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Farmhouse -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Boot, Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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lynn.gilm...
Whitehaven UK
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Unique character cottage blending old and new superbly”
Reviewed 5 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Had a fantastic weekend at this unique property, it dates from 1730 and has undergone a fantastic renovation keeping as much of the original interior as possible whilst,throwing in 21 century amenities And the location and views... really need to be seen to be believed and regardless of the weather sitting in the glass addition to the building is a pleasure

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Liked best: All of it
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Donna C
York, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic weekend with friends”
Reviewed 15 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Just spent another fantastic weekend with friends at church house
This was our third stay at the house and we all love it - the house is amazing
I can't recommend it enough from the living room with the huge open fire - store room full of logs provided to the separate TV room for the men to watch sport so the girls don't have too ! Fully equipped kitchen with everything you need and great conservatory dinning room the house is just fabulous we will be going back for the fourth time next year

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Liked best: Everthing
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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Margaret...
Hamilton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous place to stay”
Reviewed 5 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Fantastic house in a fantastic area. Everything you could ever need is here in this house, even a flask to take out when you go walking. Cosy interior with even cosier beds. A BIG THANK YOU to the owner for making the house so perfect.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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Gareth B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
“Simply Stunning!”
Reviewed 20 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We walked past this property in the summer whilst camping at Fisherground and immediately said to each other, 'wouldn't it be amazing if we could come back and stay there?'. So we did!
The cottage is in a beautiful location with walks straight from the door both up the fells and along the river. The accommodation has everything you need and more with a superbly equipped kitchen and several comfy living spaces. Complimentary logs means you can enjoy the fire every night. The dry room is really useful for when the kids and dog fall off the stepping stones at the church!
The Eskdale valley is amazing with views of Scafell, Hardknott and Harter Fell. Dalegarth Falls are a must see. Our favourite pub was the Boot Inn as the staff were exceptionally friendly, although the food in the Brook House Inn was good as well. Both dog friendly.
We will definitely be back.

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Liked best: The view from the conservatory
Liked least: blocked dishwasher
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Penny P
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fabulous as others have said”
Reviewed 5 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

The best cottage in the lakes we have stayed in. This was our first visit to this side of the park, which is much more remote than the standard fare in coniston, Ambleside and Keswick. There is not a whole lot going on in the vicinity if you want shops and attractions. There are however 3 very welcoming dog friendly pubs within walking distance and some excellent walking, whatever your level of fitness (we walked carrying 2 small children and were fund but more challenging walks were available. We did the tesco food delivery as recommended by others. The driver knows the area so no problems delivering.

We were 2 adults, a toddler, a baby and 2 dogs. The house was perfect for all. Well stocked kitchen with everything you'd have at home so you can properly cook. Everything is provided and is good quality, not the cheap tat you get in many rentals.

Bathrooms are very nice and towels and linens provided and again good quality. We had warm but wet December weather but the house was always the perfect temperature. The underfloor heating was just lovely.

There was plenty of room and lots of different places to sit to eat, read, watch the good tvs or just snooze. The garden is completely safe for dogs and this is the first time we've been away with them and I've not been fretting about them getting out.

We loved sitting in the snug and the conservatory in particular because of the views which are stunning.

A drive over the Hardknott pass is a must.

Thank you to the owner and her team for excellent attention to detail and care shown to customers. Can't wait to book again

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Donna C
York, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fabulous cottage fabulous location”
Reviewed 17 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Just returned from our second visit to church house we went with friends and will be going back again in the summer .
The weather wasn't great but the cottage with its huge log fire in the living room was fantastic just sat on an evening in front of the roaring log fire with a glass or two of wine .
The location is fantastic loads of walks and 2 pubs at the end of the lane .
probarly shudnt tell you how fanatastic the cottage an area is in case we can't get booked in again but I can't recommend it enough !

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Fiona P
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
“shusssh.... it's too good to share!”
Reviewed 3 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Fabulous. Idyllic location, and the cottage surpassed our expectations. Very generously kitted out for your every need in a beautiful and very comfortable style, even down to a towel for your dog. It was a pleasure to come back to after walking on the fells, and a wet day was almost a good excuse to stay in and curl up by the fire, or look out from the beautiful sun room out to the grand open vista opposite, with a good book and glass of wine. Good pubs nearby. Thoroughly recommend.
One negative comment, I was disappointed that it was advertised as sleeping 10, but only if you pay extra for the Bothy,which, at Easter prices already bumped up, this was quite steep, but they were helpful and accommodating.

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Liked best: luxurious in a superb location
Liked least: Some lumpy mattresses.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
8 Apr 2015
Enjoyed reading your lovely review for Church House; we pride ourselves in our review history! We like to keep refreshing and adding to the cottages at all times. Unfortunately the new mattresses that were purchased from Sealey Beds (made in Cumbria!)were delivered the wrong size, it's the family bedroom that was having an upgrade and we have been assured that after Easter our correct replacements will be ready for us to use. Also the Bothy is only available in the warmer summer months. We have now made extra clarification on our website...... Over and out, Didy and the Team!
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