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 lodges only)
- All non smoking accommodation
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.
Very comfortable lodge with one double and one twin. Bath with overhead shower and separate shower room with sauna. Dishwasher. Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area leading onto terrace with outdoor hot tub.
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.
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 in 2017. Historical two-storey cottage. Ground floor: Living area leading to a snug. Open plan kitchen/dining area with utility room. Dishwasher. First floor: Two doubles, one with ensuite bathroom with bath and separate shower and one with 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 twin 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.
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.
Date of stay: 2nd October 2017
Accommodation type: Viken Lodge
Looking to book again
Great chilled weekend very nice place def book again
Lodge was great. Clean, well cared for and presented well. Would benefit from a few more utensils, pans etc in the kitchen.
Cant wait to go again !
Date of stay: 22nd September 2017
Accommodation type: Derwent Lodge
Loved lodge, location and helpful friendly staff.
Date of stay: 18th September 2017
Accommodation type: Viken Lodge
Loved every minute, perfect relaxing break
As above, excellent lodge but need to sort out some of the external lights fitting they don't work. Called the reception to replace the lamps but when the guy came over the fitting on the balcony above the door is corroded and needs to be replaced. Also could do with a light over by the hot tub area as its very dark.
Overall very good, could be outstanding if the cover over the hot tub gets sorted and the external lights.
Loved every minute
Date of stay: 8th September 2017
Accommodation type: Moore Cottage
The Cottage was decorated in a very quirky and interesting way which complemented the cottage superbly. The underfloor heating throughout was also a lovely bonus. Couldn't fault the cottage at all, it was fully equipped with utensils etc and is somewhere you could have happily called a home if it was a cottage for sale.
Great location. Helpful friendly staff.
Chilled weekend staff very friendly
Excellent break away just what we needed.
We had a brilliant time, the lodges are great, comfortable and well equipped. We really enjoyed the hot tub. The staff were all very friendly & helpful. We will definitely visit again.
Amazing lodges would recommend to anyone nice and peaceful area stunning vues Lovely and Friendly staff Great place to stay and relax.
Great lodge in a lovely setting. Fab private hot tub and onsite pool. Staff were fantastic. Lots of little touches added to the holiday. They even hold a "pub quiz".
Really good base for exploring with plenty to do within an hours drive.
Excellent very relaxing
This was beyond our expectations. The lodge was spacious well equipped . Comfortable beds . Lovely hot tub . All very clean in lovely surroundings
Stayed here for a girls weekend, couldn't have asked for a better place to stay, helpful staff and it was amazing the views we had, will definitely be returning
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.