Our 2nd visit to Limefitt, the previous being in 2012 when we stayed in Badgers Rest. Applethwaite Lodge is less expensive and of course you get less for your money. It is smaller (2 bed versus 3 as expected) but is situated in a much more congested part of the site overlooked by adjacent lodges. When sat on the decking balcony half the view is of the lodge next door which is very close. Inside, the lodge had space enough for the 3 of us and our granddaughter thought it was amazing especially as she had ‘won’ the bathroom to herself. We drew the en suite shower room which was very small. The lodge had all the basics but it was disappointing to find no spare loo rolls, no washing up liquid, no bin bags, only one tea towel, etc. We were also a bit disappointed with the overall cleanliness – not so much dirty as requiring a thorough clean eg the cobwebs behind the front door had been there for some considerable time. Wifi reception was free but it was a poor signal and slow. If we visit Limefitt again we will pay the extra again and get a better property, location and views. But to end on positives - nothing referred to above was enough to spoil the holiday, the lodge met our needs, it has videos, DVDs and a Play Station for those inclined, Limefitt is situated in a beautiful location with pony trekking and good walks on the doorstep with easy access to other parts of the Lakes, bring your bike and cycle around Windermere (30m with just a few hills), foc use of Low Wood Club is great, especially on rainy days or just to relax after a strenuous walk and, at the end of the day, the Haybarn Inn provides good beer and pub fare served up by friendly, helpful staff on site so no need to drive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Limefitt Park is spectacularly situated in one of Lakelands most beautiful valley, capturing the very essence scenes of the Lake District National Park. We are located in Troutbeck which is a short 5 minute drive to Windermere/Bowness, where there is a range of pubs, cafes and restaurants. Popular establishments for food in the local area are Jacksons Bistro in Bowness, The Flying Pigg in Bowness, The Wild Boar on the Crook road, The Village Inn in Bowness, and Pedro’s in Troutbeck Bridge. A break here is guaranteed to be relaxed and scenic. Enjoy our fantastic outdoor play park and dog walking field, along with Lakes Pony Trekking! Why not also try some of the local activities such as Treetop-Trek at Brockhole, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness, Windermere Lakes Cruises, and The Low Wood Bay Water sports Centre! There are also various local walking tracks with stunning views of the Lake District. Sit back and relax in front of our homely log burner at the Haybarn Inn on site after a day experiencing the local scenery. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Limefitt Holiday Park Hotel Troutbeck
- Limefitt Holiday Park Troutbeck, Lake District