Stephen and Lynne have spent many years making this lovely building into one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in - the fixtures and fittings are absolutely top quality, and when you add to that the location - just WOW.
Nestled at the foot of Ullswater you are quite literally a stones throw from the edge of the lake, and within easy walking distance from the steamer ferries and boatyard where you can hire a variety of craft to take out onto the water. There are a selection of hotels and pubs to take an evening meal (although in some circumstances Lynne is happy to cook a meal from locally sourced produce at a very reasonable price). Having tasted the cooked breakfast I have to say you cannot possibly be disappointed. And talking of breakfast my girlfriend and I were extremely happy with the selection of fruits, pastries, cereals and cooked fare available - and all top quality ingredients (no shortcuts taken here). And what a view from the dining room! The lake is over seven miles top to toe and I would think even on a dull day the view from here will always delight.
Our room was facing the hills at the back, and what a room. Sumptuously appointed, the bed, bedding, bathroom and furniture have been selected with obvious care and taste and we had a wonderful couple of nights sleeping there. Solid wooden furniture, a four poster bed and a spacious bathroom finished to an amazing standard - with a roll-top bath and tiled all over.
We felt like we were pampered every minute of our stay, nothing was the slightest trouble and our every need was catered for. This kind of attention to customer well-being is sadly becoming a rare thing these days - not here! A family run establishment where you almost feel like you are a part of the family!
There are a large range of walks available around this lake, but Glenridding is quite nicely located for driving to almost all of the lakes. What a find this hotel was, and you can bet your mortgage on the fact that we will return again in the future. If you want a top quality place to rest your head in this area you need look no further.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Glenridding Manor House, an iconic Regency lakeshore villa, AA Five Gold star rated, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017. Our unsurpassed location is a few metres from Ullswater with stunning views to Place fell and Silver point. Local walks include the Ullswater way, Aira Force waterfall and Helvellyn. The Ullswater steamers are a short walk from our door. All our rooms are en suite, most have four poster beds and overlook the mountains or lake. This stunning venue was once visited by Charles Darwin, who stated "this place is magnificently beautiful." Perfect for a short break, birthdays, anniversaries, proposals. Why not hire our resident Renault Twizy electric two seater car "Sethera" for £45/day , range is 40 miles with charge up points at many locations in The Lakes area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glenridding House Lake District