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Otters Holt

Warwick Bridge near Carlisle, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972665)

4.9

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Really lovely cottage in a scenic setting, yes it is right next to the A69 and you do get some traffic noise but this does not detract from the overall experience."

    Ideally placed for exploring the area and we loved the variety of different walks. We were 4 adults and 3 dogs and the garden was great for them although we did have to keep one of them on a long lead as she did keep trying to go through the hedge so if your dogs are escape artists then you will need to bare this in mind, .would highly recommend a stay at Otters Holt

    Reviewed by DebbieApr 2022

  • "Fantastic home for the week, we had a great time."

    Reviewed by IanMar 2022

  • "Beautiful property."

    Very comfortable and very clean. Has everything you need including a lovely garden. Only issue for us was the lack of easily accessible walks for the dogs directly from the house. There are lovely walks in the area but you need to drive to them Highly recommend local dog friendly pubs the Queens and the Wheatsheaf

    Reviewed by DeborahMar 2022

  • "Lovely spacious house, had everything we could possibly need."

    The garden was beautiful, dogs children and adults thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by HeatherMar 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, the only downside was the noise coming from the busy road over the bridge."

    Excellent garden and secure if you have dogs.

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at Otters Holt."

    ... Clean, comfy and everything we could ask for in a beautiful cottage. However with the close proximity to the road we would not return as early morning wake up call from 5 o'clock onwards traffic is not what we would call a relaxing holiday, we really didn't think it would be a problem but as the week went on it started to grate. Possibly double glazing or secondary glazing could help? Such a shame as we loved everything else about this lovely cottage. The most comfortable cottage beds we have slept in and we do at least 4 cottages each year.

    Reviewed by NikkiJan 2022

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage, fabulous views, will definitely be back."

    Reviewed by ADec 2021

  • "An excellent property, ideal for a group of 6."

    Great location, lots of lovely walks, local pubs and only a 10 minute drive into Carlsile.

    Reviewed by AnthonyDec 2021

  • "Had a fantastic stay at Otters Holt, the cottage is very clean and welcoming with an amazing garden that my 3 dogs loved exploring in."

    The location next to the river is perfect, stunning views in a morning at sunrise. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by KristyNov 2021

  • "Fantastic location and beautiful cottage very clean and well organised Everything you need for a great break"

    Reviewed by MauriceOct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you need."

    We loved the garden and hope to return in summertime to enjoy sitting outside. The cottage was lovely and warm so we didn't need to light the log burners. Everything was really clean. The cottage is within easy reach of The Lake District, Hadrian's Wall and Carlisle.

    Reviewed by CharlotteOct 2021

  • "The house was absolutely perfect for our holiday with my mum, 2 children and labrador and here's why 1."

    It was immaculately clean, well laid out, well equipped and wonderfully comfortable for us all with a really special garden 2 Diane, the owner was very helpful and an absoute pleasure to communicate with 3 The extras made all the difference, soft towels, lovely bedding, toiletries , prosecco and refreshment pack, we felt thoroughly indulged This is the best holiday home we have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by DianeOct 2021

  • "This is a lovely house."

    Listing 100% accurate. The garden is a gem.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    The house is very spacious affording plenty of room for our party of three couples and three dogs. Lots of room to spread out. Furnished with care and equipped with all you would need. Useful utility (and fourth shower!) room. Very much a home from home. Amazing garden with a firepit and logs. Very helpful and pleasant owner.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2021

  • "Otters holt is a lovely property the pictures really do not do it justice."

    The property garden river and all surrounding areas are a fantastic place to relax, 5 stars from me and the family.

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2021

  • "Wow, we stayed here at the end of June for 7 nights, where do I start, this cottage is lovely."

    Loads of room, 4 bathroom, 3 large bedrooms. We went as 2 couples, and had all the room we wanted, the owners had gone above and beyond, a lovey bottle of Prosecco on arrival was waiting for us. The garden is huge and backs onto the beautiful river Eden, the garden is secure for your dogs. I cannot recommend this property highly enough, thanks to the owners for a great base for our holiday.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage with exceptional gardens and surrounding Very high standard"

    Reviewed by MauriceJun 2021

  • "The whole experience from booking the cottage to being there was so lovely."

    Have recommended to friends and family and will be booking again in the very near future. Had such a lovely relaxing time and the accommodation was amazing loved it and the surrounding area was stunning. Didn’t want to come home!!!

    Reviewed by ZoeOct 2019

  • "Couldn't fault the holiday cottage at all, perfect!"

    I would recommend Sykes holidays to anyone, excellent service from start to finish, keep up the good work.

    Reviewed by Lee JamesAug 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage with amazing garden and the use of the leisure club was an added bonus."

    The cottage was lovely and clean generally but did have cobwebs on the roof which meant lots of spiders made an appearance. Decor, facilities etc all fabulous.

    Reviewed by LindseyAug 2019

  • "This cottage was in a beautiful position on the river and was well equipped and maintained."

    It didn't have any shaver sockets to charge our toothbrush, which would have been a problem if we had been there for a week. There was no blind on the large Velux window in the bedroom or on the patio doors in the sitting area meaning that I was woken at 4am by the light, something that could easily be remedied.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2019

  • "Upon the arrival couldn’t open the french doors as the key wasn’t present also quite a few cobwebs around the cottage but other than those little bits, all the ladies loved the cottage and it’s facilities beautiful location and gorgeous inside."

    Very happy

    Jun 2019

  • "The photos of the cottage and garden do not do it justice."

    Lovely place with excellent facilities. Perfect for a family holiday. My 2 year old granddaughter spent most of her time exploring the different areas of the garden. It’s the first time I really haven’t wanted to come home from a holiday. Although the road goes by the cottage you can hardly hear it. Plenty of room to spend time as a family or to have your own space if you need it. Garden secure for the dogs. Perfect holiday. Easy travel distance to Carlisle, Penrith and the Lakes. My daughter left her laptop behind and I was so happy with the service we received in returning it to us both from Sykes cottages and the owners of the property.

    Reviewed by DeborahMay 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, well equipped."

    Everyone had a brilliant stay, definitely will be returning sometime. The only thing is the river view bedroom would be better with a blind on the Velux window.

    Reviewed by TracyMar 2019

  • "We came to otter holt cottage back end of January for my birthday , me my partner and dog , also my two sisters and their partners came with dog , we really enjoyed our weekend had lots of fun playing games and relaxing in hot tub ( YES we used hot tub in January ) only thing was no lighting at back of garden near hot tub ."

    Also there wasn't really anywhere to walk dogs , their is no access down to river now footpath not in use . Cottage is really clean and cosy, also well equipped and will definitely return to this cottage. Would highly recommend it to my friends and family .

    Reviewed by JessicaJan 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful, really well equipped and plenty of space with the added bonus of the hot tub."

    However the downside was that despite it being marketed as a dog friendly cottage the garden was not secure. The fact that the cottage is right on top of a busy A road is worrying when the dogs could have just wandered out onto it. It would have been perfect if this was made secure. It would have been nice if the dogs could have been wandering around the garden whilst we were using the hot tub.

    Reviewed by JulieDec 2018

  • "We booked this cottage so both my and my brothers families could enjoy an early Christmas."

    We chose this cottage for the size and the appreance on the photos. Although the photos don’t do it justice. From opening the door we felt welcome. The added aspect of Christmas decorations so the festivities started as soon as we all arrived. The kitchen was well equipped and we managed to deliver a full Christmas dinner for 6. The facilities were great sky tv in all the rooms and high speed internet meant I could keep in touch with the office and meant the stay could be extend by my brother how works from home normally. Log burners and fire pit meant when we used the hot tub (yep in December) we were warm when we all came in. Can’t recomend this property enough, will defiantly be back. Thanks. The McGs

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2018

  • "We all six of us loved Otters Holt, warm, cosy and the Fizz was really welcome."

    The owner Diane dealt with our only problem within half an hour,The fire starters among us (THE MEN) played nicely with the fire pit but we declined to use the hot tub in November!!! All in all another truly brilliant property with Lakes Cottages.

    Reviewed by JaniceNov 2018

  • "This cottage is beautiful, extremely well equipped with great attention to detail."

    Very spacious and the hot tub was superb. Would definitely book with Sykes Cottage again .

    Reviewed by LesleyNov 2018

  • "Big clean cottage with all that you could need."

    Lots of nice touches with all the linen, prosecco on arrival, clean fresh hot tub, clear instructions with how to use appliances etc so it was really easy to get settled. Very close to local shop and fuel station. Short drive to large Tesco store. Lovely easy stay.

    Reviewed by JessicaOct 2018

  • "Would benefit from lights in back garden, hard to use hot tub in dark, also hot tub needs a pulley to put cover on and off as its very heavy."

    Other car kept parking next to the house so made it difficult at times when we had 2 cars there to get out. House gorgeous, quite noisy from road traffic but would go back.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2018

  • "We particularly asked if the garden was totally enclosed to allow our dog to be safe."

    We were advised it was apart from a small gap that could be blocked by the bin.. This was not the case there was a length of about 5 meters that was not fenced. This was very disappointing as we were next to the A69.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2018

  • "Otters Holt was just perfect for our family holiday."

    The accommodation was spotless and very well maintained and is extremely spacious. All the appliances in the kitchen were very modern and of a good quality. Attention to detail was lovely even down to a torch and a great selection of books and games. Loved the numerous bathrooms particularly the rain shower in the utility room. Our dogs loved the garden but a fence or gate would have been welcome as they could easily leave the back garden and potentially get onto the busy main road at the front of the property. My daughter parked her car across the back access to prevent this from happening but our spaniel could still go over the garden area where the rotary clothes is. Anyone staying with dogs be vigilant. Beautiful garden with many aspects to it. Lots of apple, pear and damson trees. The owners are happy for you to pick the fruit when it's ripe. So my granddaughter and I were busy picking apples and pears on our last day. The hot tub was beautiful. Having lights around the hot tub area would have been useful as it was a little tricky getting out and finding your towels at night time. It was in a lovely location to enable us to visit the lakes, just a stones throw from the M6. A lovely pub was close by serving great meals and a co op about 15 minutes walk away. We used the facilities at the leisure centre which is part of a hotel, it was free because we were staying at Otters Holt. Well worth a visit. Great swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room. A lovely holiday, we highly recommend staying at Otters Holt.

    Reviewed by FrancisAug 2018

  • "This is the nicest place ive ever stayed so much room and bedrooms and bathrooms amazing."

    Garden area and hot tub lovely

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean and all the facilities you need."

    The garden is stunning and loved chilling in the hot tub. I will be coming back to this cottage I’m pretty sure of that.

    Reviewed by StevenJun 2018

  • "Cottage was amazing, rooms were very spacious and extremely comfortable."

    The garden was well used, especially the hot tub and fire pit. There was everything in the cottage you would need, toiletries, hair dryers in all rooms, even tin foil and baking paper etc... We were contacted on arrival to make sure everything was OK. There was even a welcome bottle of bubbly, which was a very nice touch. Only thing needs altering on write up is that now you can't access the river from the cottage. I would definitely recommend Otters Holt cottage, and would look at going back again some time.

    Reviewed by AndyJun 2018

  • "Great location, facilities 1st class."

    The garden was exceptional very nice family area. One very small negative is no champagne flutes.

    Reviewed by PamelaMay 2018

  • "This was a beautiful property, and was ideal for 3 couples."

    I would stay in this property again

    Reviewed by DeniseMar 2018

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king with access from private ground floor sitting area with family bathroom; 1 x king with en-suite shower, basin and WC; 1 x twin zip/link (can be turned into super king) with en-suite bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Utility room with shower and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating and wood burners
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer (in utility room), WiFi, Sky TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels and toiletries inc. in rent
  • 1 Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Cottage garden and lawned area with furniture and fire pit
  • Secure rear garden with tall fencing
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pubs 5 mins walk
  • Note: Max 6 adults.

The property

This luxurious cottage nestles next to the River Eden on the doorstep of Warwick Bridge.

Finished to a remarkable standard, with stunning expansive grounds, fire pit and access to walks along the river, this beautiful property offers high-quality living for a family holiday to Cumbria.

Put your feet up at the end of the day in front of Sky TV beside the sitting rooms wood burner under the character beams.

The kitchen area is open plan leading into a breakfast/dining area, itself having a wood burning stove.

Moving along this wide property, there is a bedroom suite all of its own, with a private sitting area with patio doors and a private staircase leading to a double room with king-size bed and dormer balcony.

The main staircase of the house leads to another two stunning bedrooms, one double and one twin zip-link that can be turned into a king, both with en-suite facilities.

The grounds of this cottage are a marvel.

To one side of the long outdoor area is a walkthrough cottage garden full of charming borders.

To the other, a lawned area leading to a private patio with furniture and fire pit and summer house.

The rear garden is secure with tall fencing.

The River Eden is immediately adjacent to the cottage, and the amenities of Warwick Bridge are all walkable.

Away from the walks, fishing and pampering closer to home, you are in the ideal spot for a range of drives.

The city life of Carlisle is only five miles away, and you are less than half an hour's drive from Scotland, the North Pennines and the Lake District. Perfectly located for exploring a host of areas in Cumbria, Otters Holt is the ultimate in luxury living for your family holiday at any time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

CARLISLE

Gretna Green 13.1 miles; Penrith 19.9 miles; Dumfries 36.2 miles

Carlisle is set in the county of Cumbria, situated just 10 miles south of the Scottish Borders and is nicknamed the Border City. During Roman times the town was established to serve the forts for Hadrian's Wall, which runs east from the city across the country to Wallsend on the east coast and today is recognised as a World Heritage Site. During the Middle Ages, due to its proximity to the Kingdom of Scotland, Carlisle became an important military stronghold and Carlisle Castle, still relatively intact, was built in 1092 by William Rufus, after once serving as a prison for Mary, Queen of Scots. The castle now houses the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment and the Border Regiment Museum. In the early 12th century Henry I allowed the foundation of a priory in Carlisle and the town gained the status of a diocese in 1122, resulting in the priory becoming Carlisle Cathedral. The Settle to Carlisle railway runs across some of the most breathtaking scenery to the popular Yorkshire town and Carlisle Racecourse has a packed fixture list including Ladies’ Day and evening fixtures. Within driving distance is the Victorian seaside town of Silloth and just over the border is Gretna Green, where you'll find the Gretna Gateway Shopping Centre and Anvil Hall, the famous wedding venue.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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