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  • *****
    Had a lovely stay at Whitbarrow. We have been in the pool every day.A comfy and cosy house.

    — The Gresleys, 04 Jan 2019
  • *****
    Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely house-we all(8yrs to 70yrs) enjoyed it.

    — The Spiveys, 29 Dec 2018
  • *****
    A lovely comfortable house.Excellent gym and pool facilities.A great place to explore the northern Lakes.
    Thank you

    — Ann Dearing, 03 Dec 2018
  • *****
    A lovely 4 days spent at the cottage. Clean, comfortable and peaceful. Stephanie is so helpful.
    Wonderful break away. Cottage is clean, comfortable and homely. Stephanie, the owner, is very helpful and gets back to you straight away. The twin beds had new mattresses which were extremely comfortable. Facilities on site are plentiful and our children used the pool each day. An excellent base for exploring the Lake District. Perhaps for next time a new frying pan as the one we used isn’t none stick so there were a few cooking disasters!!! This is only a minor thing though. Can’t wait to come again in warmer weather.
    Review Submitted: 6 Nov 2018 | Stayed: October 2018

    — Cathy, 06 Nov 2018
  • ***** Stayed Nov 2018
    Ann D.
    A lovely, well equipped house in beautiful surroundings. The pool and hotel facilities were an added extra . A great weekend away.

    Submitted 13 Dec 2018

    — Ann, 01 Nov 2018

  • Fantastic find!
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Fantastic little cottage. Very clean and well equipped. Very comfortable for our party of 3 adults and 3 kids. Great site too with activities on offer, brilliant for the kids. Site is well kept and quiet. Plenty of stuff to do in the surrounding areas. We didn’t want to come home!
    Stephanie very easy to deal with, and quick on replying to messages.

    Definitely worth a stay, we hope to be back!

    Date of arrival
    18 August 2018

    — Anna, 24 Aug 2018

  • Fantastic
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    The cottage is in the lovely little hoseasons village of whitbarrow and is perfect. Absolutely brilliant little base for us for a family holiday. Well equipped, clean, cosy. We had a small issue with the gas cooker during our stay but both reception at the village and Mrs. Smith, the cottage owner were very helpful and fast at resolving this. The owner is lovely and friendly and responded quickly to any messages we sent. The village staff are all great too.
    There is so much to do on site, swimming, archery, golf, gym, crafts, survival skills, we even spent a morning playing a 'crystal maze' style family adventure game which was fantastic and all activities on site are free. The whole complex is ruled over by a fab flock of friendly ducks who soon learned that my kids would feed them and followed us around. The memory of my 4 year old sat outside our cottage, feeding a duckling from her hand will stay with me forever.

    The village is perfectly situated for the lakes, castlerigg stone circle, aira force, everything. You won't be short of things to do. We'd come back here in a heartbeat.
    Date of Arrival 11th August 2018

    — Rasmus Hassan, 18 Aug 2018
  • ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Lovely, clean home. Had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. Excellent facilities. We ll definitely be back to Mallard Cottage
    Lovely home, fantastic holiday!

    — Kay, 30 Jun 2018
  • *****
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mallard Cottage. The cottage is really well maintained and Stephanie went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed for our stay (including stairgates as we travelled with our children). The cottage is well-equipped with all you would need for self-catering. The village has great facilities, with special mention to the room near the bar which has a section for children to play and also table tennis. Really well positioned between Keswick and Penrith. We would not hesitate to book again.

    Thank you very much.Lovely review.So pleased you had such a good time.
    Kind regards Stephanie

    — Melanie Park, 18 Apr 2018
  • An ideal haven
    5 of 5 Stars
    We arrived in a snowstorm and were so pleased that the heating had already been turned on for us and then pleasantly surprised how well equipped Mallard Cottage was. It proved an ideal haven for our short but strenuous visit to the Lakes.

    Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018 Date of Stay: February 2018

    — Kit E, 16 Feb 2018
  • ***** stars
    Mallard cottage is clean cosy and we'll presented.Whitbarrow Village , Berrier, CA11 0XB, United Kingdom
    Date of Stay
    16 Nov 2017
    Helpful votes: 0/0
    We had a great stay enjoyed the surroundings and facilities. Served us well as a much needed break.
    My Response

    Thank you Deborah for taking the time to write such a lovely review.So pleased you enjoyed your visit to Mallard Cottage.

    — Deborah K. , 20 Nov 2017
  • *****stars
    Beautiful holiday homeWhitbarrow Village , Berrier, CA11 0XB, United Kingdom
    Date of Stay
    1 Nov 2017
    Helpful votes: 0/0
    Lovely holiday home with fantastic facilities and ideally situated
    My Response

    Thank you Louise ,so much ,for taking the time to write such a lovely review.So pleased you enjoyed your stay in our holiday home and used the excellent facilities.

    — Loiuse P, 04 Nov 2017
  • ***** stars
    Lovely stay!Whitbarrow Village , Berrier, CA11 0XB, United Kingdom
    Date of Stay
    16 Sep 2017
    Helpful votes: 0/0
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it was lovely to re-acquaint ourselves with the area (especially Penrith). The house was comfortable and clean and the only slight issue was the lack of wifi. This wasn't really a problem for us but might be for some people. We would be happy to come back in the future.
    My Response

    Hello Janice.Thank you for taking the time to write a review,It's always appreciated. Very pleased you had a good stay and caught up on old times. The WiFi has been an ongoing issue ever since I bought the property.We have to wait until the whole village can be provided with Broadband,by Seasons.Queried many times but they are still in discussions.As you will know there is always access in the main reception,bar etc. Thanks again,would be lovely to see you in the future. Stephanie PS 27/10/17.Hoorah,WiFi has arrived.

    — Janis N, 01 Oct 2017
  • ***** Stars
    Brilliant facilitiesWhitbarrow Village , Berrier, CA11 0XB, United Kingdom
    Date of Stay
    28 Jun 2017
    Helpful votes: 0/0
    Fab place great for exploring the lakes
    My Response

    Thank you Fiona for taking the time to write the review.Very pleased you enjoyed your time in our cottage and the Lakes.Hope to see you again in the future.
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    — Fiona H, 02 Jul 2017
  • ***** Stars
    Beautiful property and locationWhitbarrow Village , Berrier, CA11 0XB, United Kingdom
    Date of Stay
    19 May 2017
    Helpful votes: 0/0
    I was so impressed with this property. The location, size and cleanliness was perfect. I will definitely be staying here again and the rest of my family feel the same.
    My Response

    Thank you so much Rebecca for such a lovely review.So pleased you enjoyed your holiday so much.Looking forward to seeing you again.

    — Rebecca J, 02 Jul 2017
  • ***** Stars
    Exceeded expectationsWhitbarrow Village , Berrier, CA11 0XB, United Kingdom
    Date of Stay
    1 Jun 2017
    Helpful votes: 0/0
    Clean, modern accommodation with all mod cons on a delightful complex with many facilities. Had a fantastic couple of days away.
    My Response

    Thank you Gary for such a super review.Pleased you enjoyed your stay in our cottage,the facilities and your cycling.

    — Gary A, 09 Jun 2017
  • **** Stars
    Lovely site with good facilities.Whitbarrow Village , Berrier, CA11 0XB, United Kingdom
    Date of Stay
    31 Mar 2017
    Helpful votes: 0/0
    Accommodation very well equipped and comfortable. Owner very helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely return.
    My Response

    Thank you Rachel for taking the time to write such a pleasant review.So pleased your family enjoyed your holiday.
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    — Rachel W, 06 Apr 2017
  • ***** Stars
    Lovely home away from home.Whitbarrow Village , Berrier, CA11 0XB, United Kingdom
    Date of Stay
    10 Feb 2017
    Helpful votes: 0/0
    Great place. Lovely pool and games room. House was perfect and location superb.
    My Response

    Thank you for such a good review.So pleased you enjoyed my little cottage and surrounding amenities.
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    — Katie F, 24 Feb 2017
  • ***** Stars
    Home away from home!!!Whitbarrow Village , Berrier, CA11 0XB, United Kingdom
    Date of Stay
    21 Dec 2016
    Helpful votes: 1/0
    It was a well spent winter break.Choosing Cumbria in Dec was tricky with the unsteady weather and all.But the resort was a welcome surprise.We were lucky to have good weather.We managed to do out doors more during the day and kept ourselves entertained in the resort in the evenings.Keswick is a very quaint village with beautiful restaurants and lovely town center.The restaurant at the resort goes without saying.They had a generous menu both dinner and for bfast.The amenities in the resort for children like the swimming pool,table tennis and just playing around the area were fun.Stephanie our host was very warm and is very approachable for any quieries.She had provided board games in the cottage which sadly we discovered just the day before.Payments were prompt and the cottage was impeccably clean.We enjoyed our stay till Xmas.We will come back for sure and recommend this to any age group and families who want a quiet holiday away.Internet can be a downer if i have anything to point out.other wise it was a perfect dream holiday.Thank you Stephanie!!!
    My Response

    Thank you so much for such a lovely review.So pleased you had such a lovely Xmas in my lovely cottage. There is Wifi in the main reception area , bar etc and occasionally it does reach the cottage(but not often).Have queried with the complex but they have no plans to introduce to the whole village.Actually ,I often have comments,especially when travelling with teenagers,that once they get over their withdrawal symptoms,they forget all about it and just get on and enjoy their holiday without it. Thank you again
    PS WiFi arrived October 2017.Sure many teenagers will be delighted.
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    — Anupama , 08 Feb 2017
  • ***** Stars
    Schoon en gezellig huisWhitbarrow Village , Berrier, CA11 0XB, United Kingdom
    Date of Stay
    15 Jul 2016
    Helpful votes: 0/0
    We hebben hier met onze 6 jonge kinderen gezeten. Het was een fijn en gezellig huis. Leuk zwembad en je kan heerlijk eten in het restaurant op het park. De eigenaresse is een hele vriendelijke vrouw die je emails en vragen snel beantwoord! Wij hebben het fantastisch gehad!
    My Response

    Translated from Dutch as:-Title."Clean and Cosy home" "We have been sitting here with our six young children. It was a nice and cozy home. Nice pool and you can delicious food in the restaurant at the park. The owner is a very friendly woman who your emails and questions answered quickly! We had a blast!" .Delighted you enjoyed your holiday in our lovely cottage.Thank you very much for such a nice review
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    — MJV, 20 Nov 2016
  • ***** Stars
    Lovely property in an ideal locationWhitbarrow Village , Berrier, CA11 0XB, United Kingdom
    Date of Stay
    5 Sep 2016
    Helpful votes: 0/0
    We stayed here with our 2 grandchildren (9 and 6) for a short break as they had an extended school holiday. The house is well equipped, beautifully clean and in an ideal location. The children loved the pool and enjoyed the playground and crazy golf. Being only a short drive from such beautiful scenery we spent some lovely days walking/climbing the hills. We were very lucky to have really great weather and the children paddled in the streams and lakes. The restaurant serves great food and all the staff are very friendly. I imagine that if we had been there during August there would have been more children around, but we appreciated the peace and quiet of the village. The two of us will definitely consider returning on our own in the future. Thank you Stephanie for allowing us to stay in your lovely home.
    My Response

    Thank you Sandy for such a lovely informative review.Look forward to you staying again.

    — Sandy S, 12 Sep 2016
  • ***** Stars
    Location location locationWhitbarrow Village , Berrier, CA11 0XB, United Kingdom
    Date of Stay
    29 Apr 2016
    Helpful votes: 2/0
    We booked this cottage through owners direct to head to the lakes for my mothers birthday, we stayed 29 April to the 2 May 2016. Unfortunately it had snowed on the Thursday and so we were apprehensive about the visit due to the weather conditions, all of that was wiped away on the journey to Whitbarrow. The mountains covered in snow looked stunning. The cottage is delightful it is very comfortable and extremely clean and the view from the balcony is priceless overlooking the hills. One morning there was a duck and her ducklings waddling down the road in front of the cottage and later that morning there was a grouse and a pheasant on the grass verge outside the back, these sights are not our usual views from our offices in the city of Manchester, it was very exciting for our young boys. The location of the cottage on the village resort is perfect it is nice and quiet and if you have young children it is great to just open the back door and walk a few hundred years to the park and crazy golf. The whole village is exceptionally clean and the staff were helpful. The cottage is well equipped with all you could need including a travel cot and high chair for small children. The swimming pool area is lovely, nice and warm with a small splash pool for children. I can not speak highly enough of this cottage and it is an added bonus that Stephanie the owner is very pleasant and communicates immediately. We would highly recommend, thank you Stephanie for allowing us to share your lovely cottage.
    My Response

    Thank you Claire for such a lovely review.So pleased you enjoyed the cottage and surrounding glorious Lakeland so much.Hope to see you again in the future.
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    — Clare H, 04 May 2016
  • *****Stars
    Very comfortableWhitbarrow Village , Berrier, CA11 0XB, United Kingdom
    Date of Stay
    2 Apr 2016
    Helpful votes: 1/0
    Very comfortable, all necessary amenities and access to hotel, spa etc very good. Great base to enjoy Lakes and Hadrian's Wall.
    My Response

    Thank you for your review.Really appreciated

    — Phillip B, 04 May 2016

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