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The Tranquil Otter

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful, relaxing - our idea of heaven :-) We have visited the Tranquil Otter, over 12 years, 21 times! We just love it here - it's our sanctuary, and we still find something new to do every time. Tazeem, Gillian and the team are so welcoming and always go the extra mile. A fantastic dog-friendly place - our retired greyhound,...

1Thank Travellers2Fife
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a long weekend and loved it. The lodge was very cosy (chiff chaff) and the offer of unlimited logs (£10) for the fire was great. The hot tub is lovely and great to relax in and here the birds singing around you. The star gazing from here was impressive too. The owners dog was adorable (Leah)...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Weekend in Alder lodge. Beautiful lodge, larger than appears in photos. Spotless and appears brand new. Stunning views from room. Need an hour or so with fire on to fully heat when cold but was toasty from then on if you keep the fire going. Netflix wasn't working on our visit but didn't bother us as busy on hot tub...

1Thank JWSkyline
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first time to Tranquil Otter and we had such a l wonderful holiday, we would definetly recommend and will be back. We stayed in Fieldfare lodge which has the lake right on its door step with beautiful views, perfect for bird watching. The lodge was very cosy with our own log burner and there was nothing more...

1Thank Jess W
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We are not newcomers to "lodge or cabin " rentals but Alder Lodge is simply the cleanest and best equipped we have ever had the pleasure to stay in. If you want to relax and unwind then this is the place . It is slightly isolated but therein lies its charm. There is plenty to do in the area if...

1Thank Big D
Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We visited for a two night mid week break and have booked to return for my wife's birthday in March we loved it so much. We had a fantastic welcome and as we had our baby daughter with us Tazeen (the owner) had taken extra care to make the lodge safe for a crawling baby. We loved the real Xmas...

Thank GenTojo
Somerset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We have not long returned from a week at the tranquil otter for our honeymoon and it was certainly tranquil. We stayed in the chiff chaff lodge which was fully equipped with everything that we needed. We had a lovely welcome and having tea, coffee, milk and biscuits on arrival was a thoughtful gesture. The lodge was so warm, cosy...

2Thank kelb772016
Jarrow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Love this place. secluded yet near to loads of attractions. I wish I owned a lodge like this, everything you need is there, tempted to just lounge around and do nothing. Lovely to interact with the nature-the ducks came onto our decking morning and night. We hired the disabled adapted lodge for one disabled person and 2 carers and were...

Thank LynneBuddin
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from a very relaxing weekend stay. It was a very cosy lodge with a luxurious view. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the hot tub was perfect. Thank you for a lovely weekend!

2Thank Robert J
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 4 nights in the Gadwall lodge and couldn't of asked for anymore. Perfect for relaxing, unwinding and forgetting about every day life. One of the best places I have ever stayed and will definitely go back. Would recommend to everyone.

2Thank John P

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Self-catering Lodges by the Lake, with private hot tub, own boat and log burner and superfast broadband. We have one, two and three bedroom lodges. Great for a family break with a well behaved dog. Enjoy walking, relaxing, spa treatments in your lodge? Enjoy the open countryside then look no further. Book online, by email or phone. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Tranquil Otter

Address: Thurstonfield, Carlisle CA5 6HB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Carlisle > Thurstonfield
Price Range: €134 - €240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Tranquil Otter 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
The Tranquil Otter Hotel Carlisle
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