As a family from California staying at Alison's farm house was the perfect way to experience The English Countryside. We had such a wonderful time!
Alison was a very kind and attentive hostess showing us around her garden and giving us duck eggs to try.
Brook house 2 was immaculate and comfortable.
Our kids loved watching the ducks and playing in the swings in front of the house.
We enjoyed staying here and highly recommend it, specially if you're on your way to Scotland.
Idyllic setting. Quiet location, great views, very relaxing, a taste of real village life. The accommodation is exceedingly well equipped, spotlessly clean and simply beautiful. Our extended family of children and grand-children have just spent a wonderful week there - it is turning into an annual trip!
Alison is just amazing - truly one of the kindest, helpful and lovely people we know. Nothing is too much for her and she makes the stay just perfect. Thank you so much.
We have just returned from a great family holiday staying at Brook House 1. The cottage is very spacious and cosy. There was 8 of us all together including my 4 year old daughter and 10 month old niece.
Alison was lovely and nothing was a bother to her. She kindly provided us with a cot and high chair for my niece. It's a great place for kids with the ducks, hens, guinea pigs and burn on your doorstep. My daughter loved letting the ducks out each morning and playing on the swings outside the house. We also sampled the duck eggs which were delicious.
The local pub is only a 2 minute walk which served us up a lovely meal.
Would highly recommend Brook House as it's such a nice setting and very peaceful.
Would definitely go back.
Thanks again Alison.
From the moment we arrived we was made to feel right at home...the cottage was well equipped with everything you could possible need. The location is like a dream...a fresh running stream for the little ones to paddle in, swings on the green at the front and not forgetting the amazing puddle ducks that were a joy to watch (and feed my so was heartbroken when we had to leave) Mrs Trafford couldn't have made our stay any more enjoyable my son was welcomed to go around the farm and look at the various animals and play with her grandsons small world farm. We even bigot some duck eggs to bring home with us which have been a huge hit. We will definitely at lyns be returning we fell in love with this place!
This place is amazing! The cottage is so beautiful, clean, warm and welcoming. Tranquil and peaceful spot for a perfect family holiday. We have been welcomed so well by Mrs Trafford and her family, allowing our children to feed the ducks, collect the eggs, feed the lambs and even help look after the baby ducklings. Our Easter holidays have been so magical here, Thankyou.
This lovely home, located on the edge of a working farm and looking out on a charming brook and play area, was absolutely perfect for our large group. I wish we could stay here for a month. Homey detail around the house, a well equipped kitchen, larger refrigerator, easy-care floors, good sound proofing, made this the perfect family vacation spot.
Just returned from wonderful Christmas holiday at Brook House 1. Warm, comfortable, spacious and, of course, the ducks! Our grandchildren loved feeding the ducks and enjoyed the swings outside the house. We have been to lots of holiday houses and this was definitely the best equipped kitchen we have ever had. At our last breakfast together this morning all the family gave Brook House a vote of "10 out of 10" and "when can we come back". Thank you Alison for a really wonderful stay in Bassenthwaite.