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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. ”

“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 Review

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

Recommended For

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

Facilities

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

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.
  • 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.
  • Riding
  • Nearby Rookin House Farm provides riding lessons and activities for all ages and levels.
  • Great walks
  • Fabulous base for walks around the Lake District.

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