Deeping St James Family
- Dodd's Howe Cottage was easy to find. There is off road parking but we had to take off the bike rack to be able to close the gates. Building work was on and off but did not bother us as we were either out or it was raining too much to enjoy the large garden. The house was very warm and cosy with lovely decor and very comfortable beds. The kitchen was well equipped and the 2 fridges plus freezer soon got used! The washing machine and tumble dryer came in handy after we all got drenched and muddy when it poured down on the 1 3/4 mile walk from Windermere ferry to Beatrix Potter's house, Hilltop. Then we ended up not being able to go inside as you get a timed slot and it would have been an hour and a half wait in the rain as both pub and cafe were bursting. The world of Beatrix Potter in Bowness is not to be missed. We also recommend Levens Hall - all the kids loved the spot the bird and mouse in each room hunt and the deer park made a lovely walk. We would have given the cottage a higher mark for location if there had been a pub in that part of the village, unfortunately there is quite a walk down the road with no space for a footpath to the main part of Crosthwaite where there is a pub, school and church. We went to the Morrisons in Kendal about 20 mins drive away for provisions and swimming pool. That said, the cottage provided great accommodation and the games cupboard was brilliant.
Published on: 05 August 2017
Hi Lisa, thank you for your review. It sounds like you had a fab time at Dodds Howe Cottage, with the exception of the soaking! What a shame you didn't get to see Hilltop. A good excuse to come back!