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Lake District Self Catering cottage, Kirkstone Cottage, Hawkshead, sleeps 2

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Kirkstone Cottage
LA22 0NH

Kirkstone Cottage, Hawkshead, Cumbria

  Booking through:
Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £359

This delightful cottage is situated in Outgate, Cumbria and can sleep two people in one bedroom.

Kirkstone Cottage is a lovely stone cottage situated in Outgate, Cumbria. It has one king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower room. Downstairs has an open-plan fitted kitchen and dining area, with a sitting room.

Outside has a small patio area with furniture. Off-road parking is available for two cars. Kirkstone Cottage is the perfect choice for a romantic holiday near the Lake District National Park.


Avoid at all costs if you value cleanliness
We have just returned from a stay at Kirkstone Cottage near Hawkshead. When we entered the property the smell of mould was overwhelming. Upon looking round the kitchen, we found that the fridge was filthy (so mouldy that I had to remove all shelves and veg boxes and wash them thoroughly in the sink, then wipe down the fridge to remove mould before refitting the shelves). The microwave was also dirty. The door mechanism on the integrated dishwasher was broken (with no warning on the door) so that slammed down and hit my partner on the knee on our first night. There was dirt on walls, filth on the radiator, a thick layer of dust on most surfaces & the entire cottage felt grimy & revolting. Upstairs, there was a dead spider inside the bathroom cabinet and filth round the sink over-spill. The whole cottage felt and smelt so grimy and dirty that we lived out of our bags for the entire trip as we didn't want our possessions/clothes to touch any surface in the cottage as it felt so dirty. If it were not for lockdown and the fact it was our first holiday in 6 months, we would have returned immediately upon arrival. I contacted the property through booking.com within 1 hour of arriving at the property and explained the situation. Skyes cottages got back to me offering a £25 'gesture of goodwill'. I said this was a joke & reinforced how disgusting the cottage is. They improved their offer to £50 but refused to go beyond this so I reluctantly excepted, since it was that or nothing, but told them I would take it further since I was so dissatisfied. Considering how much we paid for this break away, £50 compensation for the revolting state of the cottage is just not acceptable. I sent Skyes Cottages a large number of photos so they were well aware of the situation. It's a shame since the location, parking, outside of the property and log burner are very nice.



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi



Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, toaster, kettle, freezer, Coffee machine, dishwasher and washing machine
Gas central heating
Woodburning stove
Fuel, Power and Fire Starter Pack inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Freeview, BluRay player and Bose Bluetooth Speaker
Books and Games
Off-road parking is available for two cars
Small patio area with furniture
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Nearest Shop less than 2 miles and pub 0
3 Miles

Changeover Day
Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

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

Hawkshead Old Courthouse - 0.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Beatrix Potter Gallery - 1.2 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Hawkshead Grammar School - 1.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Hawkshead, St Michael & All Angels - 1.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Wray Castle - 1.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Tarn Hows - 1.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Tom Gill - 2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Skelwith Force - 2.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Brockhole Gardens - 2.3 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Ambleside Roman Fort - 2.3 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

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