Middle Cragg Cottage is absolutely charming and the owners are very welcoming and helpful. It is very well equipped and comfortable. We thoroughly recommend it.
The countryside is amazing and, whilst we didn't have the best weather on this trip, we still managed to find some beautiful lower level walks. Just standing at the end of the lake looking up towards Fleetwith Pike on a dank day is beautiful.
It's difficult to comment on the local amenities as we were there at the time of the coronavirus outbreak so we didn't explore the pubs and tea rooms.
Confirmed guest: 14 March 2020 Published on: 19 March 2020
Hi Gillian, it's such a stunning landscape, isn't it? Even, as you say, if the weather is a little 'dank'. Great to hear you had such a lovely time. Here's to more Cumbrian adventures!
9 out of 10
Newton Abbot Couple
Middle Crag Cottage was lovely, Yvette and Richard were very welcoming after our long drive. The log burner kept the whole cottage warm (in February) and boosted the background warmth of the electric heating. It was geared up for outdoor lovers with trays for the boots and space to hang and dry jackets. There were plenty of power sockets and although there is no wifi in the cottage itself, we were able to connect to the owners wifi (nextdoor) and there was wifi at the Bridge Inn 100m away. Useful for weather forecasts. The cottage was clean and tidy and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We would definitely stay here again. Buttermere has two Inns and two cafes, but at this time of year (February) only one of each were open so you would need to check this if planning to eat out. There are no local shops, so we bought all we needed in Keswick on our way there. There are also no buses running limiting walking to circular walks if you didn't want to take the car out. We had a lovely walk over to Loweswater and had lunch at the Kirkstile Inn (open all year) before walking back. This was right up our street, wanting to relax and chill away from the hustle and bustle.
Confirmed guest: 10 February 2020 Published on: 12 February 2020
Hi Annette, you really can't beat a perfect winter getaway, can you? And Yvette and Richard are just so lovely! It's sounds like you enjoyed an idyllic retreat. Here's to getting away from it all!
10 out of 10
The cottage was a beautiful authentic cottage, it was so cosy and welcoming. It had everything you could possibly need and more. The setting is perfect right in the centre of the village with walks in every direction and 2 lakes to choose from. No shop near does mean you have to be organised but it is no hardship and Keswick and cockermouth are only a short distance away. The stone floor in the kitchen area are great and perfect with a dog. Even though a small cottage it was plenty big enough for 2/3 people. The bathroom is gorgeous and was lovely to have a nice hot soak after a long day walking. We had a wonderful week and the owners sent me a personal email with details we needed and left a lovely gift, I would like to send them a big thank you.
Confirmed guest: 04 January 2020 Published on: 12 January 2020
Hello Julie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's a super cosy cottage, isn't it? You couldn't have picked a better location to explore the Lakes and get out and about on some great walks. You just can't beat a nice hot soak after a long day walking - so relaxing! The owners' are fabulous, how kind of them to leave a gift. I'm thrilled you had a wonderful week and I hope you will come back and visit us very soon!