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“Left in disgust without our paid for breakfast” 1 of 5 stars
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The Sands, Brampton CA8 1UG, England   |  
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Brampton
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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“Left in disgust without our paid for breakfast”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2009

Stayed one night here but never again! On entering we noticed a strong stale smell of cooking . Our hostess informed us that we had to have breakfast at either 7.30 or 8.00 the following morning as she had a lot of people and we would have to wait. Rather surprised as we had just arrived we reluctantly agreed and were shown inot our room, basic but comfortable. However the ensuite shower was full of mould and the toilet was difficult to flush. Brampton seemed to be closed the wine bar was full and the pubs were not serving food. So we went into Carlisle for a meal so getting back to Brampton at about 11.00 in the evening. The following morning my husband went down at 8.00 to enquire if we could have breakfast a little later and said we did not mind waiting for others to finish as it was Bank Holiday Sunday. The response was a resounding negative we either ate at 8.00 on the dot or had nothing. i was still getting up and could not make it for exactly 8.00The landlady had Church . Sunday was her busiest day. It appeared a large table had been set for non residents . Bearing in mind we had paid in advance we had to leave with neither food nor drink. Having just enjoyed a short touring holiday in Northern England and having experienced nothing but charm and hospitality in other Bed and breakfast establishments this rather ruined the end of our break.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2008

Sands House is a traditional stone building on the A6071 about a third of a mile east of Brampton town centre.

This is not a luxurious place to stay, but at £50 for a small twin room, it was decent value. We were greeted with tea and cake by our hosts Bill and Val. The room had recently been refurbished, but the bathroom was in need of some work. The grouting round the shower tray was mouldy.

Breakfast - served downstairs in a large room reminiscent of a hotel bar - was fine. Val was happy to cook us anything we wanted.

We didn't have a car, and the walk into town for dinner took about 10 minutes each way. There are plenty of pubs to choose from.

Several bus routes stop a few yards away from Sands House, including the hourly 685 service between Carlisle and Newcastle.

  • Liked — Good breakfast, friendly hosts
  • Disliked — Mouldy shower
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sands House

Address: The Sands, Brampton CA8 1UG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Brampton
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Brampton
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Sands House Brampton, Cumbria

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