This fantastic hotel is a haven of peace and tranquillity, so it's not suitable for people looking for TV or wifi. It's old fashioned in style but the décor and furnishings are spotlessly clean. Your dogs are welcome too which is a nice touch. You get very well looked after here and the staff are very attentive. If you're not a hotel guest you're welcome in the walkers bar which is worth a visit in itself. You don't get phone signal here which adds to the relaxed atmosphere. We were summoned for dinner at 7pm prompt by a dinner gong and again at 9am for our full English breakfast. The food was beautifully cooked for both meals and the evening wine list was good quality. The other guests were very friendly and it was nice to relax after our dinner in one of the sitting rooms, complete with roaring log fires.
There are plenty of other hotels in the Lakes that belong to chains that cater for the masses, but who wants to go there when you can go here?