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Luxury Lodge Nestled In The Idyllic And Unspoilt Sanctuary Of The Dukes Pond

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Dec-2016
Lodge near Greystoke, Lake District, Penrith, Cumbria, England - Spacious Decking Provides Stunning Views And Its Natural Gardens Are A Haven For Wildlife

Larchwood is a beautiful luxury cedar lodge overlooking the historic Duke's Pond. The lodge is located on the edge of Greystoke Forest, with views looking towards Blencathra and the Northern Fells of the Lake District National Park. Its unique location and exclusivity provide the ultimate haven for getting away from it all. The lodge has a large decked area with furniture, three private gardens and a shed for outdoor equipment. The gardens are an oasis for watching wildlife, frequently visited by a wide variety of birds, red squirrels and roe deer. The lodge itself provides 1st class accommodation for up to six people with a double bedroom (en-suite), a twin bedroom, bunk bedroom and spacious family bathroom. The living area is finished to a high specification with large kitchen, dining and lounge area promoting a wonderfully social holiday atmosphere. Two sets of French doors open up onto the secluded decked area, extending the living space for BBQs, entertaining and relaxation.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in Newcastle, have been married for 39 years and have two daughters and a granddaughter. After spending a lifetime of family holidays in the Lake District with the girls, Larchwood was the perfect place to continue this tradition with our ever growing family and friends.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely house, fantastic location. We loved the peace and quiet and watching the wildlife (April 2013)

We came in snow and strong winds to arrive to a beautiful picture postcard setting – snow on the ground, birds and squirrels in the tress and a visit from the deer...what a fantastic memorable holiday! (March 2013)

We were genuinely surprised by the place – warm, easy, homely and tiny tot friendly. We will not think twice about coming back. (Sept 2012)

The lodge was more than we could have imagined. The whole family have had a lovely time here. We would love to return again for another break but fear you will be fully booked once the secret is out. (Sept 2012)

We came here for a relaxing and peaceful holiday and that is exactly what we had. The lodge and its beautiful surroundings are a credit to you. The lodge is short of nothing and the children have loved every minute. We are hoping to return again in the future as it ticked every box. (August 2012)
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8 Reviews

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based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

5

Superb property, Superb setting.

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property for a family birthday celebration.

From the outset Eric was more than helpful and the paperwork needed arrived well in advance. The property is absolutely outstanding both inside and out. Everything you could conceivably need is in the lodge including a super starter pack of tea, coffee, biscuits and a tipple. The red squirrels are even catered for. We hope to return very soon!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Immaculate inside and out

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous property. Beautiful inside with everything you could possibly want provided . It is in an excellent location with lots of wildlife on the doorstep. Even though the weather was not brilliant ,when the sun did make an appearance there were patio doors we could open onto the veranda. Keswick not far away . I would recommend this property without hesitation

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfectly perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

The lodge is immaculate and every single detail has been thought about. The owners were very helpful and quick to respond to email requests. We had a fantastic holiday without having to worry about anything. We will be returning as I have not stayed anywhere (and I've been to many lodges/cottages around the country) where there were so many facilities. The wildlife around the area was a massive bonus and kept us entertained. We liked the interior decor so much we have bought some of the fittings for our own home :-)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Luxury lodge indeed!

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed at Dukes Pond three times now, and enjoyed Christmas with friends at Larchood. Indredibly well appointed lodges, warm, cosy and with all the amenities one could desire. A real home from home, perfect to return to after a day traipsing around Greystoke Estate. Penrith is a short drive away to stock up on provisions from local deli's and the terrace has a beautiful view to soak up with a bottle of wine on the deck. Eric and Beatrice have doe a wonderful job maintaining the high standards we have come to expect from the lodges at Dukes Pond.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Easter, despite the very mixed weather. It was by far the best equipped lodge we've stayed in and the owners couldn't do enough to make out stay pleasant. Beautifully furnished and in an excellent location, ideal for exploring, we were never short of things to do but enjoyed all the home comforts when we were ready to relax. Would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great base in a tranquil location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Larchwood whilst attending a local music festival and found it to be the perfect place to come back to and relax after busy days. The lodge is immaculate, very well kept and is well equipped. The booking process was very easy and the owners were friendly and helpful. We travelled as a family of three and found the lodge to have plenty of room - I think that this would be the case even when fully occupied - with a large kitchen/dining area and sitting room. We travelled to Lowther Park each day so didn't really get the chance to explore the local areas fully but still managed to see red squirrels and woodpeckers from our window. The area around the lodge is very peaceful and a walk or short drive will take you into some of the most unspoiled parts of the Lake District. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We have always loved the Lake District and Larchwood provided access to all that it has to offer, yet its unique location gave us our own private retreat and the opportunity to create a home from home with family and friends in one of the most beautiful places in world.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Boot and Shoe at 4 Miles Nearest Golf : Penrith at 8 Miles Nearest Train : penrith at 8 Miles Nearest Motorway : M6 at 6 Miles Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The Cumbrian coast is approximately a 45 minute drive from the lodge.

Travel:

This is a rural location and a car is essential. Using a SatNav the postcode for the lodge takes you to the entrance of Dukes Meadow - the lodge is located at Dukes Pond, at the top of Dukes Meadow.

Distances:

The village of Greystoke with pub, shop and Post Office is 4 miles away. Penrith with many shops, banks, restaurants and A&E hospital is 8 miles away. It is 10 miles to Ullswater and 12 miles to Keswick on Derwentwater. Carlisle is approximately 20 miles and Newcastle approximately 80 miles. There are a multitude of places of interest close at hand including all aspects of the Lake District, the Eden Valley, Roman Wall, the Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, Scottish Borders and Northumberland.

Further Details:

The adjacent Rowanburn lodge may also be available if two families wish to holiday together.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£400
 
 
Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£600
 
 
Winter 1
6 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£400
 
 
Easter 1
31 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£480
 
 
Easter 2
8 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£725
 
 
Easter 3
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£600
 
 
Spring 2
22 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£480
 
 
Spring Half Term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£725
 
 
Late Spring
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£525
 
 
Summer
30 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£630
 
 
Summer 1
7 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£660
 
 
Summer Holidays
21 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£725
 
 
Summer Bank Holiday
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£615
 
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£525
 
 
Autumn
22 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£480
 
 
October Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£725
 
 
Late Autumn
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£400
 
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£465
for 3 nights
From
£155
£625
 
 
New Year 2017
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£725
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100 is payable on booking the Lodge and the balance to be paid six weeks before arrival. Deposits are fully refundable up to 1 month before the holiday. If cancellation occurs within a month of the holiday the balance of the holiday will be refunded but the deposit will be retained. If the lodge is subsequently re-booked then the deposit will also be refunded. Late bookings made within a month of the start date need to be paid in full.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are Friday and Monday. The lodge is available from 4pm on day of arrival until 11 am on day of departure. Other changeover days and times can be arranged.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available from 65% of the weekly price, all requests considered.
2016 prices available on request

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

A little bit of heaven on earth – tranquillity, rare wildlife, breathtaking views and walking/cycling routes right on the doorstep

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 36 m²

Bathrooms

  • En suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En suite with monsoon shower
  • Large Family Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Beautiful fully tiled modern family bathroom
  • The bespoke en-suite bathroom offers a luxury monsoon walk in shower, basin and w.c. The spacious family bathroom is well finished offering all the modern facilities. Both include heated towel rail,vanity storage unit,mirror with light and shaver socket.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, With en suit
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, Cot optional on request
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Full size adult bunk beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a large double bed,wardrobe bedside tables and a picturesque view into the forest. En suite with monsoon shower. Bedroom 2 overlooks the pond and is tastefully decorated with twin beds,matching wardrobe & drawers. Bedroom 3 has bunk beds which complement the pine wood finished room.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Outside: To the side of the lodge there is a private decked area with furniture, wood burner and BBQ. The decking provides privacy and allows you to enjoy unspoilt views of the Moors and the pond. The lodge is surrounded by three natural gardens, and the back garden includes a view into The Larches forest. There is a large shed to the rear of the lodge offering secure storage for cycles or other outdoor equipment The lodge is cleaned and bed linen is provided and changed before each let. A small welcome pack plus tea, coffee & sugar is provided on arrival and a dry store cupboard is available for your use. Electric is included in the price. Other: From the Lounge two sets of south-facing French doors open up directly onto an impressive private decked area with furniture, wood burner, BBQ. A great extension to the living space for relaxation and alfresco dining whilst taking in the stunning views

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