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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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KateMarsh...
Surrey, UK
1 review
“Very comfortable stay!”
Reviewed November 11, 2017 for a stay in November 2017

Just home from a week's stay at the lovely Pudding Cottage. It was exactly as advertised and lived up to all expectations. It worked really well in terms of location and the house itself was large and very comfortable for a holiday with a toddler and visiting friends and grandparents.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 13, 2017
Hi Kate,
Just picked up your review and what a lovely review it was. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you and your extended family at Pudding in the future.
Kind Regards,
Sue
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Norma F
Harlow, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Happy Dog Friendly Cottage”
Reviewed November 8, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Angela the owner made us very welcome. Beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need, including for our large dog. I have booked again for 2018 can't wait to return. Thank you for a lovely stay. Also their lovely restaurant should be visited.

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 10, 2017
Hi Norma,
Thank you for your lovely review and we are gladd that your dog also enjoyed his stay. We realise that bringing your dog on holiday helps to make it a stress free experience. We look forward to seeing you again at Pudding Cottage.
Kind Regards Sue
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Sarah S
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Perfect location, peaceful yet close to lots of action like brockhole.”
Reviewed October 28, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Beautiful cottage. Beautiful aspect. 5 minute walk across A591 to Brockhole. My 3 children loved the tree treking, treetop nets and the Brave the cave. We also took a boat ride to Ambleside. We ate at the watersedge inn twice here. The food was fabulous and the bonus was that they allowed dogs. we then hopped back on the boat to Wray castle. The friendly gardeners got our children involved in planting daffodil bulbs which was a lovely touch. we booked the indoor climbing wall in Ambelside on a wet day which was a really good place too. The cottage itself is quality throughout, My boys loved the xbox and variety of games and dvd. We didnt use the leisure club as we wanted more of an outdoors week. The cottage is homely and warm. No issue with hot water when showering and bathing as the super duper boiler means constant instant hot water available. I had a few niggles over the cleaners more than the cottage. Just minor things like the dishwasher filter being completley full of rice and in desperate need of a good clean, which i gave it. I have fed this back to Sue so that she is able to take this up with the cleaners. The pots, pans, crockery etc, is all top quality and plenty of them. We absolutely loved it here and are already looking at returning in the spring.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 30, 2017
Thank you Sarah for taking the time to give such a extensive and detailed review. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and that you want to visit Pudding again in the future. We will be addressing your comments about the cleaning.
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ryallwith...
Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely spacious cottage in an ideal location”
Reviewed October 8, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Spent a few days here at the end of September to go mountain biking and had a lovely stay. Location is spot on - decent riding out the door, within walking distance of Ambleside and very close to the bus stop if you don't want to walk. The cottage itself is very nice, with a nice big living room and kitchen, and comfy beds. Will definitely stay again!

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 9, 2017
Thank you for such a lovely review and I am glad you enjoyed your mountain biking holiday. We hope to see you again in the near future .
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Richmondg...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Brilliant child friendly cottage”
Reviewed October 2, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We stayed for a week in September and despite some pretty miserable weather we had a great time. It was a fantastic holiday for our 2 year old - the location is brilliant, right opposite Brockhole visitor centre with a big playground, good cafe and place to pick up boats and the cottage itself is really well equipped with so many toys, kids crockery and cutlery etc. Really impressed with the space and the kitchen equipment too. The membership for the leisure centre was another huge bonus, particularly for a rainy day activity. We will definitely be back!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 4, 2017
Thank you Caroline for spending the time the time to give us such a lovely review. We try our best to provide all the equipment that a young family would need on a self catering holiday. We really appreciate your comments about the Leisure Club as it is the first year that we have used the Choices facilities. We would love you to return as guests in the future. Kind Regards, Sue
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THETORCHD...
Cheshire, england
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fabulous, pet-friendly, spacious 5* cottage in a great location.”
Reviewed May 9, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We have just returned form a short stay in Pudding Cottage. The home is beautifully kept, modern, spotlessly clean, spacious and has every amenity you could wish for, including free Wi-Fi. The location is fabulous, in a tranquil setting but close to great amenities such as Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre and only a short stroll to the shores of Windermere.There are superb walks right on the doorstep and the lovely sunny patio overlooking the gardens at the back was a real bonus. During our stay we were also lucky enough to see two wild deer just in front of the property.
For anyone with a dog the fenced off patio at the rear is also ideal.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 12, 2017
Thank you Viv for such a lovely review. We are glad that you had the opportunity to see the deer and that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you for a longer stay next time. Kind Regards Sue
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gardengir...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely cottage, like a home away from home”
Reviewed April 17, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We stayed at Pudding Cottage for a week in early April 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The cottage is very comfortable, well laid out with easy access to Ambleside and Windermere. It was very well equipped with all the normal appliances and lots of extras for rainy days, families with young children etc. Our children aged 8 and 10 loved their comfy bedroom and the excellent choice of DVDs for family evenings in. In addition the location opposite Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre was perfect for our children's age group. There is so much to do in the area-lovely walking, National Trust properties and boat trips on the lake to name a few. The owners of the cottage provided excellent recommendations on activities, walks and restaurants in the area which for our first visit to the area was really valuable. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend the cottage to anyone looking for a 'home away from home' accommodation in the Lake District.

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Management Response
Apr 18, 2017
Thank you Margaret for taking the trouble to give us such a lovely review. We really try to make it a home away from home and hope that you will be able to visit us again soon.
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