We recently spent 4 nights at the lodges and it was excellent. Beautiful views and the added bonus of the Baiting House for food. Cannot recommend highly enough we will definitely be back next year. Dog friendly venue which made it perfect for us and our two chihuahuas.
Spectacular lodges in the middle of the country side. Stayed here with my husband for my birthday and we both had an exceptional stay. The lodges are new and very luxurious, kitted out with everything you could ever need or want. The Welcome basket on arrival was the perfect touch, especially the homemade treats for our dog, fresh juices and delicious mini muffins.
Lovely welcome pack with plenty of information about the lodge and places of interest to explore. We both enjoyed the Jacuzzi, it was a truly amazing experience to relax in the evening under the stars whilst enjoying the bubbles! We decided to have a BBQ on both days on our patio surrounded by the stunning views and the baiting house lodges supplied the barbecue tray for us which was a excellent touch.
A couple of points to make it five star plus would be that perhaps the bar staff that checked us in could be a little more forth coming with information, however everyone was very friendly and helpful. Also the lodges may benefit from outdoor heating or firepit on the patio in winter if wanting to enjoy the beautiful surroundings in the evening during the winter months.
If you book one of these lodges you will have the time of your life, a truly unforgettable and relaxing experience. I will be recommending them to my friends and family.
We stayed at the lodges last weekend and my family (including a 3 year old and a 1 year old) and the friends who came with us had a great time. We had a fantastic weekend - the location was beautiful, the lodges were very impressive and the pub was a wonderful asset to have so close, especially given Baitfest (the annual beer festival which had beer, music, food and a wonderfully upbeat yet relaxed party atmosphere! All the staff were great and so welcoming to us and the kids it made for a genuinely lovely experience.
Andrew and the team have done a top quality job on the lodges. I had no idea what to expect but when we arrived we and our friends in the other lodge were blown away with the quality of the accommodation and especially the attention to detail with things like the locally sourced snacks, the tea bags, the milk in the fridge and even things like the shower gel and shampoo - the kind of things I often forget! It felt like they had thought of all the little things to put guests' minds at ease and allow them to relax and not worry about going straight out to the shops to stock up on basics!
Our lodge had a hot tub which was great for the kids in the day and the adults in the evening! The accommodation was luxurious and the whole place had a feel of genuine quality but with a lovely bespoke feel which fitted perfectly with the rural setting. It was also really nice to have local produce - meats, snacks etc - in the cupboards of the lodge and local drinks on tap in the pub. It had a great community spirit and everyone was made to feel very welcome.
As a package offering a relaxing getaway with the amenities of a great pub next door with such happy and helpful staff always on hand they have got it pretty much spot on.
We have told so many people about it and we hope to return at the same time next year!
We stayed for four nights in the Herdwick Lodge with a hot tub. The lodge is beautifully decorated, cosy, comfortable and well equipped. The welcome basket of goodies was a lovely surprise after a long journey. Even though the weather was not kind, it did not stop us enjoying our family break away. Wifi was not accessible on the lodge while we were there but it was a welcome escape from social media. We wandered down to the pub when we needed to google anything.
The Baiting House pub was excellent. A friendly welcome in lovely surroundings, We enjoyed playing pool in the Clubhouse annex and the Pizza on the Patio was divine on the Wednesday evening. One thing to note is that the kitchen is closed on Mondays.
I would highly recommend this place for a peaceful gateaway from it all.
Beautiful location. Very comfortable and well presented lodges. Very helpful and friendly staff, especially Tim who kindly helped us with a taxi service. Would definitely recommend. We didn't have a chance to try out the restaurant this visit, but I have rarely seen a pub restaurant this busy, and with such a great atmosphere.
Absolutely stunning! Highly recommend staying in one of these lodges. Finished to a very high standard, lovely quiet location with pub yards away with fantastic food and local ciders. Could not fault in any way and will definitely visit again.
We have just come back from a truly amazing weekend at one of The Lodges - I really cannot fault anything. The Lodge was equipped with everything you could possibly need. It was finished to an incredibly high standard & was indeed luxurious. Tim & all the staff were a delight to deal with - I can highly recommend staying here & I cannot wait to return.