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“Wonderful relaxing weekend” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges

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Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges
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“Wonderful relaxing weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Just returned from a weekend stay (8/9 March) in Kirkstone (lodge number 4) which was situated at the park entrance. Ample parking, easy access and a large veranda which was secure for the dogs. The lounge area was extremely comfortable and spacious and the kitchen very well equipped with all appliances easy to use! The bedrooms were all ample in size and the main bathroom was very spacious. The beds were really comfortable and the bedding of a very good standard. Plenty of wardrobe space, plug sockets etc. so staying for a week or 2 would be more than comfortable. Overall, the lodge was spacious, very clean and welcoming (particularly for our 3 dogs!). Housekeeping should be commended. The park itself is beautifully kept and incredibly peaceful. Plenty of space to walk the dogs and pretty much zero traffic! Encountered reception on our final day when returning the key and all the staff were very friendly and welcoming. I would definately return and would not hesitate to recommend this park and lodge to friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful break!

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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CHRIS-BLLL, Manager at Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Thank you for posting your comments. I am so pleased that you and the dogs enjoyed your stay with us. Although you enjoyed some of the walks in the area one of the best ones round the egde of the lake was unfortunately under water from all the recent rain. Maybe when you visit again I can point you in the right direction for all our local walks.
best wishes
Chris
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

We have visited this site over a number of years in different seasons and for various lengths of stay. We have never been disappointed. We particularly like "Brackenrigg" The high standard has always been maintained and worthy of its star rating. The staff always make you feel welcome and nothing is too much trouble. We always look forward to our annual visit - especially the views, peace and tranquillity.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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CHRIS-BLLL, Manager at Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
hello there
thank you very much for posting your review. i know that you really enjoy coming to visit us and that our Woodland Lodge Brackenrigg is your favourite. I hope it wont be too long before I see you again
kind regards,
Chris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the premium lodge with 3 bedrooms and a hot tub. The location is only 10 minutes from Keswick and only £20 in a taxi if you want a few drinks in Keswick.

The lodge is self was clean however the master bedroom shower door definitely needed looking at as when opened it almost fell off so we didn't use it after that.

The lodge has everything you need to cook it and relax. Some reviews said you need to pay for your bills however we didn't experience this.

The only downside was the we were right at the top of the park and it would of been nice for the money to be on the edge of the lake looking over it.

Other then that it's a great location and good quality lodge. Worth the long weekend away!

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Richatha
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CHRIS-BLLL, Manager at Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
thank you for taking the time to post your experience. Thank you for your note about the shower I am sorry about that. I am a little concerned that we were unaware you had this problem we would have attended to it for you. Please be assured it has been addressed. Quite a few of our clients like the lodge which you stayed in because it is quieter. However I totally understand you would have liked to be beside the lake. I do have a lodge which you would like. Maybe next time you come I could arrange this for you. All your positive comments are very much appreciated. Dont leave it too long before you visit us again
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Chris
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

last minute decision to get away for the weekend,great location,10 minutes to keswick in car,30 minutes walk to the village, 10 minutes walk to dodd wood where there are different walks to do and a cafe.site is nice and quiet,reception staff very friendly and helpful,there is everything you need in the lodge to relax and make meals.there are 2 supermarkets on keswick,we used the swimming baths in the town,archery and horse riding at rooking farm near threlkeld,definately use the lodges again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 93Kathea
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CHRIS-BLLL, Manager at Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Thank you for your review. Although you were only here for the weekend you certainly filled it with your adventures. I hope it wont be too long before I can welcome you back to Bassenthwaite
best wishes
Chris
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

We have just spent Christmas in a 3 bed Lakeside Lodge and it was fantastic. You are about 4 miles from Keswick and about 13 from Workington. Due to the bad weather the lake was up to our lodge! but it didn't spoil the views at all. The lodge was great - we even went back to reception to check we had the right one! because it was so nice. The lady at reception was really helpful and lovely. We had a Christmas tree with a box of decs for the kids to decorate the tree and the dinning table was fully laid for a Christmas dinner with crackers and candles! The kitchen was excellently kitted out and cooking Christmas dinner was a doddle! - if you like a decent mug of Tea in the morning, suggest you take your own mug as the ones provided are 3 slurps big - but that's the only grumble in the kitchen department! The Cumbrian people are lovely and very friendly - have already recommended this destination to family and friends. Its a bit quieter than say Windemere and the more famous places, but if you want that, just drive there. We had a lovely meal at The Wood Stone, St Johns Street, Keswick, CA125AS Christmas Eve (01768773523) and a nice pint after a walk in The Sun in Bassenthwaite Village (CAL4QP) on Boxing day. Its a nice quiet site in a beautiful location - it depends what you want from a holiday.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Anthony E
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CHRIS-BLLL, Manager at Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Firstly please accept my apologies for not responding to your posting sooner. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay. thankyou for your nice comments it is very much appreciated. We do try and make Xmas a bit special so it was very kind of you to acknowledge our housekeepers efforts. i will certainly pass your comments on
kind regards
Chris
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Hull
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

21 members of our family stayed in 4 lodges for a weekend, All the lodges were different types, Lakeside, Lakeland and woodland, all the lodges were of a very high standard and very well equipped, The Site is beautiful and we had fantastic views of the lake from all of our cabins, The landscaping is very well established and of a high standard, the younger members of our family enjoyed the play park. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely peaceful holiday location.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jo S
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CHRIS-BLLL, Manager at Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Thank you very much for you kind review. I know it was a special family time for you all and are pleased that you chose our park. It was nice to meet with you and hope it wont be too long before I see you again
kind regards

Chris
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

I stayed here with my partner for a long weekend and I have nothing but wonderful things to report. The lodge was fully stocked for the self catering occupants. Absolutely everything you could ask for was provided. The weather was obviously quite chilly when I visited but once the central heating in the lodge was fully operated the lodge was extremely warm and cosy. We had a Jacuzzi on the balcony of our lodge and it was simply fabulous, warm and bubbly and extremely clean. The reception staff were helpful and friendly. The lakes were simply beautiful and so calming during the day. I would most definitely be going back again and literally can't wait to plan my next visit!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank blair100
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CHRIS-BLLL, Manager at Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. All feedback is so important to us. I must admit our Park is lovely at this time of year in its auntumnal colours. I am pleased that your well earned holiday met your expectations. Myself and all my team look forward to welcoming you back
kind regards,
Chris
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Property: Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges
Address: Scarness, Bassenthwaite CA12 4QZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bassenthwaite
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Bassenthwaite
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges 5*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on the shores of the beautiful Bassenthwaite Lake in the heart of the Cumbrian Lake District this tranquil park of 45, 4 and 6 berth lodges is the perfect relaxing getaway. The park nestles at the foot of the dramatic Skiddaw mountain. You can enjoy breathtaking views, tranquil surroundings and wonderful walks during your stay. The park has a five star rating from the English Tourism Council and also David Bellamy Gold Award for conservation. ... more   less 
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