Festive Lodge in the Lakes Book now for christmas

Are you looking for a festive lodge in the lakes to spend with friends and families for a christmas break? Luxury Lakeland Lodge available for short and long festive breaks. Eusemere Lodge located in the lakes and nestled in the heart of Pooley Bridge. With river frontage and views of Ullswater. Book now https://eusemere-lodge.co.uk/prices-bookings/

The perfect festive lodge in the lakes

Looking for a festive lodge in the Lakes. Eusemere Lodge is perfect for a festive stay with friends and families. Located in the heart of Pooley Bridge a Northern Lake District Cumbrian Village. Leaving the secluded and private grounds you find yourself surrounded with local amenities. With Public houses open for your favourite tipple or mulled wine after a walk on the fells. Or book into the local restaurants for dinner. The Chestnut House is too worth a visit https://chestnuthouseonline.co.uk/ . The shop has over 400 types of Gin and an electic mix of wines, beers and spirits. Last year you could even buy Brussel Sprout Gin.

The Lodge has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms so plenty of room for 12 guests to stay. Retire to the Hunting room with an open fire in the evenings. Challenge your party to play pool in the games room.

Complimented during your stay is a an exclusive concierge service.https://eusemere-lodge.co.uk/concierge-services/. So you can have arranged fine dining at Eusemere Lodge or dinner reservations in place. Catherine the host of the property can pick up and unpack shopping for yoru arrival. The dining room in the lodge is perfect for your own dinner party.

Festive deorations in the dining room

If you would like to discuss a booking contact [email protected] 0787257922 or book nowhttps://eusemere-lodge.co.uk/prices-bookings/

A lakeDistrict Artists Haven Book now for your creative adventure

An Artists Haven 
Whatever artist you are  Eusemere Lodge provides a  perfect  haven for the artist to reconnect and capture the spirit and moment of time. 

Offering one of the best views in Europe of the Queen of the lakes –  Ullswater and the iconic Glenridding cumbrian mountain range the views will captivate you even on the darkest of days.  Look for availability and Book now https://eusemere-lodge.co.uk/prices-bookings/

Wordsworth believed that ‘nature plays a vital role in the creative mind of the poet’ .  For those of you who are well acquainted  with the works of Wordsworth may be familiar with the Grasmere Journal which a journal written  by William Wordsworth sister Dorothy Wordsworth who wrote on the 15th April 1802.

It was a threatening  misty morning – but mild.  We set off after dinner from Eusemere’  – Dorothy then describes the daffodils she sees around Glencoyne Bay  in her excerpt.  The descriptions she wrote from this walk with her brother by all accounts inspired  William to write  the infamous  daffodils ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud ……..   

There is no better place to spend time and chose colours from your paint pallate guided by the vibrant flowers in spring and summer which bloom within the grounds of Eusemere Lodge. Or which crisp golden autuminal  colour you are going to mix to bring your painting alive from being surrounded by the variety of leaves in the autumn fall. 

You can sharpen your  pencils for sketching or clean the lens of your camera to the chorus of the birds in Eusemere Lodges natural aviary.  Perhaps the song of the bird will help you find that note in the piece  of music you are composing or help you find the words for your song writing. 

When you need a break from your creativity for the dreaded writers block or to ease the tension from concentration.   Just a short rather bracing walk you can find yourself  on Askham or Barton fells. If you are lucky, you may see the herd of magical wild ponies which graze on the area. Nevertheless you can feed your soul from the top of the range looking at the panoramic view of Ullswater. 

For a gentle stroll you find yourself on the beaches of Ullswater.  You are welcome to take the boats out from Eusemere  Lodge. You may find the missing notes from your music from hearing  the lap of the water against the paddle. Alternatively one can sit back and relax on the timeless  Ullswater Steamer https://www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk/. There are opportunities to visit Aira force https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/aira-force-and-ullswater to hear the water dance through the falls. The steamer also stops at Glenridding where a walk up into the hills. The climb may bring you peace. Where the silence in the mountains echoes the beat of your heart – as you ascend into the Cumbrian mountains. Whereever you look and turn you will find that striking photography opportunity from the perfect angle to capture that moment.  

For the literature fans you may find during your stay that there is a local artist giving a talk in the Bookshop for Curious Minds https://vereybooks.co.uk/ .which is just a stones  throw away from Eusemere Lodge.  Or you can use the Lodge as a base to go on the www.englishlakestours.com . The tours take you through Wordsworth or Beatrix  Potters life and works.  The surrounding villages are rich in local artists with many open studios and local galleries to observe cumbrian artistry.

Returning to the lodge after your days of creative working and adventures the ducks and swans will welcome you back into the gates. The birds will continue to sing for you. You may see the enigmatic kingfisher and the heron fishing. The Herons flight times to the Lodge tend to be late afternoon and early morning from the River’s edge in the grounds.  

Who knows the from your study of the wildlife within the ground you may end up writing  the new generation Beatrix Potter books? 

If you are interested in arranging  a stay Catherine will be able to arrange tours and guide on what is on locally.  Altenatively If you are interested in bringing a group of artists together in this wonderful Lodge. Please contact Catherine on  07872579224  Or Book now https://eusemere-lodge.co.uk/prices-bookings/

Half Term Halloween Lodge Book now for your scary break

Eusemere Lodge offers that perfect getaway for friends and families offering a river side 5 bedroomed Luxury lodge that sleeps 12. Nestled in a secluded spot in the heart of Pooley Bridge a bustling North Lake district cumbrian village. The village consists of 3 shops, 2 public houses, a resturant and a beach area.

Only a short walk from the Lodge brings you to the shores of Ullswater the second largest lake in the lake district. The Lodge Boasts the best view in europe from a secret spot in the grounds of Eusemere on the Eamont river front. Book now to secure your stay https://eusemere-lodge.co.uk/prices-bookings/

Book into the Pooley Bridge Inn https://www.pooleybridgeinn.co.uk/ for a ghoulish dinner on the night of Friday 30th October 2022 dressed in your finest America Horror costumes and enjoy the spooktacular evening with live music with Elvis.

All week you ccould viist the Brockdale Halloween Experience for a scary parade https://www.brockhole.co.uk/whats-on/brockhole-halloween-experience/#main check out whats on and book your tickets.

One of Britain’s most haunted castles, Muncaster sits in the Western Lake District close to the coastal village of Ravenglass. The Tapestry Room is home to many of the hauntings, from hearing footsteps in the corridors to doors opening on their own! Stories revolve around Thomas Skelton (a powerful spirit residing in the castle) & the ghost of Mary Bragg, a young girl murdered at the castle in the 1800’s. You can experience the hauntings first hand with one of their ghost vigils.

Any little ones in your party then a drive out to Muncaster Castle is a must? The Castle has organised a Halloween event all week. Enjoy the historic castle, the gardens and the owl centre. Have a look on whats on offer on https://www.muncaster.co.uk/halloween-week/ and book your tickets.

As you are over in Ravenglass any train enthusiasts amongst your party will maybe use this opportunity to vist the Ravenglass and Eskvale Railway which is one of greatest in Cumbrias railway heritage. There are fantastic experiences there to ride with your party in a first calss carraige or go for afternoon tea on one of the greatest scenic routes in the United Kingdom. for more infomation visit https://ravenglass-railway.co.uk/

Light lanterns in the garden of Eusemere Lodge and carve out the locally produced pumpkins to light up the grounds. Sit and relax around the firepit toasting marshmallows telling spooky stories. There is a wood burning stove too to keep warm. Watch the stars from the telescope in the movie room where the teenagers can escape and chill watching scary movies.

telescope for sta gazing with full instructions how to use

When midnight strikes how about a dark adventure with a walk with lanterns? Not for the faint hearted but a walk upon the Barton Fell to the Bronze Age meeting place. You could star gaze or visit the Chestnut House https://chestnuthouseonline.co.uk/ and choose some wierd and wonderful gin and vodka flavours and take it for a drink under the stars in the Cockpit Stone circle.https://www.ullswaterheritage.org/heritage-trail/cockpit-stone-circle.

The cockpit circle by day on horseback

Alternatively you could visit Long Meg & Her Daughters which is also a Bronze Age stone circle located close to Penrith. The story goes that the stones were once a witch and her daughters. The stones were turned to stone by a curse while they were dancing across the moors. Legend has it that it’s impossible to count the correct number of stones twice. If you do, the spell will be broken and the girls will dance once more. Anyone up for this challenge? There are opportunites at the RSPB site at Haweswater for wildlife experiences. You can hire out a wildlife hide to immerse yourself in nature. Book to watch the elusive badgers by night or have breakfast with the red squirrels. Your donations for these experiences support conservation to encourage the diveristy of species. Find more information here: https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/haweswater-reserve/.

When you return to the Lodge you will be greeted by the chorus of the birds in Eusemere Lodges own natural aviary. The ducks are in abundance in the garden they come for a daily feast there is always bird food on hand.

If its wet weather a scenic drive round Ullswater and up the kirkstone Pass you could dine at the Kirkstone pass Inn. The Kirkstone Pass Inn has a long history, with records for the building dating back to the 1400’s. Sitting high up at the top of Kirkstone Pass, there are many ghost stories relating to this Cumbrian pub.

Tales include the story of a lady who sadly died on a perilous journey over the pass when heavy snow fell. Her spirit is said to haunt the inn. Warning visitors when the weather is turning bad and the dangers of travelling over the pass. There are also stories of poltergeist activity in the pub. With many of the rooms creating an uneasy feeling in visitors. Evidently ghostly figures have reportedly been seen around the pub too. Believed to be the spirits of hikers who have perished in the surrounding mountains. Maybe these ghosts may be seen around halloween?

For the ones that are scared of height, speed, falling there are plenty of experiences close by to Eusemere. For those who are fit enough scared of heights why not challenge yourself to climb Hellvellyn. There is a route up call Striding Edge a true adrenaline junkie climb. Catherine the concierge can organise a guide to take you up.

Furthermore you can heck out the Go Ape at Grizedale Forest for zip lines, climbing adventures or Go ape at Whinlatter for the forest Segway –https://goape.co.uk/locations/grizedale.

Book now to stay at Eusemere Lodge https://eusemere-lodge.co.uk/prices-bookings/

If you would like some other ideas please contact catherine who will be your concierge and available as a point of contact throughout your stay. Please call 07872579224

Family trip to Brother’s Water

Great for paddling with the little people
With lots of little beaches to open water swim, fish or paddle from

A family day to Brothers Water from Eusemere Lodge

What a peaceful tranquil place – we  took a short drive from Eusemere Lodge in Pooley Bridge to Brothers Water. This is a 20 minutes from Ullswater. Brothers Water is in the Hartsop valley and is a small lake in the eastern region of the Lake District. Once called Broad Water, it lies at the northern end of Kirkstone Pass, affording picturesque views on the descent towards Patterdale.

 Walking near Brother Water

There is parking at Cowbridge Car Park CA11 0NZ  which you can take a short walk along a river to the waters edge . Following the path from the car this leads you to an area at the far end of the water, which would be suitable for a picnic or to sit and take in the natural beauty that is surrounding it.

There is a 3.7km walk you can do – Miles Without Stiles 2: Brothers Water : Lake District National Park will give you a route map.

This is one of the smallest waters in the Lakes – originally called Broad water but was changed due to 2 brothers drowning in it. Although there is this tragic history on this water, despite this the water is still inviting and although this was a cold day when I visited – I could clearly envisage my friends and relatives with little ones paddling on various places on this walk in the warmer months. For this reason I fancy a dip with open water swimming in there when the weather gets a little warmer.  

Fishing in Brother Water

The small lake  sustains a  trout population and is one of four locations in the Lake District to harbour a rare species of fish, the Schelly.

Fishing in Brothers water is available from March to September. Brothers Water offers Shelly fish  and although you don’t require a permit to fish in here.  You will need a National Park Authority Rod License and this can be purchased on a daily, weekly or annual basis from Pooley Bridge or Glenridding Tourist Office.  Fishing tackle is available at St Patricks  boat boarding.

After your visit to Brothers water – try your hand fishing from the grounds at Eusemere Lodge  from the River Eamont for Brown Trout.  Or from the shore off Ullswater  fish for Char, Shell, perch, pike or brown trout. 

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