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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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DLea013
Kettering, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful location, excellent accomodation, friendly owner and lots to enjoy without going far”
Reviewed 18 June 2011 for a stay in June 2011

We statyed at Southwaite Green for a week from 4/6/11. It was very easy to book via the internet. The cottage was very clean and is well equipped to a high standard. The owner, Marna, was welcoming and the local produce, including veg box and beer, was great. It was interesting and inspiring to see and hear about the approach taken to applying sound environmental principles to the buildings, their interiors and operation and the grounds. Wonderful also to be able to have access to such beautiful grounds and to be able to sit out in the evening at the property, relax and observe the wildlife.

The country lanes around the property were quiet, rich with wildlife and with great views of the surrounding hills. It was easy to enjoy walks from the property such as around the Whythop Valley and to some of the lower fells such as Sale Fell and Low Fell. The eastern shore of Bassenthwaite Lake is close by, is beautiful and at this time of year also has the ospreys to see.

The closest town, Cockermouth, was full of independent shops including an excellent book shop, outdoor gear shop and shoe shop, as well as excellent places to eat. Keswick is also only a short drive away,

All in all a fantastic place to stay whether you want to simply relax at the property, try out ecologically sound living or enjoy the wonderful Lake District landscape.

Date of stay: June 2011
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Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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North Wales
Reviewed 10 April 2011 for a stay in March 2011

Date of stay: March 2011
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Your age range 55-64
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tykefogey
Yorkshire
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Esther's Barn - a superb holiday cottage with green credentials”
Reviewed 10 April 2011 for a stay in April 2011

We stayed in Esther's Barn, one of four rental units at Southwaite Green, in April 2011. We had a warm welcome from Marna who showed us where to stow our bikes and later showed us the innovative technologies employed on the site. Esther's Barn itself is a two bedroom cottage with two superb en suite bathrooms on the ground floor. Upstairs there is an excellent open plan sitting, dining and kitchen area with French doors opening onto a raised patio area.
The location of the cottage amid farmland but within site of the Lakeland fells was exactly what we were looking for. We were able to bike to nearby Cockermouth (3 miles), Keswick (13 miles) and down to Loweswater (6 miles). Driving, we were able to be walking up on to the Buttermere Fells within 20 minutes of leaving Esther’ s Barn. In short Southwaite Green offers great 5* accommodation in an exceptional location. The cottages are also situated within newly landscaped grounds which are worth a visit all on their own. The other brilliant feature of the cottages is the use of environmental technologies for heating and waste water treatment as well as electricity production. We can unreservedly recommend Esther’s Barn, Southwaite Green for a first-rate holiday in this most beautiful area of England.

Date of stay: April 2011
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Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Tourists Luxury-minded travelers
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Amersham
Reviewed 1 November 2010 for a stay in September 2010

Date of stay: September 2010
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Travelling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 45-54
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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Friends getaway A romantic getaway
Older travelers Families with young children
Luxury-minded travelers Rugged travelers
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London
Reviewed 24 September 2010 for a stay in September 2010

Date of stay: September 2010
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