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“Sunny quiet haven”
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Newton Reigny, Penrith, Eden District, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Barbara C
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Sunny quiet haven”
Reviewed 29 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Lilac Studio is a large, modern and nicely furnished two storey apartment in a quiet location only about 7 minutes out of Penrith. The bedroom is located on the top level and is very spacious with a large comfortable bed. There are large ceiling to floor glass windows with a lovely view of the countryside. The only downside is that only one of the windows could be opened out but not very far so it was quite hot at night. There is a skylight which could be opened to let air flow through but would be a problem if it rained. Air conditioning would be a good solution.

The kitchen and living area are very spacious with quality furnishings,appliances and excellent lighting. There is also a downstairs toilet. Another bonus is the parking right at the front door. Would highly recommend this accommodation. We stayed for two nights but as the location is close to the Lakes District, could easily have stayed for longer. Howard was very helpful but not intrusive. We really appreciated how quiet the location was.

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Liked best: The spacious layout and the quiet location
Liked least: The bedroom window could only be opened slightly so a bit hot. No air-conditioning.
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Emma J
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Romantic and cozy”
Reviewed 29 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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We stayed for 3 nights during Oct half term 2014 with the aim of having a romantic long weekend away.
It was beautiful. The pictures don't do the cottage justice it has lovey decor and furnishing, taste full and practical. Even with the very wet and windy weather the scenery was lovely and there is plenty to do.
Well worth a stay and a recommendation to anyone.

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Philip A
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“A delightful property in every way”
Reviewed 19 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Lilac Studio is a wonderful hideaway just a short driving distance from Penrith. Located in a quiet village with very little traffic, the property has been sympathetically renovated and is furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Although there is only one (large) double bedroom, the adjoining Lilac Barn has two double bedrooms and the two properties have a communicating door which can be opened to allow for larger families. Howard, our host, was very helpful, providing suggestions for possible excursions. A welcome bottle of wine awaited us on our arrival.

Broadband speed is poor here, but hopefully this will improve in the not too distant future.

We would be very happy to stay in Lilac Studio again when we next visit this part of the world.

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Liked best: The space available for two people
Liked least: The broadband speed!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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kembljoe
1 review
“Good place to stay”
Reviewed 7 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Nice place to stay. Owner was very helpful and provided all the facilities we wanted. The place is not in lake district and it takes 20 minutes to drive ullswater which is the nearest lake district attra tion. But other than that we were extremely happy.

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Nick B
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Studio Cottage”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Lilac studio is of a very high standard, myself and my wife stayed here and used it as a base to explore the Lake District, it is ideally located to do this and only 10 minutes into Penrith for food shopping. Lilac Studio has more than enough space for 2 people, the bedroom has fantastic a view into the Lake District which can be seen through a large window, the owner Howard was very helpful.

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Liked best: View from bedroom
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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