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Grizedale Lodge

Grizedale, Lake District
Sleeps 16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 8
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Four Poster
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. There are also 2 separate ground-floor WCs.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Pub 1.4 miles, shop 3 miles
  • Please note the surrounding field is private land and is not accessible to guests
  • Arrival: 17:00 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
  • Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Maggie 29th April 2022

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Beautiful house - excellent for a family get together. Views from the house were amazing. Lots of outside spare with seating for the warm summer evenings.

Reviewed by Rohan 8th April 2022

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Reviewed by Joanne 11th February 2022

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It was a lovely space for our weekend away. The rooms were nice each with an en-suite. It was just a bit cold and the shower in room 4 had a drainage issue. Aside from that I would recommend.

Reviewed by Gail 4th February 2022

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Had a lovely stay with all our family and very sociable space. The cottage was clean and there is plenty of utensils in the kitchen.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 10th December 2021

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Beautiful location and beautiful lodge, not as much information provided as we would have liked and a few issues with kitchen equipment however we had a great weekend!

Reviewed by Bryony 12th November 2021

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Had a lovely weekend stay here as a big group. Bedrooms and bathrooms high standard, kitchen well equipped and lounge / dining areas comfortable. Have clearly responded to previous issues with brand new appliances (fridges and dishwashers) and paint touched up. Some items are a bit worn eg sofa cushions but perfectly useable and weren't an issue foRead morer us at all. Would definitely stay again. Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

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Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

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