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“Relaxed Lakeland comfort” 5 of 5 stars
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Sawrey House Hotel
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Near Sawrey, Sawrey LA22 0LF, England   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Sawrey B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Redcar, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Relaxed Lakeland comfort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

We've just come home from a wonderful Autumn break at the hotel. Warmly and professionally met by David, we soon settled in and started to relax. The room was well appointed, obviously a lot of care and thought had gone into the refurbishment at the beginning of the year. Superb views from all the large picture windows.
The food was very good, from the wide choice of breakfast (loved the porridge on a misty autumnal morning) to the lovely selection for evening dinner. The service was excellent. Toni and her staff had it just right. Friendly and attentive, knowing when to give you a space and time.
The sitting room, with a beautiful log fire, was the perfect place to retire to after the delicious meal. David and Toni ensured their two dogs did not disturb you, but it was a pleasure to have a little time with them before they were taken out for their walk.
A delight to be there and my wife and I will definitely be going back.
Thanks to David, Toni and all the staff.

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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David_Bulmer, Owner at Sawrey House Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2010
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are a delighted that you had such a fantastic time at Sawrey House during your visit to the Lake District and that you managed to leave relaxed and refreshed after your break with us. We work very hard to ensure we deliver the right level of service for all our guests and thrilled you found our service to be excellent. We have passed all your comments on to our team of staff and have patted Harvey and Millie on the head for you too! Toni and I look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
Best Wishes
David and Toni
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Skipton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2010

I read EVERY review for this place on here before booking - and was a bit anxious to be honest because of the odd poor review. I am so glad we booked anyway. I can't imagine what the individuals who complained were expecting, but I guess they moan about everything in life because I consider myself fussy and I was very pleased.

This place is something special. It has a homely atmosphere and the new owners since Christmas 2009 have introduced some really great touches. It compares well to places we have stayed in at two and even three times the price.

The only criticsm I would make - if you worry about small room sizes pay for the upgraded offerings (I assume they are bigger than the room we had), but frankly I wont bother when we next visit - and we will go again.

The sitting room is a very pleasant place to relax and read in front of the fire and/or retire after a very good meal; though I was dissapointed I missed the venison (by about two weeks aparently), but that was hardly their fault. The chicken dish was REALLY good and the vegetarian offerings very nice.

If you don't like dogs, it might be a place to avoid - but for us Havey and Millie (Golden and Black Labradors respectively) were a source of pleasure and finished off the the stay's homely atmosphere perfectly.

In short - we loved it.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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David_Bulmer, Owner at Sawrey House Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2010
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Toni and I are delighted that you had such a pleasant stay with us during your visit to the Lake District. We work very hard to make sure Sawrey House is a very special place, where all our guests can relax, unwind and enjoy the beautiful grounds and surrounding area and we are thrilled we managed to provide this for you during your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back to Sawrey House very soon.
Best Wishes
David, Toni and
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2010

If I had wished for a perfect break then this is the one I would have wished for. The hotel, the place and the weather all perfect. The hotel is in a wonderful spot which allowed us to combine our search for activity and relaxation. The little touches that were provided in the hotel were much appreciated- the complimentary afternoon tea and pastry, the robes and slippers in the rooms and the welcome and personal attention that were given on arrival.
We had a lovely meal in the hotel and and one the following night in the pub next door which was equally as good.
The whole experience has left us planning our return.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David_Bulmer, Owner at Sawrey House Hotel, responded to this review, November 9, 2010
Thank you for spending some time to write your lovely review. Toni and I are delighted that you had such a wonderful stay with us during your visit to the Lake District. We work very hard to ensure every guests' stay is the perfect break and are thrilled it was for you. We all look forward to welcoming you back to Sawrey House Hotel in the very near future.
Best Wishes
David and Toni
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Lancashire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2010

Just returned from a 3 night stay at this hotel. We had an absolutely lovely time, Toni, David and all the staff were extremely helpful and took great care of every little need. The restaurant was contemporary and spacious and Toni and David have made the best of an out of character extension, which was already added to the property before they took over the hotel. The food we thought was of a very high quality and we enjoyed our evening meal in the hotel. The breakfasts were hearty and filling and kept us going way beyond lunch time. The lounge and bar area are well decorated (as is all the hotel ) and the seating was comfortable and every where in the hotel was extremely clean. It was a real treat to sit in front of the lovely open fire to have the complementary afternoon tea ( a really nice touch ) or a glass of wine later in the evening. Our room was lovely and clean, if there is one thing we could change it would be to have been able to open the sash window, but really this is nit picking because it certainly did not bother us to any great extent!! Thank you so much for making our few days away so relaxing.....We are certain to return and will recommend you to friends and family. Keep up the good work.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David_Bulmer, Owner at Sawrey House Hotel, responded to this review, November 9, 2010
Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. Toni and I are delighted that you had such a wonderful break with us during your stay at Sawrey House and thrilled you left feeling relaxed and wanting to return. We look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.
Best Wishes
David and Toni
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Warrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2010

We have just returned from a weekend break for a birthday celebration and have rebooked again for next spring. This is testament to the wonderful time we had there. The hotel is in a superb location and everyone was very friendly, helpful and welcoming from the moment we arrived to the time we left on Sunday. Time out in the residents lounge reading by the huge log fire was a welcome escape from our busy work lives and what a change for one of the owners, Toni, to show us personally around the hotel instead of being waived towards stairs etc to locate your own room which is what I usually find in the hotels I stay in these days.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David_Bulmer, Owner at Sawrey House Hotel, responded to this review, October 26, 2010
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Toni and I are thrilled you had such a fantastic time with us during your stay as Sawrey House and we have passed on your wonderful comments to all the staff and we look forward to welcoming you back in the spring.
Best Wishes
David and Toni
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2010

a perfect hotel for a relaxing break in a beautiful location, room had an amazing view & was very comfortable and clean. Food was excellent both at breakfast & dinner and staff were very pleasant. Hotel is a credit to Toni & David. Would love to come back

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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David_Bulmer, Owner at Sawrey House Hotel, responded to this review, October 24, 2010
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. Toni and I are delighted that you enjoyed our hotel so much during your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Sawrey House very soon.
Best Wishes
David and Toni
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

As Lake District novices we chose the hotel from searching the internet and couldn't have done better. We booked three nights with a view to moving elsewhere for the rest of our holiday, the hotel was so good we decided not to move and stayed for another three nights. This did cause some inconvenience to the owners as we had to move rooms but nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is in the most enviable location with outstanding views and good walks. We tried local hostelries as well as the hotel for meals, we were very spoilt for choice with the hotel meals being very good. The hotel was only reopened this year and gives the impression of having been run for years, a very professional operation. I would recommend the Sawry House Hotel to anybody.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David_Bulmer, Owner at Sawrey House Hotel, responded to this review, October 24, 2010
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Toni and I are thrilled that you had such an enjoyable time with us during your visit to the Lake District and we look forward to welcoming you again very soon.
Best Wishes
David and Toni
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Address: Near Sawrey, Sawrey LA22 0LF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Sawrey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Sawrey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sawrey House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sawrey House is an 11 bedroom country house hotel located in the heart of the English Lake District. Set in 3 acres of mature garden and with stunning views of Esthwaite Water and Grizedale Forest, Sawrey House Hotel is the perfect base to explore this beautiful part of Cumbria and is the ideal getaway for nature lovers, romantics and those who enjoy the finer things in life. ... more   less 
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