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Luxury Lodge Nestled In The Idyllic And Unspoilt Sanctuary Of The Duke’s Pond

Bedrooms 3
Space 36 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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 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 gated decked area with tables, chairs, sun brolly and flower planters together with three private gardens and a shed for storing 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 spacious double bedroom with luxurious en-suite and TV, a comfortable twin bedroom, bunk bedroom (adult beds) with fairy lights to delight the children and a spacious family bathroom. The living area is finished to a high specification with a large fully equipped 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. The environment in and around Dukes pond is a haven for wild life and this year we have seen a multitude of bird species including the greater spotted wood pecker, and a plethora of red squirrels to entertain you and this year we have nesting ducks, water shrews, newts , frogs and toads.

Property Manager
Beatrice Brindley
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Beatrice Brindley

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.

Beatrice Brindley purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Beatrice Brindley chose Penrith

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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

Guestbook comments from the manager

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Penrith, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 36 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • 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
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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Luxury Lodge Nestled In The Idyllic And Unspoilt Sanctuary Of The Duke’s Pond
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Comfort in an idyllic spot

  • 5 of 5

Extremely comfortable and warm accommodation, for which we were grateful given the icy weather. We didn't need to leave the lodge as it was like having a surround screen of wildlife. Every glance through the well-positioned windows gave views of woodpeckers, jays, nuthatches, tree creepers and other birds, red squirrels, pheasants, rabbits, etc and impressive scenery. We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 11/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back soon
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  • 5 of 5

Very luxurious and well equipped. Wildlife provides extra entertainment.

  • Review Submitted: 27/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Lodge

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing, relaxing holiday at Larchwood! It was one of the best lodges we have ever stayed in and it had everything and more ! The lodge was so beautifully decorated and it had lovely games and DVDs which my boys loved! I loved waking up to watch red squirrels, a woodpecker, and pheasants from the bedroom window. We found a lovely pathway through the woods where we saw a fox and deer. The lodge is in the most beautiful surroundings. We loved Keswick and Windermere with beautiful walks. Eric was so helpful and kind and provided us with all the information we needed and more. We hope to come back next year. Thank you for sharing your beautiful lodge.

  • Review Submitted: 07/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words. We look forward to seeing you soon. Eric
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Beautiful Lodge, Spectacular Views

  • 5 of 5

Amazing Lodge, super comfortable and very well equipped, the owners have thought of everything!!

We loved our stay, the lodge sits in a beautiful location on the park (the best location we think!) with open views across the fields and hills

We were lucky enough to see deer next to our lodge in edge of the forest and were visited regularly by many red squirrels

We would all love to come back soon

  • Review Submitted: 06/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxury retreat hidden in a natural wonderland

  • 5 of 5

We found this property to be absolutely perfect! Lots of room for all the family in a luxuriously appointed accommodation chock-full of everything you could imagine to make your stay as relaxing & enjoyable as possible. The cabin is fitted out to the highest standard and extensively equipped with beautiful things from the Laura Ashley mugs to the drench en suite shower. The owners even left a couple of beers and a bottle of wine in the fridge! We felt like honoured guests and very lucky to have found such a luxurious hide-away. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for kind words.We look forward to seeing you in the future.
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The property is extremely spacious and comfortable. It consists of everything you could need.

  • 5 of 5

The property is surrounded by beautiful views,forests and wildlife. The squirrels and grouse were always visiting us. We all had such an amazing stay and will be returning as soon as possible.

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brilliant guests, left the place spotless, most welcome back anytime
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Boot and Shoe
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Car: necessary


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


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.


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 and Holmdell lodge may also be available if two or three families wish to holiday together.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Penrith, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
12 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 2018 half term
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
29 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer hols 2018
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
September 2018 (1)
31 Aug 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Sept/October 2018
21 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
October half term 2018
19 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov/Dec 2018
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
New year 2018/19
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$26.9

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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