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“Saddleback Barn - beauty and tranquility” 5 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Cottage   |   Mungrisdale, Penrith CA11 0SH, England   |  
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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“Saddleback Barn - beauty and tranquility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This was our fourth consecutive autumn/winter visit with friends to Saddleback Barn.

This place has to be seen to be believed. The location and cosiness of the property is the reason we keep going back. Whilst it offers the feeling of being remote it is only 15 minutes off the M6 and only 15 minutes into Keswick. The views are stunning, and get a cloud-free night and the stars are a treat in themselves given the lack of light pollution.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Just returned from a weekend short break to Near Howe and the excellent apartment Sharp Edge, a new addition to Near Howe since our last visit five years ago. Once again the standard and quality of accommodation was excellent and everything we needed was available. We were greeted warmly again by all including Tia the dog. Reluctant to share the joys of this beautiful place with others for fear of its popularity being such that we wont be able to get in when we wish to return, but share we must, so others can experience the peace and tranquillity of this hidden gem. Dave and Carol, East Yorkshire.

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  • Stayed November 2013, 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
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Stev_Woolley, Owner at Near Howe Cottages, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
So great to see that you enjoyed this stay.

It's always great to welcome people back again and again. The best form of advertising is recommendations from repeat visitors.
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Stayed in Bannerdale cottage at Near Howe Cottages. I have not seen such a well maintained cottage before. Steve and Jill, has done a magnificent job. Clean spotless and supplied with almost everything you would need (do check website). It is such a cosy place with top quality standards and the best thing is the team room at the back. My parents loved it.
The location is easy to find thanks to the guidance on the website.it is off the main road up a hill which makes it an amazing spot. There are loads of activities to do here and for some one who comes here unplanned (ME), steve was kind enough to give a decent overview with a map that gave me a good start and has kept me busy over the weekend. There is loads of literature supplied to help you as well. There are two big towns nearby and almost everything to do .
Finally, it is amazing place at a very affordable price, great ambiance, great people, great time and amazing experience. Will 100 % come again.
Hussain.

Room Tip: bathroom in bannerdale is huge.....:)
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stev_Woolley, Owner at Near Howe Cottages, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Glad you enjoyed your stay and noticed the high level of cleanliness that we always aim to reach. We have a great team of cleaners who take a real pride in their work. They also have a great time and are a joy to work with.

Here at Near Howe we strive to create a true Oasis of Peace and Tranquility!
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Stayed in one of the cottages for the last few days and I must say it was lovely. Set in an idyllic area of Penrith, easily located between Penrith Centre and Keswick Centre. Lots of tourist attractions close by. The cottages were to a very high standard overlooking beautiful scenery. The owners Jill and Steve were very friendly and accommodating. Thank you and we will definitely be back again. Very highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I booked Near Howe Cottage from the 23rd July to 26th July 3 nights. The cottage was clean and well equipped for our use with comfy beds. The position is in an elevated position with breathtaking views . Its a 30 minute walk to the local pub which serves excellent food. The property is well positioned for both Penrith and Keswick as well as lots of outdoor pursuits in the area. My teenage daughters did horse riding which was only a ten minute drive away. The owners Steve and Jill were friendly and relaxed. We will be definitely returning in the near future and will be recommending this lovely cottages to our friends and family.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is our fourth stay at Near Howe and will not be our last. The location is perfect - quiet, peaceful, fantastic views. The properties are well equipped, always clean with comfy beds. Steve and Jill are relaxed and welcoming. No problem storing my mountain bike securely. Great place to come with our two dogs. The only downside if you like a few pints is that there is no pub within walking distance, but that is a small price to pay for the otherwise perfect location.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Two sisters and husbands plus one dog. Bannerdale is excellent everything you need for a relaxing and peaceful break. Jill and Steve not forgetting Tia, are great hosts. The cottage is beautiful and very well equipped.
On the plus side as well, the weather was kind to us - with lots of sunny dry weather even though it was cold and the views from the cottage were lovely with snow on the hills. All in all a perfect week. Trying to work out a special birthday celebration break for more of the family to join us next time. Our thanks to Jill and Steve for making us so welcome.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Near Howe Cottages

Address: Mungrisdale, Penrith CA11 0SH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Penrith
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Penrith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Near Howe Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Near Howe offers superb farmhouse bed and breakfast accommodation, together with five high-quality self-catering cottages, providing the ideal away-from-it-all break. The perfect place to escape to! The farmhouse and cottages stand amid 380 acres of classic Lakeland scenery, in an elevated position close to the small village of Mungrisdale, giving us glorious views out over some of the most impressive countryside in the Cumbrian fells. ... more   less 
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Near Howe Cottages Penrith, UK - Lake District

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