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“Above and beyond”
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Main open plan living area
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7 reviews
Main open plan living area
Kitchen area
Master bedroom (downstairs), main bathroom directly opposite.
Main bathroom with large Castello bath
Upstairs hayloft bedroom. Can be made into twin beds.
Walk in shower room on ground floor beneath the hayloft bedroom
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Embleton, Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Fergus E
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Above and beyond”
Reviewed 18 July 2018 for a stay in June 2018

Stayed here last month with a group of friends and as the title suggests, Mark and Rachel really went to great lengths to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Great location and great property which believe it or not looks even better in person. Welcome hamper was lovely too.

Really don't have a bad word to say about it and I can't recommend it enough!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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diane593
England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Partners 50th birthday suprise”
Reviewed 9 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Beautiful location for exploring the surrounding area. The barn itself was stunning and stylish could not fault anything. The kitchen was fully equipped better than mine at home! The bedrooms where beautifully decorated in keeping with the barn fresh towels and bathrobes. Both bathrooms are amazing. The open plan living area was just fabulous for socialising for our family of 8 we also had use of the new barn extention for two people as well which was faultless in features and decor. It has an outside hot tub which added to the luxury of the weekend. The owners Mark and Rachel are passionate about people and they committed to making your stay memorable, relaxing and home from home.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Aug 2017
Thanks for your kind words Diane. So glad you had a special surprise 50th for Stuart with all the family.
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Travelwit...
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay!”
Reviewed 16 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We were lucky enough to spend five days of our honeymoon at the Lazy Fish & were bowled over by the barn and all the thoughtful details. It is spacious and yet homely and cosy at the same time, with lovely touches like a reading hammock, throws and bean bags to cosy up near the log burner, the world's largest bath, a hot tub and a very generous welcome hamper including yummy brownies, champagne & bacon and eggs. Situated in a lovely quiet corner of the Lake District & with friendly and accommodating hosts - highly recommended!

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Sarah28M
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Stunning barn in a a beautiful location”
Reviewed 23 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

It was a real treat to stay at The Lazy Fish, it is so thoughtfully equipped, Rachel and Mark have thought of everything! The extra touches such as the yummy brownies and the toys for the kids made a real difference. We had a wonderful family holiday and have already booked our return.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Feb 2017
So glad you enjoyed your stay here Sarah, see you later in the year!
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ecarrick2...
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing barn”
Reviewed 19 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

This is a great place to spend your time when visiting the lakes. I have been twice now and will definitely go back again. Beautiful conversion and great location for some good walks

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Management Response
20 Feb 2017
Thanks Emma, we look forward to welcoming you here again.
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tourist19...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Luxurious holiday cottage”
Reviewed 18 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

This place is incredible, I would highly recommend it. We stayed here for a short break over New Year and really didn't want to leave at the end. It is a converted barn which is very comfortable inside and finished to a very high level of quality. There's a massive stove in the middle (logs are provided) and a hot tub outside. The place is stuffed with books, games and DVDs if it's a rainy day or there are some lovely walks in the surrounding area. The owners Rachel and Mark are lovely, and there is a great welcome hamper when you get there (home made brownies and champagne were just a couple of the items!). I would definitely visit again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Andrew L
London
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A cosy and contemporary base to explore the Western Lakes”
Reviewed 21 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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The Lazy Fish is a roomy modern barn conversion with none of the chintz and all of the comforts. Perfect for a small family or two couples (the bedrooms are distant enough for peace/privacy).

There are so many highlights: the enormous open-plan living/eating space; the huge bath; the first-floor relaxing/reading nooks; the easy-to-use central woodburner that keeps the whole house warm, whatever the weather. (Along with the underfloor heating.)

There are good books everywhere, and the kitchen is loaded with equipment, which makes self-catering less of a hand-to-mouth chore. And if you don't fancy cooking there are two fantastic restaurants barely ten minutes' drive away. (The Pheasant Inn – rustic but good food; the brasserie at The Lakes Distillery – brisk and contemporary but again, excellent food.)

It's also close to Kendal and Whinlatter Forest (fantastic for walking/cycling) and, in warmer weather, would be the perfect strike-out spot for the coast.

The owners were friendly and flexible about the arrangements – including a slight last-minute change of plan.

One of those gem places that you will mark out for a repeat stay within half an hour of arrival. Loved it!

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Liked best: The bath!
Liked least: Slow wifi – but that's par for the course in the Lakes :(
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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