“ Address: Rayrigg Rd / Bowness-on-Windermere / Windermere / LA23 3DL „
Our latest stay at Fallbarrow has proven yet again that buying one of the holiday lodges there was one of the best decisions we ever made! We just spent the weekend there with my wife, brother-in-law and his wife and had such a good time.
The park is so close to Bowness, which has lots to see and do, but more importantly has lots going on within the park itself. There is a bar and restaurant, a shop which is full of local produce and free wi-fi internet. As lodge owners we also have the use of the swimming pool and sauna at White Cross Bay which we hadn't used before, but thought it was time we did and they were great.
Our lodge at Fallbarrow is perfect for taking friends and family to the lakes with us as we have 3 bedrooms, so they can stay with us. Also, we have the freedom to head to the Lakes anytime we like!
The staff are incredibly helpful at Fallbarrow and always have a smile on.
Can't wait to get back!
We really wanted to stay in a lodge, somewhere surrounded by trees, but also by a lake, as at Fallbarrow, that's exactly what we got.Fallbarrow's a great family orientated park, with plenty of facilities for the kids as well as things to do for the adults. Not only that, but Fallbarrow is really close to Bowness where there is even more going on.Our lodge was great, plenty of space, a comfortable bed, everything we needed for a weekend away. It had a homely feel about it, even though we were only there for the weekend.Although the weather wasn't brilliant, we had a great time and would love to stay there again during the summer.
We bought one of the lodges at Fallbarrow about 2 years ago and go there as often as we can.
There's plenty going on around the park for the kids and it's so relaxing for my wife and I as we don't have to think about work. The kids love the play areas and walking in the woods. Being lodge owners at Fallbarrow we get free access to the leisure facilities at White Cross Bay just down the road. There, they have a swimming pool and a sauna.
The park is so close to Bowness where there's always something going on. This weekend we wandered round the shops and took a boat trip, but other times we've visited and checked out The Lakeland Aquarium, the World of Beatrix Potter and the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis. Plenty of kid-friendly attractions!
The staff are always incredibly helpful when we visit, and they have been since day one when we were deciding which model to buy.
There's a real community spirit when we're there as the neighbouring lodges are also owned and so if they're visiting when we are it's nice to see a friendly face.
My family and I have just returned from Fallbarrow holiday park and had a great weekend away.
Because the park is right on the edge of Lake Windermere, and not too far away from Bowness, everything we needed was a stone's throw away, from shops and places to eat to boat trips and family attractions.
The park itself had plenty going on to keep us all occupied, but we spent most of our time either in the caravan we hired or wandering around Bowness. The onsite bar and eatery was very handy, especially on Sunday when we didn't really feel like cooking.
The caravan had plenty of space for my wife, the two kids and myself. It was extremely clean, comfortable and I'd recommend one to any family looking to escape to the Lakes for a weekend.
We're looking forward to going back during the summer when the weather's a bit warmer.
Last year I holidayed at Fallbarrow Holiday Park (a park run by the company South Lakeland Parks), and have an absolutely brilliant time.
A family of 7 of us all went to Fallbarrow together - me, my partner, my parents, my brother and his 2 children, who were at the time 5 and 2. We went in October last year, as my niece was on half term break.
More information on Fallbarrow can be found at http://www.slholidays.co.uk/Fallbarrow, we also booked online where there are some really good special offers!
* Accommodation *
We stayed in Green Farm Cottage which about £700 for 7 nights, which we all agreed was extremely reasonable.
The cottage is absolutely stunning, it has such character and we all fit in very comfortably. With three Double bedrooms we were all happy. A single and also a pull out double sofa bed, we were laughing - Plenty of places for us all to sleep!
All bedrooms were en-suite which made the mornings much easier, as with 5 adults and two children needing to get ready each morning it saved a lot of time (and arguments) having a bathroom between 2 rather than 7.
There is private parking at the cottage with Room for 3 cars which allowed us all to travel down separately, with us all working different schedules and coming from different places they was more useful then you might imagine - it also allowed us to do different things some days.
There is a lovely BBQ area for a lovely early evening BBQ - my brother loved this because it gave him the opportunity to show us his skills as a master chef.
* Holiday Park *
Fallbarrow Park is set in the perfect location between the borders of Lake Windermere and the beautiful parks of the Lake District. I found it a very relaxing and tranquil place even thought we never seemed to stop because there was so much to do.
There is a lovely bar and restaurant on site with lovely good and a great atmosphere. A play area outside for the kids kept the occupied before and after meals or just while awe needed a break. There is a games room that the fellas enjoyed and a picnic area that we took our sandwiches to once or twice during our stay.
* Local Attractions *
There was so much to do in the Lake District and Windermere during our holiday for both the adults and the kids. We visited so many local attractions while we were at Fallbarrow Holiday park, including: South Lakes Wild Animal Park, The World of Beatrix Potter, my brother took the girls to the Aquarium of the Lakes while my partner and I went on horse riding. We all took a bike ride in Grizedale Forest and went on the tour of White Scar Caves. We have a lovely day on a Windermere lake cruise, ice creams and general fun down by the lake. My parents and I also thoroughly enjoyed the dove cottage and Wordsworth museum while the boys took the kids to the Lakeside and Haverthwaite railway. We managed to do so much in our holiday but there is so much more that we could have done, we have all said that we will definitely take a trip back (which we did to White Cross Bay, the sister site) and say loads more - plus returned to some of our fav. attractions too.
* Recommended? *
I would definitively recommend this holiday park, we have a fantastic time, and the kids absolutely loved it.
Situated on the shores of Lake Windermere.