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tyne & wear
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a gem & treat! Lovely high quality log cabin with all you need for a relaxing stay. Clean and well equipped with lots of helpful information about local amenities. Hot tub & boat were added bonus.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a cabin for 2 for a special occasion, I was impressed by the package put together on the website and what was on offer for the price. I was also happy with the amount of pre info sent after the booking. On the day of check in I was greeted by a staff member who had already rang...

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No words can describe waking up and sitting on the decking with a cup of tea looking over the Lake and how peaceful everything is! Lying in bed at night listening to the owls and nature it's that tranquil ....We took our children and dog and we have had 3 perfect days .. would recommend the luxury welcome pack as...

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Fife
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Wonderful, relaxing - our idea of heaven :-) We have visited the Tranquil Otter, over 12 years, 21 times! We just love it here - it's our sanctuary, and we still find something new to do every time. Tazeem, Gillian and the team are so welcoming and always go the extra mile. A fantastic dog-friendly place - our retired greyhound,...

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Kittoe, General Manager at The Tranquil Otter, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - and congratulations on your 21st visit! It’s always wonderful to welcome old friends. We’re glad Bootsie is such a Tranquil Otter fan.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for a long weekend and loved it. The lodge was very cosy (chiff chaff) and the offer of unlimited logs (£10) for the fire was great. The hot tub is lovely and great to relax in and here the birds singing around you. The star gazing from here was impressive too. The owners dog was adorable (Leah)...

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Kittoe, General Manager at The Tranquil Otter, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Leah does like to visit our guests from time to time, she clearly had a soft spot for you. Thank you for posting your lovely pictures. We always love seeing the shots our guests take while staying with us. We hope to see you again very soon.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Weekend in Alder lodge. Beautiful lodge, larger than appears in photos. Spotless and appears brand new. Stunning views from room. Need an hour or so with fire on to fully heat when cold but was toasty from then on if you keep the fire going. Netflix wasn't working on our visit but didn't bother us as busy on hot tub...

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Kittoe, General Manager at The Tranquil Otter, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologise for the Netflix hiccup, being in such a rural setting our technology is occasionally at the mercy of the elements. We hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first time to Tranquil Otter and we had such a l wonderful holiday, we would definetly recommend and will be back. We stayed in Fieldfare lodge which has the lake right on its door step with beautiful views, perfect for bird watching. The lodge was very cosy with our own log burner and there was nothing more...

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Kittoe, General Manager at The Tranquil Otter, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for posting your delightful pictures. We’re thrilled you had a great time and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We are not newcomers to "lodge or cabin " rentals but Alder Lodge is simply the cleanest and best equipped we have ever had the pleasure to stay in. If you want to relax and unwind then this is the place . It is slightly isolated but therein lies its charm. There is plenty to do in the area if...

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Kittoe, General Manager at The Tranquil Otter, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We’re delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We visited for a two night mid week break and have booked to return for my wife's birthday in March we loved it so much. We had a fantastic welcome and as we had our baby daughter with us Tazeen (the owner) had taken extra care to make the lodge safe for a crawling baby. We loved the real Xmas...

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Kittoe, General Manager at The Tranquil Otter, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for posting your delightful picture on the shore of the Lough. We look forward to seeing you again in March.

Somerset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We have not long returned from a week at the tranquil otter for our honeymoon and it was certainly tranquil. We stayed in the chiff chaff lodge which was fully equipped with everything that we needed. We had a lovely welcome and having tea, coffee, milk and biscuits on arrival was a thoughtful gesture. The lodge was so warm, cosy...

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Kittoe, General Manager at The Tranquil Otter, responded to this review

Congratulations on your marriage and thank you for your review. We agree with you that winter at The Tranquil Otter is a great time to snuggle and relax in front of log burner with some favourite movies. We hope to welcome you both again in the future.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Self-catering Lodges by the Lake, with private hot tub, own boat and log burner and superfast broadband. We have one, two and three bedroom lodges. Great for a family break with a well behaved dog. Enjoy walking, relaxing, spa treatments in your lodge? Enjoy the open countryside then look no further. Book online, by email or phone. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Tranquil Otter

Address: Thurstonfield, Carlisle CA5 6HB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Carlisle > Thurstonfield
Price Range: £116 - £207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Tranquil Otter 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
The Tranquil Otter Hotel Carlisle
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