My family & dog have just returned from a 3 night break over the bank holiday. We ended up at Post Office Cottage because the original property we booked through 'Sykes cottages' cancelled on us 2 days before departure due to an apparent faulty shower.
What a result that we found this beautiful cottage! We had never stayed in this part of Cumbria before so wasn't sure how it would be. It was lovely! Such stunning scenery & pure peace, just what we needed. Loved watching the tiny lambs coming right up to the back garden fence!
The owners were great & arranged with the lovely housekeeper next door to expect us late on the Friday night so they had the cottage cosy & warm for when we finally arrived!
For 2 of the nights we got the lounge log burner going, incredible amount of heat that comes off it for such a long time too, and we had an abundance of logs/coal & fire lighters, it was gorgeous on the very cold evenings! I had read a review about someone being upset at having an electric heating allowance. Personally we had no issues at all, we had heaters on when needed (our daughters bedroom constantly) & were never cold once! I guess it just comes down to individual heating needs. I think the allowance is more for people to be aware & not to forget to switch electric heaters down/off when going out etc (like we would at home).
It's always a challenge finding a luxury cottage that accept pets too without paying massively over the odds, but this cottage provides it perfectly. It's been very well thought out with the design, loved the dog crate, blanket & bowl provided!
The only extra it didn't have was wifi. This is of course not something everyone needs, but for us it was vital for our lifestyle. The owner confirmed she was having it put in the following week so once it's in it will be absolute perfection of a cottage.
Really enjoyed our break and can highly recommend!