Ullswater Lake, in the Lake District, UK is a rare treasure. Never seen in advertising, this small part of heavenly UK was a personal recommendation. So, we came here for our honeymoon. Hence the 18 foot (at least) by 18 foot room overlooking the sublime beauty of the Ullswater lake and surrounding fells. Massive bed, long sofa, good tv (saw Andy Murray win), beautiful bathroom with plenty of complimentary toiletries. Table and chairs in front of two of the four sash windows, which open out onto the view of the lake. The meadow which we walk through from the hotel grounds to the lake shore is cut once a year only, and it is full of beautiful grasses and meadow flowers. There is a pristine stream running alongside the hotel to the lake. We can hear this spring all the time, a wonderful back drop. Unusually in an up-market hotel, on the ground floor, alongside the stream is a decking area from the bar, which is a local hub of atmosphere, destination of choice for walkers, and also a selling great freshly cooked pub food and real ales, and a brilliant local gin. We are however eating in the garden room restaurant, where the food is cooked fresh to order, and is delicious with a fair emphasis on rich flavourings. We are in the pleasantly polite company of a team of genuinely caring hotel staff, headed by a quietly competent and authoritative head waiter and house keeper, who are both delightful. Oh and by the way, there is just the one shop opposite which is very handy indeed. The road is very quiet, with only a few cars coming through, as it is not a through route, and serves the lake shores only. There is in fact almost no traffic noise at all. The view of the lake is enhanced, in my view, by the wonderful atmosphere from the bar drifting up gently to our room. This is a great place for children, for couples, and for walkers. We feel absolutely delighted with every aspect of our excellent honeymoon location. Tony and Sue, Room 11.
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