Myself and two friends chose this lovely cottage as our base for our Lake District trip back in August. Our first impression was 'it looks really cute' and it was. It was like a little home from home and was the perfect size for the three of us (or four). The wooden kitchen door and stairs were a nice feature to the living room/dining room space. We comfortably spent our evenings here. There's even some DVDs and books to entertain.
The kitchen was well equipped and appliances easy to use, and if they weren't there's a folder full of all the manuals just in case. There is also a folder with leaflets of places to go and eat as well as maps. We found these very useful on our drives out to the lakes.
The bathroom was well cleaned and the towels provided were fluffy and soft. Both bedrooms were comfortable and a good size with plenty of storage space.
Most windows look out onto the main street of Great Broughton; a small and quiet village which you enter across a river from the A66 (Keswick). There's a pub just along from the cottage (which was quiet) and a convenience store. You can also see the hills if it isn't foggy and raining!
Nearby Cockermouth is a nice little town with high street shops and an Aldi (probably more places - we only drove through). For a 'big food shop' we drove a few miles in the opposite direction (through picturesque narrow country lanes) to Workington where they have a huge ASDA and retail park.
Keswick is only a 20 minute drive away past Bassenthwaite Lake and other places of interest beyond there (Honister Pass, Wast Water, Hardknott Pass, Windermere etc) are within pleasant driving distance. It's always a pleasure to drive anywhere in The Lake District, it never feels like a long journey with such great views to be seen.
We'd thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a cosy, homely base for their trip to The Lake District :)
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We stayed at the Manse cottage for ten days recently.
We had a great time exploring and the cottage was the ideal base to do it from.
Our two boys loved their room and the beds were really comfy. It felt like a real home from home - very relaxing. So thank you for that.
The cottage was really comfortable and really well equipped (the walking maps and books were particularly useful as I am planning to take a group of eight of us on the Bob Graham Round (walking not running I might add!) next year so the books were ideal to get some valuable info from.
Robert was very helpful with the arrangements and in the communications required to sort it all out.
We would definitely recommend the cottage to other family's and would definitely return.
Fantastic cottage - cosy, well equipped, great beds & so quiet despite the road nearby. Handy local shop & nice walks by the river.
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