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Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 9 reviews
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10 out of 10


London GB Couple
What a beautiful, atmospheric and welcoming house! It isn't often that the accommodation is one of the highlights of the holiday, but it was in this case. Having a large table downstairs to spread out maps and papers, while keeping the upstairs drawing room uncluttered for a leisurely drink and chat while winding down after a day out was a real bonus. And discovering some old (and out-of-print) favourites among the books was an unexpected treat. Although the garden was not part of the property we could still enjoy looking at it out of the window, and enjoy the wildlife that visited it.
We did some low-level walks from the house on both sides of the lake, but also found some of the higher fells (Kentmere and Fairfield horseshoes) were easily accessible by car. Having a bath and plentiful hot water at the end of the day was very welcome on those days.
All in all, a great holiday in a memorable location.
Confirmed guest: 25 June 2021
Published on: 05 July 2021

Hi Simon, thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay, it's a lovely place for a relaxing break isn't it? I'm glad you enjoyed getting out for some good walks. I hope you can come back to explore more of the Lakes soon.

9 out of 10


London GB Couple
Staying at East Cleabarrow is like house sitting for a family that has just left, with their books, furniture, and pictures all available for you to enjoy, especially as you begin to understand more about its history and its links to other Arts and Crafts country houses in the area. The property is spacious and well equipped, and having the bluebell wood next door was a delight with its views to the Lakeland hills. The location near to Windermere means it is accessible to most places that you might want to go as well as for pubs, restaurants and shopping.
Confirmed guest: 21 May 2021
Published on: 27 May 2021

Hello Iain, It's a lovely place for a relaxing break, isn't it? I would love to welcome you back again in the future.

10 out of 10


West Yorkshire GB Couple
Peaceful retreat in elegant Victorian home. It was a pleasure to have such an enjoyable stay in a home which has been able to retain it’s connection with a time in history but it offers a sense of homeliness too.

There’s everything you could possibly need for a break from washing machine to dishwasher. Microwave, good oven and toaster, fridge and freezer and all important WiFi.

For such high (Victorian) ceilings it was surprisingly well heated - arrived on a cool day and opened door to warm cosy house.

The family bathroom has a huge bath with plenty hot water bliss! But has option of shower if prefer.

Modern en suite to master bedroom best of both worlds.

So peacefully set in beautiful lakes garden with wood to one side and added security of electric gate entry - private and tucked away from the world but so close to Bowness-On-Windermere. Used local taxi service a few times - excellent service and can’t speak highly enough of Westmorland Inn for good food and gin!

On the doorstep for lovely drives out to Ambleside (fantastic garden centre excellent for brunch/lunch and more like a mini shopping centre) Windermere, Keswick, Buttermere to name a few.

Didn’t use the lakes ferry this time but would have been very easy to do so even despite current restrictions you just have to book on line. If you want to get in at the Wild Boar (just a mile up the road) best advice is to book well in advance we found to our dismay fully booked till end of October.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at East Cleabarrow and would have no hesitation in booking again.
Confirmed guest: 02 October 2020
Published on: 03 October 2020

Hi Heather, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm so pleased you had a wonderful holiday. It's the perfect place for a relaxing break isn't it? The location is ideal for heading out exploring, it sounds like you managed to fit quite a lot in!
I hope you can plan a return visit soon - make sure you book the Wild Boar before you come!