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Overwater Hall

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Overwater, Ireby CA7 1HH, England
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Ireby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed several times and are never disappointed, rooms, service and especially food are unbelievably good. Dinner is canapés, 3 locally sourced courses of outstanding food plus coffee. Nice wine list, I especially like the English sparkling wine. Room 3 has amazing views down the valley and of the red squirrels. Great location for the quieter and beautiful northern lakes, especially... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous, delicious and original food (4-course dinner plus appetisers and petit-fours); large and very comfortable rooms; lovely treats (home-made shortbread and home-made liqueur in the room). Owners are very hands-on and expert hosts. Very peaceful location near Bassenthwaite Lake yet handy for Keswick. Easy-ramble hill nearby (Binsey) has great views of Northern Lake District, Scotland, Isle of Man and even... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely night here, the room was amazing and the bed so comfortable. We went down for dinner had a drink before hand. The food was beautiful, service was faultless followed by a lovely breakfast. Cant wait to go back.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We found this hotel by a random internet selection. What a find run by the long time owners, comfortable rooms, lovely walks with red squirrels. A really good restaurant not cheap but excellent food and service. Talked to three couples all of whom are stayed several times previously. A very relaxing stay. Having discovered it we will also join the... More

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Seascale, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

A wonderful stay - management and staff delightful and welcoming - hotel lovely in a lovely setting - food superb - and extremely good value for very fine cuisine. We will return - especially as they welcomed our dogs!

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Shropshire, UK
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We booked at the last minute and have to ask "why were we able to do this?" when the hotel is so good. The place is a traditional, small (only 11 bedroom) country house hotel that is what the term "country house hotel" conjures up in the mind. What makes Overwater Hall so special is the hands-on involvement of the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband, myself and our dog found this gem via the Daily Telegraph as being dog friendly. Angela, one of the owners, greeted us (and the dog!) personally on the steps of the hotel on arrival and showed us to our lovely, comfortable room. She directed us on a few walks and made us very welcome. The dinner for the... More

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Keswick, null, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Loverly room , really nice touches the complimentary mineral water , fresh fruit , home made short bread with plenty of teas and coffees and some great liqueur for a nite cap. Dinner is something special and needs to be experienced to appreciate the food and the great service. Breakfast was also fab. Another attraction was they welcome well behaved... More

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stayed for a lovely week with our dog Bobby and really enjoyed everything about our stay. Bobby was genuinely welcomed by the fantastic staff and we always felt very comfortable. We had a beautiful turret room and agree with other guests who have said that you would not know that dogs had been in the rooms. The food was... More

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Wombourne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We have been staying at Overwater for 20+ years in different seasons. No Michelin star but the food is easily as good as any Michelin stared restaurant we have been to. The service is always excellent and welcoming. This is good old fashioned quality in every respect that is getting harder to find these days. Our favourite country hotel.

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Address: Overwater, Ireby CA7 1HH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ireby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Overwater Hall 3*
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Overwater Hall Hotel Bassenthwaite

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Genuine Georgian English country house hotel, family owned and cared for. Set in 18 acres of formal gardens and woodland, and within a short drive of Keswick and the central lakes. Recently refurbished throughout, with modern en-suite bathrooms, free high speed wireless internet and sumptuous three star, two-rosette AA restaurant. ... more   less 
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