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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about Thanet Well Lodge Retreat that needs answering? You can find a selection of answers to the most frequently asked questions below.
General Questions
Can we use bikes around the park?

Please follow the same strict rules you would outside the park. We strongly advise that, for your protection, if you or any member of your family or guests use or ride bicycles, skateboards, scooters or heelies; please wear helmets and reflective clothing.

Holiday Break Questions
Are towels provided in the accommodation at Thanet Well?

Yes towels and bed linen are included in all of the accommodation.

Are you allowed BBQs at Thanet Well?

Guests are welcome to bring their own BBQs if raised on bricks/stones and disposed of in a careful manner.

Do you allow pets?

Yes we have several pet friendly lodges, please call for more information.

If you do require pet friendly accommodation at Thanet Well, please be sure to include your pet on the booking form when arranging your stay with us.

How far away is Coniston Water from Thanet Well?

Coniston Water is approximately 38 miles away from the park and around a 1 hour and 15 minute drive.

How far away is Thanet Well from Keswick?

Thanet Well Lodge Retreat is located approximately 15 miles away from Keswick. This journey normally takes no more than 25 minutes to drive.

Is there a shop on site at Thanet Well?

Yes, there is a small convenience shop on site to get all of your holiday essentials.

Is there a supermarket close to Thanet Well?

There is a Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Booths supermarket located in the town of Penrith. Closer to the park is a post office located approximately 4 miles away in Greystoke.

Is there parking available next to each lodge?

Parking is available for one vehicle, additional parking is available in the gravelled areas on park.

Is there Wi-Fi available?

This is independent to the park and chargeable.

What is the nearest train station to Thanet Well?

Penrith Railway station is approximately 8 miles away from our park.

Where is the nearest pub/restaurant?

The nearest pub and restaurant to Thanet Well Lodge Retreat is the Boot & Shoe in Greystoke.

Park Questions
What is Darwin Escapes’ Dog Policy?

We’re pet-friendly, but do have a few rules to ensure the park can be enjoyed by pet-owners and non-pet-owners alike.

We ask that no dogs, pets, or animals of any kind may occupy a non pet unit without the prior permission of the Park Manager. (This can be achieved by including your pet on your booking form to ensure you are allocated a pet-friendly unit).

a. Where allowed, all pets must at all times be kept under proper control and must not enter any facility building. (excluding guide dogs)

b. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times (unless in the dedicated dog areas) and prevented from fouling.

c. All fouling should be disposed of immediately in an appropriate manner.

d. In accordance with the Dangerous Dog Act 1991, the following breeds of dog are not permitted anywhere on the park at any time: Pit-bull Terrier Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, Fila Braziliero as well as any other breed at the Park Manager’s discretion.

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