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“30th Wedding Anniversary made extra special”

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Hazel Bank Country House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Rosthwaite B&B and Inns
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“30th Wedding Anniversary made extra special”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Our first visit to Hazel Bank but not our first visit to Borrowdale - over the years we have stayed in the majority of hotels in this wonderful valley - by far and away this was the most enjoyable - the location the welcome and the food. Experience of the set menu - yes I am sold on it - two courses one evening friend didn't like so Donna just made something else for her. Can't wait to return.

Room Tip: Dale Head would be the room of our choice.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gary M, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
I must say it was a delight having the four of you stay,especially as regular visitors to the valley .Glad you enjoyed your anniversary and we both look forward to seeing you back .Glad you liked the refurbished rooms and new ideas too ....

BTW fresh parsley coming on fine !!!! Wild Garlic soon !!
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Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

Just returned from our first time at Hazel Bank, what a fantastic hotel. Great front of house from Gary and superb food from Donna. What a great team and with walking tips from Rachael too.
Superb hospitality and great accommodation, already booked our return visit. Thank you all so much the Jenkins' and Dares'

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Gary M, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Was a real pleasure to meet you all and thank you for your review.Always a good feeling to have guests re-book as they leave and as we come to the end of our first year at Hazel Bank ,We realise what a special place in the heart of Borrowdale it is ....look forward to seeing you in 2015 !! and more Sunshine
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Country House was just beautiful, rooms lovely and both hosts Gary & Donna were very welcoming. Very pleased we booked dinner at the Country House as food was excellent. Hosts were local people who knew the area well and knew their business. Would stay again without hesitation.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gary M, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Thank you for your lovely review ,We are both so glad you enjoyed your stay.Donna as you know loves cooking for our guests and does her very best to provide the freshest local produce.Having lived in Borrowdale all our lives we do have a good understanding of local hospitality and we like to do our very best to use that knowledge to make your stay more enjoyable ...we hope to see you again soon !!
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Brewood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a fabulous break at Hazel Bank.Gary and Donna are the perfect hosts,food is simply devine and the location is ideal for a northern lakes base.Rooms are terrific and relaxing in the lounge in front of the roaring fire will live long in the memory. Will certainly return at the first opportunity for more of the same.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gary M, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Thank you for the first review after re-opening for 2014 ,So glad you enjoyed your stay ,We also feel that Hazel Bank is a special place and despite the weather can still be an enjoyable experience especially with the roaring fire waiting for you .

We both look forward to your return..we will have even more Red Squirrels by then !!
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

What a beautiful place to stay with amazing views of the surrounding hills and mountains. The hospitality shown by Gary and Donna was truly lovely, the pride they show in their home and their desire to create that special place for guests to relax and unwind was tangible. Both breakfast and the evening meals were outstanding with a great choice of wines available. The room we had -Dale Head - was lovely with a breathtaking view across the front gardens to the mountainscape beyond.
This Country House Hotel is just simply stunning in every way and offers an experience which should be tried and repeated. Thank you Gary and Donna.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gary M, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review ,It is very humbling to receive such lovely comments ,but its also about the lovely guests we have visiting us ...We look forward to seeing you again
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

We have admired Hazel Bank for years when visiting Rosthwaite, and finally decided to abandon self-catering and be pampered…. It will be hard to return to our former habits. Gary and Donna went out of their way to make us feel cosseted and cared for, our room was just lovely, the food was wonderful and we couldn't fault a thing. Gary is the perfect host, interested and interesting, and Donna the perfect hostess and chef. They clearly spend a lot of time training their staff who are a credit to them, and feeding the red squirrels, woodpeckers and finches who they have trained to watch you having breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gary M, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 1 December 2013
Thank you for taking time to review our lovely house....Borrowdale is without doubt THE jewel in the Lake Districts crown ...and you obviously have enjoyed its beauty for a few years now.
Glad we were able to pamper you and also entertain with the well trained wildlife !! Hope to see you again soon
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Wirral, UK
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

Two visits this year - in snowy March and russet-coloured October - confirm that new owners Gary and Donna Macrae have really got it right. They are the epitome of cheerful, welcoming, efficient and expert hosts and our stays in this lovely valley were a delight. Meals were excellent, with breakfasts cooked to order and the dinner menus perfectly balanced and delicious. The overpowering decor of years gone by has been replaced with a much lighter and brighter touch which has transformed Hazel Bank. Walks of all grades start at the end of the drive and it is only a few minutes by car to beautiful Derwentwater and Buttermere. After a day's exertions it is lovely to relax in front of a roaring log fire with a Cumberland Ale, looking out on the timeless fells.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gary M, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 1 December 2013
Thank you for your 2nd review ..Tripadvisor for some reason have deleted some reviews for being too good !! Lovely to see you both again and in different weather conditions Snow and Sunshine !! ...and still the red squirrels keep entertaining at breakfast time. We look forward to seeing you in 2014..
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Property: Hazel Bank Country House Hotel
Address: Rosthwaite, Borrowdale CA12 5XB, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Borrowdale > Rosthwaite
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Rosthwaite
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Hazel Bank Country House Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in Borrowdale Valley in the heart of the Lake District just 10 minutes from Keswick, this family-run country house offers stunning views, excellent food and free Wi-Fi and parking. Set in 4 acres of tranquil countryside, it commands a privileged position above the hamlet of Rosthwaite, providing some spectacular views of the surrounding fells. Originally built in 1840, the property is infused with the vibrancy of its historic past and it still retains many of its original period features. Whether it is an energetic day on the fells or a relaxing afternoon tea on the lawn, Hazel Bank is the perfect place to escape, relax and explore. There is a choice of 8 en-suite guestrooms available, all located within the main residence of the country house. Luxurious and elegantly furnished, every room includes free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TV, comfy bedding, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. Superior and Deluxe options are available and the majority of rooms benefit from magnificent views of the grounds and the countryside. ... more   less 
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