A unique blend of holiday cottage with b&b service, Artie's lodge is a luxury lodge overlooking Lake Windermere. Unwind in private away from the bustle of tourists but only 5mins drive away from Bowness. Indulge in luxury soaps, bath robes, sumptuous linen, loose leaf teas and luxury local produce.
Artie's Lodge is a beautifully luxurious 2 story lodge with the bedroom upstairs and you get the whole place to yourselves. Downstairs there is a large L shaped double sofa-bed (perfect for the kids) which makes up a large comfortable open plan lounge over looking lake Windermere as well as the dining area where your breakfast (and dinner should you choose) will be served. We have ensured the full luxury package with a large bathroom including a walk-in shower and a double ended bath tub for a deep soak complete with local luxury soaps. Upstairs you will find a 5ft wide king sized bed in sumptuous surroundings in which to wind down. High quality towels and bedding are provided.
Think of this as one of the best hotel rooms you have stayed in.
There are complimentary loose leaf teas and freshly ground coffee on offer with a kettle, filter coffee machine and a small fridge.
Our Breakfast is included in the rate and will be sourced from the finest local ingredients including eggs from our two resident Maran Hens, Ethel and Gertrude pictured! Our pork is Oxford Sandy & Black from a friend's farm down the road and if I'm serving beef it will be from his Dexter cattle which grazes on a fell 20 minutes away.
Breakfast choices are a Full English, Continental (pastries, toast, butter and jams) or Lebanese (fried egg with sumac and Arabic bread, grilled halloumi, olive, tomatoes and Greek style yoghurt).
Please note there is no kitchen in the Lodge although we are very happy to provide cutlery and crockery etc should you wish to get a takeaway etc!
You can choose to enjoy dinner in your private dining room with a view you won't get in most restaurants locally! The way it works is you choose from one of the below Menus and Joe, your host, will cook it and serve it in your room. We need at least a days notice so please let us know beforehand if you'd like dinner during your stay. Please note that only one menu can be served per meal.
The 4 course signature Menu (£35pp)
Fondu or Raclette Menu (£30pp)
Pasta & Pudding Menu (£15pp)
All dietary requirements catered for, just let us know.
4 course signature Menu
Starter: Pea and broad bean salad with fresh mint and Scallops
Main: Beef Wellington served with roasted vegetables and a wine reduction.
Dessert: Almond and Orange cake with syrup.
Cheese Board: A selection of our favourite British and European cheeses.
The Fondue/Raclette dinner! A cheese fondue or raclette made up of half emmenthal and half gruyere cheese with a charcuterie selection and other accompaniments. This is a menu on its own and will be followed by dessert.
Pasta & pudding
Broad bean, shelled peas and pancetta fusilli with a light cream sauce.
Berry Cobbler with ice cream.
NB. Please note that we do not have a licence to serve alcohol but you are more than welcome to bring your own. We can provide glasses and an ice bucket/wine cooler if necessary. Please also note that the above are sample menus and will vary dependent on season and availability.
Clay pigeon Shooting: We can take you on a morning or afternoon clay pigeon shoot at a nearby spot including gun hire, cartridges and a little tuition for those who would like it. £80 for two people. Please note that this is only available on a Wednesday or Saturday.
Wildfowling: get in touch to hear more about this experience. You will need a shotgun license to take part but not necessarily your own guns if you cannot bring them with you. You will be taken out by a seasoned wildfowling guide to go on a wild goose chase!
Fly fishing: We have a stocked Trout lake within a 10 minute walk which we can arrange permits for. This is a fly fishing lake only so no worms allowed! I also have a fly rod you can rent should you not be able to bring your own!
Days out around the lakes or further beyond can be arranged with Joe for those bikers who would like a tour off the beaten track. £50 for the day including a picnic! (You will need your own motorbike!)
Access to the lodge and front garden of the house including parking. The main house and rear of the house are private for the family only. The property has an electric gate (which you will be given the code for) so is very secure.
Общение с гостями
You will be welcomed to the lodge by either Joe (me) or my wife Cat. Of course we are here to help you in any way we can but are also very mindful of your privacy and that you are here to relax. We can arrange several activities including clay pigeon shooting with shotguns, a tour of a local craft brewery, fly fishing or just general tourism information.
Другие важные подробности
ADDITIONAL GUESTS CHARGE: please note that the price is per night based on 2 people staying. For additional guests between 5 - 18 years old there is an additional fee of £25 per person per night. Children aged 4 or under stay for free. Those over 18 are charged at £50 per person per night. If your child is under 5 please put them down as an 'infant' when booking, this will ensure that you are not over charged when booking.
BABIES WELCOME! We have a travel cot, high chair etc that you are more than welcome to borrow if travelling with a baby/toddler.
You are our guests at Artie's Lodge, the only thing we ask is to treat the place with respect and make yourself at home. Feel free to use/read anything in the lodge but please leave it/put it back where you found it.