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“An amazing hotel in an amazing location”
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Overwater Hall
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ireby
Certificate of Excellence
Staffs
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19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“An amazing hotel in an amazing location”
Reviewed 24 January 2011

We had a wonderful 5 day stay at the hotel. The service was outstanding and without fuss. The meals were delicious and beautifully presented. We will certainly be back.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2011

Having got used to going away for Christmas to another Lake District hotel we decided this year it was time for a change and chose Overwater Hall. Can't express how pleased we were with our choice, it was simply amazing from beginning to end.
Stephen, Adrian and Angela, the owners, are very much hands on, with great effect. Stephen, at front of house, is so welcoming and his calm and efficient manner is reflected by the other members of staff. It only takes minutes for the calming effect to filter through to the guests!
Angela's team of housekeeping staff do an incredible job, everywhere is spotless and you almost need sunglasses for the gleaming bathrooms! I must also mention the size of the bedrooms, we had a superior room which was vast, but even the junior rooms are tardis like and bathrooms are massive, some hotels I've stayed in would fit a bedroom and en-suite into one of Overwater's bathrooms! Thoughtful touches prevail in the bedrooms, fresh milk on the tea-tray, a decanter of Adrian's homemade fruit liqueur, fresh fruit and even a little Christmas tree to put our presents around. Dogs too, are very welcome, Santa visited on Christmas morning and left presents for us all, even a selection of dog treats beautifully wrapped in a bow for our dog.
Adrian is the master in the kitchen and the food that he and his team creates is truly fantastic. We have stayed at a couple of places with Michelin stars and Adrian's food easily matches and even surpasses them, surely it's only a matter of time..... Must just mention that we were treated to a gala dinner as part of our stay, 9 courses and complimentary wines, with a string quartet softly playing in the background. Words can't do the experience justice but suffice to say, it was amazing.
If you need a relaxing, homely break with fabulous rooms and sublime food look no further.
Overwater Hall truly deserves the accolades received during 2010 and we hope 2011 brings them all the success they truly deserve.
Where's my diary.........

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Reviewed 11 December 2010

Getting to Overwater Hall through the appalling weather was a task but in the end well worth it. We arrived a day late but were warmly welcomed and that welcome lasted the full three days we were at Overwater. We were well looked after and our dogs were too. An excellent pre-Christmas break!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Daventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 November 2010

We have just come back from staying at the most amazing hotel. Words cannot express just how much we enjoyed our stay. The staff were so friendly, helpful and polite and what was the biggest bonus for us was the fact that we were able to take our two dogs and that they were genuinely welcomed and treated like one of the guests! We have always struggled to find places that really do like dogs and this place was brilliant and we are definitely going again. The hotel was so clean and tidy, the rooms were second to none, the walks were incredible and the food was just something else. It was fine food but unlike other fine dining restaurants, you had the quantity as well as the quality - just totally amazing. I honestly and totally would defy anyone to say a bad word at all about this hotel and why I wanted to write a review as soon as we got home. I am already looking in the diary to plan our next trip.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Retford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2010

We stayed for 2 nights and had a wonderful time. Firstly we prefer twin beds and this hotel was able to offer these. The bedroom and bathroom were clean, well decorated and comfortable. We had booked breakfast and dinner at the hotel after we had looked at the sample menu on the website and can say we were not disappointed, the food was excellent, well cooked, well presented and well served. All the staff were polite, friendly and very efficient. The other high point on our visit was on the first morning when we went into the drawing room and out of the window saw Red Squirrels and a Woodpecker feeding. We would hightly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Stockport
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2010

Just returned from another trip to Overwater Hall and I didn't think it was possible for it to get better but it has. This hotel surpasses all expectations in food and service.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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cheshire
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Reviewed 14 November 2010

Have just returned from 1 night stay at this hotel. It is worth its 1st place rating on trip advisor. Stephen, one of the owners greeted us on arrival and as my wife said, it was liking coming to stay with a friend. Hotel in excellent condition, room lovely, food superb, service as good as you wil get anywhere. Just a perfect place to stay for quiet break. Will certainly be going back again.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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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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