This cottage is fabulous! - beautifully furnished and had everything we needed and much more. Your thoughtful provision of recommended places to visit and walks was appreciated, and of course our 12-year-old twins relished the Games room! We are regular visitors to the Lake District but hadn't stayed this far North before - we loved the rolling, green dales - ideal cycling country too.
Our highlights were climbing Skiddaw (took the bridleway route up which was popular and ideal for safe walking with children even on a slightly rainy day), Whinlatter with its Go Ape and many waymarked walks, a trip to the seaside at Maryport (with minigolf, many wading birds and views of the Solway Firth), and visiting the osprey viewing points in Dodd Wood (actually we just missed the Ospreys by a day!! - they were en route to West Africa - but the wardens were informative and the views amazing nonetheless).
All in all, 5 stars at least from us :).
Oh by the way, we were amused by the sheep and cows going by each day, and loved watching the starlings and swallows gather on the telegraph wires each evening right outside the lounge window - hundreds of them!