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11 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24
Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Elspeth D
Egremont, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic house”
Reviewed August 8, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

The house was very well equipped and all the rooms were very nicely decorated.
Plenty of lounging rooms, really comfortable. Lovely location near the coast and within easy reach of the lake District.

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Liked best: The whole layout was great
Liked least: 'the weather'!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Danuta K
Torun, Poland
1 review
“Marvellous! Highly recommended for large groups of people travelling together”
Reviewed July 28, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Our group of 24 people enjoyed very much the accommodation at the Big White House. It was the only place during our long journey through the east-north-western UK where we could be together, cook together, gather at the large dining table and enjoy eating and talking, laze about in the snug or TV lounge or pool room or relax outside in the garden or summer house. Each room we entered was furnished and equipped with things required. The bedrooms had comfortable beds, en-suite toilets and wash basins The kitchen provided us with all the equipment we needed in the kitchen. There were even the washing machine, the dryer and also the clothes drying room complete with clothes horses and ironing facilities. We found it necessary to use all these as well. We all had an excellent feeling of comfort, pleasure and relaxation during our stay at the Big White House. Thank you !

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Liked best: Feeling like at home
Liked least: We would recommend more shower rooms
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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“Huge, well equipped house. Perfect for large groups.”
Reviewed July 15, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Stayed here with a group of friends for a long weekend. Rooms were well presented and all have toilets and sinks, and there is ample communal space. Kitchen and dining rooms are very well equipped, and outside is a great space for a BBQ on a sunny afternoon. 10 minute walk to the nearest pub, which is a big plus!!

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Liked best: Size of the property
Liked least: Handing over £500 security deposit months in advance.
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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liam c
Gateshead, United Kingdom
1 review
“A fantastic time had by all..”
Reviewed June 19, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We recently stayed at the big white house (13-15th June 2014) for an adventure weekend. We arrived on the Friday and were pleasantly surprised by the size and layout of the house/garden. It had everything we needed. It was in a decent location (about 25 mins away from Keswick) to get to our activities we had planned on the Saturday day time and it didn't take too long for food to be delivered on the evening. Nice and clean, didn't want for anything. Fantastic place to stay.

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Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Large groups
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Jamie C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent for large groups”
Reviewed May 13, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Good for large groups, good kitchen and dining facilities. Nice to have a pool table. Nice to have three medium sized lounge areas.
Probably could do with an extra shower/bathroom, as there were 16 of us, and a wee queue formed in the mornings.
We had a lot of fun having a Eurovision party and a wander round the lakes. Nice garden for outdoor games, but our frisbee tournament was rained off!

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Adam B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic Venue for Large Groups”
Reviewed May 5, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We were a group of 24 and booked The Big White House as it appeared to cater for our needs. Upon arrival we were not disappointed, the house is set in a beautiful spot not far from Cockermouth and within easy reach of Keswick. There are 2 pubs within walking distance of the house and The Masons Arms was very accommodating towards us (they even opened up early on the Friday afternoon for us).
The house itself is furnished to a good specification and all rooms were clean and well maintained. The dining room has a fabulous table which is great for dining and playing games. Luckily the weather was kind during our stay so we were also able to take advantage of the outdoor area and BBQ on an evening. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their stay here and we will be back!

Traveling group: Friends
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David P
York, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great party house”
Reviewed April 13, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We stayed at the big white house for my 65th birthday with frends and it was a lovely house the decor was nice and it was clean and very well a quipped
we had out 2 small dogs with us and it was a nice touch to have towels and blankets for them and they loved the treats. If there was a down side it is that it would be nice to have a TV in the small lounge next to the dining room

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Liked best: the dining room
Liked least: no tv on the ground floor
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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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