7. 1 on ground floor.
all year except 12 Dec–27 Jan.
lounge, dining room, drying room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 4-acre grounds (croquet, woodland walks).
Classic FM at breakfast.
not under 15.
 per person B&B £75–£82, D,B&B £107–£117. Set dinner £34. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Local couple Gary and Donna MacRae ‘revel’ in making their Borrowdale valley hotel ‘welcoming, relaxed – so enjoyable’. ‘It is in a magical setting, with lawns rolling down to a small river, and hills looming up into the mist. We approached the charming Victorian country house over a sweet little stone bridge, across a gurgling stream. When we arrived, we were given tea and ginger cake in the sitting room.’ ‘Well-equipped, comfortable’ bedrooms, each with ‘wonderful views’, are supplied with fresh flowers, bottled water, truffles on the tea tray. The bathrooms have been refurbished this year. Graze on canapés in the log fire-warmed sitting room (‘guests are encouraged to mingle’) before sitting down to an ‘excellent’ candlelit four-course dinner, perhaps including Cumbrian smoked trout pâté, gooseberry sauce; seared fillet of Gressingham duck breast, dauphinoise celeriac. After a ‘very good’ breakfast – perhaps while watching the red squirrels in the garden – head outside. ‘Walking the fells can be addictive’, and the hotel, with ‘truly superb’ hikes starting from the door, is well placed for those who gladly succumb.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.