I stayed with my partner and we only have positive words to share. The location is great, a short drive from nearby Penrith, with its shops and cafes, and a 20-50 minute drive from two major lakes, Ullsawater and Windermere, where you can happily explore on foot or by catching one of the frequent steamer boats. The cottage has been thoughtfully converted and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The chickens staying next door are very friendly (pack some bread) and the log burner in the front room is perfect for when the weather closes in. All in all a wonderful stay, in a very quirky cottage.
Absolutely wonderful stay. Lovely little house that was perfect for my partner and I. Although on the outskirts of the lake district it has great access and is only a short drive, which we found gave us more beautiful views of the area. The location was brilliant with the ease of getting to the typical attractions around the lakes, whilst also providing the tranquility and remote, relaxed isolation we were after to escape our busy city life. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be sure to return again!
We had a lovely stay here, commuication before hand with Gavin was quick and friendly. We used this as a base to visit the lakes and it was lovely to be greated by the chickens each time we returned back. The 'cottage' was well supplied even with local os maps which could be borrowed
This place is just INCREDIBLE. Stayed in the signal box for 4 nights - as a surprise. Best surprise ever. Even if you're not keen on railways, the location, accommodation and friendliness of the owners can't be beaten. Tranquil nights by the log burner, feeding the chickens, walking in the forest and visiting local attractions, made it all so memorable. Will definitely be returning, bought a lottery ticket on way home in hope of living there permanently....!
Owners helpful, hospitable, efficient and very very kind! Thank you so much Gavin and Wendy.
Loved the signal box so calm and peaceful. Perfect base to explore Eden valley and the lakes. Thank you Gavin for the wine it was a very nice gesture,also for recommending the Butchers Arms at Crossby Ravensworth we had a lovely meal there. We look forward to staying again later in the year.