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“A great escape that exceeded expectations!”
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27 reviews
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Skiddaw with its upper level terrace
Skiddaw
Kitchen and snug areas
Skiddaw  interior
Sit in the captain's chair and admire the view
King size bedroom
Twin or king size bedroom
Bedroom detail
Marble and heated mirror in a shower room
Footbridge over the beck
Picnic place up by the pond
Wild flowers in the woodland
Southwaite Green from the road
Solar panels for hot water
Buttermere over the lavender bed
View from Skiddaw's terrace
Barbecue area
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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HarriPud
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A great escape that exceeded expectations!”
Reviewed August 17, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We'd read the reviews so suspected we were in for a treat but Southwaite Green exceeded our expectations.
As previous reviewers have said, Skiddaw is spotlessly clean and in immaculate condition, having been cleverly and thoughtfully designed. We have stayed in many holiday cottages since we had our children (and dogs!) and this one ranks amongst the very best.
The attention to detail and quality of fittings and furniture is excellent.
On arrival there was a box of organic vegetables from a local farm, and chocolate for each of our three children, as well as a local paper - a lovely thoughtful touch. Marna even provides binoculars to view the surrounding nature. The beds were very comfortable too - which coupled with the fresh air and busy days ensured a restful night's sleep.
The views from the cottage are ever changing and quite mesmerising.
Our children and dogs loved swimming in the pond, which has a little summer house and steps into the water - only for the brave hearted - it's very cold!!
It's a great place to stay to enjoy the lakes generally. We did Ghyll Scrambling (www.ghyllscrambling.co.uk) which was an experience never to forget and with a company that inspired confidence and allowed the adrenalin to pump freely!!!
We loved Southwaite Green. It has inspired us to endeavour to live our lives a little greener, and we thought we were reasonably green already.
Southwaite Green is a feel-good place to stay - it made us feel alive and well!!!

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Liked best: Cleanliness and location - and THE VIEWS!!!!
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Young Children
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Michael W
Godalming
1 review
“A brilliant venue for both adults and children”
Reviewed June 16, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We had a relaxing and comfortable stay in this very clean and well appointed eco-friendly house set in beautiful grounds. It is an excellent location for exploring one of the most beautiful parts of the Lake District. It was an ideal place to be with our daughter and her family who were staying across the yard in Beckside. We found Marna extremely helpful and welcoming.

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Liked best: The whole eco-friendly set up and landscaping.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Hetty2
Northallerton
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“5* luxury in beautiful location”
Reviewed June 12, 2013 for a stay in September 2012

We stayed for 6 nights in Skiddaw, one of 4 eco-friendly cottages at Southwaite Green. Marna, the owner, was extremely welcoming and even provided free bottles of local beer, chocolate and a delicious fruit loaf on arrival. The accommodation is immaculate, with large ensuite bathrooms and a lovely modern spacious open-plan living area upstairs. The natural landscaped grounds are perfect for dog-walking and very peaceful with lots of birds and wildlife. We loved just sitting out on the patio area in the evening sunshine enjoying the peace and mountain views. The location is ideal for walkers, with the beautiful Buttermere valley just a few minutes drive away. A real gem.

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Shashi244
Sedgefield, United Kingdom
1 review
“excellent location, lovely views and very clean”
Reviewed May 10, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We had a lovely time with young children. Very beautiful location and very clean and comfortable. Would love to come back again.

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Liked best: location
Traveling group: Young Children
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Tina R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Excellent accomodation in an area of natural beauty and serenity”
Reviewed July 3, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

My husband and I loved this holiday accomodation. Skiddaw had everything we needed for a restful and relaxing break. Skiddaw itself is beautifully designed and it catered for our needs and was also spotless. We were made to feel very welcome with the Plum bread, ale, chocolate and flowers. We were not alone in our opinion of both Skiddaw and the surroundings as our dog had a great time, she even had her own bowls there. Everything was well catered for and well laid out. It added to the holiday experience and gave us a few ideas to take away about greener living.

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Liked best: Being able to go for walks from the property rather than driving somewhere first
Liked least: Only having booked 1 week there instead of 2
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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MrsH75
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fabulous quiet and picturesque venue, great host and beautiful accomodation.”
Reviewed April 27, 2012 for a stay in April 2012

This is my fifth stay at Southwaite Green. I have also stayed in Beckside which along with this cottage, Skiddaw, I can highly recommend. The houses are beautiful, spotlessly clean and well equipped and the venue is very, very pretty. We stayed over Easter and were able to do a fabulous Easter Egg hunt for our two young children in the extensive grounds,which includes a barbecue at your disposal and tennis court. The beck is also great fun for the children to explore. We always leave Southwaite feeling thoroughly relaxed and revived. We all love it here and will be returning again in future. The cottages are fantastic for both couples and families and it's a good spot to explore the best that the Lakes has to offer too. Owner Marna Milna is also a wonderful host. While she leaves you to yourself during your stay you can contact her any time and she lives on the site should you need anything.

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Management Response
Apr 26, 2012
What a lovely review! Thank you very much.
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duffy2010
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“absolutely wonderful place”
Reviewed March 19, 2012 for a stay in March 2012

Our second visit in two months, stayed in two separate cottages skiddaw & Beckside, both lovely & clean, very spacious, kitchen wonderful, every utensil going, beds very comfortable. love helping towards eco enviroment.
Lovely views & walks, nice little stroll up to the pond area which you can swim in, loads of trees planted within the grounds.
Marna the proprietor is vey helpful & nice, always get a welcome gift, such as beer, chocolate & plum bread (or fresh vegetables).
Laundry room if needed.
Beautiful stream running across entrance to cottages.
Lovely delightful place to stay, very tranquil.
Town centre Cockermouth about 45 minutes in winter across fields which we thoroughly enjoyed, even though it was a litttle muddy, but we went with suitable clothes & footwear.
We used Southwaite Green as a base to drive into Keswick to do more physical walks in the fells etc (which is a nine mile drive roughly twenty minutes).
We have visited & stayed in the lakes over a twenty year period, in different hotels, guest houses & cottages, & we find Southwaite Green TOPS THE LOT, would highly recommend to anyone, you will thouroughly enjoy your stay at Southwaite.

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Liked best: Clean spacious, lovely views, very tranquil
Liked least: not in a bad way but would have liked wifi connection
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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