We booked a 3 bed standard lodge, on arrival we were told it was the gatehouse. I asked the extremely helpful girl in reception if we could be moved as we had 2 small children with us who love to play outside and there was no way they could do that at the gatehouse. Its also in a noisy position (we visit bowness often and always see trucks unloading right next to it) she was very accommodating but could only move us to a 2 bed lodge which was fine as 2 of our party had dropped out that week anyway. However no offer of a refund for the difference was made when I asked she did check with her manager who informed us there would not be a refund as it was our decision to move lodges. Well it's a good job our party had dropped from 6 to 4 otherwise we'd have been stuck in a noisy position where the kids couldn't play out without visiting the playground.
The lodges look nothing like advertised on the website inside but are clean, warm and comfortable. I'd have to agree with some of the other reviews though that the bedrooms and bathroom are no bigger than a caravan.
The site itself is gorgeous and in such a good location. I've stayed in a 3 bed caravan here before which was great.
My advice would be to stick with a caravan booking if you can and if not check they haven't booked you into the gatehouse!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fallbarrow Park is set amidst the wooded parkland that borders the eastern shore of Lake Windermere. Fallbarrow has extensive private grounds running right down to the water’s edge in an area of outstanding scenic beauty. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fallbarrow Park Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere
- Fallbarrow Park Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District