6th August 2016
Charcoal House Reviews
Written on Facebook, 5 stars
We stayed at beautiful Charcoal Cottage for a week with extended family. It was the perfect place and we enjoyed lots of barbecues and family dinners together.
The pictures do not do it justice especially the living room which is fabulous – would highly recommend – The Wilkins family, Harrow, Middlesex
23rd JULY 2016
Weavers Cottages Reviews
“Simply stunning!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Review posted on the ‘Home Away’ website
If you think of The Lake District you imagine the idyllic landscape with rolling farmlands and lakeside surroundings set amongst a rugged mountain backdrop.
When we arrived in the picturesque village of Cartmel in the south of the region we were greeted with so much more.
Weavers Cottage welcomed us into the heart of the Lakes. The cottage was immaculate in its presentation, every room had its own unique feel from the very comfortable bedrooms through the fabulous large kitchen to the huge sunroom/ conservatory at the rear, opening out to the ample garden.
When you have everything you need and want from a holiday let, you are certain to have an enjoyable stay, and this proved to be the case with Weavers Cottage.
We walked into the village the first night to take in the atmosphere of rural Cumbria. Picture perfect is all I can say.
We travelled throughout the Lakes during our stay in fabulous sunshine, apart from one freak thunderstorm of the Wednesday morning. Coniston, Windermere, Grasmere, Bo’ness, Ravenglass, and Keswick to name a few place we visited, all with different stories to tell and absorb.
We only ate out in the village itself on two occasions, The Royal Oak pub and The Pig and Whistle, both delivering good quality food and beverages.
We also sampled the local ale at the brewery just off the square and with the cheese shop right across the way, what better way to spend a few warm afternoon hours!
One excursion close by was The Old Mill Farm which was both interesting and exciting for my 2 young sons. The lovingly restored traction engines were a delight to see as were the working Shire horses. Seeing these magnificent animals up close was a personal highlight… definitely a must see!
This was a truly excellent summer break for us, and with the added bonus of such a exceptional holiday let in The Weavers Cottage, what more could you want or need from the gorgeous Lake District. 5 stars all round! – Neil Gilchrist & family, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire
8TH JULY, 2016
Cartmel Hill Reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed on Trip Advisor
“Probably the Best Holiday Cottage we have stayed in!”
In summary a fantastic property beautifully decorated and appointed.
If you love walking and good food/drink you will be in heaven. Dogs are welcome too! We were fortunate to be one of the first guests in this fabulous property located just outside of Cartmel.
We had been looking for a cottage that would accommodate our family of 4 and our dog. Finding cottages that allow dogs and midweek stays are like hens teeth. This is not a cottage it is a mansion and ticked all the boxes. The website is very informative, the communications and payment were very good and exactly how it should be.
Simon is very knowledgeable about the area and sends through good information and even suggestions for local walks.
We couldn’t stop smiling as we parked. The house is huge. Most of the living space is upstairs with a generous well stocked kitchen (we almost felt guilty using the brand new stuff) and a living room with beautiful views across Morecambe bay towards Heysham and beyond.
We all squabbled for prime position in the large swivel chair (a favourite for us all).
Two of the 4 bedrooms (a fifth is available for larger groups) are located upstairs. The master bedroom is beautiful with a massive ensuite, exposed beams and views across the valley. Downstairs is an equally large main bedroom again with ensuite, almost spoilt for choice! There is also a playroom with a keyboard and another TV very useful if, like our family, there is a difference in TV watching habits.
The decor and materials used are of very high quality, the beds very comfortable and the house was very cosy. Outside the enclosed garden (to keep dogs on the inside!) is great for lazing and evening drinks whilst the sun drops below the horizon.
From the house there are numerous easy walks, best to come armed with OS explorer map, OL7, if you wish to enjoy the area and not get too lost. Dropping down the drive there are good walks to Holker hall, and to Cartmel. The easiest is via Walton Hall Farm along a bridleway, takes 20-30 minutes to get into Cartmel. It avoids drinking and driving, especially with such good pubs in the village. It is worth bringing a torch for the return journey.
Up the drive there are great walks. One of these is described in the house details, and leads to How Barrow with great views across the Leven estuary.
The house comes with great suggestions for eating in the area we found the best pub grub was at the Cavendish Arms. The main pubs (Royal Oak & Kings Arms) seem to suffer from short staffing and the wait was a little excessive. Of course no trip to Cartmel would be complete without a trip to L’Enclume or Rogan & Company (we were not disappointed).
There are some great local shops (Cartmel Cheese & Bread and Unsworth Brewery). We travelled to Booths in Ulverston for general food items, great choice/quality albeit a little expensive.
All the properties on the Holidaycottagescumbria website look equally well appointed and we would certainly look forward to staying here again. Top marks! – The Grove Family, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham