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“We felt so at home we intend to return.”
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The Manse Cottage our cosy house in the North Lakes
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27 reviews
The Manse Cottage our cosy house in the North Lakes
The Lounge and stairs, The Manse Cottage
Snuggle up after a fabulous walk
The Lounge and dining area, The Manse Cottage
A host of golden daffodils - a perfect time of year
The Dining area, The Manse Cottage
Bedroom 1 The Manse Cottage
Bedroom 2 The Manse Cottage
The Landing The Manse Cottage
Bathroom The Manse Cottage
The Western Fells Lake District Buttermere
Chandelier on landing
Shuttered windows
View from village
Bedroom window
Our cosy cottage near Cockermouth
Broughton carnival
Great Broughton procession
The parade in front of our cottage
Punch Bowl Inn opposite serves real ale
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Very good - based on 27 reviews
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Peter Y
Grantham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We felt so at home we intend to return.”
Reviewed 9 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We enjoyed our week visiting relatives in Cockermouth and walking. The cottage was thoughtfully equipped and was warm and comfortable during an extremely wet week. Ideally situated for The Western Lakes. We look forward to our next visit in better weather.

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Liked best: The efficient heating
Liked least: The microwave was too high.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
13 Feb 2016
Thank you for your very thoughtful and lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back in much better weather.
Best wishes

Robert and Lesley
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Paul C
Redhill, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Compact, cosy and comfortable”
Reviewed 28 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Compact and well equipped cottage with the benefit of an open gas fire which was lovely on the cold evenings.Lovely friendly pub opposite open four days a week which also has WiFi. Kitchen really well equipped. Overall a cosy retreat and loved our stay.
Places to visit when the weather is not so good are the slate mine, the brewery,White haven museum and the coastal aquarium.

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Liked best: The open gas fire
Liked least: Reversing out of the parking
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Oct 2015
Thank you for your lovely review Paul and Helen we do appreciate your feedback. We do hope you might come again -if do mention us to your friends.

Best wishes Robert and Lesley
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Robert N
Hobart, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Historic Self Accommodation with Everything, including value for money”
Reviewed 23 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The Manse Cottage is circa 1600 with a similarly old pub opposite (a community run pub whose staff and clientele made us most welcome). Beautifully appointed by the owners, with helpful discreet notes on the use of very wide range of kitchen equipment, and appliances. The owners have ensured the accommodation is very clean and comfortable as a home away from home. There is good parking on-site. The cottage is conveniently located off the highway with easy access to the coast ,and the eastern Lakes District. In six weeks travelling through Scotland, Snowdonia and England, the Manse easily represented the best value for money of the 15 places we stayed.

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Liked best: Cosy comfort, with excellent kitchen and appliances
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Oct 2015
Thank you Robert for your lovely comments and we really appreciate yo taking the time and effort. We hope you might come back but if not please mention us to your friends.

Best wishes,
Robert and Lesley
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AngeWhile...
Pickering, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very comfortable, clean & well equipped cottage.”
Reviewed 21 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage. Good location for touring Northern end of Lakes and surrounding countryside.

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Liked best: Cleanliness, presentation.
Liked least: Lack of dishwasher (but no space in kitchen so not a complaint!)
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Oct 2015
Thank you for your review Ange we really appreciate you taking the time and we are really pleased you have enjoyed your stay.

We hope to see you again.

best wishes Robert and Lesley
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PCT4
Liskeard, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A delightfully cosy cottage and a good 'home' for those who go to the Lakes in order to get out and about.”
Reviewed 1 October 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This cosy little cottage is situated in a 'working village' where people get up and go about their daily business early, so don't expect a quiet lie-in in the mornings, but there again, the village community-run pub, which is directly opposite, will serve you a magnificent pint of local Jennings beer in the company of chatty locals rather than tourists and the staff of the village stores have time to impart upon you any amount of local gossip. This is a village in which to linger and savour the quieter side of Lakeland life. This delightful cottage is situated at the North West corner of the Lake District, away from the hustle and bustle of the Central Lakes but near enough to the Western Fells or the coastal region to give good days out whatever the weather and if the weather is really 'pants' Robert & Lesley have supplied a plentiful selection of books, maps and DVDs to while away the hours. But the big problem is - the beds are so comfortable it is difficult to get out from under the covers, go down stairs and switch on the coffee machine.

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Liked best: Nothing
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
23 Oct 2015
Nice to see our cottage is getting known in far flung places like Cornwall. Thank you for your lovely comments and your time taken to do this review. We have lovely guests now from all over the world now which we find amazing. Please come back again or tell your friends.

Best wishes,
Robert and Lesley
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