12, 2 on ground floor, 4 in coach house.
2 lounges, bar, restaurant, conference/function facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 1½-acre garden; unsuitable for disabled.
‘carefully chosen’ music in restaurant in the evening.
allowed in coach house rooms only (not unattended).
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £110–£170, D,B&B £150–£250. Set dinner £35–£45. 1-night bookings occasionally refused.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In a Knights Templar village with a backdrop of imposing Cross Fell mountain, a Georgian mansion and converted coach house are home to a personable small hotel. Alison and Andi Sambrook took over as owners in January 2018. ‘We were very impressed. They have an informal, friendly approach but maintain a high standard of service.’ Elegant, country-style lounges have open fires and beams. Freshly redecorated bedrooms can be compact ‘but they’re comfortable’. Some might have a dressing area; a spa bath and separate shower. Road-facing rooms are reputedly quiet, but light sleepers might discuss options. Birdwatching is ‘a perennial pursuit’ in the verdant walled garden (‘the engaging ducks’ perhaps the easiest to spot). In the restaurant, chef Jack Bradley’s ‘interesting’ seasonal modern menus are ‘a real treat’. Walking boots won’t be wasted.
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