• About Doddick Farm Cottages - Darci’s Lodge

    An authentic, detached timber lodge which provides all the ingredients for a romantic and relaxing break to remember.

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      Cottage

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      1 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 2 people

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      2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Television
      Television
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Working farm
      Working farm
    • Open plan
      Open plan
    • Entrance ramp/level access
      Entrance ramp/level access
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
    Safer Stays

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    • Safe key collection and key drop
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "An authentic detached timber lodge which provides all the ingredients for a romantic and relaxing break to remember.\n\n\nGround Floor \n\n8 steps to entrance with ramp access.\n\nOpen plan living space.\n\n\nLiving area \nWith 32 Freeview TV beams and patio doors leading to patio.\n\nDining area \nWith breakfast bar.\n\nKitchen area \nWith electric oven electric hob microwave fridge and washing machine.\n\nShower room\n With shower cubicle and toilet.\n\n \nFirst Floor \n\n\nBedroom \nWith double bed and beams.\n\n \n\n \n\n \n\nElectric heaters electricity bed linen and towels included. \n\n Small patio with garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. \n\n Perched on the lower slopes on Blencathra famous for having six separate fell tops and one of the most impressive fells in the Lake District National Park this cute detached lodge is a great choice for your next Cumbrian adventure. Situated on a working sheep and beef farm this purpose-built lodge was designed with couples in mind. Its south-facing aspect means you can relax on the patio complete with garden furniture and soak up the sun through most of the day in privacy and seclusion.\n\nThe lodge itself has been finished to a very good standard the ground floor is all open plan comes well equipped and features a modern kitchen with breakfast bar and a living room with comfortable two-seater sofa and flat screen TV. Just off the living room is a small but modern bathroom with high spec shower cubicle. Upstairs is a cosy bedroom with beams and attractive furnishings. Pets are welcome at Darci’s Lodge so no need to worry about high kennel fees just bring them along it’s their holiday too\n\nThe property is situated just off the A66 which is the main route between Penrith and Keswick. The nearest villages of Scales and Threlkeld offering three great pubsrestaurants serving local cask ales and great food are just a mile away. Directly opposite is Keswick Golf Club so bring your clubs along if you fancy a round. Just 5 miles away is the vibrant and popular market town of Keswick which is bustling with bars restaurants shops nightlife and great shopping. Keswick also has lots of great tourist attractions including The Theatre By The Lake which offers award-winning arts and drama in an enviable position on the shores of Derwentwater. Visit The Derwent Pencil Museum home to the world’s largest pencil and if you fancy something slightly different check out Puzzling Place a museum full of mind bending optical illusions and great for all ages.\n\nCyclists walkers and climbers will love the freedom of the iconic Lakeland Fells in the vicinity. The area has any number of easy-going walking routes taking in much of the picturesque scenery however if you are looking for a bigger challenge Keswick and Derwentwater is a great starting point for many of Wainwright’s 214 Lakeland Fells including Latrigg and Catbells. If you want even more of a challenge try Skiddaw or Helvellyn 3rd and 4th highest mountains in England both within 8 miles. For a memorable and relaxing break in the Lakes choose Darci’s Lodge for your next Cumbrian getaway. Shop 4½ miles pub ¾ mile and restaurant 1¼ miles.\nDarci’s Lodge can be booked together with Harrison’s Lodge UK1259 Lucy’s Lodge UK1260 Grajo Cottage UK1284 Derwent Dale Cottage UK1334 Brackendale UK1335 Shepherd’s Bield UK1349 Doddick Chase Cottage UK1363 and The Rocking Lodge UK11517 to accommodate up to 30 guests. " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/144/840/1448067.jpg UK1297

    Doddick Farm Cottages - Darci’s Lodge reviews collected by Reevoo

    8.9 out of 10 – based on 20 reviews

    Overall rating

    8.8

    Comfort and Equipment

    8.9

    Location

    8.6

    Cleanliness

    9.6

    Value for money

    9.0

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    10
    out of 10

    Excellent stay, perfect location for Blencathra and surrounding fell walks. Could do with a new bed mattress upgrade slightly uncomfortable for two. Only suggestion would be could do with a dog/boot wash..... Lovely lodge would stay again if the prices remain low. All in all very pleasant stay.

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    2020-03-24

    10
    out of 10

    I had a great time with the dogs, loved everything about the place. Nice and clean couldn’t have been better, I’ll definitely be going back again and will be recommending to family and friends

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    2020-03-10

    10
    out of 10

    Lovely 3 night stay, would defiantly go again in the summer.

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    2020-02-09

    10
    out of 10

    Beautiful lodge, everything you need, will definitely be booking again

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    2020-02-12

    10
    out of 10

    Fantastic little lodge! Really impressed with all the kitchen stuff that is supplied. Will definitely stay again 😊

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    2020-01-13

    8
    out of 10

    Enjoyed the stay at Darci’s Lodge. Well equipped and very clean! Would recommend to others!

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    2020-01-14

    8
    out of 10

    Small but quite comfortable. Quite a lot of noise from passing traffic on the A66 and getting into and out of the site cand be tricky with a lot of fast traffic. Ramp down to lodge is quite steep and can be very slippy. Stairs up to bedroom are very steep and narrow. Not easy if you have poor mobility. Showever would benefit from some operating instructions, not sure if all the functions worked. But overall not a bad little place.

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    2019-12-08

    9
    out of 10

    Lovely little lodge! Has everything you could need.. except a hoover! A hoover would be useful! Other than that, absolutely lovely!!

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    2019-11-30

    9
    out of 10

    Me and partner really enjoyed our 5 night stay at Darcis lodge. Lodge was very comfy and cosy and provided everything we needed. It was very clean in the lodge. You do have to drive everywere from the lodge and you can hear the lorries whizzing by on the A66 but we kind of got used to it. Hopefully we will return in the near future.

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    2019-11-07

    10
    out of 10

    Lovely lodge for 2 people with dogs. ideal location.

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    2019-11-07

    4
    out of 10

    We quite enjoyed our stay here but would probably not return for the following reasons: 1) no instructions provided for anything -cooker, washing machine, shower, heater etc. The shower was particularly intimidating with so many buttons, it's a miracle we got it to work without help 2) front door lock was temperamental, stuck several times to the point we wondered if it would even open 3) Stairs were slippy and steep with a handrail only on one side and a drop on the other. I did not think them safe 4) Place was really cold. Heater had to be on for several hours before even remotely warm. 5) no coat hooks Also please be aware that our sat nav seemed to think the place was 45 minutes away from it's real location. You are much better off following the a66 to Keswick and looking for the white gates. In relation to Keswick the location is great with many other things only about 30 minutes away. Place was immaculate and cheap so no complaints on either of those.

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    2019-10-10

    7
    out of 10

    Its suitable for a nice little break only problem is you have to drive to get anywhere (which is a pain if you have 2 large dogs). The cottage itself was a decent size it didn't feel too cramped or claustrophobic. My only problem is if you want to let your dogs out for a little run around they have to be on loads because there's sheep literally 5 metres away. It would be nice if the yard was fenced so the dogs can roam relatively freely without worrying the sheep. I don't feel the location is very suitable for dogs (maybe a small breed) despite dogs being allowed. Our door handle was broken and we was locked out in rain for 10 minutes, my boyfriend had to go find someone to look at it, no one answers the number provided. Overall I would say it's a good location if you don't mind driving 10 minutes to get anywhere, have a small dog or no dog at all.

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    2019-09-09

    6
    out of 10

    There was no light in the kitchen which made cooking difficult in the evening. The hob took 30 minutes to bring a saucepan to the boil. There were no instructions for it, nor for the shower which was very complicated. The door lock was dodgy and until we discovered the knack of opening it, struggled with it. The cottage would be improved with updated bedding and pillows and somewhere to hang coats downstairs. Have stayed in quite a few cottages now but this one was the one we liked least. Not the best value for money.

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    2019-08-15

    10
    out of 10

    Very pleased with the accommodation. Quiet, clean, well appointed. Has everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Will definitely book again.

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    2019-08-08

    10
    out of 10

    Perfect little getaway. Lodge had everything we needed and more.

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    2019-08-08

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