We have just spent a week at Marlowe cottage. The communication with Peter and Anne prior to our stay was excellent. On arrival we had a delicious cream tea and lovely chocolate cakes, also some other goodies.
The cottage was extremely comfortable and had everything we needed. The wood burner was fabulous on the colder evenings. There was a great selection of local information.
The local area was great for walks and was very peaceful and quiet. If you want a holiday that is near enough to the main area of the Lakes whilst still being away from the crowds then this is perfect. We would definitely recommend it
Loved our week at Marlow Cottage. lovely cream tea to welcome us with a massive fruit cake which took us a few days to munch through. Peter was exceptionally helpful. The accommodation was excellent, everything you should need rain or shine. We enjoyed the location as you can walk onto the fells and there was loads of guides and maps in the cottage. Highly recommended.
Very well furnished and equipped cottage for a holiday in the Lake District. We felt very welcome, the scones from Janet were delicious! Good communication with the owners about our stay, nothing to complain about!
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We have stayed in many VRBO and Air BNB properties and this was the very best of them all! EVERY detail has been thought of (even wash cloths for Americans - hardly any to be found in Europe, it seems!). We were greeted by fresh flowers in several spots, a cream tea set out, everything fresh and lovely, even on that cloudy day. All is in perfect repair though the property is authentic and old. Each room is cozy and comfy. One bathroom has tub and shower. Both have towel warming racks. The views from every window are gorgeous - either the exquisite, fairy-land garden in back (it has filled in since the photos were taken) or the distant hills out front. Sitting at the hilltop picnic table, one sees the countryside and hears only the breeze, bees and birds. Delightful. The weather precluded our using the grill and lovely patio seating area, but that would have made for a perfect evening as well. We did use the wood stove for a cozy dessert time one evening. The road is VERY quiet, and we never heard a sound from any neighbors. The village of Caldbeck is charming in every way. You can walk just down the hill to it - 5 minutes. We had a fabulous morning tea and pastry at the Old Smithy and had two of our 4 dinners at The Oddfellow Arms. Highly recommend both. The cottage has detailed information about area attractions and walks, several of which we took, enjoying them all; even one around the village along the small river - very picturesque. Do not let the northern Lake District location put you off. We could get to all main towns and points of interest on good roads and in good time. We had a perfect walk around Lake Buttermere - no crowds there - peace, quiet and beauty. We also did the steep but short hike to see the wonderful Aira Force (waterfall). Ambleside is touristy but still retains much charm. We did not get to Windermere, and the weather precluded any boat rides, unfortunately. If you're on a budget but are able even just to walk the lake shores a bit, you will get a very good idea/impression of the lakes. The admission charges for many of the residences, etc. were too steep for our family of 5 "adults" (children 23, 20 and 16), but we did go to Lowther Castle - a ruin whose skeleton offers many dramatic pictures and whose grounds are extensive and include an incredible glen-type garden and a ridge walk overlooking the entire countryside, plus a fine museum and tea shop with lots of delicious choices. Altogether a memorable, perfect stay!
From the moment we arrived at Marlowe Cottage we felt very welcome. Peter and Anne had left refreshments for our arrival that were very much appreciated. The house itself is very well appointed and we had all the necessities for comfortable holidaying provided. As a base for travelling to various locations for sightseeing, the house again was ideal. Dealing with Peter and Anne over the past few months has been a pleasure and we would highly recommend a stay here.