The Cottage is tired. Kitchen facilities are poor. The Hob takes an age to heat up, the blind in dining area is broken. It could do with a makeover.
We spent four nights in this cottage and it proved to be an excellent base for our Lake District holiday, with a good pub across the road and Keswick a 5 minute drive away. It is very well equipped and comfortable. Given it's two street frontage and the nearby pub, we were a little worried that excessive noise might be a problem but this proved not to be the case. Keswick Cottages were a pleasure to deal with.
We stayed for three nights at Stanger Cottage for a birthday celebration. We love the lakes, particularly the area around Keswick, and the cottage has a nice mix of a village location where you can walk into the hills from the door, but really close to Keswick for shops, restaurants and pubs. Stranger Cottage is a good size and has plenty of character. The interior could do with a bit of updating and the heating was a bit erratic, but we had a very comfortable stay. There is a pub across the road which has good reviews, but unfortunately it was shut when we were there!
We had a great New Year break at Stanger Cottage. Cosy lounge with wood burner. Large dining area with space for hanging wet clothes (essential in the Lake District!). Two good size bedrooms with lots of cupboard/storage space.
One pub 15 seconds away over the road and another just a few minutes walk away at the other end of the village. Two other eating options within a few minutes walk as well. Braithwaite village shop open every day and long hours, is excellent and very well stocked. Wonderful walks from the door and easy access by car to the delights of Keswick, Borrowdale, Whinlatter Forest (Go Ape and cycle hire) and walking areas of Blencathra and Skiddaw
This is our 2nd year of staying at Stanger Cottage and it did not disappoint. Same high standard, fully equipped kitchen even down to washing up liquid etc and towels which some places don't provide, It truly is like home from home a gem of a place that you want to tell people about but want to keep it to yourself as well could happily live in Stanger Cottage.
Great cottage with very thing you need, beautiful village and great walks plus great pint in the local pub.
Could not fault stranger cottage, very spacious,clean and fully equipped, even down to soft toys books and games for the kids, perfect location, would recommend stanger cottage to any one.