Mr Douglas, October 2016
My husband and I have absolutely nothing negative to convey relating to this perfect weeks holiday in the Lake District (including fine weather).. The warm welcome at "The Orchard" by Mrs Shirley Band was much appreciated, showing us over the property and answering our many questions. Our first impressions of the accommodation was that it would suit us admirably, and so it proved to be. Quiet, all-round comfort, including lovely beds (good night's sleep assured). Obviously much thought had been given to the accommodation including all necessary appliances. The location, in order to explore the stunning Lake District area, could not have been better. On most occasions, we drove the short distance to Windermere, where we parked for free all day in a convenient side street, using our Concessionary Travel Bus Passes to explore its many attractive locations - particularly great for the car driver who would have normally missed so much of the areas outstanding panorama. In closing, mustn't forget to mention the Welcome Tray presented at the time of our arrival, including a large scrumptious chocolate cake, a slice a day for each of us, lasting for quite a while. Overall, a memorable holiday in every respect. Should we ever return to the Lake District, if available, "The Orchard" would be our preferred accommodation. If not, Sykes would be our choice to select a comfortable holiday cottage.