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Hazel Bank Country House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Rosthwaite B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

Everything about Hazel Bank oozed charm and elegance. The setting is beautiful and the rooms (including the lounge and dining room) comfortably and tastefully furnished. So much thought has gone into making this such a pleasant place to stay. Breakfast and evening meals were exquisite and well worth the price. To be recommended

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Hazel Bank Coun... B, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2014

Thank you for your lovely review....Donna and I are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us in Borrowdale, We are very proud of our house and its always pleasing to hear from satisfied guests ...We both look forward to seeing you both again.

Gary

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Reviewed 2 April 2014

I stayed at the Hazel Bank Country House with my friend who has been raving to me about this hotel after staying there with her husband. I was not disappointed. The rooms are beautiful but more importantly the bed might just be the best one I have ever slept on in a hotel. It goes without saying that it is set in one of the prettiest places in the Lake District and the views and scenery from both our room and the lounge were stunning. Gary and Donna, the owners made us feel like we were old friends rather than paying guests and gave us a tour of the rooms they have recently refurbished using local materials and craftsmen. I could not fault the food, both the dinner and the breakfast were home cooked and amazingly good and satisfying. Gary has an extensive knowledge of wine and his recommendations for both me and my friend (we have different tastes in wine) were spot on. The whole stay at Hazel Bank made me feel warm and satisfied and itching to return again with more family in tow!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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GaryatHB, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2014

Fantastic headline !! We believe we are all that is good about England...Traditional Country House,Traditional Food and a Traditional welcome all in Englands most beautiful Valley of Borrowdale.....Thank you for your review and we both hope to see you again ....

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Reviewed 1 April 2014

My friend had never been to the Lake District and as I only had one night available to give her a memorable visit which would leave her wanting to return, I knew Gary and Donna's haven was the place to stay. The winter refurbishments are beautifully in keeping with the house, which is only to be expected as their standards are very high......still they took pity and let us stay!
From arrival to departure their unrivalled hospitality made us feel special. As with my last visit the stay was also enriched by our fellow guests who all seemed to be enjoying the magic of Hazel Bank as it leached away the cares and stress of life outside the valley. The local fare extended to pre-dinner Cumbrian Gin for the G and T's and post dinner Cumbrian Damson Gin which I'm not sure added to the quality of the words laid down in the hard fought game of Scrabble.
Dinner was sublime from first to last mouthful and my friend left vowing to return with walking boots and family. Objective achieved.
I cannot recommend this retreat highly enough, Gary and Donna are a world class double act, thank you both again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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GaryatHB, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2014

Was lovely to see you back at Hazel Bank ,Although just a short break this time.Having completed our first year here it is satisfying to see old guests rebooking !...It was also good to here that "The Magic continues " ....we look forward to seeing both again soon

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

A fantastic stay for my birthday, Gary is a fantastic host, and Donna (chef) a hidden gem!
The food and service fantastic, nothing was too much trouble, we felt thoroughly looked after and enjoyed it so much have already booked our return visit for my husband's birthday.
Thank you Gary and Donna for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gary M, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2014

Thank you for your lovely review ......We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed Donna`s cooking.We do work hard on buying and producing the freshest locally sourced produce as you know.

We look forward to seeing you both again !!

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Reviewed 17 March 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Borrowdale in this beautiful country house. The location in the stunning Borrowdale is outstanding with access to wonderful walks from the door – no need to use a car and there is a regular bus service through stunning scenery at the end of the drive. The reception and service were extremely friendly and very efficient with Donna and Gary being the perfect ever-attentive hosts. The food was stunning cooked by Donna and wonderfully presented by Gary. We would definitely recommend taking advantage of the evening dinner as the perfect conclusion after a day out in Borrowdale and the Lakes. The bedroom was very comfortable and relaxing with a very homely feel. The large lounge with log fire is a highlight of the hotel with dramatic views and wonderfully therapeutic ambiance. A great place to sit, relax and read. An added bonus is the regular visits of the red squirrels to the garden! We cannot recommend Hazel Bank Country House highly enough and would like to say thank you to Donna and Gary for making our 25th wedding anniversary so perfect.

Room Tip: All the rooms have good views but those facing into Borrowdale have exceptional and expansive views.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gary M, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2014

Thank you for your lovely review ,We do try to make sure our guests enjoy their stay ,and as you rightly say the beautiful house and its location is a great help........Glad you enjoyed the Food and Wine and the Squirrels are always here !!

Best wishes and we look forward to welcoming you back

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Reviewed 10 March 2014

A return visit to Borrowdale after a 20 year break. This was a complete contrast to our early camping experiences. We were booked in Great Gable a spacious, comfortable room with a view to the front of the hotel overlooking the fells.
Ours was a four night stay and we enjoyed every minute of it. The area is beautiful (as we already knew) and we were blessed with dry weather so were able to make the most of it.
Gary and Donna are friendly and attentive hosts and made us feel at home. Donna's food was delicious and varied and Gary an excellent guide to the wines to accompany it.
We look forward to going again.

Room Tip: Great Gable and Dale Head have excellent views to the front of the hotel.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Gary M, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2014

THank you and we are so pleased you enjoyed your anniversary ...Hazel Bank is special to us as we are both local and have always loved its location.
Glad you enjoyed the Red Squirrel entertainment and of course Donna`s cooking .
We both look forward to seeing you both again

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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 reviewResponded 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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Address: Rosthwaite, Keswick CA12 5XB, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > 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: £138 - £178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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