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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Very good - based on 14 reviews
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KarlShaw2...
Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The location and standard of this property was perfect for us :)”
Reviewed 31 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Overall the cottage was perfect for our needs. Just a few minutes walk into Ambleside town centre, literally 2 minutes walk from Waterhead Pier and just a few minutes drive from the Langdale Valley where we love to walk. The quality of the cottage was excellent with everything you could need included. We have stayed in a number of cottages in the Lake District in the last 3 years and this one is by far the best. Will definately be back :)

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Sep 2015
Good Afternoon
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear the property was perfect for your needs and would hope to welcome you to a property again soon
Regards
Lakes Cottage Holidays
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ohsod1t
UK
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Perfect short break”
Reviewed 4 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
1
person found this review helpful

I was attracted to this property by the photographs of the place and the position which is just a short stroll from the centre of Ambelside. This meant we could hit the trails during the day but still have plenty of scope for evening entertainment.
The property is as it looks in the pictures, with quality furnishings. This was better than any hotel I've ever stayed in as it was real home from home. The kitchen is fantastic with a lovely raised area for dining. We cooked for ourselves a couple of times, but Ambleside was also great for eating out. We would wander around the galleries, have a pint and then find somewhere for an evening meal.
As you can see this all workied out very well for us and we have.booked to return later in the year.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Donh674
Upholland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Disappointing experience”
Reviewed 8 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
4
people found this review helpful

Sadly I am unable to offer the same positive review like the previous ones, this was a special occasion to celebrate my father in law's 70th, there were 4 of us in the party myself and my wife arrived on the Friday evening (22-08-14) and my mother and father in law were arriving the next day, we were glad that this was the case because when myself and my wife arrived the house didn't look as though it had been cleaned, there was food under the dining table, piles of dust around all of the edges of the rugs, food (rice noodles) in one of the corners of the room, greases spills all down the front of the oven, the fridge in the kitchen was dirty (the plastic box compartment were filthy) there were dog hairs in the drawers in our bedroom, children's toys still under the sofa and broken glass on the 3 steps leading from the lounge to the kitchen diner, to say we were bitterly disappointed on our arrival would be an understatement.

We then proceeded to call the 'who to contact if outside of office hours' numbers that we were provided with on the confirmation paperwork only to find that no one answered or returned our calls after leaving numerous messages on land line numbers and mobile numbers. It was the following morning (Saturday) when we finally got a reply and it was from a very confused lady whose contact details were on all of our paperwork but she said she had nothing to do with our property, never has and had no idea why her name should be the contact name for Low Brow Barn, it wasn't one of her properties and she had never even heard of it.

When we finally got through to someone at the Lakes Cottage Holidays office on the Saturday morning I was told that the property HAD been cleaned, in the end they sent another cleaner to come and clean the property.

I am only thankful that my in laws hadn't been there to witness the property in the state me and my wife found it in, the property that we had booked in good faith for our special occasion turned out to be a disappointing experience, the property wasn't cheap to rent at the time of year we stayed there and you shouldn't have to spend the first 24 hours of your break cleaning and trying to get problems sorted out.

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Liked best: The Wifi
Liked least: Cleanliness
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Sep 2014
Thank you for your feedback after your stay at Low Brow Barn. All feedback is important to Lakes Cottage Holidays.

We are sorry to hear you did not find the property in a good condition on your arrival.

We do state in our confirmation “We try our best to ensure your accommodation is ready for your arrival, but occasionally things do break down, 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.”

As soon as Lakes Cottage Holidays were notified you were not happy with the condition of the property on your arrival, we requested the cleaner of the property to go back and rectify the issues you highlighted.

We hope that the comments you have raised in your review did not detract you too much from your stay in the Lake District and we hope to welcome you to another Lakes Cottage Holidays property in the future.

Kind Regards,

Lakes Cottage Holidays
017687 747060
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samantha...
Sale, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely Conversion”
Reviewed 28 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Really lovely barn conversion, we have stayed in several cottages over the years in Ambleside as it is so well placed to hike, bike/ tour from, and its loaded with restaurants, hotels bars, shops & 2 very quaint cinemas , this barn is definately the best we have found so far, very comfortable beds / sofas, loads of wardrobe space, well equipped and clean. Nice little patio area outside. The traffic noise did not bother us at all, Ambleside is a buzzing little place so if you want total peace and quiet maybe its not for you . Short 10 minute walk into village and its many amenities. 3 minute walk to Waterhead where there is 2 hotels where you can eat and v.nice pub that serves food all day with great views of Windermere, you can also catch the boat over to Bowness from Waterhead . There is space for one car to park at the barn , but free parking is literally 10 feet away, weather was great while we were there, Oh and it also has WIFI . We shall be booking again for next year..

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Liked best: open plan comfort & cleanliness, wifi , dog friendly, nice kitchen washer/dryer.
Liked least: windows were difficult to open because of blinds
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Jul 2014
Thank you for informing Lakes Cottage Holidays of your feedback of your stay at Low Brow Barn, Ambleside.

We are delighted to hear you shall be returning to Low Brow Barn next year and it is the best self catering accommodation you have found in Ambleside!

Lakes Cottage Holidays are pleased you found the property well equipped, clean and used the location of the barn to experience the surrounding areas in the Lake District National Park.

Lakes Cottage Holidays look forward to welcoming you back to Low Brow Barn next year! Prices for 2015 are now released and if you would like Lakes Cottage Holidays to search dates and prices for you please contact us on the telephone number below.

Kind Regards,

Lakes Cottage Holidays
017687 74060
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soc69uk
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“luxurious barn conversion”
Reviewed 12 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed here for 1 week in april 2014.On entering the accommodation we were pleasantly suprised.The barn conversion was very spacious and very hi spec including underfloor heating,large range cooker,2 fridge freezers big screen tv+ free wifi,e.t.c,so everything we needed and more.The bedrooms were very comfortable with huge wardrobes+TV in each.The only small complaint from me would be the road noise from the front bedroom.Its close to the main road,so you hear the traffic in the morning if you are a light sleeper like me.Overall very happy with the accommodation and only a ten minute walk into town.

Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
12 Apr 2014
Thank you for taking the time to inform us of your feedback of your stay at Low Brow Barn, Ambleside.

We are pleased you found the property spacious, enjoyed the location of the property in relation to Ambleside and found the facilities at the property to be of a high specification.

Lakes Cottage Holidays hopes to welcome you back to Low Brow Barn or another Lakes Cottage Holidays property in the future.

Kind Regards,

Lakes Cottage Holidays
017687 74060
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Staffordshire
Reviewed 18 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Dec 2013
Thank you for your review of Low Brow Barn, Ambleside.

We are delighted you found the property beautifully furnished and well-equipped for your stay.

Lakes Cottage Holidays looks forward to welcoming you back to Low Brow Barn in the future!

Kind Regards,

Lakes Cottage Holidays
017687 74060
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Montrose
Reviewed 30 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Check-in / front desk Service
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
30 Sep 2013
Thank you for your feedback regarding Low Brow Barn, Ambleside.

We are pleased to hear the cottage was well-equipped for your needs during your stay.

We are sorry to hear you found the noise from passing traffic unsuitable, on Lakes Cottage Holidays website there is a map tool, which does show the location of the property.

We hope to welcome you back to the Lake District in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Lakes Cottage Holidays
017687 74060
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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