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“Really nice - Fab week in Sharp Edge”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Near Howe Cottages

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Near Howe Cottages
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“Really nice - Fab week in Sharp Edge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

We have just returned from a weeks stay at Near Howe. This was our second stay and our second in Sharp Edge. We were met with a friendly welcome from Jill and Tia (the family dog) on arrival and swiftly shown to Sharp Edge, our home from home for the week it is fair to say. We first stayed here two years ago for a short break, and it had not changed a bit, which is no bad thing! Sharp Edge is furnished and decorated to a high standard and was nipping clean on arrival. The Kitchen is equipped with everything that you may need during your stay, and the bed is just divine! The views are spectacular, and the weather was fair enough to be able to sit out on one of the many seating areas to enjoy all the more.

Information on Near Howe, activities in the area and suggested places to eat out is readily available in the unit along with a nice bottle of wine which was a lovely surprise. It is hard to find a fault with Near Howe or the hospitality of Steve and Jill who own it. We will definitely be returning for a third stay, hopefully sooner rather than later.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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NearHoweCottages, Owner at Near Howe Cottages, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Its so nice to hear that Sharp Edge continues to meet your expectations. We are glad you enjoyed your return visit and look forwadrd to many more!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

My wife, dog and I have just enjoyed a lovely stay here over New Year. The cottage is an ideal size and had everything we needed. It was warm and cosy, which was just as well given the weather we had. We're definitely considering coming back in the summer with the kids. The location is good for exploring the North Lakes and there's a nice pub in Mungrisedale a couple of miles away. It was nice being away from it all for the week but having access to Wi Fi was a nice bonus.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

This was our fourth consecutive autumn/winter visit with friends to Saddleback Barn.

This place has to be seen to be believed. The location and cosiness of the property is the reason we keep going back. Whilst it offers the feeling of being remote it is only 15 minutes off the M6 and only 15 minutes into Keswick. The views are stunning, and get a cloud-free night and the stars are a treat in themselves given the lack of light pollution.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

Just returned from a weekend short break to Near Howe and the excellent apartment Sharp Edge, a new addition to Near Howe since our last visit five years ago. Once again the standard and quality of accommodation was excellent and everything we needed was available. We were greeted warmly again by all including Tia the dog. Reluctant to share the joys of this beautiful place with others for fear of its popularity being such that we wont be able to get in when we wish to return, but share we must, so others can experience the peace and tranquillity of this hidden gem. Dave and Carol, East Yorkshire.

Room Tip: Having experienced two options of accommodation here and I imagine the excellent standard remains th...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stev_Woolley, Owner at Near Howe Cottages, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
So great to see that you enjoyed this stay.

It's always great to welcome people back again and again. The best form of advertising is recommendations from repeat visitors.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Stayed in Bannerdale cottage at Near Howe Cottages. I have not seen such a well maintained cottage before. Steve and Jill, has done a magnificent job. Clean spotless and supplied with almost everything you would need (do check website). It is such a cosy place with top quality standards and the best thing is the team room at the back. My parents loved it.
The location is easy to find thanks to the guidance on the website.it is off the main road up a hill which makes it an amazing spot. There are loads of activities to do here and for some one who comes here unplanned (ME), steve was kind enough to give a decent overview with a map that gave me a good start and has kept me busy over the weekend. There is loads of literature supplied to help you as well. There are two big towns nearby and almost everything to do .
Finally, it is amazing place at a very affordable price, great ambiance, great people, great time and amazing experience. Will 100 % come again.
Hussain.

Room Tip: bathroom in bannerdale is huge.....:)
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Stev_Woolley, Owner at Near Howe Cottages, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Glad you enjoyed your stay and noticed the high level of cleanliness that we always aim to reach. We have a great team of cleaners who take a real pride in their work. They also have a great time and are a joy to work with.

Here at Near Howe we strive to create a true Oasis of Peace and Tranquility!
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

Stayed in one of the cottages for the last few days and I must say it was lovely. Set in an idyllic area of Penrith, easily located between Penrith Centre and Keswick Centre. Lots of tourist attractions close by. The cottages were to a very high standard overlooking beautiful scenery. The owners Jill and Steve were very friendly and accommodating. Thank you and we will definitely be back again. Very highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

I booked Near Howe Cottage from the 23rd July to 26th July 3 nights. The cottage was clean and well equipped for our use with comfy beds. The position is in an elevated position with breathtaking views . Its a 30 minute walk to the local pub which serves excellent food. The property is well positioned for both Penrith and Keswick as well as lots of outdoor pursuits in the area. My teenage daughters did horse riding which was only a ten minute drive away. The owners Steve and Jill were friendly and relaxed. We will be definitely returning in the near future and will be recommending this lovely cottages to our friends and family.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Near Howe Cottages
Address: Near Howe Mungrisdale, Penrith CA11 0SH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Penrith
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 23 Speciality Lodging in Penrith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Near Howe offers superb farmhouse bed and breakfast accommodation, together with five high-quality self-catering cottages, providing the ideal away-from-it-all break. The perfect place to escape to! The farmhouse and cottages stand amid 380 acres of classic Lakeland scenery, in an elevated position close to the small village of Mungrisdale, giving us glorious views out over some of the most impressive countryside in the Cumbrian fells. ... more   less 
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