When the rigours of city-living take a toll on one’s mental health, it’s nice to have a holiday home to fall back on. As you’re reading this, you’re probably already imagining slow and languid breakfast meals, strolling by the park with your pet and loved one, or just absorbing the beautiful view of your lake district lodge. 

However, buying a holiday lodge is more than just about the property itself. You have to consider other factors that may contribute to your overall enjoyment of your new lodge home. Before finalising a purchase, consider these four points first:

  • Your aptitude for travel 

Road trips are always fun, at first. While driving for more than two to three hours may not seem like a big deal, it may limit your enjoyment in the long run. 

Imagine travelling in a car packed with children, pets, and various relatives, and gauge if that’s going to be something you can do every weekend. If not, then seriously consider other options that are nearer your permanent location. 

  • What you want to do 

Consider the activities that you want to do while relaxing. Is it swimming by the beach, sailing off, fishing, playing tennis, or hiking? 

Whatever you do to unwind, ensure that your lodge home gives you access to that. Whenever possible, look for properties closer to beaches, golf clubs, tennis courts, and other activities that suit your interests. This way, you’ll look forward to going to your weekend home to unwind and make the most of your purchase!

  • The park’s rules on sub-letting 

Let’s face it; if you can afford a luxury lodge, you probably don’t have time to spend as much time with it as you would want to. You’d be lucky if you can go there every weekend, if and when your hectic schedule allows for it. This is often why many people don’t buy lodge properties at all since they know they might not be able to use it. 

Many people get around this problem by renting it out for other vacationers. This is usually a good idea, as it allows you to offset your investment and earn a little income for it. 

That being said, some communities don’t allow subletting to maintain a secure and neighbourly community. Meanwhile, others will limit when you can sublet your property, usually within the July to August peak season. If you hope to earn a steady passive income from buying luxury lodges for sale, it’s crucial to get this information right away. 

  • If you’ve tried living in it

There’s no better way to make an informed decision than by staying in the property for a weekend to see if it meets your expectations. Some parks will let you stay in a lodge for free as part of your purchasing process. This way, you won’t be stuck with an investment that you’ll likely regret later on! 

Take note of the whole experience, including the travel time and the amenities you were able to use during your stay. 


Getting a holiday lodge is a significant financial investment, so it makes sense to take your time and carefully consider your options. Before finalising your purchase, read this article and run through this list again for good measure. This way, you can ensure that you are making the best possible decision using the information you have. 

You deserve a break at one of the most picturesque places on this side of the country. The Pastures at Cartmel is your premier destination for luxury weekend breaks in the lake district. Contact us today to learn more about our offers!