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“First Class with a Stunning View”
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Pooley Bridge, Penrith, Eden District, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Guide8098...
Wigan
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“First Class with a Stunning View”
Reviewed 6 June 2016 for a stay in September 2015

This truly is a little Gem of a place, the views from this lodge were spectacular. Our little girl loved running around the wide open fields and loved her little room she had all to her self. The village its self is great and so are the restaurants.

The lodge was clean and tidy, quite modern and had all the amenities you needed. We even used the on site restaurant and although quite ordinary, it was still great.

Will definitely go back soon.

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Liked best: The Views
Liked least: Going Home
Travelling group: Young Children
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
7 Jun 2016
Good afternoon
Thank you for your review following your previous stay at Aikbeck Lodge in September. We are delighted you had a lovely stay and appreciated the spectacular views. It is great to hear that you will definitely return and we look forward to welcoming you.
Kind regards
Lakes Cottage Holidays
017687 74060
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Sona16
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best place to Relax”
Reviewed 3 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

I made the reservation from 7th Nov for 4 nights but we stayed only for 2 nights. Location was amazing with lake view. Cottage was nice and very relaxing.
Basic things like hand wash or soap was not provided and there are no shops around to buy one. We were given complimentary soaps later on from the reception. They should mention this on the website to bring your own hand wash, toilet rolls as they provide only one toilet roll. I don't think the maintenance issues are checked before the check in. The right side cabinet next to the hob was broken and when we opened it, it just fell on my little one but we fixed it ourself for the next guest to avoid similar accidents. One of the hob bulb was fused and was not checked before we checked in. One of the beds in both the twin room were extremely noisy, may be the mattress or the bed frame was broken.
It will be ideal if they provide mop. The kitchen vessels like pans are of cheap quality so the base of the pan burns easily and you have to use all your energy to clean it. Ofcourse dishwasher cannot clean them and luckily we took washing liquid and scrubber with us.
On check out we were informed that we should strip the bed and keep the bed linen near the door. I can understand that we should clear the bin and keep the kitchen the way it was but to strip the beds?? Once you collect the keys from the reception they do not follow up if everything is good and in working order during your stay. They do have the opportunity to resolve these simple issues just with one courtesy call during the stay.
These are little things due to which I am not rating them excellent but overall the cottage was good and exactly the way it was on the website.
Tips : they provide plenty of cutlery and crockery but if possible take your own cooking pans. They also provide kettle, some sachets for tea/ coffee but not sufficient so do take your stock as there are no shops around.
Do carry hand wash, kitchen roll, toilet roll, kitchen towels, steel wool or scrubber and Bath towels. Most important take drinking water with you, tap water was not really good for drinking.
Parking is available just outside the cottage. This place is really very quiet and beautiful. We might go again.

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Management Response
4 Dec 2014
Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Aikbeck Lodge.

We are delighted you enjoyed the location of the lodge and the lake views.

According to our records, we were not informed of any maintenance issues at the property. We do ask guests in our holiday confirmation to "please report any problems as soon as you arrive or as they happen to either the cottage owner or our office during opening hours on 017687 74060, the office is open 9am to 9pm 7 days a week."

Our properties are self catering properties and therefore do not supply personal hygiene products. There is currently a shop in the village of Pooley Bridge or the nearest town to the property is Penrith to purchase personal items.

Lakes Cottage Holidays hope that some of the comments you have raised in your review did not detract you too much from your stay in the Lake District and are pleased to hear that you may return to Aikbeck Lodge.

Lakes Cottage Holidays hope to welcome you back to Aikbeck Lodge or another Lakes Cottage Holidays property in the future.

Kind Regards,

Lakes Cottage Holidays
017687 74060
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Tony C
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“I would recommend this site to everyone”
Reviewed 17 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We arrived at the site to be greeted by a very polite and friendly member of staff who soon had us booked in. The lodge was immaculate with perfect views over the lake. Everything about the accommodation was first class with a very well equipped kitchen and a comfortable lounge/dining area in which to relax. The bedrooms and bath/en-suite facilities were also excellent. I personally loved the heated balcony and spent most evenings enjoying a G&T and looking at the beautiful surroundings. The site itself was extremely well looked after and is a credit to the owners. Within perfect reach of all of the major attractions this site cannot be beaten for quality and value. We shall definitely be returning soon.

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Liked best: The peace and tranquility of the site and the view from the lodge.
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
24 Oct 2014
Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Aikbeck Lodge.

We are pleased you found the lodge immaculate, the kitchen was well equipped and that you enjoyed the use of the balcony.

Lakes Cottage Holidays are delighted to learn you wish to return to Aikbeck Lodge and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kind Regards,

Lakes Cottage Holidays
017687 74060
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Ayr
Reviewed 7 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
Luxury-minded travelers
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Huddersfield
Reviewed 15 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012

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Burgek1
UK
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lake District Break”
Reviewed 7 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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We wanted a 3 night get away in the lakes and stumbled across this whilst searching for cottages. We've stayed at parkfoot in a tent before and loved it so it was a easy decision.

The lodge is very modern, very well designed and supremely comfortable. We had a fantastic time here relaxing and exploring the surrounding area's.
3 bathrooms, meant there was never a problem waiting on anyone. The kitchen was easy for actually cooking in and there are plenty of plates, glasses, utensils etc to use.

The location is amazing right on Ullswater, we had nice walks and the nights sky was awesome. The clubhouse did nice food and drinks and it was a 10 minute walk into Pooley Bridge for further choice.

While you are here; go visit Lowther Castle.

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Liked best: Supreme luxury
Liked least: nothing.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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