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“Peace and harmony”
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Birthwaite Cottage
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47 reviews
Birthwaite Cottage
Front of the cottage
View of front from halfway up the driveway
Entrance to cottage
The dining area
Light and slate in the dining area
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The lounge area
The lounge leading upstairs
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View from the front of the cottage
View of the cottage from the terrace
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Madhumati
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Peace and harmony”
Reviewed 12 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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We picked a bad few days weather wise, for a recuperative break as it rained non-stop, however one of the highlights of our visit was staying at Birthwaite Cottage. It was a pleasant 20 minute walk from the railway station, and we found the dreaded driveway, as mentioned in other reviews, was no problem at all. Thanks to other reviews we had remembered to bring a torch but found that one had already been kindly provided, along with an umbrella, by the owners. The first thing that captured our attention on entering the cottage was the beautiful wooden staircase and floor, immaculately polished and clean, as was the whole cottage throughout. The kitchen was perfect and the bathroom was spacious and attractive with a large shower cubicle and power shower. After a day's walking, the quietness, the woodland, the harmony and cleanliness of the cottage created the relaxing, restful break that we needed.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pidge51
Brisbane
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great place to stay!”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 for a stay in September 2013
2
people found this review helpful

Birthwaite Cottage was exactly as it looked in all the photos. Getting to it was easy and key collection was just as per instructions. The booking process etc all went extremely smoothly and easily (even via internet from Australia!). The cottage is attached to a larger cottage which obviously has occupants, but we really only saw someone once and didn't feel we or they were intruding on each other. The cottage is situated on a very quiet street so it is wonderfully quiet and peaceful. It is very well equipped and very well presented. It is quite a way from Windermere - we walked it a couple of times but it does take a while even at the fast pace we have, so we also drove in and parked a few times, especially at night. The weather was very dull, rainy and cold for our stay, but the heating works a treat and we were totally warm and comfy in our little haven. There is sooo much to do in this area that it boggles the mind and we managed about 5% of it! There are some stunning walks to be done and info is readily available from the tourist centre in Windermere. The only downer with the cottage is that there was no wifi - a necessity for us on our trip being so far from home and wanting to keep in touch.

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Liked best: That it was exactly as it appeared.
Liked least: No wifi.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Archibald...
Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth every penny.”
Reviewed 23 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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people found this review helpful

Beautifully clean, very comfortable and a lovely experience. The owner of the property a perfect gentleman. Had a 3 day stay with my sister and enjoyed every minute. Windermere village within walking distance, beautiful Bowness on Windermere a few minutes car ride. A visit to Hayes Garden Centre at Ambleside is a must. Try the carvery at the Crown on Bowness front with as much icecream as you can eat.
All in all, an excellent break. For the price, Birthwaite Cottage cannot be beaten. A thank you to the owners daughter for the standard the cottage is kept.

Yvonne and Valerie.

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Liked best: The decor and the cleanliness.
Liked least: Can't think of any.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Bev V
Northwich, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“secluded retreet”
Reviewed 23 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

The driveway was steep but manageable, our first impression was wow. We had been e-mailed all the details for gaining entrance and once in we were not disappointed. It was spotless and inviting everything you needed. The heating was too warm till we turned it down but we were never cold. we had a private garden and it was quiet on our first night we were sat on the bench outside and a baby deer came up the drive magical! It is easy walking to windermere lake and town. My only moan was there was no remote for the t.v and I would of preferred a bath but the shower was powerfull. would definatly stay again

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Liked best: secluded
Liked least: no bath
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Arshavi S
London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazinggg”
Reviewed 21 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Its a lovely lovely cottage situated in a very quite environment. Near to town center still away from crowd.. Very nice clean and cozy place to stay in. Kitchen was well equipped with everything. Board games and books are placed as well. Owner is helpful with everything as well and not to forget very beautiful terrace and garden in front.

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Liked best: cleanliness
Liked least: no wifi :(
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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