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“Clean, cosy lodge in a wonderful location”
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Puddleduck Lodge
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Very good
17 reviews
Puddleduck Lodge
The comfortable lounge
Dining room for 4
The fully equipped kitchen
The comfortable main bedroom with double bed.
The cosy second bedroom with twin beds
Lodges dotted along the beck
The park contains a pub and shop, open until late
Children love the river pool
A dramatic setting for the adventure playground
The Lodges nestle in the Troutbeck valley (seen at bottom left)
A walk around Ullswater can include a ride on the steamer
The pier with boats for hire at Derwent Water
The view from Catbells
Striding edge on Helvellyn
Dogs are welcome at Puddleduck Lodge
Ample parking at Puddleduck Lodge for 2 cars
Puddleduck Lodge
On top of a fell
Lakeland daffodils in spring
Dappled sunlight in the Duddon valley
Derwent Water reflections
Windermere from the Troutbeck valley
The Troutbeck valley in early spring
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Troutbeck, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Very good - based on 17 reviews
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clazzer23
Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
“Clean, cosy lodge in a wonderful location”
Reviewed October 11, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Lodge is well equipped and was spotless. Beds are very comfortable. Woke up to the horses in the paddock opposite and the river directly outside.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Chris J
Formby, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“PERFECT”
Reviewed September 29, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We loved our stay at Puddleduck. The lodge is very cosy and a perfect size for 4 people. It was very clean and well equipped for cosy days / evenings and also the ideal location for a relaxed walking holiday. We opened our balcony doors and enjoyed the sound of the river next to us.

Big thanks to Robert (the owner) for his walk and pub recommendations. I actually proposed to my girlfriend (now fiancé) on the walk from Troutbeck to Ambleside with a perfect view on the way. We finished the day in the Mortal Man Pub Inn. Both walk and pub were great.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 30, 2016
Thanks Chris for your lovely review. We're so pleased you had such memorable stay! The walk from the Lodge to Ambleside is really nice and a brilliant place to propose - very romantic!

We'd be very happy for you both to stay at Puddleduck Lodge in future (for your honeymoon maybe?) There are plenty more walks and pubs in the Lake District for you to try, and we'd love to suggest some options.
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osycamore...
Pontefract, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed June 17, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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This lodge is beautifully situated on the edge of the stream, making for a lovely sound on an evening. The lodge has everything you could need for a week long stay and is very comfortable and cosy. The park in which the lodge is located is in a good place for many different walks and is only a 15 minute drive from Windermere for local shops and attractions. Would definitely reccommend and would visit again.

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Liked best: The quietness of the park
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Friends getaway People with pets
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1932Ken
Knebworth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautifully situated,clean,comfortable and homely”
Reviewed June 14, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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person found this review helpful

Stayed at Puddleduck from 10th to 13th June. We had a wonderful few days at the lodge - it is beautifully situated, very clean, tidy, homely and comfortable. We will definitely go again and it is highly recommended. The Owners are very helpful too and the lodge is great for dog lovers.

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Liked best: Lodge location and cleanliness
Liked least: The end of our holiday at the lodge
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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tinajohns...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“lovely site but the lodge was not very clean and was shabby”
Reviewed June 13, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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We arrived at the site which was lovely but the lodge had not been cleaned and the décor was very tired.

We will definitely go back to the site next year, but will book a cleaner more modern lodge next time.

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Liked best: The location was lovely
Liked least: Lodge was not very clean
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Jun 14, 2016
We are glad you liked Limefitt Park, it really is a great spot. Profuse apologies for the cleaning mix up. This is extremely rare and the cleaner did get to you within an hour of you telling us. Usually she would have had more time to do a thorough clean. Hopefully the late check out we arranged made up in some way.

Our lodge is the more traditional type and the interior is all wood, which the majority of guests prefer. Wood is warmer and gives a genuine logcabin feel. The newer lodges are more neutral with plain, white plasterboard walls. It does come down to personal preference and the décor is certainly not tired as our previous reviews will testify.
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Oltforawe...
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tranquil and charming”
Reviewed June 2, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Just returned from a few days at the lodge. How wonderful!

I chose the lodge for it's location - away from it all - and that we could take our dog. We were sent a detailed information pack and directions to the lodge on booking. Everything was straight forward and as expected.

The lodge was a perfect size for us - just 2 adults, my son and Bella, our dog. We had all the utensils required in the kitchen. We were provided with towels, bedding and a few cleaning products and washing up liquid, cloths etc.

The lodge overlooked the river and was so peaceful. There was a balcony, bbq and furniture so you can sit out if the weather is fine. Parking was at the size of the lodge.

The park is quiet. If you want an all action holiday, you're looking in the wrong place. If peace and tranquility are at the top of your list, then I would recommend this whole-heartedly.

It looks as though a little TLC is needed in a couple of areas, but this didn't bother us....it just added to the character of Puddleduck lodge.

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Traveling group: Young Children
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Daisyhead...
West Midlands
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A most excellent long weekend...Perfect for all the family, even the dog!”
Reviewed May 13, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

I stayed in the lodge on the bank holiday weekend with my husband, 2 kids (14 & 10) and our miniature Dachshund Kiki.
We all had a fabulous time, the staff at arrivals were very helpful and after settling into the cabin we all felt at home instantly. Kiki especially loved the log burner and I was very thankful for the selection of books there as I had forgotten to put mine into my bag!
The cabin was warm and cosy and we all made good use of the board games on offer ;)
Aira Falls is definitely worth a visit and we took a boat out onto Lake Windermere which we all enjoyed (yes, even Kiki!)
We will absolutely stay again and I'm already looking forward to it :)

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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