The Lodge, Matson Ground accommodation summary

Ground Floor

Dining room
Cloakroom with toilet

First Floor

Sitting room
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Family bathroom


Large garden

Parking Info

The Lodge is a bungalow in the grounds of Winder Hall in beautiful Lorton. It sleeps up to 4 people, has mountain views, and access to a lovely riverside walk.

Other Info
Arrival Time: 16:00
Departure Time: 10:00
Towels will be provided
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
A high chair is available
The house is heated by oil fired central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
A single dog is welcome at an additional charge of £20.00
The cottage is non-smoking

A full basket of logs will be in the cottage on arrival, if you require more logs these are kept in the outhouse at £5 per bag.
The cottage will be decorated for stays over the festive period.

Optional extras

The owners of The Lodge, Matson Ground offer a number of optional extras to make your stay extra special. Please contact the office on 017687 80571 if you are interested in knowing more about these bespoke packages, or get in touch with the owner once you have made your booking:

  • Brunch boxes: Using only the finest local produce, a number of tasty brunch boxes can be delivered directly to your door for your stay.
  • E-bike hire: Zip around the quiet country roads surrounding Windermere and explore the local area on one of four electric bikes available to hire.
  • Motor boat hire: Get out onto Windermere lake on your very own motor boat, which takes up to 10 people. Rent by the day or for the duration of your stay (subject to availability).
  • Outdoor adventure activities: Experience an adventurous thrill on land or in the water with a number of outdoor activities including paddle boarding, climbing, guided walks, ghyll scrambling, kayaking and pony trekking. 
General Description

The Lodge was built in the late 1800’s to serve Matson Ground, designed to look good from the outside whilst offering good views of people coming and going it nestles perfectly into the wooded setting. Conveniently close to the parking area the front door opens into a spacious hallway and straight away you will see this is no normal cottage – welcome to The Lodge!

The large entrance hall has high ceilings above a lovely slate floor. With a rug, chair and 2-seater bench as well as the usual boot rack and coat hooks this is not just a hallway but also a lovely extra space to enjoy some peace and quiet.

To the left the unique seven-sided living room is bright, stylish, comfortable and beautifully finished. There are 4 windows on 4 walls looking out over the driveway to woodland beyond so during the day this is a light and peaceful spot to relax. In the evening with the curtains closed and wood burner lit it is cosy and calm, perfect for sociable evenings with the family or curling up with a book. Two chairs and a 2-seater sofa all face the traditional fireplace with slate hearth and timber mantle, the TV is wall mounted alongside. Handy side tables with lamps dotted around the room and there is a set of built in shelves with a CD player/radio and a selection of books and DVDs.

On the far side of the hallway there are 2 bedrooms separated by the family bathroom. The bathroom is modern and sleek with a large bath and double size separate shower. With a high ceiling, tiled floor and half-tiled walls, it is spacious and bright. Get some fluffy towels warming on the heated towel radiator and spoil yourself with a nice long soak.

To the left of the bathroom the pretty double bedroom looks out over the back garden to the trees beyond. With bedside tables, wardrobe and a dressing table with mirror and a flower theme running through the cushions and pictures this is a comfortable relaxing room. 

On the right a twin bedroom tucks cosily in the corner also overlooking the garden, this room has a nautical and calm blue and white theme. The twin beds have a shared bedside table with drawers and there is a hanging rail with shelf for storage. 

Back into the hallway and to the right of the front door are the stairs which lead down to the dining area with a circular table seating four. This is semi-open plan to the kitchen beyond. Beautifully fitted out and finished with country-style tiled splashback this well-equipped kitchen is a pleasure to use. Built in fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, a ceramic hob, electric oven and microwave are surrounded by storage and plenty of worktop space. The windows look out over the garden surrounded by trees.

Off the dining area to the left, a short corridor with storage area leads to a handy downstairs cloakroom with sink and WC.

Outside the garden wraps around the cottage with a path leading down from the front door round to the back door off the dining area. A pleasant slate patio with table and chairs at the back of the cottage enjoys peaceful views over the lawns and trees, perfect for dining al fresco. The rest of the garden is yours to explore with different areas of grass, mature trees and a bench on which to sit quietly and enjoy the fresh air and birdsong.