- We had an enjoyable holiday at Aquarius. The garden was lovely and the views were superb from all windows. I just wished it had been warm enough to sit on the huge patio outside and soak up the views. Often I stood drinking my tea looking out of the windows at the birds in the large garden. The house was well equipped with a washing machine, dishwasher and fridge freezer. There were lots of little useful extras in the cupboards like tea bags and spices and i'd say we felt it was a home from home cottage- if you wanted something then you could find it. The decor was very homey and comfy with a lovely sofa, new carpets, a new kitchen and warm blankets. Coal and logs were provided for the fire and the owners had left us a bottle of wine which was a nice touch. There was ample parking for 3 cars. We found the downstairs space a little tight for 3 adults and 2 children however upstairs there was ample space. The new heating system warmed up the rooms well but is controlled remotely by the owners. This meant we had to ask for the heating to be on in addition to the set times. This might not be a problem for some but I did not like having to do this. I must stress though, that every time I text to ask for it to be put on, it was, we did speak and amend the set timings during our stay and the owners also kept an eye on the weather and informed us, making adjustments as it got colder during our week. The location is superb. There is a fabulous, friendly, village shop and 3 smashing pubs in the village, two cafes and a dining hotel. There are many walks from the door (Barrow, Outerside, Causey Pike, Grisedale Pike, Coledale Round etc) and a pushchair friendly walk along to Force Crag Mine. Whinlatter Forest is a 5 min drive away and the Lake District Wildlife Park was 10 mins away, which both have a host of activities available. The neighbours were very friendly too and helped us with some recycling.
Published on: 07 November 2019
Hello L, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It's a gem of a cottage isn't it? The views are out of this world - so mesmerising! The owners' are fabulous and really do think of everything to ensure guests have a home from home experience. How wonderful to be left a welcome bottle of wine - chin-chin! You couldn't have picked a better location for amenities and getting out and about on some great walks. I'm delighted you had the opportunity to meet the lovely neighbours too. I have noted your feedback regarding the heating and I will look into this further. I'm thrilled you had a really great stay and I very much hope you will plan a return visit to the beautiful Lakes very soon.