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David Lund – “I enjoyed my stay at the Raise Cottage Bunkhouse. It is a really comfortable and warm place with everything you need. The owner Philip and his son Mark are friendly and welcoming. There’s a lovely hot clean shower which is great after a day in the hills and for an extra seven pounds fifty, we had a delicious home cooked dinner in the evening. The breakfast was real good too, with a proper coffee. I would highly recommend staying there.”

Manuel (Italy) – “Questo cottage situato subito dopo Grasmere gode di una vista fantastica.Philip il proprietario e’ molto ospitale e allo stesso tempo un ottimo chef.” (10/10) (“This cottage is located just near Grasmere, it has a lovely view. Philip the owner is very hospitable and also a excellent chef”, I recommend it”. (10/10)

Daniel – “A very warm friendly welcome by the owner and staff. It’s a very rustic and charming building with fantastic views over the fells. My girlfriend and I stayed in the double room which was well equipped and very comfortable. The room also had a great view. Highly recon end a visit. We will be back!” (10/10)

Anthony – “Great place , great hosts , great location. Phillip really made me feel at home , helped me with maps and routes for my walking break . Defiantly stay there again 10/10”

StephenB – “Bunkhouse accommodation with a personal touch. Host with very good knowledge of the local hills offered excellent advice. Very convenient bus service. Splendid walks straight out of the door.” (10/10)

Anne – “Friendly proprietor, with good knowledge of the area.” (10/10)

Hsuan Lin – “It is a cozy hostel along the way to Keswick, the owner is really friendly and caring, and the bathroom is really clean, also the scenery around is amazing! you get a great view of Grasmere. The breakfast is good. Truely recommend it!” (10/10)

Dominic Oughton – “We stayed at Raise Cottage during a successful attempt on the Bob Graham Round (24 hour Lakes running challenge over 42 tops).
The cottage is ideally situated at one of the valley crossings and provides the perfect base for this and other adventures. The accommodation is great but what sets it apart is the tremendous hospitality – we felt like house guests. Thanks!”

Jay – “Very helpful staff, I was there for the Fred Whitton Challenge and they made sure I was prepared with evening meal and a good breakfast before this event. It was very much appreciated. Thanks again!” (10/10)

Joshua – “Lovely staff and a warm environment. Great welcome :)”

Philip – “Felt like you were a part of a family home rather than just in a room.” (9.6/10)

Weikang – “Philip is so nice and everyone loves him. The food is brilliant. The bed is lovely. Bathroom is quite clean. There is a path to view the Grasmere within 2 mins from the cottage. I wish I can be back to the Raise cottage again, then I can cook again with Philip in his superb kitchen! :P” (9.6/10)

Katharine -“I liked the way I was made to feel so welcome when I arrived at the hostel, and that everything was done to make my stay a comfortable and enjoyable one. I really appreciated being able to hire a clean towel, having porridge for breakfast, having toiletries to use in the showers, and being able to make up a flask of tea. It was extremely good value for money and I am looking forward to making a return visit.” (9.6/10)

Maria – “Philip and Mark, owners, are very kind, helping all the time and giving advice about the tours. In this hostel you feel like home. Ps: Philip is a great chef.” (9.6/10)

Anon – “We stayed in the double room and it was fab. Open fire and lovely views. It was nice to have a sofa in the bedroom too. It was a very cosy room and we were given a lovely welcome and advice on some local walks. Home baked bread and home made jam at breakfast. All at a very competitive price.” (9.6)

Zenosh – “Location is great – and easy to reach by the main road but still gives a good country side feel. Specially if you want to trek the Helvellyn range, The host Phillip and Mark really go out of the way to make you comfortable. The food was amazing and plenty. Phillip is a excellent chef 🙂 . Thanks for the amazing chicken gravy and pasta and mushroom gravy the next day. The hall + kitchen + fireplace on ground place is an amazing warm place to socialize and just spend time. Phillip has lot of information on the local treks and area so make best use of it. I had a nice time doing the trek route he suggested.” (9.2/10)

Michael – “Phillip, the owner, was extremely helpful – a wealth of local knowledge to boot.” (9.2/10)

Hui – “It was really good place to be laid back. Just behind hostel, lots of green grass and perfact for trekking. Staffs are all helpful and friendly. Owner phillip was very responsible and he wil be always around you when u need help.” (9.2/10)