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Sykes Cottages

Member since: 2013
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People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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POST OFFICE COTTAGE, pet friendly in Tindale Fell, Ref 7397

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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Post Office Cottage is a good quality and well equipped terraced property in Tindale Fell. There is a ground floor single, a first floor double with an en-suite shower room, and a first floor room with a super king-size double which can be offered as a twin if required, and an en-suite bathroom which can also be accessed from the landing for use by the ground floor room if occupied. There is a ground floor cloakroom attached to the utility. The kitchen has a dining area and a woodburning stove, with a second woodburning stove in the sitting room. Outside is off road parking, and a garden with patio and lovely country views. Post Office Cottage makes an ideal base for family or friends throughout the year.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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POST OFFICE COTTAGE, pet friendly in Tindale Fell, Ref 7397
average rating of 1.0 based on 1 reviews
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A Very Cold Mistake

  • 1 of 5

This cottage on some sites is described as rural/mountain, so heating is surely important at anytime but certainly in the colder months. Although expected, we still arrived to a very cold, un-heated property. The housekeeper reminded us that we had a £25 electricity allowance, and we were given a copy of the meter reading and shown a chart of the additional costs of 11p/unit should we go over the allowance. We were warned that using the electric radiators would be very expensive and advised to use the 2 stoves all the time, keeping them burning through the night if possible. However the cost of a basket of logs was £4 and a scuttle of coal also £4 and the both we found was barely enough to operate 1 stove to heat one room for one day This was clearly a very expensive option, so we tried to heat the house using the radiators and maybe use the stoves as an occasional treat,

but we were astonished on our second evening to see that after limited use of the radiators we had spent over £14 of our allowance and the only other items used were lights and TV. It was clear that keeping warm would be very expensive.

Sadly we had not budgeted for this substantial extra cost and after frugal use of our allowance coupled with the purchase of extra wood we decided not to spend any more time reading the meter or more money on logs or coal and went home after 4 nights having paid for a week. In reflection it is clear that you are encouraged to use the stoves with the large extra cost involved, while being held to ransom by an electricity allowance that gives you no alternative.

Disappointed I tried to get a small refund for the days we had not stayed but the response from the owner was colder than the house!! We were told it was our fault, as it was, quote "Your prerogative to use the stoves and you chose not to, but that was the advice given" and quote "please advise me under what circumstances or agreement you now believe you are entitled to compensation".

The good reviews for this property helped us choose it, but our stay, and the response to our complaints have been miserable and upsetting.

Entries in the visitors book indicate some others found the cost of heating unexpected and expensive and I would therefore recommend that if staying here you should ask for 'worry free' inclusive electric and how much extra if anything that would be. If this is not granted then please ask yourself why not? and we hope this review will help answer that question.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

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Nearest Barpub
45 Minutes

Ideally placed for exploring the Lake District and Eden Valley, the attractive, rural village of Brampton boasts a pub which serves good food, and is just two miles from the historic town of Appleby. Situated in the heart of the lush Eden Valley, Appleby-in-Westmorland was originally the county town of Westmorland and is a major stop on the Settle-to-Carlisle Railway -one of the most beautiful train journeys in Britain. A vast number of these old steam trains travel along this famous line and over the awe-inspiring Ribblehead viaduct, giving patrons a chance to see the landscape from a whole new perspective. People who visit Appleby in July will experience the Jazz Festival – an event that is fast becoming a popular attraction – whilst throughout the year guests can enjoy a walk on the Pennine Way at Dufton or explore one of the local cycle trails. Pooley Bridge, Penrith and the Lake District are all within easy reach, making this is an ideal holiday location.

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Prices & Availability

From £309 Weekly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Farlam, Carlisle & North Cumbria

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
D Price Band 2015
17 Apr 2015 - 21 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£478
 
 
H Price Band 2015
22 May 2015 - 28 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£681
 
 
D Price Band 2015
29 May 2015 - 25 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
£478
 
 
E Price Band 2015
26 Jun 2015 - 2 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
£550
 
 
F Price Band 2015
3 Jul 2015 - 9 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
£575
 
 
G Price Band 2015
10 Jul 2015 - 16 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
£681
 
 
H Price Band 2015
17 Jul 2015 - 23 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
£681
 
 
I Price Band 2015
24 Jul 2015 - 6 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
£762
 
 
H Price Band 2015
7 Aug 2015 - 20 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
£681
 
 
G Price Band 2015
21 Aug 2015 - 27 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
£681
 
 
E Price Band 2015
28 Aug 2015 - 3 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
£550
 
 
D Price Band 2015
4 Sep 2015 - 17 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
£478
 
 
C Price Band 2015
18 Sep 2015 - 24 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
£478
 
 
B Price Band 2015
25 Sep 2015 - 22 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
£478
 
 
F Price Band 2015
23 Oct 2015 - 29 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
£575
 
 
A Price Band 2015
30 Oct 2015 - 21 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
£309
 
 
Xmas 2015
22 Dec 2015 - 28 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
£681
 
 
New Year 2015
29 Dec 2015 - 4 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
£681
 
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Farlam in Carlisle & North Cumbria

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
Outside:
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Notes:
Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor single, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double (hook/link, can be twin by prior arrangement) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC (also accessed via the landing). Kitchen with dining area and woodburning stove. Utility/cloakroom with basin and WC. Sitting room with woodburning stove.

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