I had a few problems prior to coming to stay at the cottage and I have to say that the couple were amazing in replying to me and understanding my situation it helped me a lot. The actual cottage is really nice and the little extras that are left are such a lovely touch and make life that little bit easier very thoughtful. I missed them when they called round but it was nice they popped to see us and give us a discount card for local public house. I would definitely recommend, enclosed garden for dogs. The stairs as it states in the advert are very steep so if not fully mobile not for you. Would return.
Wonderful location, lovely cottage for two, close to beach and Cockermouth. Hosts Christine and Chris very friendly and helpful, could not do enough for us. We will be visiting again.
Would visit again. Cottage delightful. Every attention paid to detail.Quiet part of lakes. Lots to do. Thankyou Chris and Christine.
We stayed at the cottage for 3 nights in May. It is in a quiet hamlet not too far from Cockermouth but approached via narrow country lanes. Wardle Gate is not signposted until you are practically there so unless you have a passenger who can read maps you will definitely need to use a Sat Nav. to find it.
Cottage is small but well equipped and has the advantage of a wood burning stove which we found to be essential and creates a wonderful country cottage ambiance.
Christine and Chris are friendly and helpful but not obtrusive. They gave us wonderful treats including bread, butter, cheese, wine and the best jam I have ever tasted.
We are in our 70`s so found the steep stairs a little difficult but manageable. We suggested that a bed settee in the lounge could be an option for those who might find the stairs too steep to climb. This would also be an advantage for anyone needing to use the toilet which is located on the ground floor. Other reviewers have mentioned problems with the drains blocking but we did not have any problems it just needs care in what is put down the toilet i.e. only toilet paper.
We recommend that you visit the Aquarium at Maryport which is only a short drive away (Sat Nav. CA15 8AB) Free parking is available at the side of the Aquarium adjacent to the crazy golf.
We loved Cockermouth and recommend that you visit the Wordsworth museum and garden which is located on the main street.
My boyfriend and I have just returned from spending a couple nights over the Easter break in Stable Cottage.
Both Christine (and Chris who we met on departure) were very friendly and welcoming.
On arrival Christine greeted us to show us around the cottage. She mentioned about the steep steps up to the bedroom however we had no problems. Christine also very kindly baked my boyfriend a birthday cake - absolutely divine!! (Safe to say the cake has been completely devoured!). The welcome hamper was full of tasty treats - even dog treats for our pup!
The area is beautiful and quiet - just a shame about the weather for us but we would love to return during the summer months!
The cottage is perfectly placed for venturing out without being in areas which would have been too busy with it being the bank holidays. We were after a peaceful, quiet, cosy stay and that's just what we got!
There is an abundant amount of information books - one of which we used to map out a couple walks and was very useful.
The cottage is well equipped with everything you need. The log fire was great and the added bonus of having a Smart TV was perfect for our evenings. There is both Netflix and Amazon TV (very much a home comfort for us!).
We would recommend this cottage to anyone.
Thank you again Christine and Chris for having the 3 of us and we cannot wait to come back - hopefully with better weather!