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7 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Barrow-in-Furness, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Very good - based on 18 reviews
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Tillers74
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Island Escape!”
Reviewed March 17, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights with 9 friends. The house is exceptional, it definitely catered well for all of us with plenty of kitchen equipment. The seating areas, hot tub etc were very well planned out and the rooms were lovely too. All the bathrooms appeared brand new and we really couldn't have asked for more.
The oven is in need of an update as it was very slow and unpredictable but otherwise we had everything we needed to cook breakfast/ dinner (albeit a simple one given oven situ)
The location of the house is very remote, but there is a brilliant cafe next door and to be honest, other than a trip to Ulverston and to the Wax Lyrical Outlet (highly recommended) staying in at the house was perfect.
It's likely we would go and stay here again.

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Liked best: General size and quality of the house/ rooms
Liked least: The oven
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Su C
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“A great venue for a large group”
Reviewed October 17, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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Stayed here in October 2014 with a group of friends, 12 of us in total. It's a great venue with fabulous views from some of bedrooms. A bit of a strange set up with the bedrooms downstairs but all very adequate. Only a few gripes, as we were doing all our own cooking I thought it a bit strange there was not a kitchen knife to be found, an essential bit of kit I would think. The kitchen was very dated and tired, the oven was a bit hard to fathom and there was not enough cupboard space to store the food we had brought. The hot tub was a great asset but very small. The open fire in the living room was just lovely but it was a squeeze getting everyone in on a nightime, we had to utilise the chairs from the dining room. The house is large and there are plenty of places for guests to spread out and do there own thing. It has obviously been a fabulous house in its day and it's a shame it's not more cared for, weeds on the drive and the back garden is not great, a little more care and attention to detail could really make this place special. Our group did have a lovely time in this great house but I'm afraid I would only return if it were to be upgraded. This building has so much potential.

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DRONFIELD DERBYSHIRE
Reviewed December 2, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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inspector...
Yorkshire
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Needs some money spending on it!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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The house is presented in a way in the pictures which doesn't actually reflect what you see when you get there. The property is very old and like a previous reviewer said, it needs some money spending on it. The wrap around conservatory is no more than an old lean-to which had a rotting back door which you struggle to open or close. The hot tub was however a nice touch and got plenty of use in the cold month of January! The bedrooms were very disappointing and a few of the radiators did not work in the bedrroms and bathrooms which posed a problem and we had to call the hotel to get heaters brought down. The oven was tempremental. Our guests couldnt get the tv's to all work in the bedrooms so it took the shine off the weekend somewhat. Had it not been for our friends being such great company this could have proved a very dissapointing weekend. On a positive the walk to the pub was good and the food and prices were good when we got there. The lifeboat station kindly did us a guided tour which was brillaint so thank you to John for this.

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Liked best: size of the property
Liked least: maintenance of the property/upkeep
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Leigh
Reviewed January 15, 2013 for a stay in November 2012
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Elizabeth...
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Needs some TLC”
Reviewed October 27, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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Stayed with Family in October, what a wonderful, house, full of character and history. It's sadly lacking in TLC though. The conservatory which wraps it's self around the house could be magnificent, if the owners removed all the tables and chairs (from days when B&B), it needs heating and lots of lovely comfy sofas. The televisions in all the rooms have been added as an extra, but no thought has gone into them, they are ALL far too small, it would have been better to leave them out and have a 50" in the sitting room. We stayed in bedroom 2, it's small which wasn't a problem, but having no drawers to speak of meant we had to live out of a suitcase for a week. The photograph on the web site is misleading, this is the back of the property and the wing to the right, has now been fenced off. The front of the house needs to be more appealing, if it wasn't for the cars on the drive, I wouldn't have known this was Roa island House. The name is misleading, this little island is so built up, you are led to believe that you are on your own. Had a private viewing of the launch of the lifeboat, so big thank you to Shaun and all the guys who work tremendously hard. Bosuns locker, is attached to the house and is a little cafe, we had breakfast there on our last day, thank you for making us feel welcome and telling up the histroy of your cafe - was the lifeboat station in a former life. Would we stay there again, not sure to be honest. I think Eden House Hotel are missing a trick here, they need to get the architects in, spend a little money, this house has the makings of something magnificent. I would suggest to friends, but with the proviso that it's lacking a little love.

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Liked best: Getting together with family and friends
Liked least: The heaviness of the fire doors, my sister strained her shoulder having to open hers
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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spam40
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“fab house, great location”
Reviewed August 27, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
1
person found this review helpful

Stayed here with 14 family members inc older people and young children. I did worry we might have been in each others space but that was certainly not the case....if anything it was hard to keep up with where everyone was!

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Liked best: fab location
Liked least: leaving!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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