Each lodge has a mezzanine with a skylight window for stargazing, which means guests can have a view of the stars. This is accessed via a ladder, leading to a comfortable double bed with the skylight above. Built using a bespoke design pattern, these are currently the only lodges like this in England.
About the gites
Named Galaxy and Comet, the lodges can accommodate four and six people respectively and have a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom with power shower, a double bedroom on the ground floor (the Comet also features a king size trundle bed in the living room), outdoor living space, and access to the 250 acre Blaithwaite Estate grounds.
Additional luxury touches on the outside include a patio area with a pull-down bar, swing, barbecue area, and hot tub.
Activities in Blaithwaite
The estate has many hiking trails around the formal gardens and woods, as well as farm animals to meet, mini-golf, giant chess and several play areas. On-site activities are also available, including bushcraft, laser tag, orienteering and scavenger hunts.