We have been going to Overwater Hall annually for the last six years and cannot fault it. From the minute you arrive you are made to feel so special. Adrian, Angela and Stephen (and Luke) work so very hard to make your entire stay absolutely perfect. This year we took my parents as it was their Golden Wedding Anniversary. My mother struggles with stairs so we let them have our usual room (The Garden Room which is on the ground floor) and we were given Room 6 - a beautiful four poster room with wonderful views and a lovely bathroom. The special touches in all the bedrooms make it so special - homemade shortbread, a homemade liqueur as a nightcap, fresh fruit, bathrobes and Soames & Gilchrest toiletries. Prior to our visit I asked if flowers could be arranged for my parents together with a cake. Both were arranged without any fuss - the cake was decorated beautifully and tasted delicious. The food at Overwater takes some beating. Adrian deserves a Michelin star for his amazing food - lots of long walks are needed to be able to cope with the quantity of food but its definitely worth it. We normally (although not this time) take our two spaniels who are greeted like long lost friends - I've yet to come across a hotel that is as dog friendly as Overwater Hall! I would like to personally thank Adrian for finding my diamond earring which got lost down the side of the sofa on our first night. He went to great efforts to find it and contacted me after we left to say he had found it and would post it to me. I can't thank him enough for this - I can't imagine any other hotel making such an effort (he had to take the base off the sofa to find it!). Finally, we tried to book The Garden Room for our anniversary in November next year to sadly find it already booked - a testimonial to how good the hotel is and how people book so far in advance to guarantee the room they want. We have now reserved the room for 2014! The only downside to writing a glowing review is that our hidden gem will soon become so popular we won't get in!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Overwater Hall Hotel Bassenthwaite