Rainbow Cottage reviews

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Scores 8.2 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
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5 out of 10


Whitley Bay GB Friends
We thought that the facilities were in need of an upgrade: the shower was temperamental , the grill didn’t work very well, there was no grill pan and parking was a problem. We had two cars and found it annoying that we got a note attached to car because we parked in the pub car park despite the fact that:
We used the pub every day we were there
The designated parking area was within the pub car park anyway
Parking in the designated parking area restricted the entrance to the car park
The note advised us not to park in the pub car park out of hours which would hardly seem to be an inconvenience to the pub as it was shut!
Confirmed guest: 16 March 2020
Published on: 17 March 2020

Hi David, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry to hear that there were some issues during your stay. I really appreciate your feedback and suggestions for improvements which I have investigated. The owner has assured me that the shower works perfectly when the instructions in the information pack are followed and a brand new cooker is expected very shortly. Despite the best efforts of the owners, the pub will not permit car parking at any time, however, there is plenty of available on-street parking available in the village,
I hope you can come back to explore more of the Lakes soon.

10 out of 10


Market Harborough GB Family
Lovely cottage, overall cleanliness was good but some dust and cupboards dirty. Oven has seen better days!! Loved the homely feel to the place and will definitely book again.
Confirmed guest: 08 March 2020
Published on: 09 March 2020

Hello Gary, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's a lovely place for a relaxing break, isn't it? Thank you also for your feedback, I will look into this further. Come back any time, you can be sure of a very warm welcome.

9 out of 10


Ashford, Kent GB Friends
We loved Rainbow Cottage - very liveable in with comfy sofas and a decent dining area. Kitchen was just fine and had everything anyone could need. The utility room is a great bonus for coats, boots, dog leads/towels etc. It was a quirky, homely and warm cottage.
We loved having the pub, the Sun Inn, across the road - it was such a treat. Busy from about 5pm to 8pm and then it seemed most people had eaten and drunken their fill and went home so not at all noisy. Pub was very welcoming and friendly.
Bassenthwaite is a gorgeous village, with the stream, ducks and even a village green so our dog could play ball. It was friendly and so quiet after dark. That peace was so welcome.
Just one issue really - please get new mattresses for the beds, the present ones are well past their best and an increasingly aching back every morning wore me down a little. Oh and defrost the freezer compartment in the fridge. Booths in Keswick sell delicious frozen meals but it was difficult storing them in a very iced up freezer compartment.

Great cottage in a lovely location, quiet, friendly, off main roads but close to everything we wanted including fabulous walks straight from the door. It was only the beds and freezer compartment than lessened our score for this cottage. And that the cleaner had forgotten to remove the previous tenants empty new shoe boxes and old magazines left beside the fire which I put in the recycling bin, which consequently made it rather full.
Confirmed guest: 28 September 2019
Published on: 02 October 2019

Hello Rona, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It's a gem of a cottage isn't it? You couldn't have picked a better location for getting out and about on some great walks and peace and quiet! It's always a bonus having a pub on your doorstep - a welcome treat after all that fresh air and exercise. Thank you also for your feedback - I have noted all your comments and I will look into this further. I hope you will return to the Lakes for your next holiday very soon.