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Rampsbeck Country House Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   | Ullswater, Watermillock CA11 0LP, England   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Watermillock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Lovely weekend break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed at the Rampsbeck for 2 nights. The location is beautiful. The staff and service are exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble. Dogs are allowed - in fact virtually everyone staying seemed to have a dog in the boot of the car. All kept them well under control and out of the lounge and dining areas. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rampsbeck, Front Office Manager at Rampsbeck Country House Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Dear WizBee,
Many thanks for posting such a kind review after your two day stay with us.
It is lovely to read that you all enjoyed your time at Rampsbeck.
Kind regards,
Sonya
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ashington, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I visited this place as it was the location if my brothers wedding. The accommodation and general lay out was fantastic very old fashioned but smart the food was very very good with a good selection of choices on the menu. The staff were very smart and worked the extra mile to make our stay special

Stayed December 2013
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Winchcombe, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The location of this hotel is superb. We rose early (December morning, so not too early!) and wandered down to the lake to watch the sunrise but views from hotel are equally stunning. The staff were friendly but unobtrusive and the service was great. Our room was pristinely clean with fresh fruit and mineral water laid out for us. There was an iron and board in the wardrobe. The bathroom was lovely and shower worked really well with hot water in plentiful supply almost immediately. Bed was big and comfy. TV was big and easy to use. Public rooms cosy with fires going in all of them even though there were not many people staying when we were there. The food was amazing and we sought out the chef to tell him how much we had enjoyed his innovative and intricate ideas. Yummy.

Room Tip: If you can afford it, go for a room at the front with balcony. The views are terrific.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rampsbeck, Front Office Manager at Rampsbeck Country House Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Dear Lorraine D,
Many thanks for posting a review on Trip Advisor.
We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us and also that you "sought out" Ben to compliment him and his team on the food they create.
I know many guest's do ask to meet Ben and whenever possible he is more than happy to come Front of House and discuss his Menu's etc, he has even been known to jot some recipes down if guest's so wish to try them out at home !
Many thanks again for your kind words,
Bes wishes,
Sonya
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Saddleworth
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Very nice staff, very nice room, very nice food, especially the pre starter and starter and the cheese board, very nice location, very nice hotel, first experience of a stay on a "voucher" and we didn't know what to expect, we'll be back soon.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rampsbeck, Front Office Manager at Rampsbeck Country House Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Dear EoTO,
It is certainly very nice [!] for the team to read reviews such as yours, we really do appreciate it, thank you.
We hope to see you back at Rampsbeck in the not too distant future,
Kindest regards,
Sonya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Fantastic.
We arrived at the most difficult time for a hotel... end of a storm and NO water! The staff were very professional with the guests and sorted us all out. We had 2 fantastic nights with them. Nothing was too much trouble and we were treated with the best care and attention. A very young staff but really good. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rampsbeck, Front Office Manager at Rampsbeck Country House Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Dear j0tty,
Thanks for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor.
I know we have sent you a personal email but I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you both for your patience and understanding of the dilemma you were faced with when you arrived at Rampsbeck.
Obviously the events were out of our control but, as is the norm, our main concerns were for our guest's and so it is lovely to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us. I do hope you take us up on the offer of another stay in the future as we would love to welcome you back to Rampsbeck in the future,
Kindest regards,
Sonya
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Cumbria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

My husband and I recently spent one night at the Rampsbeck. We particularly liked White Cragg on the website. However, due to there not being a lift we stayed in Ravenoaks ground floor deluxe suite. Wow - Our own mini apartment! Entering our own hallway with door to bathroom, another door to the bedroom with adjoining door to the lounge. Another unexpected treat a door leading into the side garden. The view from the lounge was stunning. The bedroom and lounge beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The large modern bathroom with underfloor heating was excellent. There was a function on in the evening but this didn’t affect the brilliant service and lovely food we had at dinner. When ordering his main course my husband said he would like it without onions. This was not a problem, in fact his Amuse Bouche was soon whisked away and replaced within minutes with an alternative that was onionless! Breakfast was very good. All of the staff that we came in contact with were helpful and attentive though not intrusive. We will definitely stay in Ravenoaks at the Rampsbeck again. Thankyou.

Room Tip: Ravenoaks is brilliant for those with any mobility problems
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rampsbeck, Front Office Manager at Rampsbeck Country House Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Dear Andandgeo,
Many thanks for posting a review on Trop Advisor.
The team at Rampsbeck are pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back to stay in Raven Oaks again in the future.
Kind regards,
Sonya
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Durham, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Stayed a couple of nights. The evening meal was fabulous but expensive £60.00pp. Breakfast was mediocre. Rooms are cosy but dated. It would have been nice to have a fire lit in the lounge in the evenings. Lovely views to the lake but you need to drive to go walking. May return but only on a 'deal'.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rampsbeck, Front Office Manager at Rampsbeck Country House Hotel, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Dear Loou R,
Thank you for posting a review on Trip Advisor.
We are pleased to read that you found our food to be fabulous and that you may return in the future.
We look forward to welcoming you,
Kind regards
Sonya
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Address: | Ullswater, Watermillock CA11 0LP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Watermillock
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Watermillock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rampsbeck Country House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rampsbeck has welcomed guests as a Hotel since 1947. From the word 'go', Rampsbeck was the best of Hotels, spoiling guests with the finest of four star decoration and luxury. ... more   less 
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Rampsbeck Country Hotel
Country Hotel House Rampsbeck
Rampsbeck Country Penrith

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