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11 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24
Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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JohnO81_1...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
“A good house especially for large groups”
Reviewed 29 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012

The c;osest town is Cockermouth. There is a pub and restaurant (The Barn) a short drive but the road is busy and we would not have walked, even if the weather had been good. However the food at the restaurant was very good.

The house was ideal for children, plenty of space and the pool room was very popular.

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Liked best: That most of the bedrooms had en-suite toilets and washbasins
Liked least: The kitchen cupboards smelled musty and dishwashers needed cleaning/maintenance
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Beast_UK
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Large House, Great Furnishings, Ideal For Groups, Location Could Be Better”
Reviewed 22 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012

I stayed at the Big White House for my friends Stag do and was very impressed with the property. The furnishings where of a high quality and with around 11 bedrooms it comfortably sleeps 24 people. All bedrooms have at least two single beds with a toilet, sink and towels in each room. Some have bunk beds, and one room has a double bed. There are also three shower rooms two of which have a bath. The kitchen was well stocked with plates, cups, glasses, pans and utensils as well as everything you would expect in a 4 star self catering rental. The dining room was particularly impressive for me as it could seat pretty much everyone in one sitting and came complete with hot plates to keep the food warm for all the guests as well as a wine fridge. Outside there was a summer house, BBQ and a small lawn area to play ball games etc. There is parking available onsite for at least 8 vehicles which is great. As well as everything i have already mentioned there is a pool room, and three living rooms complete with TV's and Wireless internet access. I can't really fault The Big White house for large groups or family getaway's the only downside for me was it was quite a few miles from the nearest town which means a car is a must, but most travellers will expect that in the Lake District. Cockermouth is roughly 6-7miles away and has a few nice places to eat and drink and you are looking at spending £12-15 for a taxi home.

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Liked best: Rooms, Furnishings, equipment
Liked least: Location, Slightly out of the way for my liking
Travelling group: Large Group/Tour
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Jan D
Coventry, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great venue for a memorable 18th birthday weekend”
Reviewed 11 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012

Fantastic place to stay. Even though it's a bit away from the fells of the Lake District, the views across the Solway Firth are gorgeous - especially the sunsets! Dining room is brilliant for meals together for 24 people and the kitchen is really well equipped. Bedrooms great. Really warm and plenty of hot water whenever you need it. Garden was a lovely surprise - room for football. The pool room was much appreciated too.

All in all a brilliant place to stay.

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Liked best: The dining room.
Liked least: No large lounge where everyone could congregate.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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DBR5252
Edinburgh Scotland UK
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Second time to the Big White House for 2 days conference”
Reviewed 26 March 2012 for a stay in March 2012

I have used the Big White House twice now for corporate events and must say I would use again due to location, size and facilities. They have redone a few rooms in the house from my last stay there and its been tastefullly done. We would recommend this site to others no problem.

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Liked best: location and size of property
Liked least: lack of extention cables and pop up screen for presentations
Travelling group: Large Group/Tour
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Rich C
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Lovely, well kept, well furnished, well equipped large house.”
Reviewed 15 March 2012 for a stay in March 2012

Couldn't believe how lovely the house looked from the online pictures and wasn't disappointed on arrival.

Incredibly well equipped kitchen and dining area. There was enough crockery, cutlery etc. that you could load up BOTH dishwashers after a day's eating and drinking!

The pool table was in full working order (important to me!) and a great asset for us to have!

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Liked best: The pool table!!
Liked least: Couldn't get the wi-fi to work.
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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