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Review of Brown Howe Cottage

Detached woodland cottage with lake access and fell-side walks close-by. Great pubs 5 minutes drive.
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Detached woodland cottage with lake access and fell-side walks close-by. Great pubs 5 minutes drive.
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28 reviews
Detached woodland cottage with lake access and fell-side walks close-by. Great pubs 5 minutes drive.
Coniston Water from Brown Howe
Beautiful lounge
Oak beams
Bedroom 1- the sunshine room
Bedroom 4 - the master suite
Coniston Water
Coniston ferry can be picked up from Lake Bank Jetty
Kitchen - double cooker, dishwasher, breakfast bar
Lakeside pier
Nice fabrics and warm colours
High quality kitchen with fine design detail - oak, stainless steel and natural slate
Bathroom No. 2 - a sailing theme!
Brown Howe - Floor Plan
Hello, look at us!  Motor boat trip on Coniston.
Coniston Water at sun-set viewed from the south-east shore close to Brown Howe
Natan leaping from Lake Bank Jetty
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Andy H
Bebington
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Splendid stay”
Reviewed 2 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Booked and stayed here with 7 people and had a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

Cottage was spacious enough for all, catered for a thegroup with large lounge, well equipped kitchen and separate dining room.

Situated off the main road between Torver and Coniston the location is fairly secluded but this makes for a very peaceful and relaxing setting.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Jul 2016
Andy many thanks for the kind review. I am having my own hoiday here right now and indeed enjoying the peace and quite - but will be soon getting back out into the hills !
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GemmaLeeS...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Homely and comfortable stay in a great location”
Reviewed 30 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

An excellent stay at Brown Howe. This is a homely and comfortable cottage with a great kitchen and open plan living room. There's plenty of equipment to prepare meals and we were also provided with a starter pack of logs for the fireplace in the lounge. We have two young children and this was catered for as well including a stair gate.

The location is very quiet and often we came back to find sheep on the track approaching the cottage! We spotted a woodpecker along with many other birds from the kitchen window and found there were a lot of family friendly walks close by - our favourite was Tarn Hows. The accommodation has a couple of walks on your doorstep and, for us, was close to the main towns and attractions we wanted to visit in the Lake District.

The owner, Dennis, replied quickly to any emails and called during our stay to check all was well. The neighbour was also very friendly and helpful.

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Liked best: Open plan kitchen and living room
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Chris463
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic location, cottage was just as described!”
Reviewed 3 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The cottage was just as described, with a spacious open-plan living room and well equipped kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, plus an extra toilet downstairs. It has lots of character, with comfy sofas and fireplace in the living area (also a cupboard full of board games and books for a rainy day). We loved the location - very quiet and with private access to Coniston Water. Unfortunately, it's not possible to walk along the lake from the cottage and the road is quite dangerous for walkers.

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Liked best: location and comfort
Liked least: not being able to walk along the lake starting from the cottage
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Sep 2015
The cottage is set in private woodland some 200m from the main road to Coniston and is well away from highway traffic. Like many rural roads there are no footpaths. Crossing the road there is immediate access to the Torver fells and Blawith Common and Beacon Fell via a walkers footpath. Near the cottage and 400m along the main road towards Torver there is a very quiet fellside single track road (smooth tarmac) that gently leads up the fell about 1 mile. It is a public road but a dead end and leads to a single farm and is therefore very quiet and ideal for push chair/ buggy type walks, walkers/runners and general access to the fells. There is a lay-by on the main road next to the turn-off and Brown Howe public car park is close-by.
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Zzzzzzzzz...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage, great details from the landlord”
Reviewed 9 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
2
people found this review helpful

Weather was not very promising and we arrived later than expected. When we entered the cottage, the owner had prepared for us egg, bacon, milk...and a bottle of wine! Also, he phoned to make sure everything was good for us. Thanks Dennis, you have a lovely cottage and we had a great time!

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Liked best: Owner care
Liked least: Weather?
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Nick A
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful cottage in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 23 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This review is for a second visit to 'Brown Howe Cottage'. We decide to return to this cottage after a very enjoyable stay last year and it certainly lived up to our expectations. Dennis (the owner) could not have been more helpful when booking confirmation emails went astray and although when we visited the internet was down, we hooked up to a BT-Fon connection no problem. The location is wonderful, in a quiet courtyard with two other properties, surrounded by woodland and with private access to the lake shore (a short 3 minute walk through the woods). The cottage itself is large, clean and well kept, parking is straightforward with space for two cars at the side (and more at the front in the courtyard if necessary). Would certainly recommend to anyone looking for a get away from it all break.

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Liked best: Lake side access
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
24 Mar 2015
Many thanks for the unprompted review - its much appreciated. The broadband is now connected after a switch of service provider.
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