Winter is here, the frost is on the ground and the blue skies and clear views are stunning. We can't promise unbroken sunshine but when it happens, and even if it doesn't, the area is so peaceful, even the most stressed visitors unwind in a day or so. The cottage is cosy in winter, cool in summer. If the weather should change there is nothing like curling up by the log stove with a good book in the evenings or if you get a wet spell. Weekends or short breaks are available in the Spring, Autumn and Winter!
For a delicious meal, the newly refurbished Lord Crewe Arms pub/hotel in Blanchland has re-opened and reports are excellent! Local meats are currently on the menu. There is also a bar at the Sports Club.
Many of our guests come back again and again and one family like the cottage and area so much they came for four weeks in 2013 and eight weeks in 2015!! Another family are due for their third visit in eight months!
Other guests returned after a long break and wrote "Many thanks - everything is perfect in the cottage and it was lovely to be back."
Comments from other recent entries in the Visitors Book:
A couple from Cockermouth noted "Many thanks for a wonderful holiday. the cottage is warm, cosy and comfortable and has felt like home. We loved it and will be back!"
And guests from the south said "A fab week, the cottage is great. Enjoyed walking from the door, no need to drive".
The Fs wrote "Hard to fault, great cottage, lovely setting and perfect weather!"
A family from Cheshire wrote " A lovely Christmas week - white, and exciting weather. Cottage cosy and we enjoyed the wood burner. Beautiful area"
Guests from Reading noted "Lovely short break. Lucky with weather so glorious views for walking."
Mr and Mrs B from Suffolk " Thank you for the lovely cottage, we had a relaxing break, so much to do we need to visit again."
Another couple from Suffolk on their fourth visit, "Another excellent week, very relaxing. Again next year!"
The Bs from Monmouth, said "Fabulous cottage and wood burner!! Had a great week. Totally recharged. Thank you!"
More guests from Suffolk commented ""Lovely week, weather kind, cottage superb. Thank you!"