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“Perfect weekend away”
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Cliburn Signal Box from field (south south east)
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38 reviews
Cliburn Signal Box from field (south south east)
Cliburn Signal Box from road (west south west)
Cliburn Signal Box from field (west)
Cliburn Signal Box from road (south west)
Cliburn Signal Box from road (north west)
Cliburn Signal Box from wood (north north west)
Cliburn Signal Box at night
1st floor lounge
1st floor lounge
Original ceiling and beams in 1st floor lounge
Kitchen
Entering kitchen from 1st floor lounge
Kitchen
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor bedroom
Bathroom
View to west from 1st floor lounge
View of the Weighbridge to south from 1st floor lounge
Cliburn Station, to west of the Signal Box
View to west from Cliburn Station
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Penrith, Eden District, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Lucy M
Dorchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect weekend away”
Reviewed 21 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We stayed in Cliburn Signal Box for a long weekend and it was absolutely perfect. There is lots to do in the surrounding area and the cottage itself is cosy and quirky - underfloor heating was very much appreciated at the start of February! I would recommend this to anyone wanting to stay near the Lake District.

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Liked best: The house was adorible and the owners were friendly and happy to help.
Liked least: There was nothing I didn't like about this property.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
3 Jun 2016
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, from the beauty of the surrounding area to the under-floor heating, powered by an environmentally friendly ground source heat pump.
Come back soon.
Yours,
Gavin & Wendy
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GSNLLondo...
London
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Ridiculously cute place to stay”
Reviewed 24 August 2014 for a stay in July 2013

We often try to find quirky or different places to stay when travelling in the UK and abroad but this has to be our favourite. The setting and accommodation is gorgeous and you can tell a lot of hard work and love was involved in the restoration of the signal box. If this was ever for sale we would buy it in a second and we will definitely be back in the future.

Gavin and Wendy were great hosts, very helpful and we wish the a lot more success in the future.

G&N :)

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Jun 2016
Thanks so much for the review and your best wishes. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and you are welcome to come and stay any time. I don't think we will be selling the Signal Box for a while, but one should never say never!
Thanks again,
Gavin
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PhilCr0
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Fantastic holiday cottage”
Reviewed 2 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

What a fantastic holiday rental, we were pleased with the presentation of the cottage the uniqueness of it, and the location. It provided an excellent weekend base for us to relax and avoid people. I would definitely recommend staying here if you get the chance to.

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Liked best: The quirkyness/uniqueness of the property
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
3 Jun 2016
So pleased that The Signal Box and it's location fitted the bill.
Thanks again,
Gavin & Wendy
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trevor m
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic- Highly recommended !”
Reviewed 13 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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We stayed at the Signal Box for a long weekend, and cannot speak highly enough of it. We eloped to Gretna Green and stayed at the Signal Box for the weekend as it looked such a wonderful place to mark the occasion. I have been raving about it since we returned and will continue to do so. The whole experience was completely hassle free from the booking stage right up until handing the keys back.
The Signal Box has been renovated to a very high standard, and you can tell that it has been done with great attention to detail and nothing has been overlooked. Gavin and Wendy are delightful and we wish them every success . We have already booked for next year to celebrate our first anniversary !

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Liked best: Everything- location, quality of accommodation, comfort, Gavin & Wendy, chickens, all of it !
Liked least: Leaving to come home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
3 Jun 2016
It was lovely to meet you both during your special occasion and we are thrilled that The Signal Box was part of your celebrations and didn't disappoint. We hope your next visit is as enjoyable and look forward to meeting you again.
Yours,
Gavin & Wendy
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kkkaarree...
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“No expense spared”
Reviewed 28 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Beautiful accomodation with excellent fitments and ground source heating (not cheap and usually bypassed by developers).
High up above the road with an excellent view, sleepers outside and an ample car space gated.
Chickens visit every morning, afternoon and evening. Ducks stay away.
Owners exceptionally helpful with booking process and Gavin very very efficient.
My one tip would be...
Be aware of the traffic going down the road. There's very little of it so if it picks up it's likely locals are using it as a diversion. If that's the case go in the same direction and find your way out. We did and were very pleased not to have been facing them on the wiggly roads. Roadworks on a66 that morning.

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Liked best: Quirkiness
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Jun 2016
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and the wonderful ground source heating. The chickens will always visit if you feed them, but soon learn to stay away if you don't!
The road is normally so quiet, but if anything happens on the A66 then modern satnavs divert using our road as a cut through. Shame, but can't be helped.
Thanks again,
Gavin
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UkDickie
Uk
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“AMAZING”
Reviewed 25 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Stayed here for a weekend break. What a wonderful place and location. The conversion has been done so well. Everything about the accommodation great. If we had stayed for two weeks I know there would have been everything you needed for self catering. The kitchen had everything. The views from the lounge were amazing and when we went out and came back it was great to be welcomed by the ducks and chickens. I so hope the owners do well in the next venture converting another dwelling on site. Would recommend the signal box. You must go and stay in this beautiful area. Easy reach for all the lakes. I would also like to say I have never stayed in a place before that was as clean as this one. We will return.

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Liked least: everything about the place
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
3 Jun 2016
Thank you for the comments and what a title to give them. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope that the renovation of The Weigh Office will be completed soon and we will be receiving reviews like this one for it.
Thanks again,
Gavin & Wendy
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KARENDurh...
DURHAM
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“What can i Say..........”
Reviewed 7 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

I really recommend this unusual and amazing place. ! My first visit with my Husband for a relaxing weekend break but it will certainly not be our last. Recommended by a work colleague, so pleased we booked and the weather was lovely too, a bonus. It has been renovated to a high standard , credit to Gavin & Wendy on such an amazing place, well done.!! Will recommend and family and friends and hope to return soon.

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Liked best: the location, the signal box itself.
Liked least: nothing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Jul 2017
So pleased that the Signal Box didn't disappoint and that you are going to continue to recommend us.
Kind regards,
Gavin & Wendy
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