My partner and I stayed her on Friday 30th May for 1 night. Can't fault the staff or room even though a little cool on entering, heating was on later. Check in is from 5pm but we arrived at 3 and our room was ready...great stuff. Large room with huge bed and small hall to bathroom. All very nice indeed. In a quiet location not in main hotel. This hotel is for all walks of life and seems to host adventure weekends so goes from private rooms to lodge type rooms to basic accommodation. I think this is a great idea but because you get hostel type rooms you also get a hostel type feel to the place. Its a good mile from Ambleside town and lake but with being walkers we enjoyed the stroll around stopping at the occasional pub lol. Now the only niggle I have is the price...its no way worth £80 for 2 BnB. The room was lovely and clean and quiet, that wasn't the issue. For breakfast you use a room that's like a school canteen and its set out for hostel people with long tables here and there. We had a good choice i.e. cereals, fruit, coffee, juices, toast and cooked breakfast to help yourself too and you can eat as much as you want. Just not my cup of tea for the price. Felt I was staying in a bunkhouse on the cheap. Everyone has their own preferences...this was tried, tested and not mine. BnB in town would be more intimate and more my scene. Least we had a nice walk and could leave car easily at the hall. Nice view of the lake and also lots of bunnies hopping around in the grounds. Has a bar which was open but quiet. Depends what your looking for. Would stay again at a push if no place available in town as Ambleside is one of my favourite places...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brathay Hall is the residential training centre of Brathay Trust, the national charity that inspires young people to become successful, confident and responsible citizens. Set in 360 acres of mature woodland and rolling pastures, at the head of Windermere, the imposing Georgian country house offers B&B accommodation suitable for all the family. The Hall is set in its own grounds on the north shore of Windermere, with beautiful views of the lake. The site offers a variety of accommodation, with something to suit all pockets from single en-suite through to luxury lodges with King size beds, seating area and good sized bathrooms. All rooms are en-suite, with colour television, tea and coffee making facilities. The Loughrigg rooms are all single en-suite and are detached from the main building, with their own parking area; Helvellyn rooms are en-suite, and can be either singles or twinned, and are situated in the main Hall; the Scafell rooms are our latest addition and take the form of luxury lodges, again detached from the main building; all are en-suite; and feature picture windows with stunning views of the Cumbrian hills. Breakfast is served from 8am – 9am in our dining room, where you can gaze out across the grounds at the beautiful lake and hills, truly an inspiring start to the day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Brathay Hall Ambleside, Lake District