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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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BethRalph
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“perfect for a peaceful weekend away”
Reviewed 16 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

The dobby lodge was excellent accommodation for either a family or child. It was warm, comfortable, clean and spacious. It was easy to find with the help of the sat nav & website directions. There is a playground on site, although we didn't have children with us. The park is quite isolated with the nearest town Keswick a least 15 mins drive away, however this also means it is quiet & peaceful. There is no eateries, shops etc in walking distance, but there are cooking facilities in the lodge which are more than adequate. We had an excellent weekend walking in the hills & will be visiting again.

Date of stay: September 2013
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Liked best: Excellent accomodation
Liked least: rain - but then it is the lakes!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Abaseen
1 review
“Very clean and fantastic location”
Reviewed 29 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Family friendly place , nice location , clean and fully equipped , we really enjoyed our stay. We highly recommend it every one , staff were friendly and very helpful , my children had a fantastic time ,hopefully we will visit the place again soon.

Date of stay: August 2013
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Mrs_Holt7
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“A fantastic place to stay to explore the surrounding area”
Reviewed 28 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Dobby lodge is ideally located to explore the western Lake District. We spent a week there and my boys didn't want to return home. The lodge was immaculate and the park facilities were excellent. Especially enjoyed the welcome from the alpaca who the boys named "Al" I would recommend Dobby lodge and we hope to return very soon.

Date of stay: August 2013
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Liked least: Due to the location of the lodge we were not able to use the free wifi and had mobile issues too
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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TB16
Coalville, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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“Back to basics with all mod cons !”
Reviewed 6 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Arrived early and Val let us put our milk, beer, butter etc in the fridge. We went into Cockermouth (sainsburys ) and when we got back the Dobby Lodge 2 was ready to move in. The rooms are spacious and clean. Nice big LG HD tv on the wall. The location is remote. The park is well presented and organised, with recycling bins nr the entrance. Each footprint has its own parking and when we were there the weather was lovely for the week. The local pub The Greyhound was going through an ownership change and wasn't doing food. This is a good 15/20mins walk from the park and will be a good pub when things get done and up n running. Wigton, Cockermouth are 10mins by car. Keswick about 15mins. We wanted a relaxing, chilled out week and that's what we got. The park is very child friendly. It is completely surrounded by beautiful views and walks. we had a great holiday and would tell anyone to book up, but as ive said we did get the sun- when it rained it came down well but that was at night so we were lucky.Thanks.
Tommy n Sally. (27/07/13 - 03/08/13)

Date of stay: July 2013
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Liked best: It all !
Liked least: Wi-fi signal not great. Thats all !
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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CazHertfo...
Hertfordshire
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8 reviews
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“A little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 20 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Had a fantastic stay in Skiddaw Holiday Park. The dobby lodge was lovely, very clean, well designed and had everything you could possible need for your stay. Really appreciated the cleaning products, toliet rolls and t-towels, just like a hotel!!! The site itself is in a beautiful area and it was one of our most peaceful restful holidays ever. Would definately stay here again.

Date of stay: July 2013
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Liked best: The peace and quiet
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Deborah14...
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Skiddaw View Holiday Park”
Reviewed 9 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Had a lovely week away with the hubby to Skiddaw View Holiday Park recently. We stayed in one of the Dobby Lodges which were very nice and had everything that you could need for a relaxing week away. The park is abit of the beaten track so once we were out for the day we were out for the whole day but it did make it lovely and peaceful none the less when we were back in the lodge. There was some stunning views from some parts of the park, overlooking the hills etc but unfortunalety the Dobby Lodge didn't have this which was abit dissappointing. Overall a lovely place to get away and unwind for a few days.

Date of stay: July 2013
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Liked best: The quirkiness of the lodge itself.
Liked least: Abit of the beaten track and further out from the nearest town than we had thought. Also the postioning of the lodge could have been better as we were facing right into someone's caravan.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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cheshire
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
“Ideal summer break.”
Reviewed 15 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We stayed at the Dobby Lodge for a short break. A Lovely place with a patio where we enjoyed the Sun. Airy, comfortable & spacious with everything you need, surrounded by lovely scenery and a peaceful setting, & dog friendly.

Date of stay: June 2013
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Liked best: The views and the setting. The patio, comfortable interior.
Liked least: There isn't anywhere to hang wet coats if the weather is bad.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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