Positives :- Great Location,walks straight from the door, perfect for a couple, quiet location
Negatives :- Cleanliness,we had to clean the oven & racks which were covered in burnt food remains, same inside the microwave, kettle & toaster etc all covered in dirty fingerprints, we also had to wash the dishes and cutlery as they were not washed properly.
Shower cubicle had some mould on the tiles and we had to clean the drain cover before use because someones black hair was blocking it
Wi-Fi, for a property of this type we were amazed to have to purchase wi-fi through BT fon,a really annoying system which meant you had intermittent wifi and had to log in on every visit, when you pay £400 plus for a property it seems a bit mean not to include wi-fi
This is a lovely little cottage, with a nice patch of outside space and views of Causey Pike (when it's not cloudy!). Ideally located for conquering some Wainwrights - we did Causey Pike and the Newlands Horseshoe, both from the front door - so pleasant not to have to use the car!
The cottage was neat and cosy, and well equipped for cooking - vital for a good holiday in our opinion! Perfect for a couple to retreat from the world for a while.
My wife and I stayed in this cottage exactly a year ago, and after the first night popped into the office in Keswick and mentioned to the staff about how cold it is in the cottage, this year my mother booked us a weekend away in the lakes as a pressie, when we found out it was where we stayed last year we were really pleased because this is probably one of the best positioned cottages we have ever stayed in, you can walk everyday from the front door, and walks for all levels, the pub up the road as always was fantastic for food and ale, this cottage is finished to a very high standard and we found the cleanliness ok, however the heat problem is still there, there is daylight all the way down one side of the rear door, and the front door is much the same which is creating a draft right through the downstairs, the remedy for this from whoever seems to have been to remove all the feed back in the visitor book that mentioned the problem ( i remember seeing 4 and adding mine) and placing a small radiator which is uselessand the fitted fire merely warms a small area of carpet.I would love to stay here again but in warmer times and would always recommend the place,I just feel this needs attention, one carpenter and a couple of hours should do it.
Got off to a bad start - had to locate travel cot ourselves hidden away in the bathroom despite paying extra for it. We just manged to catch the office in time to ask about it, but poor phone reception, a lively 1 year old and a tiring 7 hour journey made it a stressful arrival. The general cleanliness was poor. There was a clump of hair hanging off the wardrobe, stains on the kitchen units, hair in the shower drain, dust mounting in the corners of bathroom, lampshades and on skirting boards. We got in touch with Lakes Cottage Holidays, and the cottage was eventually cleaned on Monday (not sure why this was not done before our arrival). First impressions left us with a grotty feel, which was a shame as the location was beautiful and the cottage had potential to be a great place to stay.
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The cottage itself is nice, lovely location and well equipped. I didn't realise that it was actually listed on TA before I booked it so read the reviews after. A common theme was the cleanliness of the cottage. I was not concerned as I thought it had been brought up more than once, surely this issue has been rectified... It has not. The cottage is in need of a serious spring clean. I think the cleaning company make the bed, and do a cursory wipe of the horizontal surfaces and that is about it. I took some photos of the dirt I noticed on the first day so you can make your own mind up whether you want to stay here or not. I did not call the cottage company about it as I didn't want the awkward situation of the cleaner coming back and cleaning while we were there to be honest. Paying customers also shouldn't have to do that on the first day of their holiday. It's frustrating really as it is one of the easiest things to get right when renting a cottage and every other cottage I have stayed In, (all booked through Lakeland Cottage Company) have been immaculate. Other than that, it's a nice cottage... a few little improvements and it could be much better.
Clairgarth is a brilliant little 1 bed cottage with plenty of charm and a tasteful decor. Everything you need for a break away to the country side - very comfy bed and great bathtub. No wifi, although exactly missed. Stunning surroundings, secluded yet a short drive / very brisk walk to Keswick. Loads of great walks nearby, especially catbells. Would thoroughly recommend.
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