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Self Catering in Cumbria - Kirkoswald

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Dove Cote
CA10 1EU

Dove Cote, Kirkoswald, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £398.00

This luxurious, impressive apartment is in the village of Kirkoswald in the Lake District and sleeps 2 people in 1 bedroom.

Dove Cote, Kirkoswald is a luxury apartment in the beautiful Staffield Hall Victorian manor house, located in the Northern Eden Valley, between the picturesque villages of Armathwaite and Kirkoswald, and within easy driving distance of Penrith and Carlisle. The apartment sleeps 2 adults, with one double bedroom with king-sized bed, and a luxury bathroom with spa bath and power shower. The open plan sitting room with kitchen and dining area is fully-equipped and beautifully decorated with comfortable leather furniture.

There is ample private parking and the spectacular shared gardens of Staffield Hall to explore. The apartment is within walking distance of a pub and close to 2 local villages for shops and eateries, with an easy drive to Penrith and Carlisle. Dove Cote, Kirkoswald makes the perfect spot for a romantic break or a honeymoon that you?ll never forget.


Staffield Hall - Very Tranquil with lovely views bit overpriced
We stayed here for 3 nights in May in the Dove Cote suite. There was an offer for 3 nights which was a good price via Amazon local, had we paid full price for this I would have been disappointed. Staffield Hall is located in Penrith, in a very tranquil location, and quite far from any life. Closest pubs and shops is quite a distance away. So if this is what you are looking for this would be ideal. It has lovely views. BAD POINTS - For a 5 star luxury apartment you would expect everything to be perfect, There was mould in the bedroom on the ceiling and a big hole by socket which is not 5 star luxury. The building was kept clean but smelt very damp. The blind in the bedroom was broken so did not shut and had to do some DIY for it to shut. These are things that could easily be fixed but just ignored. You are asked to clean the room before you leave, empty bins and leave it as you found it. GOOD POINTS - * Comfortable bed and spacious bedroom. * Location is very tranquil if this is what you are looking for * Lovely views I would only recommend this to a friend if it was for discounted price.

Excellent location but the property itself, although well appoin
The property was in an ideal location in the Eden Valley and with easy access to the Lakes. Inside the apartment was well appointed but smaller than the pictures led us to believe and the small windows restricted what would otherwise be spectacular views. The interior decor was in need of freshening up and several marks to the paintwork were evident. I would not have expected a request to clean the apartment prior to departure for a property in this price bracket.
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Staffield Hall Breaks
We stayed in Dove Cote, up in the eaves. Very comfortable apartment with a gracious feel and contemporary and quality furniture and fittings. Whole house is quiet with an air of grandeur and countryside perfect for walking, cycling etc. A good short break, quiet/retreat type of place. Only a few niggles: shower kept on breaking down; wifi aerial broken, so had to sit downstairs (2 flights down) to go online; a little too pricey for what it offers - only a tea & coffee welcome pack/tray & bath robes which had been washed many times.
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A cosey retreat
Very nice and comfortable apartment right on the edge of the Lake District - easy access to the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. Let down a little by a few small things: - If you book to stay at Stafford Hall, take note the address for it is on your invoice, i.e. buried in an attachment of your booking confirmation. We later received an email with our door access codes, and we mistook the physical address at the header of this email to be the address of the accommodation. So we ended up at another set of holiday apartments owned by the same people who run Stafford Hall (fortunate as he could give us directions). It didn't add too much time to the journey, but is poor communication to provide so much information about your stay but only mention the actual address, once, on an invoice, in an attachment emailed to months before your stay - The kitchen sink had no hot water for 6 of the 7 days, mildly annoying when you consider we stayed in very late December - Internet did not work for 3 of the days, not serious as it was a relaxing break, but for others this might be more serious - No real warnings on how much hot water the bathrooms have, so found myself showering, turning off, then turning on again to very cold water. We soon learnt the limits of hot water supply and how much showering time we had - Found bed or pillows to be incredibly firm or uncomfortable, neither of us slept through the night, maybe not a bad thing... - A very minor niggle, we would encourage the managers of Stafford Hall supply better quality cleaning products. This for their own benefit. The ceramic hob cleaner supplied was of poor quality, we left the hob only partially cleaned. Similar comments on the quality of the dishwasher tablets, washing-up cloths and so on. - There were a few blow flies about (in December),this because we were in the country? None of this contributed to a bad stay, we enjoyed ourselves, this feedback is intended to help make improvements.
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A warm comfortable flat in a peaceful location
The flat was very warm and comfortable - comfortable furniture, kitchen area well equipped for real cooking. It was beautifully clean when we arrived and a particular bonus was the very helpful and efficient service provided by the housekeeper. The wet summer detracted from the walking in the area - the field paths were not inviting, but that was no-one's fault! The only disappointment was the internet service. We had chosen this flat partly because it provided wifi - we were there for four weeks while 'between houses' and needed connections for sorting out our affairs. The wifi in the building was excellent, but the service beyond that was woeful - BT does not provided an adequate bandwidth on the phone in that area for an adequate connection. That was not the fault of the owners but it is something to bear in mind if the wifi connection is important to you.
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Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds


Gas central heating
Fan oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge & freezer, dishwasher, flat screen digital LCD TV and DVD/CD player, Wifi, pay telephone
Fuel and power included in rent
Bed linen, dressing gowns and towels included in rent
Ample private parking
Shared grounds
Sorry, no pets
Sorry, no smoking
Pub within walking distance
Note: Max 2 adults

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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Little Meg Cairn - 3.9 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Long Meg and Her Daughters - 3.9 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Hutton-in-the-Forest - 6.7 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Wreay, St Mary's Church - 7.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Penrith, St Andrew's Church - 7.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Brougham, St Ninian Ninekirks - 8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Penrith Castle - 8.2 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Brougham Castle - 8.5 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Wetheral Priory Gatehouse - 8.5 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

The Countess Pillar - 8.6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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