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Accommodation Details Low Cock How Farm
Kinniside, Ennerdale Bridge CumbriaCA23 3AQ
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Comments by walkers who stayed at Low Cock How Farm in Ennerdale Bridge on The Coast to Coast Path
 
Stayed here on June 24, 2016. Our hosts very graciously picked us up after dinner at the Fox and Hounds so we didn't have to walk the last 1.5 to the farm. Warm welcome and excellent breakfast.
Maria Hancock, left on 18 July 2016
 
 
Cosy, welcoming farm b&b in quiet, beautiful setting with superb views. There were 4 of us so we were given 2 twin rooms with separate entrance like a holiday cottage, with our own kitchen and cosy lounge with a crackling coal fire. The landlady gave us a very warm welcome and the breakfast and lunch packs were good too. I warmly recommend it to C2C walkers.
Catherine Aguilar, left on 19 June 2015
 
 
Camped here on the first night of our C2C. Very friendly welcome including a cup of tea. Garden was nice to camp in and can thoroughly recommend it.
Sue, left on 26 July 2014
 
 
Very relaxing stop. We arrived very early and had a relaxing time in the garden. Superb views and very quiet. Dorothy welcomed us with cake! A real treat. It is worth noting that you can order a take-away from here, so there is no need to hike into the village.
Pearl and Abbie, left on 24 July 2013
 
 
This was our 1st night's stop, and not to be missed. A real working farm with lots going on. Good views also. The hosts very friendly with lots of Coast to Coast stories to tell!Very good drying facilities, and large woodburner (it was March and weather very cold) to keep us warm. Microwave etc if required, excellent breakfast in the conservatory, watching the birds.
Sue and Pat, left on 30 March 2013
 
 
I stayed Sept. 2005 in double room (actually in barn). Very cozy.Walked with another hiker to Shepard for good meal, and owner (lady) came to get us. Excellent breakfast. Price quite reasonable. Well placed for c to C walkers.
Sylvia Thurlow Nolin Moose, left on 19 October 2012
 
 
I stayed Sept. 2005 in double room (actually in barn). Very cozy.Walked with another hiker to Shepard for good meal, and owner (lady) came to get us. Excellent breakfast. Price quite reasonable. Well placed for c to C walkers.
Sylvia Thurlow Nolin Moose, left on 19 October 2012
 
 
Dorothy and her husband were really friendly people. Supposed to camp but it was raining so gave us a room in the bunkhouse, woodburning stove so all our clothes dried, tea and choccy biscuits on arrival, thanks Dorothy what a great first day to our walk !
Debbie Scott, left on 01 October 2012
 
 
Stayed late august for the coast to coast walk. I loved the bunkhouse, there was a German man staying too, whom told me some useful info about the coming journey as he'd done the east to west route. It was a short mile walk to the pub. I had to order a take away and it cost 4 to deliver but it was good :)! Dorothy is lovely too!
Eloise Bartlett, left on 04 September 2012
 
 
Great facility and wonderful host. Stayed in the bunk, dried my wet clothes and ate a full breakfast that kept me going all the next day.
Ellen Aust, left on 26 August 2012
 
 
Typical working farm. Comfortable rooms, but one bathroom between many especially if bunkhouse full. A little way out of Ennerdale Bridge & we walked down to Fox & Hounds to eat - highly recommended, & were even given a lift back up the hill by new manager!. We asked for a sandwich next day rather than a full packed lunch and we were asked to pay 5! so beware - better to walk back to village and buy at Fox & Hounds on the way. Left Sat 30th June 2012
Sheila, Liz, Trisha & Anne Marie (the 4 Yorkshire Lasses), left on 12 July 2012
 
 
Warm and comfortable. Basic B&B facilities but everything you need. Informal and friendly. No longer does evening meals but kitchen facilities, and takeways available - or walk down to Fox & Hounds in Ennerdale.
Helena, left on 09 May 2012
 
 
Warm and comfortable room. Amazing evening meal.
Jane, left on 24 August 2011
 
 
A friendly welcome and a nice pitch in the pleasant garden of this farmhouse. Toilet, shower and a basic kitchen was very welcome for cooking up breakfast and making tea etc. The only drawback is the distance from the pub in Ennerdale Bridge but this was a minor inconvenience.
Gary Rosson, left on 11 August 2011
 
 
Very friendly welcome at the end of the first day! Loved the horses.
Jim Hill, left on 18 July 2011
 
 
Camped here in may, was made to feel very welcome on arrival, lovely garden to camp in and the best facilities for campers of the whole walk, would defo stay here again
sarah Maguire, left on 07 June 2011
 
 
Camped here in may, was made to feel very welcome on arrival, lovely garden to camp in and the best facilities for campers of the whole walk, would defo stay here again
sarah Maguire, left on 07 June 2011
 
 
We arrived quite tired at the end of the first day, pleased not to have to walk the extra mile to Ennerdale Bridge, and the tea and homemade cake provided by Dorothy in front of the wood burning stove was very welcome. The rooms are basic but what do you need apart from a bed - which was very comfortable. We'd wondered if the lack of washing facilities would cause a problem but since we had staggered starts in the morning it wasn't an issue. The evening meal was substantial and very good. It was useful to have the use of a kitchen for making hot drinks.
Sheila, left on 20 May 2011
 
 
Very friendly welcome on this working farm.
But the rooms are very basic and the value for money is quite bad when compared to what you pay for other B&B along the trail.
The walls between the individual rooms are just thin wooden planks and so you can hear every word everybody else says. There were just two showers/toilets for everybody and the queues were long.
Breakfast is good, and the owner provides a simple but honest and copious dinner for a reasonable price if booked in advance.
On the whole, I found the room far too expensive for what it is but the welcome almost made up for it.
Florian, left on 22 August 2010
 
 
Arrived very wet ,exellent drying facilities by woodburning stove .Dorothy is a wonderful host ,nothing is to much trouble for her .would recomend the evening meal as it is a long treck to ennerdale & back in the rain.Highlight of the stay was Georges tales of helping lost coast to coasters , this waspriceless and we would definately stay again left on 25th July 2010
Aubrey & Sheila, left on 11 August 2010
 
 
Arrived wet through to a warm welcome. Lovely farmhouse B&B with an excellent drying room. Would definetly recommend.
Paul , left on 05 August 2010
 
 
Stayed in Bunk house on terrible stormy night. Dry warm and friendly owners. Good breakfast.
Tricia W, left on 25 July 2010
 
 
Large twin room with en suite, and a good breakfast, so we had a comfortable first night's stay. The cup of tea and biscuit on arrival were very welcome. It's before Ennerdale Bridge though so it adds 1.5 miles to Day 2. Also we had to get a taxi to Ennerdale Bridge for dinner and that cost 8 EACH WAY. We weren't offered a lift.
Tina, left on 21 July 2010
 
 
This is a down to earth but comfortable and welcoming place to stay, a working farm just about the right distance from St. Bees. Dorothy provides a warm welcome on arrival and a hearty three course meal, which you'd be well advised to order as it's a long trek there and back to find a meal in the village.
Gillian (Ottawa), left on 18 July 2010
 
 
Great location for camping, very quiet. Good/big shower room.
Helen Heath, left on 12 July 2010
 
 
I have not completed the Coast2coast yet but this is definitely one of the two best b and b's I have visited. Very friendly and great food. Clean rooms and great hospitality. Highly recommended.
Guy Avis, left on 07 July 2010
 
 
We really enjoyed our stay. We stayed in the bunkhouse, but in the double room. As other people have commented, there are shared facilities but in our case it didn't cause any problems, this could be a case of good timing of course. There are actually three showers that you can use I think, one outside that has just been built and the two on the other side of the bunk house.
We were planning a taxi to Ennerdale bridge for dinner, but the owner recommended another place in Cleator (pub/restaurant) which was a great find, we had a lovely evening there.
Rob & Emma, left on 23 June 2010
 
 
I started on Friday, 4 June to avoid the weekend crowd. This worked because I stayed in the bunk room and was fortunate to have it to myself. It was nice with kitchen/s, shower rooms, sitting room with TV. I arrived pretty tired after a late start from St Bees on a warm day. Dorothy made me a cup of tea and gave me a glass of wine. I sat outside with Dorothy and her husband and drank the wine and enjoyed their company. I would recommend it.
Diane, left on 17 June 2010
 
 
A rather scruffy place with a large bunk room and camping as well as the individual rooms. No en-suite so we were sharing the two small shower rooms with all the campers and bunk room stayers - ie about 20 other people. Food was very average - loads of it but dull and a bit over cooked. Also staying here adds a good mile to your second day. Would recommend walking on to Ennerdale Bridge on day 1 if you can find accommodation. Low Cock How was OK but wouldn't recommend. That said, Dorothy, who runs the b&b side was very friendly and helpful - especially with advice about blisters.
Ruth and Phil, May 2010, left on 17 June 2010
 
 
Stayed 29 May 2010. Warm welcome. Breakfast very good. Bit of a treck to bathroom from upstairs twin room but not a big problem.
Paul Barrett, left on 16 June 2010
 
 
Friendly place with a wood burner in the lounge in front of which there is a clothes horse to dry your wet things plus use of washing machine and kitchen facilities if you self cater. Lots of free help yourself hot drinks and help yourself to penguin biscuits. Need to be first down to the 2 showers and loos first thing though. Huge and excellent breakfast. Due to a mix up we hadn't prebooked an evening meal but Dorothy served us huge plates of sandwiches and salad and chocolate cake so we didn't go hungry. A bit of a combination of small hostel (nicer than YHA) and guest house, somewhere in between the two in concept, Liked it and would stay again, especailly as it shortens the first day's walk and is right on the route.
Curlew, left on 12 June 2010
 
 
Welcomed with a big smile, cuppa & cakes what more could you ask for at the end of the 1st days walk? Dinner was huge,breakfast likewise and nothing was an issue for Dorothy, thanks again :-)

Left 08/05/2010
Oakley Plodder, left on 25 May 2010
 
 
An excellent evening, made most welcome. Recommended ideal stop just short of Ennerdale Bridge.
Trevor Williams, left on 19 May 2010
 
 
We were dissapointed by the facilities in the bunkbarn - although the beds were comfy and warm there were only 2 showers for the whole place so it was a bit crowded in the morning.
Breakfast was extra so it actually worked out as no cheaper than other places we stayed with private rooms.
We will walk on to Ennerdale Bridge next time.
J and R, left on 12 May 2010
 
 
A really nice spot in which to spend the first proper night on the C2C route. Very friendly and solicitous landlady, who provides the weary walker with extremely comfortable accommodation (great bathroom!) and a hearty breakfast. Highly recommended, if you don't mind lots of dogs.
Benjamin Priestman, left on 16 April 2010
 
 
It was a long walk from St Bees, but this was really a fine place to arrive. Beatufylly placed in the landscape, and the hosts were cosy. We had a beautiful room in the rebuilt barn. The breakfast, served in the conservatory, was excellent. You have to be aware that it is quite a distance to walk to Ennerdale Bridge (1 1/2 mile)for an evening meal, as we chose to eat there. The next day we got a lift down there, and could also have asked the evening before...Now we know.
Liv Ranum and Morten Storseth, Trondheim, Norway. Left 26.06.09, left on 13 December 2009
 
 
We also arrived late and very wet and it was my husband's 56th birthday. Dorothy answered the door and said
Liz & Paul, left on 19 October 2009
 
 
Made a rookie error and walked past as signs were not explicit enough for us!! Put an extra 3 miles on the journey and as this was our first day I would recommend you pay attention to the route if you stay here.

Great place to stay and the hosts were very friendly with tea biscuits on arrival with lovely warm accommodation.

Got taxi there and back to the pub no problem, and met some great people on our first night of walking, who we will keep in touch with forever (Nige & Dave)

Great stay, Great breakfast and packed lunch
Lorraine, Steve & Charlie - Sheffield, left on 28 September 2009
 
 
Warm and friendly hosts. Had an enjoyable stay there. All the facilities you need after a good days walk.
Ken, left on 23 September 2009
 
 
Arrived to a very warm welcome and tea and biscuits. Evening meal very nice and plenty of it with good breakfast as well. Accommodation fine.
David, left on 15 September 2009
 
 
A friendly place to stay with lots of character. Cup of tea and chocolate biscuit on arrival.Cosy lounge with log burning stove, use of two kitchens and two bathrooms, meals served in the conservatory and another lounge to relax in afterwards with coffee. Nice garden/campsite as well. Even though this was only Day 2 I used the washing machine and dried everything on the line in the garden.Hosts were good company. I stayed in the bunk house next to the lounge. Choose your mattress carefully - mine seemed to get lumpier as the night wore on!
Peter - left on August 23rd, left on 10 September 2009
 
 
A good stay in a well appointed room.

Also kind to run us down to the pub in the evening, taxis being a moveable feast in Ennerdale!

Nick
Nick Hubberstey, left on 30 August 2009
 
 
This was our first stop on the route; we were impressed by the welcome and high standard of accommodation. Tea and biscuits on arrival, a beautiful twin room and a great breakfast to see us off the next day from the friendly hosts.

I would definitely recommend this to others.
Louise, left on 03 August 2009
 
 
Great place, warm welcome. Fantastic dinner with all those vegetables.
Maureen and Jim Carroll Left Friday 12th June
Maureen and Jim Carroll, left on 17 July 2009
 
 
Very mixed feedback - we stayed on Sun 7th June. We had booked a twin room and expected a
Angela Madden, left on 07 July 2009
 
 
We arrived soaking wet after a long, very wet day! Fortunately we were the only people staying there so we had the place to ourselves. There was a lovely log fire to dry everything, We had prebooked an evening meal which was excellent - we counted 12 different vegetables on the plates!! Breakfast was also excellent.
Sally Fowler, left on 02 July 2009
 
 
A good place to stop if you have come all the way from St Bees. Dorothy provides a kind and warm welcome with a cup of tea and biscuit produced right away, and offers a hearty farm meal served in style. It's a good idea to book this evening meal, as you would otherwise have to walk another 3 miles, round trip, to get a meal in Ennerdale Bridge. My bedroom was spacious, clean and comfortable, and guests have a living room and kitchen to themselves. Lovely location with a breezy backyard for hanging out your clothes. Only drawback was that the
GW Ottawa, left on 30 June 2009
 
 
It was wonderful, clean rooms, good food , dogs are nice and the horse ride was great fun..I have stayed twice and plan on staying again.
Mary, left on 12 June 2009
 
 
Enjoyed our stay. Proper working farm.

Great hearty meal cooked for us and made to feel welcome by owners.

Only downside is there aren't the most bathroom facilities for all the guests. But they do have kitchen facilities which most places don't.
Karen and Matt, left on 09 June 2009
 
 
Great welcome after an extremely wet day. Coffee and cake, took our wet clothes and dried them by the fire overnight. Dinner bed and breakfast was exceptional. We were upgraded to a newly refurbished room. Shower a bit weak. Spent an enjoyable evening talking to some 'regulars' back for their 4th visit. Say no more!
Chris and Peter Bowden - Left Sept 5, 2008, left on 16 December 2008
 
 
Mrs Bradley made us a cup of tea on arrival, excellent shower and loo and cooking facilities; so much so gave the village a miss which is an expensive taxi ride anyway and we didn't fancy more miles that evening. Bunk house looked good too. We were only walking the first few stages of the c2c but the likes of Mrs Bradley would encourage you to want go on. John and Rose
john howley, left on 27 September 2008
 
 
Great place to stay - regardless of camping or bunkhouse. The B&B looked nice too.

Kitchen for cooking was well equipped.

Really friendly and helpful, plus sell their own eggs which we boiled for lunch the next day.

Jon
Aug '08
Jon Brenner, left on 27 August 2008
 
 
What a fantastic stay! Dorothy Bradley was the most fabulous host after a very long walk today. She really took care of us and provided the most delicious breakfast! We stayed in an attic room which was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The bunk house is very impressive also with full facilities to cook your own breakfast and a nice lounge to relax in. Highly recommended!!
Craig and Nicola July 2008, left on 20 August 2008
 
 
Low Cock How was one of the more interesting stops on the C2C (5th June). Friendly dogs and horses aplenty. I liked the
Stephen, Tasmania, left on 19 August 2008
 
 
The best campsite, the best breakfast and the nicest shower room on the whole route! We were definitely spoilt on the first night!
Kate, left on 16 August 2008
 
 
Stayed July 2008. Agree with all other comments. An ideal stay if you have had a latish start from St Bees and are whacked by Dent Fell!
Chris Spicer, left on 16 July 2008
 
 
We arrived in a downpour but Dorothy was unperturbed by our trail of mud and muck; indeed she came out into the rain to help up choose the best spot to put up our tent... which turned out to be inside a shed, for which we were most grateful. We were also very glad when our dripping wet clothes were hung up in front of the living room fire to dry. Dinner was excellent - hearty country meals, with a special effort made for us veggies. Ditto breakfast. All of this done with no fuss or bother, despite there being 19 guests staying that night. A really good stay.
Jane & Ciaran, left on 14 July 2008
 
 
We stayed here on 14th June in the bunkhouse. A lovely welcome, with home made chocolate cake and tea awaiting our arrival.

The five of us were the only people in the bunkhouse, so it was more like a family room for us. Breakfast and pack up were very good. The hostess was very attentive and nothing was too much trouble for her. Great place to stop, especially if you like horses and other farm animals. A foal had just been born when we arrived, what a lovely sight.

This accommodation is on route for the c2c.
Heather Babb, left on 09 July 2008
 
 
nice first stop.friendly welcome.good food.pleasant hosts
alex, left on 26 June 2008
 
 
first stop on c2c walk.set good standard not all others met.recommended
grianger gang, left on 20 June 2008
 
 
Can only agree with the last two comments. Made welcome with tea and cake when we arrived followed by a great evening meal with vast selection of veg to accompany it. The beers were an additional nice touch and made any decision about a stroll down to the pub completely unnecessary.

Listening to George you would think life is really aginst him but he appears to be fighting back quite successfully!
Dave & Lawrence, left on 18 June 2008
 
 
My first stay at Low Cock How Farm and it will not be my last. The only down side to this wonderful working farm is that it is short of Ennerdale Bridge but it is an easy walk down to the village to continue the walk and it does not place any extra demands on the usual second day. The welcome from Dorothy was warm and friendly and we were given a cup of tea. We were soon settled in to our room and made to feel at home.The 3 course evening meal was excellent value with beef and about 7 veg to follow the melon starter. The dessert was also great. Packed lunches were also good value. The only down side would be the shared bathrooms if the farm was full but with a little patience it will be worthwhile and I recommend walkers to stay here.
Ernie aka Journeyman, left on 24 May 2008
 
 
Stayed May 9th 2008. Great 1st nights stay - could not believe the size of 'Dottie's' evening meals - 7 Veg !!!! - George made us all laugh with his tales of Farming - All in all a wonderful experience well done guys
Oakley Plodders, left on 23 May 2008
 
 
Ok.freindly enough, though we were the only couple staying and think it would be alot to ask of one bathroom if it was only half full! Also the taxi to the pub cost more than our food 17 quid!!
tuks, left on 23 October 2007
 
 
Low Cock How Farm has a convenient guest kitchen (where you can make tea upon arrival, say) and good cooked breakfast. The owners like to leave guests to get on with it, but are quite friendly when you want to strike up a conversation.
Gert, left on 20 October 2007
 
 
Left 9th Sept 2007. great place for the first night.Hosts were very welcoming, meals were superb (must book in advance) and the whole place set the scene to match the surrounding countryside. This is a working farm and if you take the time to explore, you will be able to see the many varieties of stock kept here.
Highly recommended
Dave Partridge, left on 13 October 2007
 
 
Lovely, warm reception with tea and biscuits in the homey communal area. The twin room was clean and cozy though we found we were somewhat bothered by the mattress springs...perhaps we never walked far enough that day! Breakfast was delicious but it was the evening meal that really stood out in our books. Fantastic is the right word for it! Thank you Dorothy & George for a memorable stay; and your horses are gorgeous!
Monique & John Jackson, left on 25 September 2007
 
 
Had a twin room to myself. One of the showers notworking, so only one for the 2 rooms plus bunkhouse, but not a real problem.
Cosy and quiet.
Best to order evening meal in advance since 2 miles to Ennerdale Bridge.
On working farm, very rustic feel
william tucker, left on 24 September 2007
 
 
This place is more like a hostel but with B&B prices. Our room had just one tiny window and smelled of dogs. Only one bathroom for rooms and bunkhouse. Fortunately, no one in the bunk house. It's very much a farm experience. Average breakfast.
Cindy and Joe, Seattle, WA July 2007, left on 22 August 2007
 
 
One of our very favourite stops. Very nice room and superbly comfortable lounge area with wood burning stove, also a kitchen area in which could make unlimited tea/coffee with real milk! Even a washing machine/dryer. Fruitcake on arrival, lovely home-cooked evening meal and excellent breakfast.
Fenella and Mark Jackson, left on 03 August 2007
 
 
Very friendly: stayed 6.7.2007
Angela Harrison, left on 16 July 2007
 
 
Gem of a place to stay. No other place like it on the C2C, and that makes it special. Wonderful welcome by Dorothy. The tea was delicious after our first day's trek. George's accent is absolutely unbelievable. Eat here if you can arrange it in advance, you won't regret it. Room was spacious in the main farmhouse with shared bath. Very clean. Delightful stay. Thank you!
Brad, left on 10 July 2007
 
 
The trail hounds kept us awake all night howling and we had to share one toilet and one shower with anyone who was in the bunkhouse up to (10) people also in the twin room there was an awful smell of tractor fuel. Breakfast was excellent but rather spoiled when workmen arrived to dismantle the conservatory around us.
Denise, left on 01 June 2007
 
 
Warm welcome, comfortable rooms, excellent food, early breakfast, earthy farmer with broad Cumbrian accent - well worth the stay!
Stottie, left on 30 April 2007
 
 
We were given a smashing evening meal and a really substantial packed lunch
val grayson, left on 16 November 2006
 
 
Excellent. Comfortable and caring. Fine situation
C & L Turner, left on 16 November 2006
 
 
Friendly and welcoming - definitely recommended. Great food and plently of it too!!
Ruth, left on 01 October 2006
 
 
Excellent food. Friendly welcome. Good facilities. Very close to trail.
George, left on 26 September 2006
 
 
clean bedrooms and landlady very helpfull. excellent breakfast. the general feel is more of a hostel than a B&B. shared facilities not enough when accommodation is full
graham seeley, left on 20 September 2006
 
 
Nice place, nice people, excellent (and enormous) evening meal and breakfast.
Stuart, left on 12 September 2006
 
 
A really busy little farm. Very friendly family. Cosy bunkbarn with a lounge to chill out in. Super filling breakfast.
Jenny, left on 13 August 2006
 
 
We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Low Cock Howe, having the cottage (attatched to the farm building) to ourselves for the night, was great, the living room had a woodburning stove, so we were able to dry wet gear over the top on pegs in the ceiling. We had booked an evening meal, which was delicious, and enormous, so much so that my colleague had to give me a lift to finish it. We would both put Low Cock Howe in the highly reccommended category.
Alan Southworth, left on 06 August 2006
 
 
We arrived completely drenched and were well looked after. Our host made sure our boots and clothes were placed in front of the fire so they were dry for the next day. Also gave us us a lift down to the local pub for a meal which we were very grateful for as it was still raining. Started with a very big hearty breakfast and were given some good tips for the day's walk. Left 15/5/06
Sandra, left on 27 June 2006
 
 
A charming room and farm with a lot of animals. Dorothy made an excellent vegetarian dinner with quornburgers and many vegetables. It was one of the best dinners on our route and probably the most healthy one. Breakfast was also very nice.
Karl and Petra, left on 13 June 2006
 
 
The accomodation is full of caharacter and charm bedroom was roomy.a warm wellcome from a very friendly and wellcoming couple, dinner and breakfast where huge and excellent quality. Value for money with nice touches.
Keith Gill left 7th May 2006, left on 31 May 2006
 
 
This stay was a complete treat!

We arrived wet to a hot cup of tea and cookies. I was really touched that Dorothy had gone to the trouble of purchasing Gluten free cookies, bread and cereal for me.

George kindly took us down to the pub for dinner. We loved his accent! He was quite the storyteller.

Our room was comfortable with plenty of blankets.

We enjoyed waking to the roasters and the orchestra of other farm animals.

We enjoyed the fresh orange and fully cooked breakfast.

Thank you for a fabulous stay!

Kate and Frank Hoogendoorn, left on 30 May 2006
 
 
A good place to stay, with comfortable rooms, excellent breakfasts -loved the prepared oranges!- and a very warm welcome from Mr and Mrs Bradley and all their animals.....including the very early dawn chorus from the cockerals!
Jenni Bradbury, left on 29 May 2006
 
 
Fantastic evening meal, with nine different vegetables. Home cooking at it's best. Breakfast was good too. We went at a quiet time but if the other room in the byre with us, plus the bunk room had been taken, we would have been sharing 2 bathrooms between up to 12 people. That's the only possible problem with this place though.
Chris & laura, left on 19 May 2006
 
 
A real walkers B & B! The welcome couldn't have been better, really friendly without being intrusive.Big squashy chairs and beer in a walkers 'lounge' was a perfect end to the first day. Supper tasty and lots of it, the blackberry crumble was to die for!! Rooms comfortable. Showers fine for us, but with a full house could, I suspect, get crowded.
Jenny Talbot, left on 30 September 2005
 
 
Fantastic welcome at the end of the first day - tea and chocolate biscuits. Very comfortable room, great bath and the best veggie breakfast of the trip. Would love to stay there again.
Martin and Liz Horsfield, left on 16 August 2005
 
 
Very friendly people - lovely spacious accommodation with a BATH (which we didn't find too often on the rest of the walk) Super breakfast, plus a bacon butty for the journey as I don't eat much first thing. Oh, and a lift back from the pub in Ennerdale. Highly recommended. Don't be afraid of the dogs - big but friendly.
Jenny Haines, left on 21 July 2005
 
 
We stayed in the bunkhouse after a tough, rainy first day. It was wonderfuly comfortable with cooking facilities and hot showers. Evening meals are available too though we didn't take that option. Breakfast is huge!
Cazdav, left on 24 June 2005
 
 
A reasonable place for a first night. Rough & ready style. If you camp you have a great view to where you've come from
Tom Smyth, left on 30 May 2005
 
 
Very welcome stop after an extremely wet day. Excellent evening meal and breakfast.
Liz and John 1/6/05
Liz Perry, left on 07 May 2005
 
 
Warm and friendly welcome with tea and biscuits. We only met three of the 15 dogs, which were friendly and quiet. A place, to which I would return next time!
Julia and Ben, left on 07 May 2005
 
 
A fine start to anyone's C2C. A shout of
anon, left on 05 April 2005
 
 
Beautiful converted barn, new fittings. Original take on B and B, provided us with our own kitchenette area. Delicious evening meal. I'd really recommend it.
Becky Wilkinson, left on 09 January 2005
 
 
We stayed here in June. A place of real character with real characters in it. The farmer told us some great stories around the log fire. Don`t be put off by the beware of the dogs sign - I don`t like dogs but they were totally fine. Very comfortable room in the main house and a hearty breakfast in the conservatory.
Martin & Maureen Shipley, left on 02 November 2004
 
 
We received a warm welcome, and a fine evening meal for our first night. Dorothy was also helpful in driving us into a bank for obtaining cash. The only criticism would be the bath facilities; too many people for the one bathrm, however we were lucky to have the place to ourselves the first of 2 nights. 2/9/04
Jan H, left on 10 September 2004
 
 
Excellent welcome after our first days walk, which we had found hard as our "training" had been in Norfolk which we now agree is FLAT!! (Dent Hill was a real test!) The sign at the end of Nanny Catch came as a great relief.

The tea and chocolate biscuits in the kitchen were most welcome with the dogs keeping the children entertained.

We had the evening meal which was excellent and throughly recommended, George joined us as we finished to give us an update on the next part of the walk.

Although we had booked the family room, as the bunk house was empty, we were given the rooms upstairs which were very pleasant, however would have preferred the option of taking a bath.
Folkard Family, left on 06 September 2004
 
 
I received a very warm, friendly welcome from George & Dorothy. An excellent place to stay and I can recommend them 100%.
Thanks
Pieter van Niekerk
pieter van Niekerk, left on 24 August 2004
 
 
We had the misfortune to be 'greeted' by a loose Rottweiler upon our arrival (someone had left a gate open) which was a bit of a fright!

The sanitary provision at Low Cock How Farm is somewhat out of proportion to the number of beds. Taking the 10 beds in the bunkhouse along with the four beds in first floor rooms there is only one WC, one shower and one wash hand basin. Fortunately we (2) had the 'facilities' to ourselves.

On a positive note the proprietors are nice, freindly people. A lift to and from the pub (1.5 miles) was offered and taken. Breakfast was good.
Paul , left on 23 August 2004
 
 
Dorothy welcomed us warmly with tea in her kitchen. I was feeling a bit peaky so this was especially nice. The farm is an amazing experience (800 sheep, 100 cows, 50 horses and several dogs) and it was so enjoyable to stroll around after a great soak in the deep bathtub. Do order dinner -- generous portions and delicious! - Kate
ps. I had a bad experience from drinking a pint of local beer in St. Bees the night before. Do carry a good supply of immodium along with ibuprofin in your pack!
Kate DeRosier, left on 04 July 2004
 
 
Camped here, but were still welcomed with tea and biscuits. Good facilities, self catering available for campers too. Bunkhouse looked comfortable for those wanting to stay there.
Joanne, left on 01 July 2004
 
 
Very warm welcome. A lovely friendly place to stay. The dogs were nice and friendly too. We would recommend the evening meal.
maggie,john, brian and B(the dog), left on 23 June 2004
 
 
Stayed in the bunkhouse here which was fine, warm and with a shower. The wellcome included chocolate biscuits and tea which was perfect.
The owners are brilliant, very friendly and even ran us down to the pub in the evening. Breakfast was superb and even defeated my companion who incredible quantities. Also much appreciated was the lenghts they went to to help us get our sodden tent dry overnight! Stunning.
tigger, left on 22 June 2004
 
 
Camping with a lovely view. A long way from the village and I arrived with no food, but Dorothy very kindly gave me some eggs (fresh that day) baked beans and bread to keep me going (no charge). Campers also have access to a self catering kitchen which is very useful. You get the feeling that this couple will do anything to help. Thoroughly recommend.
Shaun, left on 07 June 2004
 
 
A lovely welcome - and the food ! Thought I`d never need to eat again. The evening meal and breakfast were about the biggest meals I`ve ever eaten !
Dorothy was so friendly.
Only possible problem was that there was only one (shared) bathroom (I arrived early and showered before everyone else arrived).
Tony, left on 02 June 2004
 
 
Very friedly welcome, nice big bed(my husband is very tall) big cool room. (when you have been outside all day a room easily can be too hot) The dinner had lamb of their own breed! But if you stay here you must love dogs, I do!
elise, left on 12 May 2004
 
 
We stayed in the bunkroom. Very cosy but could get crowded if full. Nice kitchen and clean toilet and shower area. Nice evening meal (beer included) and a good breakfast. A big hike to the pub but the taxi knows where to come to pick you up.
Andy, Mike & Ian, left on 22 April 2004
 
 
This was my first stop on the C2C and I found George and Dorothy very friendly and helpful. The meals were great and my room above the bunkhorse was very comfortable.
Peter Lillystone, left on 18 April 2004
 
 
Warm and friendly, with a kitchen that's reminiscent of Emmerdale Farm. Not the best for mod cons, but a great evening meal and a very friendly atmosphere. We liked it here!
Mary Franklin, left on 09 January 2004
 
 
Great place, wonderfully down to earth. I was going E to W, and was not mentally prepapred for the distance and climb - yes, it`s a killer! However, was soon happily ensconced, and Mrs Bradley even cured Neb`s bad paw, despite him being extremely grumpy that evening! Recommend strongly.
James Andrews, left on 15 December 2003
 
 
A true personal welcome from the owners, a hugely satisfying evening meal and breakfast, good clean recently refurbished facilities. We were the only people in the bunk room, which could be a bit crowded if full with walkers and their gear, but the beds were comfy and there were plenty of blankets and pillows piled up around the place. We also thought that the one bathroom could be a little inadequate if the farm is full. 2 more points: E to W walkers it`s at least a mile and a steep pull up here at the end of a long day from Borrowdale - be mentally prepared! Plus, the Rottweilers are pussycats in disguise.
Richard Malcolm, left on 05 October 2003
 
 
Fantastic evening meal.Great hospitality and one of the best breakfasts in the county! Thanks George and Dorothy.We loved the horses too.
Margaret, left on 13 September 2003
 
 
Lovely place to stay.
Very friendly service.
Cannot be beaten.
Steve & Beccy, left on 27 August 2003
 
 
Delightful spot - lovely welcome cup of tea on arrival - then walked the 1.5 miles to the village for a drink. Needed this extra exercise to accommodate the massive wonderful farmhouse meal we were presented with on our return. Spent the evening in the garden watching the sunset over the Irish Sea.
Great experience - thanks
David Hall, left on 20 August 2003
 
 
Warm reception, and a lift down to the village for tea in the evening. World class fry up in the morning, and clean rooms with excellent shower and kitchen facilities. Highly recommended.
adam weir, left on 13 August 2003
 
 
We had a very nice overnight here with George and Dorothy Bradley. It is truly a working farm and George will tell you all about it. We had a terrific dinner and breakfast here (not weight lost!). The room was large and comfortable. In the morning, George drove us back into Ennerdale Bridge.
Bruce Merritt, left on 04 August 2003
 
 
Really lovely working farm. Very warm welcome - tea and chocolate biscuits in the kitchen surrounded by fierce looking but well controlled dogs! Dorothy offered to pick us up from EB when we went into the village for a meal. Room was fine but as others say bathroom would be much in demand if all the rooms were booked. But the warm welcome and the chance to stay on a working farm make it a great choice
Jane Lewis, left on 25 July 2003
 
 
Very accomodating, thoroughly enjoyed meeting Dorothy and George Bradley. True working farm. I would recommend without reservation. One warning: 1 1/2 miles before Ennerdale but directly off trail nea Kinniside Stone Circle. Best to book meal here or walk to town and ask Dorothy for a ride back as it is downhill all the way into Ennerdale Bridge.
Ken Smith, left on 13 July 2003
 
 
Very nice barn conversion which we had to ourselves. Superb welcome - tea and chocolate biscuits and a warm kitchen to dry out in. Fantastic evening meal. Muffin says `thank you` for his wet weather gear - the lambing coats!
Tony and Veronica Wintin (incl. Muffin), left on 30 May 2003
 
 
This is one great place! A combination of the very old and new- a flick(belly ) and a bacon hanging to cure in the huge kitchen- a gourmet meal with excellent wine in the sunny dining room. I was put in a room tucked up under newly stripped rafters and freshly painted plaster. Mrs. Bradley,like ms. Davies, is one of those ladies who makes you feel comfortable in her home and seems to really enjoy her guests. How she finds time for the house,horses and everything else is a wonder!! Mr. Bradley- hope the grease drippings come out of the slate.
carol ragan, left on 21 April 2003
 
 
Great place to stay. Arrived on 19th Sept to a large pot of tea and chocolate biscuits. Bunkhouse was clean and comfortable, good value. Excellent dinner plus cans of beer and a great breakfast.
Emma and Neil, left on 16 October 2002
 
 
We arrived at Dorothy`s place soaked to the skin. She dried us, even to having our boots around the fire, and our jackets hung up in her living room, fed us a superb 3 course meal, with wine or beer, then sent us off next morning with a huge breakfast , and I was one of thirteen that night. Why go anywhere else in Ennerdale, she was certainly top of our list for the `C to C` walk. Thankyou so much Dorothy.
- Jen Bath
Jen Bath 9th September 2002, left on 30 September 2002
 
 
Mrs Bradley is just what you need after a long wet day. She made us very welcome with tea and biscuits and the friendly dogs made a fuss of us. We stayed in the B&B above the bunk-house and clearly a lot of thought and effort had been put into making it very cosy and comfortable. Very big breakfast and veggie sausages too!
Kim & Helen, left on 16 September 2002
 
 
Mrs. Bradley could not have been more welcoming. I`d got lost coming off Dent and arrived rather late. Delicious three course dinner, huge breakfast and a really personal service.
Jane Lawrence, left on 11 August 2002
 
 
Had bunk barn to ourselves and all was very clean and tidy, if slightly cold. Appeared to be newly refurbished. Gas heaters were provided which wouldn`t dry clothes. Did wonder what would happen if B&B upstairs was in use as well as bunks as would mean 1 bathroom for 16 people! Walk into Ennerdale for dinner was a bit of a pain.
Dogs barking stopped us from going to sleep and then woke again in the morning. Breakfast 5 each, but very big.
Leanne & Daniel, left on 06 August 2002
 
 
likewise arrived soaking wet, opted for the bunkhouse rather than camping. Clean,warm and dry facility.
Mike & Maur 19th May 2002
mike king, left on 05 June 2002
 
 
We stayed here on 18th May 2002 and arrived soaking wet. Mrs Bradley greeted us with a cup of tea, dried our clothes and cooked us a superb three course meal including a bottle of wine. We were made to feel very welcome.
Mark, Steve and Maurice, left on 30 May 2002
 

     

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