14, 2 in annexe, sharing a lounge.
lounge, bar, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 6-acre grounds. unsuitable for disabled.
'at low volume' in breakfast room and bar.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £130–£280. 1-night bookings refused weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Homely character, tumbling views and relaxed efficiency – the key elements of Sue and Peter Robinson’s Arts and Crafts house. The ‘sympathetically restored’ Lakeland stone property, built in 1904, overlooks walkers’ paradise Brathay valley. A nod to its architect, Francis Whitwell, in the decor: architectural drawings, photographs and paintings. Varying in size, the individually styled bedrooms are a well-chosen mishmash of antiques and contemporary pieces, although guests report that housekeeping could sharpen its act. At night, staff don’t stay on-site, but are a mobile phone-call away. Breakfast (‘good cafetiere coffee; good black pudding’), served in the original dining room, has a 20-mile-radius farm-to-plate ethos, and a ‘reasonable buffet’.