Good Hotel Guide Review
Refreshingly different from some more traditional Lake District offerings, this contemporary hotel is in a beautiful setting overlooking Grasmere. The ‘cluster of old stone buildings almost built into the hillside’ house sleek bedrooms and a popular bistro. A family affair – owners Dave and Sally Keighley steer things in the background, daughter Jess is front-of-house, husband Will is chef – it has a warm, informal atmosphere that matches the plentiful use of natural materials: whitewashed walls, slate-flagged floors, exposed timbers and upcycled tables. Our inspectors loved the ‘unusual take on standard dishes’ and the ‘very good food, all home-made and reasonably priced’. Dishes include slow-cooked Cumbrian beef shin stew, prawn fishcakes, veg and butterbean korma, and a choice of sharing platters. ‘Simple, modern’ bedrooms are minimalist affairs in shades of grey with local wool throws, good reading lights and bright, shower-only bathrooms with locally produced Pure Lakes products. All have fell views. Breakfast brings dishes such as house-smoked salmon and creamy scrambled eggs on sourdough; an ideal start for walks from the door. (HP, and others)
7. Plus 4 self-catering cottages and 2 glamping pods.
all year except for Jan.
lounge, bar/bistro, terrace, in-room smart TV (Freeview), drying room, bicycle storage, 10-acre farmland, EV charging.
‘chilled’ in bistro.
all ages welcomed, extra bed £50.
allowed in 2 rooms (£20 per stay), 3 dog-friendly cottages, on lead in public spaces.
room-only doubles from £130. À la carte breakfast items from £7.50. Min. 2-night stay.