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The Lodge - Winder Hall

Lorton, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Pretty, characterful bungalow situated in the Winder Hall boundaries
  • Beautiful garden and views of the Lake District’s western fells
  • Access to private pasture and a walk along the River Cocker
Property code: SZ492

A lovely stone-built bungalow with traditional features throughout, sleeping four guests, nestled in a pretty village in the western Lake District. Perfect for a group of friends.

This attractive holiday home is a two-bedroom bungalow is ideal for young children and less-abled family members. Nestled in beautiful Lorton Vale, it sleeps up to four people and has a fully enclosed garden, private parking and views of the Lake District's western fells. The property's garden extends from the side to the rear of the cottage and, beyond its boundaries lies a pasture in which guests are welcome to walk for around 0.5 miles along the River Cocker.

Lorton is a peaceful village in a wonderful corner of the UNESCO Lake District National Park. It could scarcely be better placed to enjoy everything that the area has to offer. The small village lies just 4 miles from Crummock and Loweswater, two of the most picturesque lakes in the area. It is also four miles from Wordsworth’s birthplace, the charming Georgian town of Cockermouth and eight miles from Cumbria’s adventure capital, Keswick. The village itself is a tranquil gem with an excellent local pub just 100m away from the driveway, a much treasured village shop and tons of walks and cycle rides from the doorstep. Whinlatter Forest Park is just up the road with a popular cafe, a wealth of mountain bike tracks, a Gruffalo trail and a Go Ape high ropes course. You never know, you could find yourself whooping along a zip wire high up in the forest canopy just ten minutes from your door. It really is an ideal area for a large group with different interests.

The property has two entrances, both of which have room for muddy boots and wet coats to be hung. The light-filled dining kitchen is spacious and contains an electric oven, four-ring gas hob, microwave, freestanding fridge/freezer, Nespresso coffee machine (remember to bring your own pods!) and a washing machine. Clothes can be hung to dry either on the line in the garden or in the garage. A generously-sized dining table sits below the beautiful feature windows, with views across the lawned garden, pasture, River Cocker and up to Whinfell. All windows in the house are leaded in traditional style and the view from the front window is of the Hopegill Head range.

The living room features fantastic vaulted ceilings and shares the same beautiful view over the garden as the kitchen. A large four seater corner sofa adds comfort to the room, which surrounds a wonderful wood burner (logs can be purchased from Lorton Village shop), making this room feel both welcoming and cosy. A TV with Freeview and DVD player and Wi-Fi is available for entertainment.

Like the living room, the two bedrooms also feature vaulted ceilings and feature beams. The pretty double bedroom looks onto the private drive and contains a built-in wardrobe hidden behind a beautiful old oak door and drawers for storage. The twin bedroom has lovely views over the garden to the rear, this bedroom can also be made into a super-king upon request.

The modern bathroom contains a shower, basin, WC, heated towel rail and storage unit.

Moving outside, you'll find the enclosed garden. A lawned area surrounded by mature trees and planting, the wonderful garden is the perfect place to relax with a cuppa whilst enjoying the birdsong from the garden's many visitors. A secure garage has been made available for guests (perfect for bike storage), as has the private pasture beyond the property's garden boundary, which has a half-mile walk along the River Cocker. Private parking for two cars is available on the driveway, as well as plenty of on-street parking nearby.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin (can be made up as a super-king on request)
  • 1 bathroom with a shower and WC
  • Oven, hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, coffee machine
  • Wood burner
  • TV with Freeview and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and bench
  • Private parking for 2 cars on the driveway, more parking at the front of the cottage
  • Regret no pets
  • Storage for bikes in garage
  • Nearest pub and shop 100 metres
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Elaine 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Philippa 22nd April 2022

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Loved it here, beautiful house, glorious garden and river walk, fab village with pub and shop. Very sad to leave

Reviewed by Kathy 25th March 2022

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Fantastic location and superb accommodation for a very belated 60th birthday celebration for family and friends. We booked both lodge and hall. Weather extraordinary.. breakfast on terrace in warm sunshine at beginning of week to snow on Thursday!! Great walking for all ages and abilities close by. Hall and grounds brilliant for bigger gatherings. Read moreDining room fitted us all in well and Bedrooms voted unanimously comfortable. Steve couldnt have been more helpful. Absolutely perfect Hide

Reviewed by Emily 18th March 2022

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Perfect location, it doesnt really get any better than this. So peaceful and tranquil to be able to wonder by the river- I even tried a refreshing swim! Lovely property too with added bonus of a fire. Would recommend to everyone :)

Reviewed by Annabel 11th March 2022

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This is a very comfortable property in a lovely location. Perfect for exploring the Lorton, Whinlatter and Buttermere hills and there are also good walks from the door.

Reviewed by Kevin 21st December 2021

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Simple and good.

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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.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

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.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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