We had decided to get married in the lake district since the scenery was so dramatic. I found the website of the Howtown Hotel and this looked an ideal location for our stay. I booked a self catering cottage, number 2, for 3 nights over the telephone with Mrs Baldry who could not have been more helpful. The cottage was very comfortable and very clean and the staff at the Hotel were extremely friendly and 3 of them came to our wedding and were our witnesses. This is an old fashioned country house hotel so if you are looking for Wifi and the like forget it. Payment is cash or cheque and cards are not accepted. You have to walk a ways up the fell to find a signal for your mobile but that is part of what we were looking for.
I am in two minds in writing such a positive review of this hotel because I can see us coming back here year after year and we woiuld like to be able to get in at the time we want again.
We had a wonderful wedding and break at the Howtown and would have loved to stay much longer but because of other commitments we could not. That is our regret but we will return.