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“lovely food and atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Overwater Hall
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ireby
Certificate of Excellence
uk
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64 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“lovely food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2010

We live only a few miles away and had never heard of the place until recently. We had dinner there and were very impressed. The food, as many have said, is first rate and the staff are helpful and charming. We could not fault it and will return soon.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank davidgriffiths
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Whitehaven Cumbria
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2010

Stayed on 9th 10th April, we were met on the door step by the owners and from that moment nothing was to much trouble.The Hotel throughout is very 'oldie worldie' if you know what i mean, room 8 was our room,it' s very large and very clean and very comfortable, large bathroom (with a bath for two).
Dinner was excellent the 'smart / casual dress code in my opinion was well justified it makes the whole eating experience alot more enjoyable, breakfast not your usual Hilton or Marriot self service and it was lovely.
Set in it's own grounds it is a perfect getaway not noise or hussle and bussle very relaxed and peaceful, it is exactly as described only better......
To the guests who were really over the top trying to make an impression (and there was a few) take the plum out and relax and you will find life a lot easier.!!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank m1jsy
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ENGLISHMAN ABROAD
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49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2010

We spent one night at this hotel and wished it had been longer. The description on the Overwater website tells no lies. This is an extremely comfortable country house hotel. The staff are friendly, helpful and attentive.The bedroom suite was nicely furnished and although some of the decor within the hotel was not to my taste it is quite obvious that a great deal of effort has been taken by the owners to establish a very high standard of finish.
Our evening included an excellent four course meal. A nice touch was the requirement for all diners to dress smart / casual. Again the service at dinner could not be faulted. My wife and I have eaten at restaurants that have national and international recognition and we would suggest that the quality of our meal ranked right up there with the best.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CAPTAINCOOK10
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rigsley
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2010

As soon as we arrived at the hotel we felt relaxed. As a joint birthday celebration we were looking for something that was special and allowed us to indulge our love of walking with our dogs in the Lake District. The dogs settled in the hotel immediately. There was the added bonus of a boardwalk around the hotel and it's grounds so providing you had a torch there was somewhere to walk them last thing at night and first thing in the morning.
Our room was spotless and comfortable with a lovely view across the garden. We had a spacious bathroom with a separate shower and bath.
We stayed at the hotel for two nights and as food lovers we very much appreciated the change in menu each night. Both the dinners and breakfasts were both very good as was the service. Be aware that there is a dress code for the restaurant which is something my husband hadn't made me aware of when he booked (they have a no jeans policy), luckily I had packed some smart clothes.
The hotel gave you a feeling that you were staying somewhere that was special and being an independent hotel just made it feel a little more personal than some of the larger chains.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rigsley
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Yorkshire
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2009

Good food, great location, but above all, a hotel staff that knows what excellent customer service is. My partner and our two children were made very welcome and nothing was too difficult (including sending on all the things we managed to leave behind in the room!). This is a hotel to restore your faith in customer service in the UK.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Servicenut
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Kendal
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2009

My wife and I spent a two-day break here and from beginning to end all aspects of our stay can only be described as excellent. The food was probably the best we have ever enjoyed even though we have travelled on several continents. We will definitely be returning.
Treaclemines

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank treaclemines
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Hemel, UK
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2009

All the good reviews have been written before, which I can only endorse.
but....

why is this Hotel classified in the B&B section of Trip Advisor?
This is unfairly categorising this Hotel alongside establishments that do not offer Lunch, Dinner, Bar etc...
If this was sitting in the 'Hotel' section, it would certainly be the Nos 1 in Keswick????

Highly Recommended if you like A quiet isolated hotel in beautiful countryside, Excellent Fine-Dining, Top-notch rooms, and attentive friendly service.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark-UK
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Additional Information about Overwater Hall

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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 Ireby, Lake District

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