We arrived in thick snow and treacherous ice, but received a very warm welcome for our Christmas visit. I had rung ahead to ask for a cottage/house that would be easiest for my elderly mother to negotiate. In fact, they allocated one with one more bedroom and a downstairs loo than we had booked on exchange, and one with easy access from the road. It was perfect. On Christmas day, I discovered that the online shopping order had not delivered anything with which to make gravy, and appealed to the chef for help. Even at such a busy time, he quickly and very cheerfully provided more than enough lovely gravy to complement our Christmas dinner. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped, so even Christmas dinner in a strange kitchen was fine.
It's a lovely location with good views, a nice little pond with ducks, a well equipped small gym and a nice pool, steam room and jacuzzi.
We are looking forward to returning in better weather to enjoy walking.
By the way, if you drive, don't miss the fabulous food market at Tebay service area, near J38 of the M6.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located just fifteen minutes from the M6 motorway, halfway between Penrith and Keswick and a mere five minutes from Ullswater, The Whitbarrow Village resort sits beneath the famous blencathra fell (also known locally as Saddleback) and offers both luxury and serenity to all who visit – as well as easy access to the delights of The Lake District. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seasons Holidays Whitbarrow Village Hotel Berrier
- Seasons Holidays Whitbarrow Village Cumbria, England