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Comfort and Equipment
6.1
Location
7.6
Cleanliness
7.1
Local amenities
6.9
Value for money
7.1
Overall rating
5.9
Scores 5.9 out of 10 based on 8 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
5 out of 10

Sally

Louth GB Family
After reading some of the reviews about this cottage we weren't exactly looking forward to what we were going to find. Anyway, first impressions, not too bad. Spacious, clean and perfectly located for where we wanted to visit.
After unpacking and srttli g in we found that the cottage is in need of some TLC, one of the kitchen cupboards was broken, the oven door is dangerous, when you open it the glass slides out, one of the fronts on the chest of drawers in the double bedroom downstairs comes off. The dining table is wobbly, some of the chairs were too, the bathroom downstairs has an over the bath shower, it is in dire need of a new seal, everytime we had a shower it flooded the bathroom. The water temp downstairs not hot either. The shower was warm but didn't get hot.
The fridge isn't brilliant, the door doesn't close properly so it doesn't stay cold. Not good as we had lots of food in it, freezer works well though.
There were 6 adults staying at the cottage, we struggled with comfy seating as only 2 sofas, seats 4 comfortably but not 6.
Not sure what it is with the floor but wow it's noisy, all over the house every single step is heard except for the first staircase. It sounds like you're walking through fresh deep snow lol 
We loved the location, it was central to all the places we visited. It is by a busy road but it was OK.
Can I also point out that when you arrive at the cottage it's one of 3, there are no numbers or names to define which one you're actually staying in.
No instructions regards where to take our rubbish, no recycling facilities either.
Confirmed guest: 26 June 2021
Published on: 07 July 2021

Hi Sally, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your break, it's a lovely place to escape from the hustle and bustle for a while isn't it? The location is perfect for getting out for some good walks or exploring further afield.
I'm sorry to hear there were a number of issues during your stay. You can always contact us here in the office with any problems and we'll always do our best to resolve them as quickly as possible.
I really appreciate your feedback and suggestions for improvement and wll make sure everything you have highlighted is addressed, thank you.
I hope you can come back to explore more of the Lakes soon.

4 out of 10

Becki

Cambridge GB Couple
The beds are really poor here, very thin mattresses across all beds (2 x double 2 x twin). The place is tired, most things hanging on by a thread or poorly stuck together. The water isnt hot from either shower and not enough for a bath, but you will scold yourself on the tap water. I did contact the owner and it seemed a little warmer the next day but not enough to enjoy a hot shower after a walk.
Various bulbs were not available and this was reported but not sorted in our time. The place is cheap.

It is not ideal for dogs, right on the main road - just to be aware if you are taking dogs with you they need to be on lead at all times out of the house.

Plenty of warmth from the heating though and the pub across the way offers good standard pub grub. Ideal for doing blencathra.
Confirmed guest: 24 October 2020
Published on: 25 October 2020

Hi Becki, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry to hear that the cottage didn't live up to your expectations and there were a few issues during your stay. I really appreciate your feedback and will make sure everything you have mentioned is addressed, thank you.
I hope you can come back to explore more of the Lakes soon.

7 out of 10

Julie

Huddersfield GB Family
The property is well located and has great views from the lounge. The furnishings are tired with many cupboard and draw doors falling off. Only 50% of the light bulbs work, but for the price was great for a week away. Some instruction on bins and recycling boxes would have been appreciated.
Confirmed guest: 03 October 2020
Published on: 08 October 2020

Hello Julie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. You really can't beat getting away from it all, can you? I really appreciate your feedback and suggestions for improvement which I will pass on to the owner. I would love to welcome you back again in the future.