Doddick Farm Cottages - The Rocking Lodge ref: UK11517

Threlkeld, near Keswick, St Johns in The Vale and Threlkeld in the Lake District

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Bedrooms
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Bathrooms
1
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No pets allowed
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  • Detached Property 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Working Farm 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

All aboard…Sit back, relax and get ready for a unique experience on-board The Rocking Lodge whilst enjoying spectacular views of Blencathra and easy access to Keswick.

You’re in for a surprise when you board the rocking lodge. On the face of it, a beautifully designed and compact lodge, but, at the flick of a switch, the whole lodge smoothly and gently rocks back and forth. You’ve got to try it to believe it!

On the lower slopes of Blencathra, famous for having six separate fell tops and one of the most imposing views in The Lake District National Park, this unique lodge is a great choice for your next Cumbrian adventure. Situated on a working beef and sheep farm this purpose built lodge was designed with couples in mind. With private parking and a lovely outside seating area you can soak up the sun while enjoying the impressive views of this iconic mountain.

The open plan lodge is compact but expertly designed to deliver everything you’ll need for a memorable stay. It is well-equipped and features a modern kitchenette. On offer is a comfortable sofa, perfect for snuggling in front of the flat screen TV, double bed and just off the living area is a small but modern bathroom. You’ll love the cosy feel of this lodge, perfect if you’re looking for a romantic getaway.

The villages of Scales and Threlkeld are just over a mile away and offer three great pubs serving food and local cask ales. Directly opposite is Keswick Golf Club and 5 miles away is the popular market town of Keswick, bustling with bars, restaurants and great shopping as well as lots of tourist attractions including The Theatre By The Lake offering award winning arts and drama in an enviable position on the shores of Derwent water. Visit the Derwent Pencil museum, home to the world’s largest pencil or if you fancy something slightly different, check out Puzzling Place, a museum full of mind bending optical illusions.

Cyclists, walkers and climbers will love the freedom of the iconic Lakeland Fells nearby. The area has many walking routes taking in much of the picturesque scenery. However, if you’re looking for a bigger challenge, Keswick and Derwent Water is a great starting point for many of Wainwright’s 214 Lakeland Fells including Latrigg and Catbells. Shop 4½ miles, pub ¾ mile and restaurant 1¼ miles.
The Rocking Lodge can be booked together with Shepherd’s Beild (UK1349), Harrison’s Lodge (UK1259), Lucy’s Lodge (UK1260), Grajo Lodge (UK1284), Darci’s Lodge (UK1297), Derwent Dale Cottage (UK1334), Brackendale (UK1335), Doddick Chase Cottage (UK1363) and Danika East (UK32363) to accommodate up to 32 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With 32" Freeview TV.
Kitchen area: With breakfast bar, 2-ring electric hob, combi microwave/oven/grill and fridge.
Bedroom area: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.

Miscellaneous

Small garden with terrace and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Keswick
  • Shops
    4.6 miles
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    1.2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Penrith
  • Pub
    0.75 mile
  • Railway station distance
    12.0 miles
  • Lake
    6.2 miles

About the local area

Threlkeld and St. Johns in the Vale are just to the east of Keswick in the Northern Lakes. The steep sided Blencathra looms over Threlkeld village, a popular starting point for walking the mountain; three ridges lead to the summit from the village. St. Johns in the Vale, as the name suggests is set in a peaceful valley surrounded by some of England's highest mountains.

Threlkeld's history reaches back more than 800 years; the Romans were here from the 3rd to the 8th century, followed later by the Norse. In the village the church dates back to 1578 and there are two pubs that first opened their doors in 1688.

St. Johns in the Vale is in one of the most stunning valleys in the Northern Lake District. Though only a few miles outside Keswick, the area is tranquil and unspoilt with great views of Blencathra and the Helvellyn range.

There are many places of interest within easy reach; beautiful Ullswater to the east, the lively market town of Keswick and Derwentwater to the West and Thirlmere to the south, with forest walks and fishing.

Things to do nearby

St John In The Vale

Just five miles from Keswick, you can find the stunning glacial valley which is known as St John's in the Vale. This amazing scenic location is home to several small settlements and farms.

Alternative Keswick

Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store.

Lake District Maps

`Lake District Maps' is a unique and helpful website that enables visitors to purchase a variety of family friendly walking routes and maps.

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

If you want to learn about and explore the history of the industry which was thriving in the Lake District many years ago, this is the place to come.

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