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40 reviews
The Dairy
Stone steps leading down to the Dairy
Open living space
Fully equipped kitchen
Lounge with French Doors leading onto the Private Garden
Couch is a sofa bed
Couch is a sofa bed
Dairy from its private garden
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Glenridding, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Lou M
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed August 9, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Just returned home from a fantastic stay at The Dairy - Patterdale Hall! We hadn't been to the lakes before and now, after a stay here, we will most certainly be back (hopefully in the near future).

The Dairy is a quirky and fun place to stay, the ladder up to the bedroom was fun, especially after a few drinks at the local pub! The kitchen is good; microwave, toaster, kettle, oven, grill, etc... Also oils, condiments, tin foils, milk and lots of other basics were available in the kitchen, which we thought was a nice touch.

In the back of the Dairy is a private garden with camp chairs, a BBQ and a picnic bench, we enjoyed a BBQ here on our second night and absolutely loved the feeling of being hidden away from the world in (what felt like) the middle of the woods.

The staff at the main property were very kind and helpful. We were shown around the Dairy upon our arrival and given some tips about what to do during our stay!

Glenridding and Patterdale are both a short walk from the property, lots of beautiful well marked footpaths and trails within walking distance too. We ended up at a 65ft waterfall (almost by accident).

A brilliant place to stay, we will most definitely be returning!

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Management Response
Nov 4, 2015
Thanks for the review, we look forward to seeing you again. Regards, the Patterdale team.
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Deantain
Lenham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Quirky but nice”
Reviewed August 8, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Really lovely helpful staff on site. Plenty of room for two downstairs - bedroom is comfortable but very small - and would be good for the unfit or those who don't like ladders!
Kitchen well equipped with cooking utensils etc.(no w/m or tumble drier though).
Octagonal living room, nice tranquil gardn area with a friendly deer sticking his nose over the fence a couple of times

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The steep steps into and out of the bedroom
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
Nov 4, 2015
Thank you for the review. We do have some very friendly deer. Best regards, the Patterdale team.
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Tom K
1 review
“Nice Cottage, Great Location.”
Reviewed July 14, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The staff were very helpful from making the booking through to our departure. The cottage is a great getaway for a couple of nights. Nice simple accommodation that was done very well. The location is excellent for getting access to some mountain walks. We did three long day walks on different hills without having to drive to any start points. Climbing up the ladder to the bed room was an interesting experience. This cottage is ideal for those looking for some basic accommodation whilst they explore the beautiful surroundings of the lake district.

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Management Response
Jul 31, 2015
Lovely review. Thanks for spotting one of our unique points, the need not to drive anywhere once you arrive.
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Dorna M
Widnes, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Highly Reccommended”
Reviewed July 6, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Really enjoyed my stay here. From the initial booking, staff were keen to answer any queries and make sure things went smoothly, and this continued throughout the stay, with people being on hand to help if needed.

The property itself is exactly what I'd hoped for - rustic and quirky, but modern, clean and well presented. Everything was thought out well. Plenty bedding, towels and kitchen equipment were provided, as well as a jug of milk being left in the fridge for us, which was a lovely touch.

The bedroom is accessible by ladder, which makes it a bit more fun, and was snug and comfortable, but very comfy sofa bed downstairs, if you're not feeling too adventurous.

Great location, tucked away behind trees, which gave a nice secluded feeling. Despite the fact that it's close to an outward bound centre, it's far enough away and private enough that there was no noise or interruptions. The Dairy is about a ten minute walk from Glenridding and Patterdale, and both have a good choice of pubs and small shops. It's also only a short walk from the edge of Ullswater, and is at the beginning of a trail up Helvellyn.

Definitely worth a stay here :)

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: The only thing I can mention is the onslaught of insects when windows were opened, but that's a given if you're staying in a leafy location!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Management Response
Jul 31, 2015
Glad it worked out well for you. We pride ourselves on having thought every aspect through as thoroughly as possible.
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Dave T
2 reviews
“Wonderful stay”
Reviewed May 13, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

A great quirky accommodation perfect for a peaceful few days in the Lake District. Ullswater and the hills are right out the front door.
The bedroom is a lot of fun to get to as well which added a few laughs each night.
We will be back for sure.

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Management Response
Jul 31, 2015
Glad that it suited your needs. We will look forward to seeing you again.
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