The Glenburn Hotel & Restaurant
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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 ...
... but we headed straight for the ferry across the lake then took a luxurious bus ride up to Hilltop. This is the home and garden of Beatrix Potter, and now a National Trust exhibit though still a working farm. The house is set out just as Miss Potter wanted it, with rooms you can walk through, full of her favourite things, drawings, letters and paintings.
Back across the lake, this time in a beautiful ...
... course, but we still managed to go slightly off course a couple of times. One of these we’re blaming on a herd of cattle we’re sure were deliberately hiding the gate we should have gone through.
Finally we saw Kendal in the distance. The Dales Way actually goes through Burnside, but our accommodation was in Kendal about 4km to the south. Being Sunday there were no buses, trains or taxis so after our 20km day we had this extra stretch before ...
Headed off later than hoped but reached Stratford-on-Avon around 1pm. Full of tourists. Lots of people enjoying the weather - overcast but warm. Found a beaut market and enjoyed looking around. Waited 50 minutes for toasted sandwiches that didn't come, so after waiting that length of time, followed Dave's lead and walked out. Ended up with a sausage in a roll from one of the market vendor's. Not a patch on Tasman sausages and HXUC market day bread! No time to see ...
... and earlier in the day, but we enjoyed visits to the lolly shop, loo and fruit shop (pears and cox pippin apples) before making our way to our accommodation about 3km out of town. Along the lane we were stopped by a woman on a quad bike who said some cows had got out. Lucky for us we weren’t in the lane a few minutes earlier or would have been in our own “running of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Glenburn Hotel & Restaurant Windermere
Fantastic long weekend, excellent newly fitted room & bathroom, clean, good service by friendly staff. The resturant serves good fresh food.
Good value, should be in a higher rating. The owner Colin more than helpfull.
Will stay again when in the area.
We visited Windemere early this year, and stayed at the Riverside Cottage, owned by the Glenburn Hotel. What is not made clear is that the cottage lies behind the hotel, at the end of the rear car park. To reach it, you must drive through a narrow "tunnel", past the kitchen and the garbage bins. Fine during the day, but with no lighting at night, it was a bit difficult to get in and out.
Hotel was OK , the rooms were a little shabby and dated. Breakfast was acceptable, however the evening meals were poor: Chicken breast with greasy melted cheese on top (not browned) accompanied by lukewarm jacket potatoes sprinkled with died herbs. One suspects that the budget per dish is very low. We got the impression the Hotel operates on a very low budget in terms of spend per guest on both food and accomodation. We left after one night cutting our losses from a two night booking which we had paid for in full!
Stayed for 2 nights, 24th-26th Feb. We had a family room, very spacious with full size bunk beds. The room was very clean, with good furnishings and ample bathroom. The only minor fault would be the floorboards which were rather noisy above us, but didn't cause us major problems. We ate in the restaurant on the Friday evening, good locally produced food, nice pre-dinner ( + Coffee afterwards ) bar area. The service from the waitresses was excellent.
We rented the 3 bedroomed cottage which is situated at the rear of the hotel. It has 2 double bedrooms & 2 bunk beds. Whilst situated just off the main road it is in a pleasant location next to a running stream (safe for children as not directly accessible). The cottage is of modern construction, central heating with electricity included in the tariff along with fresh clean towels. There is a table, chairs and BBQ area at the rear which we envisage would make for a very pleasant summers' evening eating al-fresco.
Having travelled from Wales for my second visit to The Lake District , i stopped at the Glenburn Hotel purely by chance --- and was given a verry pleasant welcome by the management and staff .
We stayed at this hotel last year and taking up an offer off of Teletext. We checked the website and it looked OK. We paid extra for a better room.
On arrival we queried the room as it did in our mind justify a premium. We were told that we did indeed have the premium room. The furnishings were looking very jaded and well past their prime. The bathroom toileteries were also very "cheap".
We unfortunately opted for the inclusive Dinner each evening. The service was very slow and the meals did not live up to expectations. There was definitely cost savings measures in place as the Baileys was definietly missing from the Bread and Butter Pudding!
Loved the Hotel
Just got back from a 3 night dinner b&b package at the Glenburn hotel in Windermere, the evening meals are very good, well cooked & the menu changes every day, the room we had ( room 7 ) was very nice with lots of room.
The staff were very nice and welcoming.
It is well worth a visit & i will go back on my next visit.
We have just returned from a trip to the lake district, and stayed at the Glenburn Hotel in Windermere.
I must say that this is a great hotel to stay at, based close to the lake only a short walk, the hotel restaurant is surperb serving fresh honest food far better than you would expect, good service, and rooms far better than you would expect for the hotels rating. In all a most enjoyable stay, we will visit again.