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Holiday Rental House -
11 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24
Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Very good - based on 67 reviews
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whiskeyta...
Dumfries, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“perfect for a family get together”
Reviewed 6 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Booked this for hubby's 40th birthday, it was perfect for a get together we had ages from 4 to 64 (21 people in total) but never felt crowded plenty of space for everyone. It has all the cooking utensils you would ever need and the pool table was a big hit. The only things I think need updated are the toilets and sinks in the bedrooms these look very dated compared to the rest of the house.

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Liked best: the size
Liked least: toilets in bedrooms
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
7 Oct 2013
Thank you for your valued comments regarding your stay at Big White House I am pleased you had an enjoyable stay.
Working with Our interior designer we are over the winter re decorating the bedrooms and en suite toilets.
Watch our Facebook page for updates
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Sukie D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“What an amazing place to stay!!!”
Reviewed 6 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We were a party of 24 aged from 1-76yrs. The house was perfect for our family, we were surprised that the property actually caters for so many people... having two dishwashers, two kettles and two toasters was a great help. The kitchen was definately well equipped.
We were unable to locate the BBQ however one call to the maintenance number soon solved that!!
Bedrooms are a decent size, the beds and bed linen are clean fresh and comfortable. The location is pretty remote however that shouldnt be a problem if you have a car.
I can not fault this property in any way, I would certainly recommend it for a large group.

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Liked best: The size of the property and the well equipped kitchen.
Liked least: not applicable - I loved everything about this place
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jasidot
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent choice for a large group”
Reviewed 14 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Fantastic large house near to the lovely village of Cockermouth. Excellet for large groups with plenty of outdoor space for kids to play and ample parking. The rooms were all very clean and very well appointed. The beds were excellent. The diningroom was amazing with ample room and hot plates at the side if you are cooking for a large group. The TV room was very well set up with points available to plug in Games/Karaoke Machine. Would highly recommend this house we all had a lovely time and would love to go back sometime in the near future

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Liked best: The size of the propery
Liked least: No blackout curtains in the bedrooms - very light in the morning
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children Large groups
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Fiona473
Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
1 review
“If looking for a house for large family this would be excellent choice”
Reviewed 8 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Great location for large group or family. Facilities inside and out just what we needed for group of 24 inc 4 small children. Clean and comfortable bedrooms. We wondered if the kitchen would have sufficient pots,utensils serving dishes, plates, etc for cooking proper meals. We were not disappointed. Plenty of space with three sitting areas for smaller groups wanting to watch TV, chat or play games. Pool table a must for the men. Local ale delivered and set up by brewery in summer house was excellent (I am told). Dining room was great for whole group to enjoy meals together. Some of the group went cycling, plenty of circular routes to choose from. Not far to Maryport, Keswick, etc so whole Lake District within easy reach. Plenty of tourist attractions to visit. One thing worth mentioning, IF YOU DONT HAVE SATNAV make sure you print off a detailed map of how to get to Big White House. Definitely not easy to find using standard road atlas. Satnav now on Christmas wish list. Would definitely recommend Big White House.

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Liked best: Dining room
Liked least: Dishwashers
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Denise M
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Special birthdays (60ths) celebrated in a lovely setting”
Reviewed 25 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013

We travelled to Cockermoth for a family celebration (2 family members were 60 over the last couple of months). The majority of the party stayed for a week but my husband and I just stayed for the weekend. It was lovely. The house is very spacious with a very large kitchen (2 sinks etc, dishwashes etc) and it has 11 bedrooms altogether. There were 18 adults and 3 children in our party (one a baby) and a dog, and we had a lovely time. The house has 3 lounges in it and a games room with a pool table in so there was plenty of room for us to spread out and get away from everyone if we wanted. The dining room is enormous with a wonderfully long table in it where we all sat at mealtimes and had a really good laugh.

Altogether a good time was had by all!

ps The beds are really comfortable!!!

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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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