The cottage was very pretty, clean and comfortable, and in a beautiful location with amenities close by, and it was close to the south lakes and the coast. We brought our dog with us and spent the week hiking and visiting local villages. There is a paved hallway entrance which was great for leaving muddy boots and dogs. Cumbria is very dog friendly and we felt welcome everywhere. We had a very relaxed holiday and have returned home refreshed. I didn't want to leave the cottage, it was so comfy and homely.