29. 1 suitable for disabled, 13, including 3 suites, outside the main house, plus 2-bedroom and 4-bedroom cottages.
all year except first 2 weeks Jan.
2 lounges, bar, restaurant, private dining rooms, conference facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, small spa, 17-acre grounds (tennis, putting, croquet, jogging track).
piano in lounge and restaurant in evening.
all ages welcomed, not under 8 in restaurant.
allowed in lodge rooms (£25 per stay, VIP package £50).
Amex, MasterCard, Visa (charge for credit card use).
 per room B&B from £170, D,B&B from £270. Set dinner £68, gourmet menu £88. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Overlooking Lake Windermere, Stephen and Lisa Leahy’s ivy-clad Victorian hunting lodge is ‘an enjoyable oasis’, say Guide readers this year. The atmosphere – ‘friendly, relaxed, not stuffy in the slightest’ – may be timeless, but changes have been afoot. Darren Cornish, who won high praise at Oak Bank, Grasmere (see entry), is now the chef; his modern British menus place an emphasis on local ingredients. ‘We were given four amuse-bouche in the lounge, and a very good appetiser of curry-spiced carrot soup. The meal got better and better, through crab, duck, mackerel and beef, with an excellent sorbet in between. We liked the long, interesting wine list – there were plenty available by the glass.’ In the ‘very pleasant’ bedrooms, locally distilled damson gin accompanies the ‘stunning’ views over the lake or fells. ‘The stock of biscuits was replenished while we were at dinner – a nice touch.’ At breakfast, ask for a table overlooking the lake – a fine partner to the fruit, muesli and ‘crispy’ pastries; dark-roast coffee and leaf tea; eggs Benedict with a ‘well-seasoned’ hollandaise sauce. (Alasdair Adam, A and BB)
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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In the village of Grasmere, you're centrally situated for taking on the craggy peaks of Scafell Pikes, Helvellyn, Skiddaw and the Langdale Pike.
The largest natural mere (long, thin lake) in England.
The largest of the English National Parks and the second largest in the United Kingdom.