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4* Contemporary Retreat in Cumbria (Lake District)
4* Contemporary Retreat in Cumbria (Lake District)
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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Awarded 4 Stars by Visit Britain. Guests say the lodge is clean, comfortable, cosy, beautifully appointed, relaxing and good value. Perfectly placed in the Northern Lake District, near Penrith, Keswick, Ullswater, Derwentwater and Bassentwaite lake.

The space

The Lodge has been described by previous visitors as clean, comfortable, cosy, beautifully appointed, relaxing and very good value for money.

The Lodge is perfectly placed in the northern Lake District to explore the whole region by car, not far from towns Penrith, Carlisle and Keswick nestling on the fringe of Greystoke Forest. Ullswater, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake are within easy reach as are many delightful climbs - Catbells, Blencathra and Latrigg to name just a few. Castlerigg Stone Circle, just outside Keswick, is perhaps the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of all British stone circles.

The Lodge is our private holiday home and is comfortably furnished and equipped to a high standard. There are 2 twin bedrooms sleeping 4 people comfortably, fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, open plan lounge/dining area with flat screen TV, DVD and Hi-fi. Landline and Free Wifi Internet connection.

The Lodge benefits from a south facing decked balcony equipped with patio table and chairs from which you can relax and enjoy the abundant wildlife.

Guest access

Guest will have access to the whole house, sheltered decking and surrounding garden as well as the whole of Cumbria and the Lake District.

Interaction with guests

Our housekeeper will leave the space ready for you upon arrival.

Other things to note

We want you and the wildlife to enjoy yourselves, we therefore ask that you keep your speed to a minimum on the gravel road leading to the lodge.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Cleaning Fee ₹5410
Weekend Price ₹7538 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY of 4 people (includes Children and grandparents).

DO NOT book for someone else as your booking will be cancelled if you are not staying yourself.

PLEASE NOTE After you leave we each write a review about each other. Me about you as our guest and you about me as your host. This review is posted and visible by anyone. Future hosts do check you out. A bad report almost automatically means no one will wish to host you in the future.
I write my review based on how we find our space left, how well you’ve communicated with me, followed our house rules and should our neighbours have made complaints I will mention them. We expect to clean - but not tidy up mess, wash pots, empty your unused food from the fridge and throw out your rubbish. Everything should look and be back where it was found and in perfect condition with any damage/breakages reported.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

144 Reviews

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Adam User Profile
November 2017
Nice Lodge, 10 mins off the m6. Ideal quiet break and for walker's. Child friendly.

James User Profile
November 2017
Ralph's lodge is beautifully presented in a lovely quiet location a stones-throw away from the spectacular North lakes. The lodge had everything we needed for our trip, a well stocked kitchen, comfortable lounge, and access to the best scenery and walking in England... Everything was easy and straightforward for our stay, we'd definitely come again.
Ralph User Profile
Response from Ralph:
Thank you James for your very nice review. Glad you enjoyed your visit. You are very welcome back anytime.
November 2017

Angela User Profile
October 2017
A fabulous place to stay for a break in the lake district. It's a little bit off the beaten track (in amongst a group of other lodges so you're not out entirely on your own) but that all adds to the fun. The lodge is very clean and very well equipped, we felt very much at home. The host was very informative and helpful. Would definitely recommend.
Ralph User Profile
Response from Ralph:
Thanks for the great review and to hear you enjoyed yourselves - you're more than welcome back anytime.
October 2017

Ronnie User Profile
October 2017
The lodge was located in the rural countryside, quiet and peaceful, but very accessible to nearby towns. Keswick was a quick 30 mins drive with groceries and various other amenities required. The starry night sky was a sight to behold! It was also well equipped with full kitchen facilities, washing machine for your laundry needs, and kept nicely warm with the automatic heaters positioned in every room. There were many books and DVDs provided as well, and it felt like staying at a friend’s home. Ralph left clear instructions on how to get to and check into his lodge, and sat nav managed to find the lodge without any problems. Will highly recommend Ralph’s lodge to anyone driving around the Lake District, especially the northern lakes, and looking for a quiet rural spot to get away from it all.
Ralph User Profile
Response from Ralph:
Ronnie - Thank you very much for your glowing review. Glad you enjoyed yourselves.
October 2017

Alba User Profile
October 2017
Ralph was very communicative and very quick responding to messages. He even gave us tips to do easy and nice walks. The place was beautiful and cozy. I would definetly recommend this place!

Beau Kulthida User Profile
October 2017
The lodge was nice and cosy and you'll feel at home when you're there. It was really nice to come back to the lodge after a long day of hiking because it's always warm and clean.

Milan User Profile
October 2017
Very nice clean lodge in quite area .Ideal for families,couples ,travellers. I can really highly recommend Ralph’s lodge . Thank you for staying there Ralph

Bolton, United KingdomJoined in March 2014
Ralph User Profile

Having been born in Switzerland it's natural for me to love the hills, rivers and lakes.
For leisure I enjoy walking, running, training working gun dogs, photography, listening to live music, woodturning, yoga and more besides.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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