Eden Valley Holiday Cottages Testimonials

Testimonials
From our Visitors Books

Lovely clean cottage, quiet setting, accommodating owners. Enjoyed our stay & would recommend. J & J B. Manchester (Ref: Mickledale February 2014)

We have had a great week: visits to Keswick, Derwentwater, Whinlatter Forest, Windermere, Beatrix Potter Museum, Rheged Centre and more!! The highlight of the week a christening party in the village: great friends. The cottage has been a great place to stay, Thank you S. J. & T. A. Hampshire (Ref: Windale October 2013)

Thank you John & Linda for another lovely stay at Wetheral Cottages. Windale was spotless and very warm and comfortable – it’s a real pleasure to stay with you!! A pity you can’y organise better weather but we were glad to have a “home from home”. We look forward to returning in 2014. C & K G Hertfordshire (Ref: Windale October 2013)

Spent a lovely week in Mickledale with my two children - it was sp lovely and quiet here and so well equipped with everything you need. John & Linda are such great, knowledgeable and helpful hosts. Did lots of sightseeing, walks, cycling and the kids loved the village playground down the road. Enjoyed the friendly pub where we played pool. We will def be back and would highly recommend Wetheral Cottages to our friends back home. K. M. & Family Cardiff (Ref: Mickledale August 2013)

Excellent accommodation. Clean and well-equipped. Good food and beer at the Highland Drove. We will return. K & I H Yorkshire - Lovely location. Great walk from Little Salkeld to Lacy's Caves. Larch Cottage Nurseries worth a visit and Watermill Tea Room. P & S F Yorkshire (Ref: Langriggs Cottage August 2013)

We have had a lovely stay in this great cottage in very pleasant surroundings. Very friendly and helpful people, everything we needed in the cottage, home from home. Lots to see in the area, loved Aira Force Waterfall, near Ullswater, nice working flour mill at Little Salkeld. R. P. & T. S North Yorkshire (Ref: Mickledale Cottage August 2013)

A perfect week. We highly recommend the "Lady's Walk" (Langwathby & Edenhall), Long Meg as well as Armathwaite and Ainstable (all done with leaflets & directions from John). B & B. Oxford (Ref: Windale July 13)

Our first holiday at Lake District. We love the wonderful, peaceful area. It's lovely. We enjoyed our stay in your comfortable and cosy cottage. We had all the things we needeed and the children loved the garden. Thank you very much. S & E E and Family Germany (Ref: High Croft May 2013)

Yet again a wonderful stay at one of your cottages. Peaceful surroundings really enhance the stay. Enjoyed the local scenery as well as the lakes and had a nice drink with the locals in the village pub, The Highland Drove. Can't beat the wood burning stove on a chilly night. Wonderful quality cottage, details really thought of. Can't wait to return. Thank you. S & A S and D & M P Newport (Ref: Garth May 2013)

Cosy, warm cottage - perfect for our day of rest - due to the torrential downpour one day. Quiet and peaceful spot to explore from Hadrian's Wall to the Lake District. John was an excellent and helpful host. J & G E. Florida USA. (Ref: Mickledale May 2013)

Thanks John & Linda for another relaxing week in Windale. Found a nice circular walk from Armathwaite via Ainstable - about 6 miles. Still lots of great eating places. Special award to the Apple Pie in Ambleside for the best Cornish Pasties. Hope to be back soon. D K & T R Blaydon on Tyne (Ref: Windale April 2013) [We look forward to seeing you in the Autumn - thank you for your reservation. John & Linda]

Have had a fantastic time. The Cottage was well equipped and spotless. High Croft and surroundings are beautiful. Sad to leave after our 3 day stay. Will definately plan to come again. Thank you. D & D T plus family Manchester (Ref: High Croft April 2013)

Had a lovely 5 day Break here in Mickledale Cottage. It was cosy, calm and peaceful, beautiful scenery, good places to visit, everyone very friendly. Would definately return again, "Highly Recommended" G & C J London (Ref: Mickledale March 2013)

Thank you for a lovely long weekend in Mickledale, we loved waking up to the view over the mountains! Perfect location for a relaxing weekend and close enough to all the places we wanted to go. We would definitely recommend your cottages to everyone. See you again soon! A & B Yorkshire (Ref: Mickledale February 2013)

After a hectic Christmas, High Croft Cottage was more than we could have wished for. It's been a blisful 3 days, which we don't want to end. Thank you for your thoughtful gift and personal touches which were much appreciated. We will definately be back in future. Happy New Year. B & K S. Ulverston (Ref: High Croft December 2012)

Had a very lovely stay, very friendly village. Cottage excellent with all that you'd want. Went out every day to different places, pity about the weather. Highly recommend the Highland Drove excellent food. Thanks again, will return. K. Family - Manchester (Ref: Garth New Year Week)

Once again we have had a wonderful stay in the cottages and are sad to leave it.  Thank you again for letting us stay in this welcoming cottage and we will hopefully come back next year. T - H & O's London (Ref: Garth Cottage Christmas 2012)

Great Stay in Great Salkeld. We've all had a brilliant time exploring the Lake District & catching up with family. Fantastic cottage, so well set up with everything you need. Warm and cosey. Thanks for the delicious fudge box. Hopefully we can come again!! Cranston's is definately worth a visit - brilliant!! M - C - H - A & O Wellington NZ. (Ref: Garth Cottage December 2012)

A lovely clean cottage. I was very comfortable here for my short stay. Thank you for the Toffee and milk. A nice small village and not too isolated. Would be happy to return. Thanks. B.T. Bury (Ref Windale November2012)

What a lovely gem of a cottage! Everything you need to make a comfy holiday – thanks so much for the lovely Fudge. Children loved the play areas. For children can recommend: Pencil Museum in Keswick and Beatrix Potter in Bowness on Windermere. We’d love to come back some day – so much more to explore.
Wow Wonderful Cottage! Had a brilliant time with my girls. Good location for a variety of attractions!
Baby T loves to walk. Best was taking photos! Charisma
It was very fun in the park! I will definitely be back! Love Destiny
“Artistic Scribbles” from Baby Trinity.
D & W G plus Children Cambridgeshire (Ref: Langriggs Aug 2012)

Cottage just as lovely as last time, very clean and comfortable. A beautiful part of the country to spend a holiday. Thank you. M, W & W H Gloucestershire (Ref: Mickledale July 2012)

What a lovely cottage to come back to after a busy day of work. Thanks for the hospitality and the Penrith Toffee. We really enjoyed our stay. Research Team at Stirling University (Ref: Garth July 2012)

Lovely setting and perfect accommodation – great reading materials too! Had near perfect weather in a very rainy England. So lucky to see so much of the lakes and mountains, trains and boats. The local pub is first class for meals and the deserts are fantastic. S & I F & C VDN Australia with L. YDM Holland (Ref: High Croft July 2012)

Wonderful cottage, the people in Great Salkeld are very friendly and helpful. A superb place to explore the region. We hope to be back! S,J,M&L B. Northern Ireland (Ref: Garth July 2012)

We have been coming here, on and off, since 1986 and it is always wonderful. The walks are fantastic, accommodation always top notch and we always have a great holiday, this time being no different. K, D, & K S Sydney Australia (Ref: High Croft July 2012)

Such a great place to recharge your batteries. A very warm and friendly welcome excellent standard at the cottages, warm cosy and everything that you need. John is a great scource of local knowledge. Thank you both John & Linda for our fab holiday.  L, M, & N W Manchester (Ref: Mickledale June 2012)

For 13 of the 14 days we were here, we had wall to wall sunshine – unbelieveable for Cumbria. We are here on our 23rd visit and our home county was at it’s superb best. When we get our 25th visit in, I expect John & Linda to present us with a Silver Key to the door. (Party already arranged and bunting carefully put away from this years Jubilee for the celebration! John) T & BH Kent (Ref: Langriggs Cottage May 2012).

A wonderful holiday with great walks and fabulous weather. But the best part was High Croft Cottage, it was like coming home at the end of each exhausting and satisfying day. The cottage really shows the attention to detail you have put into it. Thank you John & Linda. Dr G and Friends England and India (Ref: High Croft May 2012)
[ Thank you for the gift- hope to see you all again, John & Linda]

An Epic Weekend. Wonderful surroundings. Can’t wait to book next years trip. We had an ace time doing a range of activities from the ridiculous to the sublime. Thank you. DA Oxfordshire (Ref: Garth May 2012)

A pleasant couple of days spent in Cumbria rediscovering the place that my ancestors left so long ago. Lucky with the weather except for one afternoon. We will have to return as there is still lots more to see. Thanks to John and Linda for the hospitality. T&Y S New Zealand (Ref: Windale April 2012)

Beautiful Cottage, Village, and area and warm welcome. Love to come back sometime. H Family Tayport (ref: Langriggs April 2012)

Enjoyed every minute of our stay. Warm and friendly welcome, great cottage for the two of us. Thank you and best wishes. ZR & JS Hampshire (Ref: Mickledale March 2012) (Z. Sorry I didn't pronounce your name correcttly! John)

Really enjoyed our stay - beautiful cottage. Had a great walk to Lacy's Caves and Long Meg (pdf 1.25 MB). The boys enjoyed the local play area. G & S B Manchester (Ref: Langriggs Cottage February 2012)

Wonderful relaxed stay in a perfect cottage. Very clean and peaceful surroundings. Loved the area, recommend Ullswater Steamers and lovely day in Keswick. R & G Warwickshire (Ref: Mickledale February 2012)

Another enjoyable stay at Wetheral Cottages. Wonderful scenery, due to the snow. Thank you. J & C P Norfolk (Ref: Windale Cottage February 2012)

Enjoyed a snowy weekend in this lovely cottage. It's equipped with everything we needed and more. Had a very good steak in the local pub and the walks nearby are cracking. Very relaxing weekend. Thank you. L & S West Yorkshire (ref: Windale Cottage February 2012)

Thank you for a really enjoyable 10 days - the cottage has been perfect as has the fishing on the River Eden. Thanks to Clive Mitchelhill (Border Game Angling) who instructed and guided for a few days - only wish I could stay longer - Hope to be back for the Salmon Season! Many thanks! N.M. Mallorca (Ref: Windale Cottage November 2011)

Returning here again after a 20 year break, the cottages are even better now than we remember ---- NOTHING ---- has spoilt our weekend. Garth is very comfartable, everything here we could wish for. Mr & Mrs T & Mr & Mrs T. Nottingham (Ref: Garth Cottage October 2011 (though I think it was November !! John)) John apologise for the clerical error with your reservation date and pleased, as well as relived, all turned out well!!

We've loved the cottage and would happily come again. It's been great for the kiddie winks and the teens and the adults, altogether a great place and the ponies just added to the picturesque. We would all happily come again.  "The Northwest Lot" (Ref: Garth Cottage October 2011)

Lovely cottage, beautiful surroundings. We would certainly come back. Just a shame we didn't book longer. Thank you. G, S & S M, Rawtenstall ( High Croft Cottage - October 2011)

It's really Oct 1st, but we don't want the holiday to finish! Another really good holiday over (and another birthday) in fantastic surroundings. Really hot and sunny, which made it so much nicer to get around. D & WC and MP, Bingley (High Croft Cottage - Sep/Oct 2011)

A thoroughly enjoyable fortnight, weather mixed but it has not kept us in. Can really recommend "The Highland Drove Pub" locally for food. If you need a "cheap and cheerful, homecooked" meal the "Brief Encounter Cafe" at Langwathby Station is the place! Have enjoyed visiting Appleby, Alston, Carlisle and many villages with interesting ancient churches. Our highlights were the boat trip on Ullswater and Aira Force which we found in full spate. Two weeks is not enough time here! Thank you for the fiendly welcome. E & C, A Devon (Ref: Windale Cottage September 2011)

Thank you once again for another lovely holiday. Another lovely stop in the Eden Valley and yet another comfortable cottage. Bike ride you found us was great - the uphill struggle was worth the downhill fun! Thank you for your kindness hope to see you soon. C, J, A & S B Shropshire (Ref: Garth Cottage August 2011)

Excellent cottage, V. comfortable. Had quite a relaxing holiday but with plenty to do. Village Pub is great. Enjoyed the "Potfest", pupets and many walks. S & P W. Yorkshire (Ref: Mickledale July 2011)

Thank you for such a warm welcome to Windale Cottage: a cosy cottage for our short break. The toffee was much appreciated and an extra thank you for the cot in the bedroom. We'd recommend Abbots Lodge for beautiful Jersey Ice-cream (& play park) - Walby Farm Park (Nr Carlisle) for wet weather with whingy children (animals, parks & soft play with great slides for the adults too!) Also a small cafe at Ambleside waterfront (Choc-dipped ice cream?) did FABULOUS! cherry pie. Bowness too busy to be enjoyable - will stick to Ullswater and Pooley Bridge next time. Heading to the Village Bakery for breakfast on our way home. Thanks again! J, B, V & P M Chester-le-street (ref: Windale August 2011)

Thank you for this hidden gem in the Lake District! The cottage was so clean and comfy and all the facilities we needed for our 18 month old son were in place. The Village of Great Salkeld is lovely and peaceful and the lakes are right on your doorstep! Our son enjoyed the freedom of running around and we wish we could stay longer as it has been so relaxing. We will definitely be recommending this place to family and friends and we have already decided we will be coming back! Thank you again. L, A & M T Edinburgh (ref: Mickledale July 2011)

  • Thanks John & Linda for another relaxing week in Windale. Found a nice circular walk from Armathwaite via Ainstable - about 6 miles. Still lots of great eating places. Special award to the Apple Pie in Ambleside for the best Cornish Pasties. Hope to be back soon. D K & T R Blaydon on Tyne (Ref: Windale April 2013) [We look forward to seeing you in the Autumn - thank you for your reservation. John & Linda]

  • Yet again a wonderful stay at one of your cottages. Peaceful surroundings really enhance the stay. Enjoyed the local scenery as well as the lakes and had a nice drink with the locals in the village pub, The Highland Drove. Can't beat the wood burning stove on a chilly night. Wonderful quality cottage, details really thought of. Can't wait to return. Thank you. S & A S and D & M P Newport (Ref: Garth May 2013)

  • What a lovely gem of a cottage! Everything you need to make a comfy holiday – thanks so much for the lovely Fudge. Children loved the play areas. For children can recommend: Pencil Museum in Keswick and Beatrix Potter in Bowness on Windermere. We’d love to come back some day – so much more to explore.
    Wow Wonderful Cottage! Had a brilliant time with my girls. Good location for a variety of attractions!
    Baby T loves to walk. Best was taking photos! Charisma
    It was very fun in the park! I will definitely be back! Love Destiny
    “Artistic Scribbles” from Baby Trinity.
    D & W G plus Children Cambridgeshire (Ref: Langriggs Aug 2012)

  • Our first holiday at Lake District. We love the wonderful, peaceful area. It's lovely. We enjoyed our stay in your comfortable and cosy cottage. We had all the things we needeed and the children loved the garden. Thank you very much. S & E E and Family Germany (Ref: High Croft May 2013)

  • Cosy, warm cottage - perfect for our day of rest - due to the torrential downpour one day. Quiet and peaceful spot to explore from Hadrian's Wall to the Lake District. John was an excellent and helpful host. J & G E. Florida USA. (Ref: Mickledale May 2013)

Comments

  • Have had a fantastic time. The Cottage was well equipped and spotless. High Croft and surroundings are beautiful. Sad to leave after our 3 day stay. Will definately plan to come again. Thank you. D & D T plus family Manchester (Ref: High Croft April 2013)

  • Had a lovely 5 day Break here in Mickledale Cottage. It was cosy, calm and peaceful, beautiful scenery, good places to visit, everyone very friendly. Would definately return again, "Highly Recommended" G & C J London (Ref: Mickledale March 2013)

  • Quality Accomodation
    Each cottage has a warm, cosy atmosphere, which reflects the considerable thought that has gone in to giving the properties their individual charm and character.

  • Well, it’s taken us 13 years to get here and great to see John and Linda again, as we are two old*** customers from their days at The Ravensworth Hotel in Keswick! We knew that the standard would be excellent and scrupulously clean. Thanks for a great stay – lovely peaceful location, lovely comfy property. It will not be another 13 years before you see us again! J & D S Leeds (Ref: Mickledale Cottage August 2013) *** I think the writer should have used the word "ex" not "old" as J & D are by no means old! Good to see you both again John & Linda

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Wetheral Cottages
Great Salkeld
Penrith
Cumbria, CA11 9NA
Tel: 01768 898779
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