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“Tranquility and comfort in a glorious woodland...”

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Cottage -
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Lancaster, Lancaster District, Lancashire, England

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M L
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
1 review
“Tranquility and comfort in a glorious woodland setting”
Reviewed October 23, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We were a group of 7 staying in the house (excluding the flat) with ages from 2 to 70 including one person with limited mobility. I agree 100% with the extensive comments posted 18 Feb 14. Only to add that for 2 days I felt no inclination to go anywhere other than to explore on foot the extensive valley of the Roeburn which is under the same ownership as the house. A mixture of mature woodland, rocky crags, lowland meadows and a rushing river which is packed with wildlife including deer, buzzards, dippers and herons). It is an idyllic world in which to lose yourself - both mentally and sometimes in reality.

Date of stay: October 2014
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 29, 2014
Thank you so much for the wonderful review and the special description of this lovely area and for enjoying it all.
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Emma O
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Sheltered, riverside peace - we really relaxed.”
Reviewed October 19, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We'd never stayed in this area before, and were surprised by its loveliness. This is a hidden gem in a beautiful, sheltered valley and we were lulled to sleep each night by the sound of the river running through the gorge below.

The single-floor arrangement made the accommodation suitable both for the toddler and the older guests, whereas the sheltered balcony overlloking the river was great for teenagers to curl up and hang out. The cabin had plenty enough living-space to allow everyone to spread out and not get on top of each other.

The well-insulated eco-design also meant that the house was constantly warm - I hate staying in chilly houses! The dining table comfortably sat all seven of us and the kitchen is full of big pans (although we didn't find a microwave, which would have been handy). I love eating as a big family and we've got hearty appetites, so this was great.

Great for nature-lovers, with private woodland to explore and bird-life in abundance. It's also a really attractive place in which to stay, with a lot of characterful wood features and fabrics. Don't expect a huge TV and comprehensive Sky package - it ain't that kind of place.

Date of stay: October 2014
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 22, 2014
Thank you so much Martin for the review --a brilliant description -I couldn't have put it better myself.
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SuperAl9
Edinburgh
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Comfortable accommodation in beautiful countryside”
Reviewed February 18, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We visited Roeburnscar for a long weekend with extended family including a granny and children from 2 to 15. The house looks like a cabin from outside but is very spacious and comfortable inside. It is all on one level, so great for the small children to run about. We had both the main house and the flat and a cot was provided. It was chilly on our arrival, but the wood burning stoves and heating soon had the place feeling cosy.
We spent some time in the house due to bad weather. Just looking out at the river was pleasant enough, but there were lots of well-loved games and toys available so we passed the time easily. One of our days was sunny and we even sat out on the verandah. We enjoyed a couple of walks up the hill and into Wray (about 10 minutes) and visited Ingelborough Caves which were well worth the journey and walk.
We ate mostly in the cottage. The kitchen felt very new and fresh and was well equipped (although a few more sets of cutlery would've been handy). The dining table sat our group of 9 comfortably and the children had space to play in the living room close by when they'd finished and we were still chatting!
Beds were comfortable, bathrooms adequate, if a wee bit dated. The showers took a while to get going and the pressure was not fantastic but did the job. I think this is due to the eco-friendly heating system, and it didn't cause us a problem.
Finally, the owners couldn't have been more helpful and responded quickly to all my queries before we arrived. A quick visit when we arrived was much appreciated. They were also flexible about arrival time.
All in all, highly recommended for a chilled-out holiday.

Date of stay: February 2014
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Liked best: Location
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Aug 11, 2015
What a lovely review you have left--thank you so much. Apologies for the low water pressure and thank you for mentioning it. It is in fact due to the cottage being the last on the mains pipeline and luckily, nothing to do with the Biomass Boiler. Thanks again.
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kathrynro...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Charming retreat in fabulous location”
Reviewed April 11, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

I stayed for a month in the lovely, spacious 1 bedroom 'flat' (more a little house in its own right) off the main cottage. Cosy and comfortable with lots of light and the most wonderful views from every window. Perched above the river, the cottage's big windows are great for spotting wildlife, including deer, pheasants, herons, ducks and squirrels. Wray is a lovely country village with an excellent tea rooms/restaurant/garden shop and a village post office/general store - both just a short stroll from the cottage. More energetic walks are also plentiful and fun. Further afield, Lancaster and Kirby Lonsdale are both interesting towns easily reached along country lanes with beautiful views. And, while you'd never know it, the M6 is within 15 minutes' drive so access to the Lake District, Liverpool, Manchester etc is easy. Jane is a great host and a font of local information. PS I've had a peep in the main house too, while it was vacant, and it is absolutely lovely.

Date of stay: March 2013
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Liked best: Location, location, location
Liked least: No mobile phone signal indoors
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 11, 2015
Thank you for your very fair and accurate review and for mentioning the lovely area we live in.
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Mike P
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“lovely peacefull cottage”
Reviewed March 30, 2013 for a stay in April 2012

This is a spacious cottage in a beautiful river valley with the best views from the patio at the back. The cottage has good eco credentials with wood burners and solar panels and is well equipped. The walks through the valley are lovely with plenty of wildlife (we saw deer) and very few people. This is an under-used area with plenty to offer those wanting a quiet holiday. The village of wray is a short walk and Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales are within easy reach. We all loved this place.

Date of stay: April 2012
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Liked best: The views
Liked least: Not for those wanting a lively holiday
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Aug 11, 2015
Thank you very much for the review and for highlighting the eco credentials. It is much appreciated.
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MalB1965
Brighouse, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“fantastic peaceful retreat”
Reviewed February 1, 2013 for a stay in November 2012

A beautiful cabin, overlooking the river - we loved being out on the veranda, just admiring the view!! Lots of space - great for hide & seek for the kids!!

Date of stay: November 2012
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Liked best: the views!!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Mar 30, 2013
Thank you for the fantastic review on our property. I would just like to add that although the cottage does have a "cabin " like feel from the point of view of being situated amongst beautiful conifers -it used to be known as "little Switzerland"--it is really spacious inside.
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