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The Tranquil Otter is a private and peaceful nature reserve with eight self catering lodges on the bank of the Lough. All lodges are 5 star rated by Visit Britain. Near the Lake District and in an area of natural outstanding beauty near Carlisle, the Tranquil Otter is a perfect place to take a short break or a long summer break.

These are some of the comments from our guests. And check out what recent visitors are saying about us on Trip Advisor.



  • Once again (4th visit and booked our 5th) amazing visit. Just one fault, “we have to “leave”

    Once again (4th visit and booked our 5th) amazing visit. Just one fault, “we have to “leave”. The lodge as always was immaculate and well-equipped. This really is heaven. We all have loved our magical Christmas at the Tranquil Otter. Only 357 sleeps until our next visit. However, I do think we will be back for our walks round the Lough before then to fill our Otter fix.

    Thank you.

    And a comment from our princess (now 7 years old). This is a lovely lodge to stay in for a house. We had an amazing time. We love it here; it is a really lovely lodge. Thank you so much. Love Angel & Murphy. I am happy we stayed again.

    Bev & Simon, Angel & Murphy

    Heron

  • We have had a great 3 days

    We have had a great 3 days.

    Very well appointed cottage short of nothing you would need. Home away from home.

    Lovely 3 day break, with Sue & Glenn. (apart from the hailing winds on the first night) Peaceful and beautiful place. Made a lot of noise laughing. Jake enjoyed his holiday romance with Leah!

    Sue & Glenn, Paul & Rosie

    Heron

  • We’ve all had a wonderful time. The lodge is great and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed our time spent in the hot tub!

    We’ve all had a wonderful time. The lodge is great and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed our time spent in the hot tub! Fabulous location and would definitely like to visit again.

    Sue, Bob, Jean, Tim, Beccy & Rob

    Heron

  • This fantastic lodge had the best time on my 46th birthday

    This fantastic lodge had the best time on my 46th birthday. This location made me realise how wonderful this world is, also what I need to do with the rest of my life. Thanks again to the Tranquil Otter, the hot tub and my friends.

    Peace,

    Barbara

    Had an absolutely fantastic week – celebrating my best friend’s special birthday.

    The Tranquil Otter is such a special place. (peaceful) Thanks to all here.

    It’s definitely a relationship healer or breaker.

    My friend has seen the light but I’m still looking through a lamp!!!

    Carol

    Carol & Barbara

    Heron

  • Great time, Nick and Tazeem looked after us well during our stay – generations enjoyed the stay

    Great time, Nick and Tazeem looked after us well during our stay – generations enjoyed the stay. Will return as soon as possible.

    Ian & Tracy

    Heron

  • Lovely time relaxing with the log burner, watching the swans, while the Sun rose and set

    Lovely time relaxing with the log burner, watching the swans, while the Sun rose and set. A little trip to the hot tub for a closer look at the water, never saw the otter but was very tranquil.

    Loved the time spent here and Leah came to visit to make sure we were all ok and relaxed. Leah is lovely and loved the visits.

    Hope to come and chill again.

    Joanne

    Heron

  • We had a fantastic weekend away

    We had a fantastic weekend away.

    Beautiful scenery, very tranquil location.

    Enjoyed trips to Keswick, Lanercost, Ullswater and Aira Force. But most of all a champagne and strawberries in hot tub every night.

    We would definitely recommend this retreat to friends and fully intend on returning.

    Marc, Shona, Tom & Becca

    Heron

  • Stayed for a week (4 adults & 1 child) couldn’t believe the view of the lake, amazing!

    Stayed for a week (4 adults & 1 child) couldn’t believe the view of the lake, amazing! ‘Tranquil’ sums it up pretty well and the stars in the hot tub are a must! Already spoken about coming back in the Summer next year!

    The Hadrian’s Wall drive in the folder is a good afternoon out and a visit to the Priory is definitely worth visiting (gorgeous).

    Also a walk round the lake to burn off the dinner is beautiful.

    Lynzi, Dan, Paul, Amanda & Alicia

    Heron

  • A truly wonderful few days away with my family made all the more special by the location

    A truly wonderful few days away with my family made all the more special by the location. Great fun on the boat with our audience of ducks and swans – almost an extension to the family with my grandchildren Mia and Noah having named them all. I could not fault any of it. Food, wine, song and dance (well almost), so a big thank you to my daughter and son in law for the invitation to join them and congratulations to all at the Tranquil Otter for providing – quite simply – “the best”.

    Pauline & Nick

    Heron

  • This year I can row myself because the holder is fixed and I like the new goats and Thelma and Louise the sheep

    This year I can row myself because the holder is fixed and I like the new goats and Thelma and Louise the sheep.

    We have had another great week with only one wet night. Bootsie the greyhound has had a ball!

    Thanks to Tazeem, Nick and their team.

    Yet again a very relaxing break. We look forward to another visit next year.

    Erica, Cal, Mo & Susan

    Heron

  • Thank you for the tranquil experience

    Thank you for the tranquil experience. We enjoyed every second of the weekend. A great family time filled with fun, singing and laughter in the hot tub. Beautiful cabin with a sauna! A great birthday weekend for my dad’s 60th!

    Love,

    Tom, Pat, Nicola, Kerry, Matthew & Kevin

    Heron

  • Another great weekend – weather was perfect blue skies all day and lovely and warm

    Another great weekend – weather was perfect blue skies all day and lovely and warm. Enjoyed messing about in the boat and it was just lovely in the hot tub in the evenings looking at the stars and drinking fizz!

    The dogs loved it too especially Mike who was in the water at every opportunity. Hope to be back again sometime.

    The Holmes family

    Heron

  • Had another windy week and look forward to next Summer

    Had another windy week and look forward to next Summer.

    The Lees & Shorts

    Heron

  • A wonderful place surrounded by an abundance of peacefulness and tranquillity. :-)

    A wonderful place surrounded by an abundance of peacefulness and tranquillity. :-)

    Kenny, Kieron, George & Wayne

    Heron

  • As always a good time had by all. Not enough hours in the day to appreciate the wonderful scenery and wildlife

    As always a good time had by all. Not enough hours in the day to appreciate the wonderful scenery and wildlife. The daily (many times a day) visits from the ducks and the evening visit from the swans and their cygnets was brilliant. Hope to come back again.

    Francis, Yvonne, Julie & Frances

    Heron

  • Our first visit but hopefully not our last!

    Our first visit but hopefully not our last! We made good use of the hot tub and boat and have loved spending time in the beautiful surroundings. The highlight of the day for our daughters aged 12 & 9 was the daily tea time visit from Leah! Thanks to Nick and Tazeem for your help and for the beautifully furnished and equipped lodge.

    Very sad to go home, hope to see you again.

    Anne, Robert, Rosa & Lily

    Heron

  • The lodge and its surroundings more than lived up to expectations

    The lodge and its surroundings more than lived up to expectations. What a beautiful, relaxing spot to spend the week. We were met with a warm welcome from Nick and Tazeem and the welcome pack was superb. We all loved the hot tub and even our Labrador, Rufus, enjoyed boating on the lake. The lake walk was perfect for Rufus’s daily walks and the peace and quiet was just what we needed.

    Clay pigeon shooing with Peter Hetherington, highly recommended – not so sure about the hike up Scafell Pike, which we ‘conquered’ after much huffing and puffing! Trip to Lake Windermere also great – very scenic trip down. Greyhound Inn Pub served good food from 6pm.

    Thank you Nick, Tazeem and Leah – I’ve had a wonderful week at “The Tranquil Otter”!

    Gill, Mark & Dan

    Heron

  • A lovely time had by all. Well-equipped cabin with quality furnishings and a fantastic view!

    A lovely time had by all. Well-equipped cabin with quality furnishings and a fantastic view! Lovely lake/woodland walks for the dogs and lots to do nearby. Also the Mango Tree does wonderful food!

    No doubt we will return.

    Thank you from

    Sheryl, Tony, Alison & Mark

    Heron

  • Second time at the Tranquil Otter and it just gets better, Tazeem and staff are 1st class and nothing is a bother

    Second time at the Tranquil Otter and it just gets better, Tazeem and staff are 1st class and nothing is a bother. Spotted the otter three times during our stay which was a bonus. Weather has been great, managed to eat outside every night and would recommend lunch at the Fox & Pheasant. Have been out in the boat every day and the hot tub at night is bliss. Calum enjoyed playing with Leah and baby Max was intrigued by the ducks and swans.

    Thanks for another great vacation. Love from,

    Owen, Gil, Cal & Max

    PS We’ve spotted the otter each night between 22:30 and 22:45.

    Heron

  • Our 1st stay in the lodge, it won’t be our last! Our entire stay was faultless!

    Our 1st stay in the lodge, it won’t be our last! Our entire stay was faultless! The lodge and its location are wonderful; Eddie (our dog) loved our daily walk around the lake.

    We will definitely be back again, thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Rebekah & Steve

    Gadwall

  • Came here one year ago for our honeymoon and we enjoyed it so much my husband surprised me with a weekend away for our 1st anniversary

    Came here one year ago for our honeymoon and we enjoyed it so much my husband surprised me with a weekend away for our 1st anniversary. Fantastic lodge, very clean and tidy with a wonderful view, topped off with a hot tub, what more could you want for a relaxing getaway! Hope to see you again in the future!

    Steven & Carla

    Gadwall

  • Our second stay in this fantastic lodge and it was just as good as the first time!

    Our second stay in this fantastic lodge and it was just as good as the first time!

    Hot tub is fantastic and the views are excellent. Sitting in the hot tub on a cold night with a cold drink looking at the night sky is just magical.

    We will be back but maybe Summer next time?!?

    Didn’t see the otter but I’m sure he’s out there somewhere!

    Mal & Max

    Gadwall

  • Our 2nd stay in 3 months! This really is a place of beauty. So tranquil, it really is a great place to get away from the real world

    Our 2nd stay in 3 months! This really is a place of beauty. So tranquil, it really is a great place to get away from the real world.

    Please make time to walk around the Lough and check out the comfy bird hide.

    The hot tub at night is heavenly! Turn out all the lights and star gaze, you won’t be disappointed! We stayed out in the cold, wind and rain, although you really do not feel it once in the hot tub. So go on, be daring!

    The Tranquil Otter really is a perfect escape. Stunning views and so peaceful if you don’t want to explore far. But also a good base to tour the lakes and take a visit to Northumberland.

    I am sure we will be back.

    Lisa & Dan

    Gadwall

  • Absolutely fantastic getaway for us!

    Absolutely fantastic getaway for us! We had a really relaxing time, the lodge was very neat and tidy, we would definitely come back as well as recommend to friends and family!

    Warren & Julie

    Gadwall

  • Wow! On arrival staff & Tazeem & Gillian were fab at welcoming us

    Wow! On arrival staff & Tazeem & Gillian were fab at welcoming us, we have done many log cabins & hot tubs from Griffon Forest, Summer Bridge, Rippon plus others many times but this one tops the lot for the view and going out on the boat. We had so much fun getting out there on that boat and loved it. Lucky for us the weather was ideal, mild with a bit of sunshine. We did walk around the lake, to the bird hut and used it to spy round lake, brill. On our journey around the lake we came across two goats – one on the roof of its hut surrounded by electrical fence. However, the baby white goat was on the outside running free. We didn’t touch the fence to see if it really was electric but wondered how one was inside and other out. Bless them. We had so much fun all round it was fantastic. Ducks, swans and Leah who pinched all the bread for the ducks and swans haha!! – But we definitely planning to come back and by next time we hope to have met Mike by then. Maybe even by Monday morning we my get to meet him but definitely before our next visit.

    Wonderful place you have here and it will be our 1st choice for next few breaks away. Thank you so much.

    Wendy & Ellen

    Gadwall

  • A very relaxing few days. The weather has been fabulous and we’ve enjoyed exploring the local area

    A very relaxing few days. The weather has been fabulous and we’ve enjoyed exploring the local area. Took a fly fishing with Clive on the lake – good fun and may well go again at some stage.

    Oliver & Nicky

    Gadwall

  • Very peaceful and relaxing place. 3 nights was not enough and we will definitely be back again

    Very peaceful and relaxing place. 3 nights was not enough and we will definitely be back again.

    Weather had been perfect for the start of Autumn and we have been able to sit outside and enjoy the wildlife.

    The dog has enjoyed his walks around the lake and we have travelled around the surrounding area which is very beautiful.

    Thank you,

    Don & Jean

    Gadwall

  • Thank you or a lovely stay this is truly a jewel in the crown

    Thank you or a lovely stay this is truly a jewel in the crown. Have enjoyed the wildlife – sadly no otters – but amazing variation of birds etc. No need to stray far from this amazing place “being” love is enough. Family swan visited daily and the ducks. Such helpful and accommodating people, we will miss getting up to the lovely view over the lake.

    Perfect :-)

    Jon & Theresa

    Gadwall

  • Hope we remember to leave tomorrow – just totally lost in the tranquillity

    Hope we remember to leave tomorrow – just totally lost in the tranquillity.

    Can’t remember being so relaxed on a holiday – lots of walks, lots of reading and plenty of visitors (ducks, swans and cygnets, great tits, blue tits, nuthatch, grey wagtail, green woodpecker etc.) – didn’t see an otter but what we thought were spraints near the bird hide. Have also had some good days out on the coast and along Hadrian’s Wall. Carlisle is a very interesting city as well. Lodge is fantastic – all you could ask for and more.

    Anita & Andrew

    Gadwall

  • What a fantastic place! This is the first time we’ve stayed here and we will be returning!

    What a fantastic place! This is the first time we’ve stayed here and we will be returning! Love the hot tub! Even Mr Muffin (the dog) found a new friend; Leah came to visit and played on a few occasions.

    Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Carolyn & Mark

    Fieldfare

  • Thank you so, so much for such a memorable and magical weekend!

    Thank you so, so much for such a memorable and magical weekend! The tranquil setting and homely touches have made this weekend bliss, made even more perfect by Josh getting down on one knee in front of the log fire and asking me to marry him!! We can’t think of a more perfect setting to get engaged and we thank you so much for that. We will definitely be returning in the future and will stay for a little longer next time.

    We hope you have a wonderful Christmas! See you again soon,

    Love,

    April & Josh

    Fieldfare

  • 9th wedding anniversary spent in Fieldfare again!

    9th wedding anniversary spent in Fieldfare again!

    Very relaxing few days including our usual visit to ‘The Retreat.’ (If you want a pampering session this is the place!)

    Nothing changes at the Tranquil Otter for us – our perfect getaway from the world.

    Thank you to all of the team for our lovely anniversary.

    Best wishes for Christmas and 2014.

    Alan & Linda

    Fieldfare

  • This is our 2nd stay here, what can we say

    This is our 2nd stay here, what can we say.

    We arrived on the driveway and instantly felt relaxed and at home. The Sun was shining through onto the decking and we soaked it up.

    Very friendly, very, very clean and what a gorgeous place to stay. We came without our 2 little boys and we couldn’t have asked for a better location to spend our well-earned quality time together.

    We hope to return for our anniversary next year. (if the grandparents will babysit!)

    Thank you once again.

    Jemma & Andy

    Fieldfare

  • This was our first time staying at the Tranquil Otter and definitely won’t be the last!

    This was our first time staying at the Tranquil Otter and definitely won’t be the last!

    We enjoyed the walk round the lake trying to find the bird house and we certainly made the most of the hot tub… very relaxing.

    Cosy nights with the log fire burning is definitely something not to be forgotten.

    Lovely and clean with a very homely and welcoming touch! Amazing break.

    Counting down the days until we come again.

    Ellis & Liam

    Fieldfare

  • What a wonderful discovery!

    What a wonderful discovery!

    We have had a fantastic week’s break in the most beautiful and relaxing surroundings – it has been everything we hoped for and more!

    This was our first stay at the Tranquil Otter and we hope to come back many times more in the future.

    Thank you.

    Marcus & Kelly

    Fieldfare

  • This is our 3rd time staying at the Tranquil Otter but the 1st time we’ve stayed in Fieldfare – it is a lovely lodge and we hope to stay here again in the future

    This is our 3rd time staying at the Tranquil Otter but the 1st time we’ve stayed in Fieldfare – it is a lovely lodge and we hope to stay here again in the future.

    We’ve enjoyed several days out, the highlight of which was the Lake District Wildlife Park (Trotters) where we did the “Hawk Walk” which involved us flying birds of prey of various sizes.

    On our next visit we hope to spend more time enjoying the lodge and the beautiful surroundings here.

    Look forward to seeing you again soon.

    Claire & Andy

    Fieldfare

  • This is our first visit having come highly recommended

    This is our first visit having come highly recommended.

    We have enjoyed it so much we are booking our next visit before we leave. The staff we have met have been friendly and have gone out of their way to make us comfortable. Thanks to everyone at the Tranquil Otter – hope to see you soon.

    Kath & Steven

    Fieldfare

  • Our first visit to the Tranquil Otter, for our Pearl Anniversary. Very peaceful, lovely walks and of course, the hot tub!

    Our first visit to the Tranquil Otter, for our Pearl Anniversary. Very peaceful, lovely walks and of course, the hot tub!

    Lovely base for visiting Lake District, Solway Firth, Hadrian’s Wall and Gretna Green.

    Have seen a deer near the bird hide, woodpeckers, nuthatches, tits, swans and ducks. Leah has visited several times.

    Had a trip on the boat round the lake. A bit scary at first but okay when you get used to it!

    Will definitely be back soon.

    Thank you Nick and Tazeem, we have really enjoyed it.

    Dick & Louisa

    PS The cake was lovely and a nice welcome on arrival.

    Fieldfare

  • This is our first visit to the Tranquil Otter and it is just that ‘tranquil’. We have enjoyed the hot tub and boat very much

    This is our first visit to the Tranquil Otter and it is just that ‘tranquil’. We have enjoyed the hot tub and boat very much. And have been visited by many birds including the woodpecker, warbler, swan with cygnets and dunnock. It has been a haven away from the hustle and bustle of life. Tazeem and Nicholas were very welcoming and their little personal touches were much appreciated.

    Thank you very much for everything. I will be recommending you and hope to be back one day.

    Sarah & Mark

    Fieldfare

  • This is our first visit here, was a surprise for my 40th birthday

    This is our first visit here, was a surprise for my 40th birthday.

    What a relaxing and peaceful holiday. We have had a lovely time and will be coming back again – will recommend to all family and friends.

    Thank you.   

    Emma & Spencer

    Fieldfare

  • The lodge and the area are so ‘tranquil’ so the name is perfect

    The lodge and the area are so ‘tranquil’ so the name is perfect. There is an instant feeling of calm when you arrive. As I write this, the swans and their cygnets are passing by, I don’t think either of us has been somewhere quite as relaxing.

    The lodge is perfect, the view from the decking/hot tub is perfect, the services/facilities are perfect too.

    We hadn’t read much about Leah but a very cute and polite dog appeared on our first evening and spent a few hours with us, we at this stage had no idea who she was. I then read the guide and it was nice to be able to call her by her name, she is a beautiful dog with a beautiful nature.

    We walked around the lake, rowed (well Ruben rowed, I tried to remain still so the boat didn’t rock) on the lake and enjoyed the hot tub. 2 days is enough (yet we wish we had longer) and happily stay forever. (I am tempted to hide in the cupboard)

    Thank you so much Nick and Tazeem.

    Louise & Ruben

    PS The cake was lovely.

    Fieldfare

  • This our first visit to the Tranquil Otter, but it certainly won’t be our last

    This our first visit to the Tranquil Otter, but it certainly won’t be our last. From the minute we arrived we felt relaxed. The daily visits from Leah and also the ducks, ducklings, swans and cygnets was fantastic.

    Thanks to Tazeem for the filter coffee we can highly recommend it!!

    Thanks to the whole team for making this the place it is.

    Can’t wait to come back.

    Gillian & Jamie

    Fieldfare

  • It was our 2nd stay here at the Tranquil Otter; it really lives up to its name

    It was our 2nd stay here at the Tranquil Otter; it really lives up to its name. Very relaxing, just what we needed even the bad weather did not spoil it; we will definitely be back next year.

    Thank you.

    Wendy & Andrew

    Egret

  • Another fabulous stay, its mine and Gary’s 2nd visit and we enjoyed it so much we brought my mum and dad back with us

    Another fabulous stay, it's mine and Gary’s 2nd visit and we enjoyed it so much we brought my mum and dad back with us.

    Came to relax and unwind and that’s just what we did. Lodge is amazing, very clean and cosy.

    Sauna lovely and hot tub awesome.

    Highly recommend the Royal Oak at West Curthwaite to eat.

    Will most definitely visit again. Love it!!

    Ali & Gary & Mum & Dad

    Egret

  • We came to unwind for a few days, which we were able to do

    We came to unwind for a few days, which we were able to do. Very comfortable stay in a very clean and welcoming lodge. Everything we needed was here; nothing was too much trouble for the friendly and competent team. We are very happy to highly recommend to friends and family. We will be back!

    Mike & Aggie

    Egret

  • Thank you very much for our lovely stay here. We thoroughly enjoyed every part of it, especially feeding the ducks!

    Thank you very much for our lovely stay here. We thoroughly enjoyed every part of it, especially feeding the ducks! The whole place has a very relaxing feel to it, perfect for getting away from everything for a while. Leah often came to see us and the hot tub and sauna were just brilliant. The canoe and boat were also very enjoyed as well as the walk around the lake. We will definitely be back, hopefully in the near future! :-)

    Robyn & Michael

    Egret

  • This is how things are done properly! Very clean and welcoming

    This is how things are done properly! Very clean and welcoming. The attention to detail is what sets this place apart from the others. Having stayed in accommodation across the world the Tranquil Otter easily tops them all because the basics are done right!

    Mark

    Egret

  • Our second visit to the Tranquil Otter this year and we have enjoyed it even more this time

    Our second visit to the Tranquil Otter this year and we have enjoyed it even more this time.

    What we have loved:-
    •    The welcome – especially the petal strewn bed – Amazing! Thank you so much for the experience.
    •    Egret lodge – warm, sparklingly clean and cosy –everything we needed was here.
    •    Bowness on Solway – the coastal walk.
    •    Leah – visited us everyday – what a joy she is!
    •    Ducks – came in droves, ate our bread – enjoyed so much.
    •    Decking and hot tub – glorious! Even or maybe especially in the rain.
    •    Mulholland shop, Great Orton – excellent range of fresh loaf and superb meat and their own dry cured bacon – do not miss it!
    •    Wellington Pub, Great Orton – lovely old pub, friendly landlord – superb fish and chips and varied menu.

    Thank you so much to all at the Tranquil Otter for our wonderful holiday.

    Fred & Jackie

    PS Wellington Pub now closed Monday and Tuesday, large beer garden.

    Egret

  • We came to the Tranquil Otter for our honeymoon and we have really enjoyed our time here

    We came to the Tranquil Otter for our honeymoon and we have really enjoyed our time here. We have enjoyed relaxing with no stress of normal daily life (i.e. work!!) Our dog Claus came with us and he has enjoyed his daily walks around the lake as well as making friends with Leah :-) . The lodge itself is fantastic, clean, spacious and very cosy after a soak in the hot tub, relax in the sauna and he roaring log fire. We will miss the beautiful view across the lake and watching the birds and ducks! Our only negative comment is that a king size bed would be a bonus!! Hope to come back soon!

    Adelle & Simon

    Erget

  • A great lodge in a really peaceful place. The perfect location to unwind and relax

    A great lodge in a really peaceful place. The perfect location to unwind and relax. Time spent here is never long enough!!

    Andy & Sue

    Egret

  • Truly lives up to its tranquil name and unbelievable that it is only five miles from the city

    Truly lives up to its tranquil name and unbelievable that it is only five miles from the city. We loved our warm welcome and the excellent facilities – also the visit from Leah and 19 ducks!

    Mary & Mike

    Egret

  • My family and I would highly recommend “The Tranquil Otter”, it has lived up to its 5 star rating

    My family and I would highly recommend “The Tranquil Otter”, it has lived up to its 5 star rating. Also, the lodge itself was very cosy and still felt private.

    We really enjoyed going out on the boats every night. Then waiting to settle down in the hot tub and seeing many bats and hearing lots of owls as well as ducks.

    As well as this, the dogs loved the “run” around the lake and they loved swimming in it too!

    Overall, it was an amazing holiday! So we will certainly come back.

    Lee, Lois, Kia & Tilli

    PS The nearest supermarket we found is Sainsbury’s (8 minutes). Follow signs to Carlisle city centre and it will be on your left.

    Egret

  • Fantastic place. Quiet, tranquil and restful. Just what we needed!

    Fantastic place. Quiet, tranquil and restful. Just what we needed!

    Hot tub was such a treat at the end of a busy day.

    Really well equipped lodge with everything you could possibly want. Lots to see and do around here, recommend the clay shooting at Greenquarries.

    Karl, Lesley, Abbie & Jamie

    Egret

  • We had a lovely restful time here in Egret. Lodge is great – everything we needed here. The hot tub is great!

    We had a lovely restful time here in Egret. Lodge is great – everything we needed here. The hot tub is great!

    Very lucky with the weather, so many visits to the lakes. Great wildlife and we’re sorry to leave. Hope to return very soon. Thank you to Tazeem for making us feel so welcome. Also Leah the dog is lovely – we wish we could take her home!

    Thanks.

    Amy, Jackie & Ray

    Egret

  • Our 2nd visit and yet again it was fab! Lovely staff, surroundings and cabin. Perfect place to chill out and relax

    Our 2nd visit and yet again it was fab! Lovely staff, surroundings and cabin. Perfect place to chill out and relax.

    We will definitely be back again!

    Amy & Lee

    Dunnock

  • We came here for my birthday and it did not disappoint, what a beautiful setting, waking up every morning to the wonderful view over the lake

    We came here for my birthday and it did not disappoint, what a beautiful setting, waking up every morning to the wonderful view over the lake. Our tour guide Leah the dog did a fantastic job touring us round the lake.

    The Jacuzzi was lots of fun with our glasses of champagne.

    We will be back in the Summer.

    Kerry & Hill party

    Dunnock

  • What can we say; it was everything we hoped for and more!

    What can we say; it was everything we hoped for and more!

    We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have loved everything about it… so much so we are planning our next visit and we haven’t left yet!! :-)

    Cheryl & Craig

    Dunnock

  • Very peaceful – enjoyed the hide and meeting Leah

    Very peaceful – enjoyed the hide and meeting Leah. The hot tub was very relaxing. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous – just as we remember from 9 years ago (well I don’t – I was only 2).

    We’ve had a lovely relaxing time! High quality everything. Thanks for a peaceful weekend.

    Relaxing and tranquil, hope to return soon.

    Julie, Trevor & Harry

    Dunnock

  • Perfect!!

    Perfect!!

    Leigh & Sarah

    Dunnock

  • We spent our honeymoon here last year and returned for our 1st wedding anniversary!!!

    We spent our honeymoon here last year and returned for our 1st wedding anniversary!!!

    It just gets better every time!! We love it!! Again we were made so welcome upon arrival by everyone, including our favourite dog. :-) During our stay we came across a new pub “The Wellington” and I had the best pie ever, steak and haggis and everyone there was so friendly!!

    Again immaculate lodge inside and out along with a lovely welcome pack.

    We are already looking into coming back with friends, family and kids. :-)

    Thanks.

    Mark & Kate

    Dunnock

  • Beautiful lodge – very clean and spacious. Fantastic views and great location. Loved the boat and the hot tub!

    Beautiful lodge – very clean and spacious. Fantastic views and great location. Loved the boat and the hot tub!

    We will certainly be back and will recommend to friends and family. Great for walking and cycling! Would also recommend Davids Restaurant in Carlisle, Royal Oak Inn, Moorhouse, The Mango Tree Indian (delivered takeaway) and Plough Inn, Wreay.

    Thank you!

    Sarah & Andrew

    Dunnock

  • Wow! From the moment we arrived we knew we’d come back again!!

    Wow! From the moment we arrived we knew we’d come back again!! Tranquil Otter is wonderful. So peaceful, so quiet and is just what we needed. The best bit? All of it!! Nick and Tazeem and team are so lovely, welcoming and just make you feel at home.

    We loved the hot tub, the boat, the walks, the ducks and oh yes… Leah :-) she’s so cute!

    All in all this wonderful place was just what we needed so thank you Nick and Tazeem and team. Thank you so much. :-)

    Loved the lodge, clean and well thought out. Loved the extra touches, like the cake on arrival. Well done everybody!

    Paul & Sue

    Dunnock

  • They say first impressions count, well from the moment we arrived to going home our stay at the Tranquil Otter achieved all expectation and above

    They say first impressions count, well from the moment we arrived to going home our stay at the Tranquil Otter achieved all expectation and above.

    Would recommend to all friends and family looking for a peaceful and relaxing break, just perfect from the cleanliness to the special touches, great accommodation all round.

    Loved meeting Leah!!

    Thank you.

    Joanne & Steve

    Dunnock

  • We came here for our honeymoon, we really loved it, couldn’t fault anything!

    We came here for our honeymoon, we really loved it, couldn’t fault anything!

    Spent most of our time in the hot tub admiring the views. We will definitely be back! It was perfect. xxx

    Mel & Geraint

    Chiffchaff

  • What a wonderful place! We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our stay

    What a wonderful place! We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are now well and truly relaxed! Despite the rain and the wind, we managed to enjoy the hot tub on a clear night, WOW! We even saw some shooting stars!

    Really don’t want to go home! Defo returning here again.

    Until next time…

    Thank you!

    Alex & Bex

    Chiffchaff

  • This is a truly special place, as you’re about to find out

    This is a truly special place, as you’re about to find out. A walk around the lake, a twilight row out on the water and a hot tub beneath the stars! If for any reason you feel the need to venture outside the Tranquil Otter, we would recommend afternoon tea at the Pheasant Inn near Bassenthwaite Lake, or a walk along Hadrian’s Wall starting at Birdoswald.

    Chris & Julie

    PS The swans seem to enjoy following the boats and nibbling at thins that the oars have turned up – you can almost get face-to-face with one.

    Chiffchaff

  • What an amazing stay in such a beautiful place!

    What an amazing stay in such a beautiful place!

    We loved walking round the lake and meeting the escaped goat and Leah and the ducks. Everyone here was so welcoming and helpful.

    Will most definite be back.

    Thanks everyone,

    Lindsay & Dean

    Chiffchaff

  • After being recommended to come here by a friend, we were stunned by how amazing the Tranquil Otter really is!!

    After being recommended to come here by a friend, we were stunned by how amazing the Tranquil Otter really is!!

    When you book a holiday with your own private hot tub, you know you are going to have a good time – but its blown away by how nice it has been, relaxing in the hot tub at night we a glass of wine – simply listening to the sound of nature and silence of the lake.

    Thank you SO much for an amazing place to stay.  We will most certainly be coming back in the future – next time for much longer!

    Kathryn & Stuart

    Chiffchaff

  • Only been here for 4 nights but had the most incredible time

    Only been here for 4 nights but had the most incredible time. Every night was spent in the hot tub drinking (too much) wine and gazing over the incredible view. Made a few lifelong friends with the ducks and also big shout out to Gillian & the man who chopped us the logs!

    Also a tip for anyone who is face with some really bad weather and need to keep the kids amused – White Scar Caves is only an hour drive away and it’s pretty goddam fun.

    Big love to everyone at The Tranquil Otter (ducks included)

    Jade & Jack

    Chiffchaff

  • Wow! What a stunning setting, it literally took our breath away every morning when we drew back the curtains

    Wow! What a stunning setting, it literally took our breath away every morning when we drew back the curtains.

    Everything about Chiffchaff is amazing; we came for a break away from the daily grind and were certainly not disappointed. It’s perfect I every way. The log burner, the hot tub, the scenery, the boat… we could go on forever.

    Reluctantly we must go home, but it won’t be long before we come back to this little piece of heaven. Words honestly do not do it justice.

    Thank you for a memorable stay.

    Eddie & Emma

    Chiffchaff

  • We came here for a few nights for our honeymoon and have had the most amazing time

    We came here for a few nights for our honeymoon and have had the most amazing time. Everything about the Tranquil Otter is perfect.

    Loved every minute of our stay.

    Thank you.

    Carl & Sarah

    Chiffchaff

  • Total relaxation, peace and quiet

    Total relaxation, peace and quiet. Loved the hot tub, log fire and all facilities in the lodge.

    Enjoyed walking around the lough and going into the bird hide.

    Best bit – Leah!

    Thank you, we will be back.

    Anne & Geoff

    Chiffchaff

  • A very relaxing stay, just what we needed after busy times as work

    A very relaxing stay, just what we needed after busy times as work. Especially loved the hot tub, even in the rain! The log burner made it very cosy.

    Hopefully we will be back. xxx

    Jude & John

    Chiffchaff

  • A wonderful stay in a wonderful lodge for our 1 year anniversary!

    A wonderful stay in a wonderful lodge for our 1 year anniversary! We can highly recommend the hot tub, rowing boat and a guided walk around the lake by none other than… Leah the very friendly dog!

    Thanks to Nick & Tazeem for such an amazing and relaxing stay. :-)

    Jonathan & Helen

    Chiffchaff

  • After an amazing weekend, all we wanted was a perfectly peaceful place to unwind and enjoy our first few days as a married couple

    After an amazing weekend, all we wanted was a perfectly peaceful place to unwind and enjoy our first few days as a married couple and Chiffchaff provided us with just that.

    The ducks waited patiently each morning to be fed and the beautiful friendly Leah welcomed us daily (she can smell food a mile away! I suspect there is Labrador lurking in her genealogy!)

    We enjoyed the hot tub tremendously, braved the boat and the lake and explored the walks around the water.

    We stocked up with food and bubbly and didn’t leave because we didn’t have to! An amazing place to enjoy and explore, especially lucky with the weather!

    Mr & Mrs Baker

    Chiffchaff

  • Our weeks stay has been absolutely brilliant!

    Our weeks stay has been absolutely brilliant!

    The lodge comes equipped with everything you would ever need. The hot tub was a must for a lovely dip each day!

    The lake and walks around are lovely. Leah made her welcome appearance each day. The ducks made sure they were around each morning for feeding.

    We came here to relax and relax we did.

    Thanks to all the team.

    Kevin & Hayley

    Chiffchaff

  • Welcome first by Leah the lovely dog

    Welcome first by Leah the lovely dog – who showed us round the lake – was very happy and excited to do so. Next by the ducks – who seemed just as happy to meet new guests. Perhaps just for the bread?

    A wonderful, relaxing stay. Lucky to have war, dry weather in September.

    Hot tub fantastic – excellent stay. Thank you.

    Helena & Kevin McNally

    Chiffchaff

  • Our 8th visit! Boy oh boy I don’t wanna go home :-(

    Our 8th visit! Boy oh boy I don’t wanna go home :-( . Had a lovely week relaxing and Christmas shopping in the wonderful Cumbrian towns.

    After a day out we came back to the Otter, dressing gowns on, log burner a glowing, stars a twinkling. Loved our daily and evening visits from the adorable Leah – how I will miss her! She loves going on walks and will lovingly escort you around the lake.

    The ducks love food! We found cornflakes or Bran Flakes easier to give than bread.

    Oh, boo hoo, it’s time to go but we know we’ll be back for more Otter time!!! :-)

    Enjoy your stay! Love to Leah, ducks and swans. xxx

    Yvonne & Simon

    Buzzard

  • We are having to wrench ourselves away, we have found somewhere completely perfect for us

    We are having to wrench ourselves away, we have found somewhere completely perfect for us. To be so close to nature in such beautiful surroundings, with some 5* luxuries. What more could you want. I can understand why so any people come back time after time.

    I’m amazed at just how much time we spent on the deck, mesmerised by the comings and goings on the lake. We have had some lovely trips away but have never felt so relaxed and rested. Thank you Tranquil Otter. The lodge itself is lovely, it’s really been thought out. Very well equipped, we have not wanted for anything.

    Great takeaway fish and chips from the Greyhound Inn in Burgh-by-Sands, lovely steak pie from Mulholland’s in Great Orton.

    Debbie & Lee (Emma & Dan for a couple of days)

    Buzzard

  • Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing week

    Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing week. Our first time here and we will be back!

    The lodge was so warm, cosy and clean and as for the Jacuzzi, well that was just wonderful. The welcome pack was also a lovely touch.

    We will miss our daily walk around the lake and the amazing views from the lodge.

    Recommendations for eating out – The Drovers Rest for lovely pub grub. Under new management made us feel very welcome – dogs welcome too!

    The Mango Tree for a takeaway or to eat in – wonderful food.

    Thank you to all at the Tranquil Otter for a wonderful holiday!

    Sasha & Nick

    Buzzard

  • We have had an amazing at the Tranquil Otter

    We have had an amazing at the Tranquil Otter. We hadn’t been for 9 years – but are pleased that the changes Nick and Tazeem have made have only made it better. We definitely recommend an in lodge massage from Rachel at Eden Holistics – the top-to-toe massage was a very relaxing start to our holiday.

    We also did some lovely walks at Whinlatter and Talkin Tarn. The “six lakes in day” round trip in the folder is a lovely drive – we stopped in Ambleside for lunch and recommend the apple pie at The Apple Pie! We also recommend fish and chips at the Greyhound Inn in Burgh by Sands – they were delicious! We are going home very relaxed and rested; as luckily George (7 months) has slept perfectly this week…must be all the fresh Cumbrian air! We will definitely be back – and won’t be waiting another 9 years!!

    Jenny, Jon & George

    Buzzard

  • We booked this as a little honeymoon

    We booked this as a little honeymoon (got married 26/10/13) and we couldn’t have picked a better place. From the minute we arrived we felt relaxed and calm. All the people we came across were friendly and polite. We spent the week walking around the lake with the dog and relaxing in the hot tub with a drink.

    We can’t wait to return as soon as possible!

    Phil & Val

    Buzzard

  • This is by far the best lodge we have been to!

    This is by far the best lodge we have been to! The views are beautiful and instantly make you relax and unwind. The ducks like swimming over to say ‘hello’ too :-) . Sitting in the hot tub at night with an ice cold drink looking out to the lake is utter bliss. Seeing the sunset from your own decking has a definite ‘wow’ factor. We will definitely be making a return visit to the Tranquil Otter!

    Thank you.

    Francis & Gemma

    Buzzard

  • We booked this week long break as our honeymoon after finally getting married on the 14th Sept.

    We booked this week long break as our honeymoon after finally getting married on the 14th Sept.

    We have not been disappointed! We were after a calm, relaxed, tranquil week with our dog Riley and that’s exactly what we have had! Beautifully clean lodge with stunning views – we watched a ‘swan drama’ unfold when a lone black swan arrived, challenged quickly by the father swan. Sadly Mr. Black Swan flew away when neighbours tried to photograph him in their boat!

    We would highly recommend ‘The Highland Laddie’ pub at Glasson for food and enjoyed a fab Italian meal at Casa Romana in Carlisle. Hot tub is fabulous at any time of day/evening and we leave feeling relaxed happy and married!! Thank you Tranquil Otter!

    Mr & Mrs Pickard

    Buzzard

  • An amazing time had by all at the Tranquil Otter

    An amazing time had by all at the Tranquil Otter. Beautiful lodge and weather to match.

    Had lots of ducks visiting and met some cute goats on our walk around the lake.

    A perfect chilled weekend.

    The Griffiths family

    Heron

  • Had a wonderful time, first time at Tranquil Otter but definitely not last

    Had a wonderful time, first time at Tranquil Otter but definitely not last. Will be back next year! Nick & Tazeem are great!

    The Khan family

    PS Lots of love and kisses for Leah!

    Heron

  • Excellent second year running and to top it all off weather very good!

    Excellent second year running and to top it all off weather very good! If you go to Mango Tree get Delight Chicken Tikka! Yum yum! Can’t wait until next year. Had a lovely chilled out time.

    Jeanine, Andrew, Sandra & Mandy

    Heron

  • Thank you for a fantastic weekend away

    Thank you for a fantastic weekend away. Weather was perfect, hot tub amazing but the swan didn’t seem to like us!

    Try clay pigeon shooting, a great day out, had takeaway from The Mango Tree – mixed reactions, we’ll definitely be back!

    Louise, Ben, Andy & Emma, Sophie the dog

    PS We loved the hot tub – stayed in it so long we went all wrinkly and shrivelled!

    Heron

  • 3 years later and we are back with my mum and dad

    3 years later and we are back with my mum and dad and so happy that they love it as much as my husband and I. The view and lodge is amazing and so happy we came back.

    Everyone is so polite and Tazeem is a wonderful lady, who really made us feel welcome and at home.

    Would 100% come back as it is so relaxing and wonderfully beautiful.

    Thank so you much.

    All our love.

    Androulla, Andrew, Jo & Val, Jazz the dog and Enzo the dog

    PS Please try The Mango Tree Indian takeaway it’s wonderful.

    Heron

  • Had a fantastic, relaxing weekend

    Had a fantastic, relaxing weekend. Beautiful view, weather was spot on so we had great use of the hot tub.

    Enjoyed a run around the lake in the morning, where we spotted a baby deer and lots of other wild life.

    We had the pleasure of meeting Dave every day and the swans with their cygnets and not to forget Leah the dog.

    Couldn’t fault the place, can’t wait to come back.

    The Kelso family

    Heron

  • 5 Cygnets were born today!

    5 Cygnets were born today! Protective swans saw off the geese, ducks and ourselves.

    This is a wonderful place to stay and our hosts were extremely helpful and welcoming. We shall return.

    Shorts (Yorkshire) & Lees (Northumberland)

    Heron

  • We had a very enjoyable week

    We had a very enjoyable week. It was a very nice rest. We went to Gretna, it was very enjoyable.

    The Cox family

    Heron

  • We came here for a much needed break

    We came here for a much needed break and we couldn’t have chosen better. Beautiful location, a great place for peace and quiet – so relaxing! The lodge is clean and cosy and very well equipped – you have thought of everything. Needless to say we all loved the hot tub. All in all a wonderful few days away – wish we could have stayed for longer. We hope to return for more tranquillity at the Otter.

    The Stone family

    Heron

  • Came here for a girls’ weekend full of relaxation and peacefulness

    Came here for a girls’ weekend full of relaxation and peacefulness. We couldn’t have chosen better. The view from the lodge is stunning and even better whilst sitting in the hot tub. We hit on with the weather with two beautiful days, lovely for the walk around the lake and general relaxation on the veranda.

    A perfect weekend break.

    We will be back.

    Laura, Lynsey, Fiona, Kath, Jaqui & Suzy

    Heron

  • Our fourth visit to the Tranquil Otter

    Our fourth visit to the Tranquil Otter and yet again we had a lovely time!

    The weather was bright and crisp and we enjoyed our walks around the lake. The hot tub was a wonderful addition and we loved gazing up at the stars.

    Food at the Greyhound was fantastic and Walby Farm great for the children!

    Back to school tomorrow.

    Sarah, David, Molly & Joseph Schofield, Margaret & Michael Morrow (Oldham)

    Heron

  • Our third visit to the Tranquil Otter

    Our third visit to the Tranquil Otter and just as perfect as we have come to expect.

    Already making plans for next year – which speaks for itself!

    Denise, Barbara, Helen, Elspet, Pam & Joyce

    Heron

  • Had a great time here, very peaceful

    Had a great time here, very peaceful. The hot tub was great and had a great New Year looking at the stars at midnight. The dogs loved the walks.

    Really enjoyed the peacefulness and the family loved the sauna, hot tub and boat. My dog tried to catch my husband in the boat but gave up and swam to shore.

    It would benefit from a bigger sofa as people struggled to fit on comfortably. Our friends in Egret had a better sofa with reclinery.

    Apart from this we really enjoyed ourselves and would love to return in the future.

    Vicki & Andy Oakes (Peak District)

    Heron

  • Fabulous break, beautiful as always

    Fabulous break, beautiful as always. Fed the ducks, cuddled Leah and even managed to get out on the boat. (although the ice made it a bit tricky)

    Hot tub wonderfully relaxing and sauna divine after being out too! The wildlife is wonderful swans so majestic.

    Our last morning today and the place looks like a winter wonderland – just amazing! Thank you Nick & Tazeem you have a lovely place here. Hope to see you again.

    Jeanette, Peter, Wendy, Ron & Vicky

    PS Alex and Nick were in the Dunnock lodge this time and said to pass on their thanks. Having twins this time round they didn’t have time to write in their guestbook!

    Heron

  • A lovely family break with perfect weather for the hot tub

    A lovely family break with perfect weather for the hot tub. We went to Longburgh Pool and had a great time. We went to Walby Farm on Sunday and the children met Santa and got a lovely gift.

    Debbie

    Heron

  • Thank you for a wonderful break at Tranquil Otter, peaceful and tranquil

    Thank you for a wonderful break at Tranquil Otter, peaceful and tranquil. Lovely facility, everything we needed. Hot tub wonderful fun. Really enjoyed that on the cold damp evenings.

    Could have done with a little more power in the shower though!

    Thank you again for the wonderful hospitality.

    Bev (Isle of Man)

    A great time, facilities wonderful, especially the hot tub, so relaxing after a hard day’s shop.

    Beautiful, peaceful surroundings, good range of wildlife especially the ‘hooting owl.’

    Would definitely want to come back.

    Susan (Isle of Man)

    Heron

  • Our second visit and had a lovely time again

    Our second visit and had a lovely time again. Sauna & hot tub were great. The weather was against us but we still had a good time.

    The internet access is great and very comfortable beds.

    Bigger variety of birds than last time.

    Thanks for a tranquil break for all the family.

    Flood family (Edinburgh)

    Heron

  • First time at Tranquil Otter

    First time at Tranquil Otter. Absolutely wonderful. Six family members here and all enjoyed stay, especially the hot tub. Will come again hopefully.

    This won’t be my last visit to Tranquil Otter – a beautiful place to relax completely – wonderful weekend with family.

    Wendy Boulby

    A beautiful place to relax we will definitely be back again…loved every minute!

    Melissa

    Our third visit, loved it again! 1st time was our first trip away together. 2nd time for our honeymoon. 3rd time we’ve brought the family and a baby bump in tow!

    Didn’t see the otter unfortunately but loved the hot tub as ever. No doubt we’ll be back again.

    Thanks very much.

    James & Lisa Boulby

    Heron

  • This is our first break to Tranquil Otter and would definitely return

    This is our first break to Tranquil Otter and would definitely return. We won this break as Nick & Tazeem donated this break to raise money for charity, which I think is very generous of them; they helped raise a lot of money. We have had a fantastic time, hot tub, having a walk around the lake not forgetting the wildlife which made our break. We also had a “top to toe” massage which was brilliant. Overall a brilliant break, peaceful & relaxing.

    Claire, Shaun, Lisa, Steven (Newcastle) Diane, Margey (Gateshead)

    Heron

  • Excellent break, the seating, the facilities are great

    Excellent break, the seating, the facilities are great. Children loved the ducks; we loved the boat and hot tub and relaxing evening on the deck.

    Hope to be back soon.

    Dave, Diane, Stephen, Kate, Tamzin & Kara

    Heron

  • Last minute booking to celebrate our 6th wedding Anniversary

    Last minute booking to celebrate our 6th wedding Anniversary (on the 23rd) and some quality time with our 15 year old chocolate lab. The Weather Gods have been uncharacteristically kind to us. The primary intention was to relax following recent illness diagnosis so it’s probably a good job that none of the horse centres could accommodate us but we did enjoy a Clay Pigeon Shooting lesson. The facilities here are fabulous. (there are some really great holiday lets out there!) We sauna’ed, hot tubbed cooked & barbecued. (and dripped melted chocolate on the book – sorry!) Amber paddled and upset the swan family. Thank you for coming to our rescue; it is exactly what we had in mind. Hope to be back soon.

    Brendan & Victoria Gill & Amber the dog

    Heron

  • We have had a lovely time at the Tranquil Otter

    We have had a lovely time at the Tranquil Otter. We really enjoyed going out on the canoe, relaxing in the hot tub and hanging out with the dog Leah. We will definitely be coming back.

    Thanks.

    Sabrina & Richard (Newcastle)

    Gadwall

  • Came here to celebrate our wedding Anniversary

    Came here to celebrate our wedding Anniversary, what a place to come to – perfect. The place truly is tranquil, could not ask for anything better. Hot tub and view are superb, even when it is raining. Cannot wait to come back here again.

    Thanks.

    Kerry & Darren White (Isle of Man)

    Gadwall

  • We came here to celebrate being together for a year and had an amazing time

    We came here to celebrate being together for a year and had an amazing time. It’s been great to get away from it all in this stunning location, watching and listening to all the wildlife from our lodge. We’ll definitely be returning at some point!

    Thanks!

    Liz (Huddersfield) & Tim (Darlington)

    Gadwall

  • We have had a great week, really enjoyed ourselves

    We have had a great week, really enjoyed ourselves. The facilities and location is first class. We have been out every day, except today (Friday) exploring Hadrian’s Wall, the coastline, the lakes and all in between.

    Today we have seen an otter and a woodpecker right outside the cabin. We were fascinated by the swans ‘dancing’ around each other guarding their territory and also the bats we watched from the hot tub.

    Hope to come again.

    Paul & Beryl Jordan (Nottingham)

    Gadwall

  • What a gorgeous weekend we have had at the Tranquil Otter

    What a gorgeous weekend we have had at the Tranquil Otter. Could not have dreamed of a more picture perfect 30th birthday. Thanks for a lovely, warm welcome… The banana cake on arrival was delicious. I (Louise) go home with a beautiful extra… a beautiful ring on my finger, very happy lady. Well done to my lovely fiancé for making this weekend so special.

    Alastair & Louise (Stoke-on-Trent)

    Gadwall

  • Here we are again – 4th visit. (2nd this year!!)

    Here we are again – 4th visit. (2nd this year!!)

    Can’t stay away!

    Weather mixed, chilly and windy but didn’t keep us from walking the lake and “hot tubbing”.

    We feel so at home here we even brought our slippers!!

    Highly recommended.

    Alan & Zoe Grocott (Ashby de la Zouch, North Leicestershire)

    Gadwall

  • What a fantastic place to spend a few days escaping from the “rat race”

    What a fantastic place to spend a few days escaping from the “rat race”. Heaven! The lodge is perfect and the setting stunning – I don’t want to leave! Enjoyed biking around the lake and exploring the surrounding area. Sitting in the hot tub in the evening with the bird chirping is divine! Thank you Nick and Tazeem! I will be returning!

    Martin France (Shrewsbury, Shropshire)

    PS I think I saw an otter swim across the back of the lodge early one morning! Awwww!

    PPS Look out for the militant swan – it took a particular dislike to me – even when I fed it!

    Gadwall

  • Thank you for such a lovely stay at the Tranquil Otter

    Thank you for such a lovely stay at the Tranquil Otter. Our weekend away has been so relaxing and peaceful. The lodge itself was lovely. It was great to meet Dave the swan, he even hisses “please” and “thank you” when you feed him – which will keep you busy during the day with his visits along with his duck friends. Leah is gorgeous and took us on a lovely walk around the lake each day. We really enjoyed her visits and will be coming again soon just to see her. The hot tub was brilliant at any time of day. The wildlife is great, lots of birds to see. We did search for the otter but to no avail – we will have to come back to try and find them. The walk around the lake is lovely. We hope to come back again very soon.

    Anne & Mick Todd (Leeds, West Yorkshire)

    Gadwall

  • All we can say is “Heaven”

    All we can say is “Heaven”. We enjoyed the hot tub every day, early morning, every evening and late at night.

    Each time of day in the tub a fantastic experience, listening to the birds, watching bats fly overhead and visits from Leah the dog.

    Beautiful lodge and the bird feeders an excellent added bonus. The view is amazing and we could quite happily live here forever!

    The walk round to the bird hide is lovely.

    Hoping to come back in a few months with our teenagers and mothers! My dad died of cancer 18 months ago and my only regret is that we didn’t discover the Tranquil Otter sooner as Dad would have loved it here. I raised a glass of bubbly to him every night in the hot tub. We even enjoyed a lovely row around the lake.

    Thank you Nick & Tazeem for sharing your little piece of heaven with us.

    Veronica & Mark Wootton (Cupar, Fife, Scotland)

    Gadwall

  • Just arrived today, this was a surprise for my birthday

    Just arrived today, this was a surprise for my birthday and it was the most amazing treat, such an amazing place, it’s now 8:20 we have unpacked, the hot tub is heating up ready and the log fire is roaring so fantastic. “I have the best boyfriend ever!!!”

    Nick, Jodie & George (Birch Vale, Derbyshire)

    Gadwall

  • What a beautiful and most tranquil place

    What a beautiful and most tranquil place. As has already been said by others, this is our first visit to Tranquil Otter but it most certainly will not be our last. We have loved every minute and didn’t realise that doing so little in perfect surroundings was so tiring. Thank you for your perfect location and thank you to my husband for bringing me to this beautiful place.

    Robbie & Alison (Tadley, Hants)

    Gadwall

  • Our second time and just as memorable as the first

    Thank you Tazeem & Nick & boys.

    Our second time and just as memorable as the first. Peaceful, beautiful and relaxing at its best.

    See you next Easter.

    Hope you have a good year.

    Tony & Loraine & Roxy (the dog) & Rubble (the dog) (Sutton in Ashfield, Notts)

    Gadwall

  • Wow! What an amazing place

    Wow! What an amazing place. The perfect place for a perfect time in our lives. Aarti & I discovered 2 week ago that we’re pregnant. We already had this trip booked by that time and spending the last 3 nights here in what has seemed to be complete isolation has been a great way to celebrate and reflect on such a beautiful blessing. Prior to this trip Aarti & I were partners of 5 years this coming Friday. (an Anniversary celebration here too) Upon leaving we are now engaged. For us this has been the perfect way to combine many happy moments all in one place.

    Unfortunately, we didn’t find the time to go out onto the lake with being caught up in each other by the log fire but the freezing temperatures didn’t stop us from enjoying the hot tub. It was stunning in the evenings but we had our best time in here the morning I proposed. Lots of funny pics to remember that moment forever.

    We’ve thoroughly enjoyed every moment here and will certainly be returning, maybe shortly after our honeymoon, as I imagine we’ll need a break.

    Blessed.

    Andy & Aarti (Leeds, West Yorkshire)

    Gadwall

  • It’s our first time here and I have to say, I don’t think it will be our last

    It’s our first time here and I have to say, I don’t think it will be our last. We have been here for 4 days, the weather has been very cold with ice covering parts of the lake, which I have to say is amazing and I would love to have in my back garden. The cold weather probably added to the tranquillity of the place and certainly did not stop us using the hot tub in the evening after long walks around the Lake District. The rowing boat is good fun to take out if you get a chance, we took it out one afternoon for an hour or two while the lake was calm; I couldn’t imagine taking it out if the wind was blowing as it’s directionally challenged. We still haven’t seen those otters.

    Sarah & Chris (Chelmsford, Essex)

    Gadwall

  • We were here for a relaxing week for our honeymoon and boy did we get it

    We were here for a relaxing week for our honeymoon and boy did we get it. Fantastic lodge and the owners could not have been more friendly. We had one issue with the log burner which could have been our fault but the response we got was first rate. I can recommend that the first log will die on you but once the burner is good and hot, it’ll burn for ages. Although we only ventured out a few times I can heartily recommend the Greyhound pub in Burgh by Sands as they are a very friendly pub with great food. So sad to be leaving but hope to be back again.

    Paul & Laura (Billericay, Essex)

    Gadwall

  • Sad to be writing this because we’re leaving!

    Sad to be writing this because we’re leaving! Wonderful lodge in a wonderful setting. Most amazing views in the sunrise and sunset. Leah is so cute and friendly and we’ve promised our new friends (the ducks) we’ll be back again to see them.

    Darren & Melissa

    Gadwall

  • Another amazing visit for our wedding anniversary.

    Another amazing visit for our wedding anniversary.

    Desperately needed total chill time which was wonderful. Must visit Bowness on Solway and drive through Burgh by Sands, very pleasant drive and then onto lunch at Cups and Saucers Team Room. You must have their free range Jersey milk coffee; it’s the best ever. Staff so friendly, address: Seaville Farm, Silloth, CA7 4PT – Enjoy and thanks Tazeem & Nick x.

    Susan & Ed (Northumberland)

    Gadwall

  • Our 4th visit. A different lodge for us this time but a fantastic experience!

    Our 4th visit. A different lodge for us this time but a fantastic experience! ‘Otterly’ perfect as usual. Very relaxing; lots to see and do. We are sorry to leave and are looking forward to our next visit. Thanks to Nick, Tazeem & the team.

    Elaine & Tim (North Yorkshire)

    Gadwall

  • Our first time here and we’ve had such a relaxing break

    Our first time here and we’ve had such a relaxing break. It was everything we could have hoped for and much, much more. Sitting in the hot tub, enjoying the views of the Lough when darkness fell and watching the Stars was amazing. Everything, including the weather, was perfect.

    Thank you for sharing your little piece of heaven with us!

    Peter & Audrey (Buckley, North Wales)

    Fieldfare

  • Our first time here and we had a fab stay

    Our first time here and we had a fab stay. Sitting in the hot tub looking at the lovely at the lovely view of the Lough was so relaxing and the lodge had everything you needed and was very cosy. Would love to come back at Christmas time and enjoy a different view of the Lough in Winter.

    Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Val & Andy & Molly the dog (Cheshire)

    Fieldfare

  • We’ve had a lovely holiday in this very relaxing and “tranquil” setting

    We’ve had a lovely holiday in this very relaxing and “tranquil” setting. Had lunch out a couple of times and would recommend The Pheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite (beware road closure at top of Bassenthwaite Lake (near Keswick/Cockermouth)) and The Gate Inn, Yanwath. (near Penrith) Both a 40 minute drive away and not cheap but food good quality and lovely atmosphere. Enjoyed also walk around the lake and the company of Leah the dog on occasion. First time we’ve explored Lake District, so many beautiful places – Ambleside, Cockermouth, Hawkshead, not to mention the scenery!

    We wish the next guests at this lodge a great holiday and lots of sunshine.

    Gordon & Jackie Horsburgh (Edinburgh)

    Fieldfare

  • We came here for Claire’s birthday…

    We came here for Claire’s birthday… and what can we say, from the moment we arrived, Tazeem and Nick and all the staff were extremely welcoming and very helpful. The lodge at first sight blew me away and we knew we were going to have a fantastic week.

    We made the most of all Tranquil Otter had to offer, Charlotte used the rowing boat and once she got the hang of it, off she went and there was no stopping her. We used the hot tub every day and also the log burner, which was lovely and cosy every night. We had ok weather for our stay, it showered off and on but even the showers couldn’t stop us from enjoying the Tranquil Otter. Another great point at the Tranquil Otter is the bird feeders; we enjoyed watching all the different birds that visited us over the week.

    We also enjoyed the walk around the lake and especially the bird hide across the lake. Our main purpose for our holiday was to experience the fell walks that the Lake District offers, we walked every day and if you are keen walkers, ‘Haystacks’ is a must do, it was amazing. Our dogs as well as us really appreciated coming back to such a relaxing lodge in a heavenly location after a hard day’s walking…we would love to come back.

    So to all at Tranquil Otter – thank you very much!

    Claire Harding, Charlotte Simmons, Roxy (the dog) & Reggie (the dog) (Torquay, South Devon)

  • Had a wonderful weekend at the Tranquil Otter

    Had a wonderful weekend at the Tranquil Otter, weather was amazing and all the facilities at the lodge and around the lake were perfect.

    Thank you for a lovey stay, home from home!

    Martin & Julie Stacey (Baxterley, Staffordshire)

    Fieldfare

  • We came here for our honeymoon for a four night stay…

    We came here for our honeymoon for a four night stay…

    WOW!! – An absolutely faultless venue. The views money just can’t buy, the lodge is amazing and the hot tub is spectacular. Every night with a glass of wine putting the world to rights! An amazing experience. We have been blessed by a heat wave to boot which has made for our best holidays yet. Who needs to go abroad when you have the Tranquil Otter?

    My husband summed it up last night clutching an ice cold beer in the hot tub and gazing at the stars – he said, “I think this is as close as it gets to paradise!!”

    The cake and sparkling wine were a lovely welcome as was Leah the dog who came daily to check on us bless her! We have enjoyed every minute and will definitely be returning. Be sure to check out the private swimming pool just 1 mile down the road. £14 and the place is just for you for an hour! You have to pre-book though! Well worth it!

    So to sum up, if you are reading this guest book then you are obviously already here so just sit back, relax and enjoy. You’re going to love it!!

    Have a lovely time!

    Thanks again Nick and Tazeem!

    We will be back!!

    Love,

    Steve & Jo Swanson (Hull, East Yorkshire)

    Fieldfare

  • We have literally lost count of how many times we’ve stayed at the Tranquil Otter

    We have literally lost count of how many times we’ve stayed at the Tranquil Otter. What we do know is that each time is different. This time it was all about the birds. There are three new families of swans on the Lough, one of which visited us at breakfast time. We also found two woodpecker nests in the woods and managed to capture footage of the chicks being fed, as well as the parents taking food from the bird feeder at the front of the lodge. I feel like Bill Oddie but in a good way.

    Thanks once again.

    Mark & Michelle (West Yorkshire)

    Fieldfare

  • This was our 5th visit to the Tranquil Otter

    This was our 5th visit to the Tranquil Otter – although only a short visit this time it was still worth it. We will be back hopefully for a bit longer next time.

    An excellent place to relax and unwind. The hot tub and log burner are a must. Thanks very much, see you soon.

    Kathy & Doug Hopkins (Widnes, Cheshire)

    Fieldfare

  • The most relaxing and peaceful holiday we have had together

    The most relaxing and peaceful holiday we have had together. This was my birthday present from Steve, on the recommendation of my 19 year old daughter who has stayed here before. We have truly relaxed and this is unheard of for Steve, who never sits down for more than 10 minutes but we have walked, ran with Tilly our dog, cycled along Hadrian’s Wall Path and then enjoyed mornings and evenings in the hot tub watching the ducks, swans, bats and ever changing weather.

    We are intending to re book for my birthday next year…aren’t we Steve…

    Ok…Trace has summed up this up nicely – great location, fab lodge and amazing lake view from the hot tub. So yes – we will be back in 2014!

    Tilly the dog – so loved walking round the lake! And she went in the water (lake), overcoming her fear of it.

    Steve & Trace (Worcestershire)

    Fieldfare

  • Thank you for sharing your little piece of “Heaven on Earth” with us

    Dear Tazeem,

    Thank you for sharing your little piece of “Heaven on Earth” with us.

    Arthur and I have had three wonderful days here and we will most definitely return. Our only regret is we did not find you sooner. You made us feel so welcome from the moment we arrived and we will be recommending the Tranquil Otter to all our family and friends. (the hot tub was fantastic!!!)

    Thank you once again.

    See you very soon.

    Arthur & Annabell McErlane (Glasgow)

    Fieldfare

  • This is our first time here but this won’t be the last

    This is our first time here but this won’t be the last. An amazing place – great location, beautiful lodge, stunning surroundings and perfect hosts. Tazeem and Nick were so welcoming and so was Leah!

    There isn’t anything I would change here, quiet, homely and simply beautiful!

    Thanks for a great stay and hope to be back soon!

    Ben & Andrea Foster and Marley (the labradoodle) (Crewe, Cheshire)

    Fieldfare

  • Yet again another ‘tranquil’ break – just what we needed

    Yet again another ‘tranquil’ break – just what we needed and perfect for a birthday celebration.

    Our 3rd visit, 3rd lodge (all so different but all so fantastic in a different way) in 3 years.

    Can’t wait for our next visit.

    Chris & Debra Armstrong (Stockport, Cheshire)

    Fieldfare

  • Had a wonderful time, beautiful place

    Had a wonderful time, beautiful place, everything we wanted it to be total chill out. Back to the rat race.

    See you again.

    Karen & Mark (Flintshire)

    Fieldfare

  • Perfect as always

    Perfect as always. Cannot wait to return.

    Dave & Christine (Lancashire)

    Fieldfare

  • Kirk booked this as a surprise weekend and this was a first in 15 years together!

    Kirk booked this as a surprise weekend and this was a first in 15 years together! He can definitely do it again as it has turned out to be the most romantic weekend yet.

    Proposing with the most amazing ring on a rowing boat and champagne picnic has to be the highlight – simply beautiful with swans around us – although Kirk’s rowing needs work! Ha.

    Having 3 children at home this has been the perfect place to get away from the hectic lives we lead – so peaceful.

    Thank you for all the chocs and cake and I’m sure we will be back.

    Much love.

    Zoe & Kirk (Hull)

    Fieldfare

  • Thank you very much for a lovely week

    Thank you very much for a lovely week.

    Dave & Jen (Manchester)

    Fieldfare

  • We have stayed many times over the years at Tranquil Otter

    We have stayed many times over the years at Tranquil Otter but this was our first in Fieldfare. As always we could want for nothing and the ‘little touches’ as mentioned by previous guests were very much appreciated.

    We’ve had a great chill out and could not wish to be anywhere else to see the New Year in.

    Many thanks Tazeem, Nick and all the team.

    Dave & Christine (Penwortham, Lancashire)

    Fieldfare

  • We have had a wonderful few days

    We have had a wonderful few days. We really enjoyed the hot tub and log burner. All the little touches were really appreciated including the fully equipped kitchen and Christmas tree!

    Simply enchanting.

    Thank you.

    We will be back…

    Lucy & Kevin (Henley on Thames)

    Fieldfare

  • Back again and had a lovely Anniversary!

    Back again and had a lovely Anniversary! The Christmas tree is a lovely touch at this time of year and all the changes to the lodge only add to its comfort.

    Weather was perfect for December, cold and crisp and made the whole lake very picturesque. We did the walk ‘5’ from the file but you need an OS map if you are not to make it 15k! (Tazeem has one – we found out later) But great day and big adventure.

    Hot tub the star as always and lots of shooting ones to see very night.

    Still no otter but then that’s what keeps us coming back.

    Christmas Greetings and a Peaceful 2013.

    Linda & Alan

    Fieldfare

  • We came here for our mini moon

    We came here for our mini moon – literally “just married” arrived still in my wedding dress! Was welcomed and helped into our cabin – which was beautiful.

    Hot tub is amazing – even when the lake was freezing over – we enjoyed being sat listening to the nature around us.

    Everything we needed was here to cook lovely meals. And the local pub Royal Oak (just down the road) is really welcoming; fun local people and really good food!!

    The cabin – cleaning staff – amazing!!

    Thank you for a memorable, beautiful weekend.

    Sarah & Andy Orange (Leeds)

    Fieldfare

  • Had yet another wonderful stay at Tranquil Otter

    Had yet another wonderful stay at Tranquil Otter. This is our 3rd year and still every time we come, the holiday is as special as the first time. Was lovely seeing Tazeem again always very friendly and amazing hosts.

    Sally (the dog) enjoyed watching the ducks and guarding the decking. Forgot my wellies this year so found it slightly harder to walk round the lake especially in my uggs but managed to convince Matthew to give me a piggy back. So it was worth it. Still managed to get out on the boat, maybe next year.

    Had a wonderful time, can’t wait until next year, thank you Nick and Tazeem.

    Not wanting to go home.

    Nicole, Matthew & Sally (the dog)

    Fieldfare

  • We came for our 30th Anniversary

    We came for our 30th Anniversary and our only complaint is that it took us so long to find you. Definitely coming back, may even tell our kids about the place so that they come up here – then again, let them find their own Oasis of peace.

    And the hot tub is soooooo good.

    Chris & Pat Broughton (Wirral)

    Fieldfare

  • We’ve had a fabulous stay, very relaxing

    We’ve had a fabulous stay, very relaxing, even with an 8 month baby in tow. We will certainly be back and can’t wait to tell our family and friends about it. Our only suggestion would be the option to hire a fireguard, as our little crawling man was very inquisitive.

    See you again.

    James, Charlotte & Oliver (Telford, Shropshire)

    Fieldfare

  • Thank you Tranquil Otter for making our mini moon so lovely

    Thank you Tranquil Otter for making our mini moon so lovely. It was peaceful, adventurous and fun. We had a great time and will always remember it. Wildlife is stunning.

    Bless you all.

    Robin & Charlotte Cook (Cheltenham)

    Fieldfare

  • We have had a wonderful stay here at the Tranquil Otter!

    We have had a wonderful stay here at the Tranquil Otter!

    We came here to relax and unwind and that is exactly what we have done. Really enjoyed walk around the lake where we were lucky enough to see two deer! Enjoyed taking the boat out on the lake and the hot tub was fantastic!!

    Leah came to visit us which was lovely as we left our dog at home! Will definitely be returning (with our dog) next year!

    Thanks again.

    Sandie & Jamie Sheppard (Worcestershire)

    Fieldfare

  • Amazing place, all you could wish for

    Amazing place, all you could wish for.

    Leah was a dedicated host – kept popping round to see if we needed anything!

    Thank you for creating such a wonderful place to stay.

    Hannah & Sharif (Bristol)

    Fieldfare

  • Belated honeymoon – was looking for luxury R&R

    Belated honeymoon – was looking for luxury R&R. Tranquil Otter and Fieldfare completely delivered!
    •    Rowing boat hilarious!
    •    Hot tub divine.
    •    Massage bliss

    Perfect!

    Will return and recommend…Thank you.

    Really going to miss our view.

    Sarah & Sean Spencer (Cambridgeshire)

    Fieldfare

  • This was our first visit to the Tranquil Otter

    This was our first visit to the Tranquil Otter for our honeymoon.

    Loved every minute of it especially the hot tub, log fire and stunning surroundings could not have asked for a more relaxing time. Will definitely recommend to all our friends and family.

    Can’t wait for our next trip back.

    Thank you.

    Kevin & Caroleann McCafferty (Dundee)

    Fieldfare

  • Lodge is perfect and private

    What an amazing place. Lodge is perfect and private. So well featured.

    Lucky with the weather, walked 20 miles in 2 days.

    Will definitely come back.

    Steve & Claire

    Egret

  • We have had a thoroughly enjoyable few days

    Whilst it’s all been said before we must say everything about this place is fantastic. We have had a thoroughly enjoyable few days and wish we could stay longer.

    Tips:-

    Take away from the Mango Tree was delivered and one of the best Indian takeaways we have had (and we’ve had a few!).

    The Royal Oak, Wellington, Greyhound pubs locally were all closed Tuesday lunch, so ring ahead.

    Casa Romana in Carlisle is a great little restaurant.

    Had fun in the boat n the Lough but forget rowing as you know it! Do visit the bird hide.

    Thanks Leah for our regular visits, sorry we couldn’t feed you. (Tazeem said we couldn’t!)

    Thanks Tazeem, nothing was too much trouble, will be back.

    Angela & Marc (Wigan)

    Egret

  • A truly sublime experience, perfect in every way

    A truly sublime experience, perfect in every way.

    Thank you so much.

    Fred & Jackie James (Ormskirk, Lancs)

    Egret

  • Wow what a wonderful time we have had here!

    Wow what a wonderful time we have had here! It has been our second visit and we loved the new leather recliners, canoe and bird feeder and our boys loved the homemade cakes! What a perfect winter retreat with lots of cosy log fires, hot tubs and saunas and stunning views across the lough. Already planning our next visit, cannot wait to come again!

    Brandon, Lisa, Ashton, Kade, Rhys & Poppy the dog

    Egret

  • No doubt we’ll be back

    Our second stay here though first in this lodge. Much better lodge with everything you need but a king size bed would be a plus! Had a pleasant weekend stay though didn’t do much as rather chilly!

    Would recommend eating at The Greyhound in Burgh by Sands and The Wellington in Great Orton – both fantastic home cooked food and lovely staff.

    We had a quick walk at Bowness on Solway though it was too cold for our 3 year old. Would imagine it’d be nicer in milder weather!

    Overall a nice cosy stay in ‘the little house’ as our son referred to it as. No doubt we’ll be back.

    Julie, Craig & Lucas

    Egret

  • Couldn’t have asked for anything better!

    We have had an amazing new year at the lodge. Couldn’t have asked for anything better!

    Beautiful views of the lake, cosy lodge and lots of finishing touches that made our stay perfect.

    Loved the hot tub & sauna!! & the massage from Georgia from Eden spa was bliss.

    Hope to be back soon & Honey has loved it!!

    From

    Lynn, Frank, Holly, Jamie & Honey the dog

    Egret

  • We’ve had a lovely break in a beautiful lodge in peaceful surroundings

    Visited with the family for a long relaxing weekend for my 40th birthday. We’ve had a lovely break in a beautiful lodge in peaceful surroundings, everything I could have wished for. We’ve loved the hot tub and strolling round the Lough. The girls loved walking Leah round (or should I say Leah walked them round!) They loved it! A shame we had to leave. Thank you for all the special touches – chocolates on the Xmas tree.

    Julie, Steve & girls (Leeds)

    Egret

  • The most wonderful place to have got engaged!

    A lovely, lovely cabin with everything you could need (and then some!) in serene, beautiful surroundings – the most wonderful place to have got engaged! The absolute perfect week – thank you!

    Catherine & Chris (Bristol)

    Egret

  • It’s a perfect retreat for anybody at any time of year

    This is our 2nd time visiting the Tranquil Otter and both times have been perfect; it’s a perfect retreat for anybody at any time of year. The views are very awe-inspiring and stunning all year round. We have loved our break away and enjoyed the hot tub and sauna. Thank you for a perfect family break, we’ll be back in 2013 and can’t wait already.

    Many thanks.

    The Sear family (Barrow-in-Furness)

    Egret

  • What a perfect, perfect place to recover from a difficult year

    What a perfect, perfect place to recover from a difficult year.

    Nick & Tazeem and all the team are just lovely.

    We felt so welcome, the lodge is 1st class. We have spent the time texting family and telling them they have to visit the Tranquil Otter.

    Leah the resident dog was a delight as she popped round to see us most days.

    Hot tub and sauna are fab we will so miss the hot tub.

    We will be back.

    Thank you to all the team.

    Alan & Emma (Scotland)

    Egret

  • We hope to return as soon as we can

    To start we want to say thank you not only to Nick & Tazeem but their team especially the cleaners for a fantastic holiday in the Egret lodge.

    You have put together a superb tranquil heaven which allows you to de-stress and reconnect with yourself and your family.

    The lodge was cosy and comfortable, fixtures and fittings of high quality and little extras i.e. a pint of milk in the fridge before our arrival and some biscuits for family and dog, Molly, were much appreciated.

    Boat, hot tub and sauna were a big hit with all of us. We got the hang of the log fire eventually. (tip – use newspaper)

    We visited the Royal Oak in Moorhouse and would recommend their Sunday lunches, wonderful!

    The holiday exceeded our expectations and will be spreading the Tranquil Otter name back home.

    We hope to return as soon as we can.

    The Lea family

    Egret

  • Overall a fantastic weekend in this tranquil hideout

    Beautifully relaxing and serene, an ideal setting for getting away from it all. Very well equipped lodge and helpful owners.

    Overall a fantastic weekend in this tranquil hideout.

    Emma, Martin, Steve and Bella the dog

    Egret

  • Beautiful place to spend my birthday

    Thank you for the hospitality, a beautiful lodge & wonderful surroundings.

    As usual, everything was impeccable. Beautiful place to spend my birthday.

    Jim & Carolyn

    Egret

  • We have had a wonderful week and loved the lodge

    We have been coming to the Tranquil Otter for many years. This is the first time in Egret. We have had a wonderful week and loved the lodge. The porch has been great when the weather was rainy.

    It was unfortunate that we couldn’t use the wheely boat because of the weed on the lake – very difficult to row the lodge boat through it.

    Hope to see you again soon.

    Thanks Tazeem & Nick.

    Best wishes,

    Linda, Phil & Stephen Gavin

    Egret

  • This was just what we were looking for

    After much searching and surfing this was just what we were looking for. Our 1st break away from our business in 6 and a half years and it lived up to everything we read about it. Peace, quiet, wildlife, Leah the dog, hot tub, wine – I feel like I’ve been here forever but unfortunately work calls. Definitely recommend to family & friends and will be back again soon.

    Gwyneth & Andrew Leighton (Chesterfield, Derbyshire)

    Dunnock

  • Another lovely 3 nights spent here at the Tranquil Otter

    Another lovely 3 nights spent here at the Tranquil Otter. Coming back with the family next month.

    Veronica & Mark Wootton (Fife, Scotland)

    Dunnock

  • The beginning of the rest of ever

    The most fabulously perfect setting for the most special, perfect, awesome weekend. The beginning of the rest of ever.

    Martin & Naomi

    Dunnock

  • Beautiful, peaceful & tranquil

    Beautiful, peaceful & tranquil. What more could you ask for, what more would you want. A lovely place, run by lovely people. Thanks Nick & Tazeem and the rest of the gang for a spectacular week. An added bonus was taking Leah for a walk every day & thanks for the welcome pack, it was very much appreciated.

    Hope to see you again next year.

    Melv, Linda & Jean (Leicester)

    Dunnock

  • Thank you for an amazing break away!

    Thank you for an amazing break away!

    Wonderful lodge, beautiful setting, a perfect romantic getaway.

    We certainly plan on coming again & will recommend highly to our friends & family!

    Robert & Faye (Birmingham)

    Dunnock

  • This is our first time here and don’t want to leave

    This is our first time here and don’t want to leave, lodge is lovely and cosy, especially at night with the fire lit. Lovely view of the lake. Looked forward to our daily visit from Leah & the duck!

    Nikki & Brian (Liverpool)

    Dunnock

  • This is our 4th time to this lovely, relaxing place

    WOW!! This is our 4th time to this lovely, relaxing place. We have had a great relaxing 3 night break. Don’t want to leave – lovely walks around the lake & to the Wellington Pub – Leah has said ‘hello’ to us every morning – along with the ducks.

    Hot Tub – Brilliant, especially with champagne.

    Lodge spotless as usual.

    We definitely return soon, take care.

    Love,

    Christine, Peter, Mandy & Eddie (Birmingham)

    Dunnock

  • Pleased to say still as beautiful and tranquil as ever

    Our 2nd time at the Tranquil Otter (1st time 10 years ago). Pleased to say still as beautiful and tranquil as ever.

    Thanks for a lovely weekend.

    Ian, Susan, Stephen & Paula (Australia)

  • One word = WOW

    One word = WOW.

    Such an amazingly peaceful place. Really does live up to its name. Tranquillity second to none!

    Highlights:-
    •    The hot tub late at night
    •    Breakfast in the morning overlooking such an amazing view of the lake
    •    The log fire roaring inside whilst the temperature plummeted outside
    •    A gorgeous home cooked meal
    •    The rowing boat across the lake

    Thanks to Nick and Tazeem for their hospitality.

    Definitely see you again soon.

    Mat & Lee

    Dunnock

  • We’ve had an absolutely brilliant time

    We’ve had an absolutely brilliant time, Chiffchaff has been amazing – the hot tub is a must!

    Would definitely recommend a trip out in the rowing boat but watch out for those swans.

    Wish I could turn 30 every year and get spoiled this way! Sad to go!

    Daniel & Nathalie (Nottingham)

    Chiffchaff

  • Came to Chiffchaff for our honeymoon and it has been perfect!

    Came to Chiffchaff for our honeymoon and it has been perfect! The lodge is beautiful and the views are amazing. We have loved our visits from the beautiful Leah and will miss her!

    The hot tub is the best remedy after long walks around the lakes. Very sad to be leaving here and can’t wait to come back!

    Thank you for helping to make our honeymoon perfect!

    Much love,

    Daniella & Mike Wright (Surrey)

    Chiffchaff

  • Had a really relaxing, fun and memorable honeymoon

    Did the Hadrian’s Wall walk from the visitor’s book. Got lost 3 times but we managed the walk in 6 hours. Great fun.

    Visited Carlisle and the castle on a sunny day.

    We ate at La Pergola. What a lovely meal!! Worth every penny and very friendly staff. They even gave us a small bottle of plonk to go away with.

    Visited Gretna Green and the outlet shops.

    Had a take away from the Mango Tree very nice and again lovely staff.

    Hot tub ace. Rowing boat barrels of laughs. Log fire brill!! Had a really relaxing, fun and memorable honeymoon. (Smoke alarms are hypersensitive)

    Every time we went for a walk around the lake, Leah found us and showed us the way. What a great guide. Ducks and swans lovely. Going clay pigeon shooting in the morning… Again great fun and a lovely, patient man.

    Time to go home.

    Rob & Pam Quinn (Shipley, West Yorkshire)

    Chiffchaff

  • Came for the first week of our honeymoon and was amazing!

    Came for the first week of our honeymoon and was amazing! Gave us the space and time to relax and spend time together without loads of interruptions.

    The hot tub was used every day! And much fun was had with the canoe – mainly laughing at each other’s inability to row against the wind.

    Enjoyed having the company of the ducks and swans, the little chaffinch on the bird feeder and the occasional visit from Leah.

    Had a great day out on the bikes – through Great Orton and tea at Orton Grange – though our bums ached afterwards!

    To top it all off, we got to relax in the evenings in front of the wood burner with a DVD or book. (or watching the final of Masterchef)

    Wonderful! Thanks!

    Sam & Deb Lyden (Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands)

    Chiffchaff

  • Stunning lodge and stunning area

    Stunning lodge and stunning area. Where to start… In just one week, we have managed to see and do so many things.

    Hadrian’s Wall and a very brisk walk along it. (it was very windy and the clouds looked very heavy)

    Keswick and the walks from there. A 9km circular walk to Walla Crag and then back along the shore of Derwentwater. Buttermere, a tiny village/hamlet but a beautiful walk around the lake and a couple of nice pubs.

    Would highly recommend the 6 lakes drive. Fantastic scenery and chance to see the larger lakes and towns. Aira Force is also worth a stop. One last walk to the Jaws of Borrowdale and Castle Crag. Also stunning views from the Honister pass.

    Ventured out (very briefly) on the Lough in the kayak! Watch out for the swans!

    Finally, plenty of soothing aching muscles in the hot tub!

    Will definitely be back.

    Sue Banford & Becca Swain & Annie the dog (Etchingham, East Sussex)

    Chiffchaff

  • Relaxing, peaceful, beautiful, rejuvenating and perfect!

    Relaxing, peaceful, beautiful, rejuvenating and perfect!

    A haven in what is, for most, a chaotic rat race conducive to the modern working world!

    Thank you.

    Sophie Hewett & Nigel Saunders (Wirral, Merseyside)

    Chiffchaff

  • It has been absolute bliss

    Our little bit of ‘Tranquil Otter’ heaven is coming to an end as we sit in front of our last log fire before the hot tub. (A nightly ritual) Hoping for a clear night so we can watch the stars again.

    Busy planning already our next week’s stay here – it has been absolute bliss – thank you.

    Jan & Tracey (Peterborough, Cambs)

    PS Will miss our new friend Leah. (couldn’t quite fit her in the suitcase!)

    Chiffchaff

  • We’ve had an extremely relaxing time at Chiffchaff

    We’ve had an extremely relaxing time at Chiffchaff. Well, except for when we decided to venture out into the canoe. A small warning to all budding sailors wanting to conquer the Seven Seas; don’t go out on a windy day!!! Watch out for the reeds! And row fast! Don’t row with the boat sideways to the wind! We could go on. The main thing is, we got out dry…just.

    We couldn’t keep our eyes off the scenery or the wildlife. We highly recommend feeding the ducks and going for a walk around the lake…although, bring wellies!

    We’ve only been here for a few days but we feel completely and ‘otterly’ relaxed.

    Many thanks,

    Anne & Ben (Brighton, East Sussex)

    Chiffchaff

  • We’ve had the best break here!

    We’ve had the best break here! Couldn’t stop looking at the view from our cabin, it’s beautiful. Hot tub and log burner was a real treat. Verity has been truly spoilt for her 30th birthday. We are both totally relaxed and will definitely be back again.

    Adam & Verity (Walsall, West Midlands)

    Chiffchaff

  • We have had a fantastic, relaxing week here

    Came here for our honeymoon after getting married in Gretna and we have had a fantastic, relaxing week here.

    We have enjoyed the walks around the lake and going out on the boat and we loved the hot tub!

    We had 2 great days out along round trip 1 & 2 from the handbook, both highly recommended.

    We will miss seeing the ducks and swans and feeding them and we will miss seeing Leah the dog dearly also!

    Can’t wait to come back one day…

    Rob & Marie Hanley (Wigan)

    Chiffchaff

  • Had an amazing time

    Had an amazing time, the lodge was perfect. The scenery was amazing as well, we will definitely be coming back in the future.

    Owen & Hollie (Sunderland)

    Chiffchaff

  • We have had such an amazing time

    Today (13/2) is our 25th wedding Anniversary and we have had such an amazing time, love love love it here. Will update this tomorrow as I think I have had too much champagne!!

    (15/2) Packing up to go home now. Had a brilliant time. We did Gretna Green and Hadrian’s Wall on Tuesday and a visit to Lanercost Tea Room is a must!! Wednesday was a bit of a disaster as tried to visit the lakes but had to turn back due to the snow but did visit Aira Waterfall which is very pretty.

    Thursday we visited Edinburgh which cost £26 each on the train; we got a taxi to Carlisle with Barry’s Taxi, a really nice and friendly firm and had a very enjoyable day. We did the open top bus tour and Edinburgh Dungeon. We ate traditional food in the Doric pub opposite the Dungeon, Cullen skink and haggis, well when in Scotland!! Lovely to come back here and relax in front of the fire or a dip in the hot tub, it was a fantastic break!

    Michael & Ann (Bristol)

    Chiffchaff

  • It was exactly what we hoped for

    We came to the Tranquil Otter for a mini honeymoon and it was exactly what we hoped for – peace and relaxation.

    The hot tub is a must on a clear night. The owners were very helpful on assisting us with anything we needed.

    Whilst here, we also visited local pub ‘The Royal Oak’ – lovely pub and the owners and the locals couldn’t have made us feel more welcome.

    We hope to be back again next year to celebrate our Anniversary!

    Laura & Jay (Stockport, Greater Manchester)

    Chiffchaff

  • Thank you for everything

    A truly wonderful break, the lodge, the hot tub and the surroundings – we couldn’t have asked for more! We are now very relaxed. (Returning to ‘normal’ life could be an issue!) We simply have to come back for more…

    Thank you for everything.

    Claire & Ian (Tamworth)

    Chiffchaff

  • Simply perfect…

    Simply perfect…we will miss Leah.

    Laura & Tim (Doncaster/Manchester)

    Chiffchaff

  • The perfect antidote to the stresses of city living and working!

    The perfect antidote to the stresses of city living and working!

    A wonderful haven, just as every previous reviewer has described…only better!!!

    We spent the weekend ‘holed up’ in the lodge, snuggled up in front of the log fire or cosying in the hot tub, sustained by delicious foods from the luxury hamper plus champagne, strawberries and fillet steaks from the reat butchers in Dalston.

    We are certain to return, the only decision to make will be when!

    Angela & George (Chadderton, Lancs)

    Chiffchaff

  • We will definitely be back again to visit you soon

    It has been an absolute pleasure to spend the last five nights in your beautiful Chiffchaff cabin. Waking up to look at the magnificent view over the Lough has been nurturing for the soul. Thank you so much for your warm hospitality and we will definitely be back again to visit you soon. What a wonderful place to live!

    Andrew Bates & Amy Dickson (London)

    Chiffchaff

  • Thank you for our wonderful stay!

    We’ve had the most amazing, peaceful, picturesque stay for our honeymoon and Christmas.

    The hot tub is amazing – we couldn’t have wished for a more relaxing break.

    The owners are lovely! They’re there anytime if you need anything.

    Thank you for our wonderful stay! Will definitely be back again.

    Much love.

    Mark & Kirstie Hambly (Derbyshire)

    Chiffchaff

  • We will definitely be back!

    A bit of rain.

    Great swans and ducks. Feed them.

    Fantastic hot tub.

    What a wonderful honeymoon! It’s been amazing! Thank you very much! We will definitely be back!

    Carolyn & Marcos (Newcastle and Gran Canaria, Spain)

    Chiffchaff

  • Thank you very much for an amazing time, see you soon!

    We stayed at Buzzard and Chiffchaff, the lodges were amazing! Everything we wanted!! The hot tub was so nice at night time. Service was very good and we are hoping to be back next year. Thank you very much for an amazing time, see you soon!

    Adam & Emma

    Chiffchaff

  • Our 5th visit so you can tell we love it so much

    Oh, the wonderful Otter! Our 5th visit so you can tell we love it so much.

    Pure heaven in a box.

    Done lots of Christmas shopping and visited many places, Grasmere, Keswick, Penrith and Gretna. To come back to the Otter on an evening was bliss!

    We will miss the ducks in the morning waiting for their bread and of course Leah, the Otter’s dog, who came to see me every day and who we took for a walk around the lake. (the owners had lent us some wellies!)

    Packing up to go home and don’t want to go. How we will miss this tranquil, beautiful place boo, hoo, hoo.

    We’ll be back!!

    Yvonne & Simon Nicoll (West Yorkshire)

    Chiffchaff

  • The Tranquil Otter was amazing

    The Tranquil Otter was amazing. Had everything you could wish for. The views are amazing and the hot tub is also amazing. The lodge is well equipped. They have thought of everything you need.

    Do not forget to feed the ducks.

    The walks are brilliant.

    Cannot wait to come back again.

    Jackie & Paul (Doncaster)

    Chiffchaff

  • The Tranquil Otter went above and beyond our expectations

    What an amazing place! The Tranquil Otter went above and beyond our expectations. We loved our stroll around the lake, followed by a trip over it in our boar! The highlight though was the hot tub – great, even in the rain.

    Can’t wait to book for next year!

    See you soon.

    Stephen & Scarlett Griffiths (Birmingham)

    Chiffchaff

  • Everything about the Tranquil Otter is exactly what it says; tranquil

    Everything about the Tranquil Otter is exactly what it says; tranquil. The 10 Lakes Tour from Windermere is a must.

    Please don’t forget to feed the ducks.

    Julia & Don Warner (London)

    Chiffchaff

  • Chiffchaff proved to be most comfortable, warm and well equipped

    We have no complaints whatsoever. Chiffchaff proved to be most comfortable, warm and well equipped. We wanted for nothing. Because of poor weather, we were unable to enjoy the loungers and eating outside but the hot tub made up for this. A most enjoyable and relaxing stay for Bill’s birthday treat.

    Bill & Rita Wiggins (Tottingham, Lancs)

    Chiffchaff

  • Truly the most amazing place!

    We came here for our honeymoon and have had a wonderful, relaxing time. Lying in front of the wood burner then having a dip in the hot tub whilst looking at the stars is heaven on Earth!

    Truly the most amazing place! A trip to Gretna Gateway Outlet is definitely recommended if you fancy some retail therapy and if you can draw yourselves away from the lodge for long enough. Edinburgh is definitely worth a visit. (about a 2 hour drive)

    Thank you for a fantastic break!

    See you again!

    Phil & Emma Haines (Pershore, Worcestershire)

    Chiffchaff

  • Had a wonderful time, very relaxing

    Had a wonderful time, very relaxing. Hope to be back again.

    Mary, Tim, Wes & Fiona (Cambridge)

    Buzzard

  • The lodge was clean and had everything we needed

    My husband and I came here to relax and that’s exactly what we achieved.

    We had a warm welcome and as soon enjoying the view while eating the tasty cake left for us.

    The lodge was clean and had everything we needed. The fact it already had the facilities like shower seat and easy to turn taps made my stay even better as no pre-planning was needed.

    Our time was spent feeding the ducks and swans, watching the birds and bats, relaxing in the hot tub, boat trips out on the water and a short walk.

    It was lovely each day to have Leah and the swans visit us.

    I am already planning my next visit.

    Enjoy your stay, I’m sure you will.

    Victoria & Stuart (Wigan)

    Buzzard

  • Everything met and exceeded our expectations!

    Our 4th time staying at the Tranquil Otter, 2nd time in Buzzard and, as usual everything met and exceeded our expectations! We just love it so much here, it’s ‘soul food’. Thank you to Tazeem for such a lovely welcome back and for all the special little touches. The lodge is so clean and is a credit to the cleaning team, as always. Loved the ‘boat times’ and the ‘hot tubbing’! Saw some deer on a walk in the woods. (a tranquil first for us!) We have had mixed weather but it’s so beautiful here whatever the weather. Loved the new curtains in the lodge. Thank you once again for a fantastic chill out week, we will be returning home, sad to leave, as always, but relaxed after our break away from the ‘real world’! We will be back next year, there is nowhere else like it!

    Helen & Martin (Leigh, Lancs)

    Buzzard

  • We are so glad this turned out to be perfect!

    This was our first stay at the Tranquil Otter and we have enjoyed every minute of it. We spent hours searching the internet to ensure we got exactly what we wanted and we are so glad this turned out to be perfect!

    Very relaxing, enjoyable break, will definitely be booking up again. Don’t want to go home.

    Amy & Terry (Greenwich, London)

    Buzzard

  • Beautiful at any time of year

    Our 11th stay at the Tranquil Otter and we have already booked our 12th. We’ve tried other places but nothing compares, we just keep coming back. Beautiful at any time of year. Once again, thank you for your hospitality, Nick & Tazeem.

    Mark & Michelle (Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire)

    Buzzard

  • Had a wonderful time, just the place to chill out

    Had a wonderful time, just the place to chill out – no disturbance from anyone. Had a great laugh in the boat. (we think Oxford/Cambridge is next stop!) Lodge very well equipped, loved the log burner, felt really toasty. Hot tub cool if you know what we mean.

    Boiler at times a little clunky but after a few drinks didn’t notice it. Thumbs up for a great weekend – looking forward to visiting again.

    Ian, Maureen, Ian & Bernie (Rossendale, Lancashire)

    Buzzard

  • Another peaceful stay at Tranquil Otter

    Another peaceful stay at Tranquil Otter.

    Our 3rd time here and hopefully not the last, my twin sister and I have spent our birthdays here with our husbands and there’s no better pace I would spend my birthday!

    Thank you Nick & Tazeem you are extremely good hosts.

    Thank you very much.

    Not very much more to say. (many thanks)

    Superb x.

    Sharron & Dave (Manchester), Sandra & Ian (Stockport)

    Buzzard

  • Wonderful 1st stay in Buzzard

    Wonderful 1st stay in Buzzard. What beautiful views and sound to wake up to, being serenaded asleep by geese and owls! Fantastic lodge, so well kept, immaculately clean and a true pleasure to stay in. Wish we could take it back to Derbyshire with us! Harley loved to watch the ducks on the big deck and enjoyed exploring the woods. Can’t wait to return!

    Rebekah & Anthony & Harley the dog

    Buzzard

  • Just as relaxing as last time

    Our 2nd visit, for my birthday. Just as relaxing as last time. We all loved it. Now ready for Xmas! Cabin was spotless, well done cleaning staff & thank you! xx

    Ross family (Norfolk)

    Buzzard

  • 4th visit! Perfect again!!

    4th visit! Perfect again!! Don’t want to leave!!! See you soon.

    Helen & Andy Ratkowski (Tadcaster, North Yorkshire)

    Buzzard

  • Have enjoyed an amazing and very relaxing week here

    Have enjoyed an amazing and very relaxing week here to celebrate my 30th birthday. My parents were able to join us for a couple of days mid week which was great. Recommend the hot tub and champagne at night watching the stars – bliss! For a nice restaurant ‘Davids’ in Carlisle was perfect for us – gorgeous food & good atmosphere. Mylo, our labrador, loved his daily walks around the lake. The lodge itself was very cosy & comfortable with a fantastic view. We are leaving very relaxed indeed. Don’t want to go! We will be back!

    Jenn & Jenny & Mylo the dog (Guiseley, West Yorkshire)

    Buzzard

  • We all had an amazing weekend

    Our second visit to the Tranquil Otter, this time to celebrate my 30th and also bringing with us my parents. (their treat for my birthday)

    We all had an amazing weekend and looked forward to our daily visits from Leah the dog who is adorable. (always appears at mealtimes!) The place was just as tranquil as the first time we were here and look forward to future visits!

    Sue & Mick Oldfield, Sarah & Richard Conway (Pontefract, West Yorkshire)

    Buzzard

  • Enjoyed a lovely peaceful few days

    Enjoyed a lovely peaceful few days, nice accommodation, hot tub wonderful. Leah appeared every morning while the bacon was frying.

    John & Linda Schofield (Todmorden, West Yorkshire)

    Buzzard

  • Really lovely, relaxing place

    Really lovely, relaxing place. The hot tub was fantastic. Ruby enjoyed going out in the boat and feeding the ducks! She also enjoyed the frequent visits from Leah! Would highly recommend this accommodation!

    Andy, Sally, Ruby & Maddie (Hessle, East Yorkshire)

    Buzzard

  • We had a lovely relaxing time at the Tranquil Otter

    We had a lovely relaxing time at the Tranquil Otter. Leah was very friendly and visited everyday. We enjoyed a row on the lake and some bird watching and spent our evenings in front of the fire and in the hot tub, just the break Dan needed before heading back to Afghanistan.

    Thank you so much.

    Tarryn & Daniel McAlister (Catterick, North Yorkshire)

    Arctic Skua

  • It’s been so relaxing and we would both give 5*!!

    Wow, what can we say had a lovely, relaxing time here the lake and boat, hot tub, walk round the lake and the 2 goats soooo cute! I bought the luxury hamper before arriving great, I would advise. We went out in the car for a meal the “Museum” Restaurant/Pub amazing and cheap!! Yes we drove but only 5 mins away, then dame back for drinks and hot tub! With the luxury hamper we had 2 BBQ’s. Buy your BBQ packs from reception. Great, just light and within 30 mins you’re ready to cook. It’s been so relaxing and we would both give 5*!! Especially for my partner who works “non stop”, he needs a break! And if we stayed at home he would “NEVER” relax, he would always find something to do. Thanks so much Nick & Tazeem and the cleaners!! (Great job oh and Erica so helpful) I love dog Leah (she’s a pal!!)

    Michelle & Nick (St. Andrew’s, Fife, Scotland)

    Arctic Skua

  • The place is idyllic and our busy lives were forgotten in a moment!

    We came here for Laura’s birthday present and couldn’t have been happier. The place is idyllic and our busy lives were forgotten in a moment!

    Perfect!

    Andy & Laura (Chester)

    Arctic Skua

  • We were delighted with the wonderful views

    We have had a wonderful break in our favourite place. This was a much needed period of R&R for Moira, in particular, following an emergency operation on 21st May.

    We have been coming to the Tranquil Otter view, at least twice a year for the past 8 years – that says it all!

    Have never stayed in the Arctic Skua before but we were delighted with the wonderful views. A beautifully decorated and equipped lodge.

    Bootsie (our retired greyhound) loved chatting with Leah through the fence!!

    Thank you so much Tazeem – for everything.

    Looking forward to October already!!

    Moira, Susan and Bootsie the dog (Rosyth, Fife)

    Arctic Skua

  • Another lovely stay at Tranquil Otter

    Another lovely stay at Tranquil Otter. Lodge just as lovely as last time. (Gadwall) Brought our dog Jess as well this time. Will definitely return soon!

    Sam & Ste Webster (Littleborough)

    Arctic Skua

  • What can I say, an absolutely fantastic stay

    What can I say, an absolutely fantastic stay, so relaxing and the boat and hot tub a real plus. Would not hesitate to recommend and we will be back again.

    Brian, Nicole & Clare Hankins Lewis (Milton Keynes)

    Arctic Skua

  • Lovely, wonderful place

    Lovely welcome. Lodge was clean and tidy and everything you need.

    Wonderful view, especially on the flat bottom boat. (recommend this)

    Hot tub was fab, especially as night watching the bats.

    Lovely visit to Carlisle Castle and Cathedral. Friendly people and the weather was fantastic.

    Would come again. Lovely, wonderful place.

    Thanks Nick & Tazeem & Family.

    Carole & Tony (Altrincham)

    Arctic Skua

  • Everything just ‘perfect’

    Everything just ‘perfect’. A wonderful place to escape from busy everyday life. Will be back!

    Simon & Sheila (Thirsk, North Yorkshire)

    Arctic Skua

  • Thank you for making the weekend one to treasure forever

    Our first visit but definitely not our last!!

    Tazeem was very welcoming and we had everything we needed to make our stay just perfect.

    Lovely and peaceful, we enjoyed walking around the Lough and very much enjoyed the hot tub which I am reluctant to leave.

    Sadly leaving to go back to the stresses of everyday work life but feel so chilled out after a weekend here.

    Thank you for making the weekend one to treasure forever.

    Paula & Craig Hazeldine (Bispham, Lancs)

    Arctic Skua

  • Our first time here and it’s been lovely

    Our first time here and it’s been lovely. Beautiful cabin, beautiful views and very peaceful.

    Tazeem, Nick and co are all very welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed the walk around the lake and we have had beautiful quality time together.

    This really is a wonderful place and we hope to return in the near future. With three children at home is has allowed us to enjoy each other and be a couple again!

    Thanks!

    Kirsty & Chris (Cambridgeshire)

    PS Leah is such a cute and well behaved dog!!

    Arctic Skua

  • Our 3rd visit since August!

    Our 3rd visit since August! This time we were able to stay for longer. Still as good as the first time. As always very relaxing. For future guests we would recommend Mulholland Butchers, The Greyhound Inn and a nice 6 mile walk to Burgh by Sea via Moorhouse.

    We will continue to recommend to family and friends.

    We will return again!

    Aaron & Emma Wright (West Midlands)

    Arctic Skua

  • Another lovely weekend stay at Tranquil Otter

    Another lovely weekend stay at Tranquil Otter.

    We’ve been several times before staying in Fieldfare and Gadwall previously, this being our first time in Arctic Skua.

    As with all the lodges, yet again we’ve enjoyed a fantastic lodge, with wonderful views of the Lough from the deck and fabulous hot tub. The canoe was a new addition this time and a new experience for us – great fun – but co ordinated movement if you want to stay dry!

    We love this kind of holiday and stay in lodges up and down the country, mostly with got hot tubs and both agree that Tranquil Otter has the best lodges, hot tubs and views by far. We will be back.

    Ray & Beverly Melia & Jess the dog

    Arctic Skua

  • The Tranquil Otter has exceeded all expectations!

    Wow. The Tranquil Otter has exceeded all expectations! During our stay we have experienced all weather conditions and the views have remained breathtaking throughout. We have enjoyed the beautiful walks around the lake and the dips in the hot tub that followed. One of the most peaceful holidays we have had together and we cannot wait to return.

    Ben & Sadie (Didsbury, Manchester)

    Arctic Skua

  • This have been a wonderful relaxing break for us

    This have been a wonderful relaxing break for us, my hours of searching the internet certainly paid off when I came across this little gem of a place and more importantly, it was up to the expectations.

    The walk around the Lough is lovely and something to do right on the doorstep. I loved the fact that you get your own canoe to explore on the Lough and then you can come back and lie in the hot tub looking up at the stars, it’s lovely that it is small. Just a small number of cabins doted here and there; please don’t change because it is just perfect. We shall look forward to returning and shall bring my mum next time because she would love this too. We are returning home, batteries charged and feeling very relaxing. Thank you Nick, Tazeem, Erica & team.

    Pro’s – everything.
    Con’s – nothing.

    Dawn & Mark (Wigan, Lancs)

    Arctic Skua

  • This was our first visit to the Tranquil Otter

    This was our first visit to the Tranquil Otter and we could not be leaving more satisfied with our stay.

    The pictures of the cabin on the internet don’t do it enough justice. We had high hopes and expectations before coming and they were all exceeded!

    We had a lovely walk around the lake, followed by a nice canoe trip round it, then relaxed in the hot tub.

    WE are already planning dates for our next stay here and really looking forward to it.

    Many thanks!

    Mike & Joanne (Warrington)

    Arctic Skua

  • Look forward to our next visit

    Wow, what a relaxing break, hot tub great, walk around lake was enjoyable, stopped in birdhut, fantastic views.

    Worth getting out in canoe, fed ducks, most enjoyable.

    Visited Gretna Green, short drive worth a visit, outlet was good too.

    Will defo be back in the future and will recommend to all.

    Look forward to our next visit.

    Gavin & Jane

    Arctic Skua

  • It’s perfect for a relaxing high quality break from the real world

    After our 1st visit here we said we would come back and our 2nd visit was equally amazing!!

    The new canoe was great fun and being in the middle of the lake gave you a fantastic view of the whole area. If anyone was doubtful about being able to steer it, don’t worry it’s really easy…

    Loved the new bird feeder and was surprised that they still fed when we were in the hot tub.

    Can’t fault this place. It’s perfect for a relaxing high quality break from the real world.

    Can’t wait to come back.

    Lovely thank you.

    Karen & Roger Compton (Malmesbury, Wiltshire)

    Arctic Skua

  • We will definitely be back in the Summer to make good use of the BBQ!

    Had an amazing time here and have already recommended some family members to come, we will definitely be back in the Summer to make good use of the BBQ!

    We are thinking of investing in a hot tub, couldn’t get enough of it. Taken away some brilliant memories from Arctic Skua, thank you for having us.

    See you again soon.

    Callum & Louise (Leeds)

    Arctic Skua

  • We will be back and will recommend it to our friends

    We had a fantastic weekend away that was completely stress free. Even the weather didn’t stop us enjoying the hot tub.

    We will be back and will recommend it to our friends.

    Thank you!

    Emma & Neil (Manchester)

    Arctic Skua

  • Really enjoyed our stay, it was like a home from home…

    Beautiful cabin, hot tub and surroundings!

    Really enjoyed our stay, it was like a home from home…loved the Christmas tree and a beautiful fire.

    We will definitely be back again.

    Thank you.

    Mr & Mrs Stapes (Leeds)

    Arctic Skua

  • An ideal location for a weekend getaway!!

    A great stay!! An ideal location for a weekend getaway!! The hot tub was a joy! Plenty to do for younger couples.

    We enjoyed “The Mango Tree” and “Pizza Express”…

    Can’t wait to come back again.

    Liz & Tom

    Arctic Skua

  • Had a fantastic break here to celebrate our marriage!

    Had a fantastic break here to celebrate our marriage! So easy to relax here. Log fire and hot tub were great. So much thought and attention to detail has been put in, the guest handbook leaves no questions we may have unanswered: well worth a read!

    Loved our walk around the lake, with a quick stop off at the bird watching shed.

    The produce from Mulholland’s in the luxury welcome pack was delicious, so glad we chose this when booking.

    Looking forward to our next visit!

    Sarah & Peter (Brindley Ford, Staffordshire)

    Arctic Skua

  • What a perfect way to celebrate getting married!

    What a perfect way to celebrate getting married! Such a lovely location – tranquil almost. We’ve had a lovely time and the best relation – we’d love to come back and explore the area more whilst enjoying everything the Tranquil Otter has to offer – hot tub, a roaring fireplace, the Lough and the wildlife. We have new friends (the ducks!) so we’ll need to come back to see how they’re getting on.

    Ben & Caroline (Winchester, Hampshire)

    Arctic Skua

  • Pretty to watch and quite outstanding all round

    Nick, Tazeem & Team – Many thanks for a lovely stay. Warm and efficient welcome; all amenities and attention to detail; stunning venue; hot tub a firm favourite. Pretty to watch and quite outstanding all round.

    Best Wishes.

    Brian & Sally (Reading, Berkshire)

    Arctic Skua

  • What a gorgeous little lodge, a real home from home

    What a gorgeous little lodge, a real home from home, so much so that we don’t want to leave! Beautiful surroundings, enjoyed a walk around the lake and a row in the boat. (although I don’t think that Stanley was that taken!) The hot tub was fab – a real luxury.

    Lovely welcome tray when we arrived and the lodge has everything you could need. The guest handbook is really useful. Loads to do in the local area and had a lovely meal at the Royal Oak and a takeaway from the Mango Tree.

    Would definitely recommend the Tranquil Otter to friends and hope to return soon.

    Sarah, Faye & Stanley the dog

    Arctic Skua

  • Lovely stay. Gorgeous views.

    Lovely stay. Gorgeous views. Hot tub great, especially at night under the stars. Nice walk round the lake. Had Sunday lunch at The Royal Oak in West Curthwaite, which was good. Recommend booking though, they were turning people away as full. Lovely and peaceful – we’ll be back.

    Aislinn, Michael & Bruce the dog (Appeley Bridge, West Yorkshire)

    Arctic Skua

  • Our ninth visit to the Tranquil Otter!

    Our ninth visit to the Tranquil Otter! We’ve tried other places but keep coming back and so will you.

    Beautiful any time of year.

    Here’s to visit number ten!

    Mark & Michelle

    Arctic Skua

  • Loved our long weekend

    Loved our long weekend, our two little border collies ‘Little Mo’ and ‘Poodle’ loved it even more. The walks were amazing even with the mud.

    Four happy tired people going home. Thanks.

    Must make our stay longer next visit as we will definite book again.

    Wendy & Jason Hayes (North Wales)

    Arctic Skua

  • Once again we’ve had a lovely, relaxing break

    This is our second stay here and once again we’ve had a lovely, relaxing break.

    We had a great day out at Trotter’s World of Animals and enjoyed a swim at Longburgh pool.

    Loved our daily visits from Leah the dog!

    Many thanks, see you again soon.

    Clare & Andy (Liverpool)

    Arctic Skua

  • This place is one of the most beautiful places have stayed

    We came here for my partner’s 40th. After a 4 hour trip we were so delighted to arrive here at Tranquil Otter.

    I have been around the world and this place is one of the most beautiful places have stayed.

    It makes your heart sing!

    Many thanks we will return.

    Zelle & Jason (Lincoln)

    Arctic Skua

  • It was everything we wanted for a relaxing weekend

    We came here for our 1st anniversary; it was everything we wanted for a relaxing weekend, enjoyed the hot tub with the view across the lake. We will be back again sometime soon.

    Many thanks.

    Mark & Rebecca

    Arctic Skua

  • Fantastic break for a 25th wedding anniversary

    Fantastic break for a 25th wedding anniversary. Loved every minute here. Hope to return.

    Paul & Rosie Rushton (Stoke on Trent)

    Arctic Skua

  • It’s the perfect getaway for the weekend!

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Tranquil Otter. It’s an amazingly cosy cottage with a spectacular log fire. The privacy around the cottage was something which we were looking for and was perfect when we realised how enclosed this cottage was. We don’t have enough words to describe the hot tub – it was truly luxurious and heavenly. The view, facilities and Nick’s hospitality are second to none.

    It’s the perfect getaway for the weekend!

    Thank you.

    Mr & Mrs Sidhu (Manchester)

    Dunnock

  • This exceeds expectations

    It's hard to judge by a website whether a place will be as good as advertised. This exceeds expectations! Will miss the view and the daily duck feeds. Not all the pubs serve food every night but the Highland Laddie was great (fresh caught salmon) and had no issue with bringing the dog. John's Plaice is great for fish and chips or for those who don't like fish, the best pie ever served at a chippie. We had a couple of lovely walks on the beach at Bowness on Solway. Know that the area is not known for beaches but there was no body there at all. An all round fabulous 10 days and we will also be back!

    Katie, Jon & Rosie (dog)

    Egret

  • Love the View!

    This has been an amazing week for us. The cottages were very comfortable. Our children loved going otter spotting & feeding the ducks. We were extremely grateful for the hospitality of Tazeem, Nick & the crew, who made our stay all the more enjoyable & stress free. Love the view! Thank you for making our holiday so special.

    Anne, Tim, Lucia & Francis Wand, Sydney, Australia

    Egret

  • The Most Relaxing Time

    We had the most relaxing time & just chilled out walking, hot-tub, sauna & beauty treatments – amazing! Wild life & scenery is grand – we both loved being here and will be back soon. Thank you so much.

    John & Isabel

    Egret

  • The Dunnock was perfect for us

    We have had a wonderful stay at the Tranquil Otter and would love to return for another holiday in the future.  The Dunnock was perfect for us, a lovely well equipped kitchen and the bed and sofas were extremely comfortable.  

    We hope you had a lovely Easter weekend.

    Kind Regards,

    Matt, Amy and Eva

    Dunnock


  • Thank you again for an amazing holiday

    This is our second time here and to our amazement it was better than the 1st... A Truly beautiful place, we saw the owl and woodpecker on our walks and much more... the ducks are still as cheeky as ever and tried to join us in the hot tub.

    We will most definitely return for a third relaxing triip. Thank you again for an amazing holiday.

    Kirsty & Ross

    Arctic Skua

  • the cabin, the view. "PERFECT"

    On arrival I was quite surprised how close Chiffchaff was to the other cabin, but once inside we were in 'paradise'. It could not have been better, the cabin, the view. "PERFECT". The walk around the lake is wonderful, especially when Leah (the dog) showed us which way to go. The hot tub was fab. We went in the boat everyday, that was such good fun, we barbecued and would recommend the Mango Tree. We did two of the walks in the guide, which were fab. We have just been to lunch at the "The Royal Oak" at Curthwaite, it's a MUST. Food fab, everyone friendly. Casa Romana on Warwick street was great. Really sad to be going home. Enjoy. X

    Lee & Debbie

    Chiffchaff

  • Lots of Lovely Peace and Quiet

    "Wonderful way to see out the New Year, lodge & surroundings were fabulous, lots of lovely peace and quiet, will miss feeding the ducks & swan in the mornings! P.S. We fully intend to visit again soon!"

    Michelle and James

    Dunnock

  • Lovely Lodge and a Beautiful Setting

    Lovely lodge and a beautiful setting. We all had a wonderful time. Loved feeding the ducks. We’ll definitely be back. Didn’t want to leave!

    Sandra and Nigel

    Dunnock

  • Lovely Relaxing Week

    Thank you for a lovely relaxing week. We hope to be back soon. P.S The tea, coffee and cake on arrival was a lovely touch, thanks.

    Little Eona, Big Eona, Elaine and baby Kiara

    Dunnock

  • Our New Favourite Place

    Our new favourite place.

    The Jones

    Dunnock

  • Perfect Setting and Perfect Lodge

    Perfect setting and perfect lodge for what we needed – relaxation! Even better than we imagined, and in a beautiful location. Will be back & will recommend. Loved the ducks and Leah!

    Emma, Emma & Vicky

    Dunnock

  • Absolutely Wonderful

    Absolutely wonderful. We will definitely be back soon.

    Fiona and Daryl

    Chiffchaff

  • This Place is Addictive

    Our fourth visit since October ’10. This place is addictive. Nature is blooming: saw a Kingfisher on the post by the boat & a family of Moorhens are nesting to the left. I wish the ducks would get a room though. We’ll be back & so will you.

    Mark & Michelle

    Chiffchaff

  • We have had an amazing week again

    Our second visit to The Tranquil Otter (first visit was our honeymoon last year). We have had an amazing week again, lived up to all our expectations and then surpassed them! We will be back soon though. We stayed in Lodge 5 (now known as Fieldfare) last time and Buzzard was just as lovely - clean, well set up, amazing lake view, hot tub, ducks, swans etc.

    This place is very well named! Tranquility at its best - Soul food!

    We are very sad to leave this morning. Can't wait to return, thank you for a fantastic week.

    Helen & Martin

    Buzzard

  • A Lovely Relaxing Break

    The hot tub was amazing we loved it. The walk is really good Daisy loved it. We have had a lovely relaxing break and look forward to a return visit.

    Joan, Jean, Kerry, Georgia and Daisy (dog)

    Buzzard

  • Thank You for Making Our Weekend Perfect

    Words can not describe how perfect the Tranquil Otter is. My partner booked our stay for a relaxing weekend in the busy run up to our wedding in May.

    We have loved being here and could stay longer. We love the hot tub, views, Leah the Dog and the cheeky chappie who taps on the window every morning! This place is beautiful a true paradise. Already thinking of when we can come back. Thank you for making our weekend perfect.

    Richard & Sarah

    Arctic Skua

  • We’d Like to Stay Forever!

    Why did we only book for 4 nights – we’d like to stay forever! We would never tire of the view and tranquillity. Never felt so relaxed, We’ll be back. Many thanks

    Jen & Phil (Driffield, East Yorkshire)

    Arctic Skua

  • Pure Tranquility

    Pure tranquillity. Thank you for a very warm welcome and fantastic stay.

    Helen & Matthew (Drax, North Yorkshire)

    Arctic Skua

  • This Beautiful Tranquil Special Place

    What can we say that hasn’t already been said about this beautiful Tranquil special place from the minute we arrived we felt at home. Here on our honeymoon after a busy wedding and weekend spent with family. The Tranquil Otter was just what we needed so relaxing just sitting back and enjoying the wildlife. The funny little chaffinch is great, such a cheeky little fellow tapping on the window. Leah the dog took us on a lovely walk around the lake showing us which direction to go in so sweet. We’ve had great time and can’t wait to come back with our boys.

    The newlywed Johnsons

    Arctic Skua

  • Tranquil Otter is wonderful

    Tranquil Otter is wonderful – we came for a family weekend and had a great time. There is everything you need in the lodge; the hot-tub is amazing (sitting in there looking at the stars) and the setting is beautiful. Thank you for a lovely mini-break.

    The Turners & The Holdsworths

    Heron

     

  • Wonderful weekend

    Wonderful weekend, it’s been said many times in this book but this place really is heaven. Will be back soon we hope.

    Kate & Tim

    Gadwall

  • Lovely, lovely relaxing break yet again

    Lovely, lovely relaxing break yet again. Some things never change except maybe the name of the lodge! Our 6th anniversary and as perfect as ever. Never mentioned it before but the ‘Retreat’ spa (few miles down the road) is the perfect luxury treat. Alan has his back and neck massage and manicure. I had a lovely facial and pedicure. You will need to book as there is a discount for Tranquil Otter guests. Wildlife as varied as ever with the water rail making a rare appearance in front of the lodge. Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you. xxxx p.s. It will always be Lodge 5 to us!

    Linda and Alan

    Fieldfare

  • Lovely lodge and beautiful setting

    Lovely lodge and beautiful setting. We all had a wonderful time. Loved feeding the ducks. We’ll definitely be back. Didn’t want to leave!

    Sandra and Nigel

    Dunnock

  • Arrived on the Friday for a week away

    Arrived on the Friday for a week away before the boyfriend was deployed away for 5 months. As soon as arriving Danny switched off into relax mode, letting Laura take in all the info about the cabin. From the minute of being here we were blown away by everything. The cabin, scenery, ducks, privacy and the hot-tub.

    We enjoyed a lovely early Christmas here and ventured out a few times. But after about 10 minutes of being out Laura was drawn back to the cabin like a magnet. So we were never gone very long.

    We enjoyed every minute and hope to come back many years down the line when we’re old and grey. Have a great stay.

    Laura and Danny

    Chiffchaff

  • This was a last minute decision

    This was a last minute decision, we just didn’t feel like flying anywhere and wanted somewhere relaxing, beautiful and interesting. Thank you to the chap who recommended The Tranquil Otter. The lodges are perfect – character yet comforts of modern living with a perfect view. Walking round the lake in the snow is like walking into Narnia, without the need of a wardrobe! We ventured out a little but weather prevented some jaunts. However, it’s very easy to spend days at the lodge with the company of the birds and ducks and swans. Sun all week. Just had the most wonderful time. Dog loved it too. Nick and Tazeem and staff are very welcoming and friendly! As is Leah! Thanks and see you again.

    Lisa, Allison and Maddie (Chepstow, Monmouthshire)

    Buzzard

  • This is our first visit

    This is our first visit to The Tranquil Otter and certainly won’t be our last. Had a fantastic, chilled out and relaxing weekend. Hot-tub with glass/bottle of champagne staring up at the stars at night, so romantic! Also enjoyed a massage/facial by Vanessa. An absolute must. Hope to see you soon.

    Chris & Emma

    Arctic Skua

  • such a peaceful and relaxing place to stay

    Our first visit, we are coming again. Fantastic lodge; great views and such a peaceful and relaxing place to stay. We brought our dog and have enjoyed lots of walks and trips out. The location of the lodge is a good base to explore from. Thanks to the team for their attention to detail and helpful attitude.

    Elaine & Tim

    Egret

  • We even looked out one day

    We even looked out one day and the woodpecker was at the tree just outside! The walk around the lake is lovely and rowing out into the middle is a must as well. Thanks again and we hope to see you again.

    Egret

  • Hi Tazeem - The lodge was luxurious

    Hi Tazeem - The lodge was luxurious beyond our expectations, and we had a great time with the hot tub and the boat especially. I did finally see an otter ... what a privilege ...and our own little troupe of adolescent ducklings...

    Louise

    Buzzard

  • Thank you for a wonderful week's break

    Thank you for a wonderful week's break in Gadwall at the Tranquil Otter. We will miss the ducks bullying us to feed them and the swans hissing at us for getting too close.

    Rob & Catrina

    Gadwall

  • Hi there, Thought I'd send a quick email

    Hi there, Thought I'd send a quick email to say thanks for the great stay. I'm a keen photographer, and found the location spot on! Wish I got a better quality of the Otter though.

    Gary

    Dunnock

  • We had a great time and certainly enjoyed

    We had a great time and certainly enjoyed the beautiful surroundings. We certainly feel refreshed and hope to return again in the future. We promised to send some photos of the otters ... they seem to be a bit camera shy!!

    Heron

  • We had a marvelous time

    We had a marvellous time during our stay at the Tranquil Otter ... the lodges are extremely comfortable and clean and could not be in a more idyllic location ... we found ourselves more inclined to just relax in the lodge watching the wildlife on the lake.

    Ross & Suky

    Egret

  • We all had a great time and

    We all had a great time and didn't want to come home.

    Stephanie & girls

    Heron

  • Thank you so much to you both

    Thank you so much to you both for making us feel so welcome at The Tranquil Otter in April, The lodge was gorgeous and you were so acommodating and helpful, ensuring that the stay was exactly what we had hoped for. It was so refreshing to have a nature reserve on our doorstep, and such a serene environment.

    Sarah & Will

    Dunnock

  • A wonderful week, plenty of wildlife

    A wonderful week, plenty of wildlife the highlight being while rowing on the loch seeing two otter playing together, diving in and out of the water, an unforgettable experience!!

    Shirley & Jeff

    Egret

  • Another Brilliant Relaxing Time

    Another brilliant time at The Tranquil Ottter. Seen lots of birdlife nesting, woodpeckers etc. Wildlife seen fox, red squirrel. Weather a bit iffy, but didn't spoil our break. Thanks again for a lovely time. You really deserve the Gold Award.

    Melv, Linda and Jean

    Dunnock

  • A return to this little bit of paradise

    A return to this little bit of paradise for our second visit was a must. We enjoyed every minute. The beautiful autumn colours were breathtaking. Many thanks.

    Dennis and Margaret

    Gadwall

  • If we were any more laid back

    If we were any more laid back after our stay we'd have been horizontal! Can't wait for our return in the summer.

    Russ and Claire

    Heron

  • Excellent - what more needs to be said!

    Excellent - what more needs to be said! Beautiful lodge and surroundings, lovely out on the lake, really too good to leave. Will definitely be back. Thanks for all your help and recommendations.

    Anne and Jeremy

    Gadwall

  • A little taste of heaven

    A little taste of heaven. Thank you!

    Tom and Anna

    Chiffchaff

  • Wonderful warm welcome

    Wonderful warm welcome, breathtaking view, peace and quiet to relax and unwind. Beautiful unspoilt place with lots of wildlife. Hope to be back soon.

    Angelina and Iestyn

    Arctic Skua

  • Another wonderful week

    Another wonderful week.

    Relaxation started as soon as we saw the Lough. A cosy welcoming lodge. Thank you for making the place so special.

    Daphne and Trevor

    Fieldfare

  • Another fantastic totally relaxing week

    Another fantastic totally relaxing week.

    It just gets better and better. Love the new lodge. It is a credit to you both. Seeing the otter and the woodpecker feeding was the icing on the cake. Thanks again.

    Linda, Phil, Jennifer and Stephen

    Heron