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11 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24
Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Vicky N
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The perfect property for the perfect weekend”
Reviewed 4 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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We stayed at the house for a hen weekend with a group of 20 women of varying ages.
Every one of them loved the house and thought it was the perfect property for our weekend.
The booking was handled very professionally and they couldn't have been more helpful.
We would definitely stay here again and recommend anyone else to as well.

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Liked best: The size of the house and number of rooms
Liked least: The best lounge was upstairs, this would have been better downstairs.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Saxnik
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Almost perfect New Year Break”
Reviewed 8 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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From walking into the property we felt that every effort had been made to welcome us - the table was laid for a party, complete with crackers and party poppers, and a handwritten sign!
While the place did feel a bit like a B&B, with twenty in the group that's always likely. There were lots of clever touches in the setup of the house (pool room and home cinema rooms separated from nearly all the bedrooms!), comfortable beds, plenty of catering equipment provided (sometimes in large houses we've rented this hasn't been the case), good fridge and freezer provision and a good supply of consumables like dishwasher tablets (essential!), toilet rolls, soap, towels etc.
While the rural location was peaceful with good views (and the Tesco delivery made it), we did find that we really had to drive back into the national park for exploration - we like to walk from the door, but the disadvantage of the Big White House is that it's a little too far to walk with families to the stunning Cumbrian mountains, so we ended up driving out to Bassenthwaite and Ennerdale each day rather than staying local. But that's a small price to pay!

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Liked best: Peacefulness
Liked least: The corridor carpet...
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
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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Joanna H
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous family weekend”
Reviewed 29 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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people found this review helpful

We were a three generation extended family group which included 7 children under 5. and 16 adults The Big White House was perfect for us. Brilliantly equipped kitchen with ample supplies of crockery and cutlery, lots of lovely big pots,pans and serving dishes.and 2 kettles and toasters so no queuing.
Very attractively decorated,a few ornamental touches but uncluttered enough to feel comfortable with a gaggle of little ones.
The bedding was lovely, soft,fresh and warm ,in fact the whole house was spotlessly clean
Having a few separate living rooms suited us well as there was always somewhere quiet and comfortable to retire as a respite from the bustle
We were particularly touched to find the house had been prepared for Christmas with a tree and decorations. The cherry on top was the dining table laid with crackers and little novelties for the children.
We had a fantastic weekend and would definitely go back.

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Liked best: The house was warm and spacious
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups People with pets
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alilunt
Mold, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect stay”
Reviewed 19 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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person found this review helpful

We stayed on a family weekend in November. There were 19 adults and 3 children. Location was perfect and the house was well equipped for all of us. Dining room is perfect for large groups and when peace and quiet was needed we could retreat upstairs to one of the two living rooms.
Overall a wonderful place to stay and will definitely return.

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nyomi93
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Amazing, just amazing!”
Reviewed 8 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
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I don't even know where to start!

This place was just amazing! Absolutely loved every minute being there. Firstly I wanted a big place where me and some friends could stay for the weekend, where we could relax and do some activities. It was for mine and another friends 21st birthday weekend. I had searched and searched for houses big enough for me and my friends, as we have a very large group. We came across this and it looked like the perfect place. So I emailed Stay Lakeland to find some more information about the house. They were very prompt with replies via email and very helpful providing information for booking.

We arrived on the Friday and stayed until the Monday. There was about 17 of us that stayed for the full weekend, and the rest of our friends came up for the Saturday-Sunday. We couldn't believe the size and the actual quality of the house for what we paid for. The house was so spacious! Our favorite room was the pool room and the kitchen dining area. As this is where a lot of the time was spent. The beds were ridiculously comfy! Comfier than my bed at home! All of my friends commented on how comfy the beds were. My friends wouldn't stop commenting all weekend how nice the house was, and the quality for what we paid. Everyone was very impressed.

We also hired a hot tub for the weekend, and this was put outside the kitchen area on the patio, this was the perfect place for it, as people were coming and going from the house near the kitchen. Luckily we had very good weather for the weekend so most people were sat out on the patio near the hot tub.

We also hired an inflatable assault course/ bouncy castle for a few hours the Saturday evening. This was agreed before hand. This was put on the lawn at the back of the house. This was great fun.

Along the lines of things available to use in the house were absolutely perfect. The kitchen provided more than enough plates, cups, glasses etc. There was enough blankets, pillows etc in the bedrooms. There was washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, dry room. It was the best self catering accommodation i have been to yet for such a large group of people.

Come Sunday we all didn't want to come home Monday morning, we wanted to stay there! So the Sunday night we all cooked pizzas, nibbles with drinks + all sat in the big cinema room, put the music channel on + had a laugh. It was so cosey :)

We had read a lot of reviews saying about having problems with the security deposit. So we did take extra precaution with this, but we had absolutely no problem with the security deposit what so ever. We had a couple of breakages whilst we were there, but nothing major. We messaged stay lake land after our stay to inform of these breakages, and they were deducted from our security deposit, which was only fair!

I can give nothing but excellent feedback about this place, and all my friends that stayed there with me said exactly the same! It is definitely one for the photo album, and definitely a 21st birthday that wont be forgotten!

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing it was all brilliant
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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