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“The perfect retreat”
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The Place - a charming 17th c house on tranquil Loweswater with unrivalled lake and fell views.
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Loweswater, Cumbria, England

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Douglas B
London, United Kingdom
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“The perfect retreat”
Reviewed 21 December 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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An absolutely splendid place to stay with everything you would want from a country retreat. The whole family, 6 of us, stayed for a week in this charming cottage overlooking the stunning lake of Loweswater. It was warm, cosy and extremely comfortable, with all the small details thought through, including a well-stocked pantry and welcome log burner which made evenings after a cold and wet walk particularly enjoyable. Following a long car journey we were also very grateful for provisions like milk and tea bags on our arrival which saved a late trip to the shops. The games room was also a lovely touch and provided endless entertainment.

And then there’s the location. The surrounding walks are stunning, with a range of paths leading up and over the hills straight from the cottage. There are also a number of equally picturesque ‘flat’ routes for those who don’t fancy anything akin to an Everest assent.

If you don’t like walking at all, there are also bikes at the cottage, as well as a Go Ape adventure trail 20 minutes’ drive away, for the adventurous and those not afraid of heights.

And for the post-activity refreshment there are some great pubs, all with hearty food and good local ales. In particular we would recommend the Kirkstile Inn which does a fantastic steak and ale pie and is a 10 minute drive from the cottage.

All in all, we had a wonderful holiday. You could tell that so much thought had gone into making every aspect of our stay as comfortable and hassle free as possible, and we really couldn't recommend this place highly enough.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Dec 2015
Dear Douglas - We are so glad that you had such a good time at The Place and that you appreciated what was on offer. It really is the most amazing location isn't it? We love it so much! We would be delighted to welcome you again any time. Thank you so very much for taking the time to review your holiday - it makes a big difference to us and is extremely gratifying. With all good wishes, Lucy
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Lydia S
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Absolutely glorious”
Reviewed 21 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Our whole family (three generations) fell completely in love with The Place. The location is perfect: glorious view across Loweswater to the fells and the most fabulous walks from the doorstep, but well away from the usual Lake District crowds. Yet all the famous places are a short drive away. It's walking distance of a particularly lovely pub, The Kirkstyle Inn, which has delicious post-walk cream teas in a lovely garden as well as excellent lunch and supper menus, is also and not too far (short drive) from a very good village shop in Lorton. As for the house itself, it's really got everything you could ask for, and succeeds in being cosy, characterful and luxurious all at once. Lots of unexpected treats like a bread machine so you can wake up to fresh baking, a slow-cooker so you can come home to a hot stew, and plenty of fun and games for all ages both strenuous and sedate (including pool-table, ping-pong table and also table-football). Great books (including cookery and walk books) and DVDs. A sunny, sheltered garden. So peaceful.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
21 Nov 2015
with like-minded people. I hope we can welcome you there againAll the best - Lucy
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