This cottage was perfect for our needs and then some. We were a group of five men and one dog going to the lakes for some hill walking and the location meant we were very close to some of the biggest hills. The cottage was beautifully finished with lots of quirky design features and the personalised welcome pack was a nice touch. I would highly recommend this place if you want to get away from the crowds with out sacrificing plush comfort and local amenities. Thank you for letting us stay.
What a comfortable, spacious-yet-cosy place to spend with loved ones.
Our family of 3 (2 adults and a very inquisitive/sprightly 1-year-old) have just returned from this gorgeous place.
If you're looking for somewhere full of character and charm then this is it.
The owners certainly know how to create a warm, friendly and welcoming impression. Their helpful information isn't too imposing or instructive. It's there if you want it/need it. I think you could go out exploring or sit in and relax if the weather took a turn and have equally a brilliant time. The place is steeped in history and all the lovely features have been lovingly kept and restored. There's all you could need and more in Volcano cottage - it being our first time away with our little one we packing everything we did (and didn't) need - but this place is so functional and homely it felt like anything we did need would've been there.
We stayed for two nights - exploring the breathtaking (and award winning) views of Wasdale, sampling lunches in local pubs (we cooked evening meals in Volcano - which was more than well equipped to do so), heading to the beach and the nearby village park to satisfy the little one. It's a great location, and a true gem. Briefly met the neighbours who seemed really nice and welcoming. We felt immediately at ease in Volcano, I'd assumed going to a new environment with a young toddler may be a recipe for disaster - but she was so settled there.
During the evenings in there's enough DVD choices to last a lifetime - we played board games and never had the tv on once! - it was a refreshing and lovely change to our stereotypical sleep-eat-work-repeat lives. Would definitely recommend and go back!
Great place to relax, lots of little decorative details which makes the house a home. The top room is absolutely beautiful. Felt very comfortable having dogs with us, good parking off street, nice comfy beds, just a great place.
Volcano was a fantastic retreat for us, our friends and our toddlers. The house is a real gem, quiet, warm, perfectly decorated with great period features, comfy beds and a great kitchen.
The location is ideally suited - great beaches, scenery and a miniature railway nearby that leads through the woods to country pubs and waterfalls.
Could not have asked for more from a week in the lakes! We will be back.
Thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Volcano. The house is beautifully decorated throughout, spacious, quiet and was an excellent getaway from London. Very grateful to Carl and Caroline as they had fixed a stair gate which was particularly useful with our 2 year old, and supplied ample tea and coffee (also very useful with a 2 yo!). The authentic channels in the floor downstairs added character to the house and our little one got used to them very quickly. The location was fantastic, and our hosts provided plenty of suggestions of things to do. The nearby railway, local beach (which was stunning), wastwater, and the neighbours chickens (neighbours and chickens were both lovely) also made this a perfect place for a family holiday. Would highly recommend. Thank you for a fantastic break, we'll be back soon!!
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Stayed here for two nights as a base camp for a trip to Scaffel pike! Such a lovely home with lots of character and was so comfortable! If I had to criticise one thing maybe update the kitchen table as it seemed quite tired! Bedrooms, bathroom, garden and living room were to die for and that fire was immense!!
Will defo stay again!!