Our trip to the Crosthwaite House was planned on a whirlwind two week trip to the U.K. in May. My husband and I traveled as far north as St. Andrew's, Scotland, and down to Bath and over to London.
We chose the Crosthwaite House because it was halfway from Edinburgh, Scotland and Tewkesbury, England. We wanted a place in Kendal so I started looking at Trip Advisor (like I always do). I chose this charming place because Tiree and Sam commented on each and every post a person wrote on their B&B. I figure, if they spent the time to care about what people were saying about their place and wrote such a thoughtful note back, they must have a lovely place they care about and treat their guests as if they were family. I was not disappointed. The moment we got there, we were greeted with friendly faces (Sam and his daughter) and their golden retriever. I, at first, had a difficult time connecting to the internet but Sam was very helpful with this, even let me have the router in the room so I had the best chance at reception!
The breakfast was delightful. We even met another couple who brought their golden retriever on their trip. We have two that we were missing back in the States, so between Sam's and this other couple's golden, I was able to get my fix for the week :)
Just a stone's throw from the B&B was a wonderful place to eat for dinner, the Punch Bowl. We were able to walk there, which was a plus since we were sick of driving.
The only frustrating thing about our visit was getting there, and to no fault of our own! We followed our GPS which took us down a one lane road, that was supposed to be two, where weeds were hitting our car on both sides and there were walls on the other side of the weeds! If someone would have been coming the other direction, I don't know what we would have done...there was no turning around, pulling off to the side or backing up! We should have followed Sam and Tiree's directions they so kindly sent us in the mail! Next time :)
If you get a chance to relax after dinner, and you will, try some of the Damson gin they leave out for you to partake of. I liked it so much, I bought some :)
If you are looking for a place to hop on and off the highway....this is not it. If, however you wan...
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Hi both! Many, many thanks for leaving us such a lovely, detailed review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay - we're lucky to have some great...
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