Key How Cottage reviews

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Scores 8.2 out of 10 based on 6 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10


Lincolnshire GB Couple
We stayed here in April what a wonderful place so clean lovely views with a lovely pub across the road we frequented so friendly and food good ,great walks from doorstep local shop well equipped and really friendly too ,the cottage had everything we needed didn't want to leave,hubby spotted the standard winged in guest book amazes us what people complain about when the place is so perfect thank you so much X
Confirmed guest: 27 April 2018
Published on: 21 May 2018

Hi Linda, thank you for your lovely feedback. I'm so pleased you had a great time at Key How Cottage. It's a little gem isn't it? The perfect place for a relaxing break. And the location is stunning! I hope you can come back to explore more of the Lakes soon.

9 out of 10


Epsom GB Family
Great cottage lovely and warm especially if you light the fire. Loads of hot water for a bath, great walks from the front door, pub 100 yards, good phone signal (We're on 3) kitchen well equipped, what more do you want. Would most definitely stay here again.
Confirmed guest: 06 April 2018
Published on: 07 April 2018

Hi Gary, thank you for your review. It sounds like you had a great time at Key How Cottage. It really is a cosy little gem. And what a stunning location! I'm glad you enjoyed some great walks. Come back soon!

8 out of 10


South Norwood, London GB Family
Key How is well located for a quiet holiday. The neighbours were all very pleasant and made us feel very welcome. The local shop is good for basics. We had some very good hearty meals at the George IV pub and did a lot of walking, both locally and a little further away. We did follow the advice for not following the satnav route through Hardknott Pass to get to Eskdale, but on a day trip we went that way. It was exhilarating, scary, but beautiful and well worth the hard drive. However we did find some faults with our booking. On the website it does not say anything about towels not being provided. On making our final payment it said we need to bring our own towels, but on arrival at Key How there were towels on all of the beds. It mentions on the website that Key How does not have Wifi, but it does not mention that the mobile service is non-existent for anyone other that those using EE. Fortunately for us 2 of our group have EE, as it would have been even more difficult when our car broke down and we needed to call the RAC, to arrange recovery of our car and then the travel home. On our arrival we had to contact Sally's Cottages as we found the used linen still in the main bedroom. The freezer was switched off, this meant it was not clean and some of the drawers had mould on them which need to be cleaned before we could use it. On a more practical note we felt that the small bedroom needs some more storage space, maybe some shelves and the cottage needs more electric sockets. Overall we felt that the cottage it the ideal size for a family with small children but not one with adult sized ones or for two couples.
Confirmed guest: 18 August 2017
Published on: 30 August 2017

Hi Janet, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Key How Cottage. Eskdale is lovely isn't it? Much quieter than other parts of the Lakes. Well done for tackling Hardknott Pass, it's not for the faint hearted!
I'm so sorry to hear about the mix up with the towels, I hope it didn't cause you too much inconvenience. It's a good point about the poor mobile reception, we'll bear this in mind when reviewing the cottage information.
I'm sorry to hear that your car broke down during your stay, you can do without that on holiday!
The owners would like to sincerely apologise for the issues with the used linen and the freezer and also that some of the cleaning wasn't up to scratch, They are also looking at improving the storage and space arrangements in the small bedroom for next season. I really hope this didn't spoil your stay and that you make it back to explore some more of the Lakes very soon.

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