In a ‘stunning’ Lake District location overlooking Esthwaite Water, Richard Lee’s ‘admirable’ country hotel is liked for its ‘comfortable bedrooms’, ‘first-class food’, ‘fabulous views’ and all-round ‘lovely ambience’.
‘The valley in which this inn sits seems to me one of the loveliest places on earth; from the back of the inn, the views of fells, river and parkland landscape are just about perfect. And the stillness at night is magical.’
‘Our favourite pub-with-rooms, it truly lives up to its motto of “simple things done well”,’ say regular Guide correspondents in 2017 of the Inkin brothers’ ‘excellent’, family-friendly spot in rugged west Cornwall, minutes from the cliff edge.
For more than a century, the Baldry family’s ancient farmhouse has stood in this remote, ‘very special setting’, where the ‘fantastic views’ reach over the garden and the sheep-dotted fields to the fells beyond.
On a hill above the beach at Carbis Bay, Marianne and Jonathan Bassett’s ‘well-situated’ 1930s hotel is a stylish, bright and breezy retreat with ‘stunning sea views’ across the water to Godrevy lighthouse.
Why visit the Pullees’ ‘eccentric’ and ‘old-fashioned’ hotel at the foot of Snowdonia? Well, because it’s there. It was run by the same family back in 1953 when it hosted Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay as they trained to climb Everest, and not a lot has changed since then.
A ‘cheering spot’ with ‘affable staff’, Margaret and Ian Snaith’s Victorian farmhouse–turned–jaunty hotel stands before a vista of ‘green fields and warm, golden marshes’, within easy reach of the sandy beach at Brancaster.
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