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“Lovely get away for 2.”
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Refurbished railway Weigh Office offering compact accommodation in the beautiful Eden Valley.
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Penrith, Eden District, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Ashley B
1 review
“Lovely get away for 2.”
Reviewed 16 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

First impressions of the cottage were really good, it was out of the way and really relaxing, this is exactly what we wanted as my girlfriend is leaving for uni soon and it was some time just for us. the cottage was really well equipped with everything you need and was very clean, we even took our own hot tub and used that as there was plenty of space, the only 1 downside was on the decking underneath there seemed to be a wasps nest and going out and sitting on the decking was nearly impossible, i was stung twice just looking but im sure the owners will look into that, they were really friendly and welcoming, overall a lovely little holiday would really recommend if you are unsure you wont be disappointed, thank you for our holiday :)

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Liked best: it was very cozy
Liked least: the wasps
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
27 Jul 2016
Thanks for your positive comments and I must admit the hot tub was a great idea.
The wasps I think were eating the decking to make a nest nearby. Think that has now been resolved.
Hope to see you and the hot tub again in the future.
Thanks,
Gavin & Wendy
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garrykell...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Peace and Quiet in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 1 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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We had a brilliant time at the Weigh Office.
it's a very clever adaptation of an old railway building which makes for a very unique accommodation. We really liked it.
it's quite small, but exactly as advertised, and there is a large decking area outside (with seating, BBQ and utensils) to enjoy as well.
The bed area is on a smartly built mezzanine area which has a skylight with great country views and even stars at night!
the bathroom is ample sized and well laid out.

whilst the living room is quite small (it comfortably fits 2 people, but maybe would be a bit tight over extended time if you plan to do stay in all weekend) the kitchen is really well setup and is pretty spacious. its very easy to cook a meal without feeling cramped.

the spec of the whole house is very high and there is even good speed WiFi internet available with strong signal even on the decking outside.

the area surrounding the accommodation is very peaceful and quiet - rolling countryside and some forest. all you hear is birds chirruping - it's great!
that being said - you are only 20 mins drive to Penrith and 25 mins drive to Ullswater lake and all that it has to offer (which is a lot! lake boat tours, water sports, lovely hikes and walks, nice towns and villages dotted along it, plenty beach areas with parking spots)

the owners are both great and are on hand to make sure your stay is enjoyable, but at the same time don't push themselves on you - they leave you to your own devices.

put simply - we'll be back

there is also a larger accommodation that they offer if you want a bit more room or are a family of 2+ - Cliburn Signal Box - which we hadn't noticed on our searches (must have been due to our filters) but worth mentioning if you're looking for somewhere bigger. its just as unique looking!

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Liked best: The Location and the Outside Decking / Garden Area
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
3 Jun 2016
Hi Garry, so pleased you enjoyed your stay and even more pleased to hear that you plan to come back to The Weigh Office or The Signal Box.
You'll be welcome back any time.
Yours,
Gavin & Wendy
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andysaxon...
1 review
“Cosy little cottage - Highly recommend ”
Reviewed 31 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

The cottage was very modern and cosy which is perfect for 2. Gavin and Wendy have done an amazing job with the space that they had.
Gavin was very friendly and welcoming when we arrived and throughout our stay.
Thanks for letting us stay we will be returning soon.

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Management Response
3 Jun 2016
Thanks so much for your kind words and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Come back again soon.
Kind regards,
Wendy & Gavin
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804berylc
Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful cosy little hideaway.”
Reviewed 13 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We had a lovely weekend in the Weigh Office.
It was nice to curl up in the evening with a book and the log burner.
Then climb up the ladder and see the stars through the Velux window.
It would make a good feature on George Clarke's amazing spaces.
We had an added bonus of managing to see the Flying Scotsman go through Appleby.

Wendy greeted us on arrival and was very friendly and helpful.
Sorry we did not get to meet Gavin,but he was away visiting family.

Will defineately be back one day ,possibly in the signal box with our grandson.

The bottle of wine was much appreciated on our arrival

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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
15 Feb 2016
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and it's amazing how many people comment on looking at the stars through the velux window. It would be lovely to see you come back again and perhaps I will be around to meet you next time! Thanks once again for booking.
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Paul M
1 review
“Perfectly thought out and cosy”
Reviewed 30 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Just got back from a 3 night stay and it was just what the doctor ordered. The Weigh Office is set in an idyllic location and is equipped with everything you will need. After days out exploring the nearby lakes it was fantastic to come back and climb the ladder to the cosy and comfortable double bed space and lookout the skylight at the moon and stars. The only downside was my trip to the Board and Elbow pub in nearby Penrith to watch my beloved Leeds United lose to Middlesbrough but I can't blame the owners for that! Can't wait to come back.

Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Sep 2015
So glad you enjoyed your stay. Do come again and I'll have a word with the Leeds Utd board and confirm a victory in advance or cancel all games during your next stay. :-D
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