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20th August 2017

Avon Wood

North of England Cumbria Ulverston Newby Bridge
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Adults 18+
Children 2 - 17
Infants under 2

Avon Wood is a small and peaceful park offering the perfect setting for a relaxing or romantic holiday. The location is simply stunning and the lodges are nestled deep within natural woodland. Just a short downhill stroll will bring you to the shores of the beautiful Lake Windermere where there are boat launching facilities. Although the lodges feel very secluded they are not too isolated and the lively village of Bowness is just 5 miles away.  Avon Wood is an ideal base for touring the National Park, visiting stately homes and shopping in market towns. There is also an on site Launderette.

Accommodation at Avon Wood is in caravans or lodges. The Ambleside retreat lodge is perfect for a couple with one double bedroom, private hot tub and complimentary wine and chocolates on arrival. The Retreat Lodge is a good choice for two couples with two double bedrooms and patio with hot tub. The Blakeholm lodge is a good option for families with three bedrooms and furnished patio. All of the lodges have well equipped kitchens and TV/DVD player.

Accommodation features
  • Choose from superb caravan holiday homes or individual lodges.
  • Outdoor hot tub (in Ambleside Retreat, Rydal Retreat, Coniston Retreat and The Retreat only)
  • TV with Freeview/DVD
  • Kitchen including microwave
  • Shower
  • Bed linen and duvets
  • Beds made up for your arrival
  • Garden furniture and barbecue
  • Double glazed
  • Central heating (except Bowness)
  • Gas and electricity included
  • Babies must be included in party total
  • Cots £7pw and highchairs £5pw each
  • Group bookings may be subject to restrictions
  • No pets (please note there is some privately owned accommodation and owners may have pets.)
  • All non smoking accommodation

Accommodation at Avon Wood


Ambleside Retreat

Lodge with one double with ensuite shower and TV. Dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Doors leading to patio with outdoor hot tub. Complimentary bottle of wine, chocolates, toiletries, slippers and use of bathrobes and towels. Adults only. Sat start.


Coniston Retreat

Lodge with one double with ensuite WC and TV. Dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Doors leading to patio with outdoor hot tub. Complimentary bottle of wine, chocolates, toiletries, slippers and use of bathrobes and towels. Adults only. Fri start.


Rydal Retreat

Lodge with one double with ensuite WC and TV. Dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Doors leading to garden with outdoor hot tub. Complimentary bottle of wine, chocolates, toiletries, slippers and use of bathrobes and towels. Adults only. Sat start.


The Retreat

Lodge with king size double with TV, walk in dressing room, freestanding bath. Dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Doors leading to patio with outdoor hot tub. Complimentary bottle of wine, chocolates, toiletries, slippers and use of bathrobes and towels. Adults only. Fri start.

Avon Wood Reviews

Becky, Gloucester
Date of stay: 17th July 2017
Accommodation type: Coniston Retreat
Loved every minute, thank you : )
Brian, London
Date of stay: 8th July 2017
Accommodation type: Blakeholme Lodge
The lodge was well equipped and pleasant to live in . The view was OK but could be improved with some gentle pruning/pollarding of the trees that shielded part of the lake view.
Yvonne, Wickersley South Yorkshire
Date of stay: 30th June 2017
Accommodation type: The Retreat
The Retreat Lodge is 5 star all round. Been going to the Lake District for the last 22 years and is one of the best Lodges we have stayed in. Great hot tub with lovely views of lake windermere. Would definitely book again
Stephen, Wigan
Date of stay: 23rd June 2017
Accommodation type: Coniston Retreat
Me and my fiancee. Absolutely loved the conniston lodge. Immaculate condition. All the equipment you will need and the bottle of fizz and chocolate were a lovely touch. The view of windermere was fabulous as was the weather. And the hot tub was amazing. Already booked for next year.
Date of stay: 12th June 2017
Accommodation type: Coniston Retreat
Beautiful place and fantastic environment. Would highly recommend and will be returning!
Lisa, Kendal
Date of stay: 9th June 2017
Accommodation type: The Retreat
Lovely lodge, peaceful surroundings. Hot tub fabulous.
Anthony, Leicester
Date of stay: 29th May 2017
Accommodation type: Coniston Retreat
Everything you need on arrival. Hot Tub is fantastic! Large living area and comfortable. Private patio area and very relaxing. Wi-Fi and large TV if needed.
Sharon, Towyn
Date of stay: 19th May 2017
Accommodation type: Coniston Retreat
Absolutely beautiful, the cabin is so well thought out and everything provided. The hot tub was awesome and very private, the scenery was stunning, would definitely go back and stay in the Coniston retreat again,
David, York
Date of stay: 15th May 2017
Accommodation type: The Retreat
Beautifully sited lodge with stunning views over Lake Windermere that can be appreciated from the luxury of the hot tub. The lodge is stylish, comfortable and very well equipped with all that you could need. It is so spacious there is one bathroom with shower and a larger bathroom with a luxurious free-standing bath. The bedroom has an adjoining dressing room as well. We will definitely return.
Gaynor, Guiseley Leeds
Date of stay: 12th May 2017
Accommodation type: Bowness Caravan
Brilliant as usual!
I have been to Avon Wood many times and will hopefully go back again and again
the site is wonderful, the caravans and site are spotlessly clean and well maintained, the customer care one gets from Andrew and indeed all the workers around the site is perfect
Beautiful site and roomy, clean caravan. I liked that the caravans are mostly very private, not overlooked at all. The only downside for us was that it was a very steep site for walking about and being over 70 and hubby nearly 80, meant that it was car or nothing for him, I did manage down to the landing stage a few times.
Wonderful place to stay - a lovely, quiet holiday park with lots to do in the area. Before we arrived I had a couple of questions and the owners were incredibly helpful. The lodge was extremely comfortable, clean and equipped with everything we needed for a self- catered holiday. Our lodge (Blakeholme) had a deck where you could see the lake through the trees and was a lovely place to sit. All the lodges were surrounded by hedges so you had your own area that was quite private. Thoroughly recommended!
Had a lovely week weather was fantastic! Caravan was lovely spotlessly clean and in a lovely spot. Avon Wood site is a delight. Will definitely go again.
The lodge was in a perfect position with lovely views of Lake windermere and beyond. The staff where helpful not that we had any issues.the lodge was clean and private. Have booked again for next year.
Once again a very enjoyable holiday, because of the high standard of the accomodation and surrounding. Also the pleasant attitude of the owners of the park.
Very nice peaceful place to stay very roomy lodge would stay here again
Beautiful surroundings, lovely lodge, hot tub excellent. Weather rubbish.
Absolutely amazeing place from the start the lodge is by far the best lodge we have ever stayed in .alot of care goes into this place it truly is lovely ..and the lakes it's self is quality top holiday and would definitely recommend
Beautiful park in a fantastic spot.
Beautiful setting, fantastic facilities, great relaxing break!
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Fun Days Out near Avon Wood

Lakeland's Wildlife Oasis - about 10 Miles
Here at the Wildlife Oasis you can really get up close to the animals and experience a mix of exotic wildlife and hand son displays.  See butterflies, birds and even bats flying around.  You don't have to plan your visit according to weather either with the tropical hall and butterfly house undercover.  Sunny days are ideal for some of the inhabitants however with the monkeys and Lemurs loving to sunbathe.  The mission of Lakeland's Wildlife Oasis is to engender and foster an interest and appreciation of the natural world which, in our belief underpins wildlife conservation; and, where possible to contribute and encourage contribution to the conservation of wildlife and wild places.  You know that you are helping with this mission if you choose to visit.
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis - about 10 Miles
Located in the Milnthorpe area of Cumbria we love this local attraction.  With an eclectic mix of fascinating wildlife and hands on displays this centre is educational as well as fun.  You can wander around at leisure admiring the exhibits which range from chameleons to computers. Some of the most threatened species are kept at the park as part if international breeding programmes.  Check out their website for the latest opening times and admission costs which are great value for money.  There are discounts for pre-booked parties of 12 or more.
Rydal Mount & Gardens - about 10 Miles
Rydal Mount & Gardens are wonderfully situated between Lake Windermere and Rydal Water offering breathtaking scenery. The home of William Wordsworth from 1813 - 1850 the grand home is now lived in by the poets descendents but parts of the house and grounds are open to the public. Why not take a guided tour and see the rooms where many of the famous poems were written. The gardens are beautiful at all times of the year but in the summer offer a spectacular display of colour. There is also a gallery and a tearoom. Discounts are available for group bookings.
South Lakes Safari Zoo - about 13 Miles

This is an amazing Cumbria attraction well known locally as well as nationally for how close you can get to the animals.  Described as the most interactive animal park in Europe it's well worth a visit if you are staying in the area.  Open from April to end October some of the highlights are the tigers, penguins, bears, hippos and rhinos.  At 2pm during certain seasons it's feeding time so don't forget to plan your day around this so you can watch the animals enjoying their feed.  Look out for seasonal events such as Halloween Zoo Boo (free entry for kids in fancy dress) and The Magic of Christmas.