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After a lovely breakfast we packed our overnight bags, had a chat with Ian and Deb, owners of Ewich House, and were on our way to Keswick. Ian convinced Kent to take the Trossachs Trail which took us past a lovely waterfall at Killin and then through beautiful scenery. We made a stop at Aberfoyle for a drink and soon after we joined the motorway. It added about an hour to our journey, but it was worth it. We came off the M6 at Penrith and found our ...
... and some ups and downs through nice farmland. We arrived at noon to the welcome sight of Lake Windermere, and strolled down the streets to the beautiful Bowness town centre and lake front. So many people! Probably not as crowded as mid-summer, but after the last few days it was strange to be among so many tourists. We felt relief and a sense of achievement to have made it here.
Our B&B was close by ...
... the next lush grassy meadow. We met a local sheep farmer George and watched his dog Chip round up the sheep. George was well into his 80’s, and Chip about the same in dog years, both on heart tablets. George loved to talk – and we could have listened to him all day except the path called as usual.
Our guide book had mentioned the complexity of this stage of the walk, so we tried to pay close attention to its instructions. Our map and phone GPS ...
... 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 ...
... We even struck up a conversation with local descendent Jack Sedgwick who was a typically friendly Yorkshireman.
Soon after Dent a fine drizzle developed, and this steadily increased as the afternoon went on so by the time we reached Sedbergh (England’s book capital) around 3pm we were in full rain gear.A visit to this lovely town would have been nicer in ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
Historical Traveler Reviews The Wordsworth Hotel Grasmere
We booked our break fairly last minute over the Bank Holiday at the Wordsworth in Grasmere, which we have passed on several occasions and always thought looked nice. We had a pleasant room at the front of the hotel, which had cosy lighting and was clean. Oddly, there was no kettle and so you have to book morning coffee or tea, which we personally didn't like as it's a bit inconvenient. We had contemplated the restaurant for a romantic meal as we heard that it had a fabulous reputation for good food, however we decided not to eat in it as the menu was limited and extremely fancily written (we weren't clear what half of the choices were!...what's wrong with plain English at times?!). So, we decided to eat at the pub attached to the hotel, the Dove and Olive Branch which had a more acccessible menu, however we were disappointed that all tables were reserved. None of the staff had recommended to us that we would be advised to reserve a table which was disappointing, so we missed out there too. We would definitely recommend to anyone to book a table. We ended up accross the road and actually had a lovely meal.
We stayed at the Wordsworth Hotel at the end of July 2006. We had read reviews and the hotel's own view of itself and were expecting a hotel catering for many different tastes with lots of facilities and wonderful food.
I booked the Wordsworth, despite the mixed reviews online, primarily as Grasmere was highly recommended and this seemed to be the most comfortable option and had a pool (which was a wonderful bonus as we had perfect sunshine during our whole stay!).
This hotel was extremely expensive as the other reviews say the smallest room is to tiny so you have to upgrade, especially if you have a 6 month old baby as we have, just glad we checked the room sizes before a stay as wouldn't have fit a travel cot in.
Minus side: Double en suite room so small that you couldn't open the wardrobe door or the bathroom door fully. Bed NOT full-sized double. Only place to boil the kettle was on the floor as cable too short. No bedside tables (although there were alcoves in the wall), no bedside reading lights (one wall light, one ceiling light). Bathroom laughably small, basin too small to wash your face in, shower so small you couldn't risk dropping the soap as no room to bend down and pick it up! Shower made most alarming groaning and creaking noises, and the shower tray drained so slowly it was in danger of overflowing. Wallpaper coming away from bathroom ceiling. No towels supplied on the second night of our stay. No parking space available on the second night of our stay. Garden untidy with hosepipe and tools left out.
Hotel seen better days!
Really surprised that this is a 4 star hotel. The room looked like it hadn't been hoovered, the panel for the shower was broken, there were deadflies in the lampshade. Alll the lockers in the pool changing room were broken.
The breakfast, however, was fantastic and the service was excellent. The receptionist was very helpful and friendly but overall the hotel could do with a refurbish.
My husband and I stayed at the Wordsworth Hotel for one night in August. The bedroom was small and not particularly smart. Nevermind there was a deluxe dinner to look forward to.
Just Loved it.....!
Unfortunately we only stayed ONE night.....!! Its just the best place. The service is BRILLIANT, food is exceptional...considering that you are in such a small country town. We had dinner included in our package...5 Courses...!!!! And to top it off we were served out coffee in the library infront of the fire..! This is a great place, and anyone who visits just has to stay here. The rooms are quite small but they have so much character. I would recommend this place to everyone.
we stayed at the Wordsworth whilst meeting up with some friends who were holidaying in the area. This is the second time I have stayed at this hotel and I was not disappointed this time. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food is fantastic and is presented in an appealing and appetizing fashion.
The hotel is great if it is raining - which it was!
There is a pool, sauna and mini gym plus comfortable public areas with open fires. Their pub next door is also good and offers tasty lunches at reasonable prices.
great hotel, clean, friendly, great location, dinner was expensive but very good