet and have a proper ale. We all will definitely be making our break to the lakes a yearly gathering and I can not wait to return next year! What did you enjoy most about your stay? The view What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? The boat trip on windermere

    Miss Rebecca BuckleyOct 2018

  • "Clean and well equiped lodge in a wonderful setting."

    Would highly recomend to anyone looking to visit the lakes. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The setting. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Brockhole (Tree Top Trek)

    Mr Stephen LittlerSep 2018

  • "The lodge is very well located on this site with open views onto the fells."

    The interior is modern and well maintained throughout . On site you can find plenty of walks ,children play area and a dog exercise field .Also you will find a Pub which caters for meals and drinks . Overall a good place for a Holiday in the Lake District . What did you enjoy most about your stay? The location. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Easy acces to Windermere & Ambleside

    Mr David TaylorAug 2018

  • "Really lovely lodge with plenty of space and facilities, everything was provided making it easier to get on with the holiday."

    The decking area is brilliant if you have dogs or children as it What did you enjoy most about your stay? Great location, easy to get around and beautiful scenery. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Really well set up for dogs and walking.

    Mrs Tracey CliffordAug 2018

  • "Enjoyed every minute accomodation was great and dog friendly the site is lovely we have been before and will no doubt return again in the future What did you enjoy most about your stay?"

    The lovely locationtt What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Great day at carmtel races

    Mrs Sarah BellAug 2018

  • "Another lovely stay at Wansfell Retreat."

    Our dogs love Limefitt Park and this lodge has lovely uninterrupted views. Staff at lake district lodge holidays were really helpful when we had a problem and all of the resort staff were excellent too. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The lodge location What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Lovely views in the dog field

    Miss Sarah BellJul 2018

  • "We were a party of 6 and a small dog, the lodge was amazing, great views over the fells."

    There was plenty of room for 6 adults and we were lucky enough to see snow, would definitely recommend and look forward to staying again. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Everything and the great views What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Coniston Old Man

    Mrs Michelle SlaterMay 2018

  • "Enjoyed the uninterupted views, lodge warm and comfortable, limefitt park continues to grow excellent walks from the door What did you enjoy most about your stay?"

    Uninterupted views What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Walks from the door

    Ms Heather SouthernApr 2018

  • "We had a lovely relaxing break with family, the lodge was very cosy, warm & comfortable."

    There was everything we needed but would have been better to have more settee seating as there was 5 adults & a child and somebody had to sit on a stand chair. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Location, views What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Bowness & Ambleside

    Mr Andrew LlewellynDec 2017

  • "This is a lovely lodge in a great position on the park."

    My only negative about the holiday may seem a bit petty to some. The quality of the bed linen was absolutely fine, however the way the beds were made up was awful...valances not properly fitted and left lying literally in the middle of the floor between single beds...1 bed did not have a valance....double bed fitted sheet did not fit and left half the depth of the mattress showing....such a simple thing to get right..and can create such a good/bad first impression. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The peace and quiet What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? No

    Ms Elizabeth McewanNov 2017

  • "Lovely furnished lodge well looked after."

    So great to be able to take the dogs and still stay in a well furnished clean and tidy lodge. We'd definitely come back again -but for longer! What did you enjoy most about your stay? Tranquil setting and beautiful views What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Kids loved Tree Top trek at Brockhole

    Mr Jonathan DentOct 2017

  • "This was our first stay in Wansfell Retreat, but our second time at Limefitt."

    The position of the lodge is beautiful. The elevation gave wonderful views over the countryside and meant we were not overlooked from the front of the property through the lovely huge double doors. There is so much space outside with the decked veranda and adds to the spacious interior. It was comfortable and warm, staying in September, the odd time it got a little chilly, so we turned on the heating, which after a short time we turned off again as it warms up very quickly. It's a lovely lodge and couldn't fault it really, sad to leave. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Hard to give one example, we thoroughly enjoyed our whole stay. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Hire a motor boat on the lake, lovely experience and a change from the public sightseeing tours.

    Ms Doreen LawtonSep 2017

  • "Best night sleep ever!"

    ! so comfortable what a enjoyable stay. Views were excellent. My teenage boys love this park for biking walks. Local kayaking hire also. Been limefit park twice and white cross bay. This lodge was very nice inside. Clean we would like a hot tub at the lodge but can't have every thing. Yes good choice. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Comfy bed. The views being high up looking over the varander What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Complete hr round Windermere on steam boat. Haverwait steam train to Ambleside. Kayaking & go ape. National parks. Kendal is lovely shops martlet wk end.

    Mrs Cheryl PeacockJul 2017

  • "We had a wonderful stay in a very comfortable lodge."

    The staff were very polite and helpful as were the locals. The location is a little out of the way, approx. 5 mile from the nearest town (Windermere) so a car is a must. The only bad point is that there is a fairly steep hill leading up to the pub/restaurant which some people may find a bit hard going. The location is perfect for hill walking and the wee town of Bowness is stunning with plenty boat trips and shops. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The stunning scenery and the walking What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Boat trip is a must on the lake

    Mr Craig LornieJul 2017

  • "We stayed at the cabin in late June and where lucky to have great westher."

    Location is perfect for exploring. We went to go ape while on our visit which is a short drive away. The lodge is perfectly equipment for any group type. The quality of the fixture and fitting especially in the kitchen is fantastic it was like a home away from home. Recommend to anyone wanting a quiet retreat but close enough to explore the wonders of the lake district. X What did you enjoy most about your stay? Home away from Home What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Go ape at Grizedale

    Mrs Joanne FisherJul 2017

  • "This location is extremely beautiful, fell views every way you look."

    Site is very well cared for and the staff could not be more helpful. Excellent food is served at the Haybarn pub on site and your canine friend can join you there. Would recommend to anyone. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The beautiful scenery What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Lake Windermere steamer trip

    Mrs Susan MarkbrideJun 2017

  • "Lodge very comfortable, beautiful position - shame about the weather."

    Would stay there again, can recommend. What did you enjoy most about your stay? peaceful surroundings What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? day out at Rookin House activity centre

    Mrs Sue WithallJun 2017

  • "Excellent accommodation In a beautiful location and a great base to explore the surrounding areas, the only disappointment for us was the weather, heavy rain for most of our stay but a great pub on site, pity it didn't open lunch times mid week and a limited menu, we will definitely stay there again What did you enjoy most about your stay?"

    Comfort and relaxation What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Walking by the lake at bowness

    Mr Kenneth TilleyJun 2017

  • "It was our first time at Limefitt Park and we were all impressed upon arrival - a very peaceful site with beautiful views."

    The site has a small shop at reception, a children's play area and a field with football goals and tennis nets. The on site bar/restaurant is full of character and a lovely place to spend an evening. We felt very lucky that we had booked Wansfell Retreat as it is in an elevated position with uninterrupted views over the countryside, and no-one overlooking it. It was beautifully presented and very spacious for a group of 6 (4 adults, 2 children). We were very lucky with the weather and so spent a lot of time outside on the decked area, which had a table and chairs and some comfortable rattan furniture. We mentioned a couple of minor points on our feedback form to Lake District Lodge Holidays, and they sent an email responding to these very soon after our stay - excellent customer service. We had a brilliant stay here and are looking to return to the same lodge next year. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Beautiful views What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Cruise of Lake Windermere

    Mrs Claire HuttonMay 2017

  • "We had a lovely few days staying at Wansfell Retreat."

    The whole experience was so great right from the booking process until we checked out. The lodge is so spacious bright and has amazing views of the hills. We even managed to sit out and enjoy a couple of drinks on the decking and soak in the views in the lovely spring sunshine. The lodge is kitted out to high standard and a proper home from home and very comfortable. Loved the fact the Lake Windermere is only a short drive away and a cruise on the lake is s must. We got an amazing day weather wise for it. All in all a relaxing few days away and will definitely be coming back. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Everything. Especially the lake cruise What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? The lake cruise

    Mr Ian GowansApr 2017

  • "Stayed at Wansfell Retreat in March 17, on one of the wettest weekends ever."

    The lodge is in a lovely location, with great views over the Troutbeck valley. The decked area is good for small children, as it is fully enclosed with gated access, however due to the weather we could not venture outside at all. The lodge itself is well laid out, with a spacious living/dining area and well appointed kitchen. 2 of the bedrooms are a decent size, with the third being quite tight, but not unreasonably small compared to other lodges I have stayed in. The ensuite bathroom is a bonus if the lodge is fully occupied. WIFI / Phone signal is poor, however this is clearly stated on the booking information. The quality of the fixtures and fittings is generally very good, with an excellent first impression on arrival. The levels of cleanliness were ok, however I would say that some further attention to detail is required in areas such as underneath the sofas (which were quite grubby) and the cooker which could have done with a good scrub out. Overall a nice lodge, in a lovely location. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Relaxing location, and the views. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Lake Cruise.

    Miss Amanda RowellMar 2017

  • "Wow wow wow, this place is amazing."

    We had a 3 night stay in wasnfell retreat in Nov it was a beautiful, well looked after and superbly maintained. We went for our 4th wedding anniversary with the in laws and our 3 year old daugher, not one of us as a bad thing to say about this place at all. Great site and perfect location. A * What did you enjoy most about your stay? Great location What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? A trip to bowness in Windermere

    Mr Craig GregoryNov 2016

  • "Everything was excellent from the lodge and it's views to the site itself."

    We enjoyed a few good evenings in the haybarn pub onsite where we received a warm welcome. Our dog zabba really enjoyed the pub where he was treated like royalty. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Everything What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Everywhere is so accepting of dogs

    Mr Andrew LundOct 2016

  • "Lake District Lodge Holidays could not have been more helpful, friendly and professional."

    Wansfell Retreat was fantastic and the situation on the park ensured absolute privacy, without compromising the stunning views from the Lodge. The Park staff could not have done more to help make a break more memorable. Very happy and helpful people to represent the Park. Our only regret in writing this review is that we are encouraging people to take a break in this brilliant Lodge, and that will make it more difficult for booking Wansfell Retreat in future. We cannot recommend more highly. A credit to the owner. What did you enjoy most about your stay? So relaxing - enjoyed everything about the stay What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Trips on the Lakes on sunny days.

    Mr Bryan EmmsOct 2016

  • "Fantastic stay at wansfell retreat will gladly return again, ideal location to explore around the area."

    What did you enjoy most about your stay? the location and the comfort of the log cabin What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? walks and days out

    Mr Anthony CookOct 2016

  • "This site was very clean and well looked after ,but i think there could be better lighting ."

    The walk from the Haybarn Inn is very dark and could be tricky in the evening What did you enjoy most about your stay? Peaceful break for the family in a very comfortable lodge What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? A visit to Keswick was a good day out with plenty of places allowing dogs into pubs

    Mr John ArchibaldOct 2016

  • "Used two lodges fir the family ."

    Had a brilliant time waking and chilling out. Beautiful surroundings and digs welcomed too was a bonus What did you enjoy most about your stay? Surroundings What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Surroundings

    Mrs Kathryn BennettOct 2016

  • "Wansfell Retreat was a real treat!"

    ! The views from the patio area are the best we've ever had. The lodge is very comfortable, clean and spacious. Everything you could need for a break away was catered for apart from an iron although there is an ironing board. Good sized bedrooms and comfy beds. Spacious family bathroom and ensuite. Nice bedding and towels. There is a fantastic play area for the kids and they loved playing in the river. The dog walking field is great. The bar is very nice. We would definitely return to Wansfell Retreat and Limefitt Park. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Quietness of the location and the views. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? On this occasion we didn't leave the site as we were very comfortable at the lodge and Limefitt had everything we needed.

    Mr Peter BeardsallSep 2016

  • "What a beautiful location,just a short distance from Windermere and Kendal,the lodge we stayed in was immaculate,which was very satisfying,the food at the pub on site was very good the beer excellent to,plenty of things to do out and about a really good break for us,would recommend the location and lodges to anyone can't wait until we go again."

    What did you enjoy most about your stay? The tranquility What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? The attractions in Windermere and bowness,shopping in Kendal

    Mrs Susan MarkbrideSep 2016

  • "We had a fab time the cabin was excellent and the location with the views and not being overlooked was brill, would definitely recommend to other people and we will be booking again."

    What did you enjoy most about your stay? The cabin and location. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Walk up the hill behind the cabin, the views are beautiful

    Mrs Joanne BatesAug 2016

  • "WFirst time to this site and this lodge."

    Very impressed with the Lodge inside and out for cleanliness and position. Probably one of just a few with the perfect view from the Balcony across the hills. If I was to go to the site again I would definately look for this lodge What did you enjoy most about your stay? the realxed atmosphere, close to amenities in Windermere and walks etc. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Boat on Lake windermere

    Mr Graham WilkinsonAug 2016

  • "Lovely lodge , very well looked after , beautifully clean , and a great view Wonderful time had by all Recommend the short walk across the field to the Mortal Man Pub Troutbeck Thank You Lake District Lodge Holidays What did you enjoy most about your stay?"

    The View from the Lodge What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Mortal Man Pub Troutbeck

    Dr Simon RobinsonJul 2016

  • "A great stay in The Lakes with 5 star accommodation."

    Would definitely recommend. Looking forward to our next stay. Great location to explore the wonderful Lakes. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The whole experience from luxury accommodation to the beauty of lake windemere. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Boat trip on lake windemere

    Mr Steve CompsonJun 2016

  • "Great time had by everyone would definitely go back again lodge was great Well sited for going for days out dogs loved the walks would go back anytime no complaints well done to everyone great holidayo What did you enjoy most about your stay?"

    The peace and quitt What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? The pub was good the food was great

    Mr John PheelyMay 2016

  • "We stayed for one week."

    Our party consisted of 4 adults and one dog. The lodge is lovely, it has a good location on the park, not overlooking other caravans. From the lodge itself there are many walks to be had. Just under 10 minutes from Bowness on Windermere. The other way leads to Ullswater and Consiton, both within half an hours drive away. The lodge has 3 bedrooms, 2 twins and one double. One of the twins has only one wardrobe but no chest of drawers or bedside table which was a minus but not a major problem. The lounge had two 2 seater settees so if there were six people, seating would have to be on the dining chairs, but for us it was just right. We would come back again and would definitely try and get this lodge. Some lodges did have hot tubs, not this this one, but as we came at Easter it didn't matter. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The lodge location, its superior decor and comfortability. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Getting a boat trip on Windermere and having the walkers combination of a trip and a walk. Well worth seeing Windermere from the quieter side as well as the hustle and bustle side.

    Mr Martin MillsMay 2016

  • "Stayed here for 2 nights with my husband and 4 children."

    Was lovely only problem was the kids got bored easy maybe was the time of month. Would stay again but wouldn't take the kids What did you enjoy most about your stay? View What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? South lakes animal park

    Miss Kylie NieldMay 2016

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This property is part of the Lake District Lodge Holidays collection.
From the moment you arrive in the Lake District there is a huge choice of activities and things to see as you take in Britain’s latest World Heritage Site – it’s the only National Park to be recognised for such status.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x kingsize with ensuite double walk-in shower, basin, WC, 1 x twin with full size divan beds, 1 x twin with narrow singles (more suitable for children) Family shower room with shower, basin, WC
  • Spacious open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area
  • A slab or base is provided for a BBQ but please bring your own BBQ and dispose of it responsibly
  • Wansfell Retreat is accessed by 5 steps
  • The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level.
  • Full gas central heating
  • Gas hob and electric oven,, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, DVD player, Sky HD (limited free channels), CD/DAB/Dock sound system, electric fire,all bedrooms have TV/DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels incl in rent, please bring your own beach/leisure towels
  • Parking for two cars
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Please note that the charging of electric vehicles is not permitted at this lodge, the nearest charging point can be found at Booths Supermarket in Windermere
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Complimentary WiFi is provided by the park and subject to fair usage guidelines, Quality and reliability of connection will vary based on the number of people using it, prevailing weather conditions and therefore may be limited or slower than you are used to, WiFi is for personal use only and is not intended for high data usage, gaming and/or use for business purposes, This is only suitable for page browsing and sending emails, Bookings cannot be accepted if they are solely reliant on the provision of uninterrupted and unlimited Wi-Fi, We are not held responsible or liable for the WiFi on the park
  • If you encounter any issues with the WiFi, please contact Limefitt Park reception.

The property

Wansfell Retreat is a beautiful, high specification lodge at Limefitt Park, enjoying impressive uninterrupted views across the valley to the fells and sleeps six guests plus an infant in a travel cot.

There is a spacious deck from which to relax and unwind after a day exploring the local villages and attractions.

The perfect place to enjoy a welcome break from everyday life and just kick back and drink in those views, perhaps with your morning coffee or evening sundowner.

Wansfell retreat also welcomes Two dogs so the family is complete!

Your lodge is located in one of the loveliest parks in the area – surrounded by the Troutbeck Valley, with beautiful fells and views all around.

Only four miles from Windermere village, a bustling vibrant centre with shops, pubs and cafes; or a mile further on to the cosmopolitan Bowness with steam cruises, restaurants and shops.

Back at Limefitt, you have two great local pubs in walking distance, there’s a dog-friendly pub and small shop on site, children’s playground and nearby you can enjoy pony-trekking with a third party provider too.

You can literally walk from your front door up on the pathways above to the Garburn Pass and onto High Street.

Or if you fancy a potter around lovely quiet lanes there is plenty to choose from.

On the other side of the valley is Wansfell Pike and over to Ambleside.

Driving to Ambleside is around four miles, and Glenridding the village on the shores of Ullswater is ten miles away.

A wonderful place to make special memories with your loved ones

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

WINDERMERE

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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Region Information

Wansfell Retreat is accessed by 5 steps. The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level.

Travel cot and highchair are provided. The travel cot will fit in the twin bedroom. Please bring own bedding for travel cot.

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property.

Please note that the charging of electric vehicles is not permitted at this lodge.
The nearest charging point can be found at Booths Supermarket in Windermere.

Park Rules and Operations – Limefitt

All holiday parks are owned and managed by a separate company to ourselves. Lake District Lodge Holidays has no association with the owners of these parks or responsibility for the provision of services they offer. At certain times of year, there maybe a reduction in those services, which is outside of our control.

Commercial vehicles, caravans, camper vans, Hen or Stag parties are not permitted onsite. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times and are not be left alone in the lodges at any point during your stay.

You will be staying on an operational holiday park, which means work may be undertaken from time to time by the park owners during your stay. Although Lake District Lodge Holidays will always try to inform guests in advance if something may impact on a stay and if we have prior knowledge. We cannot be held responsible or accept any liability for park operations of which are outside of our control and which we have no knowledge of.

Any issues relating to a stay at a privately owned lodge should be reported back through Lake District Lodge Holidays as the park are not responsible for managing the lodge or booking for private sublet guests during their stay.

Complimentary WiFi is provided by the park and subject to fair usage guidelines. Quality and reliability of connection will vary based on the number of people using it, prevailing weather conditions and therefore may be limited or slower than you are used to. WiFi is for personal use only and is not intended for high data usage, gaming and/or use for business purposes, This is only suitable for page browsing and sending emails. Bookings cannot be accepted if they are solely reliant on the provision of uninterrupted and unlimited Wi-Fi, We are not held responsible or liable for the WiFi on the park. If you encounter any issues with the WiFi, please contact Limefitt Park reception.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas