I'm writing this review on behalf of our Australian relatives (Fay & Ross, Brisbane) who have just spent three nights here in the apartment at Hawksdale Lodge which has its own entrance accessed from the car park, thus allowing complete privacy. They very much appreciated the warmth and friendliness of Lorraine and Martyn's greeting; Lorraine's home baking and the fresh eggs and milk provided; the fully-equipped kitchen (the best they've seen in holiday accommodation) which has all the essentials for making a full meal - good quality wine glasses, excellent selection of crockery, cutlery, etc., - right down to the provision of dishwasher and clothes detergent. The Lodge is immaculately kept, has beautiful furnishings and every window has a glorious view. Everything you could wish for is provided without having to ask and even the rooster isn't let out until 8a.m., so as not to disturb your peace!
Hawksdale sits in beautifully maintained grounds amongst stunning countryside looking across to the Pennines and there are walks along the river at the bottom of the lane (wellies provided) where you can wander deeper into the countryside or to the village of Dalston, around one and a half miles, which has a good range of shops - grocery, butcher, baker, gifts - two pubs serving food, and a tea room.
If you're looking for friendly hosts, immaculate accommodation and stunning scenery, then look no further.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury B&B and Self-Catering accommodation in a beautiful Victorian country house with stunning far reaching views, a perfect base for touring the Lake District and Hadrians Wall. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hawksdale Lodge Carlisle, Cumbria