Reviews of Whitbarrow Village
very good to view northern england, the lakes , hadrians wall, edinburgh
Whitbarrow Village is located at the northern end of the Lakes District in Cumbria. It is a former farm with outbuildings turned into apartments and some new buildings built to look like farm outbuildings. The location is beautiful, about 7 miles east of Penrith and the M6 motorway. There is a big focus on entertainment during the day and evenings, with a kids program, and indoor swimming pool, a gym and a games room. There is a £3 per day electricity surcharge, which seems to be more and more frequent at resorts both in Europe and in North America. The units are quaint, and not as spacious as we are used to in North America, nor as spacious as other Seasons Holidays resorts. We had a two-bedroom unit that was actually three bedrooms, with a double bed in one room and two single beds in the other two rooms. This would be fine for a couple with children but awkward for two couples! The beds were firm but comfortable. The one bathroom was spacious and located off the dining area. The kitchen was adjacent to the dining area on the main floor, while the living room and bedrooms were upstairs. The ceilings downstairs were low with beams that could seriously harm a taller person! The rooms upstairs all had skylights that could stay open even in the rain, which I loved. The kitchen was well equipped, with an excellent gas range, but the lighting was very poor. Also the fridge was bar-fridge size, which made it difficult to plan for too many meals at a time. There is a restaurant on site and I suspect that more people eat there than cook for themselves. Our unit had a back door that opened onto a duck pond with numerous ducks of all ages, who charged the door whenever it opened, being used to handouts from the guests. Whitbarrow does have a small laundry facility on site, with one coin-operated washer and dryer. I would rate this resort a 7 out of 10.