51. 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except Christmas.
lounge with log fire, bar, mezzanine, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, function/conference facilities, farm shop.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms (£10 per dog, max 2 dogs), not in public rooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B from £104. À la carte £30.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘There’s a feeling of complete well-being about the place,’ write Guide readers in 2017 of the Dunning family’s hotel and upmarket farm shop just off the M6. ‘It has a special character, no doubt thanks to the owners and friendly, efficient staff. Looking out over the fells, it’s hard to believe that a busy motorway is only a stone’s throw away.’ The modern, Alpine-style building has an informal lounge and bar area where food is served all day, plus ‘lots of good details’: books, board games for all ages, a shoe-shining kit at the top of the stairs. Bedrooms are ‘nothing fancy, but they’re well designed’. ‘Ours had an especially comfortable bed; two chairs and a coffee table by the window; a modern bathroom. Flagons of water and home-made biscuits were supplied with the tea tray.’ ‘Meals at both ends of the day are excellent’: ‘a splendid breakfast buffet’; ‘perfect’ new-season lamb from the Dunnings’ farm at dinner. ‘Highly recommended’ for visitors stopping over between England and Scotland, but also ‘ideal as a base for exploring the area’ – ‘you can get into the Lakes, Dales and Eden valley within minutes’. (Simon and Mithra Tonking, Desmond and Jenny Balmer)
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