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13 rooms from $203 per night

“Wonderful old-fashioned, down-to-earth hotel in the Lake District. Popular with walkers and those seeking the peace and quiet provided by absense of TVs, wifi and phones. Good value with great views and hearty meals. Tranquil lakeside setting. ”

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“Wonderful old-fashioned, down-to-earth hotel in the Lake District. Popular with walkers and those seeking the peace and quiet provided by absense of TVs, wifi and phones. Good value with great views and hearty meals. Tranquil lakeside setting. ”

Hotel Overview

“Though it has no website (no phones or TVs in the rooms) we include this simple guesthouse for its old-fashioned honesty and popularity with walkers. In the same family for over 100 years, and run by Jacqui Baldry and her son David, it's a place where you step back in time. A gong is sounded for the hearty dinners, there are sensible bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, beds turned down, antiques, cut flowers and wonderful views. Open April-October.”

Recommended for
  • Country Escape
  • With no phone signal and no wifi this is the epitome of a country escape, unwind in peace!
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Facilities

  • Towelling robes
  • Parking
  • Bar
  • Not suitable for disabled guests
  • Library
  • Fireplace
  • Communal Dining
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Restaurant
  • The gong sounds for dinner - short menu, traditional dishes
  • Garden
  • Sitting Room
  • Child friendly
  • All children welcome.
  • Pet friendly
  • Allowed in some bedrooms (£4 per night charge), not in public rooms.

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • Windermere Lake Cruises offer a range of crusies to cater to every need, from 8-48 hours with stops wherever you please.
  • Great walks
  • Fabulous base for walks around the Lake District.
  • Riding
  • Nearby Rookin House Farm provides riding lessons and activities for all ages and levels.
  • Watersports
  • Enjoy a range of activities on Ullswater including Sailing, Windsurfing, Angling, fishing, rowing and motor cruising.
  • Sights nearby
  • Visit the historic Dalemain House, with tudor and medieval rooms, behind a Georgian façade.

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13 rooms from $203 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Country Escape
  • With no phone signal and no wifi this is the epitome of a country escape, unwind in peace!
Activities
  • Other Activities
  • Windermere Lake Cruises offer a range of crusies to cater to every need, from 8-48 hours with stops wherever you please.
  • Great walks
  • Fabulous base for walks around the Lake District.
  • Riding
  • Nearby Rookin House Farm provides riding lessons and activities for all ages and levels.
  • Watersports
  • Enjoy a range of activities on Ullswater including Sailing, Windsurfing, Angling, fishing, rowing and motor cruising.
  • Sights nearby
  • Visit the historic Dalemain House, with tudor and medieval rooms, behind a Georgian façade.
Other highlights
  • Owner managed
  • Same family for 108 years
  • Remote
  • Secluded setting
  • Views
  • Beautiful views over Ullswater
  • Romantic
  • Intimate
  • Charming
  • Quiet
  • Full of character
  • Traditional
  • Old fashioned, no frills
  • Historic
  • Artworks
  • Restaurant
  • The gong sounds for dinner - short menu, traditional dishes
  • Lakeside
  • 200 yards from Ullswater, with private foreshore
  • Grand Hotel
  • Hills & mountains
  • Wellbeing
  • Retro/Vintage
  • Child friendly
  • All children welcome.
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • Allowed in some bedrooms (£4 per night charge), not in public rooms.
  • Antiques

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