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The Lancrigg Hotel
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful views”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

After staying three nights in Elterwater we spent a night at the Lancrigg. It was a very different experience.The room could do with an upgrade but the views were absolutely wonderful. A couple of chairs in front of the window would have been good too. Dinner was lovely and I can certainly recommend the polenta pancakes with beans. The very berry sundae was also well received. My partner had the green Thai curry which she was not so impressed with.The bed was very comfortable and to wake up to the views was lovely. However the time it took to get breakfast was 40 minutes which would have been more frustrating if we were in a hurry to go walking that day. Potentially more staff needed for a busy weekend?

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mark G
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

This hotel is perfect for anyone wanting to get away from the city, stunning location, quaint rooms and with the option of bringing your four legged friend along! We loved it, as did our dog! Friendly helpful staff and the food is excellent even if you're vegetarian or not, breakfast is great and dinner was delicious, one night we stayed out late in grasmere and brought back a takeaway and the staff were more than happy to bring drinks and cutlery etc to the room.
The walks around the hotel are stunning.
We had a great stay, my boyfriend left some shirts in the wardrobe behind by accident and the hotel called us to say they could post them back to us no problem!
Would love to stay again shame it is such a long way from london.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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yorkshire
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

Thank you for the wonderful stay at your beautiful Hotel. It is in the perfect location, immersed in stunning scenery and we loved exploring the local area. The Whittington suite was lovely, spacious yet cosy with great views! The food has inspired me with my recent change to Vegetarianism. "Every mouthful is a delight" were Marcus the non-vegetarian's words; the food was enough to turn a bacon butty loving builder ;-) I could taste the loving attention in every ingredient used, I particularly enjoyed the variety in the salads. Also we really appreciated using your local and environmentally friendly bathroom products.
Thanks to the staff for making us feel so at home. The service was exceptional.
The only bad part was leaving. We hope to see you again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank j m
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Melbourne
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136 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

On navigating the narrow track up the hill to Lancrigg, we were greeted by a stunning looking old country house, nestled in its own grounds with beautiful views out over the Lake District countryside. Our rooms were nicely furnished and cosy, with clean bathrooms and very high quality toiletries. A short stroll towards the cragg before it got dark was enough to show us the true beauty of the surroundings here and work up an appetite for dinner...

And what a dinner! In the lovely relaxing dining room, we enjoyed an unrushed three-course vegetarian meal of the very highest standard. As others have described in reviews here, the food is top notch and some of the finest vegetarian fare we have experienced anywhere in the world.

The isolated location meant a very comfortable and quiet night's sleep and we only had time for a short early morning walk the following day before the filling and varied breakfast saw us ready to leave Lancrigg to journey on. We left here feeling that we'd experienced somewhere very special indeed - and we will be back!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank RockDoctor
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2013

We have stayed here a couple of times for weekend breaks while visiting the lakes. This is a very special place, a large county house with grounds in which to walk and set overlooking the beautiful Easedale valley. The service is personal and genuine, and the restaurant deserving of a Michelin star - it is vegetarian restaurant and I am a meat eater but would eat here every time. Breakfast too, is a revelation. In short, this is a place of retreat, tranquility and lakeland beauty; my only regret is that we didn't find it a lot earlier.
Nick Jones

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Nick J
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Bradford, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

We had previously eaten at Lancrigg but not stayed there, so it was fantastic that our expectations were matched - the room was spacious and comfortable, the view from the window excellent and the grounds ideal for a quiet stroll. The only problem, as ever with the Lake District, is the number of excellent restaurants and cake shops to choose from, but the breakfasts were superb and the evening meal delicious, especially the (normally humble) salad.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank RalphGMWilliams
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sequoya, Owner at The Lancrigg Hotel, responded to this review, 7 June 2013
Dear RalphGWilliams
We are very glad to hear that we matched expectations as it is so important to us that we get this right for people coming to stay here for theit holidays. Myself and the team thank you for taking the time to write this great review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Lancrigg.
With best Wishes
Robert Whittington
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Redditch, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

Return visitors (after a long absence) to fondly remembered Lancrigg, and the only changes are good ones. New bathrooms, even more attentive staff, excellent, varied menu and a wine list to make choosing a drink the most difficult decision all stay!
Robert and his team know exactly how to make guests feel welcome and looked after without "smothering" you, the house has soul and character (we stayed in the Wainwright room, heartily recommend it) and the location is pretty much perfect for exploring Grasmere and the Easdale valley.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ConnieLisaYoung
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sequoya, Owner at The Lancrigg Hotel, responded to this review, 7 June 2013
Dear ConnieLisaYoung
Thankyou for taking the time to write this splendid review and we are very glad to that you enjoyed your stay so much. it is such positive feedback on our efoorts that makes the work so worthwhile. I hope that you will return here again soon.
Best wishes Rob Whittington
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Additional Information about The Lancrigg Hotel

Property: The Lancrigg Hotel
Address: Easedale Road, Grasmere LA22 9QH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Grasmere
#3 Romantic Hotel in Grasmere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lancrigg Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lancrigg Hotel is set in the totally peaceful and picturesque valley of Easedale, 1/2 mile from Grasmere. The accommodation is comfortable and relaxing and makes a wonderful escape from a busy world. The house has many connections with past and present writers, artists and musicians. The Kitchen at Lancrigg is open throughout the day for coffees and meals. The food is imaginative and freshly prepared with daily specials ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Lancrigg Vegetarian Country Hotel
Lancrigg Vegetarian Country Grasmere
The Lancrigg Hotel Grasmere, Lake District

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