We enjoyed an extended Easter break and, even if the Lake District weather didn't do its best to make us welcome, Springfield Cottage and Susan certainly did! The location is lovely; quiet enough to make you feel away from the world but in fact very accessible to transport and all the amenities that the splendid Kirkby Lonsdale affords (including Booths, the best supermarket in the country!). The large gardens, back and front, were enjoyed hugely by our two dogs and the surrounding fields - especially at lambing time - made for a delightful ambience.
The cottage itself is more than one can expect. The sitting/dining room gives great comfort and the entertainment setup is a bonus, as is the Wi-Fi. The bedroom is very large with more than ample storage and the bed is particularly comfortable. Then again, the view from the window is so peaceful that sleeping wouldn't present problems. The bathroom is very effective and well-stocked with toiletries. The heating and hot water were excellent. The website states the kitchen to be small and indeed it is, but unless you want to prepare 4-course gourmet meals for 8 - we didn't - then it's not a quibble and the supplies of basics such as milk, etc are very helpful on arrival.
We've stayed in a number of places, some within this area, but this is the first one that actually felt like one's own home away from home with none of the "I wish I'd brought this or that" often experienced.
Given we booked the cottage over a major holiday I am amazed that we paid what we did; it represents fantastic value for money. I can't recommend it highly enough!
Booked Springfield cottage through Air BNB as a surprise for my partners 40th. Susan contacted me almost instantly to organise access codes and location of second bed which I thought was excellent.
On arrival we met with Susan and her husband, we had a brief introduction to the cottage and then we were left to it. The cottage was well presented and even had a small pint of milk in the Friday, which came in useful after the long drive!
Would recommend Springfield Cottage to everybody, it is in an excellent location within 30 mins drive of Kendal and 2 mins from M6.
Thank you again Susan and we hope to see you again in the near future!!!
Had a super weekend at Springfield Cottage complete with 3 spaniels and a lot of rain!
Location was good; easy to find and very close to the Lakes and neighbouring Kirkby Lonsdale. Susan couldn't have been more accommodating: milk in the fridge, extra towels and a dog bed for our four legged friends and a lovely reassurance not to worry about muddy footprints!
All 5 of us had a fabulous time - this was our first time taking our dogs away and we'll definitely book again. Thanks for a super stay!
We booked the cottage for New Year and couldn't have been more satisfied. A very warm welcome from the owner, Susan and her 2 lovely dogs. The property is well equipped with everything anyone would need. It was warm and there was always hot water. The property has a large enclosed garden, excellent for anyone who has a dog with them. There is a pub restaurant opposite which is very inviting after a day hiking around. The location is excellent for exploring both The Lakes and Yorkshire Dales. Kirkby Lonsdale is 4 miles away and has a host of lovely, shops, restaurants and pubs. All with a very warm welcome. We would recommend
Hotel Was easy to find with very helpful directions from the owner, Arrived at night with a warm welcome, Really warm cosy cottage, with amazing Views. Great for couples who love walking or small families. It is close to a road but it is never heard from the inside and With a pub across the road you cannot go wrong. Great local activities to do, but I would recommend a car for easy travel. Great little touches including biscuits and a pint of pint on arrival for brewing up! Would recommend and would stay again.
|How easy was it to book the property?||How helpful were the directions to the property?|
|How easy was key pickup/access to the property?||Overall condition of the property|
|Bedding & mattresses||Kitchen & utensils|
|Bathroom cleanliness||Other facilities & amenities|
|Friends getaway||Families with young children|
|People with pets|