I actually quite liked it here. I don't want to go on and on so I'll say it how it is and be truthful. This place is not for everyone. It's quite out of the way even though it's off a main road and not up the lanes or anything. It is the only property on the lake so feels very exclusive and lovely. The location is second to none. There is a nice pub nearby over the road too so that's handy. But that's where the positives have to stop. Although the location is beautiful and it's lovely in the spring / summer to sip some wine outside in the front, we found that other 'areas' of the 'hotel experience' to be lacking and very lacking in some cases. It just depends on what your expectations are like and what sort of person you are. This place isn't luxury and I think it lacks investment and certainly lacks attention to detail and customer service. It doesn't feel like it's geared up sufficiently to be a hotel or B&B. Service was generally poor and certain things were not available. There wasn't much choice on the menu and the kitchen seemed badly prepared. The room was a good size and had a good view but we felt the overall package was somewhat below par. It was more like staying at a house that belonged to friends of friends. I thought that compared with other hotels and B&Bs in the lakes, this place has room to improve. Having said all that, if location, peace and isolation are the chief prerequisites with nothing else mattering as much, then give this place a go. I am in two minds about firmly recommending this place because when one spends £140 ++ per night, you feel you deserve some quality service and treatment for your money. Here the building and location are the wow factors and not much else.
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