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“Beautiful cottage, brilliant location”
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Review of Ashes Cottage

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Looking up to the cottage from the bottom lawn across the pond and rockery
Large family bathroom
Spacious shower cubicle and underfloor heating
Cosy  log fire - first logs provided
Large lounge with open fire, TV and door out to patio.
Half of the lounge with views out across the patio and fields beyond
A fully equipped kitchen with a wall mounted TV and pretty view
Keep an eye on the neighbouring sheep as you cook!
The master bedroom with comfy super king sized bed
The twin room overlooks the garden and fields beyond
The view from the master bedroom
Beautifully landscaped garden
The front door with garage showing to the right
Plenty of off road parking for at least 3 cars
More? in Staveley for your morning croissants and picnic supplies
Hawkshead Brewery is situated in Mill Yard, Stavelely, a 10 minute walk away
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Staveley, Kendal, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Angela K
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Beautiful cottage, brilliant location”
Reviewed 7 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Ashes cottage was beautiful. Lovely big bedrooms, crisp white bedding, very clean, newly decorated, all with views over fields and hills. We had lambs springing about in the fields making it extra special during our stay. Kitchen had everything we needed to cook a big family meal with a mix of local produce from the farm shop and Sainsbury’s, which delivered our online shop to the cottage. We walked across the fields into Staveley to eat at the Eagle & Child two evenings during our stay. Our 3 kids loved it (aged 12,10,6) with its roaring fires and brilliant decor fuelling an eye-spy marathon! The Hawkshead Brewery was very cool, and Wilfs breakfast a big hit - all just in Staveley! The other great thing about this village in Kendal is that you are just 10 minutes from the wonder of Windermere. If like us your kids are looking to recreate Swallows and Amazons, with boat trips, fell walking and proper countryside then this was a great base. Only down side was we didn’t stay long enough!

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Management Response
8 Apr 2018
Thank you for your lovely review. I’m so glad you a good stay and enough dry weather to recreate the Swallows and Amazons adventures! I look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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ihtagg
Harwell, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely cottage”
Reviewed 14 January 2018 for a stay in January 2018

We spent a lovely week in Ashes Cottage over New Year it is an amazing place with every thought to detail - I would happily book again
Thank you

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Management Response
19 Jan 2018
Thanks for the review, I'm glad you had a good New Year's Break and hope to welcome you back another time.
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Charlie36...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect mix of modern and traditional”
Reviewed 29 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

This place had everything we were looking for in a weekend away. It is in a lovely quiet rural setting with beautiful views from every window. The fields of sheep and the snow capped fells were a particular delight. The cottage also has a nice traditional feel but has been recently and tasteful refurbished. The underfloor heating in the bathroom and the large, comfy beds were very welcome.
Although there are nearby neighbours you are barely aware of them as the windows don't overlook them.
It was flooding in the Lake District when we went but we had no problems accessing the house and the surrounding roads seemed high enough to stay dry.
It was very quick to get to Windermere and Kendal from here and there are loads of great local pubs, the Eagle and Child in Staveley is within walking distance and did great food.
The property owner was also very friendly and quick to reply to emails.

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Management Response
11 Dec 2017
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that the new bathroom was appreciated. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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Kate H
1 review
“What a perfect cottage for a Lake District holiday”
Reviewed 17 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We had a fantastic week at Ashes cottage in May 2017. The cottage itself was perfect, picture postcard views from every window, a well appointed kitchen, light and airy living room, comfortable beds and a bright and sunny patio. The location is great, a short walk over the hills to Staveley with it's Brewery (serving delicious food and ale) and the More? Artisan bakery, which was far too tempting for just one visit. The location was also perfect for visiting the lakes, not far from Windermere and Kendal, we ventured off on several trips around the lake district. We'll be certain to make a return visit. Thank you.

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Management Response
23 May 2017
Dear Kate thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Bex D
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Light, airy, spacious, immaculate and well equipped cottage.”
Reviewed 21 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This is a stunning cottage which was a fabulous base for traveling around the region. The owners were super helpful and kind. we could have just hung out at the cottage though as the views were spectacular.
Nearby Staveley has all the basics you need and a cool brewery.
The only reason I couldn't give 5/5 for everything was that I reckon I wouldn't want an adult to sleep on the single beds (they could do with new mattresses). Also maybe we were being dumb, but we often ran out of hot water for showers. Overall would definitely return.

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Management Response
22 Aug 2016
Thanks for taking the time to review Ashes Cottage and I'm glad you liked it. We have recently had an electrictian look at the hot water and this is now working properly. I will take a look at the mattresses but they are less than a year old so I'm disappointed to hear they may be uncomfortable. Many thanks for the feedback.
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JBTS1
Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful cottage surrounded by spectacular countryside”
Reviewed 8 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Our friends visited from Canada and wanted a long weekend in the lakes. The cottage is situated about 15 minutes walk across fields (great fun walking back in the dark) from the village of Staveley. From the village there was a fabulous walk to Brunt Knott with stunning views well worth the climb. The village pub, Eagle and Child has a good atmosphere and serves excellent food. The cottage is well equipped with all home comforts, we could not have wished for a better place to stay and did not want for anything. Would definitely book again and will recommend to friends. Thank you Liz and family we had an amazing time. Jane

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Management Response
10 Aug 2016
Hi Jane thank you very much for taking the time to write to a review. I'm glad you had a great stay and look forward to welcoming you back another time. All the best, Liz
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Wayne88
Jerusalem
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect Ashes Cottage”
Reviewed 2 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Ashes cottage is surrounded by pure beauty. It is only a 10 minute drive from lake Windermere, and is within walking distance of the village Stavely. Out of its windows you have postcard views of the green valleys (as well the sheep). Inside, you are treated to 5 star luxury, with absolutely everything provided, including wood for the fireplace, charcoal for the BBQ, and board games to play on a rainy day (fortunately we didn't have too many of those). The rooms are warm and bright, with deep carpets and the beds are very comfortable, and there's plenty storage space. It is also immaculately clean.
Andy, who lives close by is a wealth of information, is fun to talk to, and goes out of his way to make the stay more enjoyable.
Highly recommended!

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Management Response
3 Aug 2016
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back another time. Best wishes.
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