Guest Reviews

Louise & Family October 2017

Well, what can we say? Fabulous house, war, welcoming and lots of room for our 16 month old toddler to roam around and felt very secure with the doggy gates too. Lots of hot water, beds were so comfortable and can’t wait to come back again when my little one will be walking for some lovely walks with the family and doggies. Highly recommend this to everyone!

Alison & John September 2017

A real home from home, Perfect for the four of us and the dogs – a real treat knowing that our four leafed friends were welcome. Great Local for food and drink and a lovely house for cosy nights in!

Fosters July 2017

What a fantastic cottage, equipped for every eventuality. Set in a fantastic location. Lovely secure garden for Mr Dog. The Pheasant Inn very welcoming with great food. Loved looking through the barn conversion (book), and the family ties. Cant wait to book our next holiday here. The Hayloft is a place where you can spend your time easily indoors as it’s that comforting. It’s B***DY Brill!

Chettle Party June 2017

A fabulous cottage that fully lives up to, and surpassed the website images..the warm, cosy conservatory with distant views of Morecambe Bay was brilliant. Well equipped and very welcoming we all felt very at home during our stay. The garden space was great and only the rain kept us off the patio set. A great location to explore the Cartmel Peninsula.

Smith Family April 2017

We had a fabulous week staying in the beautiful, comfortable Hayloft. Wonderful weather, gorgeous scenery and at the end of busy, tiring days a warm, cosy house to return to. Loved the Conservatory in the sunny weather and cosy evenings in the upstairs lounge. Fantastic kitchen – made cooking a joy! Table tennis was great fun for the children and the dog loved the garden. Would love to return in the near future – by far the best holiday cottage we have stayed in! Thank you!

Orr Party March 2017

A brilliant weekend, an a beautifully appointed, comfortable, peaceful cottage for a family get together. Enjoyed the Games Room very much..Already planning our return – thanks so much xxxxxx

Hinton Party February 2017

We had a splendid week…Lovely walk up Hampsfield Fell. Two good meals at The Pheasant Inn. Thank you for providing us with such a well-appointed cottage.

Benson Party New Year 2016

Had a wonderful New Year. We will be back with our dogs. Lovely property with loads of room, very warm and cosy with fantastic views. Enjoyed The Pheasant Inn – recommend the Game Stew. Many thanks Carrie for letting us enjoy your lovely house.

Nuttall Party 4th November 2016

We have had a fantastic, relaxing, family break with the added benefit of amazing weather! Fantastic base for exploring the Lakes with adventurous days out. The cottage is perfect in everyway and the children adored the Games Room. We will be back again without doubt. Thank you!

Mannion Family 21st October 2016

Enjoyable break! Cottage well equipped, ideally located. Very lucky with the weather…Would love to stay again in the future.

Tasker Party 14th October 2016

Lovely cottage! Brill location! Wpuld love to come back!

Snalam Family October 2016

A family gathering for a family wedding in a lovely family ‘Hayloft’. Really good weekend in this well thought out and well equipped property. Many thanks.

Shaw Goodall Family August 2016

We had a great stay in The Hayloft. Very comfortable for us 6. Golf and tennis in Grange. A cruise on Lake Windermere, Cartmel Priory, Sizergh Castle, train ride to Lancaster…Enjoyed a walk around Humphrey Head, great views. Will be back for another stay as really enjoyed the Lakes.

Payne Family July 2016

Spacious accommodation, comfy bed and bedding. Lovely sympathetic conversion with lots of character. Had a great week; the Games Room was an enjoyable bonus.Well equipped kitchen. Secure garden/drive was perfect for the dogs. All in all a fantastic week thank you.

Spencer and Ford Families July 2016

Just brilliant! Perfect location for our days out and the Races (Cartmel). It is a pleasure to be back amongst the friendly Northerners. And what weather – we really wouldnt have asked for more. Thank you!

Jessica, Andrew and David July 2016

This is our third stay at The Hayloft and we love it. It has all the comforts of home, surrounded by beauty. Weather 60s and mostly sunny!

Davies Party June 2016

Superb accommodation in a lovely converted cottage. Nice and central to all attractions in the area. The Pheasant Bar and Restaurant just down the road was an absolute godsend. We intend to return soon.

Agutter Party June 2016

We loved staying at The Hayloft; never slept better!

The Cappers April 2016

Our second visit to this wonderful cottage. We have had a very relaxing few days and perfect weather. We look forward to returning again soon. Thanks, Carrie

The Gavahans April 2016

The Hayloft is a lovely property which the family enjoyed staying in. Everything was to our liking and was immaculately clean on arrival. The location of the cottage is excellent and the The Pheasant excellent with a lovely atmosphere.

Davies Family Easter 2016

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your gorgeous cottage. We have been so lucky with the weather and had a fabulous, relaxing time. It is the most perfect cottage we have ever stayed in – we loved it. The Pheasant Inn was great for a birthday meal and food and staff excellent. Hope to return for a another break next year!

The Forbes Family March 2016

Have had a great week here…it only rained once! The Hayloft has been ideal for family coming together. So many great walks and really nice places for lunches and meals out at night. Holler Hall, Sizergh and Cartmel Priory are all worth a visit. Thank you, Carrie, for a house we looked forward to coming back to after a day out.

The Dysons Xmas 2015

Thank you for making the cottage festive for us. We enjoyed our stay despite the rain!

The Britlands November 2015

Lovely cottage, had a great weekend; even the weather brightened up for us! Thank you.

The Bensons November 2015

An extra bonus November break, and had another great time – in spite of the weather! Look forward to returning next year. Thank you, Carrie x

Christine & Family November 2015

What a beautiful cottage, we’ve had a lovely time here and don’t want to go home tomorrow!! We will definitely be booking to come back soon. Thank you, Carrie, for giving us such a beautiful, cosy and homely place to spend the weekend. xx

Little Party October 2015

Another lovely stay in our favourite place!! Evenings sat out on the patio (weather kind to us!). Everything perfect as always. Will return again for our 4th visit in the spring. Thanks as always. Great long weekend.

Tait Family October 2015

What a lovely break we have had! Superb weather for sloe berry picking. We will never get tired of the Lake District. As always, Carrie, The Hayloft was warm and welcoming. Cant wait until our next visit. Thank you! xx

Leighton Party September 2015

Well-appointed cottage. Carrie has thought of everything. 6.5 hours dining experience at L’Enclume in Cartmel out of this world. Should be on everyone’s ‘Bucket List’.

Hodgson Family September 2015

Booked The Hayloft so we could attend our son’s wedding at The Grange Hotel…nice to come back to the peace and tranquility after a hectic day! Very well equipeed accommodation and comfy beds, would make a great base for a longer stay. Pheasant Inn very handy and friendly staff, all in all a good time was had by all!

Frohn Family August 2015

We have had a wonderful week! Thank you, Carrie and Chris, for ringing us from your holiday when I had misunderstood the WiFi password and couldnt get in! We enjoyed local walks to Hampsfell, and around Cartmel and further afield, to Ullswater, Eskdale and up Scafell Pike. P.S Dont forget to book a table at The Pheasant – had a great meal!

Jacobsen-Laws Family August 2015

Many thanks. The place worked very well for us. Games Room wonderful. Your help with questions beforehand was excellent.

Robbins Family August 2015

Excellent week in a first rate cottage. Very comfortable and well equipped. Great Spot. Nice and secure for dogs. Games Room a bonus.

Graham Family July 2015

Had a wonderful week here! The Hayloft provided us with everything we needed and The Pheasant Inn across the road was very useful to avoid cooking! Great setting…Cartmel was very convenient and also very beautiful. Can’t wait to visit again!

Curry Party June 2015

We had two weeks of glorious sunshine. Cottage was as nice as always. The Pheasant Inn still does amazing food and all the staff remembered us.

Dyer Family June 2015

We throughly enjoyed our stay in this superb cottage – our every comfort was catered for. Loved the dog friendly garden. Well worth a visit is the Southern Lakeland Nurseries a mile and a quarter away towards Flookburgh – delightful Garden Centre!

Allen Family April 2015

What a lovely cottage! We’re so glad to have found The Hayloft and appreciate your thoughtful hospitality. We particularly appreciate being able to bring the dogs. They enjoyed some great walks and enjoyed some trips out – Sticky Toffee Pudding in Cartmel. Lovely meals at The Pheasant, despite the long walk!! We just regret we couldn’t stay longer…maybe next time.

Speckling Family March 2015

We found this lovely place last minute on the Internet and what a find! The kids loved the Games Room. Im a fan of Grand Designs. When the Presenter used to talk about how buildings can affect you physically and emotionally, I would make some comment and roll my eyes! However, maybe he had a point. A beautiful cottage in a lovely location. We’ll be back!

Hudson Family February 2015

This is our second stay at the cottage. We loved it even more than the first time! We hope to see you again next year.

Macken Family February 2015

Lovely week here, terrific cottage and an excellent base for exploring. Its a nice walk along the coast or to Grange or on the back roads to Cartmel.

George Family January 2015

What a fabulous week! Perfect cottage and location for a three generation holiday. Couldn’t have wished for more – Carrie really does have an eye for detail and such thought has gone into anticipating everyone’s needs. Happy memories of everyone sitting round the table thoroughly enjoying the local fish and chips from Flookburgh! Thank you.

Gantley Party January 2015

Thank you! A lovely stay in your delightful cottage. Good pubs and cafes for mulled wine by log fires.

Craig Family New Year 2015

Really lovely cottage with everything provided – WiFi is a great asset for the kids. Lovely relaxing cottage and the dog loved it two! Would definitely recommend – well done and thank you!

The Jones’ December 2014

Good place to meet for family celebration. Great meal in L’Enclume and very comfortable accommodation in The Hayloft for ourselves and two dogs.

Graham & Shirley October 2014

Very relaxing place to stay, very clean. Secure garden for our dog. Thank you for letting us stay in your homely cottage.

Little Party, October 2014

Fantastic long weekend. Perfect place to stay. Had good walks with great food when ate out at The Pheasant. Comfortable beds, well equipped. Two bathrooms great with five ladies staying. Garden and patio area lovely for evening drinks. We all had a great time. Thank you!!

Tait Party, October 2014

Well it is the sad time yet again to bid farewell to our wee haven. Just love this place! … A tremendous meal at L’Enclume in Cartmel…Ice cream visit to the Chocolate Shop in Grange. With the whirlwind of activities it is always a fitting end to the day to open the door of The Hayloft, stick on the kettle, and cosy in…See you next time!

Woodmansey Party, October 2014

Great little cottage in a great setting. Very clean and all supplied with everything you need for a good stay. Pub food very good. Excellent all come back when in area.

James, Sally, Max… August 2014

A great property for a three generations holiday with breakout area for all!!…Cartmel was beautiful and of course having The Pheasant on the doorstep was a bonus!

Curry Party, July 2014

We ate at The Pheasant Inn a few times during our stay; the food is delicious and the staff are very friendly and dog friendly too! Cartmel great for walking, bakeries in Grange and a visit to the butchers for some lovely meals.

Billy, Di & Party, June 2014

Loved this house – felt very comfortable and relaxed – dog was happy too. Weather fantastic and found lots to do in the area. We will be back.

Bates Party, June 2014

Did several local walks (Humphrey Head, Hampsfell Hospice,  Cartmel) as well as travelling up to Coniston and Lakeside (all day boat ticket for just over £20 a head well worth it for trips on Lake Windermere), Grizedale Forest provided a good walk for the dogs. The maps and walk books in the basket are really useful. Cottage is lovely and ideal for 2 families and dogs…The close vicinity of the pub was excellent planning!!

Tilstones Party, May 2014

This cottage has certainly got the ‘Wow Factor’. We could not have wished for anything better including the weather. We would love to return in the future.

Jones Party, May 2014

The Hayloft is really high class. Thank you so much for providing such lovely accommodation; 5 Star in every way.

Ashton Family, Easter 2014

Fantastic conversion, super place to stay and well equipped with everything we needed. Close to Coniston and Windermere Lakes. Thanks, we had a great time here!

Cowell Family, April 2014

Lovely base. The building is beautiful and is a very well-equipped house. Warm, comfortable and clean. A real home from home.

Gott Family, April 2014

Had a lovely week at The Hayloft. The cottage was lovely and cooking in this kitchen was a joy. Lots of space, pots and pans, cutlery and crockery. The Games Room was great for the kids. Thanks and all the best for a lovely and successful 2014!

Henshall Family, March 2014

Our second stay at The Hayloft. We love this cottage, downstairs bedroom perfect for Mum. Dog-friendly garden and perfect spot for visiting all our favourite Lakeland places.

Chapman Family, March 2014

A very enjoyable stay. A very well-appointed cottage. Warm and comfortable with lashings of hot water. Happy to recommend to our friends. The weather was an added bonus.

Benson Family, March 2014

A New Year and still The Hayloft gets better! Have had a lovely first trip of the year and as always found everything as great as ever. We will be back again in a few months as usual!

Hudson Family from USA, February 2014

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely cottage with us. We had a wonderful, comfortable week and hope to stay here next year (they are!). We felt so at home here and wanted for nothing. The boys loved the Games Room. The Lake District has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. We can’t wait to come back.

Kipling Family from Cumbria on 10th February 2014

“Delicatasty!” A lovely place to celebrate birthdays. We really love the place! Table tennis a real bonus after glorious muddy walks. Well worth the trek from St Bees!

Jones Party from Cheshire on 24th January 2014

The Hayloft is a fantastic place to stay. It is a beautiful home and very well-equipped. Thank you!

Staley Party from Warwickshire on Saturday 4th January 2014

Thank you for your lovely festive gifts! The house is fantastic – everything we needed! Fully equipped and well situated. Thanks for a fabulous stay!

Barrett Party from Lancashire on Monday 16th December 2013

Loved the open beams and stained glass windows. Enjoyed going upstairs to the Living Room. All fab!!…So relaxing in your lovely home.

Fantozzi Party from Cheshire on Sunday 8th December 2013

Beautiful cottage. Absolutely perfect for notable birthday celebrations.

Leather Party from Cheshire on Monday 25th November 2013

Had a fabulous time at The Hayloft. What a beautiful place to stay. We will definitely return in the near future. Thank you for our experience.

Violet Family from Cheshire on Thursday 21 November 2013

A home away from home! We will be recommending! Thanks.

Kirkham Party from Yorkshire on Sunday 17th November 2013

We’ve had a lovely stay. The house is in a great location, lovely area and easy access to the rest of the Lakdes. Very comfortable and warm!

Willetts Family from Yorkshire on Friday 3rd November 2013

Lovely cottage; garden was great for our little Westie as nice and secure.  ‘The Pheasant’ was great for food and Yakkers great for a game of pool.

Jackson Party from Lancashire on Friday 25th October 2013

Such a comfortable cottage. A great place in lovely surroundings plus ‘The Pheasant’. Great place to celebrate a notable birthday with all the family able to join us.

Tait Family from Scotland on Friday 17th October 2013

Wonderful to be back in our wee haven for the fourth visit. Beautiful as always. Perfect for chilling after a full day outdoors in this fantastic countryside. Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you!!

Hughes Family from Yorkshire on Friday 20th September 2013

Thank you for a lovely stay. Gorgeous.cottage, well equipped and perfectly situated. We shall be back without a doubt!

Louis Family from London on Sunday 1st September 2013

A lovely time had by all in this lovely abode. Particularly enjoyed our trip to Grange-over-sands and the delicious meal at Rogan’s in Cartmel – highly recommended!

The Murrays from West Midlands on Friday 16th August 2013

Had a very enjoyable week here. The house has everything you could think of. Love the character of the place.

Mulholland Family from Scotland on Friday 19th July 2013

Lovely holiday! Great cottage, brilliant for the whole family including outer 18 week old. Pub lovely, friendly staff. Lots to see and do within a drive. Would love to come back soon. Xxx

Niven Family from Scotland on Friday 12th July 2013

Enjoyed our stay at The Hayloft. Heat wave a bonus! Kids loved the table tennis and football table. Thank you!

Sutherland Family from Scotland on Friday 28th June 2013

Had a wonderful week in this cosy, comfortable , well equipped cottage. Enjoyed sitting in the Conservatory, eating outside on sunny days and playing table tennis. Great places to visit – loved Cartmel – excellent cafes, just lots to see and do around here. Thanks very much.

Franks Party from Cheshire on Friday 21st June 2013

Excellent cottage and especially the towels! Beautiful weather and what lovely scenery. Great dog friendly garden

‘The Lancaster Elite’ from Lancashire on Wednesday 5th June 2013

Absolutely wonderful time! Beautiful weather, lovely cottage and brilliant facilities. Thank you very much!

Corrie Family from Yorkshire on Sunday 2nd June 2013

We decided on The Hayloft for ‘our honeymoon’ ..and it has been perfect – home from home. You want for nothing as everything is catered for. Carrie has been professional and friendly from the moment we booked, even organising some flowers etc on arrival, which was a really lovely touch, thank you! We’ll definitely be back..thank you very much!

Watts Family from Co. Durham on Sunday 5th May 2013

Lovely, comfortable, well-equipped cottage.

The Milligans from North West on Sunday 14th April 2013

After booking a last minute break, this cottage was everything we wished for and more. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and can’t wait to visit again soon. Thank you!

The Clewes Family from Leicestershire on Friday 12th April 2013

What a ‘gem’ this place is, so nice to be in a cottage with enough crockery etc.. Also a safe garden for the dogs. It was a last minute booking after being let down by another. So pleased it happened as we got the better cottage. Will be in touch as soon as i get home to book again!

The Durdens from Kent on Thursday 4th April 2013

In all, a lovely time had in a beautiful house that’s centrally located.

Nuttall Family from Lancashire on Monday 25th March 2013

Just to say a big thank you for allowing us to rent your lovely property. We had a super weekend and just wished we could have stayed longer…We would definitely recommend the barn and hope to go back as soon as possible. It is in a lovely location and has all the amenities you could possibly want!

The Garbetts from Cheshire on Monday 25th March 2013

We had a fantastic time at this lovely cosy house that felt like home.

Lees Family from Yorkshire on Sunday 27th January 2013

After battling with adverse weather conditions, The Hayloft was worth it! The house is beautiful, no complaints at all and we will definitely be visiting again! Yakkers and The Pheasant both brilliant pubs; food lovely! Thank you!

Monaghan Family from Merseyside on Sunday 20th January 2013

We had a lovely stay at The Hayloft. I cant fault it at all! Would recommend The Hayloft to family and friends!

Marshall Party from Lancashire on Friday 18th January 2013

We chose The Hayloft for my 21st birthday and i would describe the stay as beautiful. The Hayloft is so so pretty, cosy and homely and will recommend again and again! Thank you so much for such a memorable experience and cannot wait to return; very sad to be leaving!

The Bakers from Devon on Friday 21st December 2012

I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed being at The Hayloft. It is just lovely ad superbly equipped; my joy at seeing such a fantastic array of glasses, crockery, pans etc.made the Xmas catering so easy. The Games Room was a huge success with the family playing table tennis most nights; all in all we had a wonderful family holiday. The Christmas decorations were just lovely…I would definitely recommend The Hayloft to friends…

Henshall Family from Yorkshire on Tuesday 23rd October 2012

Stunning cottage, brilliant for A’s 60th birthday! Fantastic weather…thanks for birthday card and bottle of wine…lovely touch.

The Bensons from Cheshire on Thursday 11th October 2012

Another excellent stay at The Hayloft and also excellent weather”.

Roberts Family from England on Friday 28th September 2012

Thank you so much for a fantastic long weekend in your lovely home. ..would recommend to anyone who wants a bit of time to relax and unwind. The Hayloft is a very calm, relaxed and pleasant home. A huge amount of work has gone into making this old barn such a fantastic property. Love all the oak and stone details. Excellent for our grown up family.

Rawlinson & Gregory Party from Lancashire on Friday 24th August 2012

Thank you for the fabulous week in your wonderful house. It made our wedding amazing and will be an experience we will never forget.

Nieglisch Family from Germany on Friday 3rd August 2012

We had 2 great weeks in this fabulous house. We will recommend this house and the Lake District to our friends.

The Aldertons from Essex on Thursday 2nd August 2012

Very comfortable accommodation within a great neighbourhood. Lovely cottage. ..thank you for sharing such a lovely home with us. We hope to return next year.

Kerr Family from Tyne & Wear on Friday 27th July 2012

A great week’s holiday in a real home-from-home. Very comfy place to stay. Thank you very much for making Monty dog so very welcome.

Mackie Family from England on Friday 20th July 2012

Had a lovely week’s stay at The Hayloft. Enjoyed the fact that there were two rooms to relax in and watch TV/ eat and drink. 3 year old loved being able to go out into garden from garden room. Beds were comfortable as were sofas in upstairs lounge. Thank you!

Foster Family from England on Friday 13th July 2012

Excellent cottage; very clean, warm and beautiful furniture etc.. We have to return.

Lyons Family from Lancashire on Thursday 28th June 2012

Fantastic accommodation; we loved it!

Roberts Family from England on Monday 30th April 2012

A fabulous time was spent in the Lakes and was compounded by having such a lovely home to return home to at the end of te day. So well thought out – a home from home. Thank you!

‘Lomas Get-Together’ from Throughout England on Monday 16th April 2012

Lovely cottage – so homely and comfortable. Has been wonderful for our family get together.

Reeve Family from Chester on Friday 13th April 2012

A very beautiful and comfortable cottage – we have enjoyed every minute of our stay. The garden room was a perfect place to relax during the day and the upstairs loung during the evening. We may have stolen some of your interior design and colour scheme ideas! Thank you very much!

Hylands from Yorkshire on Monday 2nd April 2012

Thank you for such a wonderful stay, a great house in a perfect location. Florence loves the garden., the boys love the games room and the girls the conservatory with a glass of wine and the sunshine through…we will definately be back!

The Hanrahan Party from Cheshire on Wednesday 28th March 2012

Perfect! We found the cottage to be spotlessly clean and wonderfully cosy and welcoming. Home from home. P.S. Sam says he loved it here too.Woof Woof!!

Lennox family from Scotland on Friday 17th February 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at The Hayloft. It has a great location and is a cosy cottage with great utilities.

The ‘Gomo Clan’ from England on Friday 17th February 2012

What a beautiful place! So impressed! We looked at the photos of the renovation and its amazing. Love the front lounge on the first floor. Love the plaster stone snowing effect; very artistic. GREAT!

The Elliott Party from Scotland on Wednesday 28th December 2011

A wonderful Christmas in your delightful, cosy cottage. Many thanks for the Christmas tree and goodies!

The Gunning Family from Yorkshire on Friday 28th October 2011

We have spent the most relaxing week in this beautiful part of the world. We have visited the Lakes many times, but only travelled past this area,so it was a joy to explore..And what a cosy cottage to come home to each day. A really well-laid out home and very well-equipped. I enjoyed using the kitchen as I’m a bit of a Jamie Oliver and the games room just topped off the holiday.

The Tait Family from Scotland on Friday 21st October 2011

What a lovely feeling to walk in the door of this haven, unpack and then head down to The Pheasant for, as always, the warmest welcome. The Hayloft is a very special place for us!

The Sherwin Family from Australia on Friday 9th September 2011

We’d happily live here! The Hayloft was perfect for our family reunion and worked ideally for a family member with limited mobility…we don’t want to leave!

The Dale Family from Wales on Friday 22nd July 2011

Lovely welcoming atmosphere – cottage very well equipped to the needs of our family of eight!

The Slater Family from London on Friday 3rd June 2011

Enjoyed time in the house – the kids loved the garden, especially the ‘magic lion’! Great amenities, good value, brilliant location!

Helena & the Girls from Lancashire on Sunday 1st May 2011

Wow! What an amazing place, we have had a fantastic time, thank you very much!! The Hayloft is a beautiful place, clean and tidy, well-equipped and modern (with the country touch).

Yuk-Lung, Gabriel & Antonia from Devon on Saturday 15th January 2011

A lovely peaceful stay… We really valued having a holiday cottage decorated and furnished like a proper home.