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.
14. 2 in annexe, sharing a lounge.
lounge, bar, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 6-acre grounds. unsuitable for disabled.
‘at low volume’ in breakfast room and bar.
not under 12.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £115–£285, double £130–£300. 1-night bookings refused weekends.