Quoting William Wordsworth in the title of this review, might seem a bit pretentious but somehow, it is very appropriate for this stunning little hotel, nestling in the beating heart of Cumbria.
Being a native of Cumbria myself, I make a point of visiting the Lakes at least once a year. I have to get my fix of fresh air, countryside and proper Cumberland sausage.
I had taken my partner half a dozen times to this area and until now, we had yet to find "the one". By that, I mean the one place that we could say, "this is made for us". Delighted to say that our search is over. Broadoaks really does tick every box with a bold, emphatic "yes"!
We stayed at the Top Coach House as part of a joint birthday treat. From the moment we spoke to James on the phone to make the booking until Jane checked us out, it was fabulous. My experience is that many hotels in this area, whilst good, lack that personal touch and if anything are a little lazy when it comes to going that extra mile. The exact opposite is true at Broadoaks - relaxed, friendly, personal but yet professional at all times.
The room was perfect - plenty of space to stretch out in, a comfy four-poster bed, a beautiful view and best of all for us, a lovely Jacuzzi bath to relax in after an arduous day of taking afternoon tea *cough*.
The food was outstanding. Not usually a stranger to a 'between meals' snack but never felt the need to here, not when you bookend your day with a delicious full Cumbrian breakfast and a fabulous 3 course meal. That said, we still managed to squeeze in afternoon tea, which was a struggle but you know, needs must and all that.
With a setting as stunning as this it would be so easy for Broadoaks to dine out on its looks alone. The fact that they don't, is great credit to the management and staff. We had a FABULOUS time and the first thing we'll do when we get our 2014 diary is to plan next year's visit.
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- Also Known As:
- Broadoaks Country House Hotel Troutbeck
- Broadoaks Country House Troutbeck, Lake District