A fantastic cosy and stylish cottage on a stunning country estate. We enjoyed sipping wine on our sunny terrace admiring the peacocks; made the most of local walks straight from the door through private woods and to the limestone pavements; took in a show at the fantastic Brewery Arts Centre and a first class meal at the Plough at Lupton. Thanks to Thomasina for a heavenly stay!
Lots of good points i.e. setting, welcome goodies, comfortable bed, little balcony, use of tennis court etc but bit underwhelmed by the interior decor and orange pine. This cottage could be so much better with upgraded furnishings, crockery, kitchen fittings and some paintwork!
Perfect base for the lakes and dales comfortable cottage with friendly owners who are happy to help and advise on surrounding places to visit magestic peacocks come to visit and can be hand fed couldn't fault the experience
Great place to be surrounded by nature, remote but with easy access to the Lakes and great walks. The cottage is very comfortable and the surrounding grounds lovely for strolls.
Thomasina very friendly and available if needed but left us to our own devices otherwise.
The peacocks are friendly and not at all shy of people. Only downside is the Cockerel, but the quirky character of the surroundings and cottage more than make up.
Our second stay and just as enjoyable as the first.
This is a very quaint cottage set in beautiful grounds. It is very quiet and peaceful but very close to attractions and easy access to the M6. We loved the peacocks and were amused when they scurried to meet us when we returned to the cottage. Their calls as well ss the full throttle rooster didn't bother us at all but may annoy some people. We would definitely stay again.
My wife and I came down for a belated honeymoon. Thomasina and George wrote for us a card and left us a gift of chocolate and shortbread in the cottage for us coming. Jeff who works on the grounds was also very kind and helpful. When the boiler broke down George kept us posted on what was happening and when we should expect the gas to work again. All in all it was a peaceful, relaxing stay in a wonderful location.
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We had a lovely holiday in beautiful surroundings made even better by great weather.This is a great base for exploring the lake district.
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