Slackgate reviews

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Scores 9.3 out of 10 based on 15 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10


London GB Friends
We had a fantastic stay at Slackgate. The antique furniture gives it a nice cosy feel but the kitchen and bathrooms are modern so you get the best of both worlds. It’s well situated for a lot of great walks. We were a group of friends but I can imagine it would be equally good for families. Absolutely would stay there again! We brought a knife sharpener and cafetière on the advice of reviews but apart from those two things the place is very well equipped. Thanks for a lovely holiday!
Confirmed guest: 06 April 2018
Published on: 07 April 2018

Hi Catherine, thank you for your review. It sounds like you and your friends had a wonderful time at Slackgate. It's the perfect place to get away from it all isn't it? And lovely and cosy to come back to after a day out exploring. I hope you enjoyed some great walks. Here's to the next Lakes adventure!

9 out of 10


Sunderland GB Family
Thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay. Cottage is beautiful and very comfortable, with everything we needed. The welcome pack and card was a nice touch. Some parts were quite dusty, behind settees and furniture, and it’s clear some of the walls, in the kitchen and lounge area need a touch up of paint but that did not distract from the enjoyment we had
Confirmed guest: 26 March 2018
Published on: 27 March 2018

Hi Des, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your weekend at Slackgate. It's the perfect place for a relaxing break isn't it?
I'm sorry to hear that some of the cleanliness wasn't up to scratch when you arrived. If you had let me know at the time I would have arranged for someone to come out an take care of it for you. I hope it didn't cause you too much inconvenience, I'll pass your feedback on to the owners.
I hope you can come back to explore more of the Lakes very soon.

10 out of 10


Washington GB Family
Perfect cottage for a special birthday celebration with our family of 7 adults, a 5 year old and 2 babies. Well laid out accommodation with plenty of space to spread out with the nicely furnished separate lounge, the separate dining room plus the large kitchen,dining and sitting area. The kitchen was well equipped to cater for family meals. The 2 large ensuite bedrooms at either end of upstairs corridor had plenty of room for travel cots and baby paraphernalia while the smaller but very cosy double and bunk room share the main bathroom. The central heating system kept the house lovely and warm even in the sub-zero temperatures we experienced while the 2 log burners made it very cosy in the evenings. Useful room off the downstairs toilet for hanging coats and storing boots,etc. All in all a lovely spacious house.
The local pub The Herdwick Inn had just changed management but were very obliging in cooking a birthday meal for us and they suggested doing a large beef joint which they brought out to the table for my husband to carve which was excellent and good value.
We had a leak from the main ensuite shower on the first morning with water pouring through the dining room ceiling but this was sorted out very quickly by Sally's cottages and the owner by the afternoon and ready to use the next day.
Confirmed guest: 02 March 2018
Published on: 05 March 2018

Thanks for your fantastic feedback, Steven! What a great place for a special birthday get together - and weren't you lucky at The Herdwick Inn! I'm glad the shower leak didn't affect your arrangements too much and I'm pleased we were able to get it sorted for you so quickly. I hope we'll see you in the lakes again before too long!

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