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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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2791Selki...
Winchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Perfect and peaceful”
Reviewed May 7, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We loved Little Byre from the moment we walked in the door. It's tucked away in a very quiet area, well away from the tourist honeypots, but an easy drive to all of them. There were biscuits and a bottle of wine waiting for us, which we enjoyed sitting on the tiny terrace looking at the view of Skiddaw.
The cottage was spotlessly clean, and very warm. Everything we could possibly have needed was provided - the kitchen was particularly well equipped, which is all to rare on a holiday cottage. There were books, DVDs to watch, and board games for rainy days (we didn't have any of those, amazingly!). The shower was boiling hot, the beds were comfortable, and to top it off there were a couple of peacocks who wandered round the communal garden every morning!
Absolutely fantastic. Well done Margaret and Mark for creating such a lovely refuge.

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Management Response
Jul 13, 2017
"Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for your kind comments. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Little Byre - we also like the peace and quiet of the location whilst being close to all the attractions of the Northern Lake District. We will be glad to welcome you back any time in the future.
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Isseynoho
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Stunning views, homely and immaculate”
Reviewed August 30, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

I have just returned to Yorkshire from 3 nights away with my gorgeous mum and sister. We wanted a space to get together away from work and the stresses of life. The past couple of years have been very hard with the loss of dad, mum looking after elderly parent and in-laws and the stresses of mine and my sisters job. I would say to anybody that Little Byre is an absolutely amazing place to stay. Id recommend to anyone. Margaret the owner i spoke to on the phone to book was lovely. The cottage was very well presented. The decor etc was amazing , beds and shower so lovely. It was immaculate to. We loved the touches e.g milk and ice cubes in freezer (pretty hot day and much appreciated) when we arrived an bottle of wine. We will be returning. Thank you Margaret so very much . Emma-Louise Wormald xhxh

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Liked best: Everything, it was like home
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Other
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Management Response
Aug 31, 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for your kind comments. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Little Byre and will be glad to welcome you back any time in the future.
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Aaronnata...
Hayes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mrs ”
Reviewed August 28, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Excellent cottage, we had everything we needed and it was very clean and cosy . Our son who is 9 throughly enjoyed our stay and read lots of the books which were already there.
Will be booking again for next year. England is very beautiful and our stay in little byre was something we will remember for a very long time.
Over 6 days we walked 35 miles but the views and surroundings made it all that enjoyable .

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Management Response
Aug 29, 2016
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of seeing all the beautiful scenery of the Lake District. We will be more than happy to welcome you back to Little Byre.
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lynnieash
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A brilliant short break”
Reviewed August 14, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

The cottage was immaculate. Perfect for my husband, daughter and myself. Beds were really comfortable.
Thank you for the welcome tray: tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits and wine, plus milk in fridge.
Would definitely stay here again.

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Management Response
Aug 16, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind comments. So glad that you enjoyed your stay. We would love to welcome you back.
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Dave O
Lexington, South Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Cottage”
Reviewed July 19, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We had a great 4 nights stay at Little Byre! The cottage has everything you need and more. It felt like being at home. The house was very clean, comfortable beds and a quiet, peaceful atmosphere. The location is great. A short drive to Keswick or other areas in the Lake District. The owners provide a lot of good info about the area, including restaurant recommendations, books and maps. Plus a great welcome package with a bottle of wine and shortbread! Our only regret was not staying longer.

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Management Response
Jul 27, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and would be glad to welcome you back should you ever stay here again. We love the peace and quiet but also love the proximity to Keswick and Cockermouth.
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davesarah...
Derby, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed June 4, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We had a wonderful week staying at Little Byre. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need for a stay in the lakes. You even get a bottle of wine and some rather tasty biscuits waiting for you.
The location is amazing. A tranquil little village, perfectly picturesque with superb views which feels like it's another, better world!
But you're only about ten miles to the seaside, to the forests and to the heart of the lakes. I'm not sure there are many places that can say that. I've already recommended Little Byre to family and we will be staying again. We loved it.

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Management Response
Jun 4, 2016
Thank you Dave for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Little Byre and would gladly welcome you back. We love the location, especially the peace and quiet but at a convenient distant from everything the area has to offer.
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clb1953
staffordshire
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Home from home”
Reviewed September 13, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

What a great find. We enjoyed a relaxing break at this beautiful cottage. Everything was first class, from the cleanliness to the comfort. The furnishings were lovely and there was a lovely patio area to sit outside and enjoy the stunning views of Skiddaw. Little touches such as leaving a welcoming bottle of wine, shortbread and even fresh milk, made this holiday rental just that little bit special. The whole process from enquiring to receiving directions to the cottage and key collection details was made so easy by Margaret. We can definitely recommend this cottage and hopefully we will return in the future.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet and homeliness
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 15, 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for Little Byre and for your kind comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage to your satisfaction. We would love to welcome you back for another holiday.
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