20. 1 suitable for disabled.
lounges, bar, restaurant, function/private dining rooms, civil wedding licence, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, terrace, garden (1-acre kitchen garden).
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms (max. 2 per room, £20 per dog, includes welcome pack).
 per room B&B £209–£349. Set dinner £60–£95.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A universe away from the village’s tourist throng’, this Gothic pile at the end of a winding driveway has been given a ‘fabulous’ modern-rustic makeover. ‘Top of the market’, it is the brainchild of Andrew Wildsmith, who also owns Hipping Hall, Cowan Bridge, and The Ryebeck, Bowness-on-Windermere (see full and Shortlist entries). ‘Elegantly understated, it strikes the right balance between smartness and informality. And the views of the surrounding fells are delightful,’ says a Guide reader in 2017. ‘Almost every aspect of the place impresses’, from the ‘friendly, attentive staff’ and the ‘beautiful bedrooms’ to chef Kevin Tickle’s ‘fantastic, accomplished’ Michelin-starred cooking in the light-filled dining room. ‘We were offered, to start, crunchy bread made with a six-year-old damson “mother”, and a seaweed broth of marsh herbs and surf clams. More traditional mains included cod with charred onion shoots, and a good slab of shorthorn rib. Great puddings, too.’ In the afternoon, explore the restored gardens, returning for a ‘completely indulgent tea’. (Michael Williams, RN, Stephanie Thompson and Keith Sutton)
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