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“Just lovely 🙂”
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Gibson Cottage, Stainton -cosy character cottage perfect for a romantic getaway
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57 reviews
Gibson Cottage, Stainton -cosy character cottage perfect for a romantic getaway
Kitchen
Dual aspect fireplace
Lounge with dual aspect fireplace
Lounge
Gallery bedroom
Gallery bedroom
Gibson Lane
Stainton village
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Pooley Bridge, Penrith, Eden District, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Jo N
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Just lovely 🙂”
Reviewed April 12, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Lovely little cottage to come home to after exploring and walking in the lakes. The place was warm, cosy and had everything we needed. Pub up the road serves nice food too! Thank you to the owner for being so responsive when we needed you too!

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angie872r
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Brilliant!”
Reviewed January 6, 2018 for a stay in November 2017

A great little cottage with excellent amenities and in a really good location for exploring the Northern Lakes. Very comfortable and the evenings in with a log fire and a good DVD were very welcome, after days out enjoying the scenery.

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willlord1...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic”
Reviewed November 5, 2017 for a stay in November 2017

Absolutely gorgeous cottage in a slightly more rural area of the lake district, fire and wine was a lovely unexpected treat! Have had very friendly and helpful responses with the owner. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a quiet break in the lake district

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Sue O
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic”
Reviewed October 30, 2017 for a stay in October 2017
1
person found this review helpful

What a fabulous time we all had,myself, my daughter, son in law and dog Maisy. Couldn’t fault Gibson cottage at all, cosy charming and loved the bottle of wine that was given to us on arrival, would definitely visit again, and soon hopefully

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amydane
Benfleet, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Not quite as expected”
Reviewed October 22, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

We had a pleasant stay in the Gibson Cottage, however not quite what we expected we have stayed in lots of cottages in the lakes but this was our 1st time in this one. The first night we were freezing as we arrived late and had to turn on the hot water and heating ourselves which was on a timer and only had 15min left before it turned off (we didn't want to light the fire so close to bed time) following nights were fine. We had a lot of flies during our stay which was weird as we never had windows or doors open. However on the positive it is in a good location and bed was comfortable.

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Management Response
5 Nov 2017
I'm really sorry that things weren't right for you at the cottage Amy. I will certainly make a note to ask guests about arrival times and ensure that the heating and hot water are on beforehand in future. Hope the issues didn't adversely affect your holiday. Kind regards Suzanne
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WendynMal...
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Samll - but beautifully formed”
Reviewed October 2, 2017 for a stay in September 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Returned yesterday from a short break near Ullswater, staying at Gibson Cottage in the village of Stainton. The cottage may be small but it is a cosy retreat and great for a few days away. Downstairs is a sitting room, divided from the kitchen diner by the open log burner. We didn't need the log burner, beautiful though it looked, as the cottage was warm enough without. The sitting room had two comfy sofas and a TV with Freesat and a DVD player, and was complete with beams and oodles of character. The kitchen diner has everything you could need for self catering. Off the kitchen diner is a shower room with basin and WC. The open wooden stairs lead off the sitting room straight into the bedroom, with its full height ceiling with beams and the ENORMOUS and extremely comfy emperor (?) sized bed. The cottage only has a front, and parking on the access road in front of the building might be a problem, but it was simply solved as there is ample and safe on-road parking close by. The cottage also allows our four legged friends - essential to us as we wouldn't want to travel far without Truffle and the Lake District without a dog is missing something! One word of caution - the front (and only entrance) door is very low - Malc has a bruise on his head to prove it!
All in all, Gibson Cottage provided a great base for Ullswater (Pooley Bridge and Penrith are both minutes away by car) whilst being a haven of peace and calm. I have a feeling we may be back one day...

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Jim C
Braintree, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely, quirky little cottage”
Reviewed September 24, 2017 for a stay in September 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We would highly recommend this little cottage to anyone wanting a cosy little place to stay in the lake district. Full of old world charm and character. Stone walls and beams, sympathetically combined with modern additions to make the property comfortable and practical. We never used the open fire, but I'm sure it would make the whole place even more cosy, on a cold evening.
The one downside, was the lack of any internet connection, which may be more of an inconvenience to some people than it was to us.
We didn't stay the full seven days, in the end, due to the weather, but that was not the fault of the cottage, of course!
Highly recommended.

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