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Eller How House
Sitting room
A selection of books and games available in the sitting room
the sitting room
the dining area from the kitchen
The spacious entrance hall
a corner of the first floor bedroom with a view to the balcony
first floor bedroom
first floor bedroom
ensuite with roll top bath
ground floor twin bedroom ( zip-link beds)
ground floor double bedroom
The view from the first floor balcony
the driveway past the lake
courtyard seating area
one of the woodland walks
the balcony to the master bedroom
courtyard parking to the side of the house
Eller How House across the ice during a recent snowy Christmas
Eller How House
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Newby Bridge, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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“Charming 19th century conversion, with lovely garden”
Reviewed 9 October 2011 for a stay in September 2011

The service was very good in that the property was clean, well presented, and the hosts were a helpful, quiet and pleasant couple who left a welcome gift on arrival. Milk and tea etc were there for the first night which was nice, although I have stayed at properties with this kind of star rating that provide foodstuffs, e.g. bread and cereal (allowances are made on the basis this property would comfortable sleep at least 6 so that might be impractical).

In terms of service, a webpage describing the property in greater detail, with photos, location and local ammenities would have been helpful, as third party websites often contain little real detail. The hosts did offer to locate information that might be of interest though, before and during the booking.

The property is an attractive 19th century house, sympathetically converted.I was unable to get a mobile phone signal on O2 without walking to the end of the long drive though. No internet access, although I understand the hosts are looking to provide this (Internet is helpful for getting the latest offers and information on local attractions). Information leaflets are provided on most local attractions.

Some minor niggles are an electric hob - personally I hate the lack of control and resultant cleaning, prefer an induction hob much easier to cook with and clean (safer as well), and the clockwork microwave oven - hard to judge warming baby food exactly with those. Tap tended to splash a bit off the island.

Kitchen was of modern design and had lots of utensils etc though. No problem with hot water as a substantial boiler fitted. There is a nice relaxation area upstairs, a combination of study and large lounge.

I liked the extensive gardens very much as I am not a fan of overformality. Although it was a little sad that some features were overgrown/ in disrepair, it did make it a little more of a discovery experience, especially for children. You need to be a responsible parent as some water areas are not that fenced off.

Location was good enough to explore the lake area by car. We didn't use public transport although locals said there was some nearby. You could cycle if you don't mind hills. It is an ideal, quiet, location for those who want a bit of exercise in a scenic location - it is a national park area after all, so no theme parks!

In essence the house was a little overbudget for a couple with kids so out of season, it would make more sense for two or more couples sharing the cost. We were lucky with the weather though, so enjoyed our stay.

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Liked best: Quality of accomodation, location
Liked least: Lack of comms (Needed medical care and had to walk).
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Oct 2011
Thank-you for sending a review of Eller How House, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We take any comments seriously and always act promptly to try and solve any problems.
We have now bought a PAYG Virgin network mobile phone for guest's use, most networks appear to have a signal, but if yours doesn't just let us know. We hope to have internet up and running soon, any problems, we are next door so come and use ours.
When we selected kitchen appliances we took advice and chose those which were easiest to use and durable, we will take on board your comments when it comes to replacing them. We have variable water pressure which can cause some taps to splash when pressure is high, we can turn it down if it causes you a problem.
Eller How House is set in twelve acres of woodland with some ruined features. Since moving here we have begun a program of renovation, the paths to the walks are now all passable, we have renovated one of the 'viewpoint' buildings which can now be used for drinks or barbequing and this year has seen the construction of a new rustic bridge on one of the walks. We are trying to keep the atmosphere of romance to the estate.
Pricewise the cost is comparable with similar properties in the area which are let for holidays.
We will collect feedback about leaving 'breakfast'food for guests as this is not something which has been brought to our attention before. We will keep you posted!
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