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The Tranquil Otter

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5.0 of 5
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Thurstonfield, Carlisle CA5 6HB, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having just arrived back from a particularly stressful 4 weeks at sea, culminating in a dry dock period, I was ready for the peace and quiet and rest that the Tranquil Otter offered. My partner and I stopped in Egret, and as soon as we were shown in and the facilities on offer, we both knew that we would be... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Tranquil Otter on Saturday 21st March - Monday 23rd March for our 1st Wedding Anniversary and we had a wonderful stay! The location is idyllic for a romantic getaway and we found that it was the perfect place for celebrating our wedding anniversary. The lodges are clean and fully equipped, the hot tub... More 

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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After coming here for our honeymoon in October we just had to come back. Why would you need to travel 4 hours away with this on your doorstep? As always the lodges are top notch with the most gorgeous facilities and spotless cleaning. The site team do an increase job! The view from all lodges are spectacular with the lake.... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tazeem and Nick do all they can to make your stay special and they really do care. Overall we loved the place and the location is quite special, with all the birds and a lovely lake to walk round or row out on. It has the potential to be perfect and I've read the other reviews which is why we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We first visited the Tranquil Otter to celebrate Mo's 40th birthday in April 2005 ... we have today returned from another visit, staying in Chiffchaff, this time to celebrate her 50th !!!!!! We LOVE the Tranquil Otter ... it is so peaceful and the views, from all lodges, just cannot be beaten. We have visited, on average, 3 times a... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've just had 4 days at the Tranquil Otter staying in the Dunnock Lodge which was perfect for us. We had a warm welcome and Gillian was so lovely,helpful and informative. We enjoyed the hot tub even on the day it rained and the wind was very blustery, then curling up infront of the log fire was so relaxing. Wish... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glorious three days relaxing. Superb facilities and handy for both Lakes and Hadrians Wall. Even as a family of four with two teenagers and a dog, we all had a lovely time. Really friendly staff! Incredibly peaceful stay!

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed in the Gadwall lodge for 3 nights over the Easter bank holiday weekend. This was our second trip to the Tranquil Otter after having visited in October 2014, that time we stayed in Chiff Chaff. The fact we returned so soon tells you all you need to know - this place is amazing! The lodges... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was taken to the Tranquil Otter by my fiance for my 30th birthday. It was an absolute dream, the accommodation was undoubtedly 5* and faultless in every way. We spent four nights in chiff chaff, it was so beautiful peaceful and relaxing. The cabins are very private and the lake is so beautiful. The photographs just don't do it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned form a wee break at The Tranquil Otter. This really is a little piece of Heaven on Earth. We went with my nephew and his fiancée and they were so impressed they have decided they want to book their honeymoon here next year. We stayed in "Dunnock" and the lodge was spotless and had everything we... More 

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