Beautiful lodge in The Lake District
When I decided to visit the Lakes, the first thing I typed into Google was ‘Lodge in the Lake District’. I’ve always found lodges to be quite expensive (especially ones with a hot tub) and prices have soared in light of Covid restrictions to other countries. When I found Littlemere Lodges in Kendal I was pleasantly surprised at how reasonably priced they were. Our 4 night Monday to Friday stay was £293 (3 nights Friday to Monday is also £293). There are also two lodges (The Hedgerow and The Drey) with hot tubs which are priced between £403-437.
There are seven one-bedroom lodges (five which are dog friendly) situated on the owners family farm in Selside, only a few miles away from the small market town of Kendal. We were happy to drive down the country lanes to eat and drink out in Kendal although accessibility without a car is more difficult. We were attracted by the secluded nature of the lodge which overlooks a lake. It was so nice to wake up every morning to the sheep and lambs grazing!
We split our time between eating in Kendal and the lodge (after a trip to local supermarket Booths). If you’re looking for good places to eat in Kendal, we loved Bangkok 7 Thai and the Ye Old Fleece Inn and have heard positive things about The Moon Highgate. Bar wise, we were fans of 19 The Wine Bar and The Blind Bus Driver.
One Bedroom Lodges
We stayed in the Coppice Lodge, a woodland themed semi detached lodge sleeping two people. The lodge has an open plan kitchen lounge with a log burner, sofa and dining room table and chairs. There are plenty of kitchen facilities with a fridge, freezer and microwave as well as: Oven Gloves, Tea Towels, a Hand Towel, Washing up Liquid, 3 Dishwasher Tabs, Cleaning Products, Tin Foil, Cling Film, Kitchen Roll, Starter Tea/Coffee, 2 Toilet Rolls, Hand Wash, Shampoo / Conditioner / Body Wash and Towelling Robes for the lodges with Hot Tubs.
The bedroom contains a double bed, spacious wardrobe and dressing table whilst the bathroom has a Jacuzzi style he bath and freestanding shower. The best part of all of the lodges though is the outdoor balcony spacious with ratten furniture and beautiful views over the lake.
It is all self check-in and the lodges are open when you arrive and you just leave the key in there afterwards. There is also allocated secure parking space outside each lodge. Be warned though, some of them are quite tight so be prepared to manoeuvre.
Excellent Lodge in the Lake District
If you are looking for a reasonably priced, secluded and cosy lodge in the Lake District, then Littlemere is the one for you. It provided a brilliant base for our trips in the south and middle of the Lake District including trips to Windermere, Grasmere and Rydal and Cartmel.
East London Girl: Lodge in the Lake District
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