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WOODLAND COTTAGE a Cartmel Holiday Cottage
Woodland Cottage testimonials

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These comments have been written in the visitors' book in the cottage.

September 2017
Richard and Judy Martin from South Devon "We were so blessed to find your cottage at such short notice. Wonderful location for local walks and of course proximity to Cartmel Priory, which we always find so spiritually uplifting. It has been a brief but much-needed break, so thank you for the comfort of the Woodlabnd Cottage and beautiful garden. We followed you pub / restaurant suggestions and had a lovely meal at the Masons Arms on Saturday lunchtime Congratulations on your licensing Biddy we wiull pray for you in your ministry".
Lin and Michael, Ontario, Canada "What a lovely cottage! We felt at home right away and enjoyed our week immensely. Perfect location to explore the Lakes from and gorgeous view to top it off. Much thanks"!
Jo Russ and Barnaby from the Cotswolds "An active weekend of wild swimming in the Lakes for me and the dog and the 10 mile cycling time trial national championship for my husband! So, you cottage off the beaten track provided the perfect quiet location to relax and unwind afterwards. Many thanks".

August 2017
Our first visit to this beautiful area was enhance by our stay in this delightful, cosy cottage. Every morning our hearts were gladdened by the scenery. We enjoyed the boat ride on Windermere and exploring here and there. Cartmel Priory was fascinating, the cheese and beer shops offered a lovely lunch. The four of us really enjoyed our stay. PS A big thank you for a most comfortable mattress.
Catherine, Margaret and MAX, South Shields "Enjoyed out stay in your clean, warm, comfortable cottage. Ideal being all on one level. Weather was very kind to us. We normally stay in the north Lakes but thought we would have a change of venue after visiting Cartmel on a day trip last year. Very dog friendly in the village. Enjoyed a couple of good meals and of course visited and bought a Sticky Toffee Pudding. Garden was great for MAX. Cartmel is very central for visiting various places around and near the Lakes".
Alison, Tommy, Zoe and Nathan "We had a great week thanks. The cottage is in a great location with loads to do nearby and a lovely walk down to Cartmel. We saw bats on the walk home each evening! Thanks"!

July 2017
Jay, Neil and dave "We enjoyed a lovely stay here - wonderful cottage, beautiful location! Great base for local walks. Many thanks, we will be back!
Jon and Becky "Short break in lovely well-equipped cottage. TV reception was fine (BBC Wimbledon!) Very peaceful.

June 2017
Mandy and richard from Lincoln "Great location, lovely and secluded. Dogs loved the garden and meeting Jolanda and JB over the fence (Friesan and Shetland horses). Well equipped althougha little more storage for food would be nice. Second visit and may well be back in future. The Priory Hotel is great and very welcoming to dogs. Shame about TV reception as hada few damp evenings and couldn't get any channels. Luckily WiFi is great so watched on iPads. Loved Utility Room - great with 2 dogs.
Scott and Sean "Wonderful stay in idyllic location"!
Helen and Janine "Lovely place and amazing views. Visiting family in Kents Bank and perfect location for us all to meet up on my retirement road trip. Last visited cartmel 30 years ago - what a change!
Louise and Mike "Certainly is a beautiful place! Unfortunately until the last two days (when it was red hot), we had poor weather, but still enjoyed our stay very much. The cottage is great, and the best heating and hot water we've had anywhere. And lovely comfy beds! and although we never ventured out to eat I managed to cook some great meals. You must go to the fabulaous fruit shop in Grange and the butcher there. The garden is fabulous and when the weather imporoved it's a lovely place to sit. Alfie enjoyed it immensely. Thank you John and Biddy. We visited Holker Hall and Levens Hall. There are deer at Holker but they kept their distance! PS Amazing craft shop in Cartmel! PPS TV reception terrible but as it's awful anyway it didn't matter!!! [Note from John: we think we have solved this, but we know it varies according to weather etc]

May 2017
Bianca and Tommy with Thomas Spike Chops and Scrabble "What a beautiful place! We couldn't have asked for a more pleasant stay We would live here if we could! Thank you so much for the flowers, milk and 'brew kit' as my husband calls it. Perfect cottage for our little family and our dogs could not have had a better garden to play in. I think we'll be back! Thanks again".
Ms Birch "What a lovely cottage so nice and warm on arrival, it has everything for a perfect stay. As a lady on my own with my two dogs it was perfect, not too far from Cartmel and some lovely walks for the girls. The utility room was such a bonus the dogs were able to dry off in there and also had their bed in there overnight. The owners John and Biddy really make you feel welcome. Fresh milk and flowers on arrival, how nice is that - much appreciated. I will be back soon - thank you. PS Cookie and Maise said they really liked you garden".
Mark and Wendy, Ormskirk "We have had a truly lovely stay in this idyllic cottage. The peace and quiet was just what we needed - rush hour seemed to be one car passing on the road! We have been out and about making the most of the glorious weather and explored local tarns, bluebell woods, incredible views, lovely villages and even down to the bay - everything just here on our doorstep! Archie our dog has also loved every minute - particularly the circular walk. Many thanks John and Biddy, we will be back"!

April 2017
The Cobbes from Essex "What a wonderful cottage. We had a fantastic time over the Easter weekend. Boat trip on Windermere, followed by a walk up the Old Man of Coniston. Enjoy the good food and reasonable prices at the Kings Arms and the Pig and Whistle. The soup and sandwiches at the the Mallard are also worth a visit. The cottage is a Tardis with plenty of room for all. Our dog couldn't get enough of playing in the garden. Thank you, John, we will be telling our friends".

February 2017
Jo and Joe "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location, exactly what we were hoping to find. Lovely walks around Elterwater with lovely waterfalls and Windermere. Wish we could have stayed longer!".
The Browers from Buxton "What a lovely cottage - absolutely perfect for our family and DOG!! The utility room was perfect for his kennel :) and he enjoyed the back garden with the kids. We enjoyed biking and running, and managed to get in a Farmer's market in Cartmel (and of course , the Sticky Toffee Pudding). We'll definitley be back.

January 2017
Rosie, Rob, Ali, Georgie (Hayley, Tan) "We had such a lovely stay for the weekend - the cottage is so cosy warm and comfy. Our walk up the Old Man at Coniston was a great challenge on a clear but chilly day".

December 2016
Kate and Brian "Another lovely peaceful New Year with no rain during the day! A real pick me up, just sorry we have to leave a day early but our daughter has rung this morning to say she's ill and needs some TLC! PS Daughter adamant we shouldn't cut short our holiday and stayed until 2nd in the end - well she is 26!
Janet, Mark, Tina and the dogs "Lovely cottage we had a very restful and enjoyable stay.  Great Christmas retreat".

November 2016
Simon Rachel Elis and Meg the dog "We had a lovely stay in Woodland Cottage - it's lovely and cosy with gorgeous views and such a peaceful location. Our dog absolutely loved the garden! It was our first holiday in the Lake District - such a beautiful place! Luckily we had nice weather, cold but sunny. Our 3 year old son had a fantastic time too! So much to do outside, and he absolutely loved the Beatrix Potter place in Bowness!
Gay and Graham, Milton Keynes "1st impression 'Wow'. Homely, cosy, well-equipped and clean. The trip here was all about the restaurants. The Pig and Whistle were so accommodating. The Coffee Shop Cafe great for breakfast. Cavendish Arms good evening meal. The main event for us was L'enclume, what a mind blowing taste experience. we enjoyed walks to and from the village. Would love to come and stay again".

October 2016
The Camakammas "Dear John, many thanks for a wonderful stay at your cottage. It was our first time visiting the Lakes and this has been the perfect location. We have visited Beatrix Potter's cottage, Tarn Hows and did a cruise over Lake Windermere. Our dog Monty especially enjoyed the visit - he doesn't have the opportunity to walk as much in London as he has here!"
Kathy and Paul, Fylde Coast "We had a comfortable stay in this hidden away 'oldy worldy' cottage, the open fire just takes me back to my childhood but not so many happy memories of cleaning out the fire - I was too young to appreciate at that time. The picture window view when the sun is rising in the morning is amazing, such an idyllic spot / find. Just 1 mile walk into Cartmel and for a small compact village it most definitely has everything ... Enjoyed the Sunday 11am service at the Priory. The church inside is a must to see. Many thanks".
Michael Richard and Jeanette "John and Biddy many thanks for providing a comfortable house when we attended a family wedding. We did not know this part of the country but will return here. Your attention to detail - son arriving on our first day - was very thoughtful".

September 2016
Brian Brenda Steve and Monty, Coventry "lovely cottage, very well equipped! Had a great break with 'Monty' Dog, did the local walk - very muddy, boots next time! - attended a service at Cartmel Priory. We even managed a drama - found out I am allergic to shrimp, Kendal Hospital looked after me very well and quickly. Hope we can come again!"
Tony Jane and Cassie "Thank you John and Biddy. A great weekend to recharge the batteries, enjoy some beautiful scenery and local walks and sample some great local produce. The new bed's fantastic! No rolling to the middle! Cassie the dog has enjoyed her stay as well, delighting in having a good space to runaround and play. See you again".

August 2016
Manan Pulak Meena and Nalin Thakkar "Dear John, It was an amzing and pleasant stay at your beautiful and well equipped home. The scenic beauty through the windows is mindblowing. We rejoiced our stay in this heavenly home amidst the green meadows, and we would carry soothing memories with us and suggest our friends and family to add joy to their trip by staying at your cottage".

July 2016
Ruthie and Asaf "Dear John, Thank you for a wonderful stay! Place is very comfortable, surroundings are beautiful, we enjoyed very much".
Jane and Gavin "Wonderful cottage, comfy bed, hot water on tap, powerful shower, and quiet. The Premier [grocery] shop opposite the Pig and Whistle Pub (excellent food) is a blessing!"

June 2016
Liz Jermy Belle and Nola "We've really enjoyed a relaxing weekend in your lovely cottage. Great location! Enjoyed walking part of the Ullswater Way. The dogs enjoyed the secure garden as well! Will recommend".
Peter and Jenny "Lovely peaceful location. Thanks for the advice re the Bosun's Locker in Rampside. Great food at a reasonable price. A compost bin would be useful".

May 2016
Lesley, Sarah and Thelma "Lovely cottage. Beautiful location. Ideal for L'enclume and other eateries in Cartmel, Cheese Co etc. Also handy for Bowness and South Lakes. I am sure we will be back for another visit in the near future".

March 2016
Erin, Ben, Steffi and Dom "A lovely house. Thank you for a great stay".
Kate Briony Rory and Caitlin, Liverpool "Our 8th stay at Woodland Cottage and our first time in spring. Fantastic weather - lovely walks. The kids went up Scafell and were treated to wonderful views in snow with sun. Still and warm enough to sit reading in the garden. The Cavendish Arms seems to have gone a bit more upmarket, but lovely food. A much-needed break had by all. Thank you! PS What a delightful bed!"

November 2015
Tony & Debbie, Bury St Edmunds "Lovely stay at Woodland Cottage whilst spending time at Greenbank Black Horses. The garden was ideal for our dog Harry and the views were lovely for the brief time it stopped raining. Quiet getaway with great access to Cartmel amd Grange".

October 2015
Tom, Caroline, Emily & George, Essex "We have had a great week in your lovely cottage, thank you! Monday we visited Lake Windermere and took the boat to Bowness and went to the Beatrix potter exhibition which the children (age 4 and 2) loved! Tuesday went to Old Hall Farm in Bouth. We were first there (10am) and they let the children feed the animals! Fabulous place! We went to Sandscale National Nature Reserve and spent a couple of hours collecting shells on the stunning sandy beach and dunes. Wednesday went to Grange over Sands and walked (chidren scooted!) on the promenade, had a fantastic tea / coffee / cake at the tea rooms there, walked through the ornamental gardens and fed the ducks - beautiful. Thursday Wild Animal Park - brilliant despite the rain! We drove round Coniston Water while the children napped in the car. Stunning drive and scenery. Friday day in Cartmel, bit of shopping, lunch and swings and slides (!) We hope to visit again as there's still a lot to do!"
Peter, Lisa & dogs "Garden was fabulous for dogs and the cottage is well situated for exploring nearby Cartmel and the southern lakes. Cottage has been well equipped with essentials. One small point, we don't come away to watch TV, however on Saturday had planned walking day so I could get back to the cottage to watch rugby on ITV. Couldn't watch the last 20 minutes due to reception issues. was told this was an intermittent problem but seemed an issue all week [I have checked this again: the signal strength is not quite as good as for BBC etc but picture is usually alright. Have tried altering the wiring and other suggestions from aerial advisors to no avail. Atmospherics will always affect this due to our distance from the transmitter - JH]. Didn't really affect our stay but stuff like that would be better advertised upfront in my opinion. Also think fixing the TV to the wall with cables hanging looks a bit shabby [Now tidied up a little. TV is fixed to avoid the need for extra furniture and aid thorough cleaning - JH again]. Minor easily fixable niggles. Still had a great time in a lovely cottage and lovely village. Thank you."
Barbara & Peter & Jess the Lab "Lovely holiday in this lovely cottage. Very good weather for October - even sitting out in the late afternoon sunshine and enjoying views and birdsong. Wonderful stars and Milky Way on clear nights."

September 2015
Denise & Paul "Such a wonderful little cottage, garden walks and views. We have had a lovely couple of days away from the city and Paul has enjoyed his first time in the lakes. Cartmel's little farmer's market and antiques fair was so sweet and picking up some duck eggs on the way home from an honesty box took me back many years! The blackberries in the hedgerows and the horses coming to say hello every evening have been so lovely. If you get the chance go up to Gummer's Howe next to Windermere. It's a half mile hike that lets you see all of Windermere and the hills around for miles. Blessed with great weather we are sorry to leave. Many thanks and love."
Anne, Bob, Jan & Jimmy "We've had a lovely time in this gorgeous cottage, very well-equipped with everything you could possibly need. We were lucky to have great weather and have had some lovely walks. Spent a nice day in Coniston and the other day we walked from Brockhole to Waterhead and then got a boat back."
Paul & Jacqui "Had a lovely restful week with the best weather we've ever had in many times we've been to the lakes. Ruby (the dog) has loved the garden, the walks and the stream that runs through Cartmel. Coffee and teacakes with the wonderful jams at the Sticky Toffee shop was the highlight of our mornings. many thanks John and Biddy we have had an excellent week at your wonderful cottage. All the best."
Richard & Trudy, Hertfordshire "We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Woodland Cottage, which has provided for all our needs. What is more, we have particularly enjoyed the wonderful peace and quiet, and the marvellous views. We have been to the Races. We have walked to, and visited, Holker Hall, and we have walked to Cark Station, taken the train to Grange-over-Sands and then walked back over Hampsfell. However, the most regular activity has been associated with de-activating the fairly sensitive smoke detector in the cottage!! many thanks John & Biddy we have had an excellent week - and the weather has been so kind!

August 2015
Paul, Louise Lily & Belle (dog) "Another lovely stay in the cottage, weather was kind to us most days. Managed Cat Bells this time as children a bit older, also enjoyed Go Ape and Brockhole. This is a favourite place to stay for all of us, will be back again soon."
The Palmers "Our first visit to the Lakes. Lovely comfortable cottage (and bed) to rest in, although mostly we were out walking and cycling. Our dog, Ziggy, really enjoyed his walks, especially the sheep! [Oh dear! JH] We liked Cartmel and the Priory and today we hired a canoe at Fell Foot and went for a waddle."
The Kellies "Another lovely stay in the cottage - with a very comfortable new bed! This is becoming a very favourite spot for our family."

July 2015
Anne-Marie, Adrian, Holly Boe & Coco "Peace, wonderful garden and cosy cottage - everything we wanted! Enjoyed lovely walks from the house with our dogs. THANK YOU!"
Kim & Helen "Beautiful cottage with stunning scenery. We loved the garden! Visited the Ruskin House and Blackwell, recommend if you're into Arts & Crafts, lovley, will be telling all our friends. Thanks for letting us stay."
Josie Jane & Stuart, Bury, Manchester "Lovely cottage, all we needed, weather good all day bit wet in evenings. Bit scary driving narrow lanes but overall just what we needed, a lovely rest."
Andy & Tracey "Brilliant place, as peaceful as anyone could wish for. Brill base to get around the Lakes or just to stay and relax. Thanks again."

June 2015
Robin & Christine Griffiths & the gang "Up again for a lovely stay. The weather has been a mixed bag, the cottage as peaceful as ever with lovely views. Both dogs and us enjoying the garden."
Sue-Claire (Devon), Celia (NZ) & Felicity (Gloucestershire) "An idyllic cottage and location for our quest to locate the house and graves of our great-grandparents in Cark / Allithwaite. Peaceful and gorgeous retreat and lovely local walks. Lovely time spent with my two sisters - very comfy and peaceful stay and great location. Had good walks / runs from the doorstep! Beautiful peaceful, comfortable and altogether lovely! Thanks!"
Ruth & Ted "Our second time here in this cosy cottage. Re-visited our old haunts and added a few more 'must see' places. We leave with our batteries recharged, looking forward to returning."

May 2015
John, Jill, Ellen & Paul "Had such a nice stay in this great cottage. Excellent location for day tripping and seeing the sights. All of our first times in the Lake District and it was as good as it could get. Won't be forgetting this anytime soon. Cheers John for the perfect stay."

April 2015
Eduardo, Liliana, Samuel &Rafael "Thanks John for letting us enjoy your lovely cottage! everything was perfect!! Our boys loved playing football in the garden and of course we loved the views and the sightseeing around it! The location is great and the fact to be close enough to Cartmel which is so beautiful was really convenient! This was our first time in the Lake District and will definitely come back again!"
Lisa, Pat, Luke & Albie "Recommended to us by the Kellys a few pages back. Hello Kellys xxxx. Two kids loved the cottage immediately. Mon - Cartmel park and Royal Oak tea; Tues - Tilberthwaite, Little Langdale walk Weds - Wray castle, Peter Rabbit secret burrow; Thurs - walk in Grizedale & Go Ape and ATE OUT IN GARDEN! Fri - morning trip and then back to Bristol. We had a great week - thanks for having us. Great well-equipped cottage, great bolthole and love the garden and surrounding views. Many thanks."

March 2015
Simon, Jacqui & Jake stayed with dogs Max &Ruby "Had a great time. Visited the Aquarium at Windermere and the Motor Museum at Backbarrow, enjoyed it all."
Peter Brooks & Deidre "Delightful setting, very comfortable cottage. Blessed with wonderful weather. Ate breakfast in the garden in mid-March! Surrounded by birdsong with the bells of the Priory ringing out below."
Janice & Robert Hough, California USA & Lisa & Ewan Ballina, NSW, Australia "The cottage was everything we could have asked for. The hosts were so gracious. Will hate to leave tomorrow. we will have to spend a few days when we return to the UK. The walks were spectacular, the scenery some of the best. Food at Cavendish Arms plentiful and very good. On the way our GPS went out and we found the cottage in the dark with the printed instructions. Thanks John & Biddy for that. Day after tomorrow our daughter will marry her Brit and we will head home.
Virginia & Gordon (Cheshire) "We wanted some peace and relaxation. We found this here - we did very little -walks, pub and relaxed. We will be back, thank you."

February 2015
Miriam & Jan (Brighton) "Wonderful week at Woodland Cottage. Loved the seclusion, peace and views. Lucky enough to have pretty good weather. Happy memories to draw upon."

January 2015
Alicia, Leo, Dario, Katja & Truja "Lovely cottage, nice views, great garden and surprisingly very good WiFi connection :-). we would love to be back in the summer! Thank you John! With best wishes."

December 2014
Kate & Brian McDonnell "Our 7th stay at Woodland Cottage and our 5th New Year here. Just the two of us this time and going home as relaxed as ever. Weather wasn't great (as usual!) though it looks like we're leaving blue skies behind ... Happy New Year and thank you John and Biddy."
Mr & Mrs Hughes "1st visit to Cartmel Cottage, fantastic location and much needed roaring log fire. Great place to spend those strange few days between Christmas and new year. Thanks"

August 2014
Miles, Maxine, Daniel & Bree the dog from Berkshire "2nd visit to this lovely cottage, and enjoyed every day again. Weather great all week - does it rain up here?!! 2 trips to the races not as profitable as we wanted, but good nevertheless. Can recommend carvery at pub in Cark on a Sunday 6pp and delicious! Very sad at having to leave for home today but I'm sure we will be back for a 3rd visit in the future. PS Can also recommend Witherslack Equestrian Centre for riding."
Patrick and Kathryn Harvey "A wonderful week with generally good weather. Good walking and glorious views from the cottage. Thank you for another great stay."
Gillian Andrew Charlie and Henry Seed (and Cooper the dog) "Despite the rain we had a great time at the cottage. Got drenched yesterday at 'Go Ape' and came back to a hot shower and an open fire - what could be better?! The cottage is perfect for dogs because of the enclosed garden - our cocker spaniel loved his time here and we were all so reluctant to leave. We will definitely be back - so thank you John and Biddy for a lovely break!"

July 2014
the Sandersons "Great garden for dog. We found Cartmel too congested and pubs and cafes overpriced. Local walks fab. Cumbrian coastal route great. Loved the scenery - excellent weather helps. Thank you, may have an underwater leak in bathroom - water seeps up from floor joints [this has been fixed]. Two green woodpeckers visited daily and a tawny owl seen at 11am on road."
Tony & Jane Jenkins "Another great week @ Woodland Cottage and no inconvenience with the race goers. Fantastic weather and the dogs have enjoyed the garden playing there. See you again soon."
R.W. "Many thanks for another lovely stay in your super cottage. Wonderful trees birds and wildlife."
The Hostlers and dogs "Another lovely stay - our 5th or 6th, lost count. Always glad to be back and sad to leave. Blessed with good weather this year after our washout 2 years ago. Always a bonus!"

June 2014
Alison Neil and Maureen "What a lovely weekend - arrived and left in beautiful sunshine. The cottage is so well equipped, we have wanted for nothing. The setting is wonderful, so peaceful and an amazing view from the lounge window. The garden is great and allowed us to make the most of the sunshine. We enjoyed good food at the Cavendish Arms and Uplands. We have holidayed in Cartmel before so know the area, it is a good base to explore the Lakes. We picked the cottage specifically as it is all on one level, as we brought my Mum who cannot manage stairs easily. It is ideal for people with mobility problems. Thank you for a lovely stay, I am sure we will return."
Colin ??? and Storm "My wife and daughter were here with our dog Storm three years ago. This time my wife myself plus Storm have returned. I understand why my family enjoyed their stay so much. The cottage is perfect for a quiet holiday and the walled garden ensures the dog is always secure. We had everything we wanted to ensure we had a relaxing week. The cottage has every appliance to ensure that whatever the weather a good time can be had. The weather this week has been pretty good with a fair smattering of sunshine. We have stayed in the south lakes visiting Windermere, Coniston, Lakeside, Ambleside and all the surrounding areas. Grange is also worth a walk round. The local walk referred to on the cottage noticeboard is ideal for morning / evening stroll with the dog. World Cup starts tonight so getting ready for Brazil v Croatia before travelling home tomorrow. But as Arnie says "we will be back".

May 2014
Adrian, Rosie, Alan & Bridget "What a lovely place to stay, beautiful scenery, wonderful walks and so central for the lakes and coast. Cottage is very well equipped and comfortable and we had a lovely time here. Perfect for all of us and our friends' dogs. PS Flowers were a nice touch and lasted all week!!!"
Chris & Pam Marchant "The cottage, especially the garden, was ideal for us with a short walk into Cartmel. This is a very friendly area and we hope to return soon."

April 2014
Gary & Elaine (Australia) "A very comfortable stay in this quiet spot, a well-equipped cottage and lovely views. Cartmel is a pleasant village a short walk or drive down the hill. The quiche and sticky toffee pudding from Cartmel Village Store were delicious. We also enjoyed the baked potatoes at the Mallard Duck Tea Shop. Would love to come back and stay here again."-
Stephanie and Kathleen "Lovely weekend visiting old haunts & meeting up with family. Enjoyed visiting Cartmel & the lakes. Fantastic greenery everywhere (still covered in snow back home in Canada). Can't wait to return!"

March 2014
Gary Alison Norma and Dec "Lazy few days eating and drinking. Enclosed garden ideal for dogs. Close enough to Cartmel to avoid paying for a taxi home. Well-equipped cottage, Thanx."
The Higgins family "We had a pleasant stay in Woodland Cottage. The views are magnificent and the garden ideal for children. The cottage is well equipped and cozy and the owners are helpful. The snowdrops and daffodils were an added bonus! "

February 2014
Tony & Jane "A second stay at Woodland Cottage that gave us respite and a chance to wind down and relax. Whilst weather has been a challenge, Sunday was gorgeous and we thoroughly enjoyed walking out in bright sunshine. I've rekindled my cub scout firelighting skills and both us and the dogs have enjoyed an early evening wood fire – sorry John we've used most of your logs and kindling! The cottage is a wonderful haven from the world and our two dogs have thoroughly enjoyed having a large lawn to run and play in – even getting me up at 3 in the morning to go out and play!

January 2014
Jon and Georgina "A wonderful stay! We loved the cottage. Thank you!"

December 2013
Kate "Another lovely stay despite the rainy weather. Made us enjoy the couple of hours of sunshaine all the more! Thank you"

November 2013
The Kelly family – again! "Another wonderful stay. Children falling in love with this part of the world. Enjoyed long walks and then coming back to a log fire in the cosy cottage. We'll be back next year we hope."
John & Olga "Amazing cottage and surprise from my wife. Thank you for a perfect 12 days. The cottage is beautiful and in perfect condition. We will be back next year hopefully in October for our blessing."

October 2013
The Locker family "Our first stay at the Lakes, we didn't know what to expect but we couldn't have asked for a cosier cottage! Ourselves, our two teenage children and our dog have been on some of the most wonderful walks which was topped off with a warming log fire in the cottage".
Gary, Melanie and Emma "We had a fabulous stay thank you. Topped off by a brilliant meal at the King's Head".
Rachel, Pete, Maia, Reuben and Doris Kelly "We all had a lovely visit and it has convinced us to come back soon for longer as there's so many places we didn't get to see. Thank you so much. "

September 2013
Julie & Steve "Had a wonderful, peaceful holiday. Most quiet and restful place we have ever stayed. We will be back"
Denise, Mark & Max "Lovely cottage with great views - Max the dog loved his first holiday. Even though the weather was wet there was still loads to do"
Barbara & Gordon from Warrington "After the problem with the boiler, everything was fine!! The cottage was warm and comfortable and the views spectacular! .... Thanks once again for everything, and for dealing with 'the problem' so promptly.

August 2013
Paul, Louise, Luke, Lily and Belle "Another wonderful stay and the weather was glorious too. Will be back again soon."
Matt & Em "Wonderful time again! ... see you again soon"
Tony & Jane Jenkins, Kallie and Cassie "Our first time at woodland Cottage and a delightful stay - especially for our two rough collies who really enjoyed having their own 'field' outside the back door! ".

July 2013
Taylor family - Canberra, Australia "What a delightful find! Wonderful location, peaceful setting, room for the kids to run themselves silly! Loved every moment and the cottage was perfect for our family".

June 2013
Ruth, Ted & Sammy "Our first visit to the cottage which is really welcoming and snug. We have been fortunate to have had great weather and have taken full advantage of the garden and little walks up and down the lane (much appreciated by Sammy the dog). It is so calming and tranquil here...".

May 2013
Mike & Karen "What can I say, another lovely week. Very sad to be going home today".
Mike & Yvonne from Leeds "Made much use of the garden ... thank you for a lovely break".

March 2013
Mr & Mrs Jones from Liverpool "... it was lovely to come back to a real fire ...".
Lorna & Ray "Thanks for a wonderful (if rushed) stay. Cottage perfect and beautiful place".

February 2013
Cheryl, Jonny & Bobby "What a beautiful and cosy place Woodland Cottage is ... it was bliss to wake up to those lovely views every day. Our puppy loved the garden as did we, playing ball and chase with him".

January 2013
Terry, Tammy, Abi, Sophie & Ossy "...thank you John and Biddy for the warm welcome, the cottage is just lovely ... a lovely short break for us all".

December 2012
Ron & Judith "...We feel very blessed that we found Woodland Cottage those years ago! We always feel so refreshed after being amongst God's wonderful creation - especially the Beech trees".

October 2012
Adele, Carl & Bart "...wonderful short break ... Bart the dog loved the garden and his walks up and down the lane. Everything was spot on and the cottage was warm and welcoming."

Dot & Julie "What a lovely enjoyable weekend we had ... will certainly love to come back, warm and cosy!!"

September 2012
David & Dymphna "Thank you for easy access to central heating - not always so with self catering".

Chris Paula & Charlie "Our 3rd visit to this cottage, still as relaxing and those views still amazing.

Jonathan, Claire, Summer & Sonnybill "... a great time in this cottage once again ... we look forward to our next stay at Woodland Cottage"

August 2012
Dawn & Heather "Lovely cottage in perfect location. Beautiful views from all areas in the cottage ... spent only four days here but managed to pack a lot in ... Everything seemed to be thought of here and labelled, instructions on using appliances all made for a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. We definitely plan on returning ..."

Matt Em Joey Theo & Dottie "Brilliant time - thank you so much!"

Julie & Maurice "Amazing views from the cottage all around ... There was also loads of wildlife, including two goldfinches ... a fallow deer and a tawny owl. ... The garden was great and we spent a lot of time playing frisbee."

June 2012
Karen & Mike "... the cottage again was a lovely place to be, to chill out even in the rain. The Jubilee gnomes were a surprise ... definitely made us smile. ...coming here is like going to your Mum's house ..."

January 2012
The McDonalds "... a lovely way to see the New Year in ..."

September 2011
Alan & Ceris "Once again the cottage is a credit to John and Biddy."

August 2011
"Excellent cottage in special hidden location with splendid views over fells and farms, well-equipped and warm with good drying facilities for baby."

Paul Louise & Co "Ideal location for exploring the Lakes ..."

Christine and Lynda "...enjoyed the cottage and garden very much. Glorious weather for Cartmel Agricultural Show"

July 2011
"...ideally situated and well-kept lovely cottage."

June 2011
Marion Natalie & Co "Had a wonderful week here in this lovely cottage. My daughter and myself have had many holidays in the Lakes but this has, without doubt, been the nicest, most comfortable and with every mod-con we have had! we have decided it's like staying in Snow White's cottage without the dwarves!"

May 2011
Mike Karen and Mum "Did well at the Races but unfortunately not enough to buy this cottage ... don't want to go home tomorrow!"

R & J W "Wonderful variety of birdlife, wildflowers and trees. Fantastic views."

April 2011
Gill and Duncan "Comfortable cottage in a lovely, peaceful location."

Peter Helen David Sarah and Meg the dog "... the garden and views of surrounding countryside make this place."

March 2011
Angela and Paul from Warrington ":Enjoyed our stay at the cottage. Lovely location and wonderful views."

December 2010
Kate and Brian "Another lovely stay. Weather cloudy but no rain and perfectly still - a great way to finish off the holiday season. Had candles in the garden to see in the New Year - complemented by fireworks in the village and all around. Beats struggling to get a taxi in Liverpool City Centre!"

Ian and Rachel "Treated to an afternoon visit by a barn owl along with signs of deer overnight"

October 2010
Andrew and Jackie and two daughters "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was home from home! It was a delight to settle in for the evening with a real fire"

October 2010
Lucy and friends "The weather has not been too bad but when it rained the cottage was lovely and cosy to stay in. Everything we could want was provided ..."

September 2010
Denise and Duncan plus dog and visiting daughter "... Excellent cottage, warm, clean, comfortable and well equipped. Great garden for [the dog] and her new frisbee."

July 2010
Eddy and Morag and two teenage daughters " ... lots to do close by ... the cottage has been brilliant! All you could need away from home and the peace and quiet has been great. ...

"Kate and Brian ... with dog and teenage children coming and going ... Despite awful weather at times, had a lovely week of peace and fun . This is our second time at Woodland Cottage and we found the quiet lanes around here fantastic for walking (I am a wheelchair user). ... The cottage itself has everything you need. Enjoyed the greeness and the silence after a very busy time at work. Don't want to go home and hope to be back. Thank you for our slice of country life in theis beautifully situated, cosy, clean and comfortable cottage."

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