The Big White House was the perfect accommodation for our family get together. It was very clean, well laid out and had lots of dishes, glasses and cutlery to accommodate our party of 20. It's central location is great for getting out and about, the enclosed large garden makes it perfect if you have young children or dogs. We will certainly consider staying again.
The house is huge, and I don't think that the pictures do it justice! We booked this place for the week and I think I speak for us all when I say we had a really good time. I've just checked out of rehab and thought it was time to write a review haha, as a week is a really long time for a stag party! The house is situated around 12 miles away from Workington, which when we got there on Tuesday we were informed by the nice young lady at the bowling alley that "everything decent to do in town is closed until Thursday". So we went to the nearest Tesco for supplies and made our own entertainment back at the house.
On the Saturday we had a walk along to the next village which was around a 15 min walk. There are a couple of pubs which we tried. The Masons Arms had very nice, reasonably priced food and was quite a quiet place...until we arrived and about 10 mins later a hen party from Newcastle arrived which made things interesting for the next hour or so and defiantly livened the place up.
All in all, a great house in a great location and would recommend both this house and the pubs down the road!
The big White House is an excellent house for large gatherings.. Plenty of ensuite rooms and sitting rooms make this an ideal base for a family get together
We booked this for a family holiday and we've had a great week. This house is well equipped and has everything you could possibly need for a big crowd. Plenty of storage space! There were 18 of us and we had a great time. We made good use of the grounds with the kids who had lots of fun, riding their bikes, meeting the cows and playing games.
We stayed here for a family 70th birthday, the house is big great for games with the Pool table and many lounge rooms. We had good weather so made use of the large space outside. The house is well kept and clean.
Plenty of space for 3 generations to get together, and away from each other too!
Kitchen well equipped, nice touches of washing up liquid, dishwasher powder etc.
Feels a bit like a care home, some rooms very cosy and dated but very clean and warm.
A location map on the notice board would be an idea, especially as we arrived in the dark and unsure of bearings.
Comments / tips book would also be good to learn from others.
Overall very successful weekend
Joined 23 members of my family for the week at the Big White House to celebrate some big birthdays. The location is absolutely perfect, close to the Lakes but far enough away to get us out of the tourist mayhem! The addition of a hot tub and archery session on site was fantastic. I was however a bit disappointed with the communal areas. The dining area is fantastic but the living room is far too small so everyone has to stay at the table, while the kitchen is a big challenge when cooking for so many. It's worth noting that it feels really quite hostel like, with small bedrooms and lots of single beds. Its a great house but it needs a bit of tlc perhaps, with broken toilet seat, old worn carpets, dirty paint work, ill fitting doors, and a hob that is in serious need of a service. All in all it was good value for money, but just needs a little bit of work.