Grizedale Lodge is in an absolutely stunning location and has fantastic views out over the forest.
It is an old hunting lodge, and the owners have modernised really tastefully so that it is warm, welcoming and homely.
We had only booked one night, and upon arrival we were greeted by the owner Richard who showed us to an upgraded room - which was a very nice gesture. The room we had was spacious, spotless and really comfortable and had fantastic views into the fields and forest. The room had good in-room tea/coffee and fresh milk available from the fridge downstairs. The room also had a good Roberts radio.
There is also a lovely lounge to relax in and a bar where you can help yourself and fill in the honesty box. In winter the lounge must be great as there is also a good log burner. There is also a great raised outdoor terrace for when the weather is fine.
Grizedale Forest is a mountain biking paradise and Richard showed us where we could store our bikes while visiting, and wash them down if needed.
We didnt eat dinner at the Lodge, but when we smelled the cooking we really wished we had.
Hawkshead village is a short drive away where there are pubs with dining rooms
Breakfast is served in a lovely room where you can watch a whole variety of birds come down to feed on the terrace. The choice at breakfast was sensational - both in cold and cooked foods. Richard does the waiting on and his wife Debs the cooking. I have to say my cooked breakfast was perfect - great attention to detail and everything cooked just the way I like. Just like back home, but somebody else doing it! Service was brilliant.
Nothing was too much trouble for Richard. He even contacted the Hawkshead Brewery for us to find out opening times, and gave us maps for cycling.
This is a great place to stay - go there an enjoy and relax.
I cant wait to go back - but next time it will be for longer than one night!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grizedale Lodge is a former hunting lodge set in the breathtaking setting of Grizedale Forest, just two miles from the famous village of Hawkshead, with its quaint historic shops, pubs and restaurants. Under new ownership since April 2011, this friendly high quality guest house welcomes walkers, cyclists, couples and families alike. Home cooked breakfast is included,; there's free parking on-site and well behaved dogs are welcome at a small charge. Grizedale Lodge recently gained a TripAdvisor award for achieving exceptional reviews on a continual basis. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grizedale Hotel Hawkshead
- Grizedale Hotel Coniston