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“Good , but Beware the local idiot dog owner.”
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Allithwaite, Cumbria, England

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Floydsmam
Washington
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good , but Beware the local idiot dog owner.”
Reviewed June 6, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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After searching for a rental that would permit two dogs I found Summer Cottage. A birthday treat for my best friend. The cottage is in wonderful surroundings , secluded with a private garden complete with a stream at the bottom. The accommodation was clean , but a little tatty , the sofa cushions have stains , the kitchen kick boards were loose, the garden table in dire need of a lick of paint.Bushes could trimmed back , weeding. Small details that could be rectified easily. Just cosmetic . Having said that. The kitchen is very well equipped for a rental, the shower was fantastic , and having two toilets to use is always a bonus. From the property there is a walk along to the end of the road which was ideal for doggys last walk of the night before bed - just remember to take a torch and beware of the low flying bats! During the day We took a left at the end of the road and walked along to , " Humphries Head." Although there isn't a path the motorists are exceptionally pleasant , will smile and wave and more importantly , don't drive round the roads like loons !! You are a short drive from Grange over Sands with some lovely little shops and a fine place to stop for tea and cake, and to pick up a lovely home cooked meal to take away for tea, " hazel mere."
The property is welcoming and warm, sitting in the garden watching the stream was very relaxing. It is such a shame that the property next door seems abandoned, the garden is in quite an advanced state of neglect and it kind of spoils the beauty of the place. Such a shame. Something else to be aware of if travelling with dogs. The end house has two dogs, an old looking lab type and a bouncy pointer type. Both dogs seemed to be free to roam the area, although would recall, if reluctantly, when the owner shouted. Unfortunately the same could not be said for an older man with a border collie. His dog came flying over to mine - a rescue Lakeland , who gets very distressed when other dogs approach in such a manner, and the man pretty much done nothing. We asked him several times to please get his dog away. He eventually harrumphed over to grab his collarless dog , told my friend to , keep her hair on, bloody rude, and dragged the dog away. This is the kind of information I find invaluable . You may be in a similar position , with a rescue dog , or a nervous dog. Being told to keep your hair on isn't really acceptable when all you are trying to do is protect, and calm your dog down . It might be worthwhile taking a walking stick out with you if you are concerned , always better to be safe than sorry .

So , in summary , lovely property, lovely area . Next door is a bit of an abandoned ramshackle, not something the owners of summer cottage can do anything about but be prepared for the jungle over the fence. Good walking ,nice pub within walking distance , " the pheasant" which is dog friendly and didn't feel at all like a local pub for local people, if you know what I mean. Comfy beds, comfy sofas, good shower, hot water, well equipped kitchen , excellent wifi . Nice balcony off living room . One inconsiderate , rude, local dog owner. Oh and check out is 10am prompt , and please, if you depart on a Wednesday , please put the bins out , we had nowhere to put our rubbish as bins hadn't been emptied .

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Traveling group: Friends
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Reviewed August 8, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Westhoughton
Reviewed January 7, 2014 for a stay in October 2013

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Chislehurst
Reviewed September 24, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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AnnieCubi...
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Quaint and cosy”
Reviewed December 13, 2012 for a stay in December 2012
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We have had a lovely warm stay in Summer Cottage, Allithwaite. (Well behaved dogs accepted). All the usual amenities plus walking guides, a few games and books. Kitchen very well stocked with equipment. The neighbours are so friendly. I loved the brook at the bottom of the garden, but families with children should take care, it's a bit deep in the middle. Only minus was one of the mattresses in the attic room could do with replacing as the bed springs were uncomfortable. We also visited the Pheasant Inn a couple of hundred yards away for two delicious meals. Added bonus not to have to drive anywhere. See separate review. Beautiful countryside for brisk walks with the dog. Grange-over Sands had some good shops and cafes in which to explore. Wonderful weekend with family. Will certainly be back in 2013.

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Liked best: Babbling brook!
Liked least: Uncomfortable mattress nearest door in attic
Traveling group: Extended Family
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