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The Lodge - Matson Ground

Windermere, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Quirky villa in a woodland setting with fell views and access to a riverside walk
  • Cosy up around the wood burner in the unique seven-sided sitting room
  • Windermere is 1 mile away with boat trips, The World of Beatrix Potter and Brant Fell Viewpoint
Property code: SZ493

Set in a serene Lake District setting, this charming dog-friendly cottage has an enviable countryside location just a mile from Bowness Pier on lake Windermere.

This elegant holiday property is situated on a country estate just above lake Windermere. Sleeping four guests, it’s ideal for families who want to explore the beauty of the southern lakes of Cumbria. Venture down to the shores of Bowness and Windermere villages where you’ll find gorgeous gift shops, welcoming pubs and restaurants with delicious meals to enjoy, while children will beg to visit The World of Beatrix Potter attraction in Bowness. Hop on two wheels and explore the nearby village of Ambleside (7.5 miles), or venture to Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage in the picture-postcard village of Grasmere (11 miles). Enjoy a sunset cruise on Windermere before retreating to your beautiful holiday cottage.

Step inside the hall of this charming retreat with a unique pretty design and layout. Dating back to the 1800s, this villa-style lodge is set on a private country estate. On the ground floor, you’ll discover the kitchen, dining room, and a downstairs cloakroom with a WC. Cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen which features an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and a washing machine. Catch up on the day and enjoy home-cooked meals around the circular dining table. Venture upstairs to find the family bathroom with a bath, separate shower, and WC; the living room; and two beautiful bedrooms made up of a double and a twin. After a busy day of adventures, settle into cosy seating by the warmth of the wood burner, set into a traditional slate hearth with a timber mantle, in the sunny seven-sided living room which has cosy seating and woodland views, plus a TV, CD player with radio, books and DVDs. Enjoy slumbers in the pretty double bedroom with a beautiful dresser and garden views, and the cosy twin bedroom with ample storage and garden views. There’s also a contemporary-style family bathroom with a bath, separate shower, and WC.

Outside, there’s a spacious garden surrounding the lodge, a seated patio area for al fresco afternoons, plus access to a riverside walk. There’s a pub within 1 mile and a shop nearby (1.5 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom – 1 family bathroom with a bath, separate shower, and WC
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included, further logs £5 per bag)
  • TV/DVD, CD player, radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Large lawned garden with patio area and garden furniture
  • Off-road parking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub 1 mile, shop 1.5 miles
  • Please note the lodge is an old building with a narrow staircase and changes in floor level
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Carolyn 29th July 2022

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This is the second time we have stayed here and really enjoyed it again. Very comfy and spacious with plenty of parking. Really convenient for town and very close to a lovely pub. Another excellent stay thank you for having us.

Reviewed by Lindsay 24th June 2022

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Comfy cottage with good facilities but found small double hard-ish bed distracted from the rest of a good holiday. Great location for nearby country walks but challenging if you like out in evening for drinks or dinner unless you're good on very steep hill on return!

Reviewed by Lesley 17th June 2022

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We had a wonderful week and we enjoyed our stay in the cottage very and will be back when staying in the area again 10/10 Thank you

Reviewed by Alexander 10th June 2022

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Only slight downside for us personally was that the garden was not fully enclosed and we did not feel comfortable letting our dog out on her own. Other than that the cottage and location is a perfect 10.

Reviewed by Pamela 3rd June 2022

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Cottage was exceptional really enjoyed our stay, location amazing great walks around cottage enjoyed every minute of our stay and so did the dog, hope to return in the near future. Would highly recommend for anyone wanting a chill and relaxing break.

Reviewed by Graeme 13th May 2022

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A lovely cottage in a perfect position. We will return!

Reviewed by Aiden 2nd May 2022

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Beautiful comfortable and extremely clean lodge set in a stunning location. It was so peaceful at the lodge and its in an ideal location to access amazing walks and to get into bowness. We would definitely book to stay here again.

Reviewed by Fiona 25th April 2022

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Beautiful cottage, beautifully clean and lovely surroundings. Great walks from the doorstep. Cottage and garden very dog friendly. Booked a return visit for next year.

Reviewed by Diane 8th April 2022

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Reviewed by John 11th March 2022

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Reviewed by P 21st January 2022

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Great location, very clean, every comfort.

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Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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