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... Stonegarth in Keswick. It is a lovely B and B. The bathroom has a spa bath and walk in shower and the mirror becomes a TV - haven't seen this before. We had a cup of coffee and then went for a walk into Keswick. We found a map which showed it would take us a while to walk to the lake known as Derwent Water so we turned around and went to an Italian restaurant, Casa Bella, for a pizza. We walked back to the B and B and watched yet another Grand ...
... then up to our room. We then took our morning cabby's advice and headed for the carvery for a cheap and filling buffet roast looking straight out over the lake.
Yorkshire – a Poem
Your valleys are called dales
Your pubs serve fine ales
The weather is often dreary
But your people are cheery
Your meadows are green
And full English breakfasts keep us lean
... House or Anne Hathaway's as a result. However, we did glimpse the back view of the house as we walked back to the car. Now headed for Newport - on the M5 and scooting along at 120km. We commented this morning that we have not seen any hoons since we've been here and put this down to the fact that you can drive at a speed that's very reasonable. Major roads here are excellent. Just arrived at Newport and enjoying the scenery outside the window - cows. They exist here in ...
... infectious and we found ourselves cheering along with everyone else despite not knowing who the teams of riders were. It was like i imagine it would be lining the streets to watch the Tour de France with a very passionate crowd of bike enthusiasts. Arrived back at our B&B at 5pm to discover they have finally turned on the heating. It was nice to thaw out before heading out again for ...
As it is the weekend and lovely hot weather we decided to relax a little today. We thought that visitor attractions would be too busy so we will be giving them a miss for today. We had to do a laundry load, which meant having a beer while we waited. Yes it is a shame, it's a hard ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Armathwaite Hall Bassenthwaite
First class everytime
This hotel is quite possibly the best family run hotel I have ever stayed at. The welcome is always friendly and the staff are excellent. The facilities are constantly being improved and attention to detail is first class. Food at this hotel is suburb and never fails to impress. The wine list is extensive and if you struggle with it there is always the most helpful French sommelier to assit. Armathwaite is set in fabulous grounds and the view of the lake is awesome. I would never hesitate to go back to the hotel and have recommended it to many friends, family and collegues. WELL DONE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
Excellent Corporate Away Day - September 2003
I would thoroughly recommend Armathwaite Hall Hotel for your corporate away day. Our team away day comprised both a meetings and fun team element and through the whole process attention to detail of everything that we needed from meeting rooms and flip charts, through to deciding on appropriate team activities and special dietary requirements proved little of a challenge to this experienced and accommodating team of professionals.
Of course, the location was the icing on the cake and we would thoroughly recommend the local brewery tour should you be staying at the hotel and taking in some of the scenery!
How to improve on this next year without returning once again I wonder?!
Having erad the reviews on this web page I arrived at this hotel with my Mother to celebrate her 80th Birthday with a degree of trepidation.
The accomodation food and service were however exceptional and I have grest difficulty in recognising the hotel some of your other reviewrs describe. I am no stranger to 4 and 5 * hotels and would happily reccommend Armathwaite to anyone wanting a luxurious break in gorgeous surroundings The staff were unobtrusive but attentive and without exception polite and friendly
We spent 2 days at this hotel last week (September 2003) and to say I was disappointed is an understatement and wish I had read reviews on here first.
Cant keep away
We have been returning to Armathwaite Hall now for many years and I must say that we consider the place our second home. We stay in lots of hotels here and abroad and none can compare to this special place. The staff are most attentive and professional, they are almost all the same people from our first visit some years ago, we find this most reassuring. There are not many hotels can boast that! I am very pleased to write this review and hope to be back again at Armathwaite.
Brilliant relaxing visit
Just returned from the Armathwaite Hall Hotel,and had an exceptional few days there,the food is fantastic,with helpful and friendly staff,would not hesitate in recommending to friends and hope to return very soon,
A quality location, and great building, thats ruined by substandard service and management thats just rude! Stayed here for a few days in August, and found nothing worth the outrageous price of £150. The pool is tiny, approx 5m long, and the bar shut at 11pm, as it was "unviable" to keep it open and getting a drink from the night porter required waking him up!. A special mention has to go to Joan, the hotel manager, who clearly views customers as getting in the way of her job, and any questions are met with grunts and sighs. Admittedly I had had the cheek to ask how to get down to the lake! If being treated by Naughty school children does it for you then stay here, otherwise steer well clear.
What a view?
Arrived after long journey to find we had been allocated a room overlooking the laundry,boilers,fule tank and rubbish bins with an exceptionally fine view of the staff mess room !. replacement room was smaller than my bathroom at home !Neithr room was 4 star standard.However hotel was well maintained and spotlessly clean. Food was excellent and restaurant service generally good.Receptionist clearly unhappy in her job !Would I visit again ?? Why should I when there are so many fine hotels in the Lake district.....
Its great !!
i went here for my Gran and Grandpas 50th wedding anniversairy and it was the best time of my life ! the views were spectacualr the rooms very great ! i would strongly reccomend this to anyone ! i hope we can visit you very soon !
Relaxing, Refined, Beautfiful
I have stayed at Armathwaite a couple of times now and although not cheap it is very very good.
Set at the end of the lake it has magnificent views, beautiful walks in its own extensive grounds.
Food is excellent (and lots of it!), a huge wine cellar and quintissentially english drawing room atmosphere throughout.
Very nice health and leisure facilities too.
A perfect way to unwind. I love this treasure.