A warm and friendly welcome from Sasha.. Lovely Christmas card and bottle of wine which was much appreciated. The cottage was very nice,warm and cosy. Loved the staircase. The bedroom was very inviting, really comfy bed. Tv, kettle, tea and coffee. Good idea to have another toilet downstairs. Our son came and slept on the sofa bed, he said it was fine. He definitely enjoyed chilling out. Enjoyed walking down to the dog friendly pub. Had a excellent meal in The feathers. Went into the next pub which was also dog friendly but could only go in when meals not served. Good base to explore area. Went to Penrith and Keswick. Enjoyed both. Beautiful countryside, weather really kind to us at this time of year. Suggest leave a torch in the cottages if you are walking back to the cottage. It only took us 20 minutes to the cottage. Would recommend. Thank you Sasha and Alex, it was great we could take our dog with us.