11. Some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
lounge, conservatory, bar, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, drying room, terrace, 3-acre grounds.
in bar and dining room.
not under 15.
allowed in some bedrooms and public areas.
all major cards.
per room B&B £100–£190, D,B&B £160–£285. A la carte £45.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Cumbrian comforts abound at this ‘well-kept’ Edwardian country house hotel, in three-acre grounds in a ‘beautiful setting’ in the Borrowdale valley. Laura Dadulak joins this year as manager. There are binoculars in the lounge, and a ‘pretty terrace’ to take in the valley and fell views. A roaring fire in the lounge keeps the chill away on cold days while, in fine weather, parasols on the terrace provide shade for a soothing cuppa after one of the ‘many lovely walks’. For stronger rejuvenation, Graphite, the oak and slate bar (‘very “boutique hotel”’), stocks local gins and ales, and has a topographical map of the surrounding landscape etched into its counter top, allowing you to plan your next day’s trek. In the newly refurbished restaurant, the modern British menu highlights produce grown, reared and foraged in Cumbria including vegetables from an on-site greenhouse. Chef Noel Breaks serves dishes such as Borrowdale venison and gnocchi, with rainbow chard, girolles, turnip; daily-changing ravioli. Bedrooms, individually styled and variously sized, have garden, lake or countryside views. ‘Our good-size room had a brand new bathroom.’ Breakfast has American pancakes, egg and soldiers. (ST)
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