14. 2 in annexe, with own lounge.
lounge, bar, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 6 acres of formal garden (sun terrace, croquet) and woodlands, unsuitable for disabled.
‘low volume’ in dining room and bar.
not under 12.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £130–£280. 1-night bookings refused weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Guests rave about the views at Sue and Peter Robinson’s ‘friendly’ guest house. The home is surrounded by private woodland and landscaped gardens; its picture windows look across the Brathay valley to the Lakeland Fells beyond. The Robinsons have ‘sympathetically’ restored their pretty Arts and Crafts house (look out for characteristic flora and fauna motifs and the fine oak panelling). Each bedroom has its own style; some have an antique bed or original tiled fireplace; bathrooms are ‘modern’. Rooms at the front of the house have the best views. Wind down with board games and magazines in the lounge; more active sorts might follow a woodland path or sign up for a guided walk in the fells. At teatime, enjoy sandwiches, buttered scones and home-made cakes, taken on the sun terrace in good weather. A light supper may be ordered in advance. The ‘excellent’ breakfast, served in the restored original dining room, is a feast: yogurts and fruit salads; locally smoked salmon; home-baked drop scones with maple syrup and berries; muesli, jams and marmalade, all home made. More reports, please.