I decided to book this little cottage after reading the reviews and seeing the pictures. It sounded perfect for us and our little dog. We found it really easy using a sat nav but do be aware it's off the beaten track so really small roads leading up to it, approach slowly as your not aware what's coming around the bends. Was warmly greeted by christine and a nice welcome pack. The cottage is really well equipped and has everything you would need for your stay including some useful books and leaflets of the area. The cottage was clean enough, a few cobwebs here and there and a damp patch behind the sofa. The stairs are as described, even I had trouble getting up and down steadily and am 34!! Plus my dog did try to follow me up and fell down them so had to block them with a chair to stop him investigating. Maybe a stair Gate might be a idea for doggy guests. The garden is to a degree fenced off bar a little side bit along the cottage which just had a bin blocking it which my dog did try to get by so unfortunately we had to make sure we took him out on his lead so he didn't get out. There is parking but only a little bit of a muddy verge with only room for 3 cars and unfortunately on one occasion when we got back after a long day they were all taken and we had no where to park. We had to bump it up into the hedge to fit off the road. It would be nice if guest could use the driveway of the owners instead so this didn't happen again. We also got woken up twice in a row to hammering and drilling as the owners were having building work done, so not so much as a romantic get away. As we left there was no one around to give the key to so had to post it through the letter box. All in all I was a little bit disappointed as I was looking forward to our stay and my week off work.
This delightful cottage is situated in a Hamlet near to Cockerrmouth. It has all the charm that a country cottage can have and was an amazing place to stay, quite and peaceful. We were there last week of September 2017. We were met by Christine as we arrived and shown around the cottage then there was the welcome pack, home baked cake, marmalade, relish, eggs and bread and cheese. A wood burning fire as well as central heating.There are lots of books available for walks around the area with or with out a dog, we took our dog we walked for miles.Will certainly recommend to other people I know looking for somewhere to stay in that area, will return next year. Many thanks to Christine.
We weren't too sure what to expect when we booked, we wanted a base for walking our 3dogs.
Stable cottage certainly exceeded all expectations. Beautifully clean and tidy and very well stocked with everything you could possibly need. In addition to the basics a welcome pack was provided and included a bottle of wine, cake, bread, cheese, eggs, butter, jams etc.. Much needed supplies on the first night! The cake was absolutely amazing too!
I couldn't tell that other dogs had previously stayed at the cottage, no doggy smells or evidence of hounds.
My only gripe would be that the path was overgrown and difficult to walk the dogs along to get into the house but thats me being really picky and trying to find something!
The owners really thought of everything and theres a box full of local information, full instructions for the wood burner & recommendations for the local pub (which served lovely good home cooked food and the welcome was incredibly friendly)
A beautiful cottage, very peaceful and quiet and great base for some lovely dog walks.
I had a few problems prior to coming to stay at the cottage and I have to say that the couple were amazing in replying to me and understanding my situation it helped me a lot. The actual cottage is really nice and the little extras that are left are such a lovely touch and make life that little bit easier very thoughtful. I missed them when they called round but it was nice they popped to see us and give us a discount card for local public house. I would definitely recommend, enclosed garden for dogs. The stairs as it states in the advert are very steep so if not fully mobile not for you. Would return.
Wonderful location, lovely cottage for two, close to beach and Cockermouth. Hosts Christine and Chris very friendly and helpful, could not do enough for us. We will be visiting again.