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Heckbarley
Lounge latest pic with new chairs
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Back garden from conservatory
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Enclosed Garden
Adventure playground, just down the road
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Living Room old photo TV has been replaced etc
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Ennerdale Bridge, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Andrew S
Standish, United Kingdom
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“All of your home comforts”
Reviewed 15 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Dealing directly with the owners John & Jacintha Ashworth was an absolute pleasure. Their 'cottage' is HUGE, we were a part of nine, three children and six adults and the cottage swallowed us up and there was room to spare.

Bedrooms are tastefully decorated, two have views over the fields and a small meandering river. There are two bathrooms upstairs and their is a 'loo' downstairs too,

Fully equipped kitchen with ample utensils, glasses and crockery.The kitchen is full of mod-cons as in fridge, freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster etc.

Its conveneiently located (approx 50 yards) for the local pub/restaurant.

In addition to a very spacious lounge there is a dining room and a large conservatory in a private setting overlooking the tidy garden.

Heating is via storage heaters and they put out more than adequate levels of heat. Hot water, despite 7 of us eating into it with baths 7 showers it never ran cool or cold.

There is a well stocked library of local guide books and maps with lots of recommendations.

The lounge has Sky TV and there is Wi-fi too.

There is a utiliy room with laundry facilities just off the kitchen

Remember this is someone's home all be it second home, it is not a hotel so you need to treat it with respect. John has a noticeboard of information some about the area, some about the do's and don'ts please pay attention to them, to a lot of us its just commonsense/courtesy to empty bins etc, not disturb the neighbours, not to enter the house in muddy boots etc.

Although sited on the 'main road' through the village of Ennerdale bridge as a village you need to really have a reason to drive through (as in its off the busy main tourist routes) but that just delivers tranquility.

Would I recommend it? A resounding YES! All being well we will return to this area of the Lake District in the spring and having experienced it I will not be looking to stay anywhere else.

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Liked best: Spaciousness & Location
Liked least: Its like asking what part of an excellent meal you didn't enjoy? We loved everything!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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28 Sep 2017
Really pleased you had such a good time. Thank you for taking the trouble to write such a detailed review
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Cacko21
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great place to relax”
Reviewed 28 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

I have stayed for the second time in Heckbarley (last year in July and this August 24-26th). The cottage is just 1.5 mile away from Ennerdale Water (beautiful walk) and has plenty amazing views and walks to offer.
The cottage is beautiful, very clean and big. It has 4 good size bedrooms, 3 toilets (1 shower and 1 bath), lounge, dining room, big kitchen with all necessary appliances (microwave, oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher etc) and plenty dishes and cutlery, conservatory, big garden and garrage (pool, table tennis, bicycles etc). John (the Owner) is very nice person who makes sure that your stay is very enjoyable. It has something for everyone - Sky tv, wifi, IPod player, games, DVDs etc. If you like walking and discovering places just like us you will find plenty maps and suggestions in the house.
I would recommend this place to families and friends...

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Liked best: How clean was the place, welcoming owner and comfortable rooms
Liked least: No mobile receptions - but this is a problem in the Lakes plus you are there for holidays not long chats on the phone :)
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Was the property as advertised?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Jul 2016
Really pleased you enjoy it as much as we do
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