The accommodation is excellent for large groups of family and friends. Eighteen of us had an excellent weekend from 31st August to 2nd September. It is like a mini hotel without the staff. All amenities, cooker, oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, cutlery and crockery are all available as well as a wine cooler. The dining room is large enough for all parties to eat together.
Eveywhere was clean and tidy, the bedrooms were all of adequate size for the number of people in each room. There are no en suites but this was not as issue as there are enough bathrooms available not to cause any problem. Several of the bedrooms did have it's own toilet. The beds were comfortable and enabled comfortable sleep.
The location was rural with great views, there are two pubs about half a mile walking distance which both do great food if one prefers to eat out. As it is a rural location, I would advise you to take a torch for walking.
I can only say if you are thinking of a large group get together, you will not go far wrong with the Big White House. We had an excellent and enjoyable weekend.
The Big White House is of a high standard, with all of the amenities needed for a large group. As an all adult group some rooms only having bunk beds and some with no toilet, did make it a little unfair, but a good old lucky dip resolved that.
The location was great for us and with 2 pubs less than a mile walk both of which were lovely and accommodating. The addition of the hot tub was great even in February (although it didn't come with a cover) and we had no problems with our Asda delivery.
The only negatives are, it would be nice if there were a few condiments available in the kitchen to save each booking bringing there own e.g. oil, sauces etc or the house to offer to provide the basics at an additional cost.
The group and I go away every year and I have never booked a house where they take the bond 3 months in advance. The process with all other booking I have made, is I provide card details on the day of arrival. As much as they were quick to refund following inspection, this would stop me from booking again.
Had my daughters 21st party here this weekend . Lovely spacious house clean and warm upon arrival. Everything you could think off was there in the fully equipped kitchen. Lovely views and two lovely pubs in the village . Would definitely recommend and would definitely return .
myself and 19 friends and family stayed at the big white house in january for my partners 50th birthday, on arrival we were very pleased with the layout of the house, and the grounds, the big dining room is excellent for meals and people to sit together and chat, there is a small snug with sofas next to the dining room for people to relax and chat, huge dining table which was were all our time was spent, rooms were very good all you needed in each room and lovely clean bedding and towels, the kitchen is excellent for cooking for the ammount of people who can stay at once, everything you can think of thats needed, we were lucky enough to have a chef staying with us and he enjoyed cooking in the kitchen and there were no complaints, i cannot rate the house high enough for a group or family gathering, 10 out of 10 and will definately be booking in the future, very enjoyable stay, thank you...
We had a large party (nearly 30 people, a mix of adults and children) and the Big White House was absolutely ideal accommodation for us all. The rooms are all quite basic but clean and the house has a lot of character. It is in a quiet location but it very handy for a lot of the sites in the Lakes. The House itself was very well equipped and everyone who attended agreed that this was the best accommodation of this type that we had been to. We would definitely return and would look to attend during the summer months so we could make use of the garden area. We also hired a hot tub for the children and this was also very good. I think that the Big White House is excellent value for money and compares very favourably with hotels, B&B's or caravans that are available in the area.
We took a group of adult students to the house for a residential weekend. The house had plenty of space for everyone and it was amazing to all sit at the same table to eat. The kitchen is well stocked with large pans, plates, mugs etc so made cooking and eating a pleasure. I would definitely recommend it to a friend or to other tutors looking for somewhere quiet to go for a residential
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.