Blencathra reviews

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Scores 6.5 out of 10 based on 11 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
7 out of 10


Rochester GB Family
Great place next to the pub, CH oil boiler smells but once you open veluxe windows its ok. Set midway between Keswick and Penrith, Great views all round.
Confirmed guest: 17 September 2021
Published on: 30 September 2021

Hi Barry, thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, it's a lovely place for a relaxing break isn't it?
Thanks for letting me know about the boiler, I'll make sure we get that checked out.
I hope you can come back to explore more of the Lakes soon.

5 out of 10

Confirmed guest

Exeter GB Friends
The cottage was functional and with a good location. When we arrived the kitchen was not clean, so we had to do some cleaning upon arrival, which wasn’t great considering that we could not check in until 5. We wanted to eat in the pub next door but they couldn’t accommodate 8 people even though we did suggest to have two tables of 4, some flexibility would have been helpful or at least warning prior to arrival. The cottages are damp and there are no recycling facilities, we did take recycling in the car with us on a few occasions but again it would be helpful to have somewhere to recycle. A nice touch of providing some basics on arrival would have been also welcoming and it would not cost a great deal. It just felt very unwelcoming and the fact that owners of the cottages are next door it would be nice to welcome the guests and show them around. Overall the location was nice, facilities very average and hospitality poor
Confirmed guest: 27 August 2021
Published on: 05 September 2021

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry to hear that you weren't completely satisfied with the cottage. I really appreciate your feedback and suggestions for improvement and will make sure everything you've highlighted is looked into, thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed the location, it's a beautiful part of the world isn't it? I hope you can come back to explore more of the Lakes soon.

8 out of 10


Fareham GB Family
We booked at a time when the majority of properties were already booked so finding a dog friendly cottage in the northern Lakes was a challenge. We looked at some of the other reviews and feel some were not very fair. The cottage was very clean on arrival with clean bedding, towels etc. We were glad to be away from the big towns and location wise if you are a walker, runner, cyclist etc you are in great territory with Blencathra on one side and Great Mell Fell even closer.
Aira Force waterfall is 5 mins drive and we took the kids and dog to Ullswater to hire a boat and go paddle boarding. Penrith only 10 mins away for food shopping. The owners were friendly and we had a takeaway from the Troutbeck Inn on one evening. Plenty of hot water and good showers. Overall we had a good stay despite weather being a bit wet on a couple of days !
Confirmed guest: 20 August 2021
Published on: 06 September 2021

Hello Paul, Thank you for your glowing feedback! It certainly sounds like you got plenty of exploring done and made lots of marvellous memories! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and I hope you will plan a return visit to the beautiful Lakes very soon.