Good Hotel Guide Review
Atop a hill in a pretty village between Lake Windermere and Hawkshead, an unpretentious 18th-century inn offers fuss-free hospitality. Muddy dogs and walkers join the throng in the convivial bar (wood-burning stove, garlands of hops) and dining room, for local ales and hearty pub fare. Most of the modern, simply decorated bedrooms are in an annexe attached to the main building; family rooms have a screened-off area for children; superior rooms have a roll-top bath in a smartly refurbished bathroom. Come evening, the old stables’ squashy sofas, games and log-burning stove create a cosy retreat. The beautiful scenery that inspired Beatrix Potter can be viewed from the area’s many walking and cycling trails. Hill Top, her farmhouse home (NT) is nearby.
14. Some on ground floor.
bar, lobby, dining room, lounge/games room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, small garden.
in bar, lounge, games room.
all ages welcomed.
in bedrooms and public rooms (£10 per night).
per room B&B from £130, D,B&B from £170.