This was an absolutely wonderful location for a cottage. Seatoller is deep in Burrowdale and there are umpteen walks from the doorstep ...
This was an absolutely wonderful location for a cottage. Seatoller is deep in Burrowdale and there are umpteen walks from the doorstep.
Unfortunately Seatoller's tearoom was closed for the off season so there was nowhere to eat within quick walking distance. The Langstrath Inn down the road in Stonethwaite is well worth the short drive however.
The cottage itself was the perfect size for us. A cosy kitchen and living area, and two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs plus an extra toilet.
The cottage was really clean and the bathroom seemed to have been renovated fairly recently. However the kitchen could do with some updating and while it had most equipment it didn't have big enough pots and pans for family cooking so we found ourselves spreading cooking over two pans.
There was a working dishwasher and washer/dryer which was a great help. The TV and Bose speaker were good quality. There was even free internet, although it was painfully slow.
The electric heaters were mostly ok but we were glad we'd brought an extra plug in heater to make downstairs more comfortable. We also made use of the log fire on a couple of evenings.
The garden was a nice space but could do with some work to make it more pleasant. At the back of the garden beyond the wall there was a stream which was quite good for the kids to paddle in and keep themselves amused - just remember to keep an eye on them.
As explained on the advert daytime parking is only available in the off-season. This was a fine for us as we came before Easter, but if you visit in the high season you'll need to use the nearby National Trust car park.
The owner was responsive and helpful over email with a couple of queries we had.