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“Excellent choice for a large group”
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11 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24
Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Jasidot
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent choice for a large group”
Reviewed 14 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Fantastic large house near to the lovely village of Cockermouth. Excellet for large groups with plenty of outdoor space for kids to play and ample parking. The rooms were all very clean and very well appointed. The beds were excellent. The diningroom was amazing with ample room and hot plates at the side if you are cooking for a large group. The TV room was very well set up with points available to plug in Games/Karaoke Machine. Would highly recommend this house we all had a lovely time and would love to go back sometime in the near future

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Liked best: The size of the propery
Liked least: No blackout curtains in the bedrooms - very light in the morning
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Fiona473
Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
1 review
“If looking for a house for large family this would be excellent choice”
Reviewed 8 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Great location for large group or family. Facilities inside and out just what we needed for group of 24 inc 4 small children. Clean and comfortable bedrooms. We wondered if the kitchen would have sufficient pots,utensils serving dishes, plates, etc for cooking proper meals. We were not disappointed. Plenty of space with three sitting areas for smaller groups wanting to watch TV, chat or play games. Pool table a must for the men. Local ale delivered and set up by brewery in summer house was excellent (I am told). Dining room was great for whole group to enjoy meals together. Some of the group went cycling, plenty of circular routes to choose from. Not far to Maryport, Keswick, etc so whole Lake District within easy reach. Plenty of tourist attractions to visit. One thing worth mentioning, IF YOU DONT HAVE SATNAV make sure you print off a detailed map of how to get to Big White House. Definitely not easy to find using standard road atlas. Satnav now on Christmas wish list. Would definitely recommend Big White House.

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Liked best: Dining room
Liked least: Dishwashers
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Large groups
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Denise M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Special birthdays (60ths) celebrated in a lovely setting”
Reviewed 25 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013

We travelled to Cockermoth for a family celebration (2 family members were 60 over the last couple of months). The majority of the party stayed for a week but my husband and I just stayed for the weekend. It was lovely. The house is very spacious with a very large kitchen (2 sinks etc, dishwashes etc) and it has 11 bedrooms altogether. There were 18 adults and 3 children in our party (one a baby) and a dog, and we had a lovely time. The house has 3 lounges in it and a games room with a pool table in so there was plenty of room for us to spread out and get away from everyone if we wanted. The dining room is enormous with a wonderfully long table in it where we all sat at mealtimes and had a really good laugh.

Altogether a good time was had by all!

ps The beds are really comfortable!!!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups People with pets
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DAVID_B50...
Northallerton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“GOOD ACCOMODATION AND FACILITIES”
Reviewed 14 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013

We as a group of 20 people have been having a reunion weekend dating back to the late 70's. Having spent the last 12 years in Derbyshire we decided on a change and found the Big White House.
The entire house is well presented with good clean decor. The bedrooms are quite modern and the ensuite wc's and basins make the three bathrooms more than adequote.
We found the kitchen to be well equiped. The small area in the large dining area with wine cooler and stacks of glasses was particularly useful.
We used the pool room extensively and the cinema room was a great retreat for the tele with wine brigade.
To undertake a decent hill walk was not an option from the house, cars were needed but the village pub with food was only a 10-15 minute stroll.

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Liked best: the amount of space
Liked least: not having a television in the snug area off the dining room
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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dap73
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“excellent place to stay for large groups.”
Reviewed 23 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013

All thirteen of our group had a great long weekend in the big white house. Didn't have any problems but if we did we had a point of contact. Plenty to do in the house which included a pool room and cinema room. We will probably return in the future.

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Liked best: pool room, cinema room and dining room.
Liked least: a bit cold upstairs on arrival.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children
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