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“Beautiful place and gorgeous surroundings”
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Review of High Biggin

High Biggin a 5 Star Gold Award winning luxury holiday cottage
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18 reviews
High Biggin a 5 Star Gold Award winning luxury holiday cottage
The terrace
The view from the terrace
The drive to the cottage
The 8 person Hot Tub
View from Master Bedroom Terrace
Entrance Hall
The Kitchen
The Kitchen
The Kitchen
The Larder
The Utility Room
The Kitchen & Sun Room
The Sun Room
The view from the Sun Room
The Sun Room
The Dining Room
The Dining Room
The Lounge
The baby grand piano in the Lounge
The Lounge
The Master Bedroom
The Master Bedroom
The Master Bedroom
The Master Bedroom
The entrance to the Master Bedroom
The Dressing Room of the Master Bedroom
The Dressing Room of the Master Bedroom
The Master Ensuite
Gilchrist & Soames Toiletries
The Master Ensuite
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2 (door to balcony)
View from bedroom 2's balcony
Bedroom 2 Ensuite
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3 Ensuite
Bedroom 4
Bedroom 4 Bathroom
Guests of High Biggin get free access to the Lakeview Spa at the Beech Hill Hotel & Spa
The view from the Lavender scented garden
The Outside Vitality Spa pool with stunning views
Dive into the refreshing blue waters
The view from the Himalayan Sauna
The view from the Steam room
Chill out in the Sauna & Steam rooms
The Lakeview Spa
First Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
Aerial Shot of Bowness on Windermere
Bowness Pier on Windermere
Hill Top Farm, home to Beatrix Potter
Dove Cottage, Grasmere where Wordsworth wrote some of his greatest works
Rydal Mount, the historic home of William Wordsworth
Blackwell Arts & Crafts House its beautiful and a must see while your here.
Internal Photo of Blackwell Arts & Crafts House
The World of Beatrix Potter great for the kids
Lakes Aquarium great to take the kids to
Windermere Lake Cruises perfect for getting a different perspective
Lakeland Motor Museum, a must for any car/bike enthusiast
Fell Foot Park super for picnics
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Overview
Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Very good - based on 18 reviews
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Kev R
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful place and gorgeous surroundings”
Reviewed 30 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018
1
person found this review helpful

Over looking views of lake Windermere. It's a spacious house. It's our second time being here and deffo come back. Rooms are big, kitchen is massive and even got a hot tub and a bbq. A short walk down to Bowness.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 May 2018
Thank you for your review, we look forward to welcoming you back really soon.
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Yvonne F
Halifax, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Family Break”
Reviewed 21 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Just Returned from high biggin what a fabulous place for a long weekend great weather stunning property full of character it was booked by a family member 14 months ago about a 15 minute walk to bowness we all enjoyed it

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 May 2018
Thank you for your review, we look forward to welcoming you back really soon.
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Tomohazzy
Bolton
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect break!”
Reviewed 30 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018
1
person found this review helpful

We've been coming to High Biggin for the last 7 years and this year was absolutely perfect! We had one or two issues last year but Jonathon, the owner, listened and acted on them which made our weekend stay, this time, lovely. The Cottage is beautiful, the welcome pack is everything you need for your stay, the towels, robes and slippers are lovely, the hot tub is always the highlight of our stay and this year, again, did not disappoint. It's in a perfect location with only being a 10 minute walk into Bowness (probably about 15 - 20 minutes back as it is uphill!) I will be booking again! Thanks again!

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 May 2018
Glad to hear you had a great time, and thank you for leaving a review. We look forward to hosting you again soon :-)
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Big_geoff...
Bandipur, Nepal
Level 6 Contributor
81 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Excellent Stay & Great Views”
Reviewed 2 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

We stayed recently for Mums birthday as a family and had an amazing time.
The house is massive and is a real luxury.
The hot tub is great fun and has views over Lake Windermere.
Its in an excellent location for walking and a short walk to Bowness.
The living room is really cosy and brilliant to relax in around the wood fire.
Wifi throughout.
Highly recommended.
Would love to return.

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794KarenR...
York, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely location”
Reviewed 22 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017
3
people found this review helpful

A really lovely house, which needs only a few tweaks to be truly 5 star.
Below is the email which I sent to the General Manager, after I raised some issues with reception.
Very disappointingly, I have had no acknowledgment whatsoever.

My family and I stayed at the High Biggin property last week, and overall had a really lovely stay.
I don’t need to extoll the beauty of the property or the setting, however I would like to draw your attention to some housekeeping issues which were somewhat disappointing and not worthy of a 5 star property,
Firstly, on our arrival, one bedroom had no bath towels, and in another, the dressing gowns were very damp, and ended up back in the dryer.
The beautiful view over the lake (as pictured on the website)from the outside seating area was obscured by overgrown plants which would benefit from being clipped.
The dishwasher was totally clogged, and clearly hadn’t been cleaned, so wasn’t cleaning. My brother fixed this, rinsed the heads etc., but providing salt and rinse aid would make a difference, equally the kitchen sink doesn’t drain properly, and I was told by the maintenance man (who was very personable) that this has been an issue for some time
The bedroom coffee table in the master bedroom is very shabby with ring marks and stains, as are several of the carpets especially the one in the kitchen.
Many of the “non-stick” pans, blunt knives and scissors need replacing, as this is a lovely kitchen to cook in.
The downstairs toilet seat is the wrong size for the toilet.
Equally, the beds are really comfortable. The welcome basket was very nice, and the Jacuzzi bath is great.
I hope this doesn’t sound like I’m nit-picking. My parents (in their 80’s) and my brother and his wife loved the cottage, as I did. Having stayed many times at the Beech, over the years, High Biggin suited us for a visit “en masse”, and we will look to return, however some minor improvements would take the property to a whole new level.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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