11. 1 on ground floor.
all year except first 2 weeks Jan.
drawing room, lounge, bar area, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 18-acre grounds, Overwater tarn 1 mile.
in restaurant in evening.
all ages welcomed, not under 5 in restaurant (high tea at 5.30 pm).
allowed except in main lounge, restaurant.
 per person B&B £90–£130 (£50 single supplement). Set dinner £50. 1-night bookings refused Sat.
Good Hotel Guide Review
There are open fires here, and views of Skiddaw; the traditional chintz and prints are ‘part of the charm’, says a devotee in 2017. Standing in ‘lovely, quiet grounds’ ideal for spotting red squirrels, the 19th-century battlemented house has been run as a dog-friendly hotel for 25 years by Stephen Bore and Angela and Adrian Hyde. ‘Friendly, warm, lived-in – it was the most peaceful, relaxed holiday we’ve had.’ Even the smallest bedroom has a king-size bed and seating space; all rooms are provided with fresh fruit, fresh milk and flowers. ‘Our spacious, high-ceilinged turret room, with large, curved windows, was rather grand: two armchairs and a four-poster bed with high-quality bedlinen; modern fittings and fluffy towels in the bathroom. A marble fireplace held a collection of fir cones.’ In the restaurant, ‘favoured by local farmers and families for special occasions’, cooking is on the robust side of fine dining. Local produce comes to the fore, perhaps rack and liver of lamb, haggis, dauphinoise potatoes, root vegetables. ‘Breakfast was memorable for the kippers – served whole, not in fillets.’ (ST, JB)
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