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Suitable for couples or families with younger children. Garden. Private parking
Bedroom 2 is small. Full length 2'6'' bunk beds. Very little storage space. (THIS ROOM IS ONLY RECOMMENDED FOR PRE-TEEN CHILDREN)
Pool / Spa
- Bookings at this property are non-refundable.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - 2nd bedroom only suitable for pre-teen children2nd bedroom only suitable for pre-teen children
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- Empty all rubbish bins and fridge and food cupboard before leaving
- Wash, dry and put away all pots, plates and utensils before leaving
- Clean up all food spills from hob, oven, microwave and worktops before leaving
The full range of leisure activities available in the Lake District are all easily accessible from Thirlmere Lodge.
Some require a short car or bus journey, many others are directly available on foot from the front door. Many of the very best walking and cycling routes in the Central Lakes area are accessed directly from the lodge, including walks in the Langdale Valley, Loughrigg Fell, Elterwater lake, Grasmere lake and village, Ambleside and the head of Lake Windermere and the central mountains of the Lake District, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England.
There is also a local bus service 400m from the lodge that will take you directly up the Langdale valley or into Ambleside to connect to all other areas of Cumbria.
If you prefer less strenuous activities like shopping, eating and drinking out and sight seeing then all of these can also be done from the front door ! The main shopping centres of Ambleside, Windermere, Bowness, Grasmere and Keswick are all within a half hour drive or bus ride. The large historical town of Kendal, the Gateway to the Lake District, is a 1/2 hour drive away and the cities of Carlisle and Lancaster approximately a 1 hour drive. All these locations are served by excellent public transport links should you prefer someone else to take the strain.
If all you want to do is to stay local and relax then stroll down to the river and have tea or coffee and cakes at the brilliant Chesters by the River cafe and gallery or have a lager, beer or glass of wine in the adjacent Talbot Bar. You may then choose to wander up the river, past the lake, and do it all again at The Britannia Inn or Maple Tree Cafe in Elterwater.
Stroll back to the lodge and maybe have a swim or sauna at the Neaum Crag Pool Hall before wandering back to Thirlmere Lodge and relaxing in the comfort and quiet privacy of your own detached lodge.
Perhaps in the evening you could make your way into Ambleside and wine and dine at Zefferelli's before catching a film. Lot's of great pubs to sample, from the boisterous Churchill's bar through to the quaint Golden Rule real ale pub tucked away in a quiet corner. In fact, Ambleside offers the full range of wining dining and drinking opportunites, so it's an evening out not to be missed.
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About Helen or John Bradley
Now semi-retired. We have 2 married children and 4 young grandchildren. We have lived and worked in Haworth, Kendal, Ambleside and Ashbourne in the Peak District and have recently sold our Bunk Barn business in the Yorkshire Dales. We are both natives of Yorkshire but have been visiting and living in the Lakes for the last 40 years so have great knowledge of all the best things to see and do !
Helen or John Bradley purchased this cottage in 2015
Why Helen or John Bradley chose Skelwith Bridge
Spotlessly clean, warm, comfortable, quiet, and located on the best site in the best part of the Lake District !
What makes this cottage unique
If you are a little stressed when you get here I promise you that you won't be when you leave !