Having just got back from my stay here I wanted to type this now to share my view.
Myself and my girlfriend stayed here for 3 nights in room 9. Nice big room, comfy with a large bathroom as well, the pictures don't really do it justice.
Our arrival was greeted by Mike, the owner himself and he was more than happy to show us around and give us some facts; which considering we stayed here two years a go we didn't know. (back to the previous stay in a moment) Mike showed us to our room with a menu in hand so we could decide what we wanted to eat that evening.
Now as I mentioned stayed here 2 years a go just after New Year and I am delighted to say as much as we loved that stay there were improvements. It felt more personal this time. Antony (I believe was his name) a young scouse waiter more than happy to do what he can to make sure we and other guests were catered for at breakfast and tea.
Setting is nearly perfect, half way down the A591; a few minutes drive from most places and there are some nice walks nearby as well, the only reason I say nearly is because of the tight turn if you are coming back up the road from Keswick, although it is not too bad after your first attempt.
The food at the hotel was nice be it a Traditional English for breakfast or a pleasantly cooked meal in the evening.
We visited South Lakes Wildlife Park which is about an hour and a bit in the car, Trotters World; again if you like animals is only 5 minutes up the 591 and along a short road. We went to "The Puzzling Place" in Keswick town which was worthwhile as well.
Places to eat that we liked:
Star of Siam - (Thai food): Good service and nice food.
Luca's restaurant - (Italian): Brilliant service and really nice food, recommend this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ravenstone Lodge is a converted 19th Century stables & lodge with many original features including the stables themselves which are now the bar. Situated at the foot of Ullock Pike close to Skiddaw with views towards Bassenthwaite Lake and the Northern Fells we are perfectly positioned to explore the Northern Lake District.Ravenstone Lodge is a privately small hotel with just 9 bedrooms and because of this we can provide a uniquely personal service and when you stay with us you are not just a room number but are our guests in the true meaning of the word. Because of this many return time and time again, maybe requesting their favourite room or that a particular dish be put on the menu. Food is very important to us and our philosophy is very simple, top quality locally sourced ingredients cooked to order by our resident chef with sufficient choice to satisfy all tastes.We look forward to welcoming you to Ravenstone Lodge.Mike Cornish - Proprietor ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ravenstone Lodge Hotel Bassenthwaite/Keswick, Lake District