Iona Cottage reviews

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Scores 9.1 out of 10 based on 17 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
8 out of 10


Hemel Hempstead GB Family
* 3 mins from Haweswater Reservoir, 10 mins from the bottom car park - lots of great scenery - treat yourself to a lunch or dinner at the Haweswater hotel if possible(£££'s though);
* lots of local walks and beautiful scenery, even in the rain;
* cottage is very warm and cosy;
* genuine Olde world feel throughout the cottage and spacious sitting room with good sized log burner;
* good value for money;
* good proximity to M6 (Shap exit) and to the other Lakes, Grasmere and Ambleside if you want tourist/culture trips;
* really good fish and chip shop in Shap;
* most people will actually say "hello" if you talk to them, so humans are there;
* Greyhound Inn at Shap has excellent food which is reasonably priced (portions are large). The place is quirky including the staff!

* you will need to drive for any supplies, with the exception of logs for fire, so perhaps go well stocked if you want to get away from everyday life;
* local pubs (Crown & Mitre and Mardale? in Bampton) appear to be mothballed in the Autumn/Winter months until 'Spring' so expect to drive to a pub/restaurant during those times;

Really nice place overall and I loved the changing landscapes during the heavy rain and sleet.
Confirmed guest: 13 March 2020
Published on: 18 March 2020

H Paul, very many thanks for leaving such detailed comments - I know other visitors will appreciate them. It sounds like you had a wonderful time! Here's to more Lakes escapes!

8 out of 10


Warrington GB Family
Just back from a lovely relaxing weekend at Iona. The weather was grim but that just meant we spent plenty of quality time together Cosy in the cottage. Only downsides was a strong smell of damp in the hall and damp walls in the second bedroom.
Confirmed guest: 17 February 2020
Published on: 18 February 2020

Hello Claire, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's a lovely cosy cottage, isn't it? Aww, shame about the weather, however, I'm thrilled the cottage more than made up for it. Thank you also for your feedback, I will look into this further. I'm thrilled you had a lovely relaxing weekend and I hope you will come back and visit us very soon!

10 out of 10


Stanley GB Family
Loved it, comfy, shops a bit far, dogs loved garden, i would definitely book the same cottage and others xx
Confirmed guest: 20 January 2020
Published on: 21 January 2020

Hello Lynn, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's a lovely cosy cottage, isn't it? Sounds like the dogs had a pawsome time in the garden! I'm thrilled you had a great stay and I hope you will plan a return visit to the beautiful Lakes very soon.