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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Appleby, Eden District, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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happyhols...
glasgow
Level Contributor
87 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

I stayed here with my partner and my mum for the first week in July and we all enjoyed the comforts and charm of jasmine cottage. It was SPOTLESS and one of the best equipped cottages we have stayed in. It's clear that a lot of thought and effort has gone into supplying all the things that make a stay comfortable. The beds are very comfortable and my mum has now ordered a memory foam mattress for home! Every room has character. The bathroom is downstairs which may not suit everyone but we soon got used to it and a sensor light came on at the top landing. Contrary to a previous review we found the bathroom extremely clean and lots of hot water. There is quite a large utility room which we found useful for our muddy cocker spaniel who loved trotting around the garden begging treats from the owners! Yes the garden does have some road noise but we enjoyed sitting out eating lunch or evening drinks without feeling it was obtrusive.

Appleby is a lovely friendly wee town with the best tourist information office and we enjoyed trips suggested by them and also days of just pottering around the town.

Booking was easy, the welcome was warm and the cottage was fabulous. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend and my fussy mother would love to return.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The character and cleanliness
Liked least: That I didn't book 2 weeks
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Lisa W
Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Lovely cottage”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This was our second stay at Jasmine Cottage and have booked again for next year.We love it here and find it comfortable with a well equipped kitchen and washroom.Both Steve and Viv are very welcoming and friendly as are their cat and dog! We can't fault it here both for price and comfort.Can't wait for next year!

5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
4 of 5 bubbles Location 4 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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cam999
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Happy days”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Stayed in this cottage last year and made the decision to come again. Visited with my mum Catherine and my two children aged 4 and 1. I could not fault Steve and Vivien who were both very welcoming and helpful. The cottage itself is extremely well equipped and lacks nothing. A nice little touch is the fact that there is a lovely cake on the table when you arrive and beautiful roses in a vase on the kitchen windowsill. As previously mentioned, the beds are soooo comfortable, especially the single bed with the memory foam mattress! I hope to visit again next year.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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GrumpyGru...
Yorkshire
Level Contributor
60 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Very disappointing.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Having visited several cottages over a number of years we have always been impressed by the reviews of other guests and the description of the property concerned.

Upon arrival we were impressed with the quaint look and the character of this 100year old + cottage. The garden looked just as advertised and it certainly had charm inside as well as being well kitted out with plenty of little essentials and extras - extra tv's in bedrooms, gadgets and utensils a plenty in the kitchen.

An important factor for choosing was the enclosed garden to enable our cocker spaniel to roam around as she pleased.

The bathroom was a big, big let down. It was dirty!!. There was mildew around the window. There was dirty grout and a lot missing from around the sink. The grouting down the wall side of the bath was disgusting. There was part of the bath panel missing. The floor was dirty. There is charm and character and there is dirt. It was obvious that this had not just appeared overnight and it had been some time since a good deep clean. - The owners may disagree but it was there as clear as day to see and the photographs we took show it in all its glory.

The handrail on the side of the stairs was loose at the top fastening - just a minor point but still you don't want to be holding on to that too tightly when descending the stairs especially in the middle of the night.

The garden though looking very tranquil and an ideal place to sit out and relax is anything but. The large boundary wall actually is next to the main road in and out of Appleby, which became an issue with road noise especially when the Bank Holiday finished and the large articulated lorries resumed as well as the local commuters. Quiet and peaceful - certainly not.

Having read the previous reviews and the guest book about this property I cannot believe we are talking about the same cottage!!!!

I know these places have to be cleaned ready for the next guests but there is a vast difference between just giving a place a wipe and sweep and actually doing some serious cleaning.

You will not be surprised to hear that we cut short our 1 week break and returned home 3 days early. That will now give the owners time to do a deep clean prior to the next guests(which of course will be at our expense as any partial refund has been refused - no surprise there really!!!!)

Needless to say we will NOT be returning

4 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 2 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 2 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
1 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
2 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Beds were comfortable
Liked least: The Bathroom
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Shirley D
Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Beautiful,comfortable and friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We stayed at Jasmine Cottage for just under a week, we had a lovely stay,the cottage was very clean and comfortable and very well equipped. The owners were very friendly and welcomed us with a lovely cake(thank you)the locals were very friendly and chatty, lovely walks and a great pub along the road called the Royal Oak,lovely food and dog friendly(even had a doggy menu). We will certainly come back to Appleby again and certainly stay again at jasmine cottage.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The lovely comfortable beds and the friendly people
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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 this review helpful? Yes
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Christine...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delightful and relaxing.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014
1
person found this review helpful

This is a beautiful cottage; very well equipped and maintained. Everything you could need for a relaxing and peaceful holiday. Well situated for walks or casual strolls. Plus the advantage of owners close by. Shops, Public House serving meals, and Churches within easy access.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The calm, peaceful atmoshpere and beautiful surroundings, plus the friendly helpful owners and the fact that my dog was also made very welcome.
Liked least: That I couldn't stay longer
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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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Lisa1804
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Relaxing stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Both I and my partner thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful, well equipped cottage. Stephen and Vivien where happy to help with anything needed. Great location and a nice surprise to have a cake waiting for us on our arrival. We will be returning in the new year. THANKYOU

5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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