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Overwater Hall
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ireby
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 May 2013

This was our second stay at Overwater, the first being four years ago, and once again we weren't disappointed. Difficult to find fault, lovely room, superb food, a very friendly welcome with attentive staff throughout, and a hotel that genuinely welcomes dogs rather than putting up with them. A lovely, peaceful setting to re-charge the batteries. Go soon, you'll love it!

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Reviewed 25 May 2013

Stayed here with my husband as a romantic getaway. Was lovely that we were able to bring the dog - she was welcome and thoroughly enjoyed the woodland walk around the hotel. We hadn't initially planned to eat at the hotel (not sure our doggy would behave if left alone in the room) but took the chance and were really pleased we did. The one thing that stands out about the hotel was the service - really attentive, polite staff, nothing was too difficult and they all seemed like they enjoyed making our stay as good as possible.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

Stayed at this hotel about 18 months ago, and enjoyed it very much so .we returned again this week. The staff are very attentive, and welcoming. We had a lovely well equipped room, and just as before the food was excellent. Enjoyed walking with the dog each morning in the extensive grounds. Just before we left a red squirrel came right up to the door of the main enterance. We will certainly be visiting this hotel again in the future.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

We only live about 10 miles from Overwater Hall but it was still a great place to go for a night and enjoy the peaceful surroundings, switch off and relax. The food was fabulous, some of the best we have ever had. Our room was lovely and it was great to be able to take our dogs with us and walk back home the next day. I hope we get to go this again sometime soon, we'd love to go back again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

This is quiet small hotel with a friendly, but not pushy group of staff who look after you excellently with polite, but not stuffy decorum. The room was well equipped and comfortable and the food was great (both breakfast and dinner) Remember to take a shirt for the evening!

Dogs really are welcomed.

The grounds are teaming with birds as well as red squirrels and binoculars are recommended if you are interested.

I warmly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Once again I returned to this haven of tranquility, and sheer perfection. There is really not much to add to my previous review of 'Overwater' but I am amazed that such total quality and in particular the outstanding food does not reflect in a waiting list to actually stay there.
On this occasion I sampled one of Luke's cocktails - another quality experience. Rhubarb Martini
If only Angela, Stephen and Adrian could work on the weather - there would be no better place to spend a holiday.
Long may they all continue to own and run this wonderful place

Room Tip: They are all excellent - some just bigger
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Overwater Hall looks a little quirky and slightly out of place in its remote and incredibly beautiful surroundings with Skiddaw in the near distance. But this anamazing hotel! The welcome we received was really warm and helpful.The public rooms are sumptious and comfortable and the hotel has some lovely gardens. Our bedroom was one of the corner turret rooms with a fourposter bed, great bathroom and lots of comfort including good fresh coffee and home-made shortbread. We really enjoyed pre-dinner drinks in the lounge while we played scrabble and looked forward to our evening meal. The meal was absolutely sensational. We have eaten in some good michelin starred restaurants and this was as good, if not better, than anything we have ever had. Everything delighted and there wasn't a single weak element. This was cooking to the highest standard - absolutely delicious and beautifully presented and with really gracious service. We had a fantastic evening and felt it was worth every penny to get food of this quality. We had a great night's sleep and a great breakfast but it was the evening dinner for which I would cross continents!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Overwater Hall

Address: Overwater, Ireby CA7 1HH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ireby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ireby
Price Range: £140 - £220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Overwater Hall 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Genuine Georgian English country house hotel, family owned and cared for. Set in 18 acres of formal gardens and woodland, and within a short drive of Keswick and the central lakes. Recently refurbished throughout, with modern en-suite bathrooms, free high speed wireless internet and sumptuous three star, two-rosette AA restaurant. ... more   less 
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Overwater Hall Hotel Bassenthwaite
Overwater Hall Ireby, Lake District

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