Find out everything you need about 23 Thirlmere in Troutbeck Bridge, Lake District and whether this holiday rental is right for you.
This is a detached dog-friendly cabin, sleeping six, located in an award-winning holiday park on the shores of Lake Windermere. The on-park facilities are ideal for families with young children.
Well-appointed throughout it has three spacious bedrooms, the master with an en suite and an open plan living area with a beam pitched ceiling.
Two sets of double doors lead out onto spacious decking that comes with your own private hot tub where you can luxuriate in warm bubbles under the open sky. The lake shore is only a few hundred yards away where you can picnic on the banks.
For families who have Fidos that suffer from separation anxiety this is a lodge that allows two pets so that there is no reason to leave them behind.
All on one level, the accommodation is spacious with three rooms, two twins and a master with a shower en suite. The kitchen is well-equipped, ideal for preparing homemade food, although there is the option of treating the family to a meal at the on-site dog-friendly pub.
This is a prime location, right on the banks of Lake Windermere where you can hire a boat for a day out on the water.
Your leisure pass for the park which you can buy when you book allows the family to enjoy a wide range of facilities. There is the indoor heated pool and a gym, as well as a sauna and steam room. During school holidays there are activities such as archery and ball games for the younger set.
Take a walk to Bowness-on-Windermere which is two miles away and then onto Ambleside where there are plenty of shops and pubs that are dog friendly.
Buy tickets to the Lakes Aquarium for a journey below the lake. Walk through the underwater tunnel to see common carp, pike and starlet and, during feeding time, you can see goldeneye, mandarin and tufted ducks diving deep for food.
Closer to your holiday home is the Grizedale Forest Park which is geared towards keeping energetic youngsters on their toes. There are five Go Ape options here and that includes the Treetop Challenge for the daredevils of the family. They will get to tackle the high platforms and tricky tree-to-tree crossings. You and Fido can watch them free-fall through the Douglas firs and take on the speedy zip lines. The Forest Segway trail is brilliant for both young and old and once you have mastered it, you can go 10 miles an hour through the trees.
Finding a location that is going to tick all the boxes for a family with individuals who have different tastes is a tough call. This is unless you have found a getaway that is steeped in nature but isn’t too remote and has facilities to keep everyone busy.
The White Cross Holiday Park is the answer to a holiday that is going to give you an experience that memories are made of. At 22 Thirlmere you have a well-appointed base right on the shores of the UK’s largest body of water. When you aren’t languishing in the hot tub on the deck you can pack a picnic and find a spot near the jetty where the family can climb aboard your own boat for a trip around the lake.
A holiday where nature is all around doesn’t mean you have to compromise on creature comforts which is why this lodge has all the elements to satisfy even the fussiest holiday maker. Both bathrooms have heated towel rails and walk-in showers and the well-equipped kitchen is designed to take the hassle out of preparing meals. The open plan living area even has surround sound.
The Lake District is one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations for good reason. If you are planning a break that includes your four-legged family members too, this has to be a destination that is going to top the list.