We hired Eden Lodge for a family celebration (50th birthday). The Lodge is set in its own large grounds in quiet Bardsea, near Ulverston. Our three night stay was largely very positive, the building being more than adequate to accommodate a large party. With two large sitting areas with bar, a big commercial kitchen, a huge dining room and lots of comfortable bedrooms, mostly en suite, it was liking having our own hotel! But it was such a size that there was never a time we felt we were getting under each other's feet.
The lodge also has a sauna and hot tub and here is where the issues arose. The sauna, due to an electrical fault, failed to work at all. The hot tub worked fine on the our first night, but after this didn't heat up properly and we lost the use of this for the rest of the stay. This and having to phone around to report the faults slightly marred the enjoyment of our visit. The issues were reported to the company that manages the property and Sykes Cottages, and we were compensated for the loss of the amenities.
All in all the positives of Eden Lodge outweigh the negative parts of our stay and we would consider visiting again, my only proviso would be to check that all the selling points of the property are in working condition on arrival.