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Kingfisher Lodge Lake District Holiday Lodges, Limefitt Park, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1PA

Self-catering - Sleeps 4

Welcomes adults, children, dogs,

Average Rating from 14 reviews: 4.86
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Kingfisher Lodge Lake District Holiday Lodges

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John & Linda Hobson
07502 459 600

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A pet-friendly two bedroomed riverside log cabin located in award-winning Limefitt Park in the heart of the Lake District just 3.5 miles from Windermere.

Fully equipped galley kitchen with gas cooker, fridge, toaster & microwave. Bathroom with hip bath, overhead shower, WC & basin. Covered veranda leads to balcony with seating and table.

On-site pub serves meals and a selection of ales, plus a 50 inch plasma TV with Sky, games room and pool table. Park shop sells groceries, beers, wines and spirits, newspapers, and freshly baked bread. Also DVD rental library.

Children’s Play Area - slide, swings, see-saw, sand pit, scramble net & a zip wire. Guests can use the leisure facilities at nearby White Cross Bay (indoor pool, sauna, solarium & fitness room) at no charge.

  • Luxury log cabin sleeping up to 4
  • Two dogs most welcome
  • Covered veranda and garden area
  • Wi-Fi Internet access free of charge
  • On-site pub serving meals
  • Free membership of leisure complex
  • Football field and river pool
  • Laundry - washing machines & dryers
  • Games room with pool table

“I would recommend the lodge to family & friends who want to get away, relax and take in the scenery”

“very pet friendly”

“simply a very lovely stay in comfort within a stunning location...my husband, dog and I can’t wait to return”

“I would recommend this property to couples or families, especially with a dog”

“The surrounding area and the park site was great for local pubs, especially the one on site”

“Really handy is the inventory so you know what you need to take instead of over packing or buying bits when you get there”

“it is the best dog-friendly accommodation we have stayed in”

Kingfisher Lodge Lake District Holiday Lodges
Kingfisher Lodge Lake District Holiday Lodges
Kingfisher Lodge Lake District Holiday Lodges
Kingfisher Lodge Lake District Holiday Lodges

Review Review No. 14 of 14

Recommended by:

Eileen P - Lancashire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 45 - 71
  •  
  • 2
Stayed:

Ten Nights
October - 2014

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Local Food
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Fantastic cosy log cabin in Limefitt Park Troutbeck”

Lodge was very cosy, ideally situated, fully equiped, Limefitt Park is in a lovely area, lots of walking, local pubs close by, good food, suitable for families and dog owners.

So relaxing after busy days walking and lots of fresh air and plenty of wildlife, deer, badgers, birds. We have stayed in Kingfisher lodge about six times now, we love it and so do our two Standard Poodles, we will definitely be rebooking log cabin for 2015.

Specifically Recommend:

Cosy log cabin in friendly park not far from Windermere

Local Gems:

Windermere, Ambleside, local shops, garden centre & pubs

Eileen P, Wigan, Lancs - 16th November 2014

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 16/11/2014
By Eileen P - Lancashire

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Review Review No. 13 of 14

Recommended by:

Peter W, Bootle

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 48
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

5 Nights
January - 2013

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Fantastic relaxing break , totally chilled”

Beautiful lodge in a fantastic part of The Lakes,
park your car and enjoy the walks and scenery
all from walking distance in Limefitt
Lodge has every thing you need
clean and comfortable
Can’t wait to go back
Haybarn pub on site very good
For food and beer and a short walk up
The lane is the Queen’s Head and
Mortal Man pubs
Relax on the decking of the lodge with
A beer and listen to the beck trickling past
Shut your eyes
Heaven

Specifically Recommend:

Mortal Man

Local Gems:

Limefitt

Peter W - Bootle, Merseyside - 6th January 2013

Owner’s Reply:

’’Peter - Thanks for that glowing review - we can only agree with your definition of heaven’’ - John & Linda

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 06/01/2013
By Peter W, Bootle

I CONFIRM Peter was a bona-fide paying guest at Kingfisher Lodge. His recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of posting
John Hobson, owner Kingfisher Lodge - 11.01.13
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Review Review No. 12 of 14

Recommended by:

Anthony H from Blackpool

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 50 - 60
  •  
  • 2
Stayed:

4 Nights
December - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Quietness and comfort. Genuine quality. Small site very well maintained. The lodges are of very high quality. A jewel.”

This is a superb all-wood lodge. Fully equipped with bedding & towels, TV, radio DVD player and even a games console. Gas, elec all included.

A must if you want quietness with comfort. They welcome dogs and the dogs will appreciate the walks they get.

We were very sorry to have to leave and come back to reality.

We have and will be telling friends and family and hope to return this year.

Specifically Recommend:

The quietness and comfort.

Local Gems:

Local pubs within easy strolling distance

Stunning local scenery.

Anthony H, Blackpool, Lancs - 01.01.13

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thanks Anthony for that lovely review - we are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your Christmas break with us and hope that we can welcome you again soon’’ - John and Linda

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 01/01/2013
By Anthony H from Blackpool

I CONFIRM Anthony was a bona-fide paying guest at Kingfisher Lodge. His recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of posting
John Hobson, owner Kingfisher Lodge - 11th January 2013
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Review Review No. 11 of 14

Recommended by:

John L from County Durham

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 55 - 58
  •  
  • 2
Stayed:

7 Nights
January - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Local Food
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Fantastic holiday for all the family”

The lodge was very well equipped and a very high standard of cleanliness - it is the best dog-friendly accommodation we have stayed in.

It is situated in a beautiful area with fantastic views of the surrounding hills and valley, with walks on the doorstep to suit all the family.

We have recommended this lodge to our friends and we will be returning next year.

Specifically Recommend:

The superb food at the local pubs and the dog friendliness of the local area.

Local Gems:

The walks from the lodge through the Troutbeck valley, the stunning views and the dog friendly pubs

John L, Bishop Auckland, County Durham - 7.11.12

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thanks John for such a great review - it’s great to hear when guests have such a lovely time’’ - John & Linda

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 07/11/2012
By John L from County Durham

I CONFIRM John was a bona-fide paying guest at Kingfisher Lodge. His recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing
John Hobson - owner, Kingfisher Lodge - 8th November 2012
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Review Review No. 10 of 14

Recommended by:

Janet M, Ashington

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 4
  • 48 - 50
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
September - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Pleasant surroundings and views”

Spent our days out walking, the nearby waterfalls are well worth a visit.

Loved coming back to the lodge just to chill with a glass of wine.

Very cosy. Would definitely return and would recommend to friends

Specifically Recommend:

The walks and the views

Local Gems:

The waterfalls

Janet M from Ashington, Northumberland - 29th September 2012

Owner’s Reply:

’’We are glad you had a great time - we love the waterfalls too!’’ - John & Linda

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 29/09/2012
By Janet M, Ashington

I CONFIRM that Janet was a bona-fide paying guest at Kingfisher Lodge. Her recommendation is accurate at the time of posting and not incentivised by us.
John Hobson, owner, 1st October 2012
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Review Review No. 9 of 14

Recommended by:

Ann C - Ingleby Barwick

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 3
  • 52 - 58
  •  
  • 2
Stayed:

3 Nights
August - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Local Food
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“First class holiday!”

The lodge was perfect - well furnished and in a beautiful part of the site next to the river.

This is the second holiday - last time in Otter Lodge - equally good.

The site is nice and quiet but close enough to the main towns for shopping and sightseeing.

Good food at the Mortal Man - highly recommended!!

Specifically Recommend:

Either Otter Lodge or Kingfisher Lodge both excellent.

Local Gems:

The Mortal Man pub - food fantastic.

Lovely dog walks straight onto the fells from the site.

Ann C from Ingleby Barwick - 13th September 2012

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thanks Ann for such a lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your second stay with us as much as your stay at Otter Lodge’’ - John

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 13/09/2012
By Ann C - Ingleby Barwick

I CONFIRM that Ann was a bona-fide paying guest at Kingfisher Lodge. Her recommendation is accurate at the time of posting and not incentivised by us.
John Hobson, owner, 14th September 2012
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Review Review No. 8 of 14

Recommended by:

Susie H from Runcorn

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 33 - 34
  •  
  • 0
  • 1
Stayed:

4 Nights
May - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“A great, great holiday!”

Absolutely gorgeous cabin in an ideal spot. Our 13 week old Lab loved the dog field and it was great that she could just wander around the veranda and balcony with no worries that she could get out

Joined by my sister and 18 month old nephew for a day and John & Linda have thought of everything... high chair for kids etc. Really handy is the inventory so you know what you need to take instead of over packing or buying bits when you get there - relaxed from start to finish.

A fantastic break - would highly recommend and would not hesitate to book again - Susie, Sam & Ziggy

Specifically Recommend:

Windermere, Ambleside and Castle Rigg

Local Gems:

Castle Rigg stone circle

Susie, Sam & Ziggy - Runcorn, Cheshire - 28 May 2012

Owner’s Reply:

’’It is always a real pleasure to read a review that shows you really enjoyed yourselves. It makes it all worth while!’’ - John & Linda

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 28/05/2012
By Susie H from Runcorn

I CONFIRM Susie was a bona-fide paying guest at Kingfisher Lodge. Her recommendation is factually accurate at the time of posting & written without any incentive from us
John & Linda, Kingfisher Lodge - 29th May 2012
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Review Review No. 7 of 14

Recommended by:

Mary H from Sale

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 31 - 32
  •  
  • 2
  • 3 - 7
  • 1
Stayed:

3 Nights
March - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Try it! you will love it!!!!!!”

We have already stayed in Otter lodge at Limefitt and stayed in Kingfisher Lodge at Limefitt - both are like living from home to home.

Lovely place to stay, both the lodges and the site. We love it very much and can’t wait for our next stay.

Specifically Recommend:

I recommend this to both the young and the older person, it’s a place you will go back to several times without a doubt. Try it!

Local Gems:

Everything - attractions, restaurants, local pubs.

On-site pubs are brilliant.

Shopping

Feeding the ducks with your children.

Mary H from Sale, Manchester - March 2012

Owner’s Reply:

’’Fantastic to get such lovely comments we hope you will come back yet again!’’ - John and Linda

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 15/03/2012
By Mary H from Sale

I CONFIRM Mary was a bona-fide paying guest at Kingfisher Lodge. Her recommendation is factually accurate at the time of posting & written without any incentive from us John & Linda, Kingfisher Lodge - 29th May 2012
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Review Review No. 6 of 14

Recommended by:

Susan H from Liverpool

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 3
  • 23 - 50
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
October - 2011

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Local Food
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Fantastic short break - can’t wait to book again”

Fantastic lodge and well equipped. Was in the best possible location in this universe, had fabulous views and the sound from the stream was amazing.

Our dog loved the lodge too and had fun running about on the outside decking.

The surrounding area and the park site was great for local pubs, especially the one on site - very cosy and a great place to stay warm after a walk!!

Specifically Recommend:

The Haybarn pub on Limefitt Park is a great place for meals and drinks - a warm and welcoming place.

Local Gems:

Queen’s Head pub in Troutbeck - great food and friendly staff.

Susan H from Liverpool - 17th October 2011

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thanks Susan for that fantastic review. It is always great to hear that our guest had a great time and Linda and I hope we can welcome you back again before too long’’ - John H

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 17/10/2011
By Susan H from Liverpool

I CONFIRM this review is authentic, having been written by a bona-fide paying guest, and is factually accurate at the time of posting - John Hobson, owner
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Review Review No. 5 of 14

Recommended by:

Jane W from Hollingworth

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 35 - 45
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

3 Nights
April - 2011

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“A relaxing enjoyable weekend break, with great views”

The lodge is located right on the edge of Troutbeck, with the decking area looking out over the water.

The lodge contained everything we needed for the weekend break including a BBQ.

The owner of the lodge, Mr John Hobson, was very professional, all the information he provided was exact and very informative.

I would recommend this property to couples or families, especially with a dog.

The lodge is a lovely place to relax and unwind as a couple or a family.

Specifically Recommend:

I would recommend the local walks in the information folder provided by Mr Hobson. You could park your car up for the weekend and you can walk to the local pubs.... The Mortal Man, The Queen’s Head or on site at the Haybarn

Local Gems:

The Queen’s Head pub has a fantastic menu to choose from and is also dog-friendly. I would recommend booking a table (cannot book if taking a dog) as it gets extremely busy.

Jane W from Hollingworth - 4th May 2011

Owner’s Reply:

As always it’s great to hear that our guests have such a good time - John

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 04/05/2011
By Jane W from Hollingworth

I CONFIRM this review is authentic, having been written by a bona-fide paying guest, and is factually accurate at the time of posting - John Hobson, owner
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Review Review No. 4 of 14

Recommended by:

Carol S from Linthorpe

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 52 & 55
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

4 Nights
March - 2010

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“The holiday was very relaxing”


The accommodation was excellent, very warm and cosy and well equipped.

The surroundings were very scenic, beautiful and peaceful.

We enjoyed walking in the beautiful countryside and just generally chilling out in the evenings.

Specifically Recommend:

Very pet-friendly

There was nothing we felt the owners could have provided to make our stay more comfortable - there were no problems whatsoever.

Local Gems:

The Pub on site was very friendly and nicely decorated

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 10/03/2010
By Carol S from Linthorpe

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Review Review No. 3 of 14

Recommended by:

Mrs B from Pontefract

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 29 & 33
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

4 Nights
August - 2009

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Local Food
  • Beach / Sea
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Everything was great - the lodge was great, the walks were great, the location was great - we will be returning!”

If you are looking for a great relaxing and comfortable holiday, within stunning scenery but close enough to visit all the local attractions, then look no further than the Kingfisher Lodge.

Once booked, we were emailed how to access the lodge, details of the interior, exterior, local places of interest - even has its own doggy page detailing where dogs were welcome!

The lodge was exactly as described in its advertisement, with great attention to detail regarding the decoration and furnishings. It was simply a very lovely stay in comfort within a stunning location.

Situated within Limefitt Park which has a launderette, reception, shop, doggy field, children’s park - even a pub - it is surrounded by stunning scenery of Applethwaite Fell and on the Kirkstone Pass.

The owners have been thoughtful enough to suggest local walks, have given plenty of DVDs, books, computer (PS2) & games to occupy the evenings within the lodge.

The lodge has everything you could need on a self catering basis but if you feel like eating out we would recommend the Queen’s Head which is only a mile up the road! (It also has a variety of lovely beer to try!).

My husband, dog and I can’t wait to return!

Specifically Recommend:

All the above!

Be Aware:

Take a torch if venturing out on an evening - it can get pretty dark in the park.

Also, access may be an issue if in a wheelchair for example - due to space inside the lodge and steps.

Local Gems:

Limefitt Park. The Queen’s Head Pub.
The Kirkstone Pass Inn
All the walks

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 25/09/2009
By Mrs B from Pontefract

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Review Review No. 2 of 14

Recommended by:

Keith L from Widnes

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • 2
  • 35 & 45
  •  
  • 2
  • 10 - 13
Stayed:

3 Nights
August - 2009

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Relaxing”

The Lodge was very clean, tidy and comfortable. Even though we didn’t have good weather, there was always something provided by the owners to keep us occupied inside the lodge.

Some great views surrounded the park and it was central to most local attractions.

The only thing we wish the owners could have provided was a way to stop it raining haha! - we had a lovely time

Specifically Recommend:

I would recommend the lodge to family and friends who want to get away and relax and take in the scenery.

Be Aware:

The park is slightly out of range of local pubs, so it may not suit everyone.

We found the gas oven was very slow when cooking.

(Please see Owner’s Reply at foot of review)

Local Gems:

Grizedale Park
Lake Windermere
Swimming at White Cross Bay

Owner’s Reply:

Thanks Keith for the kind comments - glad you had a lovely time!

I would like to mention that we do have 2 fantastic pubs - the Mortal Man and the Queen’s Head both within 10 minutes’ walk.

I will put a note in our arrival instructions regarding the need to adjust oven temperatures upwards - it does seem to be a common issue with LPG ovens I’m afraid.

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 17/08/2009
By Keith L from Widnes

I CONFIRM this review is authentic, having been written by a bona-fide paying guest, and is factually accurate at the time of posting - John Hobson, owner
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