We loved our stay in the Carrock shepherd hut. The location is perfect for anyone seeking peace and quiet. The start of some walks into the Northern Fells are only a 5 min drive from the hut and the busy tourist areas of Ullswater, Keswick, Windermere etc all within easy reach if you wish to visit them on a rainy day. Don't bring too many electronic devices as you're off-grid with power only for light and a few appliances off a battery recharged by solar (or the hosts if required/requested).
We stayed in this self-catering cottage for 1 night (2 adults) to break up a long road trip. It's very comfortable - lots of lovely rustic wooden carpentry and a wood burner (although we didn't need it as we stayed in July). There's lots of wildlife about, there's a river weir basically on the doorstep and the village is quiet; great for walks if you're staying longer. Nearest pub is 15 minutes walk in the next village (The Butcher's Arms), with great food (but book in advance if you're a larger party). Would really recommend this lovely cottage if you're thinking of exploring the Lake Distric...more
Set back in it's own idyllic surrounding, the coo's of the birds so peaceful. Glorious nights sat around the fire pit, on those more breezier moments sat inside under the cover of the tent with the burner going to make it warm and cosy. Host Tabitha very warm and welcoming, very approachable. Ideal for getting away from the hustle and bustle of every day business, sets a slower pace and allows you to reboot. Great environment for dogs to explore.
Carhullan is a period farmhouse, tastefully modernised and perfectly located for walking in the northern lakes. A good choice for groups and families. Very well equipped and nice mix of antique and modern in this lovely house.
We had a fab time with our two kids at Skiddaw! They thought it was a great adventure and loved sleeping in the bunk beds and running about in the woods! We loved being in the woods and getting away from everything....will happily return! Thanks for a great family break, could recommend it more!
Toilet top hinge broke in ist floor large bedroom. Middle double bedroom sink plug hole and hot water tap not working.several ceiling bulbs not working in kitchen.remote control batteries knackered.bathroom mirror lights not working. Gas ran out10.30 am ist morning. Replaced at 12. Breakfast ruined for 12 of us.
We booked Blencathra hoping for an escape to the countryside and a relaxed break where we could go walking, read books and snuggle by a fire. Scales Plantation provided this and so much more. We loved the layout of our site and the ease of being able to park beside it and call it home for a few days. We loved our "bedroom on wheels" complete with a small log burner to keep us warm at night. The design was simple and effective, including everything we needed. As our stay was in October the weather was cold so we took our own blankets but the log burners definitely helped. We would love to reboo...more
First time glamping, worried but after initial evening mostly enjoyed experience. Would have been better if had cupboards or drawers for clothes.