When I first saw the Abbot Hall Hotel, I was struck by a strong feeling of deja-vu, although I've never been there before. I think I may possible have seen a picture of it on my Grandma's wall in the way-back-when.
The house was built in 1840, on the site, it is believed, of a building raised by the monks of Furness Abbey as early as 1140.
It was used as a family mansion until 1916, when it became a hotel, owned by the Christian Guild.
Our room was spacious and comfortable and gave a great view over Morecambe Bay. We didn't eat there, so I can't speak for the food. But, the coffee in the companionable coffee shop (which is open to non-residents) was excellent.
The free wifi is a big plus in my book. It can only be used in the public rooms, but that's no drawback. They are all spacious and welcoming ... pretty much like the sitting room at home, only MUCH bigger!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is believed that the monks of Furness Abbey bought the land and built the first Abbot Hall around 1160. The present building was constructed in 1840; since when Abbot Hall has been a family mansion, a school, and a Christian Guild hotel since 1916. Overlooking Morecambe Bay, Abbot Hall is set in extensive grounds which include a 15 metre heated indoor swimming pool and five self-catering pine lodges, accommodating up to 22 guests. All ensuite rooms now have flat screen televisions. Situated on the edge of the hamlet of Kents Bank, near to the Victorian resort of Grange-over-Sands, Abbot Hall is readily accessible by road or rail. It is an ideal centre for exploring the beautiful Lake District, and is only 20 minutes drive from Newby Bridge at the foot of Lake Windermere ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abbot Hall Hotel Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria