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“Perfect place for visiting anywhere up north”
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Stable Boys Cottage
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Stable Boys Cottage
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Stable Boys Cottage
White doves
Bedroom with superking bed - can be made into a twin
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom from the mezzanine
Sitting room
Sitting room
Sitting room
Sitting room
Sitting room
Roof terrace
Kitchen
Kitchen
Dressing table
Bathroom
Curwen Woods Park
Curwen Woods Parkland
Sunset at Arnside
Peacock in the garden near the cottage
View of Lakeland Hills from the pond
Summer House in Curwen Woods garden
Curwen Woods garden, a Thomas Mawson garden
Bluebells in the woods at Curwen Woods
The River Lune at Kirkby Lonsdale
Canal at Tewitfields
Curwen Woods park in the snow
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Burton in Kendal, Cumbria, England

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Charlie T
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Perfect place for visiting anywhere up north”
Reviewed August 8, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We have just got home from a short stay here and we couldn't recommend more highly. The owner was great, the estate was beautiful and well worth a wander round and the cottage was beautiful. One thing I would say is that if you see a feather hidden under something check its not attached to a peacock first!! Alternatively ensure to pack some spare pants!! ;)

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Your age range 18-24
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Hellen G
Hengelo, The Netherlands
1 review
“A perfect place to explore the Lake District”
Reviewed July 30, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We had a briljant time in this cottage. It is the perfect starting point for hikes on the fells and walks around the lakes. We enjoyed these tremendously. We would also recommend to visit Kendal and places such as Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall. Very impressive. The cottage was comfortable. The only downside was the poor wifi-recxeption and I think the kitchen could have been better equipped.
We had meals in The King's Arms in the village and in The Plough in Lupton. Both pubs were very nice.

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Liked best: The friendliness and helpfulness of out hosts.
Liked least: the kitchen and the poor wifi
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 31, 2015
Glad you enjoyed yourselves. We are getting fibre broadband installed next week which should solve the wifi issue, and i will update the kitchen equipment this weekend

Many thanks for your review :)
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Lorna0416
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Very enjoyable stay in a country cottage in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed July 18, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

The cottage was in a great location for our long weekend stay. We were near to our friends and a short drive from Morecambe Bay and the Lakes. Easy to book and we received a very warm welcome on arrival. The cottage is quaint and comfortable with character features and well equipped. It was an added bonus to be able to play tennis on the well maintained court. Beautiful peacocks reside in the courtyard it was a magnificent sight. The cottage is set in the grounds of the main estate whilst still maintaining its own privacy. The only things that would have improved our stay would there being a bathroom door as opposed to an open plan arrangement, but this didn't really cause any problems for us, and a double bed as opposed to two single beds. You need a car to travel to any amenities. Overall very nice accommodation at an affordable price that we would stay at again and recommend to friends.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Prefer a double bed
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Your age range 35-49
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236Steve
Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Spain
2 reviews
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“Unbelievable hidden gem!!”
Reviewed July 7, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Stable Boy Cottage is one of those unique cottage's, quiet simply its a hidden gem!! One of those places that's difficult and elusive to find, when trawling through all those internet sites,  looking for a great retreat, away from the hustle and bustle, well believe me this is it!

Its relaxed, a fantastic location, set well back from the main house, very private, no disturbances. The peacocks come around now and then to check out who's about, a  male display regularly and you can see his wonderful colours close-up! 

There's loads to do in the local area, the Lakes 30 minutes drive and you are amongst it, Kendal and other great days out only a short journey away, as well a number of watering houses nearby that also serve great food.

If you want the jewel in the crown, this is the place to come.........don't tell everyone though or we may not be able to return for another relaxing visit as the secret will be out!!!   

If your considering Stable Boy Cottage, believe me you won't be disappointed.

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Mike T
St Helens, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect for couples.”
Reviewed June 6, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

The cottage is cosy and perfect for couples who wish to get away from it all. The gardens of the estate are lovely and you have direct access to the moors. I recommend it heartily.

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Liked best: Cosyness.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Ian H
York, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A hidden gem.SHH! Don't tell everyone, we want to book a return.”
Reviewed August 11, 2013 for a stay in September 2012
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Stable Boys is a hidden gem!

The most beautiful and best bijou self catering accommodation cottage for two we have ever stayed in! (And we been some places) The decor and furnishings are enchanting, shabby chic par excellence, furniture and soft furnishings to die for! Comfy beds, fluffy pillows to ease you to sleep after a day out on foot or chilling. Tasteful cushions and throws. Fabrics to make you wilt! More fluffy towels and flannels than we could have used in a month. Bath products, hand cream and a huge bowl of cotton wool provided. Cleanliness is exceptional.

On arriving in Burton in Kendal, lunch at the local pub on route,(recommended) we drove through security gates, past the lodge and up through the parkland, avoiding cows, horses and peacocks, As we past ' the big house' in suddenly dawned on us we were staying in a cottage on a family owned estate! Not what we had expected when we booked in September 2012. The family down play this aspect on their web site, but what an amazing difference it makes!!!

In an instance our stay became magical! The cottage door was unlocked, key left in the latch, we walked in to a welcome pack of fine coffee, tea and biscuits. Cuppa in hand standing on the balcony of the upside down house we were greeted by peacocks! An hour later our warm welcome from Judy and Thomasina (and the boys) instantly made us feel at home and part of the family and the estate.

When at Stable Boys you have your own space, but the family give you access to their estate, including park land and woods to walk in. They are always there to support if needed and their estate manager is a real gem! He changed the tyre on our car when we had a flat. All part of the service!

Alongside giving visitors a unique holiday accommodation experience, Stable Boys is not as remote as it may appear on the web site and is ideally situated if you are a couple,who want to get away for a few days down time.

Good location for attractions, walking, wildlife, or if like us, you just want to chill, eat good food and relax and enjoy some peace and quiet. This area is not all about walking and has much to offer for all interests.

After our stay we have recommended to friends who have been to stay .All agree with our assessment. We were trying to keep quiet about our Hidden Gem, hence our delay in posting our review!

Hope to be back soon.

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julian b
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“a real home from home”
Reviewed July 17, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

the hospitality of the boddy family was very much appreciated.we were made to feel so welcome and they were always on hand for advice on places to visit.we had the freedom to roam the beautiful gardens and surrounding lands with various walks that can be started from the house. the cottage came with some amazing wildlife including 2 beautiful peacocks who were a pleasure to spend time with.it was a great base from which to explore the lakes and the surrounding country side.fly and coarse fishing available close by.you must visit lowther castle!what an amazing place!the cottage is fine for two but they also have a lodge on the grounds that suits a family.we would definately return.

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Liked best: the hospitality and the wildlife
Liked least: the bedding
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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