15. 2 on ground floor in lodge.
all year except 25 Dec, restaurant closed Sun eve and Mon.
2 lounges, bar, bistro, restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 40-acre grounds, lake 200 yds (fishing), access to nearby spa, pool and treatment rooms.
in bistro during opening hours only.
not under 8.
allowed in some bedrooms (£10 charge), public rooms.
per room B&B £110–£210. Set menu (restaurant) £45, a la carte (bistro) £30. 1-night bookings occasionally refused Sat.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Far from the hurrying world, this former coaching inn stands amid Wordsworth’s northern Lakes. The pace slows at the ‘comfortable’ country hotel flanked by wooded hillsides, mature gardens and a babbling beck, where ‘nothing was too much trouble; service was most attentive’. It’s also a dog-friendly haven, with an abundance of local walks for pooches of all stamina. After an exploration of the perimeters, the oak-panelled, pubby bar welcomes dogs and their owners to rest by the fire over a soothing beverage. Homely bedrooms have further welcoming touches (china tea service, locally made biscuits), chintzy fabrics and ‘a really good bathroom’. Come dinnertime, Cumbria-sourced dishes are enough to placate the peckish and feed the famished. Find simple fare in the ‘informal’ bistro, such as cottage pie, cheese-glazed mash, pickled red cabbage, buttered greens; and ‘well-cooked, artistically presented’ options in chef Jonathan Bell’s ‘elegant’ restaurant, perhaps fillet of sea bass with braised squid, warm king prawn salad, sauce vierge. A crackling fire at breakfast gets the day off to a warm start. (Derek Lambert, JS).
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