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4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   6 / 8 Challoner Street, Cockermouth CA13 9QS, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 16 Cockermouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Durham England
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“Deserves all of their 4 Stars”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2011

An excellent guest house that we found faultless. Fantastic breakfast, crisp clean bed linen, lots of detail in the room and around the guest house - had an extremely enjoyable stay. Breakfast was exceptional. Loved the fresh fruit, nut and dried fruit selection (walnuts/hazelnuts/cashew nuts/dried apricot and bananas, topped with greek yoghurt, served as a buffet, before an overwhelming cooked dish with a 'special' each morning. Would definately recommend this guest house. Had a couple of evening meals round the corner at the Tithe Barn and found it good value for money. Found Eddie to be a perfect host.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Tynemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2011

My wife and I attended a wedding in Cockermouth last weekend and we were told to book into this wonderful home from home. The standards of accomadation was of an extremely high standard and the breakfast was home cooked and to die for. The room was very clean and well appointed and made one feel very much at home. The proprietors are extremely friendly, offering tips and good advice to assist a perfect stay. We will return again. Five full stars for effort. Thanks

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

Central location on quiet side street.
Immaculately presented.
Delicious breakfast.
Friendly and helpful

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2011

Stopped off at the Croft house for a night stay on our way upto Fort William. All I can say is I have no complaints at all. Everything about this place was perfect to the lovely touches for the guest when they arrive, ie: bowl of fruit and boiled sweets in the room. Dressing gowns provided , bottle's of spring water a good selection of hot drinks for the room. Spotlessly clean rooms, in fact the whole place is. Good bed and pillows, very comfortable. Breakfast was amazing. Choice of cereals, fresh fruit salad, fresh cold meats, juices, cooked breakfast with very high quality sausages and bacon, eggs free range and was offered smoked salmon with scrambled eggs too. There is a choice on different days.
Nothing is too much trouble and the locals were so friendly towards us too.. Shame we only stayed the 1 night and will 100% be going back..
Other companies could learn something by going here and seeing what is on offer for a good price too..

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2010

A cosy B & B with excellent facilities and a lovely breakfast.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2010

Eddie and Barbara obviously love what they do and their enthusiasm for making their guests feel welcome and comfortable shows at every turn. The entire place was smartly-appointed but homely, our rooms were very cosy, especially my son's back attic room. We had extra head room, he had added character The en-suite shower rooms were luxurious and the towels were of sumptuously generous proportions. Waffle dressing gowns made us feel even more pampered. And I musn't forget the free Wi Fi. Hospitality was warm and friendly but not intrusive. Breakfast was superb and included fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, homemade bread and jams, yogurt, juices, porridge, plus the cooked menu, featuring a full meaty option, vegetarian alternative, or vegan. Having stayed at another let's-go-there-again establishment earlier this year, The Holt at Benenden in Kent, I find it hard to choose between its morning-time feast and that at Croft House as my champion of breakfast champions. However, I think that Croft edges out in front on the strength of the daily fish specials, which for our three breakfasts were kedgeree, salmon & scrambled eggs and haddock & poached eggs.
Croft House is in the centre of Cockermouth, a solid little town with robust community spirit (which pre-dates, I am sure, the neighbourly bonding after the November 2009 floods). Cockermouth is certainly not 'pretty pretty' and probably not the stickiest of tourist honeypots but all the more appealing for that. It has a good crop of interesting independent shops, it's a teensy weensy bit foodie and arty, but not enough to be pretentious. The Bitter End and the Tithe Barn provided hearty traditional dinners (after an evening or so, you might want to just opt for a starter!). There are smarter restaurants, a bistro or two, at least two curry houses, and plentiful fish & chips as well. The town is home to Jennings Brewery and also the house where William and Dorothy Wordsworth were born. This handsome but modest National Trust property exuded an air of being greatly loved and cared for by a team of dedicated volunteers.
On the edge of the Lake District, proper - we drove to Buttermere in half an hour - Cockermouth also has the heights of Cumbria's natural beauty just down the road.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2010

A wonderful place to stay. Clean, very comfortable and the attention to detail is second to none. Its a real home from home. Eddie was friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Barbara's breakfast was delicious. If I was looking for a B an B in the area again I wouldn't stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6 / 8 Challoner Street, Cockermouth CA13 9QS, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Cockermouth
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Cockermouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Croft House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Croft House Cockermouth, Cumbria

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