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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Ennerdale Bridge, Cleator, Cumbria, England

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Jellyfish...
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“5 star Barn.”
Reviewed May 17, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

If you are ready for a relaxing time well away from your usual busy life then this is the place for you. Ideal for a couples break . The owners who are very welcoming have made sure you have everything you need to make your stay as enjoyable as possible just bring you food and clothes and your all set. Lovely clean accomodation, comfortable bed, fully equiped kitchen and best of all fantastic views out of the second floor lounge windows. We have stayed in lots of different places in the Lakes this has been by far the best place we have stayed.

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SimonJ68...
Coleford, United Kingdom
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306 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Amazing cottage, every luxury and practicality catered for, and fresh eggs!”
Reviewed March 4, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Possibly one of the best self catering cottages we have stayed in in the UK.

Met by the owner and shown in, the cottage was stocked with towels, linen, kitchen equipment, milk, fresh eggs, salt & pepper and so on. The back we packed with the necessities that are all too often missing was simply not required!

Wonderful location - it is remote so you have to be prepared for that, but that is what we wanted, away from the tourist hordes. Easy access to many of the lakes to walk around, and near to the coast and more than enough pubs and shops that it just felt like home within minutes of being there.

Fresh eggs from the chickens in the garden, superb views, just absolutely perfect for a couple wanting to unwind and get away from it all (and broadband faster than we get at home!)

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Liked best: Perfect in every way, it really is that good
Liked least: Nothing at all, wonderful
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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luckyt100...
Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed September 26, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Alexander's Barn is gorgeous. Lovely little nook, perfect for two. Ann, the owner, left us milk & eggs and there was tea, coffee, sugar, Sweetner, herbs etc there for us to use. Nothing was any trouble. The views were spectacular. DVDs, CDs & books for rainy days & evenings. The Fox & Hounds pub in Ennerdale serve lovely homemade food. Would definitely recommend staying there :)

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Will4try
Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent accommodation”
Reviewed September 9, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Fantastic place to stay, we couldn't fault it at all. The views were great and the host was very pleasant and helpful

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PatsyAnn8...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“2ND TIME THE CHARM”
Reviewed November 6, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We had yet another excellent and comfortable stay at The Barn. The traditional fresh laid eggs were a nice thought to welcome us once again. The Barn has all the essentials and is very cosy and warm. Well placed for Wastwater and Wastdale Head. Ennerdale Lake is close by and the village of Ennerdale has The Shepherds Arms Inn which has THE BEST food, We highly recommend the steak and ale pie. Close by is Workington which has an Asda, Morrisons and Lidl. Cockermouth is not so far away and well worth a visit.

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Liked best: Everything..
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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Wendy B
Oldham, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“beautiful”
Reviewed August 7, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

just perfect, simple as that :) location = peaceful, pubs = nearby, shops = short drive away.

plenty of information supplied for places to visit and things to do. lovely free range eggs and fresh milk

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Liked best: the views
Liked least: slight smell in the bedroom but got used to it, and i'm sure it was a one off :)
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cbrown201...
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Stunning views from a beautifully converted barn house”
Reviewed August 5, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Really enjoyed our time here. the property has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Anne, the owner, was so helpful and welcoming too.Lovely quiet area away from the throngs of tourists but close enough to whitehaven and cockermouth. Some great real ale pubs nearby too. Highly recommended

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Liked best: Views and level of comfort
Liked least: Small fridge but access to larger freezer outside
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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