Set in the ancient woodland of the Lake District's Whicham Valley, these stylish Scandinavian lodges are overlooked by the stunning Blackcombe and Whitecombe hills. The scenery here is inspiring with unspoilt natural beauty and green fells, while the lakes, mountains and forests of the Lake District offer wonderful opportunities for walking, cycling, riding and sailing.
The facilities are superb with an indoor heated swimming pool and a wonderful spa offering a full range of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments - they'll even come to your lodge! There are aqua aerobics classes and a children's play gym. Plus you're spoilt for choice with two very nice restaurants - for fine dining head to Clara's, for everyday meals, Pesto bar and bistro is not to be missed.
Viken Lodge is a superb two-storey lodge with spectacular views across the Whicham Valley. It sleeps up to eight people and has a double bedroom with en-suite shower and sauna and two twin rooms, both with ensuites. It also has a pull down double bed in the living room, plus a spacious deck with outdoor hot tub.
This beautiful part of the country offers a wealth of sights and activities. You could try Heavy Horse Riding on a Clydesdale, Shire or Ardennes horse at the equestrian centre just two minutes away, or visit Silecroft Beach for a gentle stroll.
Our Top Tip
"Nature trails around Brocklebank Woods are a must especially if you fancy spotting some wildlife - deer and badgers are plentiful."
- Indoor heated pool
- Wi-Fi access
- Pesto Restaurant and bar
- Clara’s Restaurant with fine dining
- Children’s play gym
- Woodland walks
- Bistro/coffee shop.
- All facilities available for all dates.
- A selection of traditional two and three bedroom lodges set in a wooded hillside location, all with balcony or verandah.
- Outdoor hot tub
- TV with Freeview/DVD
- Kitchen including microwave
- Fridge/freezer (except Derwent Lodge)
- Bath and/or shower
- Sauna (in Maple and Helvellyn lodges only)
- Bed linen, duvets and towels
- Beds made up for your arrival
- Balcony/verandah with garden furniture
- Double glazed
- Travel cots and highchairs £10pw each
- Group bookings may be subject to restrictions
- Pets welcome for free (max 2)
- (in specific Derwent, Heritage, Maple, Windermere and Helvellyn lodges only)
- All non smoking accommodation
Fully refurbished in 2016. Traditional lodge with one double and one twin. Shower. Kitchen with breakfast bar and living area with doors leading out to verandah. Outdoor hot tub.
Fully refurbished in 2016. Very comfortable lodge with one double and one twin. Bath with overhead shower and separate shower room with sauna. Dishwasher. Open plan lounge/dining area leading onto terrace with outdoor hot tub.
Fully refurbished in 2016. Modern and cosy lodge with one double and one twin. Bath with overhead shower and separate shower room. Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area with doors leading out to verandah with views across the valley. Outdoor hot tub.
Fully refurbished in 2016. Traditional lodge with one double and one twin. Bath with overhead shower and separate sauna. Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area leading onto verandah. Outdoor hot tub.
Fully refurbished for 2017. Historical two-story cottage. Ground Floor: Living area leading to a snug. Open plan kitchen and dining area with utility room. Dishwasher. First Floor: Two doubles one with ensuite bath and separate shower and one with ensuite bath with overhead shower. Underfloor heating throughout. Barbecue. Patio with outdoor hot tub. No pets.
Superb two storey lodge with spectacular views across the valley and out to sea. Ground floor: One double with ensuite shower. Two twins both with ensuite bath with overhead shower. Modern, open plan kitchen/dining area with French doors leading out to decking. First floor: Spacious living area with pull down double bed. Dishwasher. Outdoor hot tub.
Fully refurbished in 2016. Spacious lodge with one king size double with ensuite shower and two twin. Bath with overhead shower. Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area leading onto balcony. Dishwasher. Outdoor hot tub.
Lovely and comfortable stay although some plastic glasses would be good for children
Great location views gorgeous
As above comments, only reason for marking down is due to fittings in Lodge. Furniture was in excellent condition, but structurally the unit could do with some maintenance. This overall is the only reason that value for money was lower too, since we felt security was an issue and for the cost would have anticipated more.
We had a great time here. The lodge was adequate but could do with a few more utensils like a chopping board and a few sharp knives. We would definitely come back as the staff are very friendly and the area is good and safe for all. Great place for dog owners.
Had a fab time in a beautiful lodge set in wonderful scenery. However, the venue hosted a wedding and the noise spoilt our stay
Lovely accommodation and site.
Wonderful accommodation, could do with a little less furniture in the living room.
Simon, Worthing Sussex
See above review
We were actually in Bassenthwaite lodge! It was clean, comfortable and fairly well equipped in the kitchen although I wouldn't have wanted to cook a 'proper' meal there! Nice touch was the coffee machine with provided 'capsules'. The lodge was serviced daily which was also a nice touch.
Great place for a nice quite holiday. Could possibly do with a small shop so you can get papers and a few essentials.
Excellent service and friendly staff beautiful setting loved it
Had a lovely time. Will definitely be going next year aswell.
Lovely place, area was scenic and not too far from other places of interest, lodge was great with everythin you could ask for, we will be back in the future!
We stayed here Mon-Fri, in the Lune lodge. The scenery was to die for, it was stunning and the word tranquillity comes to mind. Seeing the sea in the distance, the green fields, was perfect for us! The lodge itself was immaculate. The bedrooms were small, and although you couldn't swing a cat in them, they were adequate for our needs.
The kitchen is fully equipped for all cooking needs. Nice dining table for the 4 of us as a family to eat at.
Lovely big tele on the living room wall, (kitchen & living room open plan). There's also a DVD player underneath, but we brought no DVDs. They also provided board games in the lodge, which we found fun!
The hot tub...there had been a wedding on at the weekend, and many of the guests which we believe had a late check out, led to us not being able to check in at 4pm as stated, instead we were able to check into the lodge at 5pm (although we were offered a drink at the bar on the house). Therefore the hot tub wasn't the top temp, it was quite chilly, and on Tuesday this was rectified and the temperature was increased for us. Once in the hot tub, it was great just to relax, and although the hot tub isn't under cover, we did make full use of it even in the rain...I mean you do get wet after all from the water you're sitting in! All in all, it was a great family break.
The staff were excellent, friendly and would do anything to make your stay even better. The rooms where very comfortable and nicely decorated would definitely go again
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.
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.
Happy Mount Park has attractions for the whole family including several play areas, a miniature railway, crazy golf, putting green and trampolines, there is also a paddling pool where the little ones can splash around in the summer and a café where the adults can relax with a drink. During the summer months and especially during school holidays live music can often be enjoyed.
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.