11. Some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
Closed Dec 2017-Jan 2018. Open all year from Feb 1st, 2018
lounge, conservatory, bar, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), drying room, terrace, 3-acre grounds.
in bar and dining room.
not under 18.
 per room B&B £145–£200, D,B&B £170–£300. Set dinner £39.50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Beautiful views’ of the Borrowdale valley and fells – and the ‘lovely walks’ to go with them – surround this ‘enjoyable hotel’ near Derwent Water. Jamie Adamson and Jane Cleary manage a team of ‘friendly, accommodating and professional staff’, report Guide correspondents this year. Parasols open on the ‘pretty terrace’ in sunshine; inside the ‘smart, well-kept’ former country house, sofas are gathered around the fireplace in the lounge. ‘Some might consider the decor a little old-fashioned in parts’, but the recently renovated oak and slate bar is ‘very “boutique hotel”’ – and just the spot for sampling local gin. Individually styled bedrooms in varying sizes overlook countryside or garden. ‘Our room was of a good size, with a brand-new bathroom.’ Ask for a window seat at dinner, all the better to soak up the ‘superb setting’ over chef Noel Breaks’s ‘innovative, delicious’ dishes. ‘The food was a major delight, with some of the best puddings we’ve ever eaten.’ Cumbrian produce is showcased: sample, perhaps, asparagus, sourdough, crispy egg yolk, mushroom ketchup; duck, pickled turnip, spelt, artichoke, candied endive. ‘Breakfast was very good, too.’ (Sarah Tier)