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... They were leaving the Lakes that day so somewhat of a coincidence - again. Turns out another of the congregation has a niece in Remuera - a small world indeed! We got our walking gear together and headed off to park up (you pay for all parking here) and walk past Grasmere lake (our favourite spot in the world) and up Loughrigg fell. Guy and Sam scampered off at the front of the party and he only went on a lead (Sam that is!) when sheep or cows were around ...
... headline on a news stand. While I hate the thought of nuclear power, I wonder if the locals are happy for the upgrade given that any injection of funds into industry may in some way save their town which truly needs all the help it can get. As an aside as I write this blog, a gorgeous baby deer has run onto the lawn and is happily munching on the soft green grass just outside our living room window. We have seen quite a few deer on ...
... with a thriving community and beautiful shops. Its buildings are predominantly white painted with black surrounds, half timbered which are always beautiful, with the ubiquitous flower boxes further adding to the pretty streetscapes. Beatrix Potter memorabilia abounds here. She certainly left a wonderful legacy and much land here was bought by her and bequeathed by her to the National Trust. For her time she was a very forward thinking conservationist as ...
... 3 miles when I realised that I may have left my sunglasses on the wall outside the hotel whilst equipping my bike. I shouted to the others that I would give Elaine a quick call but after various attempts, including texting, I found myself all alone! Remembering the conversation at breakfast and the golden rule of just follow the main road, unless instructed to do otherwise, I opened the taps and fired the pistons, reaching speeds of at least 10mph in the driving rain and wind ...
Fine today and some cloud. Spent the day driving through the beautiful scenery of Cumbria. Over high passes, through pretty little towns and villages and along tiny narrow roads. The roads over the 3 passes we did were only wide enough for one vehicle and often so steep and windy we were reduced to low gear. But it's fascinating and unspoilt. Like driving ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsArmathwaite Hall Bassenthwaite
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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
Stay away from here
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.
Staff on reception, especially the tatooed receptionist were surly and unhelpful (almost Fawlty Towers like). We wanted to order afternoon tea and in a 4 star you expect waiting staff to come to the customer to take orders - no - not here - I asked at reception and was told you have to come to here to order and they reluctantly went off to find a menu.
We could not open our bedroom window as there was a wasps nest outside.
The bathroom lino was worn and must have been 30 years old. The hot breakfast was all laid out on a hot plate and was luke warm. How this was rated a 4 star I do not know.
I would not recommend anyone to stay here. Only plus point was the view but for £290 a night was it worth it!!! NO NO NO
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.