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“My son wants to live here!”
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Review of Blea Brows

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Cosy woodburner! New comfy two seater sofa and 'firm' supportive armchair - for ease of dismount!
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56 reviews
Entering the courtyard!
Cosy woodburner!
New comfy two seater sofa and 'firm' supportive armchair - for ease of dismount!
New comfy two seater sofa!
(as promised!)
New comfy three seater sofa.  (As also promised!)
Hallway
Double bedroom
Twin or double bedroom
Further twin or double
Kitchen
Kitchen table
View across the courtyard
View from the landing
The new patio and garden furniture!
Down by the lake
Lake shore beach
The lake shore in winter.  Not much beach but plenty of snow!
View down the lake - Fairfield
Wildcat Island!
Blawith Common beach to walk to!
...and the same view in the snow!!
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Overview
Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Very good - based on 56 reviews
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Natalie T
1 review
“Mrs”
Reviewed 2 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Cottage comfortable in a beautiful tranquil setting. There was five of us and we enjoyed our short break. The only thing i would complain about was the lack of towels...there was two and unfortunately they had an unusual aroma. We have stayed in many rental cottages and they have always supplied an adequate amount..

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Management Response
7 Oct 2015
Thanks Natalie for the review. Glad you enjoyed your short break. Yes, you're right, towels aren't something that we have traditionally supplied. Some people prefer to bring their own, some would like them included. I guess we may have to change our decision on that one. We may choose to provide towels in the future. It would add another cost to the hire charge, and we've tried to keep the price competetive but we'll certainly consider it. Thanks for your comments, though. Phil and Kate Okeden
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Lydia G
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“My son wants to live here!”
Reviewed 14 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This is a lovely little cottage that has everything needed for a comfortable stay. It's all well organised and equipped. It's also very well placed for coniston and other sites around the southern Lake District whilst remaining quiet and secluded from the main crowded touristy areas!

The cottage is excellent for children with the access to the woods and lake, ours had a fabulous week exploring!

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Liked best: The setting
Liked least: It was a little small for 6 upstairs.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Aug 2015
What great taste your son has! Thank you so much for your lovely review. Yes it is a great place for children, particularly as it is so secluded. We're both delighted that you had such a good time. I know that our kids still love it and they're in their twenties! Phil and Kate Okeden
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Mrs_S_and...
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
“A magical week”
Reviewed 9 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had a simply wonderful time staying at beautiful Blea Brows cottage. It was comfortable and cosy, with everything we needed to give us a great base from which to explore the surrounding countryside. The private access to the lake was a real bonus, as we were able to relax in stunning surroundings without going too far afield when our legs were protesting about all the long, picturesque walks we took around the local area!
I would recommend this as a great holiday cottage and would like to thank you for a fantastic week!

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Liked best: Too many things to mention, but being able to let ourselves in when we arrived made us feel at home straight away.
Liked least: Nope, can't answer this one; everything was brilliant!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Aug 2015
Thank you so much for that lovely review. It's always a pleasure when other people enjoy it as much as we do. We're delighted that you had such a good time. Phil and Kate Okeden
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MarjorieH...
High Peak
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great to be back”
Reviewed 8 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

It was lovely to be back at Blea Brows after a gap of over ten years. The cottage is now much improved with very comfortable beds. Although initially booked for just the two of us, different members of the family joined us at different times, all eager to sample Blea Brows again. We hope to visit again in the near future.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
8 Jun 2015
So lovely to have you back again to stay! Glad you enjoyed the improvements. Regards, Phil and Kate Okeden
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Karen S
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“LOVELY RELAXING FEEL TO THE COTTAGE.”
Reviewed 21 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

I stayed here with three friends and two dogs, and it was ideal. The cottage is warm and comfortable and well equipped and we felt at home straightaway. The dogs absolutely loved running up and down the hill at the back of the cottage, and around the lake, which was beautiful. We only had one small gripe, the introductory notes said there would be some logs and kindling to start us off with the wood-burning stove, but there was none there so the very nice lady next door lent us some for our first evening. We would love to come back some time. Thanks Philip and Katie!

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Liked best: It's location. lovely woodland and lake frontage
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Jun 2015
Thanks for your great review! Sorry about the logs! We'd had them on order for ages, but they hadn't been delivered (when they said they would!) Glad our lovely neighbours were able to help! Regards, Phil and Kate!
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