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

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grove76
hull
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Mrs”
Reviewed 27 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Stayed here for a week from 20/8/16 to 27/8/16. Beautiful cottage, beautifully decorated. Very modern. Set over 3 levels it's very spacious. It's in the style of a townhouse.
We didn't get to meet Marion as she was on holiday herself, but her mum Pauline was there and was only to happy to help with anything.
There was a lovely hamper in the cottage on arrival. Freshly baked bread, homemade jam and biscuits, tea ,coffee, eggs, milk and butter. What a lovely gesture! You can buy fresh eggs, jams, butter etc and it's lovely that there is "honesty" boxes to put the money in when purchasing!
Squirrels Drey is on a working farm literally in the middle of no where. I would say you could no way visit without a car!!!
As it's a working farm there is a real problem with flies and wasps through the summer months. There was a can of fly spray and a fly squatter under the sink in the cottage.
Very peaceful setting and lovely lovely scenery. Cockermouth approx a 4-5 mile drive away. That's the nearest town with shops, supermarkets etc.
Sat nav essential I would say!!!
Right next to the cottage is the games room. Ideal for my 16 year old who loves playing pool. Couldn't work out how to use the juke box however! The pool is 50p a game though so we had to stock up on our 50p's.
There is a free washer on site the dryer is £1.00 for half an hour but to be honest I didn't Think it was very good! There is a washing line and pegs in the cottage tho if weather is nice.
I would highly recommend a visit here and a perfect location to get away from it all.
Keswick is a lovely town only about a 20 minute drive away. Whinlatter forest park is gorgeous and only about a 15 minute drive. We had a lovely boat trip around derwent water and that is at Keswick.
Lots to do and see and great for families as well as a great getaway for couples

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AMB109
Chorley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage”
Reviewed 14 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Great base to explore North Lakes. Beautiful cottage, very high quality and very clean. Lovely welcome pack with homemade bread, jam, milk, butter, eggs etc- just great. Travelled with teen-ager and adult children and the games room was brilliant - darts, pool, table football and xbox went down a storm . Thanks very much Marion and Pauline

Travelling group: Teenagers
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L B
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Quiet, comfortable, clean and private - just lovely”
Reviewed 22 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Squirrels Drey is a perfect holiday rental. It was very clean, tastefully furnished, spacious and well equipped. We would highly recommend it.

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T1630FOan...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“brilliant”
Reviewed 31 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We stayed in squirrel's drey it was lovely spotless snd everything you could want.
views were amazing, we would stay again.

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Liked best: the views
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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0115Tabs
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10 reviews
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“AMAZING WEEKEND BREAK!!!”
Reviewed 17 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Just got home from a fantastic relaxing weekend at the squirrels drey cottage, lovely owners that did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable, even when the water froze, bringing bottles of water was a nice touch and made you feel that bit more welcome. Can't wait to return with the little ones in the summer

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Shane p
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent stay ”
Reviewed 6 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights at the start of November. From us arriving Monday afternoon to leaving Wednesday morning we had an amazing experience. The cottage is located in a secluded area out of the way of everything. The only noise you will hear is from the farm animals! The cottage was clean, spacious & very accommodating, it has just about everything you need. I would definitely recommend to a friend & will be returning in the future.
Shane, Dom & Leo the pup

Also if you are using a sat nav don't put in the postcode it doesn't work use the coordinates sent to you in the welcome pack!

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Management Response
10 Nov 2015
Thank you for your lovely review, were really glad you enjoyed your break and hope to welcome you again in the future. Marion
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Nattajack...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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“Just lovely :)”
Reviewed 5 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

I cannot begin to explain how in love with Squirrels Drey and the Lake District I am. The cottage is absolutely beautiful and is immaculate.
Marion and Pauline are wonderful. So helpful and friendly. Everything you could possibly need is in the cottage and if not they will do their best to find it for you!
Some beautiful places to visit in the area, our favourite this year being Derwent Water Valley. Breathtakingly peaceful and stunning scenery.
Kennels available outside the cottage should you need them. Secure and sturdy kennels that are kept an eye of by Marion and Pauline while you're out.
Private outdoor yard - very useful for the pooch!
Overall just a lovely place to stay. Already thinking about coming back next year!!

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Liked best: Cottage itself and the views!
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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