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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Swarthmoor, Cumbria, England

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51tmr
Hessle, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Half term family break”
Reviewed February 23, 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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When we arrived at the cottage, we were pleasantly surprised by the space and how lovely this cottage is. It is very well equipped with everything you need. The beds are extremely comfortable. It's nicely decorated throughout, and is one of the nicest accommodations we have stayed in. The hot tub is fabulous, only one recommendation is they could do with a toilet upstairs as currently you have to walk downstairs to use the toilet whilst in the hot tub. I was extremely conscious of putting water throughout the accommodation. You could walk down the side steps to the front door, but this is very dark at night and not really an option with children.

I would certainly recommend this accommodation and will look to book again.

One tip, keep the bathroom windows shut during the day and nights unless you want some visitors in the forms of frogs! Also the smoke alarm is situated right above the wood burning stove so if you have damp wood which gives off smoke, it then sets it off.

Amazing week in amazing accommodation.

Date of stay: February 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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annieross...
Filey, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful barn ”
Reviewed November 20, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Me my partner and two friends stayed for five days whilst we eloped! The barn had an almost instant at home feel with everything you could need. Beautiful location (although we only had one clear day to see the wonderful views properly) only niggle we had is the beds being to short, the tallest of us being 6ft7" ! But would 100% return to stay here!

Date of stay: November 2016
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MissKTL
Durham
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic mini-moon location ”
Reviewed October 4, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

My new husband and I stayed here for 5 nights after our wedding. It was the perfect place for us to relax and unwind after the wedding. The barn itself is beautiful and cosy. We loved lighting the log burner on a night and chilling on the sofa! The hot tub was an added bonus and we loved sitting in there with a glass of champers. The location is ideal for exploring the lakes, we went into ulverston for food a couple of times and visited coniston, cartmel, newby bridge and bowness - all in easy driving distance. Would highly recommend this barn for couples / groups / families looking for a perfect place to relax, within easy reach of the beautiful Lake District.

Date of stay: September 2015
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Rich189
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed July 5, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Returned from Hill Side Barn this weekend from out first family holiday. What an amazing place to stay.

Situated in a great (and quiet) location in the hills above Ulverston the barn offers a great base to explore The Lakes and the surrounding area. The barn itself is very comfortable and kitted out with everything you could need for a relaxing holiday. Which brings me on to the hot tub - a perfect way to relax and unwind following a full day of doing touristy things.

Very sad to be home!

Date of stay: June 2015
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Liked best: The hot tub
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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iyates196...
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed February 17, 2015 for a stay in October 2014

We stayed in 2 of the cottages and thought it only fair to put a review on here, these are by far the best cottages we have ever stayed in , the decor and furnishings are amazing and so homely and comfortable that you won't want to leave the cottage, we had a Halloween party at the cottage whilst we were there and took full use of the hot tub after our long walks and bike ride. A lot of thought has been put in to the cottages with things like a slow cooker being put in the kitchen which was ideal for us, the bedrooms were comfy and the shower rooms fantastic.. In Ulverston there is some great pubs to get a meal and there's a lovely walk up to the lighthouse and if you get chance to go in the views from the top of the lighthouse are spectacular. All in all these are the best cottages we have ever stayed in since we started having the October half term week away some 5 years ago and we would have no hesitation in recommending them and also giving them a 10/10 . Hoping to get the big cottage this October so we can all holiday together and have a family party in that amazing kitchen.. Thank you for the great holiday. ... From the Yates Family,

Date of stay: October 2014
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Liked best: The luxury of the furnishings etc
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Feb 18, 2015
Thank you for your review. Glad to hear that you had a great time at Hill Side Barn. It is nice to read that the property was homely, it is the perfect characteristic for a family October half term getaway. We hope that the Halloween party was as good, having a hot tub is definitely a key ingredient for a good party. We can't wait for you to book the larger property so that you can take advantage of the kitchen and have another 10/10 experience!
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Kittygreg
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“absolutley amazing”
Reviewed February 3, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

just returned from a 3 night break .... what can I say perfection in every way .....fab cottage stunning position will be returning... owner could not do enough thanks steve

Date of stay: January 2015
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Liked best: everthing
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Feb 4, 2015
Thank you so much for this great review. We are delighted to hear that you had a perfect holiday. Hopefully you book with us again soon.
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ydolem21
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Comfy, cosy, clean a fabulous place to relax”
Reviewed November 14, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Lovely holiday let. Everything was very clean. Lovely and warm and comfortable. The hot tub was the icing on the cake. The wine, eggs and milk were a thoughtful touch. We would not hesitate to stay here again. If there was one thing we could have had it would have been a better reading light in the lounge but to be honest, that was the only thing we could find fault with and it certainly didn't mar our time away.

Date of stay: November 2014
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Liked best: Hot tub
Liked least: lack of reading light
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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