20. 1 suitable for disabled.
lounges, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, terrace, garden.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms (£20 per dog per stay).
 per room B&B single from £169, double from £189. Set dinners £60–£85.
Good Hotel Guide Review
A log fire still burns in the original Victorian fireplace of this one-time walkers’ hostel, but virtually everything else about the ‘beautifully renovated’, ‘comfortably furnished’ mansion is bright with a ‘fabulous’ new modern-rustic style, and a ‘superb’ team of staff to boot. Andrew Wildsmith, who owns Hipping Hall, Cowan Bridge (see entry), has created a ‘top-of-the-market’ hotel in the ‘perfect Lake District location’, say Guide readers in 2016. Choose among ‘relaxing’ bedrooms, some snug, others large enough to have a separate seating area; one of the best has a balcony overlooking the ‘stunning’ gardens and the fells beyond. Each has a ‘sumptuous’ bed, organic toiletries, home-baked biscuits. In the airy restaurant, chef Kevin Tickle, who has just won a Michelin star, furthers a forage-to-fork philosophy, with ‘absolutely beautiful’ modern menus mixing the finds of local orchards and wild-fruit hedges with produce from the hotel’s extensive walled garden. Hyper-local dishes might include Cumbrian plaice, conifer, mussels, wispy leeks. Vegetarians are ‘exceedingly well catered for’. Next day, soak in – and sample – the surroundings on a guided foraging walk. (Robert Nichol)
- The Independent: Ten of the best hotels for vegetarians