Windermere Lodge

Windermere Lodge

A fabulous modern lodge in the Fellside area of the park. Spacious deck area and wonderful 360 degree views

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Guest Comments

"Lovely lodge in a stunning setting. Breakfast on the deck, watching the ponies and listening to the babbling brook was a wonderful start to the day."

"Great lodge and a fantastic location, just wish we'd booked for longer !"

"Thank you for a lovely relaxing holiday - only one complaint - we have to go home!"

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Park Resorts

Please note that the owners of this site have no connection with the management of Limefitt Park or with Park Resorts who manage the park on behalf of Investec and Electra Capital . We do not offer letting management, nor do we offer managed bookings. All adverts on this site are for a superior service not offered by Park Resorts (rent direct with owner) and should not be confused with their offerings.

We should also point out that we have no connection with this site or with this Twitter account either and will treat any further accusations from Park Resorts that we do as defamation.

All lodges on advertised this site are owned and managed privately by the advertisers themselves.

General Description

Windermere Lodge is a privately owned 2 bedroom pine lodge, providing luxurious pet-friendly self-catering holiday accommodation for up to 4 people.

Complimentary Leisure Passes to White Cross Bay included
This can cost up to £30 a week at other lodges

Modern and stylish, Windermere Lodge has full central heating, and double glazing ensure that the lodge is warm and welcoming whatever the weather. There is a large private balcony and sun deck, with views over Wansfell to the East, Applethwaite Common to the West and the Troutbeck Fells to the North

Limefitt - Luxury Self-Catering Holiday Lodge Rentals in the heart of the English Lake District - Windermere Lodge

Nestling at the foot of the Troutbeck valley, the lodge is only 3 miles from Lake Windermere but it is a world away from the bustle of Ambleside and Bowness.

Windermere Lodge is perfectly placed for a peaceful holiday whilst being close enough to the major visitor centres for those who want to explore the Lake District.

We have also made special arrangements so that you can take advantage of complimentary membership of the leisure club at Whitecross Bay* during your stay. This facility can cost over £50 a week when booking other lodges!

* White Cross Bay is 2.5 miles from Limefitt. Guests wishing to take advantage of this facility will be required to register for this facility at the park office on arrival and to complete a brief medical questionnaire. Children under 16 years old are not permitted to use the gymnasium

Limefitt - Luxury Self-Catering Holiday Lodge Rentals in the heart of the English Lake District - Windermere Lodge


  • Open plan lounge and dining room. Feature fireplace. Comfortable furniture - twin sofa, two chairs, coffee table, dining table and 4 chairs.
  • 32" LCD TV, DVD player. Ipod Dock / FM Radio.
  • A selection of games, toys, DVDs and books is provided.
  • Fully equipped kitchen. Electric oven and gas hob, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave oven, toaster, kettle, coffee maker and dishwasher.
  • 1 double bedroom with king size bed and fitted wardrobes & cupboards.
  • En-suite shower room with shower and toilet and hand basin.
  • 1 twin bedroom 2 full sized single beds with fitted wardrobe & cupboards.
  • Bath room, with bath, overhead shower, toilet and hand basin.
  • Large private balcony / sun deck, with access from lounge. Garden furniture. Barbecue.
  • Extra large plot with parking space for two cars alongside lodge.
  • Private garden area.
  • Duvets, pillows, bath towels and bed linen all provided, making your holiday as easy and as comfortable as possible. We ask you to bring your own tea towels.
  • A cot and highchair are available by prior arrangement at no extra cost.
  • Up to 2 well-behaved dogs are allowed.

The lounge is superbly fitted with comfortable furniture and state of the art entertainment systems including flat screen TV, micro hifi and IPod dock. The lounge looks out over the extensive decking area and onward to Wansfell Pike
The fabulous spacious fitted kitchen will fulfill all of your holiday needs! It includes a gas hob & oven, a fridge with 3* freezer compartment, a microwave and a dishwasher. Also provided are a toaster, kettle and electric coffee maker with re-usable filter.
The dining area extends the airy and flexible living space
The master bedroom has views over Applethwaite Common and has fitted wardrobes. We have added a king size bed and 'all seasons' duvets for your added comfort. There is also an en-suite shower room and WC.
This room has two full sized single beds and a fitted wardrobe. It is a fantastic room for kids.
The bathroom provides a touch of luxury not always found in the smaller rented pine lodges
The extensive deck is a particular feature of Windermere Lodge. It is 16 feet from the lodge to the wall and over 17 feet wide. This means that you have an extra 'room' in the Summer months. A table, 4 chairs and a parasol are provided, along with a barbecue that can be used in the garden below the decking.
The views from the deck are absolutely stunning.
There are many walks that can be done straight from the lodge door.
Snow brings a touch of magic to Limefitt

Windermere Lodge - Video

Windermere Lodges - Video

This our 'Meet The Owner' video - a personal film about our lodges

Our Meet The Owner Video

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The map on this page can be zoomed in to show you the exact location of the lodge on Limefitt

Credit Cards Accepted

Please note that leisure passes for the facilities at White Cross Bay are included for you at no extra charge. (This would cost up to £50 per week at some other lodges)

All prices quoted are exclusive of a mandatory £40 local cleaning and linen/towel hire charge

Rental Notes:

  • Credit & Debit Card payment accepted
  • Credit Card Payments subject to 2% surcharge
  • Weekly changeover is normally on Friday.
  • A £40 local cleaning / laundry charge is payable with the final balance.
  • Total price includes gas, electricity, bed linen and towels and tea towels.
  • Total price includes free use of leisure facilities at nearby White Cross Bay (worth up to £50 a week).
  • A deposit of £50 or (25% if greater) will secure your booking and the balance becomes due 8 weeks before your arrival date.
  • Check in time is from 3.00 p.m. on the day of arrival.
  • The lodge must be vacated by 11.00 am on the day of departure.
  • Short breaks available outside peak holiday periods.
  • Up to 2 well behaved dogs are allowed at no extra charge.
  • Please call for further details and rates.

Please be kind enough to check our availability before completing the booking form or calling us

Please note that:
Our maximum occupancy is 4 adults / children + 1 infant.
Our breaks are either Friday to Friday (7 nights) , Friday to Monday (3 nights) or Monday to Friday (4 nights). This includes Christmas & New Year Breaks.
Weekly breaks starting on a Monday may be available - please enquire via email or phone.
We allow a maximum of two well-behaved dogs.

Our Contact Information

John & Linda Hobson

Tel: +44 (0)7502 459600


"This is just what we needed after the year we've had. Relax and enjoy the scenery. Another lovely stay just like last year. Will be back again." - December 2011
"Windermere Lodge is lovely. Enjoyed our stay. Pity we couldn't control the weather but still got out and about. We love the Lake District. Thanks - hope to come again." - December 2011
"Dear John and Linda. We came here to relax and get away from it all and that is exactly what we did! It was great having Wi-Fi so as to keep in touch with our kids (making sure they have not burned the house down). We have already recommended it to our friends via e-mail and will hopefully be coming again. Thank you very much for the little extra touches – kitchen towel, tinfoil etc. Things we would and did forget. Kind regards." - November 2011
"Sizergh Castle does excellent sausage sandwiches and also very decent food at Haybarn on site. Great breakfasts at the Glasshouse in Ambleside. Lovely coffee at Booths in Windermere. The whole family enjoyed the boat trip from Bowness to the Aquarium and back again. Lots to see in Carlisle, really enjoyed the Pre-Raphaelite exhibition at Tully house. Super cabin. Thanks." - October 2011
"We enjoyed staying in your lodge and the dogs did too! The lodge was lovely and clean and the furniture is really nice and comfy! We are really upset that we have to leave but we hope to come back soon. Thanks so much" - October 2011
"Came to your lovely place - had a great time. Hope to come again soon! Thank you!" October 2011
"Hello, thanks for all the contact prior to our arrival. All information was appreciated and made our holiday even better. Accommodation was first class. We will be letting our friends know more about this place. Look forward to a return journey." - September 2011
"Thank you for a lovely weekend and for accommodating as such short notice" - September 2011
"We have had one of the best holidays ever here, and we have stayed in five-star all over. This place is so homely and ideal for a family such as ours with a 2-year-old. We recommend the aquarium boat trip and for food we really enjoyed the Mortal Man and the Queens Head – both delicious home-cooked food. John has thought of everything and it was lovely to see the small touches like the toys and games etc. This is the most child friendly place we have ever stayed and we are definitely booking again as soon as we can get a week off. We don't want to leave and want to thank John for all the lovely things that have made 5 days perfect." September 2011
"My birthday! Lovely lodge to stay in. We would return and this is something we never do. Very comfortable, pretty and just like a home. It has everything you need. As stated gas oven is slow. Didn't use the microwave. Problem with toaster but was given a replacement straightaway. There are no complaints with this place. The surroundings are beautiful. Haybarn is a good place for easy meals. Shame there are very few windows in the Haybarn to see the beautiful hills." - September 2011
"Absolutely beautiful place and great accommodation. Even though the weather was pretty bad we had a lovely time. We had a great walk to Ambleside on Sunday stopped by the Mortal Man on the way home – lovely pub and beer garden. The baby carrier worked a treat for us! Had a couple of meals in the Haybarn Inn and would definitely recommend it to other visitors – great food and not too pricey! First time for us in the Lake District and hopefully we will be back sometime (in better weather!!) Many thanks and best wishes." - September 2011
"We've had an absolutely amazing time here at Windermere Lodge! spacious accommodation, all the mod cons (including the PS2) (not to mention the Antony Worrall Thompson knife block), the breathtaking beautiful scenery of the fouls, the nearby facilities and friendly on-site pub. Even though we only met you (John and Linda) briefly on the dog field you both seem lovely! We are sad to leave here… But back to Blackpool/Manchester we go! We recommend the motorboats at bonus on Windermere, quad bikes and the pub (Queen's head). Thank you again for having us and we wish you the best for the future. You deserve it!" September 2011
"I love the beautiful views of the mountains and the lovely villages. It was great. The lodge was brilliant, the beds were comfy and I slept well, thank you. We all enjoyed it very much and we thank you for that. You are the best. It's a shame we have to go. We are hoping to come again!!!" - August 2011
"Fantastic place to stay, lovely lodge with everything that we could want… A fantastic place for people with dogs – lovely to be able to go to places and you can take your dog. (A little different to down South!) Weather has been good to us! Only one day of rain but otherwise fine. We all slept well in the beds – they are very comfy!" - August 2011
"What an absolutely beautiful place Limefit Park is – so peaceful and relaxing. We had our 10-month-old cocker spaniel withers and were thrilled with all the dog friendly pubs in the area – Haybarn, Mortal Man, Queens Head, and the Watermill (at Ings). Also thought the doggy field on the park was an excellent idea. Windermere Lodge is excellent – well-equipped, clean and has very comfortable beds! Can recommend a half day in Hawkshead – very pretty and quaint – but go early because it fills up quickly by about lunchtime. The weather was very unkind to us during our week's stay – lots of torrential rain – only 2 and a half good days out of 7! We (including lots of other visitors) thought the idea of the Haybarn being shut every Monday was a very strange idea, especially during the peak season and for people just arriving from Monday to Friday visits. [We have taken this up with the CEO of South Lakeland Parks and have been promised that it will now be open on Mondays -J&L]. Thank you for letting us stay here. We will definitely be back in the future – but really hope the weather is a lot kinder to as next time." August 2011
"We had a lovely time, very impressed with the facilities the lodge has – we have a 21-month-old toddler and there was so much provision made such a change mat, toys – I wouldn't have bought half the stuff with us had I known!! Also the outside of the lodge is very safe for little ones is– we actually relaxed for a while whilst aid in the runaround!! ... Whilst we were here the weather was gorgeous and the Air Show was on so we timed it very well. We will be back I'm sure." July 2011
"Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful Lodge. We have had a lovely holiday." - July 2011
"Excellent accommodation, ideal location for touring out and about. Really enjoyed our stay here in the Lake District. Sunny weather helped of course." July 2011
"Another fantastic stay at Windermere Lodge! The Lodge is still as lovely as we remembered from our last visit. Our 3 and a half-year-old summed it up when he first arrived with his comment of "Wow it's amazing here!" Made good use of the patio with a glass of wine, the children's games and even a DVD. A real home away from home! Will definitely be back to stay again. Thanks." - July 2011
"Had a great week. Lodge was fantastic. Had everything and was very clean. And the bonus was great whether. The site is well situated and it was easy to go everywhere. Hope to be back again." July 2011
"What a wonderful, relaxing time we've had, the Lodge is so homely and comfortable, and a great location and perfect for dogs. Thanks!" – June 2011
"Had a fantastic week. Lodge is great. Will be returning soon." - June 2011
Thanks for a lovely week! Lodge lovely (felt like we had started our holiday the minute we arrived!), Clean, cosy and modern. Park absolutely beautiful, with just the right mix of amenities. Boys absolutely love the football pitch and playground. Haybarn pub cosy and food very nice. Had a great meal out at the Lakeland Pub. Great children's menu. Hilltop well worth a visit and the walk up to the tarn (road opposite) well worth the effort. Can understand where she drew her inspiration from – stunning. Troutbeck, Hawkshead and Ambleside are worth a visit. (Check out Poppy Red in Hawkshead for tea and home-made cake!). Hope to be back soon and will definitely be back." - June 2011
"Thank you for a lovely last-minute break! The Lodge is lovely and very well equipped. Managed the walk to Windermere and back with the dog and baby which was an achievement in itself. Hope to come again sometime soon. Thanks and kind regards." – June 2011
"A fabulous cabin – luxurious – but still homely and very well equipped. Love the area and the local walks. Hope to visit again next year." - June 2011
"Writing this on the Thursday because the heavens have opened and we are all rained in. The lodge has been great, well equipped and comfortable and it was great to find all the toys and books to keep our little one, Olivia, who is nearly 2, amused. I would recommend a walk up to Troutbeck down the side of the church and through the field of sheep, however if you plan to do the circular walk up and behind Troutbeck to the waterfall then beware the huge stone style as I had to physically lift the dog onto a 5 foot wall and hope he's jump off the other side (he's a big lad!). On the subject of the dog he has been quite an embarrassment to us; he was a "bit ill" in the Mortal Man and decided to jump onto the table of a nice pub in Windermere. However he did enjoy the boat trip on the lake (dogs travel for free). We travelled to Keswick yesterday to find that the Cars of the Stars TV Museum is now shut so don't try to go there, but in a rather surreal turn of events we drove past the car from the Munsters and then Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as they were being loaded onto trucks to their new home in Florida. If this is your first time, the club on site is very nicely appointed although it has been quiet this week with bar staff outnumbering patrons. We did struggle with the oven but that was down to us however. You need to press the dials in when using it! However, Gary was most friendly and made sure we do not feel too stupid. Finally if you like to feed the birds, place bread, or just about anything, on the decking back wall and a rather large team of blackbirds (jackdaws?) will descend. Other wildlife seen was a water vole, wild rabbits and a rather frisky deer that required a bit of rally driving to avoid. (Take care out about very early in the morning). We've had a great stay and hope to return." - May 2011
"Thank you for a fantastic 5 days in your beautiful cabin. Comfort, cleanliness, brilliant. Would recommend this to family and friends. Views amazing as usual. Beatrix Potter. The children loved the factory. We loved Haybarn, Mortal man. Cannot wait for next year" - May 2011
"Thank you very much for an amazing time! The weather has been perfect, it hasn't even rained once. The lodge was spotless and we were really surprised at how many extras came with it, for example the PS2. It's such a lovely area and the walks were spectacular, the view of the show were delightfully perfect. The mothers want to go home including the dog. Thanks once again." - April 2011
"Writing this whilst watching coverage of the Royal Wedding! We have had a fantastic week. The weather could not have been better – blue skies, burning sun and very hot. Exploring the area has been a delight – we've visited Bowness, Grizedale and Ullswater. We recommend the Albert in Bowness for a great pub meal. Nice lodge in a great Park. Many thanks." - April 2011
"We had a lovely weekend thank you." - April 2011
"We have had a super week: not a drop of rain! Lovely lodge – clean, well provided and well located. Many thanks." - April 2011
"Thank you once again for a fantastic time." - April 2011
"We all had a great time, the lodge was perfect for a weekend escape. Enjoy the local walks and the fantastic scenery.Dubghall (Dougal) Had a great time, especially meeting another flatcoat! Hope to be back soon." - March 2011
"We had such a lovely time, the launch was lovely, really clean. We loved all the little touches. We hope to come back soon thank you." - March 2011
"Lodge was fantastic. Location is also fantastic. To have this place as a base and visiting so many great places it's even better than we expected. So many great walks to go on all from the doorstep. Hope to come back sometime in the future. I think the larger location have the "Wow" factor." - March 2011
"From the minute we arrived at your beautiful lodge we have just chilled, relaxed and feel blessed that we found you. We don't want to leave, but if we do, that means we can plan to come back. Soon we hope. Also mobile phones not working - what a bonus… Thank you so much." - January 2011
"A lovely place to start the New Year. Our first stay at Windermere Lodge which certainly lived up to our expectations – very comfortable and well equipped. The toddler friendly equipment was excellent for a 4 month old grand daughter. Enjoyed the walks and all the information you provided ...You have thought of everything. The Queens Head was a great stop during one of the walks. A meal is planned there before we depart. We'll certainly return here very soon and I will be recommending to family and friends." - January 2011
"Enjoy holiday times thank you. Nice room nice garden, grass, rock, tree. Ate noodle rice on the patio very nice. Dog everywhere – very nice dog – also nice spider bug. Eco system." - December 2010
"Another relaxing Christmas in your fabulous lodge. Everything we needed and more! Views were spectacular 2010 with snow-covered hills. It was lovely to wake up Christmas morning and see the snow falling down yet again. Can't believe how lucky we are to have snow 2 years running! Thank you again for a great break! We have felt very welcome here at Windermere Lodge! It is also nice to know that the lodge is earthquake proof, ha ha! Will be in touch soon take care" - December 2010
"Another relaxing holiday. First time we have stayed for a week, but what a good decision. Already looking forward to being able to book again. Kids had a good time as well." - November 2010
"Another relaxing holiday. First time we have stayed for a week, but what a good decision. Already looking forward to being able to book again. Kids had a good time as well." - November 2010
"The lodge is immaculate and in a superb location. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here despite the rain! We would highly recommend the lodges to friends and hope to visit again in the future" - November 2010
"Lodge very well equipped. Lovely and clean. Everything we needed for a relaxing weekend. Thank you very much" - November 2010
"We have had a great few days here - Our first visit to Limefitt. Weather has been mixed but not stopped us from visiting places we wanted to see. We enjoyed our boat trip on Ullswater, our walk to Aira Force, a visit to the Beatrix Potter museum and the Brockhole visitor centre. We also liked the playground at limefitt and the Haybarn. Due to the weather we have spent cosy night in at Windermere Lodge and just enjoyed relaxing in this lovely lodge. For any keen mountain bikers the Garburn Pass is a classic mountain bike route and well worth doing" - October 2010
"We have had such a lovely weekend. The lodge is lovely and clean and very well equipped. The weather has been lovely but very cold. The setting and surroundings are very beautiful and we will definitely be recommending this to family and friends and hope to return ourselves soon." - October 2010
"Once again we had a brilliant 2 weeks holiday in this well-equipped lodge. Quite a lot of rain this time but we have tried all our wet weather gear - and it works!! Waterfalls looked magnificent due to so much rain. We have walked nearly every day and have done some really strenuous ones this time. Haystacks was very hard but well worth it. Food at Haybarn, Mortal Man and Queen's Head all excellent. Thanks John for showing us Troutbeck View - We have set our hearts on it for our next visit." - September 2010
"After the disappointment of the postponement of the Great North Swim to arrive at your lovely lodge was a delight! It is in a superb location and accessible to both Windermere and Ullswater. We relaxed in the lodge with all the facilities we required for a weekend." - September 2010
"We've really enjoyed our time in the Lakes. Wish we could stay longer. The lodge was fantastic. It had everything you need and more. Luckily the weather has been great and we've seen some lovely scenery. Cannot wait to come back to the lakes next year. Thank you so much for having us" - August 2010
"We have had a great time in the Lakes and Windermere Lodge. We are now wishing we had booked for longer. The lodge was excellent. It has everything you could ver need and more. Great thought has clearly gone into the needs of the lodge's visitors. Thanks very much." - August2010
"Arrived on the Monday in torrential rain but after that the sun shone all week! We've had a lovely time and we really enjoyed the lodge which was cosy and well equipped. The boys particularly liked the playstation after a day of walking" - August 2010
"It was our first visit to Windermere Lodge and we were very impressed. Kids loved the selection of toys and games. Weather was fab and our 2 oldest children say this was their best ever holiday and they want to come back every year! Thank you very much." - August 2010
"Once again the lodge was brilliant, home from home again. We had the usual mixture of weather but still enjoyed all the Lakes had to offer. The food at Mortal Man, The Queen's Head and The Haybarn were as good as ever. We highly recommend the walk from Howtown back to Glenridding (Ulswater). very scenic, not too arduous. Thanks again John, Linda and Gary." - August 2010
"2nd time in Limefitt this year - we love it. The lodge was a home from home and a great base, The kids were thrilled with the choice of games! The passes for White Cross Bay were also a great option to take the kids swimming.. A great time had - many thanks." - August 2010
"Had a lovely week. Many thanks!" - August 2010
"Had a great week. food in the Queen's head and Haybarn was great. Tower Bank Arms next to Hilltop was also good. We used the passes for White Cross Bay. have to say the lodge was great, the Play Station went down a storm ad did the Miss Potter DVD. Proper home from home. Thanks for a lovely holiday." - July 2010
"We have had a fantastic few days. What a great location and facilities. The lodge is superb and we were pleasantly surprised at how clean everything was and the high standard of the utensils, furniture, electrical goods etc. The park is perfect for a young family with our two year ld particularly enjoying the zip wire. Slightly disappointed that The Haybarn pub doesn't open during the day for lunch but that's a minor point. We can see ourselves coming back on many occasions in the coming years. We would strongly recommend The Mortal Man pub in nice weather. Great food and a breath-taking beer garden. Thank you for a lovely holiday" - July 2010
"Dear John and Linda. Thank you for letting us stay in your lodge. It is so comfortable and relaxing and it was spotless. A big thanks to Gary for doing such a good job. We are definitely coming back next year. In fact as soon as we get home we will be in touch to rebook. The weather didn't stop us doing the things we wanted to do and we would suggest to new holiday makers the Albert pub in Bowness to eat - fantastic food. We both had a lovely relaxing holiday. Thank you again" - July 2010
"Really enjoyed our stay. Had a brill time here. Even the weather held out for us." - July 2010
"We have very much enjoyed our stay here at Limefitt and found the lodge to be a comfortable and relaxing place to stay. This is our 3rd visit now to the Lakes and we've found this park to be the most peaceful and quaint. This visit is all the more important to us as it is our baby daughter's first holiday and it's safe to say that Hollie had no complaints. I found walking about the park taking in the sights to be a wonderful way to pass a couple of hours in the evening, and seeing as the weather was mostly kind to us. We managed to get out to Ambleside and Windermere and all in all simply enjoyed strolling around the place. We hope to return back to the lake district soon in the not too distant future... (a spitfire has just flown by - awesome)... and we will definitely consider staying here again. " - July 2010
"We have had one of the best holidays. our first time in the Lake District. We will be back! The lodge has been so comfortable we could have stayed for a third week. The position of the lodge, great, and Limefitt, great. great walks - we did most of them. Wansfell was worth the effort. The views will stay in my memory for ever. We were blessed with lovely weather - only rained last day. We are so pleased that we decided to come to Cumbria for twp weeks and that we found Windermere Lodge on the web. It was nice to meet you John. Thank you for all the great information in the lodge. We will be back. We had four meals in the Haybarn. very good especially the scampi and steak. I thought it was really lovely inside and staff very nice." - June 2010
"Had a lovely time. Log cabin very comfortable. good views. No complaints at all. Will recommend it to family and friends" - June 2010
"Many thanks for letting us rent the lodge. We've had a really good weekend. The views from the lodge are fantastic. The lodge is lovely and well equipped. We'd definitely recommend it to others" - June 2010
"You were kind to let us stay in the Windermere Lodge. Didn't expect a PS2. Had fun at the football ground. Played football, tennis and boules most of the time. Never got bored. White Cross Bay was nice. The lodge was clean and comfy. Felt cosy. Lots of room...had a great time . CHEERS!! (Jacob aged 11)" - June 2010
"Thank you for a very enjoyable stay in your lovely lodge. our daughter booked it for us after spending a wonderful week here with her family and I can certainly see why she loved it so much. Lovely accommodation in a beautiful location. We have had many holidays in the Lake District but have never stayed in a more beautiful spot. We would love to return in the near future. Thanks once again." - June 2010
"We had a great stay at Windermere Lodge celebrating my boyfriend's 21st. Weather was good overall and enjoyed every minute of it. The lodge was lovely and clean and we found it great how you have it well equipped. We are thinking of coming back again but bringing more family so will be in touch." - May 2010
"We have had a fantastic stay at Windermere Lodge. Upon arrival everywhere was clean and fresh. The lodge is well-equipped... All in all our stay has been fabulous! The weather has been gorgeous and we have taken advantage of the outside decked area. We would definitely come back and recommend you to our family and friends" - May 2010
"We have had a lovely stay here. Very relaxed, even with our two young children who enjoyed being able to sit outside as all safely contained. Overall weather kind to us addn we will be returning here in the future. The lodge was clean and had all we could need and more. Had a lovely meal at the friendly Haybarn. Would highly recommend " - May 2010
"Returned for the third time. Accommodation excellent. As normal Gary excels himself. Weather has been very kind although in Liverpool it snowed. We have enjoyed every moment. Site still very clean and quiet " - May 2010
"John and Linda thank you for letting us your lovely lodge. It's fantastic, well-equipped, spacious and very clean. We had our five month old son with us and the high chair cot and walking baby carrier were added touches that made our visit perfect. We will be recommending to all our family and friends " - May 2010
"John and Linda thanks again for a wonderful relaxing stay in your beautiful lodge. A true home from home. We loved it so much this mini break may end up costing us dearly as we are seriously considering buying a lodge of our own " - May 2010
"Fantastic lodge - had everything we needed for a young family (aged 2 and 9 months).... Definitely hope to return. " - May 2010
"Thanks for 7 days stay in your Windermere Lodge. very clean and tidy. I like the bed made up. I was here in Windermere in my Army days where I served most of my adult life. Last time stayed in a tent. Ha ha ha! Plenty of places to go. Have a good year - thanks John & Linda. Thanks again." - April 2010
"Very comfortable lodge, big enough for 4 adults easily! Wonderful location for exploring the Lakes. Very well equipped.... Would highly recommend Holbeck Ghyll for an outstanding meal and the Royal Tea Gardens in bowness for a lovely Chinese. Thanks for a peaceful and relaxing break" - April 2010
"We have had a lovely time here - the weather has been fantastic and the lodge has been great. Thanks for the walks sheet in the green folder - We went on the Wansfell pike walk yesterday - tiring but very satisfying for the fantastic views of Windermere and beyond! We'll defintely return, and for longer this time... All in all a lovely trip and we will be back for more!" - April 2010
"This is our 5th time in the Lake District and we have had the best weather so far. We have managed two good walks with the children - Orrest Head from Windermere and Todd Crag from Ambleside. It was our first stay at Limefitt and it has been wonderful. The children loved the adventure playground and the football pitch, and it felt very safe for them to run around the park. Your lodge is lovely - a real home from home. We are already planning our return trip. P.S. We went to The Haybarn Inn tonight and the food was excellent and it was very family friendly" - April 2010
"John and Linda, we have had an absolutely magical stay in your beautiful lodge. We have experienced all weathers - snow, rain, sleet, hail, gale force winds and warm sunshine! It has been wonderful to see the landscape transform from a snow-covered winter scene to sunlit green in the space of a few days! We have been on some great walks - the best being Aira Force (beautiful and very enjoyable) and we walked through a forest which led us to a breathtaking view at Orrest Head. The lodge has been a great base and we have made the most of the decking area and fun choice of games. Thank you so much for an excellent holiday. We have loved every minute and don't want to leave! We will definitely be returning! Thanks from both of us." - March 2010
"Lovely clean lodge. Good clear instructions. Fantastic meal and service at Mortal Man. Worth a try after a change of owner. Queens Head also worth a visit as is the bar on site - friendly and nice basic food. Information on walks very useful - children enjoyed the 4 mile flat walk. Very relaxing and cosy - brilliant!" - March 2010
"A most pleasant stay!! Lodge was great, clean, had everything we needed and was warm and cosy. Scenery is amazing and the park is a great location for sightseeing. We have had a great relaxing time and hope to come back soon. Thank you so much." - March 2010
"Thanks John and Linda, brill lodge, everything sorted, nice and peaceful. Had a relaxing weekend away." - March 2010
"Another great weekend here, still just as good. Weather was great. Looking forward to our next visit." - March 2010
"My first time staying here hopefully won't be my last! Stunning views, warm and cosy surroundings and great weather to top it off." - March 2010
"A very pleasant stay in the snow. Very useful that the road to Windermere is gritted just to the entrance to Limefitt. Very warm and welcoming." - January 2010
"This is our second New Year at Limefitt, but our first in your lodge, which was fantastically equipped and a great base. The snow has made it a magical stay and we will definitely return. Everything we expected and a whole lot more. Happy New Year!" - January 2009
"Thank you for letting us stay in your lodge - it was lovely" from Caitlin Age 7 - January 2009
"A well-equipped, clean and warm base from which to enjoy the deep snow. We loved it and so did the kids, especially all the books and games etc that kept us amused when not out walking. Thank you." - December 2009
"Thank you so much for letting us stay in your log cabin it was very cosy and fun. Our Christmas was white and that was the first time for us." - December 2009
"1000 year floods couldn't keep us away - well worth it. Thank you for a great weekend - very clean and well equipped (home from home)." - November 2009
"We can only reiterate the good things that everyone else has said - such a wonderfully comfortable place to stay. We have experienced some good places to stay but this far exceeds anything else. Only wish our stay could be longer, but I'm sure we will be back" - November 2009
"Just a short note to say thank you for letting us stay at your wonderfully equipped Lodge. We've had a lovely stay with great autumn weather and we hope to come again next year". - November 2009
"Dreadful weather, but the well equipped and immaculate Lodge gave us a fabulous place to relax and unwind. We can recommend the Queens Head for good food - only a five-minute walk so no car needed! Thanks for a lovely week end." - October 2009
"We just wanted to say what a beautiful lodge you have here in such a gorgeous setting. We have never stayed in one prior to this week and it is now a top choice for the future. Being 32 weeks pregnant and having recently come out of hospital we were looking forward to a relaxing holiday exploring this wonderful area and that's exactly what we've had! The weather has been dry and even sunny allowing us to go on some lovely walks, hire a boat, and explore Grizedale Forest. our girls (six and three years) have loved every day and the outside decking area was a fantastic safe place for them to play in the fresh air. We are hoping to book again during the spring when baby is born." - October 2009
"Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful lodge. It was home from home, very warm, clean and tidy - will recommend to many. Weather was lovely, much to our surprise for this time of year! We visited many towns and will definitely be returning in the near future. Feel very relaxed and chilled and could quite easily stay longer." - October 2009
"Thank you for a lovely lodge. It had everything we required . Would highly recommend. Thank you." - October 2009
"Lodge was spotless and tidy and very quiet. Very lucky with the weather hardly any rain - did loads of walking - lovely scenery - will recommend to friends. Thanks again" - September 2009
"Just a quick note to thank you for letting us your beautiful lodge. Such a lovely base to explore all The Lakes from. We did one of your walks from the welcome manual. Gave us wonderful views from Wansfell Pike. The lodge had everything one could ever need in it!(And more)" - September 2009
"Our second stay in Windermere Lodge was as good as the first. The lodge is fantastic. The weather was great this time so we enjoyed the outside more. We will definitely be back." - September 2009
"A good rest was had. Gone home feeling refreshed. Thank you very much" - September 2009
"Just to let you know that your lodge is in a very scenic location and very comfortable. We can all recommend The Queen's Head" - September 2009
"Thank you for letting our family stay at Windermere Lodge. We all enjoyed it very much. The lodge is beautiful and we feel very privileged that you have let us stay. The only downer was the rain, but we enjoyed going on a walk past the Haybarn Lakeland pub, and going on boats. We also took a trip into Kendal where we went to the MintFest. Thank you once again. We hope you will let us stay again." - August 2009
"Thank you John and family for letting us Windermere Lodge. It has areal homely feel and is very well equipped. The PS2 has kept the children very entertained. We have had a great holiday - the scenery has been amazing. Shame about the rain!! Will definitely recommend to friends and family and we may even book again ourselves." - August 2009
"Thank you John for a wonderful lodge. This is a fantastic place. We had a wonderful time. Looking forward to a return visit" - August 2009
"Windermere Lodge does exactly what it says on "t'internet". The lodge is a fantastic place, well equipped for all weathers (and we've had all weathers). It's been like a home from home and in a great position to be able to get around some of the beautifulist places in this area. We've had some great meals up at The Mortal Man. really top notch food and good service at fair prices. We will be booking again for sure and would like to wish future occupants the same good times we've had. There are some great walks nearby and not as daunting as they look. Thanks from us all." - July 2009
"Thank you for letting you wonderful lodge to us. It really is fantastic and superbly well equipped. Everyone who stayed loves it (even friends who were staying were very jealous). Thank you once again and we will definitely recommend and book again." - July 2009
"Accommodation great - home from home. Weather mixed." - July 2009
"Thank you for a lovely holiday - have had a brilliant time. the lodge has been a fantastic family base" - July 2009
"Very much enjoyed our stay, lovely walks etc. Our favourite part of the Lakes. Anyone interested in the Pre-Raphaelites - the lovely window in the little Jesus Church is well worth a visit. Many thanks." - July 2009
"We have all had a fantastic short break at your lovely lodge. Weather has been great. The decking area and garden have been great for Liam to play in. Thank tyou for a relaxing and enjoyable time. Hope to come back soon" - June 2009
"Thank you so much for letting us stay in this wonderful lodge. The weather has been fantastic - we've had all our meals on the decking are and the children have made good use of the lovely adventure playground. The lodge is great and has everything we could possibly have needed - it's been such a relaxing place to bring a baby! The scenery is wonderful and what a perfect location. We really don't want to go home! We couldn't do a lot of walking due to the pushchair but can recommend the South Lakes Safari Park, Mire House lakeside walk (between Keswick and Bassenthwaite) and Fell Foot Country Park towards Newby bridge. We hope to come back soon. Thanks again." - June 2009
"Windermere Lodge is fantastic. We loved our stay here even though the weather hasn't been on our side for the later part. The lodge is so well presented and equipped we couldn't fault anything. The children's toys were great fun for our 17 month old and the games and TV kept us entertained in the evenings. Thankfully the weather was kind to us most evenings. so the decking was great with a glass of wine. We managed to make use of the baby back pack for a short walk which was great. It's lovely to come somewhere that caters so well for small children and not to have to bring half our house with us. If only you could move the lodge closer to Kent! We had a great stay and would love to come back for another stay soon. Thanks loads." - June 2009
"Dear John and Linda, we've had a wonderful stay here in your lodge. It's so well equipped. We've especially enjoyed the kitchen with the huge fridge and dishwasher and the BBQ set too. We finished up the firestarters though! Weather was great while we were here. We climbed Wansfell pike with the help of your map and directions provided, and conquered Scafell pike after watching the Wainwright DVD. We also enjoyed walks around the nearby towns and villages. The Grasmere gingerbread is a must try. It's been a really enjoyable stay here. Thanks once again for all your help. Hopefully we'll be able to return from Singapore in the future. - June 2009
"Thank you for a lovely stay in your clean and well presented lodge. The weather has been fantastic therefore we really benefitted using your BBQ and having dinner outside. The children loved the stay too and really enjoyed the play area and river situated on the grounds. Everywhere was clean and tidy on arrival and we have kept it that way when we left. Thanks again" - June 2009
"Excellent accommodation and scenery. Very comfortable. TV and Playstation very useful. Weather so good we didn't need them though" - June 2009
"We have had a very peaceful and enjoyable stay at Limefitt. The setting is fantastic and the lodge lovely and very comfortable. We went on a couple of the shorter walks you recommended and enjoyed them. The children loved the stream and play area. The children have enjoyed the stay as much as our normal beach holidays so we will hopefully return - May 2009
"We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you. Fantastic accommodation and fantastic weather. Walked to Thornthwaite Crag - a long walk but worth it for the views and coming back for a pint at the Haybarn" - May 2009
"Excellent accommodation. Clean and tidy. Very much enjoyed our stay in spite of the weather." - May 2009
"Accommodation is first class. Location perfect. Weather not so perfect, but hey it's the Lake District. Would love to come back. Facilities excellent and the Haybarn a real bonus. Went to the Queens Head for a meal on our last night - would very much recommend." - May 2009
"After hoping to return we HAVE returned and it is still as special as our first time. Weather not as nice to us this time but we still enjoyed every minute. Lodge as usual very clean and tidy. Hope to return again God willing. Thanks to everyone." - May 2009
"Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful lodge. We've had a fantastic May Bank Holiday. It's ben like a home from home. Everything we have needed has been at our finger tips. PS2 came in very handy on a night. In terms of cleanliness everything was spotless (Thank you Gary). The decking area is very beautiful and the views are out of this world. All in all this has been a lovely break and has certainly made my 20th birthday one to remember. Hopefully one day we might return." - May 2009
"We really enjoyed our stay here at your lodge and we found it very relaxing. Everything here that you could wish for. Hope to return later." - April 2009
"Thank you for allowing us to use your wonderful lodge. We've had a brilliant stay. Windermere and Bowness were great. Lots of swans and plenty of swans to feed. We are a young couple and this is our first holiday together and we will definitely be making this an annual thing. We particularly liked the Haybarn and the Queens Head for eating out. Thank you for the menu. All in all a beautiful holiday and a beautiful lodge - absolute perfection." - April 2009
"What a beautiful lodge we have had the honour of staying in. Thank you very much. It was very clean when we arrived with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Hope to come back again soon as this was a surprise for my 30th birthday. Next time we'll bring our two daughters. Bowness was lovely. Plenty of places of shops and places to eat out. The lake is beautiful there. Well worth the visit. Once again thank you - hope to be back again soon" - April 2009
"We've enjoyed our stay at the lodge. It was very clean and in an excellent position for touring The Lakes. Thanks" - April 2009
"May I take this opportunity to thank you for the use of your lovely cabin at Limefitt.... What a great cabin and also a great place to centralise ourselves to make our first trip to the lakes. I hope we left it in the same standards as we received it which I must say was A1. We will recommend you to our friends who may be looking for a great cabin in a great area and would certainly not hesitate to use it again ourselves. Once again THANK YOU for helping make a great break. One very happy customer" by email - April 2009
"Thank you for allowing us to use your lodge. We have had a FANTASTIC Easter Weekend. It made my 18th birthday one to remember. The lodge was so nice we didn't want to leave to go on walks. The weather was beautiful and the decking was put to much use. Thanks again" - April 2009
"Well-appointed, well-kept, lovely - a real home from home. We touched the snow on the top of Helvellyn with our 7 and 10 year olds. Hope the next family enjoy their holiday as much as we did. Many thanks" - April 2009
"Hi John and Linda - Thank you for another brilliant stay in your lovely lodge - it's just as we remebered it from the first time we stayed. The weather here has been good although a bit windy up in the hills. We have had such a relaxing weekend - Thank you." - March 2009
"Hi John and Linda. You have a wonderful place. We really enjoyed staying here. We've had a great time at Windermere. Loved the picturesque setting of your pine lodge. This is our first time experience in a cottage and we loved it. It's well furnished and it's a clean and cosy place. Well done! We will surely recommend this place to our friends" - March 2009
"What a wonderful experience. The stay in your lodge was wonderful. Driving around the Lakes was beautiful. (If only we got paid for saying beautiful...) We will definitely recommend the lodge to our friends." - March 2009
"Nice to meet you on Sunday morn. We have had a great weekend and we will return soon. Thank you." - March 2009
"Thank you John and Linda for a fantastic stay in a fantastic lodge. The accommodation was 5 star in every aspect from equipment through to cleanliness. Thank you for the travel cot and high chair - everything seemed stress free. I am from Ireland and feel that scenery of Windermere can easily compete with Ireland. I never thought anywhere could but it can. We've been to Centre Parcs but felt extremely restricted by the set up. We will definitely be back some time and recommending it to friends and family. Thank you" - March 2009
"Hi John & Linda - Thanks for a really enjoyable stay in such a wonderful lodge. The lodge was very clean and tidy and well-equipped with games and books etc. Vey nice touch which made this lodge very homely. The weather wasn't great but we still had plenty to do. The Queen's Head was a fantastic pub - the food was excellent. We would recommend it and the lodge to family and friends - we hope to stay again sometime soon. Thank you." - March 2009
The lodge was closed in Late January and February
"Thank you John and Linda for a memorable stay at the lodge. Local walks were beautiful, especially with everything covered in frost! Lodge was cosy and warm to come back to each day! Great selection of games - all just to our liking. All the best and a Happy new Year" - January 2009
"Thank you so much for an amazing, relaxing weekend; just what we both needed! The lodge itself is perfect, everything you could wish for and more, ensuring a stress-free break. We did forget mayonnaise which the shop supplied. Thank you for that!!. The park is set in the most idyllic surroundings with the most amazing views - We were able to enjoy these on the Sunday as it was a clear day! We shall definitely be back and shall recommmend it to all family and friends" - December 2008
"We have had a really lovely time during our stay at the lodge. It was very clean, warm and cosy! Didn't get to see a lot because of the fog but will hopefully be returning one day soon. Will definitely be recommending it to family and friends. Thanks a lot!" - November 2008
"We have really enjoyed our stay in this wonderful lodge and would recommend it to friends and family. Lodge was very clean and exceptionally well maintained, and contains everything we needed. Home from home. Recommend a meal at the Queens Head - best meal for a long time. Really hope to return one day." - November 2008
"Thank you for an amazing holiday home. Very clean, comfortable and well equipped" - November 2008
"We've had a lovely time - great weather and fantastic lodge. Just what we needed to get away from it all" - November 2008
"Thank you very much for providing such wonderful facilities with such attention to detail. We were pleasantly surprised at how you exceeded our expectations" - November 2008 (by letter)
"We've had a lovely time - great weather and fantastic lodge. Just what we needed to get away from it all" - November 2008
"We've had a lovely time. Weather been very kind. Lodge very clean and well equipped. Hope to return one day. Excellent break. Thanks to all involved" - November 2008
"Lovely accommodation. Perfect setting. Although it didn't seem to stop raining it did nothing to dampen our spirits. We have had a good time and would definitely return one day" - November 2008
"... Just wanted to let you know we had a lovely time at your lodge this weekend. The weather was beautiful and the lodge was very impressive. We hope to return another time. Many thanks." - October 2008 (by e-mail)
"Your lodge is excellent - well equipped, clean, and with everything we needed... We were able to visit all the places we knew - Windemere, Bowness, Ambleside, Coniston, Kendal, Keswick, and lots more. We had quite a few sunny days though cold. Thank you." - October 2008
"Fantastic lodge, home from home. Great location. Would definitely come again." - October 2008
"Thanks so much for letting us stay in your lodge. Terrible weather! Great, can't wait to come back. Nice and warm. Despite the weather we had a lovely time. Really enjoyed the walk to Ing Bridge. Even our four year old walked all the way. The lodge is really well equipped, and we really appreciated the selection of games. Thank you again." - October 2008
"Fantastic accommodation. Superb location. Perfect for our needs. We were already in love with Troutbeck and now we are besotted! Many thanks and we will be using you again!" - October 2008 (by letter)
"Thank you for a brilliant four days. Your lodge was the best one I have ever been in... Home from home. We will be back next year." - October 2008
"Thank you for our lovely weekend. We could not have asked for more. Really nice lodge, well presented and very clean." - September 2008
"We have had the most fantastic two weeks in this beautiful lodge. The weather has been perfect for walking and has only rained once. We think we have walked about 80 miles which isn't bad for two townies! and not a blister!... We have loved the lodge and it is so well equipped. Queens Head Pub is fab for really great food, but very busy in the evenings so best to book. We have had a wonderful time" September 2008
"We've really enjoyed our stay here and have found the lodge perfect for us and our 7 month old daughter - the games and books were a nice touch. We enjoyed sitting out on the decking area admiring the views. Thank you for letting us stay." - September 2008
"We enjoyed our stay in the cabin. Lovely and clean that also had that homely feel. It had everything we needed. It's also very well located and easy enough to get to most places. Even though it rained most of the week we still managed to get out and about, exploring the surrounding towns and visiting White Scar Caves and Holker Hall and the Car Museum when the weather was real bad. In between the rain we visited Aira Force, boat trip to Lakeside to see the aquarium and did some of the local walks.... Overall a great place to stay..." - August 2008
"A lovely, clean, modern and cosy lodge. Everything provided even for a young baby - very happy.... Would love to revisit.." - August 2008
"A big thank you for letting us stay in your lodge. Weather not good, but at least we kept dry!. Laundry facilities are good. Everyone at the Haybarn friendly, worth a visit on a rainy night... toys are a good thought. You have spent a lot of time putting together an information folder. We wish you the very best with your lodge. You deserve all the praise in this book. P.S. Rainy night. Bottle of wine. Watch "50 First dates"" - August 2008
"Thank you for a wonderful base in which to stay for our holiday. The weather has been quite good - a bit of rain but it didn't stop us doing anything. We have thoroughly enjoyed it" - August 2008
"Thank you for letting us stay at your lovely cabin. It has made an excellent base and has all of the mod cons which make it so much more relaxing. In general the weather has been pretty good and we have enjoyed some good walking as well as visiting lots of attractions. Thanks again!" - July 2008
"We have really enjoyed our stay in your lovely cabin. It was lovely to walk into a fresh clean and welcoming place. It is ideally sutuated for exploring and the views are spectacular. We enjoyed many cycle rides along good routes and the meals out have been great, especially the Queens Head pub. The pub on site is worth a visit - basic but good food and warm & friendly. We would love to return in the future" - July 2008
"...we have had some lovely days out. We enjoyed the Lake Cruise to Bowness and went on a few hikes - about 10 miles yesterday despite the rain... We have thoroughly enjoyed our break and think the Lake District is beautiful - there is so much to see and do. The Lodge is fantastic - very homely." - July 2008
"Dear Both - We all enjoyed our stay here. We have been lucky with the weather. It only rained today and for a short time. The lodge, as always, is wonderful. Clean, tidy and in a wonderful location. My 84 year old aunt loved it here, We will recommend the Lodge to all our friends and family. Thank you so much for letting us stay here." - July 2008
"Enjoyed our visit to the Lake District for the scenery and peace & quiet. Such natural beauty. Recommended highly. We took in a lot of sight seeing - all wonderful. We didn't really mind the rain, of which we had a lot! Loved the boat trip on Windermere. Also a visit to Dove Cottage at Grasmere and the Beatrix Potter Museum at Bowness. Had some nice meals out - especially at The Lighthouse, Windermere - highly recommended. Also Roberto's Bowness. The lodge is lovely - no complaints. Sorry to have to leave.. Thanks for everything." - June 2008
"Enjoyed yet another wonderfully relaxing break in your super lodge. Enjoyed even more sightseeing, but a revisit to South Lakes Wild Animal Park was a must with our little one - which provided even more fun second time round. The week has flown by and there are still so many places we would like to visit. managed to dodge the rain for most of the week, although we did embrace it one evening by getting our waterproofs and wellies on and searching for big puddles to jump in (which Joel particularly enjoyed!) around Limefitt!. Thanks again for letting us stay in your lodge - it's been perfect." - June 2008
"Limefitt .... what can I say? I remember the park 40 years ago when it was "proper" camp site!! Thanks John & Linda for the extra comfort the lodge provides. The Lakes are a favourite of ours, lots of walks attractions, villages and towns to explore. then the best - the peace , the tranquillity and spectacular views. Had a perfect week with good weather, food and drink" - June 2008
"After our Golden Wedding celebrations of the previous week we felt we needed a break and this has fitted the bill admirably. Everything seems to have dropped into place to give us a lovely break ... The lodge is great and so is the setting. We finished the week by using the Cross Lakes Experience, park and ride, boat and bus to Hill Top and Hawkshead. Extremely well organised, with friendly staff and able to use our pensioners bus passes! Oh By the way forgot to mention that our 11 year old grandson was with us and he classes it as "cool". What more can you say ???" - June 2008
"Absolutely fantastic holiday. The lodge was outstanding. We can't wait to holiday there again. We will definitely like to stay at Windermere Lodge. Thanks again!" - May 2008 (by mail)
"Thank you for a lovely holiday. We just relaxed and took in the beautiful scenery around Limefitt for the first day. Then we managed to cram in the Langdales, Ullswater, Kirkstone Pass, Wrynose Pass, Hardknott Pass (breathtaking!!!), Wastwater, and basically took all the side roads we could find just to see where we would end up. We also visited the wonderful Holehird Gardens (5 minutes away). Free entrance but donations accepted... Thank you again for the use of your beautiful lodge. Will spread the word amongst family and friends." - May 2008
"Well done John & Linda! Your hard work and determination to provide comfortable and well equipped accommodation has been a resounding success ....We have no hesitation in recommending Windermere Lodge to friends and family. Thank you for having us x" - May 2008
"Thank you for the use of your beautiful lodge. We had a wonderful stay. The sun was shining and we got to see some fantastic views - Hardknott Pass a must!! The lodge was clean and comfortable - so relaxing. Hope to return soon. Many thanks" - May 2008
"We had a fantastic stay, the lodge contained everything we needed and well positioned to take in the excellent views. A first time in the Lake District, and can't wait to return. After five and six hour walks, the lodge was a great place to come back to. Thanks for allowing us to stay, and we only hope the next visitors enjoy their stay as much as we did" - May 2008
"Had a fantastic stay in your lovely lodge which was perfect. Great time in the Lakes and sorry to go, but we'll definitely be back! We can vouch for the Wastwater views and the very scary Hardknott Pass- done once and never again. Even managed to climb Scafell Pike in a mixture of rain, snow and sunshine. Thanks again for everything being so great" - May 2008
"We have had a perfect week staying at Windermere Lodge; a welcome break from life in London. The lodge was the ideal base from which to go out walking - we found it difficult to leave. The surrounding area is stunning with some of the peaks offering views of the entire Lake District. Thank you for letting us stay and we look forward to coming back..." - April 2008
" A lovely cosy lodge, well equipped in a great location. We had a wonderful stay and the children had a great time. I recommend South Lakes Animal Park, Grizedale Forest and the Pencil Museum in Keswick which are all wonderful days out. Many Thanks." - April 2008
"Your lodge is lovely and we would love to stay here again one day" - April 2008
"We have had a lovely stay. The lodge is a very comfortable base. We have been very lucky with the weather - a mix of snow and sunshine (the rain overnight). The walks in the guide are very good, but note, if doing them with children roughly double the walk time. Highlight of the week was getting to the top of Helvellyn in the snow. Even our 8 year old who hates walking was proud of that achievement." - April 2008
"Our first time in the Lake District and what a great time we have had! The lodge has been perfect for staying in. The weather has been good to us. We have been on some great walks - especially Aira Force water falls at Ullswater which was perfect. Your lodge has everything we needed and is on a really good site. Once again thank you for the use of your excellent lodge". - March 2008
"We have had a great stay and woke up on Sunday to 5 inches of snow. We walked every day and the book was a good starting point for us. Lodge was excellent and a fantastic base. Thanks for allowing us to use your lodge!" - March 2008
"Thank you for providing such a lovely clean and homely lodge. This is the first time my husband has ever been to the Lake District. I came a long, long time ago with school. We have had a fabulous time and the weather has been great. We made good use of the planned walks - Thank you - and particularly enjoyed Wansfell Pike - such spectacular views. We had a bit of car trouble on Thursday, but found the staff at reception very very helpful. We enjoyed an excellent meal the Queens Head just up the road. We had a fantastic holiday and would like to come back soon." - March 2008
"It's been a pleasure staying in your beautiful lodge. We are only a young couple and have just bought all our hiking gear for our first trip to the lake District. We wouldn't have had a clue where to go for our walks, but your planned walks were fantastic and well thought out.. It is obvious how much time and effort you have put into your lodge. We would recommend a visit to the Lighthouse Restaurant in Windermere. it has the best meal we have had for a very long time. Weather has been great. We have been very comfortable and enjoyed our stay in this "immaculate" lodge. Thank you for letting us stay" - March 2008
"Thanks for our stay in the Lodge. Despite the wind and rain we enjoyed doing what we could in the lakes. Especially the relaxing in your beautiful lodge. Baby Liam thought it was a lovely place to spend his first birthday. Would love to come back" - March 2008
"Just to let you know that me and Paul had a great weekend at the Lakes. We went on a couple of your walks and they were fab. The lodge was immaculate and we should be booking again soon." - March 2008
The Lodge was closed in February
"This was an Xmas present weekend from our son and daughter-in-law and it has been over and above our expectations. Clean , exquisite decor, with beautiful views of the hills. Everything on hand and with up-to-date equipment. We shall certainly recommend your lodge for friends and family and plan to return again. Many thanks for making our stay relaxing and comfortable" - January 2008
"What a great place! Everything you need for a break away. It's rained and rained but we have seen some snow and best of all thunder and lightning over Windermere, viewed from the Belsfield Hotel. Visit the Queens Head to be fed and watered sat by cosy log fires. Will definitely recommend Windermere Lodge to friend and family. Thanks" - January 2008
"After a 6 hour drive it was lovely to walk in to such a well cleaned and comfortable lodge. I'm not sure what we thought it would be like but Windermere Lodge certainly exceeded our expectations. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here - The Lakes are breathtaking and there is so much to do. It was our first visit and we will definitely be returning. Thank you John and Linda for accommodating us at short notice. May we wish you a Happy New Year and we hope to be in touch to explore some more" - January 2008
"We have all had a lovely time. The children loved the freedom of the hills. The lodge is very homely and comfortable, with all the little extra that you always need and forget to bring from home. It was lovely to walk in and not to have to get the bottle of Dettol out to start cleaning. I don't think we have ever stayed anywhere which has been so clean on arrival. Many thanks to you for letting us have the use of your lovely lodge. We would love to bring the children back in the Summer. Thanks again. P.S. What a perfect way to end our stay. We woke up to snow" - January 2008
"Please find enclosed the short questionnaire you asked us to fill in. I was more than happy to give you feedback on the lodge as it proved to be the icing on the cake for our holiday and more than catered for my little creature comforts. In fact I think you and your wife have thought of everything. The lodge was warm and cosy and the rooms were all a good size. We actually ate our meals at the table as a family, that's when we could be bothered to cook of course. Unfortunately the only down side was the weather. We had torrential rain every night and during most of the days but it didn't stop us getting out and taking in some of the breathtaking views. Our sons even had us climbing to the top of one of the smaller mountains and the waterfall was just amazing. We now have some wonderful memories of our time in Cumbria and definitely plan to make a return trip albeit in a sunnier climate. So once again thank you and happy New Year." - New Year 2007
"The cabin has been everything we hoped for. Warm, clean and cosy. Unfortunately we had 3 days of constant rain but it hasn't stopped us getting out and enjoying the picturesque scenery. What a beautiful place!!!. We will definitely be back to experience the Lakes in sunnier weather." - December 2007
"We had an awesome and very relaxed time. The cottage is lovely and had everything we needed. The Lake District is so pretty! We had a very nice lunch at the Drunken Duck near Ambleside! Would love to come again!" - Christmas 2007
"The cabin has been everything we hoped for. Warm, clean and cosy. Unfortunately we had three days of constant rain but it hasn't stopped us getting out and enjoying the picturesque scenery. What a beautiful place!! We will definitely be back to experience the Lakes in sunnier weather!" - December 2007
"Great weekend - Colours of trees lovely at this time of year. Very lucky with the weather. Really liked the lodge and had some fantastic food at the Queens Head. We will be back!" - November 2007
"We had a fantastic week in this lovely comfortable lodge. We've been to the Lakes many times and love it up here. ... Can't wait to be back" - October 2007
"We have had a great time and the lodge is lovely. very clean and homely. The site is situated in an ideal location close to a number of stunning views and excellent walks. This has been our first visit to the Lake District and we will definitely come back again and stay at Windermere Lodge. Thanks." - October 2007
"Too short a stay but really enjoyed ourselves nevertheless. Can recommend walks from Chapel Stiles and pub lunch at Wainwright. Lodge is really well equipped - played loads of games which kept the kids amused in the rain. many thanks." - October 2007
"Thank you for letting us use your lovely lodge. We found it very clean, well equipped and very cosy. Our time here was short but well filled with things to do and places to see. We visited South Lakeland Animal Park on a very wet day and still enjoyed it. Due to the recommendations of previous holiday makers we did go to Wastwater - call me me emotional but I could have cried at the breathtaking view. It was wonderful..... Thank you very much" - October 2007
"We've tried B&B. We've tried holiday cottages. We've tried caravans and tents, and we can honestly say your lovely lodge is the best accommodation for a holiday in Lakeland...... BY FAR!. Many thanks. P.S. to next guests - for the best views visit Wastwater - breathtaking. If you like white knuckle rides go via the Hardknott pass - TERRIFYING." - October 2007
"What a lovely lodge. Could not have been any happier with the accommodation. Very clean and tidy. We would recommend to our family and friends and we would visit again. The high chair and cot were ideal for our 11 month old daughter, This was our first family holiday and we have had a lovely time. Visited South Lakeland Zoo and it was brilliant ..... Overall an excellent stay in an excellent, clean, well equipped lodge and would love to come back. Thank you John and Linda for having us. Take care." - September 2007
"Had a great time. Lodge was lovely - a perfect place to stay on our honeymoon. A cruise on the lakes is a must as well as a trip on the Ravenglass steam train. our only regret is that we were unable to stay longer. If you want a good feed try the Black Bull at Coniston. looking forward to a return visit." - September 2007
"Had a brilliant time. Loved staying in the cabin. Would recommend Jintara Thai Restaurant in Bowness on Windermere. Rained quite a bit but still had a great time. Will be back soon" - September 2007
"A lovely lodge in an ideal location. We visited many interesting places. South Lakeland Animal Park is worth a visit. Grasmere gingerbread has to be tried! We had good food at both the Mortal Man (tasty Sunday lunch) and the Queens Head. The weather could not have been better - never opened the brolly." - September 2007
"We had a lovely, but too short, stay here in Windermere Lodge. We have not eaten out because we wanted to enjoy the house as much as we could. Went to Kirkstone and Ullswater and were astonished by the breathtaking scenery. Also the Lake trip was lovely. And then... the weather. We thought England was a rainy country but we have never had as much sun in September! Windermere and your cabin was a good start for hopefully a fine trip through all of England." - September 2007
" We had a fabulous time. The position on the site is A1!. The only downside was that we only had one week. Thank you," - August 2007
"We have had a lovely week staying in your lovely comfortable lodge - even the weather has been great. The kids have loved the adventure play park and the river which they have been in almost every day. They even caught fish! We made use of the swimming pool at White Cross Bay. What more can I say but thank you for letting us stay in your lovely comfortable lodge in a lovely position with breath-taking scenery. We will recommend to others and would love to come back in the near future" - August 2007
"Had a fantastic week. Kids have loved it. Such a good base for a holiday. Lots for the children to do. Would recommend Bowness to eat out - especially Gibbys with a great menu and good service. Also South Lakes Animal Sanctuary - super day out" - August 2007
"A lovely and clean well appointed lodge. A very pleasant change to many of the properties we've stayed in in this area. Well placed to do many of the Wainright walks - would recommend Hallin Fell and Castle Crag. Thanks for a great holiday."- August 2007
"We all had a lovely time here, The lodge is lovely with all mod cons and everything that you need. The games and Lego are a great extra for the children. The food at the Queen's Head is delicious and the Mortal Man is also lovely and in a beautiful setting"- August 2007
"We have really enjoyed our first visit to the Lake District. The Lodge is lovely - "all mod cons" - and is a perfect base for exploring all the sights of interest. Will highly recommend to family and friends and we hope to come back in the future! A big thank you!"- August 2007
"We have really enjoyed an excellent holiday here in the Lake District. There has been lots to see and do - we really loved the Lake Cruise and Haverthwaite Railway and the South Lakeland Animal Park was great fun. The lodge has provided us with superb accommodation - just home from home, Thank you. P.S. We can highly recommend a meal at the Queens Head pub up the road"- July 2007
"The lodge was wonderful, the site was excellent, well placed to see the lakes and the other attractions. The holiday overall was Great!!!!! We would like to come back again sometime, and your lodge will be our first stop. Many thanks"- July 2007
"The lodge was really beautiful in just the right location. We had beautiful weather except on the last day. Kids loved all the walks and had many great swims. Will be back again"- July 2007
"What a lovely lodge! Had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. Will definitely be back!"- July 2007
"Had an excellent time again at your lovely lodge. Weather not too good but that didn't spoil it for us. We managed to walk every day and dodged the rain. We'll be back !!"- June 2007
"We had a good week. Excellent base for a relaxing break. Weather has been warm and dry during the day and has rained at night - perfect!! Our children loved the river pool and the playground. Made use of the swimming pool at White Cross Bay. South Lakeland Animal Park is very good for the children. Enjoy your holiday!"- June 2007
"Fantastic accommodation in a beautiful setting, All we needed for a relaxing and restful week - will recommend to friends"- June 2007
"Than you for a lovely break - we have thoroughly enjoyed it. Windermere Lodge is excellent. Very comfortable with all mod cons - it really is home from home. It has been an ideal first family break with our toddler. Thank you for arranging the travel cot. Would recommend South Lakeland Wild Animal Park (feeding the giraffes) and the Lake Cruise with Haverthwaite Railway."- June 2007
"John & Linda - Just wanted to say thank you for allowing us to stay in your lodge between 9-16 June. We had a wonderful stay and your lodge is superb, very comfortable and relaxing. We will definitely be recommending you to family & friends - Thanks again"- June 2007
"We have had an excellent holiday. Weather a lot drier than expected. Cabin luxurious and made our holiday even more enjoyable. Plenty of good walks , beautiful scenery, good food and drink. Sophie loved the adventure playground and the paddling. We are sorry to be leaving but hope to come back. Thank you for a wonderful week!"- June 2007
"Thank you John and Linda or our stay in your excellent lodge with its perfect location near Windermere. We were so impressed. We will definitely come back next year. We would like to recommend a trip to the South Lakes Animal Park where the roaming lemurs live" - May 2007
"Brilliant time had by all!! Excellent position for all activities and by far the best lodge we have stayed in! Kids really appreciated the selection of toys (especially the Lego Duplo). Will definitely be back and will recommend to all family and friends. Thanks for organising everything at such short notice too!"- May 2007
"We had a wonderful week in the lodge which was very comfortable and the deck area (complete with gate) was ideal for our young son to play on. The location of the park is absolutely beautiful and we would definitely consider returning and have already recommended Limefitt to friends The lodge had everything you could want in it! My husband and son had some great fun with the Lego zoo! Thank you"- May 2007
"This was one of the best holidays for a long time. Glorious sunshine all week and a beautiful situation. Lodge very comfortable."- May 2007
"So pleased we got to stay in your lodge. It is ideally positioned and very well appointed. Dad says excellent. Best yet. Hope to return."- April 2007
"We have all had a fantastic time this week in your lovely lodge. The weather has been brilliant which means that the Lakes are at their most beautiful. We hope to be back again soon. Many thanks."- April 2007
"Really enjoyed our week's stay in your beautiful lodge. We have had the most fantastic weather all week which has enabled us to do lots of walking and sightseeing around this beautiful area. There is so much to see and do and we hope to come back again sometime. Thank you for a lovely week."- April 2007
"Had a lovely week's stay in your lodge. Weather was good and lodge perfect. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Thank you"- March 2007
"The weather has been great. We loved it here at Windermere. The lodge is wonderful. Very clean and had everything in it. We will be back again"- March 2007
"Just to say thank you. We have had a wonderful time here at Windermere Lodge. It is excellent accommodation and a lovely site. The weather has been good for us. We did make use of the swimming pool. Our son Joshua does not want to go home - or us. Thanks again and I'm sure we shall be back again"- March 2007
"We had a lovely weekend away and the lodge was very well looked after"- March 2007
"Thanks for a lovely weekend in your beautiful lodge. Even the snow was just perfect. Can't wait for our NEXT visit - what a lovely way to spend Mothers' Day"- March 2007
We have had a wonderful time here at Windermere Lodge. It's just like home from home! All mod cons. Hope to visit again. The weather was good - sunny every day. Thanks for our stay at your lovely lodge"- March 2007
"Well equipped and very clean and tidy. Very homely - especially as the heating system was up to temperature on arrival. Thanks for a great break" - March 2007
"We are back home now from Limefitt and are missing your lovely lodge already. We had a fab stay and the site is lovely. Had some good walks and even the weather was good for us....We liked the place so much that we are thinking of buying a lodge there."- March 2007
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"Thank you John and Linda for a nice weekend. The lodge was lovely. We hope to visit again sometime soon..."- January 2007
"The lodge is wonderful, so clean and fresh. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will definitely come back soon. Thank you very much....." - January 2007
"The weekend was great and the cabin was gorgeous" -January 2007
"Thank you John & Linda for letting us stay in the lodge, We've had a great time - hope you will let us come back! The lodge is lovely ... we feel very privileged to be the first to stop here - Happy New Year" - January 2007


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