Overwater Hall, Ireby, Cumbria, a César award winner, is this month’s prize-giving hotel. A small country hotel, it has been run for more than 20 years by the owners, Stephen Bore and Angela and Adrian Hyde.
In the quieter northern Lake District, the Grade II listed castellated Georgian mansion stands in large grounds with formal gardens and woodland. The welcome is warm and personal. The boldly decorated public rooms have ‘comfortable furnishings, books, games’; a log fire burns in the high-ceilinged sitting room. Dogs are welcomed.
All you need do to win this handsome prize of dinner, bed and breakfast for two at Overwater Hall is to send a review of your favourite hotel or B&B in Great Britain or Ireland. See our competition page for more details.
We welcome reports on places that have never been in the Guide or have been omitted, as well as those that have a current entry.
Sophie Harrowes from London is the winner of last month’s prize of dinner bed and breakfast for two at Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire. In an idyllic setting, amid superb gardens on the edge of a Cotswold village, this 17th-century former rectory is ‘classy without ostentation’. Paul Thompson is the manager for the owners, the Munir family. In the formal dining room (white tablecloths, classic silverware and china), the chef Richard Edwards has a Michelin star for his cooking.