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7 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Howtown, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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suzi 1955
West Yorks England
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Luxury Christmas Holiday”
Reviewed January 6, 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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This accommodation is pure 5 star plus luxury. Classy, with so much space! All bedrooms are super comfortable and luxurious. The kitchen is stocked with everything you could ever want. The Aga was a real treat and we had fun experimenting using it, we were very successful. We sat down, all 12 of us to a lovely Xmas meal.

Cruik Barn was lovely for my sons family but we all used the big house most of the time.

The 4 children with us fell in love with the house and area. They made paper boats and threw them in the river and walked to the top of the hill behind the house.....and nearly got blown off the top lol. They also adopted a sheep which took refuge in our garden.

The nearby church is quaint, although, because of the floods services were cancelled, but we did have a peek inside, it was very quaint.

I'd like to thank Jilly and Christine for their fantastic communication efforts to help us with logistical problems we had because of the floods.

A tip is to use on line shopping while you are there. Sainsburys went above and beyond to get our shopping to us in difficult weather conditions and at such a remote location.

The extra touches of a fabulous Christmas tree and luxury hamper were a lovely touch.



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Management Response
Jan 8, 2016
Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to write this review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you all had a Merry Christmas at Hause Hall & Cruik Barn. It's great that you were able to get out and about in the beautiful surroundings of Martindale it sounds like you all had fun! Thank also for your kind comments they are much appreciated by all of us and along with your tip to use online shopping whilst there is great information for future guests. The Christmas tree and hamper are our gifts for you all to enjoy during your visit. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back to The Rowley Estates, please get back in touch next time you are planning a trip to Cumbria and The Lake District. Kind regards, Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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Bearie65
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Paradise on earth”
Reviewed October 13, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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person found this review helpful

This truly is the most fabulous holiday 'cottage' I have ever stayed in. Stunning location in the midst of Lakeland mountains and hills. Walks abound from the front door. The property itself is absolute luxury - furnished to a high and tasteful standard, plenty of space, incredible views from the day room and terrace, extremely well-equipped kitchen, huge dining table for celebratory meals. Jilly and housekeeping staff were helpful and lovely. I highly highly recommend this place.

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Liked best: splendid isolation amidst the hills
Liked least: having to go home
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
Oct 13, 2015
Hi, thank you for taking the time to provide a Trip Advisor review following your stay at Hause Hall Farm. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your break and the fantastic walking in the Lake District National Park surrounding Hause Hall. We will pass your kind comments to Jilly's housekeeping team. We hope to have the chance to welcome you all again for another visit. Best regards, Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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Jane C
Rugby, United Kingdom
1 review
“Luxury accommodation in fantastic location”
Reviewed August 8, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Party of 12 stayed in Hause Hall and The Cruik Barn for 3 nights in August 2015. The accommodation is excellent. Huge dining table fitted everyone comfortably. Excellent kitchen with everything you needed. Comfortable bedrooms with modern bathrooms. Fabulous sun room at the Hall and lots of space. And then there are the views... From the road up to the Hall, you can see right down Ullswater and it is spectacular. Great base for walking and for touring in the Lakes. If you have a large party, you will struggle to fine better accommodation than this.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Aug 10, 2015
Hi, thank you for taking your time to write this great review on Trip Advisor. We are all so pleased you enjoyed your time at Hause Hall & Cruik Barn in the magnificent Martindale. The views really are fantastic. All your comments are very much appreciated and I will pass them on to the team. Please get in touch again if you are planning a future trip to Cumbria and the Lake District as we would be delighted to welcome you back. Kind regards, Christine, Charlie & Jilly.
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Notsakc
Oswaldtwistle, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“You think it will be good but just wait until you arrive...”
Reviewed August 1, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

What can I say! 5 couples who have known each other for years, separated by geographies, Australa being the furthest, and to be brought together at this breathtaking place, I stand in awe! Breathtaking views, no phone signals, and a chance to just catch up.... A perfect place. What a weekend, memories made and such a relaxed place, you will be far pushed to better this. Quite simply......thanks, a very enjoyable weekend, great communication beforehand and nothing too much trouble! Spot on!

Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 2, 2015
Hi thanks very much for taking the time to provide some feedback regarding your visit at Hause Hall Farm & the Cruik Barn. We are really pleased to hear you had a relaxing visit. Recognising that mobile phone signal is only available at the crest of the hill, a short walk up the lane from the farm house, we provide a free landline in the cottage for guest use and also satellite broadband wifi for internet access. This means you can get away from it all and enjoy the national park in peace whilst still staying in contact if you wish to do so at the end of a full day out exploring the fells :) We hope to have a chance to welcome you all for a return reunion visit!! Best regards, Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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tltprod
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect In Every Way”
Reviewed May 26, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Stayed at Hause Hall and the Cruik Barn with a large family group that included elderly relatives, small children and a dog. The former agricultural buildings been converted to an exceptionally high standard and the decorative finish is luxurious with a rural twist

Aside from a dinner at Sharrow Bay (10 mins down the road) to celebrate my mother's 80th Birthday and picnic lunches we cooked all meals in the well equipped kitchen.

We spent most of the time we were indoors in the delightful sun room sprawled on the comfortable sofas admiring the jaw dropping views and watching the antics of the local sheep and their adorable lambs.

All in all I can think of no downsides to staying in this beautiful property and we are all excited at the prospect of returning

Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 28, 2015
Hi, Thank you for taking your time to write this review about Hause Hall. We are so pleased you enjoyed your celebrations here and like us appreciated the 'jaw dropping views' it is so peaceful. We would love to welcome you all and your dog back again. Please feel free to get back in touch. Kind regards Charlie, Christine and Jilly
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Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 12, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
May 13, 2015
Hi, Thank you so much for writing this review about Hause Hall and Cruik Barn. We are so pleased that you and your friends were able to find a 'haven of peace and tranquility'. It really is in a most beautiful part of Cumbria. We would love to welcome you all again as our guests in the future. Kind regards Charlie, Christine and Jilly.
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England
Reviewed April 27, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 29, 2015
Hi, Thank you for taking your time to write this 'amazing' review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the 50th celebrations in beautiful Martindale. We also don't switch on the TV when we stay we just prefer to watch the weather come and go. We hope we can welcome you all again as our guests at Hause Hall or at one of our other cottages. Thank you again. With our best wishes Charles, Christine, Jilly and the team.
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