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Longtown, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Such a relaxing little getaway!"

    Thank you so much for having us, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The hot tub was fabulous and the beautiful countryside was so calming. IF we had to be super picky some of the photos of the outside could do with updating as unfortunately, there was no outdoor shower as in the pictures on the website. Would 100% recommend, the hosts were super lovely too, can't wait to be back!!!

    Reviewed by Alicja4.7Oct 2023

  • "Had a great time when we stayed and very welcoming only a minor thing was the ..."

    Had a great time when we stayed and very welcoming only a minor thing was the fridge was a bit small and was freezing the contents

    Reviewed by Denis5.0Aug 2023

  • "The first thing we noticed was that the Pod had been moved from it's original site on the photo."

    The site it was now situation on was enclosed with fencing which made it very private which was great however, it didn't have the shower outside which could be used to shower before and after using the Hot tub. The step into the hot tub was very unstable when getting in and out. This was probably due to the slate covering the whole surface being uneven. The Pod itself was lovely, my only criticism was that the way it was facing had no light into the living area at all. We had to put lights on all day and it still wasn't very bright. The bedroom which had a dividing wall was beautiful and light all day because it had a sky light letting the light in. The property was nice and clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline3.8Aug 2023

  • "Lovely setting, private and peaceful."

    It is a 'micro' lodge so be prepared for the lack of room, however, it is well equipped with crockery, utensils, tea towels, towels, washing up liquid, etc. There is a single cooking plate but would have been better getting rid of the useless breakfast bar and rejigging to fit in a proper hob. With this in mind you have to be organised with what you're doing for meals. The nearest shop is a drive away or eat out. The bed was comfortable, so looking at past reviews they have addressed this with a mattress topper. The hot tub is now fully enclosed and private, although they have given in to putting a roof over it which, for me, spoilt the experience of gazing up to the stars. My only real beef throughout the stay was the lack of WiFi, (there is wifi but you can't connect to it at all), not to sit endlessly on my phone, enjoyed the break from it, but to not have emergency contact with children if needed was a big negative.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, it was very private and the grounds were beautiful, only downsides for us was there was no service in the room and there wasn’t a lot of space for us to keep our things but apart from that it was amazing."

    We met the owners and they were both lovely and very welcoming to us, I would recommend this place to anybody, it was lovely.

    Reviewed by Abigail4.1Aug 2023

  • "Exquisite little micro lodge in a really rural and quiet location."

    Perfect for a romantic stay away from all the hustle and bustle of normal day life. Trevor was a Gent of a host and we were left alone to enjoy the peace and tranquility

    Reviewed by Karl4.4Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful place for a short escape from reality."

    Private and intimate. Perfect

    Reviewed by Alfred4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay, staff and owners great."

    Had a perfect stay, thank you

    Reviewed by Chris3.8Jun 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and was lovely to see the new year in whilst staying in reflection."

    The location was beautiful and was such a relaxing environment. Not a bad thing to say, 3 nights wasn’t long enough we didn’t want to come home. We will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a fab stay at the reflection we had the perfect weather to enjoy the hot tub."

    The only small down fall was the mattress is un comfy & wifi is only accessible outside but that’s no big issue when your getting away from it all. We would definitely book here again. ❤️

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had a great time at reflection great location, just a few tweeks to this cabin would take it from very good to amazing ."

    . a new mattress is badly needed as it is so worn the springs jag through lol and maybe some blinds on the french doors to stop the light coming in morning, and possibly even the slightest bit of wifi would be ideal , ut other than these minor things its an amazing cabin with great facilities and a perfect location its rural enough for peace and quiet but a 20 min drive from the town centre we will definitely visit again thanks

    Reviewed by Sean4.1Sep 2022

  • "Me and my husband stayed for 3 nights."

    Amazing micro-cabin. Very clean and tidy. It is smaller than it looks on the pictures, we wasn't able to use the 'breakfast bar' as a small fridge in now under it. I think that area would be better used as storage and a fold down table be located under the TV as there is a storage box shelf there. Private hot tub is now completely screened off and a chimney with firewood provided. The grounds are large and you're free to walk around, and you walk out thr drive and go on some beautiful walks. As you arrive the property it can be felt that you're in someones back garden, however the grounds are so large you can completely relax and not see anyone after arrival. The owners Trevor and Danielle were fantastic and went through everything when we arrived. An added bonus they have 2 beautiful dogs that are friends and love a cuddle. If you are extremely tall or require any additional room as this is a micro cabin you may not be as comfortable as this beautiful cabin can provide. Would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Alannah4.1Aug 2022

  • "Just arrived back from a 3 night stay at Reflection for our wedding anniversary."

    Had an amazing few days relaxing in the hot tub, going for country walks and snuggling up in the evening with a film. The reflection is a lovely little cosy home from home and had everything you would need for a break away. Whilst there we also enjoyed a day out to Carlisle and a trip to Gretna Green which are both nearby. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful place, and property felt like a home away from home will hopefully be back in the near future"

    Reviewed by Kane5.0Aug 2022

  • "We have returned home from a few nights staying in this property."

    First impressions… wow. Beautiful setting/scenery. The property is set above a beck, just sat outside listening to the water was so calming and relaxing. Hot tub was ready for us on arrival. Complementary bottle of fizz! The owners were so welcoming and friendly. River Esk 30 minute walk which is beautiful! We also visited Gretna Green which was only 10 minutes drive away. All in all very enjoyable stay. Zero signal though but we actually enjoyed switching off.

    Reviewed by Lauren4.7Aug 2022

  • "Me and my husband recently stayed here for our honeymoon and wow!"

    What a beautiful unique place! So tidy and cosy! Yeah its on the small side but it's not supposed to be a huge mansion, it was just right! Trevor and Danielle are so lovely and welcoming! We even had a little gift of a bottle of bubbly which was a lovely touch! The beds are super comfy, best few nights sleep we've ever had! I know people say they look forward to their own bed but honestly we miss this bed! The hot tub was heated for our arrival and it was amazing sat in the hot tub on the night looking into the beautiful night sky! There's no signal and poor Internet connection but we didn't care, we was there to enjoy each others company and to take in the surroundings! There was coffee, milk and sugar available for us and also hot chocolate and marshmallows to enjoy by the chimnea. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and we couldn't recommend 'reflection' enough! And we definitely want to stay again! Thank you for an amazing and memorable honeymoon!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was lovely for a short stay, due to its size we wouldn’t have wanted to stay longer than three nights."

    It would have been better if the portable hob provided had two rings rather than just one, although there is not much room to cook anyway. We loved the hot tub and the chiminea and the little details like the outside lights. We didn’t use the decking as it was a bit green (some is expected due to the area but it did look like it hadn’t been cleaned for a while). The wifi didn’t reach Refelction, however this wasn’t a massive deal for us as we were looking for a bit of a break from the outside world. Overall we had a really lovely stay, it was comfortable and in a beautiful setting which is what we wanted.

    Reviewed by Alexandra3.8Jun 2022

  • "Amazing place to stay for a vacation, the owners are extremely friendly and accommodating, they picked us up from carlsisle which was a huge relief as we were worried about our travel, they lent us their electric bikes so that we could explore and told us about interesting places to visit, couldn’t be happier with our stay there."


    Reviewed by Aleksandra5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely 3 night stay at reflection, the perfect break away to unwind and relax."

    Everywhere was spotless and we couldn’t fault it.

    Thank you so much for your feedback It really does mean a lot to our little team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely place, really private and relaxing!"

    Perfect little getaway. Has everything you need and the hot tub was lush. Owners were really accommodating when we were running really late and explained perfectly how to get to the place. Definitely recommended!!

    Thank you very much for your lovely review it means a lot to our little team at Carwinley Retreat. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kamila5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay very relaxing would definitely stay again"

    Thank you for your great review and we hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Feb 2022

  • "Lovely stay with a lovely cabin."

    Very clean and had everything we needed. Would have been better if there was a cover over the hot tub as it was very windy and cold. Also there is no blind on the french doors so it didn’t feel private as you could see the bed from outside.

    Thank you for your review we are glad you enjoyed your break and would just like to say We have chosen not to put covers over the hot tubs so that people can enjoy the evening skies / stars which we are lucky to have as no street lights or light pollution . The glass on the doors is tinted and Reflection is in its own private area and not over looked by anyone . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Georgia3.8Nov 2021

  • "Loved staying here!"

    So relaxing. Can't wait to visit again soon!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2021

  • "Really lovely welcoming owners who made it clear they were approachable, but also really respected our privacy."

    A superb stay from start to end. Hidden gem.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Oct 2021

  • "A lovely gem for a three-night break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life."

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely break staying at Reflection."

    The location is great, clean and the facilities were exactly what we needed. Thanks so much!

    Reviewed by Kayleigh5.0Aug 2021

  • "Reflection was fantastic and had everything we needed for a relaxing weekend."

    Lovely little microhome, very private and an amazing decking area and hot tub. Very friendly staff and a nice remote location.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Aug 2021

  • "We are just back from a two night stay in ‘Reflection’."

    WOW, what a wonderful place to relax and refuel. The staff and owners were incredibly welcoming and helpful and the facilities were everything we had hoped for and more. We would love to return again in the future. Thank you so much for an incredible break in paradise!

    Reviewed by Emily4.7Aug 2021

  • "Most tranquil place I've ever visited."

    "Reflection" has it all. Absolutely perfect for our honeymoon, it's very private outside including the fantastic hot tub.Will definately return someday.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2021

  • "Would recommend Reflection to anyone!"

    Absolutely lovely place and so relaxing! Thank you

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jun 2021

  • "Our stay was perfect from start to finish."

    Everything from the lodge to the grounds exceeded our expectations and the host were brilliant! We can’t wait to return for another relaxing weekend away.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Amazing stay!"

    Lovely, personal touch with the opportunity to use the 'the shack' to buy/borrow treats without a trip to the shop! The only recommendation would be to have a shelter for the hot tub but I think this will happen soon!

    Reviewed by Katy5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was in a really welcoming, peaceful place and the owners were very friendly."

    Just 2 minute drive in to Longtown and 15 minutes from Carlisle. Would highly recommend this place if you are a couple looking for a peaceful break. Hot tub, chimenea, river on your doorstep, very private setting! Pubs and places to eat not far away at all. Tip: Jump on the train and head to Edinburgh if you want to mix things up a bit. The only reason I have marked down 1 on comfort is purely due to the fact that the bed wasn't very comfortable, could maybe do with a new mattress :) But as i said before, me and my partner would very highly recommend this place, brilliant!

    Reviewed by Lee4.7May 2021

  • "This retreat was such an amazing getaway, me and my partner thoroughly enjoyed our time there."

    It was closed off with a beautiful view of the beck out the back, I would seriously recommend this to other people. The price was amazing for what we got.

    Reviewed by Lewis4.7May 2021

  • "Wonderful spot."

    Hot tub and veranda area were lovely and it felt totally private. Really friendly greeting on arrival. Inside was cosy with good bed and shower. Could have done with a shelf in bedroom perhaps. All in all a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Apr 2021

  • "The hoilday was fantastic the views were amazing and I would recommend"

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Oct 2020

  • "A beautiful venue, perfect for a romantic getaway and escape from the everyday."

    Very private and tranquil. The owners and staff were lovely, very welcoming and friendly. The accommodation had everything needed for a micro escape.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2020

  • "It was just perfect."

    . even better and more secluded than on the pictures.. There is now a built wooden wall around the hot top and also bamboo in between each fence panel. Its just a great peaceful little place.. would definitely return.. the owners are great and go above and beyond.. Thank You

    Reviewed by Jodie4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely few days spent at Reflection."

    Peaceful and relaxing which is what I needed. Would definitely return and I have recommended it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Aug 2020

  • "Absolutely perfect!"

    !!! had the best time. so relaxing.

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Feb 2020

  • "Been all over the world."

    This place is definitely one of the best places I have stayed

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2019

  • "Just perfect timing for me to relax especially going through my Masters degree and it help me doing my dissertation with clear mind away from home."

    Just perfect - would love to go back if I want to get away from everything again.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Oct 2019

  • "Utterly gorgeous hideaway set in beautiful surroundings with fantastic hosts."

    Complete feeling of privacy, a wonderfully romantic getaway. The area itself has a great mix of nature and culture for everyone to enjoy. Highly, highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Sep 2019

  • "A lovely peaceful place to stay and the most welcoming of owners."

    Will definitely be back to escape from busy city life!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2019

  • "Reflection was amazing."

    Such a lovely little space in the world. Really private so was perfect to just switch off from everything for a few days. Hot tub and lovely views of the stream were the highlight for us! Owners Danielle and Trevor were really welcoming with the additional little touch of homemade brownies and a bottle of Cava which was so appreciated. We would definitely recommend and will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely relaxing few days in wonderful surroundings"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2019

  • "Absolutely exceeded our expectations was a beautiful place wonderful hosts so ..."

    Absolutely exceeded our expectations was a beautiful place wonderful hosts so peaceful we will without a doubt be coming back soon we didn't want to come home we couldn't fault the place at all wonderful place to go for a quiet break would recommend to anyone no question that wants a quiet break

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2019

  • "Reflections is simply lovely."

    We enjoyed our break immensely and would recommend without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2018

  • "I would highly recommend Reflections."

    Trevor and Danielle were so friendly. All the little touches . Home made chocolate brownies on arrival and prosecco in the fridge . Hot tub was cleaned and fresh water after each visit which was a huge plus for us. All the properties were stunning . We will be back .

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Sep 2018

  • "What a trip!"

    This place is absolutely beautiful and totally exceeded our expectation for our first wedding anniversary. We were made to feel so welcome by the owners and the Reflection home we stayed in was beautiful. The setting was gorgeous and little touches like the decking outside, the lights in the evening and the hot tub, we would defo come back. Thanks so much!

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Aug 2018

  • "Reflections isn’t just a place to lay your head for a few days, as it’s name suggests it allows you to contemplate life and reflect on what is happening in your world."

    Although this will send shiver down the spine of many people, we loved it. With very limited to no internet or phone signal being able to shut off from the outside world and actually relax and listen to the wildlife or the running of the Beck was absolute bliss. We will definitely be returning to Longtown.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2018

  • "We really loved our stay here at reflection, it's perfect for a little get away and includes everything you need!"

    We loved spending time in the hot tub every night & sat by the chiminea too! We reccomend the Pompei Steak house for anyone wanting to go for a nice evening meal up in town too!! The only small things I would say is there isn't much room for storage & also there were no blinds on the patio doors for when it came to night time.. but apart from that everything was amazing & we had a brill bank holiday weekend.

    Reviewed by Daniella4.4May 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful place - much better than expected."

    People on site extremely helpful despite the owners being away on holiday. Our only (minor) gripe was the lack of storage (non existent) so pack lightly!!! Longtown itself although not exactly walking distance is not particularly pleasant, but if you're prepared to drive or get a cab then there are plenty of other places to go...... Scotland is only 7 miles away! We'd love to come back again in the summer as it is the perfect getaway for a couple.

    Reviewed by Gareth4.7Apr 2018

  • "Reflection is perfection beautiful scenery and more than exceeded our expectations"

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Mar 2018

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • All on one level
  • Sleeping area with double bed
  • Wet room with shower cubicle, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open plan living/dining/kitchen.
  • Fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, portable induction hob, Belfast sink and breakfast bar
  • Under floor heating
  • TV with DVD
  • Electricity and welcome pack
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Private screened area beside Carwinley Beck, hot tub, shower, seating area and chimenea
  • Use of grounds
  • Wifi available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, restaurants and pub 5 mins drive
  • River and countryside walks and cycling routes in the local area
  • Please note as the hot tub is emptied, cleaned and re filled between each booking it may not be at the optimum temperature for your arrival

The property

Reflection is located within a landscaped development just 6 miles from Gretna Green.

If you're planning to spend time with a partner relaxing or celebrating a special occasion, this has to be the place for you.

Reflection provides unique, cosy and luxurious accommodation.

Step inside and enjoy the light, airy and luxurious feel of this micro home.

Furnished and equipped to an extremely high standard this little gem has underfloor heating keeping you cosy and snug on the coolest of days.

There's also a wet room with shower, basin and WC. The accommodation has been really well designed and will make you love spending time here.

There are walking and cycling routes on the doorstep including trails along the River Esk.

Gretna Green is just 6 miles away and is home to the Greta Gateway shopping outlet, as well as the old Blacksmiths Shop, which has now been converted into a restaurant.

Carlisle with its blend of historic castle, Cathedral and modern restaurants, bars and shopping is just 10 miles away.

The Northern Lake District including Keswick and Ullswater and the Western Lake District are within an hour's drive, offering plenty of fantastic walking opportunities .A mix of unique and luxurious, Reflection is ideal for a romantic break or special occasion, at any time of the year.

Reflection is one of a group of properties which may be booked together to sleep up to 10 people.
Ideal for groups of friends who like to holiday together with the benefit of individual private facilities.

Carwinley Mill House sleeps 2. Reference 972318
The Heronry sleeps 2. Reference 972390
The Snug sleeps 2 Reference 973959
The Chard sleeps 2 Reference 1016227

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About the location


Gretna Green 7.7 miles; Carlisle 8.5 miles; Brampton 11 miles; Dumfries 27.5 miles

A delightful, well-stocked town in northern Cumbria that runs alongside the River Esk. Longtown is a fantastic base for a holiday as it comes in the centre of four Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including Solway Coast AONB, the Northumberland National Park, North Pennines AONB and the Lake District National Park.The local area offers a pleasant range of shops, pubs and restaurants for you to choose from. There are some beautiful places nearby, offering even more places to go and things to do. Brampton and Carlisle are nearby with beautiful buildings. As Longtown is so close to Scotland, it would be rude not to visit Dumfries and Galloway. Edinburgh and Glasgow are just over an hours drive away.

Please note as the hot tub is emptied, cleaned and re filled between each booking it may not be at the optimum temperature for your arrival.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas