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Ambleside, Cumbria

In six acres of grounds and woodland, Sue and Peter Robinson’s ‘sympathetically restored’ Arts and Crafts stone house overlooks walkers’ paradise Brathay valley. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

In six acres of grounds and woodland, Sue and Peter Robinson’s ‘sympathetically restored’ Arts and Crafts stone house overlooks walkers’ paradise Brathay valley. A private gate at the back leads on to National Trust land, and a network of public footpaths; maps are provided on request. Varying in size, the individually styled bedrooms are a well-chosen mishmash of antiques and contemporary pieces. Displays of drawings, photographs and paintings acknowledge the property’s original architect, Francis Whitwell. Breakfast (‘good cafetière coffee; good black pudding’), served in the original dining room, has a 20-mile-radius farm-to-plate ethos. Booking advisable for local restaurants.

Hotel details

Address

Clappersgate
Ambleside
Cumbria
LA22 9NF
England

Telephone

015394 33232

Bedrooms

14. 2 in annexe, sharing a lounge.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, bar, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 6-acre grounds. unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

‘at low volume’ in breakfast room and bar.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £115–£285, double £130–£300. 1-night bookings refused weekends.

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Last updated: November 10, 2019