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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Chapel Stile, Cumbria, England

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TMVFPelt
St Andrews, United Kingdom
1 review
“Spacious, clean, well-stocked, and perfectly located!”
Reviewed 25 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We had a wonderful stay in the Old Postmaster's Cottage. Warren gave us thorough instructions and was extremely helpful and responsive to my questions in the weeks leading up to our stay. The cottage was very clean and comfortable, with excellent appliances all around, and nearby parking. Chapel Stile is the perfect balance of quiet remoteness, proximity to larger towns, and access to shops and pubs in the village itself (literally down the street from the Old Postmaster's Cottage).

Date of stay: May 2014
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 May 2014
Many thanks for your review and I'm really pleased you had a good time. And yes, Chapel Stile is a great village location for a Lakes holiday. When I was looking to buy a cottage somewhere in the Lakes, I spent about 18 months and viewed about 20 properties before I bought The Old Postmasters Cottage. It's virtually bang in the middle of the Lakes National Park, near to the larger towns of Ambleside, Windermere & Grasmere but in a much quieter village location - those towns get very (too?) busy at weekends and in summer. But, Chapel Stile still has the 'essential' facilities of a village shop, pubs & church within walking distance. Hope to see you back next year where you'll find the WiFi network much easier to log on to!! Thanks for the feedback. Warren
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Colin224
Perth, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Awesome spot awesome accomodation.”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

I have no hesitation recommending The Old Post Office. There were 7 of us and we had a great time. It is ideally situated in a small valley and great for trekking around the Lake District. Accomodation was excellent and we particularly like the games room which kept the younger ones (and a couple of the older ones) entertained in the evenings. The facilites are excellent with everything you need. There is only one bathroom but two toilets. We are from Australia and toured all around England and can honestly say our highlight was the week in the Lake District partly thanks to our stay in the Old Post Office.

Date of stay: April 2014
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Liked best: The Position
Liked least: One bathroom
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
16 May 2014
Thanks for your kind reviews Colin and glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Postmasters Cottage. You refer to the Old Post Office which is next door - did you tunnel through!! No worries, others have made the same mistake - maybe I should change the name to something completely different?? The 2 cottages were originally internally joined - next door being the Post Office & shop (they once had petrol pumps outside!) and my cottage being the living quarters of the Postmaster/mistress. And yes, having just 1 bathroom if you have a big party is not ideal, but the second and separate toilet at least allows for 'emergencies'. Hope you had a safe journey back to Oz - hope to see you back next time you're over. Hooroo, Warren
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martyb187...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A little gem!”
Reviewed 3 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

A well equipped cottage in a beautiful location. Cottage is warm and cosy with a fantastic little pub a stones throw away. Warren was very helpful with all our questions - nothing was too much trouble. Stayed with our two dogs who loved the walks. A smashing place that we will definitely return to.

Date of stay: March 2014
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Apr 2014
Thanks a lot for your kind review. And thanks for looking after the cottage. I must admit I'm always a little nervous with dogs staying (unfortunate incident last year) but with every doggy guest, my confidence is being re-built that most dog owners are responsible and respectful people. Oh yes, and my cleaner passes on her thanks too - she's never had an easier clean!! Warren
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Linda B
Aughton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A beautiful Cottage - everything you need and more!!!”
Reviewed 25 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

What a lovely stay we had in this clean, well equipped cottage. The scenery that surrounded us was breath taking. The cottage has everything one needs and even more! A wonderful place to stay and i am sure we will return.

Date of stay: February 2014
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Liked best: The thoughtfulness that had gone into the cottage - a home from home.
Liked least: No complaints.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
29 Mar 2014
Many thanks and great to hear you enjoyed your stay. The Langdales are wonderful even in February but sublime in summer. And I do keep adding little things to try and make it more a home from home - it's actually better equipped than my main home! Hope to see you back soon. Warren
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WestWales...
Ceredigion
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“Home from home in a perfect setting”
Reviewed 20 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

The cottage is cosy and well furnished with everything you can think of from household items to books and games to keep everyone amused whatever the weather. Seven of us, a baby and our dogs had a wonderful weekend despite the weather but then it wouldn't be the Lake District if it didn't rain! Warren(the owner) sent a very comprehensive list of eating places and helpful hints - he couldn't have been more helpful. There is a payphone in the cottage that was extremely useful when my son broke down as there was no mobile phone coverage. Really hope we can return to The Old Postmasters Cottage soon. Thanks Warren for renting us your lovely cottage.

Date of stay: February 2014
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Mar 2014
Thanks for your kind words and I'm glad you had a good time despite the weather. Having experienced the odd rainy day in the Lakes myself, I know it's good to have some things to do indoors to keep you entertained - and that's why I keep adding things to the games room! Hope to see you back and I'll sort out some sunny weather for you next time....Warren
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