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“Bills Rest at the Cottage”
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Private Courtyard with BBQ, Chiminea and  Garden Furniture
Roaring AGA Logburner and Multifuel Stove
Sitting Room with Log burner
Champagne in the Courtyard
Moors above Brough
Complimentary Welcome Basket
Easily accessible and a Central Location
Brough Castle
Courtyard with Gas BBQ and Patio Set
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Brough, Eden District, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Amy P
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bills Rest at the Cottage”
Reviewed 7 January 2018 for a stay in January 2018
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We had a lovely stay at your cottage. The shower was the only thing that was a bit temperamental but other than that, gorgeous home.

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Management Response
8 Jan 2018
Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, and we plan to upgrade the shower soon.
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GillCalla...
Fleetwood, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem!!!”
Reviewed 3 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017

We stayed at this property for New Years Eve (3 nights) and had THE most amazing time! Upon arrival we found that the owners had left us an amazing welcome pack & Christmas card (for which we were really grateful), there was even a Christmas tree and decorations! The fire was built and ‘ready to go’, which was great as we are complete amateurs in this area!

The property was spotlessly clean throughout, the bedding smelt completely fresh and there were so many bits and bobs that we needn’t have brought as they had literally thought of everything and catered for it. Not just pots and pans but a steamer (which I nearly brought and am glad I didn’t!), all shapes and sizes of spotlessly clean cooking trays, Pyrex etc. The grill pan had already been lined with foil, again, looking like brand new! Kitchen roll, drinking straws, dishwasher tabs, even the blue parking cards you need to park in the towns...you name it, it was there! The next door neighbour was a really nice guy too!
Having tasted coffee from a Tassimo which was very kindly provided (plus various pods) we have already purchased one upon our return home!

Given it was New Year and storm (Dilan?!) encroached, we didn’t do much walking/ exploring on foot with our three & five year old. There is a shop literally 30 seconds walk from the property which is very reasonably priced.

Our first ‘adventure’ was Lowther Castle, we chose this because friends had shown us photos of the play area and we like to view old properties, we had booked this in advance and have to say it was a bit of a let down! The play area was closed due to ice and wind (fair enough, you can’t predict the weather and safety first etc!), the grounds were nice and what you would pretty much expect during winter but the ‘castle’ itself just wasn’t worth the money...a few rooms with mainly LOTS of things to read rather than see - not possible with young children completely uninterested/ unable to read most of it. The remains were nice though I certainly wouldn’t go back there!

So, we decided we couldn’t go without seeing Brough castle, even though it was going dark and it was very cold and I’m so glad we didn’t! Looking at it atop the hill (and still feeling the disappointment from Lowther) it didn’t seem like it would amount to much, how wrong were we though?!
It was fantastic! Lots to see, even an unexpected miniature version of Lowther play
area and the boys loved thinking ‘they were in a dungeon’ (be careful though in the castle itself though, there are a few places they could fall from if left to go around corners unwatched! DEFINIETLY worth a visit!

There was plenty info left in the cottage for places to visit and we will DEFINITELY be returning to Bills Rest to explore these places in the very near future.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Jan 2018
Wow what a helpful review!, thank you so much for your kind comments, we strive to think of the unexpected and are so pleased when our guest have such a nice stay, we wound love to have you stay again soon.

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Bill’s Rest,
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Dualrange...
Yorkshire
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Well Located Home from Home”
Reviewed 16 December 2017 for a stay in November 2017

We booked a four day break at this well appointed and managed property. The property is located on the main street in Brough (Cumbria) with a number of local amenities close to hand. The cottage has been expertly renovated to a high standard with every possible comfort catered for and is ideal for both short and longer stays. While the weather was extremely cold during our visit, the cottage was cosy with the lounge wood burner a welcome addition. The property was well equipped and the welcome pack was very much appreciated. There was a 'one stop' shop opposite the property to top up on supplies. The property is ideally located for visiting the North and South Lakes and into the Yorkshire Dales. The nearest town is Kirkby Stephen where there is plenty of 'coffee' restaurants and takeaways. While we visited many locations over the visit, our favourite was Kennedy's Chocolate Factory and café in the village of Orton. This is only a short drive and well worth it. The vast amount of local information and recommendations provided at the cottage enabled us to make full use of the time we were there. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we would have no hesitation in recommending this property to both couples and families.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Dec 2017
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found lots of the many interesting places around to visit.
Also thank you so much for leaving our cottage so beautifully clean and your recommendation
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gary m
burnley
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“perfect little cottage, attention to detail brilliant”
Reviewed 13 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017

Bills cottage is located on the main street in brough, easy walking distance to pubs and eateries, also walking distance to castle ruins. the owners have covered every detail, even leaving milk, butter etc in the fridge.the cottage was immaculately clean on arrival and very cosy once I got the hang of the log burner!!
We only stayed for the weekend so we didn't get time to explore enough of this beautiful area, next time we will stay a bit longer, (there will be a next time!!)
the back area was perfect for our dog too
gary meakin

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Dec 2017
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and welcome you back anytime
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alloverTr...
uk
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Absolutely fabulous cottage in an ideal location.”
Reviewed 30 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

The cottage was a dream from start to finish. Clean, modern with all amenities. Paul lays on little touches that make it even better that give you an indication he appreciates his guests.
Everything you need from food, drink and fantastic walks are nearby.
Our little Jack Russell settled straight in without fretting so this was an added bonus as well. Little extras for her was a lovely touch.
Thanks Paul.
Highly recommended everyone.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Nov 2017
Thanks for the review and recommendation......glad you enjoyed your visit to Bills Rest and for looking after it so well
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JaneNorth...
North of England
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Home from home!!”
Reviewed 28 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

We have just spent a few days in this cottage .Considering you can take dogs it was very clean and well equipped ( dog bowls and towel was a nice touch ! )
The welcoming basket was nice considering we had forgot to bring milk!
The location is very handy for Kirby Stephen and I would recommend a visit to the High Falls which is about a 30 min drive .
I would recommend a visit to The Bay Horse Pub in the nearly village of Winton and also to eat one night at the Inn at Brough which is a 5 min walk from the cottage .
There is also a chippy nearby by and a village shop which sells most things so you can’t go wrong!
I would definitely recommend this place to stay for the location and the fact that everywhere is dog friendly!!

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Management Response
5 Nov 2017
Thanks for the lovely review....so pleased you enjoyed your stay and looked after our cottage so well....always welcome to return
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Passenger...
1 review
“Perfect little cottage”
Reviewed 15 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Perfect little cottage, warm, cosy and very well equipped with everything we could have wished for (including board games and DVDs to entertain the kids on a rainy day!). We had a lovely stay and would definitely visit again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Oct 2017
Thanks for the great review,we are happy you enjoyed your stay and would love for you to stay again...also big thanks for leaving our cottage so clean and tidy
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