Lake District Cottages with EV Charging

Looking for Lake District Cottages with EV Charging? This guide will help you understand what to look for and what to expect when booking your stay.

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What You Need to Know Before You Book

Understand the different types of EV chargers

If you’re planning a trip and need to find accommodation with EV chargers, there are a few things to keep in mind. This guide will help you understand what to look for and what to expect when booking your stay.

Before booking accommodation with EV chargers, it’s important to understand the different types of chargers available.

  • Level 1 chargers use a standard household outlet and can take up to 20 hours to fully charge an EV.
  • Level 2 chargers use a 240-volt outlet and can fully charge an EV in 4-8 hours.
  • DC fast chargers are the fastest option, providing an 80% charge in 30 minutes.

Make sure to check what type of charger is available at your accommodation and if it is compatible with your EV.

Please note: We do not allow standard electrical outlet chargers at Lakeland Retreat’s properties (inside or outside)

This is regardless of what your car dealer may have told you, or what is stated in the vehicle’s instruction manual. If you wish to charge your vehicle while at one of our properties, you will need to book one of the above properties that have the correct charging equipment.

Why don’t we allow Level 1 or 2 chargers at our properties?

  • Due to the age of most of our properties and the local electrical grid, the sockets are not configured to support the additional load.
  • If a car charger is plugged in it could damage the circuitry in the property and potentially result in a fire.
  • As this damage would not be covered in the insurance policy for this property, you (the guest) would be responsible for any damage caused, which could be substantial.

If you need help finding a charging point, please give us a call on 015394 45989

Check the location and availability of chargers

When booking accommodation with EV chargers, check:

  • Are they located in a convenient spot for you to access?
  • Are there enough chargers available for all guests who may need them?
  • Are there any additional fees for using the chargers, as some accommodations may charge extra for this service?
  • Don’t assume that just because a property has EV chargers they will be available for your use at all times, so be sure to confirm availability before booking.

Public EV Charging Points in The Lake District

Check the Lake District National Park site for up-to-date listings of charging points throughout the Lake District.

Ambleside

Low Fold car park
LA22 0DN
GeniePoint, Rapid 43kW and 50kW charging

Port: Type 2, CHAdeMO, CCS

Grasmere

Stock Lane car park
LA22 9SJ
Pod Point, rapid 7kW charging

Port: Type 2

Keswick

Booths, Keswick
CA12 5EA
Instavolt, rapid 50kW charging

Port: CHAdeMO, CCS

Central Car Park
CA12 5DF
ChargePoint, Rapid 50kW and Fast 7kW charging

Port: Type 2, CHAdeMO, CCS

Windermere

Booths, Windermere
LA23 1QA
Instavolt, rapid 50kW DC charging

Port: CHAdeMO, CCS

Plan ahead and communicate with the accommodation

Before booking your stay

It’s important to plan ahead and communicate with the accommodation about your EV charging needs. Let them know the make and model of your electric vehicle, as well as your estimated charging time and any other specific requirements you may have.

This will help the accommodation ensure that they can accommodate your needs and avoid any potential issues during your stay.

Additionally, be sure to confirm the availability of the chargers and any associated fees before booking to avoid any surprises.

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