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The Tranquil Otter

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous log cabin in a wonderful setting. Lots of wildlife and birds to see in and around the lodge. The hot tub was an added bonus and walking out on to your very own jetty with your own boat on the lake was a great added bonus. A warm welcome and fantastic facilities with an eye for attention to detail.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place! We had a really lovely stay here back in May (helped by great weather, but I think I'd have loved it anyway). We stayed in Fieldfare lodge. The lodge was very spacious and well equipped with parking right outside. The kitchen had everything you could need - we bought groceries in Carlisle and ate at the... More 

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Massachusetts
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for a long weekend while visiting from the states. The lodges were lovely and the grounds are so peaceful, buried in the woods on a little lake. the lodges have a very nicely equipped kitchen, a big TV and comfortable sitting area. we really enjoyed sitting on our deck and drinking coffee in the monring! if you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner booked our trip to the Tranquil Otter a joint treat for our birthdays. We stayed in the Gadwall lodge and it was absolutely perfect. The welcome from Tazeem and Gill was warm and you felt they were genuinely pleased to have you stay. The cottage has beautiful basics often overlooked such as an iron, hairdryer, coffee machine and... More 

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Kittoe, General Manager at The Tranquil Otter, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of your recent stay in Gadwall Lodge. We are pleased that you found us welcoming. We find that it helps our guest to know how things work and where to find things in the lodge. It's good to know that you found the lodge like home from home, as this is what we endeavour to... More 

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing; truly breathtaking. There are countless places to trek to in the area and the lake district isn't far if you fancy a drive. But if you're only here for a day or so I'd recommend that you don't. Stay on the site. Trust me it's beautiful and you'll know what I mean when you get here.... More 

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Kittoe, General Manager at The Tranquil Otter, responded to this review

Dear Jack C Thank you for posting a review of your stay in Chiffchaff Lodge. It's really wonderful to have great feedback. We are a rural location and there is a lot on site and in the immediate vicinity too. We are a nature reserve and there are four nature reserves - each of different character - within a radius... More 

pontefract
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place to go if you want to get away from it all and relax. An ideal place for dog owners. Set in woodland and right on the side of a lake with beautiful scenery. Close to Carlise, the lakes and Northuumberside if you feel like traveling. Visit Keswick the most dog friendly place I've ever been. Each lodge as... More 

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Kittoe, General Manager at The Tranquil Otter, responded to this review

Dear CarolenMark Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are close to Carlisle, Keswick and Northumberland and most of the pubs in our area welcome dogs. We shall have to have a closer look at Keswick too. Many thanks and look forward to welcoming you again. Tazeem More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We visited the Tranquil Otter for 4 nights at the end of May this year. The lodge was beautiful everything was catered for and Gillian the chief housekeeper was amazing and looked after us really well. The site is so private and set around its own lake which is great and you can relax in the outdoor hot tub with... More 

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Kittoe, General Manager at The Tranquil Otter, responded to this review

Dear Delzcfc Thank you taking the time to review your stay at the Tranquil Otter. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We are a very rural location, Thurstonfield is a village without shop or restaurant. We have pubs within two miles, with no street lights. Locally we tend to drive to pubs. You'll find some of our local... More 

Fife
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting the Tranquil Otter for 11 years now, and we just LOVE it. Tazeem and her wonderful team, including Gillian & Fiona, give us a great welcome on every visit. The Kittoes are THE perfect hosts, and we cannot recommend this stunning retreat highly enough. Susan, Mo & Bootsie greyhound.

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Kittoe, General Manager at The Tranquil Otter, responded to this review

Dear Travellers2Fife Thank you for providing a review of all your stays at the Tranquil Otter. We love welcoming guests new and regular. It gives us great pleasure when The Tranquil Otter resonates with what our guests are looking for in their break from the every day. Friends, families and well behaved dogs are welcome. All the best Tazeem More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We have just returned from our first trip to The Tranquil Otter. We stayed in the Gadwall Lodge and from the moment Tazeem (the owner) opened the door and showed us inside our stresses of everyday life slipped away. The lodge is kitted out to a very high standard with attention to detail in every part of the lodge. There... More 

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Kittoe, General Manager at The Tranquil Otter, responded to this review

Dear SueM Thank you for your lovely review and for highlighting all the points we try to convey to guests who have not been to the Tranquil Otter before. We know that our strength is for people who love to be close to nature, whatever the weather. It was lovely to meet you and we hope to welcome you again.... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Just returned from a fantastic weekend at The Tranquil Otter. Tazeem and her staff made us extremely welcome as returning visitors. We celebrated an eightieth birthday in true style. It was amazing to see the swans and their cygnets, the geese and their goslings, the ducks and their ducklings and, of course, Leah, the friendly resident dog. Would strongly recommend.

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Kittoe, General Manager at The Tranquil Otter, responded to this review

Dear SamHawker Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. We welcome all guests. The best compliment is when a guest returns and brings their family. A big thank you to all of you and thank you for the strong recommendation. We hope to welcome you again. All the best Tazeem More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Self-catering Lodges by the Lake, with private hot tub, own boat and log burner and superfast broadband. We have one, two and three bedroom lodges. Great for a family break with a well behaved dog. Enjoy walking, relaxing, spa treatments in your lodge? Enjoy the open countryside then look no further. Book online, by email or phone. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Tranquil Otter

Address: Thurstonfield, Carlisle CA5 6HB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Carlisle > Thurstonfield
Price Range: $202 - $521 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Tranquil Otter 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
The Tranquil Otter Hotel Carlisle
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