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Riverbank Lodge, Limefitt Park, Windermere, Cumbria (The Lake District) LA23 1PA

Self-catering - Sleeps 4

Welcomes adults, children, dogs,

Average Rating from 12 reviews: 4.92
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Riverbank Lodge

Contact Details

Mark Holdcroft
Email - via website
Tel - 01539 468 032
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Riverbank Lodge is a privately owned, two bedroomed traditional log-cabin-style pine holiday lodge sitting on the river bank at the award-winning Limefitt Park.

Secluded position fronting Troutbeck River, the accommodation comprises.... open plan lounge and dining area with feature fireplace with electric fire. Patio doors opening out on to the deck. Galley kitchen with gas oven, microwave and fridge with freezer compartment. One double bedroom and one twin bedroom, both with fitted wardrobes. Bath-shower room and toilet. Full central heating.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome. A covered veranda runs around the side of the lodge to the south and west facing deck. Table and chairs and parasol provided, suitable for BBQ area. Parking for two cars. Close to Windermere and Ambleside. Walking available direct from front door on to the Fells. Limefitt Park offers a Lakeland pub-restaurant, river pool, adventure playground, shop and launderette.

  • Privately owned, new 2011 log cabin
  • Riverside location
  • 5 star, award-winning site
  • On-site pub-restaurant - The Haybarn
  • Adventure playground, river pool
  • Shop and launderette
  • Free Wi-Fi broadband internet
  • Close to Ambleside and Windermere
  • Well behaved dogs welcome

“Thank you to Mark for all your help - ideal holiday and we will recommend to all”

“The situation was excellent in a quiet location though the lakes at Windermere were only a few minutes’ drive away”

“The location of the lodge is very nice as it overlooks the river but offers privacy and is very peaceful”

“Limefitt park is perfect for a family break and very dog-friendly - our Springers had a great time!”

“We were after peace and quiet and we were delighted with our time there”

“Our little dogs thought they were in doggy heaven with all the great walks that we took them on”

“The property is perfect for families and couples especially if you want to take your dog too”

“inside the cabin it was really quiet as the double glazing cut out all outside noise so it was very peaceful”

Riverbank Lodge
Riverbank Lodge
Riverbank Lodge
Riverbank Lodge

Review Review No. 12 of 12

Recommended by:

Carol H from Scarborough

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • 3
  • 26 - 79
  •  
  • 1
  • 2
Stayed:

4 Nights
July - 2012

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

“Our favourite place. Visit and I’m sure it will be yours”

A lovely cosy traditional lodge overlooking the beck, with the benefit of an undercover deck which was perfect for our 2 year old who played out even though it was raining.

Very peaceful and had everything we needed, including a gas barbecue which we used and all sat looking at the view perfect.

Would recommend this lodge to anyone - you would not be disappointed. We have been on this park three times now and can’t wait to go back again. Just lovely.

Specifically Recommend:

A lovely lodge - one of my highlights is the decking, a lovely sunny area but you can also sit under the canopy rain or shine, which is a bonus with our weather!

Local Gems:

The Haybarn pub on site has a lovely atmosphere and lovely meals. We were all mixed ages so the pool table and darts and even something for the little ones was really good. Even the dogs enjoyed it.

En Route:

On our route we stopped off at Mainsgill Farm shop on the A66 nice food you can sit inside and out. Lovely food.

Carol H & Family - Scaroborough, N. Yorks 11.7.12

Owner’s Reply:

’’Glad Riverbank Lodge was perfect for your stay despite some mixed weather!’’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 11/07/2012
By Carol H from Scarborough

I CONFIRM that Carol and her family were bona-fide paying guests at Riverbank Lodge. Her review is factually accurate at the time of posting and not incentivised.
Mark Holdcroft, Lake District Lodge Holidays - 13th July 2012
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Review Review No. 11 of 12

Recommended by:

Jerome & Sue B-M from London

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 46 - 51
  •  
Stayed:

4 Nights
May - 2012

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

“Perfect base for our walking holiday”

Our lovely, cosy cabin was right next to the river, looking out to hills, trees and sheep. We sat out on the veranda, in the sunshine, to enjoy our first cup of tea after the drive up listening to the sound of the river running, birds singing and lambs bleating in the distance.

Once inside the cabin it was really quiet as the double glazing cut out all outside noise so it was very peaceful and thankfully we didn’t get woken up at 6am with unfamiliar countryside noises..... being city dwellers we’re only used to traffic noise and police sirens !

We enjoyed four days of walking and one day we walked from the park over the hills to Ambleside and back and it was nice not to have to drive anywhere. The park is close to Windermere and Ullswater which are two very beautiful lakes. There’s a very pretty walk from Ullswater up around Aira Force and High Force waterfalls - it’s an easy walk, even suitable for small children, well worth a visit.

We ate at the Queens Head pub one night, it’s a short walk from the park, so you can have a lovely meal and a few drinks and walk home, perfect ! It’s really useful to have the flexibility to do some of your own cooking in the cabin, saving money and making the trip affordable. We loved our stay and will come back another time.

Specifically Recommend:

Walk to Aira Force and High Force from Lake Ullswater.

Walk up Striding Edge only in good weather ! to Helvellyn from Glenridding for amazing views, it’s a good energetic walk but there are easier routes.

Local Gems:

We came for the fells and mountains and that is what we enjoyed, some time in the wilderness.

En Route:

We did stop off at the National Motorcycle Museum on the way home to satisfy my other passion

Jerome and Sue, Islington, London N5 - 4th June 2012

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thanks for letting us know about your stay Jerome. Glad you had a perfect getaway in the lovely surroundings’’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 04/06/2012
By Jerome & Sue B-M from London

I CONFIRM that Jerome & Sue were bona-fide guests at Riverbank. Their recommendation is factually accurate (at time of posting) and made without any incentive.
Mark Holdcroft - Lake District Lodge Holidays - 6th June 2012
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Review Review No. 10 of 12

Recommended by:

Sarah J from Dunston

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • 2
  • 34 - 45
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

3 Nights
May - 2012

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

“Highly recommend and when we have The Lakes tours dates for next year we will be booking again”

We had a great stay at the Lodge - it was well equipped and very comfortable. The site was lovely we had a good walk around, from the kids’ play area to the site shop. We had tea at The Haybarn Inn - the staff are really helpful and the food was great.

We also had take-out from The Wok Chinese take away, which was excellent and came recommended by a lady on reception.

The lodge was very well equipped with all we could expect. The shower was fab - after a long day out it was just what we needed and with plenty of hot water.

We liked the fact the site had the security barrier and fob in operation as we took our classic car and the extra security was great peace of mind.

Specifically Recommend:

Mark at Lake District Lodge Holidays

Local Gems:

We did the Lakeside Car Museum which has great things for all the family and their cream tea was excellent

Also the Lakes Aquarium we all loved. The cafe was lovely and comfortable with a view on the lake - sit back and watch the world go by.

Sarah J from Tyne & Wear - 11th May 2012

Owner’s Reply:

’’Pleased you enjoyed your stay during your classic car rally Sarah. Will be delighted for you to return next year’’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 11/05/2012
By Sarah J from Dunston

I CONFIRM Sarah was a bona-fide paying guest at Riverbank Lodge. Her recommendation was written without incentive & is factually accurate at the time of posting
Mark, Lake District Lodge Holidays - 15th May 2012
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Review Review No. 9 of 12

Recommended by:

Lesley C from Teesside

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 51 - 52
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
April - 2012

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

“Cosy, comfortable lodge in great location”

Cosy, comfortable lodge in a peaceful and scenic location by the river.

Everything you need for a great stay. Excellent facilities at Limefitt Park.

Dog friendly, great walking and everything you need close by.

Specifically Recommend:

Haybarn pub on site. Good food and welcoming. Dog friendly.

Walks from park.

Local Gems:

Mortal Man and Queen’s Head pubs.

Both in walking distance, good food and dog friendly.

Windermere Lakeland Cruises.

Lesley C, Stockton on Tees - 17th April 2012

Owner’s Reply:

’’Pleased you enjoyed your latest visit to Limefitt Park and Riverbank Lodge was the prefect base for you’’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 17/04/2012
By Lesley C from Teesside

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Review Review No. 8 of 12

Recommended by:

Michelle K from Salford

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 41 - 47
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

3 Nights
April - 2012

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

“Beautiful relaxing place to stay”

The Riverbank Lodge is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The lodge has everything you need for your stay, cooking utensils, oven, microwave, iron etc.

The fact that the lodge has an outside secure decking area was perfect for our dog. The property is perfect for families and couples especially if you want to take your dog too. The views from the three windows in the living area are all fabulous!

Specifically Recommend:

Enjoying a drink and-or a meal at The Haybarn Pub. It’s dog-friendly, extremely clean and the food and staff are great.

Local Gems:

The Queen’s Head and The Mortal Man

Shelley K - Salford, Lancs - 16 April 2012

Owner’s Reply:

’’Delighted to you enjoyed your short break at Riverbank Lodge Shelley and look forward to you visiting us again soon’’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 16/04/2012
By Michelle K from Salford

I CONFIRM this review is authentic, has been written by a bona-fide paying guest, without incentive, and is factually accurate at the time of posting. Mark - Lodge Manager
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Review Review No. 7 of 12

Recommended by:

Stewart & Diane C

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 47 - 56
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
March - 2012

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

“Perfect - 10 out of 10”

The log cabin we stayed in was perfect, everything we wanted it to be and, to make things even better, we had Trout Beck running past our cabin.

The site itself was very clean and well maintained. The on-site pub was friendly, clean, warm and served great food.

People had dogs on site but they were very well behaved, and the views were spot on.....with snow on the hills.

We rate this park 10 out of 10 and yes we will be returning - very much so! Thank you to Mark for all your help - ideal holiday and we will recommend to all.

Specifically Recommend:

We recommend going into Windermere, as well as staying on site

Local Gems:

The shops in Kendal are very nice and friendly

En Route:

We went shopping in Kendal and Windermere - very nice shops

Stewart & Diane from Stockton - March 2012

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thanks Stewart & Diane and so pleased you had everything you wanted from a relaxing few days away’’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 14/03/2012
By Stewart & Diane C

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Review Review No. 6 of 12

Recommended by:

Karen W from Preston

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 40 - 45
  •  
  • 0
  • 2
Stayed:

3 Nights
December - 2011

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

“A perfect little getaway to escape to”

This was the perfect break that we were after in between Christmas and New Year. Only stayed three days, but wish we had stayed longer.

The cabin comes with everything that you would need and has a great position right next to the river.

Our little dogs thought they were in doggy heaven with all the great walks that we took them on. Short walk to two great local gastro pubs too!

Specifically Recommend:

Great location with everything that you could possibly need either in the cabin or within short walking distance. The walks were lovely within the local area.

Local Gems:

The Mortal Man and The Queen’s Head are only a short walk away and serve great food in lovely surroundings.

Karen W, Preston, Lancs - 4th January 2012

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thank you Karen. Delighted you and your dogs enjoyed your twixmas break at Riverbank Lodge’’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 04/01/2012
By Karen W from Preston

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Review Review No. 5 of 12

Recommended by:

Lesley R from Worcester

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 50 - 60
  •  
  • 3
Stayed:

3 Nights
September - 2011

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

“Excellent for short break. Facilities are great at Limefitt Park”

Had a fantastic stay at Riverbank Lodge. Limefitt Park is ideal if you have dogs - ours loved the dog field where they could run around without leads.

Haybarn on site is very stylish and food and service was excellent. Also dog friendly.

Will definitely return.

Specifically Recommend:

Windermere and surrounding areas.

Local Gems:

Haybarn Inn

Lesley R from Worcester - 3rd October 2011

Owner’s Reply:

’’Glad you and your dogs enjoyed the lodge Lesley. Do come back and visit us again soon’’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 03/10/2011
By Lesley R from Worcester

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Review Review No. 4 of 12

Recommended by:

Kathy D from Tranmere

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 34 - 40
  •  
Stayed:

4 Nights
September - 2011

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

“A Cumbrian Gem”

We stayed for four nights and wished we could stay longer.

The accommodation was excellent, a home-from-home - but with the most amazing views outside.

The only noise to be heard is the river running outside. We were after peace and quiet and we were delighted with our time there.

Will definitely go again and can’t recommend highly enough.

Specifically Recommend:

The surrounding countryside is gorgeous, would recommend some good walking shoes and a camera and just enjoy.

Local Gems:

We really enjoyed visiting nearby Bowness, just a little over three miles away from Limefitt. Lots there to see and do. We particularly enjoyed a cruise on the lake, and the Beatrix Potter museum is great.

Kathy D from Tranmere - 16.09.11

Owner’s Reply:

’’So glad you enjoyed your stay at Riverbank Lodge. Many thanks for a lovely review Kathy. Do come back again soon’’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 16/09/2011
By Kathy D from Tranmere

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Review Review No. 3 of 12

Recommended by:

Elaine E from York

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 50
  •  
  • 3
  • 3 - 10
  • 2
Stayed:

4 Nights
August - 2011

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

“Very Nice”

Limefitt park is perfect for a family break and very dog-friendly - our Springers had a great time!

Lovely play area and lake - safe and clean.

Nice towns for shopping and on-site pub for when you want to just chill.

Would recommend to anyone who enjoys relaxation but fun breaks with your family.

Specifically Recommend:

Lodges are perfect and nicely placed.

Local Gems:

Local towns, Bowness.

Elaine E from York - 28th August 2011

Owner’s Reply:

’Thank you Elaine for your kind feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 28/08/2011
By Elaine E from York

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Review Review No. 2 of 12

Recommended by:

Emily & Edward from Kimberworth

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 30 - 41
  •  
Stayed:

7 Nights
July - 2011

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

“Fantastic lodge situated on a site with all amenities”

Our stay in Riverbank Lodge was of an excellent standard. The booking process was fantastic - we found Mark Holdcroft (Lake District Holidays) very helpful and polite and accommodating to our last minute booking request to stay at Limefitt Park.

The location of the lodge is very nice as it overlooks the river but offers privacy and is very peaceful to just sit on the decking and relax listening to the river flowing. I would recommend a visit to The Haybarn Pub on site which offers friendly service and nice food. Views from the lodge are fantastic and surrounding areas are nice to visit eg Windermere, Ambleside and Kendal.

We would recommend this lodge to a family with children or a couple as it is very well equipped inside to prepare meals or have a BBQ without the hassle of finding somewhere to eat each night. We were very impressed as Riverbank Lodge is let on a self catering basis. The Adventure Playground and Rock Pools are ideal for families to take a picnic and sit by the rock pool.

Specifically Recommend:

The Haybarn Inn

Adventure Playground

Rock Pools

Local Gems:

The Albert Hotel in Windermere for a fantastic meal at a reasonable price.

Kendal for the shops.

Hawkshead Brewery and a trip on the Ferry from Lakeside to Bowness.

Emily and Edward from Kimberworth, Rotherham - August 2011

Owner’s Reply:

’Thank you for your lovely review. Really glad you enjoyed your stay at Riverbank Lodge and hope you will be back soon’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 02/08/2011
By Emily & Edward from Kimberworth

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Review Review No. 1 of 12

Recommended by:

Helen A from Blantyre, Glasgow

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 3
  • 50 - 79
  •  
Stayed:

4 Nights
June - 2011

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

“Lovely peaceful lodge by the running waters at Limefitt Park, Lakeland”

Our expectations were met in every way..... the lodge had everything you needed in it, it was very clean, it had a BBQ, table and chairs on the porch.

The situation was excellent in a quiet location though the lakes at Windermere were only a few minutes’ drive away. The scenery was fantastic, the running stream near our lodge was lovely, you could feed the ducks going by, there were horses just across the field - and it was so peaceful.

We would highly recommend it to everyone (we have passed it on to our family and friends already). We are planning to visit again soon.

Specifically Recommend:

Would recommend a stay here without a doubt.

Local Gems:

There is plenty to see and do, not only at Windermere but on the outskirts. There are lovely drives around the lake towards Bowness and down towards Ambleside.

Helen - Blantyre - July 2011

Owner’s Reply:

’Thank you for your kind review Helen. Really glad you enjoyed your stay at Riverbank Lodge and look forward to you visiting again soon’ Mark - Lodge Manager

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 05/07/2011
By Helen A from Blantyre, Glasgow

I CONFIRM this review is authentic, has been written by a bona-fide paying guest, without incentive, and is factually accurate at the time of posting. Mark - Lodge Manager
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