Upon finding Hawkrigg Cottage, which was made simple by great directions, we unpacked our bags and pretty much immediately felt at home. The cottage itself is finished to a very high standard, was immaculate and to top it off there was a homemade cake in the kitchen for us that was fantastic and a bottle of wine in the fridge. 1st impressions count; the cottage made a good start and didn't falter throughout our whole stay.
Ideally situated between the Lakes and the Dales, it was great for day trips to either and it was always a pleasure to return to the cottage, cook dinner and have a night in front of the TV. If you have a desire to eat out, the village of Kirkby Lonsdale is a few minutes drive down the road and has a number of good places to eat.
We genuinely couldn't have been more pleased with the cottage and would go back tomorrow if we could. If you're looking for a cottage to base yourself then I recommend Hawkrigg Cottage, it's everything you need and a ridiculous bargain.