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The Ginney Country Guest House & Holiday Cottages

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked Ginney guest house for our wedding anniversary as we planed to go hiking in Lakes for 2 days. Booking went smoothly and Linda the owner managed to fulfil our request to have cold prosecco and flowers waiting for us in the room for our arrival. The room was clean and beautifully decorated in modern rustic style just what we...

Thank GunarsH
Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We have stayed here a few times, you can always be sure of a warm welcome, spotless comfy room and a delicious freshly cooked breakfast that will set you up for the day. Great location, feels like the countryside yet only minutes from the motorway so great for a stopover to break up a long journey.

Thank KagsA
Sudbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We stayed for one night on our way to Scotland,room was lovely,spotlessly clean,very spacious,with great character with open stone walls,lovely and warm,great shower room.Very quiet at night made for a great nights sleep.The breakfast was superb so tasty and wow plenty off it to. This is a great place to stay the hosts were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend...

Thank ginge2013
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival greeted by linda a great host. the room is a talking point very clean very well presented and peaceful at night and the breakfast one word WOW. Come for the room stay for the breakfast. Thank you linda

Thank 1azza
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Had a great stay at this B&B in their family room. We had the downstairs room which was spacious for the 3 of us - tea/hot chocolate/coffee readily available with yummy biscuits, fresh milk and After Eight mints! We made our booking through a well known online Booking site, next time I would go direct so we could choose the...

Thank FlanFam11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The Buttercup holiday cottage was our home for seven days. The accommodation is bright & modern and ideally located for touring the area situated just off the M6. The down side to the location is traffic noise from the M6. Not an issue when inside the property with the doors and windows closed. If you are lucky enough to visit...

1Thank Robin B
twinckletoes, Owner at The Ginney Country Guest House & Holiday Cottages, responded to this review

‘’AND FRIGHTEND MISS MUFFET AWAY’’ – Country Living? We very rarely need to comment on Guest reviews, due to so many excellent, appreciative and rewarding reviews, like the lovely review below from Guests who stayed in the same holiday cottage the week before. However on this occasion we disagree so strongly and felt obliged to comment. We have had many...

Fife, Scotland
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Don't be fooled by the location. This wonderful guest house (with self catering cottages) is ideally situated for Keswick, Grasmere, Ambleside, Windermere and north east Lake District. We used one of the cottages which was clean, comfortable and provided an excellent base for walking. Compact and functional we had he feeling the cottage had been recently decorated/refurbished, was to good...

Thank Big_D_The_Goat
Pontefract, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Arrived at The Ginney and our first thoughts were my what a lovely place. Met by Linda the owner a charming lady. Beautifully converted farm building providing excellent facilities catering for the modern traveller. Great choice of breakfast menu delivered by Philip. Very friendly and obliging the whole visit was perfect.

1Thank Badsworthboy
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We were given lots of information immediately on our arrival and our hosts booked a local restaurant for us. The room was spacious and well fitted out with a very functional bathroom. The breakfast was nicely cooked and carefully served by the owners. A very comfortable stay in a quiet location within 2 or 3 minutes of the M6.

Thank millsfamilyjunk
Stockton on Tees
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a well-situated and comfortable bed and breakfast. The room was quaint and spacious, although it did feel a little damp in the evening when it got cooler, maybe from the stone walls? The only negative also is that we could hear voices and other sounds from the neighbouring rooms. The breakfast was superb and the owners super friendly...

Thank Gillian B
twinckletoes, Owner at The Ginney Country Guest House & Holiday Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. As a Barn Conversion we have always tried to retain the original character where possible, however with 2ft thick sandstone walls room temperatures may vary from warm to cool at night compared to a modern house. In the summer months it can be very difficult to adjust...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ginney, a 4 Star Country Guest House & Holiday Cottages, is converted from a traditional Lakeland Bank Barn, Gincase and Byre built in the 1700s from local stone, with open oak beams & trusses. Set in a tranquil village with rural views to Penrith & medieval Hutton in the Forest, yet only minutes away from Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Keswick, Carlisle, Hadrians Wall and the Eden Valley. The Ginney, situated just off J41, M6, is the perfect location for short breaks and holidays whether cycling the C2C, walking or golfing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ginney Country Guest House & Holiday Cottages

Address: Catterlen Near Penrith, Catterlen, Penrith CA11 0BQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Penrith > Catterlen
Price Range: $145 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ginney Country Guest House & Holiday Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The hosts told us the upstairs rooms have better views”
 of 5 bubbles millsfamilyjunk, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Suspect all rooms are equally lovely, but steep narrow stairs for those upstairs, so ask for ground floor if difficulty climbing stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles gozo877, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are incredibly quiet and peaceful, you cannot go wrong.”
 of 5 bubbles bethanbird, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Cottriggs was on the ground floor equipped to a very high standard and was spotlessly clean and very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles TripMember110620151, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Any of the 4 bedrooms is lovely, not a bad choice among them.”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisK100, 19 Sep 2015 | Read review
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