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All reviews wood burner chilli fabulous stay first floor amazing views self catering renovated barn coast to coast keld lodge the pub next morning warm welcome gary fridge bath reheated accommodation
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

As part of our C to C we walked to Keld lodge & thought that was wonderful and wished we were staying there. When Gary picked us up from there to take us back to Birkdale Farm we wondered what we were heading for. We needn't have worried, Gary & his wife are a wonderful couple and as soon as the door to the cottage was flung open and the heat from the wood burner hit us we could see we were on to a good thing. To be in our own self contained cottage, eating chilli & watching tv in my PJs! Bliss!! That night stands out from all the others on the walk, it gave us a chance to totally chill out and we loved it. Don't even consider staying anywhere else, book this now you won't regret it. There are so many little touches that make this as good as it is, the ducks wandering about just outside, the views, the peace & quiet, the wine & beer on offer, the chocolate in the fridge, the evening meal .......... I could go on. We'd love to go back in the winter and pray to be snowed in...........thanks for having us, it was brilliant xx

Room Tip: Warning! don't add too many logs to the wood burner, it kicks out serious heat. We put one extra on after we arrived and we had to open the door to let some air in.
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank LarryUk
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

Little Birkdale came almost exactly halfway through our Coast to Coast trip and really couldn't have been better.

Everything, from the warm-as-toast woodburning stove, to the homemade chilli con carne ready to heat up (and the full (and very good value) wine rack, had been thought through in great detail.

In many ways, this is the perfect walkers' accommodation. There's plenty of room, and you can eat when you wish, have a bath (as reported elsewhere, the view is amazing), and make your own breakfast with the excellent fare provided.

If the weather's good, it's worth a walk (even if you're tired) back up the track to take in the views across the valley.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

Arrived after a long trudge through bogs and swollen becks so the sight of a roaring wood burner and a bath with lashings of hot water was heaven. Lying in the bath gave the best view in the cottage! There was everything needed for an excellent home-cooked supper and breakfast (including guinea fowl eggs). The separate cottage was a welcome break from B&B's and having all the food prepared and beds and fire made ready was the best of combinations. It was a little dark to read in the evening because of low wattage but the television worked!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 June 2011

This is a fantastic place with amazing views even from bathroom.
We loved the accomodation and would go back any day for longer stay.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank GrahamC2C
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Reviewed 3 July 2010

On coast to coast it is nice to get a night away from B&B's which whilst they serve their purpose you are still in someone else's house. Here you have your own front door, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Evening meal is prepared for you to heat up when you are ready for it. Breakfast goods are left for you to cook and eat. Pick up from nearby Keld with drop off following orning. Great spot and lovely to be attended to by Cath and Garry who helped make stay enjoyable.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank PerthshireGralin
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