Firbank was roomy, clean, well equipped, in a peaceful and beautiful location.
Confirmed guest: 20 August 2021 Published on: 14 September 2021
Hi Deborah, 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 hope you can come back to explore more of the Lakes soon.
7 out of 10
The description with regards to accessing the lower ground floor area from the main entrance hall is very misleading.
“The steps leading down from the hallway to the lower ground floor are steep and not suitable for guests with limited mobility. There is access into this room via the external French Doors round the back of the house”.
In fact, the steps leading down are via a "trap door" in the hallway. The steps down are extremely steep with a very narrow entrance, smaller than a normal loft hatch. Not suitable for young children or anybody that has any form of mobility issues, are tall, etc. The trap door entrance from the hallway is well protected with banisters and gate around it. Not an ideal situation, however, the lower ground floor can be reached easily from outside via the french doors.
Overall the property is in very good condition, lovely surrounds and fairly close to Keswick. Just across the road as a lovely Art Gallery, which also sold some very good cakes! Some very lovely walks directly from the property. Room sizes were very good. Good kitchen.
Confirmed guest: 09 July 2021 Published on: 16 July 2021
Hello Simon, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with the layout of the cottage and I will look into your feedback. I hope you had a lovely time in the Lakes, it's a beautiful part of the world, isn't it?
10 out of 10
What a truly fabulous place. Felt at home from day one. Very peaceful location, the garden is beautiful (not dog secure) and the annexe was perfect for my friend who was staying with us. Would not hesitate to book Firbank again. Just down the road is Whinlatter Forrest, this is a must !!! Perfect for dog walkers or anyone who loves a nice peaceful walk. Firbank is close to lots of places within a ten minute drive and Keswick not far at all.
Confirmed guest: 25 June 2021 Published on: 02 July 2021
Hello Emma, Thank you for your glowing feedback! It's a gem of a cottage, isn't it? The location is hard to beat! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and I hope you will come back and see us again soon.