Good Hotel Guide Review
With an enviable position on Windermere, this Georgian hall has a relaxed country house style, a choice of dining and bedrooms ranging from family friendly to seriously swanky. Public rooms are ‘a delight’, furnished with a mix of contemporary velvet seating, display cabinets of curios, gilt-framed art, and make the most of the lake views. The light-filled restaurant, with its smart napery, offers well-executed classic dishes such as local venison with braised red cabbage, local hogget with rösti potato and ‘perfectly cooked halibut’, as well as grills. More traditional ‘pub’ dishes – fish and chips, home-made burgers – are served in the fire-warmed bar with its deep-blue walls and Victorian carved bar fittings. Spacious bedrooms – most with lake views – are individual in furnishings but share a modern country house style of statement wallpapers, oversized headboards, upholstered armchairs, contemporary bathrooms. For romance, the vast Lakeside suites and Boathouse spoil with hot tubs and freestanding baths. Take a woodland walk, relax over afternoon tea – if warm, on the terrace – or drive to Bowness five minutes away. (Ralph Wilson)
35. 6 suites in separate building, 1 boathouse suite, 2 Lakeside Suites suitable for guests with limited mobility.
bar, restaurant, drawing room, study, terrace, civil wedding licence, in-room TV, 17 acres of lakeside grounds, EV charging, ground-floor public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
throughout ground floor.
all ages welcomed, extra bed £40. For children over 12, some interconnecting family rooms.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £225, singles from £215. À la carte £58. Min. 2-night stay at weekends.