Rowan Lodge

Limefitt Park

Based on 90 reviews

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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 2
Sleeps 4
Dog Friendly Yes
Style Traditional

Welcome to Rowan, a charming two bedroom traditional lodge

Rowan is a traditional lodge in the Pinewood area of Limefitt Park. It enjoys a delightful, peaceful position backing onto woodland where wildlife abounds. Rowan offers a cosy and comfortable retreat – the perfect welcome after a long day hiking. The lodge is regular visited by badgers who queue up for their peanut butter sandwiches! Rowan benefits from its own dedicated unlimited broadband connection. A favourite with many guests who return each year for its unique charm, character and badger sightings.

The lodge welcomes up to 2 dogs.

Accommodation Details

Living area:

  • Open plan lounge and dining area with feature fireplace and living flame gas stove
  • Furniture includes a comfortable 3 seater fabric sofa and arm chair and pine dining table with 4 chairs
  • Electric convector heater in the dining area
  • Flat screen Smart TV which can be used in conjunction with the dedicated unlimited broadband connection via BT home hub
  • DVD player, combined radio/CD player, family board games plus a selection of Lake District walking books

Kitchen area:

  • Well equipped traditional kitchen includes a gas oven and hob, freestanding fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and cafetiere, cutlery and crockery, storage cupboards

Master bedroom:

  • The master bedroom has a double pine bed and dressing table
  • Built in wardrobe and cupboards
  • Electric convector heater

Second bedroom:

  • The second bedroom has 2 full size pine twin beds and small dressing table
  • Built in wardrobe and cupboards
  • Electric convector heater


  • Spacious bathroom with full size bath and over bath shower, toilet and wash basin
  • Bathroom cabinet with mirror and shaving point
  • Heated towel rail

Other information:

  • Dedicated unlimited broadband connection via BT home hub. This should be suitable for streaming services allowing you to log into your Amazon Prime, Now TV or Netflix accounts
  • Electric heating and double glazing ensuring a cosy feel all year round
  • Guests can hire a selection of DVDs from the shop at reception

Key Information for your Stay

What's included

A fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. All gas and electricity, bed linen and towels. Please bring your own swimming towels when using the leisure facilities.

Arrival and Departure Time

Standard arrival time from 3pm and departure at 10am. 2 night weekend specials depart at 5pm on Sunday.


Rowan is accessed by a short pathway with 2 small steps before reaching the lodge. There are then 5 steps up to the deck. The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level.


The lodge welcomes up to 2 dogs.

As per our T&Cs all dogs must be over the age of 6 months and fully house trained. Dogs are not allowed to be left unattended under any circumstances or be allowed to sit/sleep on the furniture. There is a £10 supplement per dog, per stay.

Infants (Up to 24 months)

A travel cot is provided free of charge. A high chair can be hired for an additional £5. The travel cot will fit in the master bedroom only and will be left in the lodge for you to put up. Please bring your own bedding for the travel cot.

Outside Area

The deck is fully enclosed, secure and gated. A slab or base is provided for a BBQ but please bring your own disposable BBQ.

The deck runs around the front and side of the lodge offering lovely views of the surrounding fells and woodland garden to the side of the lodge.


Parking to the front and side of the lodge for 2 cars.

Leisure Facilities

All stays include FREE use of Choices leisure facilities during your stay (located offsite). For more information about leisure facilities please click here.


Unlimited broadband connection with dedicated router in the lodge. This should be suitable for streaming services allowing you to log into your Amazon Prime, Now TV or Netflix accounts.

Any more questions

Please refer to our comprehensive FAQs page or contact us.

Joined Lake District Lodge Holidays

Rowan Lodge has been rented through us since September 2012.


Overall Rating


out of 5

Beyond the Hedge

Lodge was clean and very comfortable. Everything we could possibly need was provided. Fantastic location for nature lovers with badgers, deer, rabbits and squirrel appearing from beyond the hedge. Site has own pub with beer garden and food available. There is also a shop at reception. Dogs welcome with their own exercise field. Wonderfully tranquil long weekend.

Review date: 08th July 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Oh shihtzu annual convention

We had a fantastic stay at rowan lodge so much so we rebooked for next year before we got home. The lodge was very cosy and welcoming and the badgers are the added bonus along with the bunny’s and the deer. The haybarn does lovely food and is fur friendly.....can’t wait to return next June.

Review date: 21st June 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Fabulous location on park

Rowan Lodge is in a fabulous spot on Limefitt Park. It is very private and not overlooked next to woods and fells. Our cockapoo absolutely loved the walks straight out of the door. The lodge has everything that you need and an added bonus of a bath after a long walk over Wansfell Pike to Ambleside and back again. There was constant hot water and a fully equipped kitchen. The only negative was that the outside of the lodge needed some TLC of the decking and furniture but it would not deter us from returning again soon.

Review date: 26th May 2019

Thank you for your very kind review Peter, we are so pleased to hear you and your Cockapoo thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Rowan is a traditional lodge perfectly placed for a very peaceful and relaxing getaway. Thank you for your comments regarding the decking, we have passed these to the lodge owners for their consideration and please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. We would be delighted to welcome you back in the future.

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays , May 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Great holiday. Can’t wait to come back

Good location. Looked feeding badgers. Everything I needed loads of walks for dog. Can’t wait to come back.

Review date: 06th April 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Rowan Lodge

Rowan Lodge is perfect. We loved our stay there, the lodge had everything that we needed and was spotless. on our last day the toilet cistern wouldn't fill and I called Lake District Lodges who came within the hour to repair. couldn't fault the lodge or Lake District Lodge. we would definitely use both again.

Review date: 01st March 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Christmas break

We have stayed at this lodge quite a few times usually in the summer months but this was a break with 14 other family members all in different lodges for the festive break. We love the location of the lodge and the homlyness of it. We thought it might be a cold in lodge given the time of year but we were proven wrong it was so warm. We dined at the Haybarn a few nights and have no complaints there, the staff were very helpful and friendly. Will definitely be booking again.

Review date: 04th January 2019

Thank you for your review, Linda. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed staying at Rowan Lodge over the festive period. This charming two-bedroom traditional lodge on Limefitt Park is in a beautiful location - and a wonderful place for a family gathering. Quite a gathering! It will be a pleasure to welcome you again in the near future.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays , February 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Our stay at Rowan Lodge

We had a fabulous stay at Rowan Lodge our second visit to Limefitt this year . Beautiful location,warm clean and very cosy.would definitely recommend this lodge and we'll return again next year . Perfectly situated for walking and excellent meals at The Haybarn,but the highlight for my wife was seeing the badgers that came every night .

Review date: 08th October 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5


We were really thrilled by the lodge. The only problem we had was that we couldn't get any hot water, we reported this and someone came under the hour to get it working. We enjoyed the walks around the lodge area and met some very nice friendly people. When we went to the restaurant I asked if they could do some fish for our dog and they immediately said yes, nothing was too much trouble for them. We fed the badgers every night and also went down the road to feed the horses every day. We would not hesitate to recommend this lodge to anyone, and we are thinking of going again next year when it is our 25th wedding anniversary.

Review date: 07th October 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Short family break

This was our second stay at the Rowan Lodge and it was every bit as enjoyable as the first time. In a perfect location in a quiet spot in the site allowing badgers to eat off the decking I an evening!! The Mortal Man across the valley has excellent real ales with a first class view from the beer garden. We’ll definitely be back for third stay

Review date: 27th September 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5


Ideally situated for a restful break watching the badgers and the wildlife a good location to see the surrounding area

Review date: 21st September 2018

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