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Roundthorn Country House
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Penrith
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 August 2011

We stayed here in mid-August for one night, but wished we could stay for longer. The room was lovely, with a 4-poster bed and views southward across the valley toward Shap and the lakes, though to be honest on the day they were masked by the low cloud and rain! The staff were all most helpful and even recommended a local pub - The Cross Keys - for an evening meal, which was first class. The following morning the hotel breakfast was one of the nicest we have tasted. All in all, it was a most pleasant night stop and is a hotel to which we shall return.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

we found ourselves in the lake district having booked a deal with a neighbouring hotel where the room we were offered was completely unacceptable. We ended up at the roundthorn which was brilliant. We had room 10 which was on the second floor and was more like a penthouse suite than an hotel room, it was massive and exceptionaly well appointed. It had a wonderful bathroom and also a kitchen area with fridge and microwave . we lay in bed looking out of the roof lights at the night sky which was a lovely experience. Breakfast was a delight with fresh fruit as well as cereals to complement the full english breakfast. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff who made us feel really special. Beautifull views of surrounding countryside and breakfast with a view many different birds in the garden.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

Stayed for one night whilst visiting family nearby. Immaculately clean well decorated rooms (with a 4-poster bed in mine!), with thoughtful things like a bottle of water, good quality biscuits and a sachet of drinking chocolate as well as the usual tea and coffee in the room.
Sadly it was too wet to explore the gardens but they looked lovely and well-maintained. Great views, very well located, good value, excellent breakfast and friendly helpful staff.
At only a few pounds per night more than certain national chains, there is no comparison - I shall be back!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 August 2011

Nice and friendly, beautiful place, it has a lovely warm homely feel.

Fantastic!

Would return tomorrow

5/5

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

Very attractive country house, quirky; friendly and helpful staff. Our room had a great view. Oddly lacking a restaurant, but the bar meals are fine, it seems hardly worth the alternative local hostelries if you are tired.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 June 2011

An excellent hotel. Room beautiful and service second to non. Attention to detail. Food excellent would highly recommend

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed 12 June 2011

My wife and I stayed there for one night, having visited a nearby location and decided, in advance, to make a full day of it. We booked it on the internet, with the hotel and were surprised, the following day to receive a phone call from the owner/manager? to tell us that on the night we were there there would be a large party there and told us that he was placing us in his 'best' room (it seems to be the one with the photos on his website) well away from the front, bar and car park so we would not be disturbed. The room was large, it also had a kitchen attached with a fridge, microwave, toaster as well as the usual tea/coffee/biscuits. We never heard a thing from the (rather large) gathering of noisy males downstairs. We did use the Residents Lounge, and if management are reading this would suggest that this lounge be moved to somewhere with natural light that is not a corridor for all members of staff to pass through what seemed to be every minute of the hour or so we stayed in there looking at maps with cardboard boxes of wine glasses and management staff going into private quarters. The breakfast was extremely good and every member of staff we encountered was very welcoming. The views from the hotel across the valley and mountains are truly magnificent. Following reading reviews on this site we went to the Cross Keys at Carleton (just down the hill) for the evening meal, another extremely good experience. Go again, it costs a bit more but YES.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Roundthorn Country House

Address: Beacon Edge, Penrith CA11 8SJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Penrith
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Penrith
Price Range: £94 - £146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Roundthorn Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A grade II listed Georgian Mansion overlooking the Market town of Penrith, The Roundthorn is set in its own landscaped gardens and boasts panoramic views of the Eden Valley and Lakeland Fells. All of the bedrooms are tastefully furnished with a mix of traditional and contemporary styles, and following a major refurbishment in early 2008 the cosy residents lounge and bar areas are perfect for relaxing after a long day. ... more   less 
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