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“very disappointing,not clean or well maintained,will not return.”

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Church Brow Cottage
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“very disappointing,not clean or well maintained,will not return.”
Reviewed 11 January 2011

Quirky cottage great location-stayed there when it first opened ,went back for a special treat and was terribly disappointed. Housekeeping poor, decorative order poor -soft furnishings not clean. Visitors book contained similar comments. We were not advised of essential maintenance which was ongoing. Not the standard of luxury we were expecting to find- an expensive mistake

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2010

We have just come back from a week at Church Brow Cottage and thoroughly enjoyed it. The cottage is amazing, as is the garden. The stairs are quite challenging but no problem for a short break. The cottage is slightly shabby but this makes it all the more comfortable in our opinion. A lovely open fire makes the evenings very cosy. Just hope you get some fine weather to enjoy eating in the open. There was a tremendous sense of privacy and quiet about the cottage, despite being close to one of the most popular tourist spots in the town.
Kirby Lonsdale was a revelation. An attractive, upmarket town with some very nice shops and places to eat. Best of the lot for food were Plato's and The Sun Inn. A decent chippy too. Booths supermarket is excellent for those who want to self-cater. A great cheese shop. The locals are very friendly.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Belper, Derbys
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Reviewed 17 February 2007

This is the second vivat property we've stayed in and it was just as perfect as the first. Although the paint on the stairs is a little 'tired and bashed' in places it is an excellent place to stay. The views are awesome and the fire really helped keep the place warm in the evening. The only word of caution is be aware of the stairs. Both flights are spiral and very, very narrow. My 6ft5in tall 50in chest fella literally got stuck!! It was also a long way to the toilet in the night!!!

Stayed February 2007
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Reviewed 7 July 2006

We chose Church Brow Cottage for a three night honeymoon in early December 05 - it was a wonderful place to be, unique, historical and beautifully furnished. The Vivat Trust has done an excellent job in renovating the property whilst retaining it's special character.

We enjoyed the quirky stone sprial staircase to the first floor living room and on up to the bedroom but be warned, its really quite tiny and you need to concentrate to navigate it at any speed! Being December we were able to enjoy lovely open fires and the location of the cottage meant we could very easily access the lovely town which was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Some people might not like the location of the cottage on the edge of the Churchyard but we found it peaceful (unsurprisingly!) and the main outlook was over the River Lune and the water meadows. Lovely easy walks from the door of the cottage and more adventurous walks within a very short drive.

We were very pleased with this special little cottage and will happily try other Vivat Trust properties in the future.

  • Stayed December 2005
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Reviewed 8 May 2006

This tiny cottage is one of the most delightful places I have ever stayed. Kirkby Lonsdale is a great little town, with excellent shops, and there are excellent walks all around, ranging from riverside strolls to lengthy tramps over the hills of the Yorkshire Dales and the Howgills.

Stayed May 2006
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Property: Church Brow Cottage
Address: Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2BB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Kirkby Lonsdale
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Ranked #3 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Kirkby Lonsdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 1
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Church Brow Cottage Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

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