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Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Howtown Rd, | Lake Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2LZ, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Robin H Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Sharrow bay is a lovely hotel in a really beautiful location by Ullswater in the lake district. I first visited with my wife on our Honeymoon in 1991 and was lucky enough to return in March this year. The hotel is under different ownership and to be honest was not as sharp or special as I remember but still... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself & my partner visited Sharrowbay in Aug 2013, we were so amazed by how beautiful the hotel & views were we decided to return & bring my parents for my mums 50th birthday. It did not disappoint, my parents were blown away - the rooms were stunning & the relaxed friendly atmosphere helped us to fully relax & forget... More

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Sharrow B, General Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. It's wonderful to hear that you (and your parents) have had two enjoyable trips to Sharrow Bay and I hope you get the chance to visit us again soon. More

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I enjoyed a superb, relaxing Sunday lunch at Sharrow Bay to celebrate her birthday. The weather was atrocious and cold but the hotel was wonderfully warm and welcoming with a lovely homely atmosphere. The staff were attentive but not at all oppressive and the friendly sommelier impressed us greatly with his detailed knowledge of the extensive wine... More

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Sharrow B, General Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. I am delighted that you and your wife had an enjoyable and leisurely Sunday lunch to celebrate your wife's birthday - we do hope to see you again soon (perhaps when the sun is shining next time). More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had the most wonderful stay at Sharrow Bay hotel. We went for a relaxing midweek break and certainly came back fully relaxed. The service was wonderful and the food was exquisite unfortunately my waist line is not looking so good as I found it very hard to turn down any of the wonderful food during our... More

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Sharrow B, General Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. I am so pleased to hear that you and your wife had an enjoyable stay with us recently and I am glad you like the refurbishment that has just taken place. The food at Sharrow Bay is, and always has been, a real experience - we do hope to welcome you back again soon. More

Manchester
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26 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting some friends in the area and chose Sharrow Bay as something of a treat for ourselves. We had a friendly and efficient check-in experience and our bags were portered to our room. The room was in the main building and had character and charm; the bathroom was very nice with a separate shower and bath. The dining... More

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Sharrow B, General Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your Sharrow Bay experience and I would like to thank you on your feedback with regards to the pre-dinner drinks. We hope to have a cocktail menu available within the next few weeks - so do come back soon and let us know what you think. More

Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apparently Sharrow Bay was the first country house hotel in UK, and it still is the best after 65 years ! The refurbishments recently carried out have kept it at the top of the pile - great location, good service and probably the best dining experience ever - just don't plan to do any hard exercise after the sticky toffee... More

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Sharrow B, General Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. I am extremely pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Sharrow Bay. The Sticky Toffee Pudding certainly is a treat! We hope to see you again soon. More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we opened the the front door of this lovely hotel perfectly positioned on the side of lake ullswater we knew our stay was going to be special.We were warmly welcomed by the receptionist and felt as though we were expected.We soon found ourselves sitting by a roaring log fire enjoying a welcome pot of tea in one... More

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Sharrow B, General Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. I am thrilled that you had such a memorable experience at Sharrow Bay recently and I have passed your wonderful comments on to the team here. We do hope to see you and your wife again soon. More

Driffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and a friend had booked an evening as part of a tour of restaurants in the Lake District. Sharrow certainly didn't disappoint. Although a few hiccups like no soap in the room, and the fittings being a bit dated in the edwardian lodge, the actual hotel is lovely. Very tastefully furnished and the staff very attentive. Felt extremely relaxed... More

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Sharrow B, General Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and I have passed your positive compliments on to our team of chefs following your Tasting Menu dining experience. I hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Sharrow Bay soon. More

Northampton, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Given the reputation and rave reviews that Sharrow Bay enjoys, perhaps our expectations were set rather too high? The setting is indeed truly majestic as are the incredible views over Ullswater. The service was first rate, friendly, efficient and much as one would expect in a five star hotel. However, we were disappointed with our bedroom in the Edwardian Lodge,... More

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Sharrow B, General Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food, service and the fabulous location of Sharrow Bay. I am however disappointed to read about your experience with the changing lighting in the dining room - this is something that I am now investigating further as it is not a common occurrence. With regards to... More

Darlington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Viisted Sharrow Bay on Saturday 22.03.04 with my wife to celebrate our wedding anniversary. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left the service was as good as anything I had ever expereinced anywhere. The menu was fantastic with a great variety and lots of local produce: http://www.sharrowbay.co.uk/brochures/download/sample-dinner-menu/384 Description from the website describes the place perfectly, cant argue... More

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Sharrow B, General Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your wedding anniversary celebration. We hope to welcome you back to Sharrow Bay again soon. More

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Additional Information about Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel

Also Known As:
Sharrow Bay Country Hotel
Sharrow Bay Country Penrith
Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel Pooley Bridge, England
Address: Howtown Rd, | Lake Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2LZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Penrith > Pooley Bridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Pooley Bridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sharrow Bay is unique; the epitome of English country living in an unrivalled location surrounded by snow-topped mountains and fells, right on the shores of Lake Ullswater, widely regarded as the most beautiful lake in the country. ... more   less 
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