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Newly fitted Double shower in Revamped Bathroom
Newly fitted Kitchen
Rear area, however, tree no longer there.
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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David1980...
Leigh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Bucket fulls of little touches. x”
Reviewed 9 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Well we have just returned from a mini honeymoon at Stable Cottage and I can honestly say that we can't wait to go back, we are already planning a weeks stay next summer.

We arrived at the cottage to a genuinely warm welcome from Steve and from there it just kept getting better. Steve and Elaine, we can't rate you or Stable Cottage enough and we honestly mean that. The home made goodies, olive bread, cakes scones and shortbread, (Wayne said especially the shortbread) along with local cheese and a very welcome bottle of wine would have been enough but you really do go the extra mile, and that's what makes this little gem of a place so special. The little hand made gift and card congratulating us on our wedding was a beautiful, thoughtful touch that we both appreciated to no end.

The cottage itself is the perfect size for 2. It's warm and cosy and very well equipped. There was everything we needed and more. Even the basic store cupboard staples are provided, tea, coffee, sugar, milk, cooking
oils and a selection of herbs and spices. There is a box filled with local information, maps etc, but if there is anything you want to know just ask Steve. It is furnished beautifully and although the stairs are steep, they just added to the character and charm of the place. Plus the front and back gardens are available to use for bbq's or just to sit with a cup of tea for a while. There is wi-fi available, although weak in the living room I had full signal in the kitchen, not that it would have made any difference, I didn't have any service on my mobile phone, Wayne did but Steve did say it depends on which provider your with, but again it made no difference. We were on holiday after all!

The location for us was perfect, close to the coast where we went for a walk, and a few miles drive to Cockermouth for shopping etc. Plus Gilcrux was less than a mile walk away down the lane, we ate at the Masons arms, lovely food, very large portions, but the wine is over priced. Worth a visit for food though. Plus Aspatria is a short drive away, which has a few shops, places to eat and take aways should you fancy it.

We only had a weekend stay so I'm sure there is so much more to do than I am able to comment on, but for us, it has been a lovely weekend getaway made even better by the home from home feel you get at Stable Cottage, this is down to the effort made by Steve and Elaine. Thank you both so much and we will see you next year.
David and Wayne. xxx

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Management Response
13 Nov 2014
Dear David & Wayne.
What a lovely review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Stable Cottage particularly as it was your honeymoon and you obviously wanted everything to be perfect. We really enjoyed having you here and are delighted that you are hoping to come next summer. You will be more than welcome.Hope the hustle and bustle of Wigan is not too hard to bear after the tranquillity of Wardhall. Thank you again for taking the trouble to write such a comprehensive and complimentary review. With best wishes Steve & Elaine.
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Lianne_He...
Preston, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Ideal for Relaxtion”
Reviewed 4 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Ideal for a quick get away to relax in idyllic country surroundings. Steve and Elaine are the perfect of hosts always on hand to give information on the local area which is invauable to give you a grounding of your surroundings. We arrived to homemade goodies, wine and a toasty warm cottage. Elaine even helped us with our shopping delivery at 8.30pm!

We couldn't recommend this any higher for a couple's get away plus a four legged friend.

Thanks again Steve and Elaine!

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Management Response
6 Nov 2014
Dear Paul & Lisa
We are most grateful to you for your very kind review and thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Stable Cottage.Your weather while you were here was quite horrendous - the sun only shone as you were going home!. Nonetheless we trust you still managed a relaxing time and some good walks with Ozzie.Preston is not too far from the North Lakes so hopefully we may be able to welcome you to the hamlet of Wardhall again. You will be welcome any time - but next time bring some sunshine! Kindest Elaine & Steve
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Shazzab18
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful cottage in an lovely location”
Reviewed 3 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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Steve greeted us and made us feel very welcome , gave us an overview of the area and places to go for meals etc. Welcome pack was a nice touch and the scones and biscuits were amazing, the bottle of wine was most appreciated!

The location, although quite out of the way was in easy reach of Cockermouth and the beach.

The cottage was just right for 2 people, perfectly equipped kitchen and amenities and had a real homely feel to it

The only point I would like to make would be the stairs- anyone who is unsteady on their feet/ has mobility issues would find the stairs hard to climb as they are quite steep.

We would definitely stay again and hope to do so in the not too distance future

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Management Response
6 Nov 2014
Dear Sharon & Jeff
Very many thanks for your positive review and we are naturally delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Stable Cottage. We are glad that we got to meet you before leaving to do a grandparently duties in Birmingham! Your point with regard to the stairs is perfectly valid although we do point this out in our write up on Holiday Lettings.All I can say is that I have pretty bad arthritis in my knees (one replacement knee fitted!) and I can get up and down the stairs well enough but for children or anyone with more severe mobility difficulties they could be a problem. We do hope that we will see again sometime here - you will be most welcome. Best regards
Steve & Elaine Smith.
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ArkleyR
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Cottage Stay”
Reviewed 23 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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person found this review helpful

Stable cottage is a beautiful place to take a truly relaxing break. Stephen was superbly helpful with the booking and always there to help. Gillian also gave us a great welcome on arrival.
The cottage is charming and very well presented and the welcome basket with home made treats, really is a treat!
We would stay at stable cottage again in an instant!

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Management Response
25 Oct 2014
Dear Rachel Many thanks for your kind review. We are sorry that we were ourselves away on holiday when you came so we did not get to meet you personally. We are,however, reassured that you had such an enjoyable time and should you choose to come to Stable Cottage again you will be most welcome. Kindest Elaine & Steve
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Gedriley
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“"A real gem"”
Reviewed 29 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Firstly, please disregard the recent negative comments left previously by one recent guest. Comments like these are not helpful to the traveller or constructive to the owner. We stay in many cottages throughout the year in various locations, and Stable Cottage is one of the best. It is charming, quaint, full of character and a pleasure to stay there. The owners are welcoming, helpful and provide a quality product. The welcome pack and greeting card we received on arrival, was a lovely touch and really personalised our visit. The region is unspoilt with all the amenities you need close by. Cockermouth is 6 miles away and is beautiful (with some great pubs). I hope to return soon and will definitely recommend to my friends and family. Thanks again...........

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Management Response
6 Oct 2014
Dear Ged & Nerys
We are sorry that we only saw you briefly before we ourselves went away. We are very grateful to you for your thoughtful and eloquent review.It is always a great pleasure to us when people enjoy their stay and we do try to go the extra mile to make sure that guests have a comfortable and fulfilling experience.It is very much a country place here with all the joys (and sometimes frustrations) that that brings.For some city dwellers this may be just too much but we find that the overwhelming majority of folk that come here relish the beauty and peace and quiet of the area. We know that you were looking forward to jettisoning the laptop and the mobile! Glad it lived up to your expectations and hope to see you again sometime at Stable Cottage.With best regards Steve & Elaine
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