The Lodge – Cumbria
- Cabin for 4
The Lodge sits alone in a clearing by a wide sweep of woodland on the banks of the River Eamont on the edge of the Lake District. While the simple log cabin fits perfectly with this isolated location and the feel inside is simple and homely, the interior is not without stylish, modern touches. From the upstairs master bedroom, with views that make the most of The Lodge's spot, the wrought-iron spiral staircase drops into the middle of the well-equipped open-plan kitchen and lounge. There are comfy armchairs facing the wood-burner, a double sofa bed and sliding doors which open onto the veranda to let in cool summer breezes and, occasionally, the sound of deer coming down to the river to drink. The land of the Eden Hall estate offers plenty of scope for hiking and cycling in its woodlands as well as private stretches of the river which are fantastic for salmon fishing. There is also plenty to do at The Lodge itself. You can arrange a chef to come out and cook, a full hamper to be waiting for you or a masseuse to come and work out the day’s hiking knots. The nearby Lake District, with a range of outdoor activities, also demands hearty exploration or, at the very least, idle contemplation.
- Children welcome
- Pets welcome
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Everything you need to know about The Lodge
The important stuff
- Check in time is from 3pm
- Check out time is 11am
- Pets and kids are both welcome at The Lodge, but please be careful around the river
- Four hob gas oven
- All utensils
- Cutlery & Crockery for four
- There is a bbq at The Lodge although you will need to provide your own charcoal
- All shower and washing facilities (including a dishwasher) are in The Lodge itself.
- The loo is on the back porch
Heating, lighting & bedding
- All bedding and towels provided.
- Logs for the wood burner are inclusive and there is also central heating
- Selection of guide books, novels etc
- Board games
- There are local shops in Langwathby and Penrith, roughly three and four miles away respectively
Edenhall Estate, The Courtyard, Edenhall, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 8ST
The nearest station is Penrith, with direct trains to London only 2hr 50min. Pick ups can be arranged.
From the South:
Take the M6 North to Jct 40 signed Penrith then take the 4th exit at roundabout signposted Alston A686. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Alston A686 and continue on this road for approximately 3 miles where you will turn right signposted Edenhall. Follow this road bearing left at the gamekeepers lodge down the hill and into the village. Take your 2nd entrance on the right under the clocktower and into the courtyard.
From the north: Take Jct 40 and at the 1st roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Alston A686 and continue as above.
Car parking is a short walk from the cabin and someone will be there to help with any bags you might have
Eating & drinking
At The Lodge
Please direct all enquiries for hampers and extras by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The following are available at The Lodge by arrangement:
Welcome Hamper - £25 - tea, coffee, milk, sugar, bread, butter, cake and biscuits/local goodies
Breakfast Hamper - £30 - tea, coffee, milk, sugar, bread, butter, bacon, sausages, black pudding and eggs
Celebratory Hamper - £60 - Champagne, Flowers (bedroom/sitting room) and chocolates
Picnic - This can be tailored to what you would like.
Stock the lodge - Let us know what you would like us to get and it will be there waiting for you on arrival. We'll also throw in a couple of our favourite local goodies.
We can do dinners ready in the oven for your arrival, normally based on approx £27 per person, 2 courses, although this heavily depends on choice of menu. Feel free to let us know your favourites
Pubs & restaurants
The Highland Drove Inn, (5 miles). Famous for its landlord's passion for real ales.
The George and Dragon, (6 miles). Great food produced by the historic Lowther Estate, right on the doorstep.
The Organic Mill, (3 miles). Organic and vegetarian tearoom, serving wholefoods from its working watermill.
The Boot and Shoe, Greystoke (9.2 miles). A 17th Century pub overlooking the green in a picturesque village. Famous for Tarzan and the Gordon Richards Racing Stables. Homemade bar meals, local real ales and a roaring log fire.
Shepherds Inn, Langwathby (1 mile) A pet friendly pub which makes a great departure point for circular walks along the River Eden.
Things to do
The following are available at The Lodge. To arrange, please email email@example.com:
Horse and cart rides
These are charged at, 1hr £45, every hour thereafter is £25 or full day for £150, there are many different options of places to see, local pubs, stone circles, river banks for picnics, water mills etc
A day out with the gamekeeper
Go stalking for Roe deer or in the winter season wildfowling for duck/geese. (both seasonal)
Stalking is £150 for an outing accompanied by a professional - this includes safety talk/lesson, target practice with the rifle, then (assuming correct safety and accuracy was shown) a stalk for a deer (either dawn or dusk). This price would not guarantee a kill as they are obviously wild animals but ever effort would be made to take you to the right places and to give you the opportunity.
If the stalk was successful and you wanted the meat you can purchase the entire carcass for £50.
There is a small stretch of trout fishing that comes with the lodge, perfect for that last cast before settling in for the night, however the main Estate salmon and trout beats can be rented at a cost of £100 per rod per day.
Fishing rod hire (spinner) is £10 per day and fly rod is £15 per day. Let Eden Hall know in advance for baits/flies.
Mountain Bike hire
£25 per day including pumps, helmets, water bottles
Places to visit
Picturesque towns and villages such as Appleby-in-Westmorland, Alston, Brough, Dent and Armathwaite are all easily accessible, often connected to the Cumbria cycle ways. The tourist centres of Kendal and Keswick are both within 45 minutes drive.
Only 10 miles away is Ullswater, known in Arthurian legend as The Dark Lake, and regarded now as one of England's mostbeautiful lakes. Take a steamer to enjoy the spectacular views from the water.
Long Meg and her Daughters, the second largest stone circle in the UK is only 3 miles away. The historic sites of Brough Castle and Shap Abbey are also very close.
For one of Britains most unusual farms, try Ostrich World. Attraction include play areas, Pozee the zebroid, and of course, ostriches.
Rheged Centre is home to a 3D cinema, arts exhibitions and cafes, all housed in an innovative eco-friendly construction.
Take a trip underground into Cumbria's mining past at Nenthead Mines Heritage Centre.
There is a very good private spa/gym nearby in Penrith at The North Lakes Gateway Hotel. Massages and spa days can be arranged and there is a swimming pool for all the family.
Outdoors & active
The Lake District abounds with opportunities for all sorts of exhilarating activities from raft building to abseiling and the unmissable Via Ferrata.
This is also a spectacular area for walking. Blencathra is one of the district's most renowned peaks with some of the most challenging ridges, while Wainwright himself claims Narrow Edge is the finest way to a mountain top in the district.
There are loads of National Cycle Network routes running nearby and mountain bikes can be hired in nearby Penrith.
Admire the Grizedale Beck from an epic zip wire or swing around on the Tarzan swings at Go Ape! Grizedale Forest.
Or explore the region on a pony trek. There are many centres running treks from Penrith, while Rookin House has everything from archery and paintballing to Dakar style off-road driving and JCB operation.
Meet your hosts
“Whene'er this cup shall break or fall, farewell the luck of Eden Hall.”
These are the ominous words uttered to the first butler of Edenhall as he stole the celebrated drinking glass called The Luck of Eden Hall from a company of fairies and refused to return it. The original hall is gone, demolished in 1934, but the impressive gate house remains. The cup, on the other hand, is still preserved to this day in The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, lest disaster befalls those that stay at Edenhall to this day.
It's no surprise that The Lodge blends into its surroundings so well, given that the timber it's made from was taken from the Edenhall estate itself. Truly local sourcing! Good insulation and the wood-burner, fuelled with the same local material, keep the impact on the environment to a minimum.
As well as the Lake District being nearby, the estate itself is home to deer as well as plenty of other wildlife and salmon and brown trout abound in the rivers and pools all around.