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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Excellent - based on 46 reviews
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BeggxisL
Alhambra, California
2 reviews
“A great place to experience the English countryside!”
Reviewed June 30, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

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.

Date of stay: June 2017
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 6, 2017
Thank you for your kind review. So pleased you were comfortable and enjoyed our cottage and surroundings/
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David S
Harrow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Simply spectacular in every way”
Reviewed May 26, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

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.

Date of stay: May 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 28, 2017
It was a real pleasure to have you and your lovely family visit us again this year. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the weather was also favourable again. See you again at Xmas.
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CleeveL
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent holiday - Beautiful place”
Reviewed May 19, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

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.

Date of stay: May 2017
Was this review helpful? Yes
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lisa2628
Wigan, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect!!”
Reviewed May 9, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

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!

Date of stay: May 2017
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 11, 2017
Hi Thank you for your kind review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay here at Brook House Bassenthwaite. We aim to please our guests young and old. The Puddle ducks are always a hit with everyone especially when we are hatching new baby ducklings.
Would be delighted to see you again. Kind regards Alison Trafford
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Susanwyre
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Easter duck hunts!”
Reviewed April 22, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

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.

Date of stay: April 2017
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 23, 2017
It is always a pleasure to have the Wyre family here at Bassenthwaite . They are lovely families and the children so well behaved. It is pleasurable for me to know they have all enjoyed this holiday again. Spring time is a good time to be here with all the young lambs and ducklings . Look forward to seeing them again in the future.
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taigamimi
Fairbanks, Alaska
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Absolutely perfect for an extended family!”
Reviewed April 13, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

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.

Date of stay: April 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 30, 2017
Hi So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Brook House Bassenthwaite. You are the first people we have had from Alaska. The world comes to us! Hope you will return when you are visiting family from England again. Alison Trafford
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snnib95
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect farmhouse at Christmas”
Reviewed December 28, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

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.

Date of stay: December 2016
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Dec 29, 2016
Thank you - we aim to please and make everyone's holiday as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Would be delighted to accommodate you all again.
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