Good Hotel Guide Review
‘The Kennedys certainly know how to welcome their guests and to make every minute special,’ report visitors staying for lunch this year. This ‘delightful’, wisteria-draped Edwardian country house B&B, surrounded by Lakeland fells and encircled by spectacular garden and grounds (with croquet, bowls and putting on tap), has a period feel. Arriving guests may be treated to cream tea in a lounge filled with squashy sofas, family snaps and books. Alternatively, take tea on the terrace overlooking the garden. There’s a more contemporary touch in the bedrooms (some snug, some with lake views), plus an espresso machine, decanter of sherry, good toiletries, fluffy robes, slippers. Light bites and wine are served all day in the tartan-carpeted dining room with glorious fell views, as well as cheese, meat or fish platters from 12 pm to 8 pm or Sunday lunch (both by prior arrangement). The ‘splendid’ breakfast includes home-made yogurt and marmalade, French pastries; for the full works choose between a Cumberland grill, finnan haddock, or veggie with free-range eggs. Feast at your leisure, then wander through the garden with its own tarn, or take a cruise on Lake Windermere.
Lyth Valley Road
14. 1, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.
all year except 24–26 Dec, 2 Jan–8 Feb, open New Year.
2 lounges, bar, entrance hall with seating, dining room, Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 7-acre grounds (terrace, gardens, lawn games), complimentary access to local gym, spa, pool 5 mins’ drive away.
classical in dining room, bar.
all ages welcomed.
only assistance dogs allowed.
per room B&B single from £105, double from £210. Pre-ordered Sunday lunch £24.50, evening platters £14.50. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.