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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Trish2466
1 review
“Great accommodation with lots of space”
Reviewed 25 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

All the equipment you could possibly need, but found the argali difficult to cook on. I think maybe a standard cooker would have been useful as we cooked in the nook all the time. Beds were really comfortable and the place was very clean.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: The nook was exceptional
Liked least: Arga was difficult to cook on
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
25 Aug 2016
Hi Trisha. Thank you for taking the time to review our property.

I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t like the Aga cooker but as you discovered, we have a ‘normal’ full sized conventional cooker in The Nook that you used.
I’m pleased to hear that you were pleased with everything else and gave us top marks.
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Lynne L
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Exquisitely elegant and stylish, yet homely - what's not to love!”
Reviewed 3 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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person found this review helpful

From the first point of contact to the completion of our holiday Simon and his fantastic team are a pleasure to deal with. Very professional but personable.
Charcoal House is a gem of a property that exudes charm and character throughout and is decorated and furnished to an exceptionally high standard, but is still very homely and comfortable.
The sitting room balcony is a wonderful asset to this already amazing house, allowing you to relax and enjoy the sound of the river Crake that it overlooks whilst taking in the splendid view of the 'Old Man of Coniston'! But if you have an aversion to heights then the south facing garden is a very tranquil place to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet with a coffee or maybe a glass of wine - spoilt for choice!
The wonderful country kitchen is downstairs and is fully equipped with every gadget and appliance that you could imagine or need, including the fantastic Aga - I want one!!!
If either elderly or disabled guests were part of a group and the stairs would be a problem then fear not, the house has an adjoining accommodation at ground floor level that can also be rented which is fully equipped and self contained, again to a exceptionally high standard.
The house is located at the end of a private drive in an small hamlet about 1/2 a mile from the southern tip of lake Coniston which is a very pleasant walk on a virtually traffic free country lane.
A short and scenic drive in the opposite direction will take you to Coniston itself where there is an abundance of shops and places to eat and of course the lake where you can take a trip on the steam gondola or as we did hire a boat or canoe.
A short drive further north takes you to Tarn How which is such a beautiful place to visit and is a very pleasant, easy walk too.
We would highly recommend this exquisite house and the beautiful area to anyone and would definately make a return visit in a heartbeat!

Date of stay: June 2016
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Liked best: The whole house was fantastic
Liked least: You guessed it - going home
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
6 Jul 2016
Wow! Lynne, Robert, Catherine and Sonny, you've made my day and week too. What a fantastic reivew. Thank You, thank you, thank you!
Simon
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kdhaworth
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous property in a stunning location.”
Reviewed 11 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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people found this review helpful

This is a beautiful house, furnished and decorated to a stunning standard. It is equipped with everything you could need. It is in a tiny hamlet and a very peaceful location. We enjoyed our stay a lot and hope to return.

Date of stay: June 2016
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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
12 Jun 2016
Hi Kate. Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
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841AndyC8...
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Cottage in tranquil surroundings”
Reviewed 9 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed in Charcoal House for 3 nights in June and found the cottage first of all to be in a very quiet and peaceful location but only a short drive to Coniston.

The cottage itself is immaculate and very well decorated with a quirky layout with the living room being on the upper floor with a balcony overlooking woodland. What was different and handy if you have extended family is the attached small living quarters (nook) with it's own kitchen and bathroom. The garden is also ideal for pets as it is fully secure and very nice to relax in during the summer months.

Overall if you want a relaxing weekend / week in quiet peaceful surroundings in a charming cottage then this is the place to come. Also if you have any issues at all Simon (Holiday Cottages Cumbria) is always on hand to help.

Date of stay: June 2016
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Liked best: All of it
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Jun 2016
Thanks for your great review Andy. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at Charcoal House, the 4th of our 7 cottages you've now stayed at.
I look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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