Mrs Joanne Green
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Stayed in (lovely) different property!
Due to some last minute miscommunication, we ended up not being able to stay in this property. However, Joanne was able to put us up in another house at Grasemere which was stunning both inside and out. Wonderful location with lots of nearby walks. She was always easy to get in touch with and ensured that the rest of our trip went smoothly. Would happily come back and hope to be able to visit Ennerdale next time!
A lovely old farm house located in a beautiful, more remote part of The Lake District
We were celebrating my wife 60th birthday with our children and close family members. The six bedrooms were ideal for this. Over the 3 days, most of the party climbed the local mountains in brilliant sunshine whilst the others walked at low level around Ennerdale Water etc
From first booking to coming home everything was made so easy. If you want somewhere to stay thats away from it all Routen House is ideal. Bedrooms are all lovely 2 good sized Sitting Rooms and a well equiped Kitchen.
We really enjoyed our stay at Routen house which is beautifully situated with great views. The house itself is very comfortable with plenty of space.
A few points to mention - the kitchen is adequate but could do with a new set of pans, more cutlery and selection of glasses. The large plates do not fit in the dishwasher. The fridges need attention as the door compartments are all missing/broken - however we managed as there are 2 fridges. The weather was fantastic during our stay so the children spent a lot of time in the garden which is lovely but left mostly overgrown which greatly reduces the space + a lot of stinging nettles. Unfortunately the gardener mid week emptied the grass cuttings in the stream right where the children played. Also the 2nd floor showers need attention.
None of the above spoiled our holiday and we will definitely come again.
Many thanks and already looking forward to coming back.
Hello, I just wanted to give you some feedback.
We absolutely loved our stay thank you. On arrival the house was immaculately clean, and very well stocked with everything we might need. We particularly appreciated the scullery/porch area that allowed storage of our outdoor stuff and the slate kitchen floor where we kept the dog.
The layout of the house lent itself perfectly to the different needs and volume levels of 3generations. The location was fantastic allowing many different high and low level walks and bike rides that took us into and beyond Buttermere . The cinema in Workington and the pool in Whitehaven were great for the bad weather days and topped off by the community film in Lamplugh.
Thank you particularly to the cleaners who had done such a great job and let us leave slightly more slowly on Sunday.
Two things; we couldn’t get the hoover to work consistently and it’s cumbersome for the corners, and a pair of scissors would be great. Honestly, if that’s all I can think of to say negatively, you know you’ve got a great property.
Thank you again, we really hope we can visit again.
Thanks so much for your review and we're so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Routen House. It sounds like you certainly made the most of your visit and found lots of fabulous things to do. We look forward to hearing from you anytime again in the future.
Wonderful large house in a beautiful spot
We had a brilliant time. The weather was glorious. House has everything you need it was fantastic! We all want to go back😁
So glad that you had a lovely time at Routen House!
Ennerdale is one of England's wildest valleys. It is one of the most remote lakes, offering a place to escape even in the high season. Yet it is only a 20 minute drive from a variety of towns and areas, some of which are listed below. Ennerdale lake is a deep glacial lake, 2.5 miles long, ¾ mile wide and 148 deep. The water is exceptionally clear and contains a variety of fish. It is the only lake that does not have a road running alongside it.
Around Ennerdale, there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied.
Hundreds of walks - from gentle lakeside strolls to energetic mountain hikes
Mountain biking in Ennerdale Forest
Fishing in the lake (permit required)
The nearest village, Ennerdale Bridge, has a Post Office and General Store, a church and two public houses (both serving good food and a variety of beers, including real ale).
The market town of Cockermouth is a 20 minute drive away offering a variety of restaurants shops and supermarkets. Keswick is a 35 minute drive.