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

Self-catering - Sleeps 4

Welcomes adults, children, two dogs,

Average Rating from 33 reviews: 4.92
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Waterside Lodge

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Mark & Paula Holdcroft
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01829 271 651
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A traditional pine lodge with a riverside location overlooking Trout Beck within the 5-star, award-winning Limefitt Park. Covered verandah, decking and private garden area. Two dogs welcome.

Master bedroom with double bed, smaller second bedroom with bunk bed, both with thermostatically controlled electric wall radiators. Instant heat boiler and Triton power shower. Open plan lounge and dining area with double doors opening out onto verandah. Fully equipped kitchen with gas cooker and hob, fridge, microwave and toaster.

Three miles north of Windermere, Limefitt Park offers direct access to the fells. David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award winner with good opportunities for bird and wildlife watching. The Haybarn Pub on site offers food and drink, including real ales. Other amenities include small shop, outdoor children’s play area and river pool, free Wi-Fi.

  • Traditional pine log cabin sleeping 4
  • Located on award-winning family site
  • 2 dogs welcome - dog field on site
  • On-site pub for food and drink
  • Small shop and launderette
  • Outdoor play area for children
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access on site
  • Private parking and garden area
  • Windermere and Ambleside nearby

“Absolutely fab! Everything you could need within the lodge, clean and tidy and well presented”

“(our dog) absolutely loved it and would recommend it as a perfect holiday for anyone with dogs”

“One word.........WOW!!
A lot of thought has obviously gone into making this Lodge a home from home and it
certainly ticks all the boxes”

“We look forward with anticipation for our return visit and would recommend
this break to everyone”

“This holiday is perfect for couples and families and dogs”

“Situated by a stream and views of fields and horses what more could one ask for!”

“Pub on site was lovely inside. Food was good too”

“the park is extremely dog-friendly with a good dog field to run your canine companion off the lead”

“The area is stunning and what we found great was the total quiet”

“Well what can I say...... everything was just great”

“Shhhh - don’t tell everyone or it will be fully booked before you know it!!”

Waterside Lodge
Waterside Lodge
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Review Review No. 33 of 33

Recommended by:

Pauline S from Runcorn

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • 2
  • 47 - 48
  •  
  • 1
  • 10
Stayed:

7 Nights
August - 2013

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

“Waterside Lodge is all you need for the perfect Lakeland holiday, you can’t fail to relax here”

We enjoyed our second fabulous stay at the Lodge this year. It’s so welcoming, homely and spotlessly clean! We don ’ t have a dog (yet!) but there were no smells or other from previous four legged visitors. I usually begin our holidays with cleaning wherever we are staying, but no need to here - immediate chill out!

It’s very thoughtfully decorated with lovely photos of Lakeland gems, has lovely linen and towels and you want for nothing in the kitchen. The Lodge also has excellent TV and Wi-Fi facilities.

The location is about perfect, right on the Beck with two grazing horses to watch in the field opposite. The location is very handy for Ambleside and Windermere, but in this quieter Troutbeck area is excellent for real peace and quiet.

We love the outdoors and this is a great base for walking and cycling and generally exploring the mountains and lakes. Our 10 year old daughter had a wonderful time and I let her ride freely around the site on her bike without too much concern about her safety.

The only disappointment this time was the site Haybarn Pub (which is very pleasant) ran out of cask beer and didn’t know when their next delivery was coming!! Fortunately there are alternatives locally.

Specifically Recommend:

Use the free access to the leisure facility on the main Ambleside Road. It’s very nice, has an outside hot tub (which is interesting in the rain) and cheerful pool which always seems to have a roped off lane for a quick fitness swim. (Good for rainy days).

The filling station Spar on the Ambleside Road is well stocked and reasonably priced.

Local Gems:

The Queen’s Head - full of real character excellent beer and gorgeous homemade lemonade. Now accessed from Limefitt by a nifty public footpath through the field next to the road.

Treetops - high ropes at Brockhole. My daughter adored it....

Beatrix Potter Museum - surprisingly interesting, especially for a rainy day. (Good for kids).

A circular walk up Dove Cragg - for a sunny day!

En Route:

Only travelled from Cheshire so no need to stop on the way... too eager to arrive!

Pauline S, Runcorn, Cheshire - 19.09.2013

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 19/09/2013
By Pauline S from Runcorn

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Review Review No. 32 of 33

Recommended by:

Julie D - Fleetwood, Lancs

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 3
  • 33 - 58
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
August - 2013

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

“Relax or Play in the beautiful Limefitt Park”

Just returned from our three day stay at Waterside. It felt like a quaint Austrian log cabin. Absolutely immaculate and had everything you could possibly need.

The views were beautiful with the river running past which we found very soothing. The surroundings were very peaceful.

We did not have a dog and my concern was that there could have been smells of previous dogs or hairs but the place was spotless.

We would not hesitate to come back.

Specifically Recommend:

This lodge would be suitable for couples, families or individuals of any age groups and with or without dogs.

Be Aware:

The only negative was the close proximity of the other lodging but as we were not in our lodge most of the time it was not really a problem

Local Gems:

A family group of us (25 total) ranging from age 3 to 65 did a 10 mile circular which took you to a Cathedral Cave but you do have to climb rocks to get to it and take torches. We are in our 50s and managed it. Then into Elterwater and a well earned stop for refreshments at The Three Shires.

Julie, Fleetwood, Lancs - 26th August 2013

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 26/08/2013
By Julie D - Fleetwood, Lancs

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Review Review No. 31 of 33

Recommended by:

Delyth H - Llangefni

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 26 - 29
  •  
Stayed:

4 Nights
August - 2013

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

“Peaceful and relaxing get away!”

We went to stay at the Waterside lodge for a relaxing few days, and we’ve just returned home fully chilled out! The lodge itself is a home-from-home, very cosy and had a lovely homely feel. I was extremely pleased at the standard of cleanliness - immaculate. Loads to do in the lodge also - board games, DVDs, use of wi-fi.

My husband and I fell asleep listening to the stream outside - wonderful. The location of the lodge was great - very peaceful and calm. There are three pubs within walking distance which was ideal.

I would recommend this lodge to families and couples who are looking to stay in the Lake District. Dog owners were also very welcome.

Specifically Recommend:

No mobile phone signal except for Vodafone - which was a plus for us!!

Local Gems:

Queens Head - tasty food and romantic atmosphere.

Fun boat ride on the lake.

Delyth & Gareth - Llangefni, Anglesey - 19th August 2013

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 19/08/2013
By Delyth H - Llangefni

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Review Review No. 30 of 33

Recommended by:

Glynn E from Sheffield

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 51 - 53
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

4 Nights
July - 2013

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

“A great place to stay amongst fantastic scenery.”

Even though it was a dog-friendly lodge, we instantly noticed how clean it looked (and smelt) when we first walked in.

A beautiful location on a well kept and friendly site. A very relaxing feel around the lodge and site. Close to Windermere and Ambleside yet in a quiet location.

We’d definitely recommend it to families, couples of all ages and anyone wanting to take a well-behaved dog. Even the dog walking field was well kept but there were some nice natural dog walks from the site.

Specifically Recommend:

For anyone who likes the outdoors, great scenery and a friendly site.

Local Gems:

The walk to the Mortal Man pub, then the food and outside sitting area

Glynn E, Sheffield, South Yorks - 28th July 2013

Owner’s Reply:

’’Really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, Glynn. Thanks for your review and hope you will be back again soon (with your returning guests discount!)’’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 28/07/2013
By Glynn E from Sheffield

I confirm Mark was a bona-fide paying guest at Waterside Lodge. The content of his recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Mark, Lake District Lodge Holidays - August 2013
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Review Review No. 29 of 33

Recommended by:

Graham D from Preston

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 3
  • 30 - 64
  •  
  • 2
Stayed:

4 Nights
June - 2013

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

“What a corker! MIMO”

This lodge is outstanding value for money. The setting is superb the facilities are first class - broadband, smart TV, all the entertainment you could require should the weather be unkind.

The lodge was spotlessly clean, and is the best we have ever stayed in. As a bonus our dogs were welcomed to stay too.

Specifically Recommend:

Would recommend sitting on the patio on a lovely evening with a bottle (or two) of wine listening to the waters of the beck in the background.

Local Gems:

All the local pubs are good value for money and are really dog-friendly

Graham D, Preston, Lancs - 26th June 2013

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thank you so much for your very kind comments and your lovely review, Graham. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Waterside Lodge’’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 26/06/2013
By Graham D from Preston

I confirm Graham was a bona-fide paying guest at Waterside Lodge. The content of their recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Mark Holdcroft, Lake District Lodge Holidays - 30th June 2013
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Review Review No. 28 of 33

Recommended by:

Jeff B - Washington

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 3
  • 26 - 51
  •  
  • 2
Stayed:

3 Nights
April - 2013

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

“Had a great time and the dogs loved it too!”

We had a great time at Waterside Lodge even though the weather was very changable, sun through to snow. The lodge was comfortable, very well equipped and had a great modern bathroom.

We enjoyed sitting on the decking overlooking the stream and the dogs played around us as the deck is very secure.

We were amazed to see deer on the site and one night we even saw a badger! We hope to return soon.

Specifically Recommend:

Nice quiet location, good for dogs

Local Gems:

Apple Pie Shop - Ambleside

Jeff B, Washington, Tyne & Wear - 11.05.2013

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thanks for your review, Jeff. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay despite the typical Lake District weather’’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 11/05/2013
By Jeff B - Washington

I confirm Jeff was a bona-fide paying guest at Waterside Lodge. The content of his recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Mark Holdcroft, Lake District Lodge Holidays - 30th June 2013
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Review Review No. 27 of 33

Recommended by:

Sue K from Manchester

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

3 Nights
September - 2012

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

“All in all a thumbs up from the humans and paws up from the doggies! Would definitely recommend and hope to return as soon as possible!”

Lodge is very compact, well furnished with quality furnishings, comfortable and clean with every facility we could want. The information folder was extremely comprehensive and the local information provided (walks etc) very useful.

I have two dogs who absolutely loved being able to trot around the verandah whenever they wished - there was even a clean water bowl left outside for them which we thought was a nice touch.

Limefitt Park site was clean and well cared for with good facilities for families. Very dog-friendly, all staff that we encountered were helpful and friendly.

Great location for travelling around The Lakes, one pub on site and two more within walking distance - all good ale and food and very dog-friendly.

Specifically Recommend:

Apart from Waterside Lodge itself I would recommend the Mortal Man Inn

Local Gems:

Mortal Man Inn

Sue K, Manchester - 17th September 2012

Owner’s Reply:

’’Pleased to hear you and your dogs enjoyed your recent stay at Waterside Lodge, Sue. We agree that the Mortal Man is, as you say, a local Gem!’’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 17/09/2012
By Sue K from Manchester

I CONFIRM that Sue was a bona-fide paying guest at Waterside Lodge. Her recommendation is factually accurate at the time of writing and was not incentivised - Mark Holdcroft, Lake District Lodge Holidays - 18th Sept 2012
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Review Review No. 26 of 33

Recommended by:

Andrew L from Scarborough

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 42 - 47
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

4 Nights
July - 2012

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

“Totally relaxing, peace and quiet, beautiful surroundings.”

From beginning to end we found the communication with Mark excellent. The location of the lodge was set in fantastic surroundings and was a great place to unwind and relax in the peace and quiet of the park.

The lodge was fully equipped with everything you could ever need. The decking area was a welcome relief after long days out to enjoy a beer or two whilst one tired dog was asleep.

Wished we could have stayed longer.

Specifically Recommend:

A walk round Rydal water was beautiful

Local Gems:

Potted Out at Grasmere

Andrew L, Scarborough, N Yorks - 15th July 2012

Owner’s Reply:

’’Pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Waterside Lodge, Andrew. Having a drink or two relaxing on the deck with the sound of the river below is one of the joys of staying with us’’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 15/07/2012
By Andrew L from Scarborough

I CONFIRM Andrew was a bona-fide paying guest at Waterside Lodge. His recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of posting
Mark Holdcroft, Lake District Lodge Holidays - 17th July 2012
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Review Review No. 25 of 33

Recommended by:

Kirsty & Matt R

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 20 - 30
  •  
Stayed:

7 Nights
June - 2012

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

“Stunning Lodge Holiday in a Stunning Location!”

The booking process was so easy, and Mark Holdcroft (Lake District Lodge Holidays) was so helpful. When we first enquired Mark said that he would send us all the information that we would need about the lodge itself and that he did. We immediately booked, and the whole process was so fast.

When we arrived at Waterside Lodge it far outshone our expectations. There was everything in the lodge we could ever need and more. It was immaculately clean, in a stunning location and it’s got its own privacy as well. There was nothing better than sitting on the decking, no matter what time of day, listening to Troutbeck flow by. It was just so peaceful.

Limefitt Park is in a stunning location itself, very central to everywhere we wanted to visit. The reception has a well stocked shop, the park itself is very well kept but unfortuantely can’t comment on the Haybarn Pub as we didn’t have time to go in there! As we said above, in our eyes there really is no room for improvement, as it’s such a lovely lodge, in a wonderful location.

We recommend a drive up the Kirkstone Pass in the direction of Ullswater (turn right out of the park), the views are simply breathtaking.

Bowness has some lovely little shops as does Keswick. Grasmere is a pretty little village and the gingerbread is out of this world!

A short trip down the western end of Windermere is worth a visit to Lakeside, where there is a steam railway, an aquarium and a motor museum.

The Queen’s Head pub, 2 minutes from the park (turn right out of the park again) is a lovely place, however a bit pricey, but the food was lovely.

Thank you Mark and Paula for a wonderful first visit to the Lakes (our honeymoon as well!) your lodge is a real home from home. We will definitely be back!

Specifically Recommend:

We specifically recommend Waterside Lodge to anyone who wants a holiday of pure peace and tranquility in wonderful surroundings but still close enough to discover the Lakes.

Local Gems:

Local Gems have to be the Aira Force waterfall, (a circular walk around a wooded National Trust area.

We also enjoyed the Motor Museum at Lakeside as well as the Aquarium.

Booths supermarket in Windermere is also brilliant. It has everything you could need from a few essentials to a weekly shop! The winner of all has to be the Kirkstone Pass drive for us. We were lucky enough to go there on a sunny day and a rainy day and the views were still as breathtaking!

Kirsty & Matt, Newquay, Cornwall - 1.7.12

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thanks Kirsty & Matt - we were so pleased you enjoyed your honeymoon at Waterside Lodge and delighted you have already booked to come back and spend your anniversary at Limefitt next year’’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 01/07/2012
By Kirsty & Matt R

I CONFIRM that Kirsty and Matt were bona-fide paying guests at Waterside Lodge. Their recommendation was made without incentive and is factually accurate
Mark Holdcroft, Lake District Lodge Holidays - 3rd July 2012
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Review Review No. 24 of 33

Recommended by:

Kelly D from Wrexham

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 3
  • 28 - 68
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

4 Nights
May - 2012

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

“Can’t wait for our next holiday in the Lake District”

Brilliant location for seeing the amazing place that is the Lake District. Lodge was in a beautiful location nice and quiet and very secure, overlooking the river with unspoilt view of greenery!

Brilliant get-away for families or just a quiet time for one man and his dog!

The lodge has everything you need and is home from home!

Specifically Recommend:

Go and stay as it is a brilliant place to stay!

Local Gems:

Mortal Man public house - best fish and chips ever tasted

Kelly from Wrexham - June 8th 2012

Owner’s Reply:

’’Pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Waterside Lodge, Kelly’’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 07/06/2012
By Kelly D from Wrexham

I CONFIRM that Kelly was a bona-fide paying guest at Waterside Lodge. Her recommendation not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
- Mark Holdcroft, Lake District Lodge Holidays - 9th June 2012
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Review Review No. 23 of 33

Recommended by:

Craig H from Grappenhall

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 1
  • 44
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

3 Nights
May - 2012

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

“Great place and location. Perfect.”

The location was great. Really quiet and right next to the river. I wanted a really quiet weekend away from it all and this was perfect.

Only a few minutes’ drive from the site to Windermere and Ambleside, so great access to the towns and lakes.

Cabin was very well equipped with plenty to do for a couple or family. Was very impressed with how clean and tidy the cabin was.

Specifically Recommend:

Would recommend it to anyone wanting a quiet break.

Local Gems:

I already knew the area well.

Craig, Grappenhall, Cheshire - 21st May 2012

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thanks for your review Craig. Glad you had a quiet weekend away and Waterside Lodge provided that’’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 21/05/2012
By Craig H from Grappenhall

I CONFIRM that Craig was a bona-fide paying guest at Waterside Lodge, that he recommended his stay without any incentive from us and that his review is factually accurate at the time of posting - Mark Holdcroft, Owner - 22.05.12
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Review Review No. 22 of 33

Recommended by:

Janine H from Alfreton

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 41 - 42
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
March - 2012

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

“Well equipped lodge, open the French doors and listen to the stream below. Heaven!”

The perfect idyllic retreat. Spotlessly clean on a beautiful site. The lodge itself catered for everyone, even providing DVDs for those that wanted them.

Things to do could be found within three or four miles of the lodge and, thanks to the book provided by the owners, an endless list of excursions could be taken if you felt the urge.

A lovely shop on site catered for essential items and the morning paper, which could be read whilst sat on the patio decking with the stream meandering alongside. Need I say more..... Fully recommended to anyone wanting to visit The Lakes.

Be Aware:

Take change for car parks

Local Gems:

The Sunday lunch at the Mortal Man Inn, a stone’s throw away from the lodge was gorgeous. A good pint of Timothy Taylor was had in there too!

Janine H, Alfreton, Derbyshire - 5th April 2012

Owner’s Reply:

’’So pleased you had a good time Janine and enjoyed the lodge - we will be delighted for you to come and stay again’’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 05/04/2012
By Janine H from Alfreton

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Review Review No. 21 of 33

Recommended by:

Evan MacP - East Lothian

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 31 - 35
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

4 Nights
March - 2012

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

“Cannot recommend the cabin enough. Great for dog owners. We will be back!”

This was our second visit and we were just as delighted with the cabin as the first time. Mark could not be more helpful.

The lodge is immaculately clean, very well equipped (everything has been thought of) and in a great location.

It’s just a short drive to Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside where you can find a good selection of eateries, shops and tourist facilities.

A first class cabin with first class service.

Specifically Recommend:

We used the Langdale Hotel leisure facilites in 2011 (very nice but a bit further away) and the Old England Hotel in Bowness this year (18GBP for a 3 day pass for non-guests).

Booths supermarket in Windermere has a good choice.

Local Gems:

Jintana Thai in Bowness is very good.

The on-site restaurant provides good pub-grub if you don’t fancy driving somewhere.

Evan MacP from Tranent, East Lothian - 24th March 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 24/03/2012
By Evan MacP - East Lothian

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Review Review No. 20 of 33

Recommended by:

Chris B from Rugby

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 45 - 55
  •  
  • 0
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
March - 2012

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

“We would recommend Limefitt Park and Waterside Lodge in particular”

The Lodge was fantastic, clean, cosy and relaxing, with everything you need for your holiday.

It was in one of the best positions on the park, offering privacy and stunning views over the field, and the sound of running water with the stream immediately in front of the lodge!!!

Thank you

Specifically Recommend:

Ideal for anyone looking for either a restful break or a central base for walking

Local Gems:

Circular walks around the lakes of Buttermere, Grassmere and Ullswater

Close to Windermere and Ambleside

Chris B, Rugby, Warwickshire - 21.03.12

Owner’s Reply:

’’Really pleased you enjoyed your belated stay with us Chris. Thanks for your lovely review and hope you will be back to enjoy another stay soon’’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 20/03/2012
By Chris B from Rugby

I CONFIRM that this review is authentic, has been written by a bona-fide paying guest, without incentive, and is factually accurate at time of posting - Mark Holdcroft, owner
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Review Review No. 19 of 33

Recommended by:

Karen S from Letchworth

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 40 - 45
  •  
Stayed:

5 Nights
November - 2011

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

“Idyllic lodge, perfect setting ... you’ll want to go back!”

The lodge is perfect in every way, overlooking Troutbeck river it couldn’t be more picturesque. It is immaculately kept and everything is supplied, from loo roll to WiFi - Mark and Paula have thought of everything you could possibly need!

It’s beautifully warm on a cold night (and in Nov-Dec that’s a real bonus!). The park itself is very well kept and the little shop is very handy. We ate in the Haybarn Inn within the park and the food and service was fab.

We will certainly be returning and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Waterside Lodge - it really is the perfect retreat.

Shhhh - don’t tell everyone or it will be fully booked before you know it!!

Specifically Recommend:

The Haybarn Inn - great food (& Sky sports for the men!)

Catching a boat across Windemere to Ambleside.

The Ambleside waterfall - a short woodland walk close to the town.

Local Gems:

Wordsworths’ grave (St. Oswald’s Church, Grasmere)

The Gingerbread shop in Grasmere

En Route:

Kendal is a great place to stop

Karen S, Letchworth, Herts - 5 Dec 2011

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 05/12/2011
By Karen S from Letchworth

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Review Review No. 18 of 33

Recommended by:

Simon, Cath, Tom & Emma R

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • 2
  • 41 - 43
  •  
  • 2
  • 3 - 5
Stayed:

5 Nights
October - 2011

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

“Well done Mark and Paula”

Lovely lodge.

Great facilities.

Warm, cosy, beautiful

Will go back again and again

Specifically Recommend:

Haybarn pub on site

Local Gems:

The Mortal Man

En Route:

Sizergh Castle (N.T castle & gardens in Kendal)

Simon, Cath, Tom & Emma from Pant, Shropshire - November 2011

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 04/11/2011
By Simon, Cath, Tom & Emma R

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Review Review No. 17 of 33

Recommended by:

Tracy W from Swindon

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • 2
  • 44 - 46
  •  
  • 2
  • 9 - 11
Stayed:

14 Nights
August - 2011

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

“I would recommend this place to all”

Well what can I say...... everything was just great.

The property was in a great position and the surroundings were lovely.

Everything you needed was there.

Specifically Recommend:

Enjoy all the wonderful views - it is so green everywhere.

Local Gems:

The Ostrich Farm was great, the girls loved it. Even though it was about a hour’s drive, but great for a wet or dry day.

En Route:

Just lots of places to pull in to take plenty of wonderful pictures.

Tracy W, Swindon, Wilts - August 2011

Owner’s Reply:

’Thanks Tracy for your kind review. Really pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 17/08/2011
By Tracy W from Swindon

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Review Review No. 16 of 33

Recommended by:

Sam M from York

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 34 - 65
  •  
  • 1
  • 13
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
July - 2011

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

“What can I say . . . Perfect!”

Waterside Lodge is situated in a beautiful area overlooking Trout Beck. Lovely view into the field opposite which has two horses in the evenings. The lodge is exceptionally clean with everything you could want, from the small touches like handwash, to a BBQ!

The owners make you feel quite special - not like any old customers! The booking process is easy and the owners give plenty of information on the lodge and surrounding area, they even sent an email to wish us a great stay!

Loved the fact the lodge, the park and the local pubs were dog-friendly! Definitely would recommend this place to dog owners!

The area is great for walking or just sitting taking in the scenery from a local pub!

We will definitely go back!

Specifically Recommend:

The Haybarn Inn - on the park.

The Mortal Man - just a short walk away.

The pony trekking - situated next door to the park.

Low wood watersports centre - about 4 miles up the road!

Local Gems:

The Mortal Man pub

Pony Trekking (next door)

Low wood watersports (www.elh.co.uk)

Lake Windermere

Sam - August 9th 2011

Owner’s Reply:

’Really glad you enjoyed the lodge and the area Samantha - do come back and stay again soon’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 09/08/2011
By Sam M from York

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Review Review No. 15 of 33

Recommended by:

Nicola M from Nottinghamshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 32 - 42
  •  
  • 0
  • 2
Stayed:

3 Nights
July - 2011

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

“The Waterside Lodge is a magical place!”

The lodge is gorgeous, warm and cosy, it has everything you could possibly need.

Limefitt Park is immaculate and the dog field is a welcome facility.

The owners of the lodge provided great communication and even sent us a text to say they hoped we had a nice break.

The area is stunning and what we found great was the total quiet.

We will definitely be back and can’t wait!

Specifically Recommend:

The Haybarn Inn

Local Gems:

The Mortal Man and Haybarn Inn are lovely and good value for money.

NM - Notts - July 2011

Owner’s Reply:

’We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay Nicola and glad the lodge was everything you wanted’ Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 19/07/2011
By Nicola M from Nottinghamshire

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Review Review No. 14 of 33

Recommended by:

Louise and Andy from Stone

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • 4
  • 28 - 34
  •  
  • 1
  • 21mths
Stayed:

3 Nights
July - 2011

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

“Tranquil setting in the most idyllic location, a great place to recharge your batteries or wear yourself out on stunning walks and adventures”

This is one of many visits we have made to Waterside Lodge and every time we enjoy it more and more. We had another fabulous stay and scorching temperatures to take full advantage of the new decking extension to the lodge, and to lap up the gorgeous sunshine and enjoy a BBQ whilst watching the horses graze on the other side of the Beck.

The log cabin is well equipped and has a brilliant shower which is great after a long walk or active day.

It’s brilliant for dog owners and the park is extremely dog-friendly with a good dog field to run your canine companion off the lead.

Being an expectant mother I was more than comfortable in the cabin and hope to take our new arrival on his first trip to the log cabin next year.

Specifically Recommend:

A brilliant base to stay for exploring the whole of the Lakes.
Book up early as it is extremely popular.
The Beatrix Potter Centre is a great visit especially with kids - it’s a magical wonderland and very cute.

Local Gems:

The Queen’s Head is a must and make sure you visit Keswick, in particular the Derwent Water Lake as it’s absolutely stunning.

Louise & Andy, Stone, Staffs - 12-07-11

Owner’s Reply:

’Thanks Louise & Andy. As one of our regular guests we are delighted you always have a great stay and enjoy the Lakes as much as we do’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 12/07/2011
By Louise and Andy from Stone

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Review Review No. 13 of 33

Recommended by:

Shirley and Jeff from Wirrall

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 60
  •  
Stayed:

14 Nights
June - 2011

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

“Counting the days to our next visit!”

The lodge is in a wonderful setting with the balcony overlooking the beck (fantastic water feature)! Loved sitting on the balcony listening to the babbling beck, watching the Dippers in the water, the Nuthatches in the nearby tress, and Buzzards flying and calling overhead.

The balcony is lovely for toast in the mornings (and bread for the ducks), also is beautiful in the evenings for relaxing with a glass of wine (or three).

Ideal base for exploring a beautiful part of the Lake District. A well equipped lodge. Comfy and cosy, it has everything you need.

Contact with Mark (the owner) has always been friendly and helpful, with excellent information and he provides an efficient service.

Specifically Recommend:

Suitable for someone who loves walking, cycling, or climbing, or for someone who just wants a peaceful and relaxing holiday.

Local Gems:

Walks from the site....
- Jenkins Crag
- Wansfell
- Peaks on the Kentmere Round

En Route:

Windermere is a good place to stop for supplies, shopping, and places to eat.

Shirley & Jeff - Cheshire - July 10 2011

Owner’s Reply:

’Thanks Shirley & Jeff for your kind comments. We are so pleased you are returning for several more visits in the future’ - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 10/07/2011
By Shirley and Jeff from Wirrall

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Review Review No. 12 of 33

Recommended by:

Bethany P from Warwick

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 29 - 29
  •  
  • 3
Stayed:

7 Nights
June - 2011

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

“Beautiful lodge. Beautiful setting. Perfect! ”

Beautiful lodge. Beautiful setting.

Well equipped. Felt very welcome.

Would definitely recommend to others.

Dogs loved all the walks!

Specifically Recommend:

For a nice (relatively long) walk - take the steamer up Ullswater, then walk back round the lake.

Local Gems:

Pub on site was lovely inside. Food was good too!

Bethany P from Warwick - 19th June 2011

Owner’s Reply:

Thanks Beth and glad you enjoyed your stay - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 19/06/2011
By Bethany P from Warwick

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Review Review No. 11 of 33

Recommended by:

Andrew and Julia P from Hereford

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 41 - 42
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
May - 2011

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

“Stunning Lodge in a stunning location. If you are looking for a self-catering holiday in the Lake District, look no further than Waterside Lodge.”

An absolutely stunning Lodge in a perfect location! We have just returned from a wonderful few days at Waterside Lodge and are already searching our diaries for another opportunity to go back!

We have stayed in numerous lodges around the country and Waterside Lodge far exceeds anything we have experienced before.

From the moment we decided to book this holiday the whole experience has been a delight. Booking was very easy and straightforward and the communication process with the owners, Mark and Paula, was very welcoming.

The lodge itself was immaculately presented, and is equipped with everything you could possibly need. The bedding and towels are of very good quality, as is the entire decor of the lodge. Nothing has been left as ’that will do’.. a lot of thought and effort has gone into making this lodge a home from home.

The lodge is dog-friendly, which is great, but if, like us, you don’t have a dog, do not be put off, there is no sign whatsoever that dogs have ever been there.

All in all, this has been one of the best mini breaks away from home that we have ever had and we cannot recommend Waterside Lodge highly enough.

Specifically Recommend:

Whether you are looking for a base for walking or just a great place to relax and explore the National Park, this is it. You won’t be disappointed.

Local Gems:

The Haybarn on this site is very cosy and offers great food at very reasonable prices. We spent our first evening here and we were very impressed.

En Route:

Bowness and Ambleside are lovely little towns and both are just a few minutes’ drive away.

Tea rooms, outdoor shops, boat hire and strolls by the lake are all on offer.

Andrew & Julia - Herefordshire - June 2011

Owner’s Reply:

Thank you so much for this review Andrew & Julia. It really makes us proud when we hear such heartfelt comments as we want all our guests to have a memorable stay just like yours. Come back and visit us again soon! - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 01/06/2011
By Andrew and Julia P from Hereford

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Review Review No. 10 of 33

Recommended by:

Sam B from Stoke on Trent

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 60 - 62
  •  
  • 2
Stayed:

4 Nights
May - 2011

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

“If it ain’t broke don’t change it”

Another very relaxing holiday.....We have not had a holiday for about 28 years due to my very busy business commitments but this is the second year we have returned, so this speaks volumes about the lodge.

We certainly saw the other side of the Lake District weather but what a place to enjoy the rain!

There is nothing we could write about that needs changing

Specifically Recommend:

Local scenery

Sam B - LIght Oaks, Stoke on Trent - May 2011

Owner’s Reply:

Thanks Sam glad you enjoyed your second stay at the Lodge. We agree the Lake District is just as special even if the weather is unkind and, of course, the lodge is always a warm and cosy place to return to - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 29/05/2011
By Sam B from Stoke on Trent

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Review Review No. 9 of 33

Recommended by:

Linda and David S

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 63 - 65
  •  
Stayed:

7 Nights
May - 2011

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

“Stunning location, peaceful and quiet - what more could anyone desire”

Having a particular liking for scenic locations as a base, this lodge met all of our expectations and needs. Situated by a stream and views of fields and horses what more could one ask for! Teamed with stunning location, a quiet and peaceful setting, it was ideal.

The lodge itself was clean and well furnished and was well supplied with everything one may need on a self catering holiday.

Although the lodge mainly catered for dog owners, don’t be put off if you, like us, do not have a dog. There was no sign that any pets had been there, with neither the usual doggy smell nor presence of hairs.

The owner of the lodge, Mark, called in whilst we were there so we were fortunate to have met him, and throughout our communication with him he couldn’t have been more helpful and polite.

Specifically Recommend:

Waterside Lodge is certainly in a convenient location to explore everything the Lakes has to offer. We visited at a particularly quiet period so Limefitt site was quiet, but we suspect that it really doesn’t change whatever time you visit.

There are lots of great eating places nearby, some a little pricey, others more basic and less expensive, so you can take your pick. Give Waterside Lodge a try, you wont be disappointed. We werent and well be back!

Local Gems:

Visit Hawkshead village, it’s a delight of cobbles, alleyways and stone cottages. Lots of tea rooms also!

Langdale is stunning with beautiful walks.

En Route:

Try the book shop at Sedbergh - it is where we always stop. It’s full of old and new books with literature related gifts. You can also have a coffee there.

Linda and David from Lincolnshire - May 2011

Owner’s Reply:

Thank you David & Linda for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you visiting again in the future - Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 14/05/2011
By Linda and David S

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Review Review No. 8 of 33

Recommended by:

Vicki M from Thirsk

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 29 - 30
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

4 Nights
April - 2011

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

“Beautiful, scenic and relaxing - Lodge in a beautiful part of the Lakes”

The lodge and the park were both beautiful and exceeded our expectations.

On-site shop and pub-restaurant both lovely.

View from the lodge is fantastic.

All bedding and towels etc were clean and smelt lovely too.

All essential crockery and utensils are supplied.

This holiday is perfect for couples and families and dogs.

Specifically Recommend:

The Italian restaurant on Ash Street in Bowness called Porto Italiano. Gorgeous place with gorgeous food and service.

South Lakes Wild Animal Park, 20 miles from the lodge, Fantastic day out. We went on our own but the kids would have loved it too.

Local Gems:

Porto Italiano restaurant

Vicki from Thirsk, North Yorkshire - 8th April 2011

Owner’s Reply:

Thank you Vicki for your kind review. Your recommendations have been added to our information file so other guests can enjoy them too. Mark.

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 08/04/2011
By Vicki M from Thirsk

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Review Review No. 7 of 33

Recommended by:

John & Tracey from Kinmel Bay

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 43 - 51
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

4 Nights
March - 2011

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

“Wonderful time in The Lakes”

Limefitt Park is set in beautiful surroundings in the heart of the Lake District. We stayed in a very comfortable lodge which is suitable for families, couples, or any one that just needs a break to get away from it all!

We stayed for four nights with our Golden Retriever dog, Toby and he came back totally worn out after doing some of the beautiful walks in the surrounding district and beyond.

We look forward with anticipation for our return visit and would recommend this break to everyone.

Specifically Recommend:

Waterside Lodge - a home-from-home

Local Gems:

For a nice pub lunch we would recommend the Mortal Man, which is just a 10 minute stroll away.

There are just too many walks to recommend as there are so many beautiful places to visit.

John and Tracey - North Wales - March 2011

Owner’s Reply:

Thank you John & Tracey for your very kind comments. Really pleased you enjoyed yourselves and got to visit The Mortal Man - our favourite! Mark

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 31/03/2011
By John & Tracey from Kinmel Bay

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Review Review No. 6 of 33

Recommended by:

Mark J from Welford

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 29 - 36
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

3 Nights
March - 2011

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

“Clean, Comfortable, a real Home from Home”

One word.........WOW!! As soon as we walked through the door it felt like home, every possible thing you could need was at hand. A lot of thought has obviously gone into making this Lodge a home from home and it certainly ticks all the boxes.

The bed was the most comfortable I’ve ever slept in, the bedding, towels, furniture is all good quality and not bought just to serve a purpose The shower (which is normally my pet gripe!!) was powerful, hot and clean.

The fact that this Lodge caters for dogs is a huge bonus, although if you’re a non-dog-owner please don’t let that put you off!

All in all a very relaxing few days, helped by wonderful weather, stunning scenery and real ale!!

Specifically Recommend:

If the weather’s good, make use of the BBQ, again everything (but the food) is supplied

Local Gems:

Booths Supermarket is fantastic selling local produce..... we normally eat out on holidays, but we cooked every night!!

Tarn Hows is breathtaking.

En Route:

To make the most from our break we drove up late the night before and stopped in the Travel Lodge (Burton) on the M6, (GBP 19.99) literally 10 miles from Cumbria. Woke up refreshed and ready to enjoy the day

Mark J, Welford, Northants - 31.03.11

Owner’s Reply:

Many thanks for your review, Mark. Really pleased the lodge offered you everything you needed for a perfect stay, Mark.

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 31/03/2011
By Mark J from Welford

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Review Review No. 5 of 33

Recommended by:

Vicki C from Tyne & Wear

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 30 - 40
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

4 Nights
March - 2011

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

“Beautiful cabin in a picture perfect location”

We were looking for a quiet stay in a beautiful location for my partner’s 40th birthday and weren’t disappointed. We stayed in March so the park was very quiet, the weather was very good for the time of year, (only rained one morning), perfect walking weather.

We were very impressed with the surroundings, a perfect mix of being near enough to amenities that you didn’t feel isolated but out enough that you had panoramic views of countryside.

Limefitt Park was lovely, the dog area was perfect and the local pub served really nice meals at very reasonable prices. The cabin was lovely - very well equipped, the only things we needed to take were toiletries as everything else was provided, it was like home-from-home.

As we were with our seven month old Labrador puppy we tended to stay quite local, but everywhere we went was dog-friendly. He absolutely loved it and would recommend it as a perfect holiday for anyone with dogs.

Specifically Recommend:

The steak at the Haybarn was lovely.

Cosy nights in the cabin by the fire with a glass of wine, bliss.

Local Gems:

Watching the deer on the walk to Ambleside was amazing.

Vicki from Gateshead - March 2011

Owner’s Reply:

We are delighted you (and your Labrador) enjoyed your stay. It is perfect for a dog-friendly stay. Come back and visit us again soon! Mark.

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 24/03/2011
By Vicki C from Tyne & Wear

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Review Review No. 4 of 33

Recommended by:

Emma H from Aldershot

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

3 Nights
March - 2011

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

“EXCELLENT!!!! WHO NEEDS A HOLIDAY ABROAD!”

Absolutely fab! Everything you could need within the lodge, clean and tidy and well presented. Various information packs on the local area.

A home-from-home. Mark and Paula have done a great job and excellent value for money as well.

From enquiry to arrival Mark and Paula kept us up-to-date and provided all information, really good!!

Will be going back!

Specifically Recommend:

If you love walking, peace and quiet and have pets

Local Gems:

Kirkstone Pass public house is lovely and there are so many walks!

Emma H, Goose Green, Aldershot - March 2011

Owner’s Reply:

Emma we are really pleased you, Lee and your lovely pooch had a fantastic stay at Waterside Lodge. It is really great when we get such kind comments. Thank You. Mark.

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 20/03/2011
By Emma H from Aldershot

I CONFIRM that this review is authentic, has been written by a bona-fide paying guest, without incentive, and is factually accurate at time of posting - Mark Holdcroft, owner
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