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“A little gem of a hide-away”
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Penrith, Eden District, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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“A little gem of a hide-away”
Reviewed 3 July 2014 for a stay in November 2013
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My review is very long overdue but I have been keeping an eye out for The Cowshed and hoping that it would appear on Trip Advisor one day.

My boyfriend and I stayed at here in November last year and we had a wonderful time. Being honest, there isn't loads to do in Penrith itself but we found it to be a great base to explore the Lake District as neither of us knows it particularly well.

The cottage is very cosy and was perfect for two of us. I can also so that the bed was the most comfortable that either of us had slept in and as a direct result of that trip we both went out and invested in quilts and pillows of the same high quality so we could enjoy a little 'Cowshed' luxury at home :)

The own is a very nice lady and call me a few weeks before our stay to express a little concern that there was a tenant vacating on the day of our arrival and so there might not have been the time to turn it around and get it ship-shape before we got there. If that was the case then I can't imagine what 'usual standards' would be like as the cleanliness couldn't be faulted. I also seem to recall that there was even a pint of milk in the fridge which was a welcome addition for my boyfriend who struggles to go for an hour without a cup of tea.

The only super small thing we would have liked was a bigger softer sofa but that's only because we like to lounge around while watching TV in the evening.

In summary, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Cowshed to anyone.

(Sorry again to Mrs Horn for taking so long to review.)

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4 Jul 2014
Thank you very much I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and would love to see you again.
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