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“Very nice holiday lodge”
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Puddleduck Lodge
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Very good
20 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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Annie333
England
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very nice holiday lodge”
Reviewed October 15, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at Puddleduck Lodge and it had everything to make our stay comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the gas log affect fire in the chilly evenings.
Kitchen was very well equipped and the beds were very comfy with lovely bedlinen.
Owners are very friendly and helpful.
We will definitely be visiting again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Maz427
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“beautiful”
Reviewed June 9, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

wonderful log cabin as described and in a great position on the park. So many things to see and do in the area we shall have to book again as a week just was not long enough. We had 3 days of sun and four days of rain and wind but the whole week was fabulous. Lots of interesting activities and places to go on wet days.
Wanting to go back soon as we are already missing the lodge. The Mortal Man is a great place to eat near by and the Queens Head is not too shabby either. Have a great time staying here, I can not imagine anyone saying they do not like it..just not possible to say that about a small piece of heaven on earth

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clazzer23
Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“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.

Travelling 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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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
30 Sep 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
1
person found this review helpful

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
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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1932Ken
Knebworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautifully situated,clean,comfortable and homely”
Reviewed June 14, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
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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
Travelling 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
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
14 Jun 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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