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“Excellent new years stay”
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Southwaite Green and the fells, Esther's Barn on left Upstairs living, with wood burning stove
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16 reviews
Southwaite Green in its setting
Southwaite Green and the fells, Esther's Barn on left
Upstairs living, with wood burning stove
Kitchen area
Oak bed detail
Dining
Esther's Barn on left
View of the yard
Oak dresser detail
Bedroom with shower room in background
Bedroom detail
Upstairs in Esther's Barn
View from the picnic spot
Stoop at the viewpoint
Footbridge from the beck
The spectacular setting
Esther's Barn living area
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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djscottym...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent new years stay”
Reviewed 7 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

Clean, modern, well laid out cottage with excellent facilities. Great location with very accommodating (but not over bearing) owners. The quality of the accommodation ensured our new years break was excellent.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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sapphire6
Northumberland
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfect hospitality in a marvellous location”
Reviewed 8 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

An eco-friendly holiday lets development provides not only an ideal location for exploring the northern lakes but is itself a treasure from which to view and appreciate the surrounding countryside. We have returned here on six occasions, not only because of the convenience but because of the warm and friendly reception from the owner who always ensures a beautifully prepared and serviced accommodation.

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Liked best: Perfect accommodation in beautiful surroundings
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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PaulTK
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
“A perfect location for exploration and relaxation.”
Reviewed 15 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Southwaite Green is an ideal location from which to explore this part of the country. Esthers Barn is lovely and a really comfortable place to relax after a day of walking the fells or visiting the many nearby attractions. The property is very nicely furnished and equipped and is surrounded by interesting and varied grounds in which you are free to wander. Marna is a most welcoming host and always helpful. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Hetty2
Northallerton
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent accommodation in peaceful location”
Reviewed 12 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Esther's Barn is spacious and comfortable with every luxury you could wish for including power shower and dishwasher. The upstairs living room and outdoor patio area make the most of the lovely views over open countryside. There were only 2 of us staying but it would also be great for 2 couples or a family, with 2 large ensuite double bedrooms. Plenty of room for the dog to run around outdoors too. We loved it!

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Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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victoria...
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wonderfully relaxing, welcoming and beautifully finished.”
Reviewed 3 April 2013 for a stay in January 2013

Had an amazing time in the Lakes for this time of year especially, which the house and our stay at Southwaite Green contributed to greatly. Such a relaxing place, beautifully finished, with great modern furniture yet brilliantly in keeping with the countryside feel of the place. Really impressed with the kitchen especially, and all the little touches - was better even than our own kitchen! Marna was extremely obliging and welcoming too – we only wish we could have stayed longer.

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Liked best: The feel and design of the place.
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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andrew k
Farnham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing. Can't recommend enough.”
Reviewed 12 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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Very high quality accommodation. The house is very well designed with an excellent kitchen. However the best part is grounds which are very large and include many different placed for kids to explore. The swimming pond is beautiful and not something you see every day. Very good.

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Liked best: The grounds
Travelling group: Young Children
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MrsH75
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Luxurious, very relaxing, peaceful, ethical and extremely comfortable.”
Reviewed 14 July 2011 for a stay in May 2011

Southwaite Green is a fabulous, peaceful, pretty and luxurious place to stay with the added bonus of being both ethical and environmentally friendly.
Marna is a perfect host, with great attention to detail.
The accommodation is spotlessly clean and truly five star self catering venue.
A selection of local fare, vegetables and essentials as well as fresh flowers greeted us on arrival.
The site surrounding it is beautiful and perfect for either a peaceful stroll or a voyage of discovery for little ones.
This was my third visit to Southwaite and I always truly relaxed here. Each time standards are as high as before and our stay just as enjoyable. I travelled with my husband and two young children and I cannot recommend it highly enough - in fact I have recommended this venue to both friends and family. And I have already booked to return again in 2012.

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Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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