Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges
These stylish lakeside lodges sit in a beautifully unspoilt part of the Lake District on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, with gorgeous views over stunning countryside and a multitude of walks right on the doorstep. The pretty market towns of Keswick, Cockermouth and Ambleside are all within easy driving distance.
You can go fishing or take a private boat on the lake if you fancy a tranquil day on the water. There are plenty of good pubs and restaurants close by - we love Overwater Hall in Cumbria (AA recognised) and the 16th century Priest Hole restaurant in Ambleside - it serves Mediterranean and English food, freshly prepared daily.
All the lodges at Bassenthwaite are superbly styled and extremely comfortable and some sit right at the water's edge with amazing views over the lake. Lakeland Lodge Plus sleeps six people and has French doors that open out onto a patio with private hot tub, perfect for warm, relaxing evenings.
Carlisle Castle is well worth a visit; built originally in 1092, it's where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. As well as the many water sports that the Lakes are renowned for (head to Windermere for waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing and canoeing).
Our Top Tip
"you could also enjoy the climbing wall at Keswick and go indoor karting in Mayport."
- A superb range of holiday lodges set in secluded woodland surroundings on the edge of Bassenthwaite Lake.
- Outdoor hot tub (in Lakeland Lodge 6 Plus, Country Lodge Plus, Lakeside Lodge 4 Plus and Woodland Lodge Plus only)
- Kitchen including microwave
- Bath and/or shower
- Bed linen, duvets and towels
- Beds made up for your arrival
- French doors leading to timber decking with gas barbecue
- Gas and electricity included
- Travel cots and highchairs £12pw each
- Group bookings may be subject to restrictions
- Pets welcome for free (max 1)
- (in specific accommodation only)
- All non smoking accommodation
Country Lodge Plus
Tasteful and modern lodge with one double with ensuite bath and/or shower and one twin. Bath with overhead shower or shower. Dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Double glazed and centrally heated. Decking with outdoor hot tub.
Lakeland Lodge 4 Plus
Spacious lodge with one master double with ensuite bath and one twin. Shower. Spacious lounge/diner with kitchen area. Dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Double glazed and centrally heated. Decking with patio furniture and outdoor hot tub. Views towards the lake.
Lakeland Lodge Plus
Spacious lodge with views towards the lake. One master double with ensuite shower, one double and one twin or two twin or one twin and one with bunks. Bath. Dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Double glazed and centrally heated. Decking with outdoor hot tub.
Lakeside Lodge 6 Plus
Luxurious top of the range lodge sensationally located at the waters edge. One master double with ensuite shower and two twin. Bath. Dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. Double glazed and centrally heated. Outdoor hot tub.
Woodland Lodge Plus
Superb, comfortable and very popular lodge set in the heart of the woodland. One double and two twin. Shower. Spacious open plan lounge. Fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. Double glazed and centrally heated. Outdoor hot tub.
Pamela, Blaydon On Tyne
spacious, spotlessly clean, warm on arrival. Lovely welcome pack - not just the usual tea, coffee, milk and sugar. but being near Christmas there was a bottle of prosseco, a large box of chocolates, a quiz game , Christmas crackers and a tree with lights. The table was set with crockery and cutlery and there was a big festive candle as a centrepiece- lovely!
Great holiday, thanks
Lovey lodge in a fab location. Christmas tree in the lodge was a nice touch, as was the bottle of prosecco
Will definitely be back, we loved the hot tub and the view from the lodge
Very good lodges, hot tub was lovely and great walk around the lake. Just a little far from shops but not an issue if you drive
Lovely well equipped lodge with great view of Lake
The lodge was fantastic value for money. It had everything we needed. The hot tub was our favourite bit. There was plenty of space.
Helen, Gifford, E. Lothian
Fab holiday as usual.
Amazing! Recommend to anyone.
Amazing holiday would definitely recommend.
An excellent break before Christmas and New Year.
4 adults & 2 children over New Year , absolutely wonderful. Staff great , location superb, cabin very clean and well equipped. The adults brought in the New Year in the hot tub . Children loved being near the lake , going for walks .
Great holiday, this is now my new favourite place to visit.
Nice break beautiful place accommodation spotless would recommend to anyone
Wonderful lodge and in a great location. We appreciated our welcome gift including the dogs treats!
We had a lovely time here the lodges were very clean and spacious alittle bit of luxury we took our dog with us who was made to feel very welcome with dog bowels, treats, towels and even a dog blanket were provided, staff were very friendly and helpful we loved it that much and were made to feel very welcome I have booked to go back for a week in August ðŸ˜€
Such a lovely lodge and the heist as tree and prosecco was a lovely touch. We arrived after 4pm and no staff were around to check in And took time to find lodge as was dark with minimal lighting to see but still had a lovely stay and would recommend
Yet again a fantastic 4 days in a log cabin Could not fault anything Just sorry did not take fishing rod
We love this day out in Cumbria where you're encouraged to "take a fresh look". Some of the amazing animals you will get to see include the only Canadian Lynx in the UK and you will have the opportunity to help their Lynx Conservation Project. The Asian Fishing Cat is also well worth a look - these cats are known for diving under the water and catching fish! Other activities include fantastic flying displays and play areas for the little ones...
This is an award winning Lake District attraction and they have been operating cruisers on Lake Ullswater for over 150 years. There is no better way to explore the lakes than on water and you could even combine a cruise with a spectacular walk. For great days out in this region then this attraction is highly recommended and will appeal to couples as well as families. Corporate groups are also well catered for.
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.
This is a museum and art gallery in one and will suit those looking for an educational and cultural day out. You can explore the fantastic art collection including Fine Art, Decorative Art and Textiles. If you love nature then this aspect of Tullie House will appeal. The museum holds large and important collections of zoological, botanical and geological material. And for lovers of history there is plenty to wet your appetite here. Tullie House collects a wide range of historic materials including objects, ephemera (printed material), photographs and associated information files. We think this museum and art gallery are excellent value for money as well.