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First garden, poppies and picnic table
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24 reviews
First garden, poppies and picnic table
Lounge with log burner
Double Bedroom
Hallway into bathroom
Single Bedroom
Bathroom
Bathroom; has separate shower cubicle as well
View from kitchen window
Christmas!
Second garden - more poppies! Kissing chair, and outdoor table for dinning. Out door toys for garden
Summerhouse. Wonderful for sitting in with a book and a glass of vino.
First garden with picnic table
Open in winter!
Cockermouth High Street 7 miles away. Wonderful quaint shops and Wordsworth museum.
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Vikki P
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
“Perfect cottage”
Reviewed September 16, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

A lovely cottage in a great location. Owners provide everything you could need and more. Very convenient for visiting the lake district and even into Scotland. Can't think of a single fault and will definitely try to visit again.

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ian B
Halifax, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Little Gem”
Reviewed September 1, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Poppy Cottage was just perfect. I cannot recommend highly enough. Everything you need from a cottage and more. The doggy treats, wine, eggs and biscuits on arrival were a lovely surprise. The cottage is spotlessly clean, cosy and warm (thanks to the lovely woodburner - central heating too). It's a perfect base for getting around with Keswick only 25 mins away, Cockermouth only 10 mins away. The cottage itself is located in a small quiet village just a stroll away from the local village pub. Simply perfect.

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Liked best: The cleanliness and general upkeep of the property
Liked least: Not applicable
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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yorky66
Altrincham
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“beautiful quaint cottage”
Reviewed September 25, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

arrived Saturday evening to find a nice bottle of wine, box of chocolates and some eggs waiting for us! They hadn't forgotten the dog though, a bowl of fresh water and some doggy treats, I thought that was such a nice touch!
The cottage was very clean and maintained to a high standard. The gardens are lovely and the summer house was soooo nice to relax in.
Location is great for travelling around the lakes but be aware there isn't a village shop.
The local pub allows dogs in and serves nice food!
Would recommend this cottage very highly.

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Liked best: the quaintness and cleanliness
Liked least: nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with pets
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Andy W
Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Felt relaxed from the moment we walked in!”
Reviewed September 11, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

The location was ideal, close enough to Keswick and the lakes but also giving us a chance to explore the coast at Allonby. Fantastic sunsets, fish and chips and home made ice cream from Twentymans.
Exciting welcome tray on arrival and thoughtful touches throughout the property.
The owners have really tried to give their guests the best experience possible. They were also very helpful to us when booking.
Cosy lounge, comfortable bedrooms and lovely gardens full of birds.
Lay in bed listening to the owls!

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Liked best: Cosy lounge
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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JIB371
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Poppy Cottage is a little gem”
Reviewed July 9, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Poppy Cottage is situated a few miles to the north of the Lakeland National Park in the village of Bothel. The village is quite drab with an average pub, however the cottage is superb and we will definitely stay again. We met the owners on arrival. They were very friendly and gave us useful advice on the local amenities. The cottage was absolutely spotless and literally everything is provided from linen and towels to eggs, a bottle of wine, washing up liquid and sticking plasters. All we have needed to buy is food. Electricity, gas and wi-fi are all included in the price. there are no extras. The accommodation is compact, but perfectly adequate for three people and you can bring your pets too. (There wasn't a dog hair to be found anywhere when we arrived). One thing to bear in mind is that the stairs are very steep and there are lots of steps in the garden. It is not ideal for young children or the frail elderly. Poppy cottage is a real find and we recommend it without hesitation.

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Liked best: The level of equipment and cleanliness
Liked least: The steep stairs. The bed was a little too hard for us.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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Ali_Steve...
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“More than we could have hoped for”
Reviewed May 2, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Where to start...what a beautiful cottage away from the touristy destinations but still close enough for when you are ready to get back in to the hustle and bustle (of the lake district). Lynne and Mark really do make the cottage feel like a home away from home with everything you could ever need to make sure your stay is comfortable (ladies don't worry about bringing the hair dryer or straighteners). The small touches make such a difference and knowing you can come back to put your feet up by the fire after a day of walking definitely helps motivate the non-adventurers of us!! We will definitely be back :)

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Liked best: the small touches
Liked least: there wasnt anything to dislike
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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rachelkon...
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Magical Christmas”
Reviewed December 30, 2013 for a stay in December 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Our second stay at the beautiful poppy cottage and was even more magical than the first. We stayed over the Christmas period, upon arrival we were welcomed to Christmas decorations and even a tree it was beautiful. We even had fresh eggs and a bottle of vino :) poppy enjoyed her treats too. Although the weather was miserable it was a perfect excuse to cosy up information of the fire. I have fallen in love with this beautiful cottage. Thank you again for a fantastic stay and a fantastic Christmas. Just waiting to plan our next visit.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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