Bridge House

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Comfort and Equipment
7.6
Location
9.1
Cleanliness
8.1
Local amenities
7.0
Value for money
7.8
Overall rating
7.7
Scores 7.7 out of 10 based on 12 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10

Carl

Darlington GB Family
Charming farmhouse slightly dated interior but fab location set within beautiful countryside. Close to amazing villages and the lakes.
Confirmed guest: 10 November 2017
Published on: 12 November 2017

Hi Carl, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Bridge House. It's the perfect place to get away from it all isn't it? I hope you enjoyed exploring this stunning part of the Lakes. Until next time.

8 out of 10

David

Nottingham GB Couple
Stopped for the weekend in November, The place was clean tidy and warm when we arrived. The location is spectacular surrounded by fields and sheep and this is great to wake up to from our bedroom. The Rayburn worked well and heating the water and rooms up. The wood burner was also great , if you like a oldy worldy cottage with peace and quiet this is the place for you. An added touch would have been to provide wood . There is no issue with the water supply now , tasted lovely. 3/4 of house is double glazed and helps insulate the house. This house is a perfect getaway from noise and busyness you might get in Windermere lakes. Yet it is only 15 mins drive to the lakes. We also walked up cartel fell to the top of hill where the views were out of this world. Would definitely stay again
Confirmed guest: 06 November 2017
Published on: 08 November 2017

Hi David, thank you for taking the time to write a review. It sounds like you had a great time at Bridge House. The location is stunning isn't it? It really is the perfect place to get away from it all.
I'll pass your suggestion re. providing wood on to the owner, thank you. I hope you can come back to explore more of The Lakes soon.

6 out of 10

Nicholas

Wisbech GB Couple
The pictures make you think that this cottage stands alone. It doesn't. It shares a courtyard with another (and far better appointed) cottage so you might have unexpected neighbours! The cottage itself is in a gorgeous location. There is nothing nearby - 10 minutes drive to the nearest pub. Apparently there's a little shop opposite the pub but we never saw it open. Or anything inside worth buying.

8Mb Internet is available - pleasantly surprised given how remote the cottage is.

The cottage itself is very dated and has an odd layout. Half the kitchen is in one room and the other half of it is in another room. The kitchen diner is very large though so there's enough space for a large family. The lounge is a little smaller and the furniture is not that comfortable although if you are out all day then the location is more important than the furniture. The kitchen/diner does have an Aga so it's always really nice to come back to a warm cottage no matter what the British weather throws at you.

Each room does have additional electric heaters so we suspect that the old windows let in a bit of a draught when it's windy as most of them don't really fit the frames that well.

The cleaners do try their best to keep the place tidy but the fixtures and fittings are so old that they cannot keep on top of it. Cobwebs, grime and a musty smell. It's what you expect from an old cottage. Some people call it charm and can live with it. We didn't mind it, it wasn't that bad but the cottage does need some money spent on it. Issues like only one door opens because the other door snags on the carpet, window locks broken off and not repaired. Signs up saying don't let your dog upstairs but no baby gate supplied to prevent it from wandering off and being nosey - like dogs do. Broken taps. Taps in the utility room that don't actually make it into the sink??!?! Tears in the lino that have been there a while. Overall it's a bit scruffy and tatty. The main beds though appear to be new and the bedding seems clean and fresh.

Nearest mini-mart is the BP garage near Bowness about 10 minutes away and that has most things that most people need for a week's stay.

Worst of all - the water was not drinkable while we were there an apparently that is an ongoing issue that's not been addressed. They did leave us enough bottled water so that was fine. We understood that the water issue has been ongoing for a while without being addressed which doesn't reflect well.

I would say that the stairs are not for the very young or those with limited mobility.

The cottage is all about the views and the location. There is a great 5 mile walk around Cartmel Fell right from the doorstep or a little longer in the opposite direction around Whitbarrow.

If you like to wake up looking out towards the hills with sheep and cattle around then it's great. If you want modern facilities then this isn't for you.
Confirmed guest: 15 September 2017
Published on: 18 September 2017

Hi Nicholas, thank you for taking the time to write a review. Bridge House is the ideal place to get away from it all isn't it? The location is stunning. It sounds like you enjoyed some good walks nearby.
I'm sorry to hear that some of the cleaning wasn't up to scratch when you arrived, if you had let me know at the time I would have arranged for a cleaner to come out and take care of it for you. I really appreciate you letting me know about this, I've passed it on to the owners along with your feedback about the other issues, thank you.
I really hope these things didn't spoil your holiday too much. Please get in touch when you're planning your next trip to the Lakes, I'll be more than happy to help.

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