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Laurel House
Ranked #1 of 3 Culgaith B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
“The Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Just stayed at Laurel House in Culgaith and it is the best B&B I have ever stayed in. What a welcoming couple Alex and Geoff are with homemade scones and beers on arrival. The rooms are lovely and the super king sized bed was so comfy. The breakfast was superb and as much as you can eat. The restaurant down the road was top class too. What a find, recommended by trusted friends who are now regulars. we hope to be too!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Don N
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sevgililerevi, Owner at Laurel House, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thanks for your great review. We are delighted that you found your friends recommendation all that they said it was.We look forward to meeting you again in the future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

This was our second visit to Laural House, It was just as good as the first time .Alex & Jeff are so welcoming ,we felt like we were just at home ,Its cosy,warm and the breakfast well you dont need lunch after one of their amazing fill you up breakfasts which is just delightful.We would recommend to anyone,Hopefully we will returning yet again in feb, its great just for a get away from it all break not too far for us to travel {Leeds} where you can relax ,chill out and enjoy .Mrs Millers is also a place to visit where you can enjoy a lovely meal only walkling distance away, which Alex or Jeff will arrange for you .THE BEST ,THANKS ITS JUST PERFECT .
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Jane & Glenn {Leeds}

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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sevgililerevi, Owner at Laurel House, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thanks for the review. It's always rewarding when previous guests return, and want to keep coming back, and who also appreciate eating at Mrs Millers.
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Malton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

Alex and Jeff are the most welcoming of hosts and their bed and breakfast is second to non. This is not the first time we have been and it certainly won't be the last as it has rapidly become our weekend escape. The rooms are comfortable with huge beds and all the creature comforts you would expect, breakfasts are just superb as are the coffee and scones. Ideally located for lakes or north Pennines, your choice, you'll not find a better more hospitable b&b than a stay at laurel house

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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sevgililerevi, Owner at Laurel House, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Thanks for the great review - always a pleasure to welcome back returning guests.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

I stayed with a colleague for one night whilst working in the area. The hosts were great x helped in any way they could. The rooms were lovely the bed was so comfortable. The en suite bathroom had fantastic body shop products in for use. I certainly enjoyed a long bath with bubbles. So quiet here and peaceful. breakfast was lovely and Alex and Jeff both got up at the crack of dawn to ensure we got a good breakfast before heading to work and even boxed up some fruit salad for later for us. A big thank you again

  • Stayed September 2012
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sevgililerevi, Owner at Laurel House, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Thanks for your positive review - it's never a problem providing an early breakfast. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

The hosts of The Laurel House make it seem so easy!
This was one of the last places we stayed on a five and a half week trip across England, Scotland and Ireland. I have to admit my patience for B&Bs was running thin which is why this place amazed me so much.
Alex and Jeff were a delight and none of it seemed like work to them...they were genuinely hospitable, accommodating and friendly from the moment we spoke on the phone to book a room until we left. We arrived late in the evening and instead of making us eat a McDonalds (the only place around open) they offered to make us sandwiches. They also offered us wine and some great conversation.
The bedroom was very nice. The bed was HUGE and very comfortable.
I was so impressed with the toiletries provided in the bathroom...not your run-of-the-mill cheap stuff you normally find in a hotel or B&B. They had lovely Body Shop shampoo, conditioner and body wash that my husband loved so much he insisted I buy it as soon as we got home. What blew me away was the Clinique face cleanser! No one offers that kind of quality!
Breakfast was amazing with more food than I could hope to eat in a week of breakfasts!
I couldn't think of one thing that I would have liked to have that they didn't offer.
It was a real delight to see a business run so well.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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sevgililerevi, Owner at Laurel House, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Thank you very much for your lovely review. We work hard to ensure our guests have a relaxing and pleasant stay with us, so your comments are really appreciated and makes all our efforts worthwhile.
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

Warmest thanks to Alex and Jeff for a lovely stay in Culgaith. The village is so picturesque, with panoramic views across to the Lakes. Our welcome was so kind - tea and scones with homemade jam on arrival, and a breakfast fit for kings, all ingredients sourced locally and veggie sausages (fab!) especially for my husband. Really thoughtful. We had a dream of a room - spacious, super-clean, with luxury toiletries and the most comfortable bed we've every slept in besides our own! We saw the best of the area, and partook of a great local beer festival with folk music, all on Alex and Jeff's advice. We'll be back, and would thoroughly recommend to all.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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sevgililerevi, Owner at Laurel House, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Very pleased that you enjoyed the beer festival and the veggie sausages. Thanks for you comments.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

wis there for one night but wished was two as booked other place next night -damn! only way to give advance warning is tio ensure an empty stomch for their brilliant breakfast as we didn't eat anything after that till a wee snakc at about 7.30pm. their recommendation of mrs miller's for a meal at night was spot on as it was an excellent place! will be back to both places but more so laurel hoose cos cannae resist their breakfast!! alex n jeff - ye ROCK!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank deefiep
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sevgililerevi, Owner at Laurel House, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Glad you enjoyed the breakfast and Mrs Millers - thanks for your kind remarks.
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Additional Information about Laurel House

Property: Laurel House
Address: Laurel House Skirwith Road, Culgaith CA10 1QL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Culgaith
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Culgaith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Laurel House 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Laurel House is a delightful 18th-century farmhouse converted into a three bedroom luxurious bed & breakfast. Situated just 7 miles from J40 of the M6, we are ideally placed for an overnight stay on the way to Scotland, or as a base to explore the Lake Distict. All rooms are fully en-suite, with digital TVs, security safes, trouser presses, tea/coffee, hairdryers, large bath towels, dressing gowns and tub armchairs for maximum comfort. Awarded a Visit Britain 4 Star Gold rating and Breakfast Award in 2010, and a prestigous 5 Star rating in 2011, we can offer the weary traveller a good nights rest and a good start to the day. Laurel House has recently been voted one of Towergate Insurances 2016 Top Ten UK B & B's - the only one in Cumbria. ... more   less 
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