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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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ZoeKP
Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 review
“An excellent holiday cottage, set in a fantastic rural setting...”
Reviewed December 14, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed at the Sun Inn holiday cottage during October half-term 2015.
We stayed in this cottage with our family, friends and our cocker spaniel.
We found this cottage to be very well equipped. This had everything we needed to cater for a large group. Plenty of plates, cups, glasses, cutlery etc.
Our 10year old loved the bunk bed room.
We found the towels and bedding spotless. The travel cot and highchair provided was also in an excellent condition.
The cottage is set in a lovely quiet village, really nice to get away from everything. There is a larger village about 10min drive, where you will find more amenities- Aldi, banks, boots, few more shops and more pubs.
Great visitor information booklet in the cottage.
We had a very warm welcome from the owner Chris, who had popped over to check we had arrived ok, the cottage was nice and warm, just what we needed.
During our stay we visited whinlatter forest park, which is only a 20-25min drive away.
We also took a trip through to bassenthwaite lake which was about 10-15min drive away.
We really enjoyed our stay here and would recommend this cottage.
We would consider staying here again in the future.

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Liked best: Fantastic village location. Friendly local people.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 27, 2015
Thank You for yet another great review! We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Chris & Viv Bell
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taichi100
Congleton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Four Night Stay in Sun Inn Cottage No. 1”
Reviewed October 17, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Loved the area and the cottage. Both were just perfect for us especially since the weather was good.
We normally eat in so although the cottage was very comfortable and well designed we found the kitchen equipment a bit lacking. Since the cottage sleeps 6 there needs to be more saucepans and casserole dishes. Also 4 of us needed to eat French style due to lack of cutlery. Something for the owner to consider

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Lack of internet/telephone access
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 18, 2015
Thank You for yet another great review, We hope to welcome you back again soon! We have taken on board your suggestions re: cutlery dishes etc. and will add more, however we have had large families in the cottage and they seemed to manage! With regards to wifi, we had a new line put into the property at the beginning of the year, however due to the location/size of the telephone exchange, we don't always get a 100% reliable service, something which is both very frustrating for us but out of our hands for the moment!
Chris & Viv Bell
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Robin B
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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“Perfect peaceful stay!”
Reviewed May 27, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We stayed at Sun Inn Cottage with friends over a bank holiday. We wanted somewhere peaceful and relaxing but within reach of places of interest which is exactly what we got. We also wanted somewhere to get together for Eurovision night so a decent sized TV with comfortable sofas was also important.

The cottage itself is surprisingly spacious and plenty big enough for the four of us. The living area was comfortable and the dining area big enough for our Sunday evening meal. Additional dining could be taken in the kitchen which was also a nice size. The two main bedrooms were big enough although we used the small bunk bed room to store our bags. The decent sized bathroom had a great shower which was nice.

The best part was the views from the back. Nothing but rolling fields and the garden with outdoor seating was an added bonus.

There are not many facilities around, certainly not within walking distance but Cockermouth is a lovely little village and only a short drive. There's a Sainsbury's just 15 mins drive too so civilisation is not too far away. The coastal town of Whitehaven is about a 30 min drive and so is Carlisle if you fancy a days shopping.

If you get the weather you'd find it difficult to find somewhere better but the cottage is spacious and comfortable if it rains. We would definitely recommend Sun Inn Cottage and are hoping to visit again before the summer is out (assuming it's not booked up!).

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Liked best: The views.
Liked least: Internet wasn't working in the area while we were there but this was the whole area not just the cottage.
Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
May 28, 2015
Thank You for our first review, pleased you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we will see you again soon! Best Regards Chris & Viv Bell
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Reviewed April 5, 2018 for a stay in March 2018
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