Suitable for couples or families with younger children. Garden. Private parking
Helen or John Bradley
About Helen or John Bradley
Now semi-retired. We have 2 married children and 2 baby grandchildren. We have lived and worked in Haworth, Kendal, Ambleside and Ashbourne in the Peak District and have recently sold our Bunk Barn business in the Yorkshire Dales. We are both natives of Yorkshire but have been visiting and living in the Lakes for the last 40 years so have great knowledge of all the best things to see and do !
Helen or John Bradley purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Helen or John Bradley chose Ambleside
Spotlessly clean, warm, comfortable, quiet, and located on the best site in the best part of the Lake District !
What makes this Cottage unique
If you are a little stressed when you get here I promise you that you won't be when you leave !
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Excellent property in a great location
Thirlmere Lodge is clean, tidy and comfortable. The location is absolutely perfect for getting to walks as well as Ambleside and Grasmere for any shopping requirements. Really excellent place to stay.
Wonderful wonderful stay
This property is fabulous, amazing setting, beautiful inside and out. It had everything we needed + more. Comfortable, organised and we could have stayed forever
Lovely stay, great lodge great location, would stay again.
Weekend get away
What a great cabin really clean and tidy really nice area and very quite.
Loved the cabin and the owners phoned us to make sure all was okay.
We went for a motorbike weekend touring around the Lakes could find a better place to do this it is really lovely and the roads are to die for.
Thank you John and Helen for letting us rent your cabin we will be back
Great location, nice space, cute animals around property
Would recommend- it was very clean and well located, right next to the community pool. Kids enjoyed the bunk bed room. The master bed is quite firm. Nice cozy electric fireplace and picnic table outside. Walk to pubs, waterfalls, lakes etc.
The full range of leisure activities available in the Lake District are all easily accessible from Thirlmere Lodge.
Some require a short car or bus journey, many others are directly available on foot from the front door. Many of the very best walking and cycling routes in the Central Lakes area are accessed directly from the lodge, including walks in the Langdale Valley, Loughrigg Fell, Elterwater lake, Grasmere lake and village, Ambleside and the head of Lake Windermere and the central mountains of the Lake District, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England.
There is also a local bus service 400m from the lodge that will take you directly up the Langdale valley or into Ambleside to connect to all other areas of Cumbria.
If you prefer less strenuous activities like shopping, eating and drinking out and sight seeing then all of these can also be done from the front door ! The main shopping centres of Ambleside, Windermere, Bowness, Grasmere and Keswick are all within a half hour drive or bus ride. The large historical town of Kendal, the Gateway to the Lake District, is a 1/2 hour drive away and the cities of Carlisle and Lancaster approximately a 1 hour drive. All these locations are served by excellent public transport links should you prefer someone else to take the strain.
If all you want to do is to stay local and relax then stroll down to the river and have tea or coffee and cakes at the brilliant Chesters by the River cafe and gallery or have a lager, beer or glass of wine in the adjacent Talbot Bar. You may then choose to wander up the river, past the lake, and do it all again at The Britannia Inn or Maple Tree Cafe in Elterwater.
Stroll back to the lodge and maybe have a swim or sauna at the Neaum Crag Pool Hall before wandering back to Thirlmere Lodge and relaxing in the comfort and quiet privacy of your own detached lodge.
Perhaps in the evening you could make your way into Ambleside and wine and dine at Zefferelli's before catching a film. Lot's of great pubs to sample, from the boisterous Churchill's bar through to the quaint Golden Rule real ale pub tucked away in a quiet corner. In fact, Ambleside offers the full range of wining dining and drinking opportunites, so it's an evening out not to be missed.