This place is utterly charming. The beautiful cottage front belies a warren of rooms behind it. There is the cutest lounge and library overlooking the garden, where petit fours are served after dinner. I was a little nervous at the thought of a communal dinner. But when the gong sounded and we trouped in, we ended up having fantastic conversations with our fellow guests. We'd had quite a challenging day on the Coast to Coast walk, and the older clientele in particular were very supportive of our endeavours. The honesty bar was a great touch, like mucking in at a big family house party.
Without any TVs, there really was a feel of being out of time in this gorgeous spot. Our room - Hedgehog - was downstairs and very comfy and cottagey. The separate bathroom was obviously vintage 80s, but it had a bath in which to soothe aching limbs, so the décor didn't bother me! As I checked out, the couple in front of me were booking in for the same time next year. They also told me Osprey upstairs had a great view...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seatoller House is a beautiful guest house seven miles south of Keswick at the head of Borrowdale. It is over 300 years old and has been a guest house for over 100 years. It is the largest building in the hamlet of Seatoller.The house prides itself on its friendly welcome, an informal atmosphere and good home cooked food. It is an excellent centre for exploring the Lake District and is popular with walkers, artists, and those who want immediate access to the fells. The dining room has two large traditional oak tables creating a friendly atmosphere where guests are served a set meal at 7 pm (excluding Tuesdays). Breakfast is a relaxed affair at 8am, with a range of choices.There are 10 bedrooms all with private bathrooms, a large delightful garden surrounding the house and ample private car parking.Guests receive a warm welcome from managers Nigel and Patricia Dixon. Patricia has lived in the valley most of her life and with Nigel seeks to source local produce of great quality for all the home cooked food they produce. Do ask them for local tips of places to visit! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Seatoller House Hotel Borrowdale