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Gift Vouchers

We offer a range of gift vouchers if you would like to treat a loved one to a stay in our traditional Lakeland guest house. A number of previous guests have purchased these recently and are giving them to friends and family as something to look forward to when we’re able to move around more freely.

They last for 12 months from the date of purchase, although this can be extended in certain circumstances, and can be for any number of nights (with a minimum of two) in any of our five individually styled bedrooms. Prices vary according to room and date.

We also offer gift vouchers to enhance any stay and these can be purchased as a surprise for your partner, or to treat family and friends who have made a reservation with us. These gift vouchers start at £15 and can be personalised, but typically contain flowers, locally made chocolates and other luxury items.

Andrew and Abigail, June '20

Covid 19

As lockdown is easing, and hospitality has been told that if all goes well, we should be able to open from 4th July, we’re getting excited to welcome our guests back to the Lake District. Whilst we don’t know an exact date for opening up yet, we’re doing as much as we can to prepare. 

We’re waiting for guidance on a range of issues but in the meantime, we’re thinking about how we can maintain our warm welcome and personal service whilst ensuring social distance. We’re sticking with our hospitality trays in the room and homemade cake on arrival but we have removed extra furnishings from each of our bedrooms. At the moment we’re wondering whether a daily refresh of the rooms is the right thing to do, or whether our guests would prefer to keep their room private to themselves for the duration of their stay; and we’re considering how best we can do check in and check out.

We receive lots of lovely comments and reviews on our breakfasts so we’re considering different breakfast options for our guests. For those who would like a traditional cooked breakfast, we’ve rearranged the dining room so that all tables are 2m apart and we’re going to introduce time slots so that it never becomes too busy in there. We know that other guests may prefer not to use the dining room so we are investigating a breakfast bag to be delivered to your room instead. We’re also making all rooms available on a room only basis if you would prefer not to take breakfast at all.

We’ll keep you updated as we find out more and look forward to welcoming you to Ivythwaite Lodge very soon.

Covid 19

Our guest house is temporarily closed following government guidelines. Whilst we are missing our guests and longing to share the beautiful Lake District with you, we will always follow government advice about when it is safe for us to re-open. Please follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook (via the links at the bottom of the homepage) for our most up to date information.

We would like to say a big thank you to all of our guests who have taken the time to send us their best wishes during this difficult time and our thoughts go out to all others who are finding this a challenging time. We are also extremely grateful to all key workers for everything they do.

When we are able to re-open we will be making some changes to our normal practices to ensure that we all stay safe. Whilst we pride ourselves on our cleanliness, something which is routinely reflected in our reviews, we will take some extra precautions to ensure that all rooms and public areas are deep cleaned and disinfected frequently. Depending on government guidelines, there may need to be some changes to our normal breakfast service; but please rest assured that we will be doing everything in our power to make your stay as comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable as usual.

Andrew and Abigail, May ‘20