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Grizedale Lodge

Grizedale, Lake District
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Sleeps 16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 8
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Four Poster
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Former hunting lodge in a tranquil woodland setting
  • Perfect for entertaining with large, elegant social spaces both indoors and outdoors
  • Set in the heart of Grizedale Forest, with walking opportunities and outdoor activities in abundance
Property code: SZ226

This stunning property is the ideal destination for a special getaway with your nearest and dearest, in the most idyllic setting. Get out and explore the forest or unwind in the gorgeous garden.

A very warm welcome to this absolutely stunning lodge. Have you ever thought of gathering all your favourite people under one roof in the loveliest of surroundings? Well this gorgeous woodland-set, former hunting lodge should surely fit the bill. With eight beautiful bedrooms, all boasting wonderful views, elegant and well equipped socialising spaces and an unrivalled position in Grizedale Forest this really is a dream place for that special family gathering or just an indulgent friend's break. All eight bedrooms are individually designed with luxurious en-suite shower/bathrooms and TVs. There are also two beautifully appointed ground-floor bedrooms, one with its own snug and balcony, which mean that guests with limited mobility are well catered for.

 

Grizedale Forest is a magical forest park with walking and cycling trails to suit all abilities. There's something for everyone here. For those wanting test their adventurous side there are exhilarating mountain bike trails, alternatively you could find yourself swinging through the forest canopy at the 'Go Ape' course. For those wanting a more gentle woodland experience there are plenty of easy walking trails and for those seeking quiet contemplation space there's even a sculpture trail through the forest with permanent and visiting works of outdoor art.

 

Set right in the heart of the Lake District, the lodge benefits from easy access to Ambleside, Hawkshead, Windermere and Coniston and all the attractions, shops and wonderful eateries they offer. For those looking to explore the rich history of the area then Brantwood on Coniston Water, Wray Castle on Windermere and Hilltop (Beatrix Potter's Lakeland home) are all within 6 miles' drive of the lodge. Why not consider messing about on the water while you're in the Lake District? Esthwaite Water nearby offers trout fishing throughout the year as well as the opportunity to spot some magnificent ospreys during their season. Both Coniston Water and Windermere offer gentle trips taking in the views on heritage steamers as well as the opportunity to hire kayaks, paddleboards and rowing boats to get a bit more hands-on.

 

On arrival at the lodge guests are greeted by a large porch with coat hooks and a bench seat with plenty of space for coats and muddy boots. From here you proceed through to the light and welcoming hallway, in here guests will find plenty of books, magazines and local information as well as a desk for postcard writing should you require. The main living room is a wonderful social space with a large bay window and french doors out onto the large raised deck outside. The design of the room is a gracious nod to the building's heritage with a calm colour scheme, elegant seating and a large wood burner for cosy evenings in. There's also a TV with Freeview and DVD to relax and enjoy.

 

From both the living room and the hallway there is access to the impressive dining space. The enormous dining table is fit for a banquet and absolutely perfect for long chats over diner about your Lakeland and forest adventures. There is a further porch area leading out onto the raised deck where you can enjoy group meals on the dining furniture in the evening sun. The dining room is well-equipped with sufficient crockery and cutlery housed in beautiful traditional dressers. Swing doors lead through to the kitchen which is a foodie's paradise as it is professionally equipped with a large Rangemaster oven with six gas hobs, an eye-height grill and a microwave. There's also a breakfast table for a morning cuppa or for sociable food prep. Next to this is a huge utility/prep room with two dishwashers, two large fridges, a deep freezer and washing machine. There's a further larder room with wine storage space.

 

The first of the two ground-floor bedrooms (Room 7) is situated off the main hall providing easy access to all of the living areas, this makes it ideal for anyone with more limited mobility. It's a delightfully welcoming double room with a cosy colour scheme, metal bedstead, wardrobe, dresser and TV with DVD. Its en-suite bathroom has an elegant Victorian-style suite with mixer shower over the bath. It also has a glorious view out onto the meadow and fellside. The second ground-floor bedroom (Room 8) is situated beyond the kitchen. It makes another ideal room for those with more limited mobility, those with young families or perhaps just members of the party who'd like a little peace, quiet and luxury! There is a lovely comfortable snug on the way through with its own TV and sofa, perfect for bedtime stories or for the teens and tweens of the group to commandeer their own space. Room 8 itself is a stunning four-poster double suite with elegant armchairs and an indulgent en-suite bathroom with free-standing bath and curved shower enclosure. It even has its own romantic balcony through double doors looking out onto the meadow and forest beyond. An evening glass of wine here would be absolute bliss.

 

Heading up the imposing staircase to the light-filled landing guests reach the remaining bedrooms all of which are equipped with their own TV.

 

Room 1 is a delightful dual-aspect room decorated win calm colours and French-style furnishings. There is a double four-poster bed, a large wardrobe, dressing table and an en-suite bathroom with mixer shower over the bath.

 

Room 2 is designed with warm rich colours and vibrant textiles. It has a four-poster double bed and a large wardrobe for storage. Its en-suite also has a mixer shower over the bath.

 

Room 3 is a lovely welcoming room with an elegant palette of colour and pattern, a king-size metal bed frame, a large wardrobe and a view to the fellside. Its elegant en-suite has a shower over the bath.

 

Room 4 has a calm blue colour scheme, a double metal bed frame, a dresser for storage and charming views to the meadow and forest. Its en-suite has a mixer shower in a curved enclosure.

 

Room 5 has a king-size white metal bed frame, a wardrobe for storage and a glorious wide-open view to the meadow and forest. Its en-suite bathroom has a mixer shower over the bath.

 

Room 6 has twin beds and a view to the rear of the house overlooking the comings and goings of the neighbouring farmyard. Its en-suite is a shower room with a curved enclosure and mixer shower.

 

Moving outside, the property is no less impressive with multiple areas to spread out and relax making the most of every drop of sunlight during the day. Mature trees and shrubs conceal secluded little corners with seating for a moment's contemplation or a quiet morning cuppa while the large social spaces are an absolute delight. The huge, raised deck, accessible by staircase from the garden or directly from the dining room, has dining space for a sunny evening gathering or just for a spot of dark sky star gazing. Beneath Room 8's balcony is a small gated garden which little ones will enjoy. Children and pets should be supervised at all times in the garden as the car park is open to the road and the garden is open to the surrounding field. There is parking for up to ten cars in the car park.

  • 8 bedrooms – 4 king-size, 3 double, 1 twin
  • 8 en-suite bathrooms – 5 with shower over the bath and WC, 2 with shower and WC, 1 with bath, shower and WC.
  • Rangemaster oven with gas hob, grill and microwave
  • 2 dishwashers, 2 fridges, freezer and washing machine in utility room
  • Wood burner in lounge
  • Wi-Fi included - due to the remote location of the property, wi-fi signal is not very strong and is not suitable for streaming.
  • Large multi-level garden with lawn, terraces, enclosed garden and raised decked area with outdoor furniture
  • Children and dogs should be supervised at all times when outdoors, as the car park is open to the road and the garden is open to surrounding fields
  • Off-road parking for up to 10 cars
  • Pub 1.4 miles, shop 3 miles
  • Please note the surrounding field is private land and is not accessible to guests
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £65. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Overall equipment
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Overall comfort
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Overall location
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Reviewed by Kate 30th June 2024

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

This is a lovely home with ample parking and convenient for the walks and facilities at grizedale forest. Let down by an emergency number that does nothing. Table fits everyone around as does the many sofas in the main lounge. There is a separate lounge for children.

Reviewed by Hayley 31st May 2024

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Brilliant spot for a large group stay - plenty of space and the rooms all being large and en suite made a huge difference. Will be back for sure!

Reviewed by Lindsey 5th April 2024

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Lovely cottage, great for a large group with every room having an en-suite. Large kitchen, dining, and living areas which were great for socialising. Pretty surroundings with grizedale forest on your doorstep. We had a lovely stay

Reviewed by Gillian 22nd December 2023

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We spent a week over Christmas a large group of us. On arrival we had a couple of issues caused by a storm the previous day but I cant praise the letting agent/ caretaker enough, they got it all sorted so quickly. The house is bigger than we thought, so good all having our own bathroom. Sitting room seemed to have new furniture which is great lots Read moreof seating for everyone. We cooked a lot in the industrial kitchen ( which took a bit of getting used to) . Lovely walks around the forest. Hide

Reviewed by Beverley 27th October 2023

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Great house for a family holiday. The house is a traditional old hunting lodge with great character. The facilities are good, catering kitchen was fabulous when feeding so many people. The house was cosy and warm with a large lounge and wood burner. We all enjoyed the holiday and the location was great for walking and mountain biking. We would bookRead more again. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 29th September 2023

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8 ensuite bedrooms with ample hot water/heating and linen and towels are of a good quality. There is plenty of living space and a well equipped kitchen. However, the house is in need of a great deal of maintenance inside and out to bring it up to specification and to justify the high price. Deck area/plant pots uncared for. Wifi poor.

Reviewed by Karen 18th August 2023

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Fab location, a little worn around the edges but such a great location for families. The owners were very quick to respond when we had an issue and fixed straight away. Would stay again.

Reviewed by Janet 28th July 2023

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This property has a lot of good points but the website pictures are misleading, it is much shabbier and less glamorous in real life. The amount of space and location, close to the forest and Go Ape, are great. Beds comfortable and good to have so many bathrooms. Living and dining rooms are great social spaces. The outside is disappointing. No grassRead more at all, very shabby furniture, decking and outside of house really need decorating. High cost of staying should enable investment to be made Hide

Reviewed by Debora 30th June 2023

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Grizedale Lodge was at one point a beautiful house, but sadly it isnt cared for as well as it should be. The house needs some serious TLC and a thorough clean! The photos are also very deceiving as there is no beautiful lawn to relax on, instead thats a field and the garden that is there is very small with lots of steps so not as child friendly as Read moreI hoped. The location however is lovely and very peaceful. Hide

Reviewed by Carole 2nd June 2023

Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

Reviewed by Laurence 26th May 2023

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The description on the Holiday Cottages website is misleading. It says large, multi level garden with lawn, terraces, enclosed garden and raised deck area. In the text it also sayschildren and dogs will love playing on the lawn There is no lawn. Not a single blade of grass. We had with 4 boys under 10 and the description was a main reason we chose Read morethe property. The photo shows a large expanse of green in front. Access to this is not permitted Very disappointing, to say the least. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 5th May 2023

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Reviewed by David 21st April 2023

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A great location for so many places in the southern Lakes, ideal for a large group of friends or family.

Reviewed by Audrey 6th January 2023

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Potentially great house in fantastic location. Good layout for a large group. The house needs attention with a thorough clean for the cooker and kitchen and wineglasses and crockery numbers increasing. The bathroom extractor fans need repairing and rotten boarded up windows need replacing. Television remotes need repairing and some showers need attRead moreention. These are all small easily rectified issues but add up to an air of neglect. Hide

Reviewed by Victoria 23rd December 2022

Guest rating 3.2 starsGuest rating 3.2 starsGuest rating 3.2 starsGuest rating 3.2 starsGuest rating 3.2 stars

The house is in need of some maintenance. Perfect for summer breaks but not so comfortable for winter months. Excellent clean laundry, but poor general cleanliness, especially in the kitchen area. If you are looking for a place to meet with all the family and able to bring along your dogs. It's perfect in its perfect surroundings.

Reviewed by Glenys 25th November 2022

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Great cottage for 16 people with 8 double bedrooms all with en-suite. Plenty of living space and the kitchen was well equipped. There was lots of parking space too. We had a number of repair issues with the bedrooms which need addressing and like others, the Wi-Fi didnt work for anyone.

Reviewed by Graham 21st October 2022

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The property offers great potential for large family gatherings and is in a great location. There have been some obvious efforts to improve comfort (new lounge furniture) and decor. We have been assured that the ovens will be cleaned for the next occupants. Wi-fi signal was so 'weak' it was non-existent; you might end up using the Cafe at the GrizeRead moredale Visitors Centre for GCSE revision (as we experienced) or for urgent work-related issues. A couple of minor issues but I'd consider it again. Hide

Reviewed by Kate 30th September 2022

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Reviewed by Rosamund 23rd September 2022

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Very poor. Not suitable for disabled or vulnerable. Furniture in some instances was a health and safety risk eg beds falling apart, chairs falling through. Springs coming through one mattress. Wardrobe wouldnt open. Internet didnt work in all but one room therefore smart TV not available. Water pressure extremely poor in 7 out of 8 rooms. On positiRead moreve sign was warm and kitchen well stocked. The house in an excellent position . Very disappointing and not recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 9th September 2022

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Great location and plenty of space throughout the house makes it a great place to stay for families and friends.

Reviewed by Karen 26th August 2022

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Fantastic house for a group of 16. Worked really well as we put the oldies at one end of the house and the rest of us on the other side ( noise and carnage contained well). Kitchen was glorious, loads of storage and great for preparing big meals. Loads of equipment, not short of anything. All beautiful Ensuite bedrooms......its the way forward. BeaRead moreutiful house/space that we all felt relaxed in and felt like a home away from home. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 19th August 2022

Guest rating 3.2 starsGuest rating 3.2 starsGuest rating 3.2 starsGuest rating 3.2 starsGuest rating 3.2 stars

This is a spacious house in a lovely location but needs freshening up. Some of the windows are rotten and the rooms either side of the front door smell either musty or of drains.

Reviewed by Margaret 12th August 2022

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The house enabled us to have a very enjoyable week spent with children, grandchildren and dogs. However a good holiday could have been great if the house was given a lot of TLC. It is very tired.

Reviewed by Philip 29th July 2022

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We are 10 adults, 6 children & a baby. The space & layout of the house perfect; the house being not too precious helped us relax, as there was nothing the children might damage. Very easy walking distance to Go Ape, the walks in the forest & the Grizedale Visitors Centre & playground. The beds/bedding are comfortable; good dining & social layout. GRead moreood wifi. The garden is not large or particularly game-friendly but the car park was big enough for 5 cars & a game of cricket/badminton. Hide

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