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Ravenstone Manor
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Bassenthwaite
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Just returned from a Living Social offer this weekend. Excellent value for money. Would return and pay full price (its that good!) We stayed in a room at the front on the second floor in a standard room which has everything you would expect in a 4* hotel. The view from the window was amazing. The hotel itself has history, charm and is an old country house (think Downtown Abbey on a smaller scale) There is a file giving the family tree of the house that I believe was researched by a previous guest which was lovely to read on one of the many settees while you wait for your evening meal. There is a small terraced covered veranda along the front of the hotel which was great for sitting out under and it will be even lovelier once the roses are fully grown. We ate at the hotel and it was truly one of the best meals we have ever had, good sized portions and very tasty and met colieac dietry requirements not the we needed it or noticed.. We have high standards where food is concerned....The staff were all friendly, approachable and helpful. We arrived late and were shown to our room and given a small jug of fresh milk. A kind touch instead of being pointed in the direction of the room. Cherin and Kim are very down to earth owners who obviously care about their business and if you are enjoying your stay. Discretely checking that everyone staying is happy. There is also a garden with plenty of seating. We would love to return during winter and take advantage of those open fires!

Room Tip: Front rooms have great views
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We have just returned from a 2 night stay using a living social voucher and it was a very pleasant stay. Our room was small but very clean, I found the bed and pillows too soft but for two nights it didn't really matter. Hotel itself was very well presented, extremely clean but quite dark as it was Edwardian in decor. We had one evening meal included in the deal I enjoyed my lamb very much but my poor hubby could not believe they did not have chips!!! This was eased as they agreed to give him wedges so decent on their part. The staff were lovely always helpful and cheerful. Hotel is a drive from Keswick but it is not too remote. We used hotel as a base to drive out from and this was ideal. I don't know if I would return without a voucher but if you can get a deal it is well worth it- go.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Just returned from our second delightful stay - again with four close friends - and the Ravenstone lived up to our high expectations. While Cherin and Kim are very much hands-on owners, their presence and that of their lovely staff is never intrusive - just warm, welcoming and efficient. Nothing is too much trouble for them and the little touches (eg. the offer of fresh milk in our rooms, gluten-free bread, the drying room for our walking gear) meant a lot. The cuisine is excellent and beautifully presented and served. Our rooms and bathrooms were most comfortable and very clean. We were again lucky to be able to soak up the evening sunshine on the raised grassed lawn whilst enjoying our canapés and pre-dinner drinks before a superb view. It's a real gem of a hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

We have just returned home from a short break in the Lakes staying at Ravenston Manor. Everything about the stay was excellent. The room was beautiful with great views across the lake and the bed was comfortable and clean.
Our breakfast and evening meal was lovely. Lots of choice, especially more myself being ceoliac and usually struggling to make sure food is suitable. It was great to be catered for.
The staff were really friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The whole place had a lovely, relaxed atmosphere where we were made welcome.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front have the best view.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

We booked a 2night weekend break in the ravenstone manor for my wife's birthday. We booked the spa room which was very comfortable, clean and had a jacuzzi which came in very handy after walking to the peak of skiddaw. The walk started from the grounds of the hotel and has tremendous views hard work but worth the effort.

The hotel is lovely and the staff were very helpful,polite and all seem to enjoy working there. The food was really nice we ate there the two nights.

All in all would definitely recommend a stay at the little gem over looking the lake of bassenthwaite

Thank you for a lovely weekend cherin and Kim and all the staff.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

I had a 2 night break at Ravenstone Manor. It was very comfortable and I had a much needed rest. The staff were exceptionally kind and helpful. I only had dinner one night but the food was really delicious. I had a small single room as I was travelling alone, but it was perfectly big enough for me and I had everything I needed. I hope to stay there again next year.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

The Ravenstone Manor is located on a hillside above Bassenthwaite on the Keswick to Carlisle road. It is a traditional hotel with lots of wood panelling etc. It obviously dates from before everyone arrived by car. There is insufficient car parking without guests having to shuffle about getting in and out. Our room was barely adequate in size and the decoration was a bit tired.The breakfast was gsod and thestaff were helpful.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ravenstone Manor

Address: Bassenthwaite | Keswick, Bassenthwaite CA12 4QG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bassenthwaite
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bassenthwaite
#3 Family Hotel in Bassenthwaite
#4 Business Hotel in Bassenthwaite
Price Range: £84 - £503 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ravenstone Manor 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ravenstone Manor is a delightful 19th Century Manor House set within 3 hectares of grounds, situated at the foot of Skiddaw, looking across the valley to Bassenthwaite Lake. Rich in Cumbrian history, our 4 star Manor House has spectacular views of the Lake, the neighbouring Fells and Cumbrian countryside. We are fully dog friendly and ideally situated for walking, hiking & biking in the stunning Northern Lakes, Within the beautiful stone walls, you will find 20 charming en-suite bedrooms, a beautiful lounge, dining room and bar. Fed by the waters of Skiddaw, the Manor boasts its own fresh spring water that has quenched the thirst of its guests for over 50 years. The Dining Room serves a menu highlighting the freshest local meats, cheeses and produce. Open to residents and non-residents we offer a good home-cooked menu. Breakfast from 8:30 - 9:30am and evening meals from 6.00 till 8.00pm. ... more   less 
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