If you are a demanding hotel guest, with expectations of impeccable service and sleek efficiency, for the love of god DO NOT STAY HERE. If however you fancy a stay in a very English, very rambling B&B, then do give this a go. It is like something out of a movie or perhaps even a sitcom - there's something surreal about this place.
It is hugely informal - we spent an afternoon on the squashy sofas in the TV room playing on their ancient set of Trivial Pursuit, being served tea at £3/tray - and the family team here are amiable and easy-going. It's beautifully situated in grounds and is conveniently close to the M6.
Rooms and bathrooms are enormous; amusingly ours included a TV with two armchairs positioned around it.
You could say that it's all in need of updating, or just appreciate the masses of 'period detail' with plenty of fixtures and fittings that date back to the 60s. Crucially, mattress quality was good, the plumbing worked and rooms were clean.
I can't imagine I'll be in the area again any time soon, but would definitely recommend this place to people looking for something a bit different. If you are going to Cartmel / L'Enclume, minicabs are a bit expensive: £25-40 each way.
- Also Known As:
- Heaves Country Hotel
- Heaves Country House Hotel Kendal, Lake District