11. 1 on ground floor.
all year, except first 2 weeks Jan.
drawing room, lounge, bar area, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 18-acre grounds, Overwater tarn 1 mile.
light instrumental in restaurant in evening.
all ages welcomed, not under 5 in restaurant (high tea at 5.30 pm).
allowed except in main lounge, restaurant.
 per person B&B £60–£135 (£50 single supplement). Set dinner £48. 1-night bookings refused Sat.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A fine example of a Good Hotel’, this 18th-century house has been run as a ‘friendly’ hotel by Stephen Bore and Angela and Adrian Hyde since 1992. It continues to win lavish praise from readers who come for the ‘attentive’ staff, ‘superb’ dinners and ‘relaxed, lived-in feel’. ‘We enjoyed a warm welcome from Angela, who is the perfect hostess. The attention to detail, with many individual touches, sets this hotel apart.’ The interior bursts with a wealth of stripes and florals; on cool days, a log fire burns in the drawing room. ‘Very comfortable’ bedrooms have fresh flowers, fresh milk; a good bathroom. Local produce and ‘expert flavour combinations’ feature in the restaurant, perhaps trio of Cumbrian lamb, dauphinoise potatoes, redcurrant jus; Goosnargh duck breast, butternut squash fondue, smoked duck croquette. ‘It is a fine dining experience for hearty appetites after days out in this lovely area.’ Breakfast has locally smoked kippers and home-made preserves. Dogs are spoiled with a ‘good doggie welcome’ and the run of the grounds, including a woodland boardwalk. (Mary Coles, David Boehm, James Banks)
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Enjoy dinner, room and breakfast for less than £100 per person per night throughout April.
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10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
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