Me and my partner stayed here for a 'child free' weekend.
To start the welcome was very nice and the staff were lovely and asked if we would like help with our luggage. We were in room 18, the spa four poster room. The room was very nice and they had a portable heater in here for us as it was freezing when we arrived, although the underfloor heating in the bathroom could have been turned on a little earlier as it was so cold in there for the first day and a half, and even on full you couldn't really tell it was on. A couple of minors in the room, one of the lights were smashed, small amount of mold on the bathroom curtain and we were told there would be radox in the room to use with the spa bath and there was none ( even though the room next door had some and payed considerably less than us ) the upside of the room.. The bed was extremely comfortable and you didn't want to get up in the morning.
We had the dinner bed and breakfast package and the food could not be faulted, breakfast was brilliant and something for everyone. The evening meal I felt there was a limited selection as I'm a very fussy eater but on both nights I found something to suit me and it was truly gorgeous food. And the coffee afterwards was changed to hot chocolate as I don't drink tea or coffee. On our second night after finding out me and my partner had got engaged Kim bought a bottle of prosecco to our table which was a nice touch.
The games room was a very nice added bonus although when we were there it was being renovated so there were no radiators and it was freezing so you couldn't spend long in the there and the wallpaper and painting was being done on the second day so we had to wait a while to get in there, but once this is done there is a huge range of things for you to do in there. The bar is nice and cosy but a little pricey, £7 for a beer and a Tia Maria. And the beer seemed to have an extremely large head each time it was poured.
We we were among the youngest people there ( two couples around our age ) and everybody else was a little older, I would say this hotel is geared at the older generation.
Overall a lovely stay but not sure I would return, but this is mainly due to me liking to try new places. I was also a little disheartened when a staff member said that it was lovely we were all there off KGB deals, when in fact me and my partner had paid a lot more,than the £99 for two nights that the other people had paid... Nearly triple.
So yes a lovely hotel and if you dont mind being a little out of town in a lovely old hotel then this is probably the place for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ravenstone Manor is a delightful 19th Century Manor House set within 3 hectares of grounds, situated at the foot of Skiddaw, looking across the valley to Bassenthwaite Lake. Rich in Cumbrian history, our 4 star Manor House has spectacular views of the Lake, the neighbouring Fells and Cumbrian countryside. We are fully dog friendly and ideally situated for walking, hiking & biking in the stunning Northern Lakes, Within the beautiful stone walls, you will find 20 charming en-suite bedrooms, a beautiful lounge, bar and games room with snooker and pool tables. Fed by the waters of Skiddaw, the Manor boasts its own fresh spring water that has quenched the thirst of its guests for over 50 years. The Dining Room serves a menu highlighting the freshest local meats, cheeses and produce. Open to residents and non-residents we offer a good home-cooked menu. Breakfast from 8:30 - 9:30am and evening meals from 6.30 till 8.30pm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ravenstone Manor Bassenthwaite/Keswick, Lake District