We booked 7 nights here after reading the reviews but I feel like we went to the wrong hotel.
The hotel itself is lovely and well positioned.
However the best feature is the view from the breakfast room which is half obscured by thick fawn curtains. What a waste!
Our room was very comfortable and the view lovely. The shower came apart in my hands on the first day but was fixed. The sink did not drain properly and the big patch of mildew was wiped off after about day 5.
However at no time in the whole week did anyone ask us if we were enjoying ourselves or if everything was ok. In fact the only person that interacted with me was the lovely young lady that doubled as cleaner and waitress.
I had intended to voice my opinions on checkout but one again after paying out hundreds of pounds we were not even asked if we had enjoyed ourselves.
The first morning I went down to the sitting room I had to clean away the previous nights dishes before I could use the table.
The hotel also has 2 very large but quiet Labradors.
The food was very amateurish. I appreciate that as the mother of a chef who works for one of the UK's top chefs I have high standards. The toast was white on one side and cooked on the other, the muffin was raw and the scrambled egg rubbery. The final insult came on the last day when they had clearly substituted Golden Syrup for Maple. The consistency is completely different apart from the taste. Also the pancake was liquid at one end. I did not complain at the time as I had intended to have a chat at checkout but that opportunity never came.
On a happier note the food at the Tower Bank Arms at Sawrey provides good tasty home cooking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sawrey House is an 11 bedroom country house hotel located in the heart of the English Lake District. Set in 3 acres of mature garden and with stunning views of Esthwaite Water and Grizedale Forest, Sawrey House Hotel is the perfect base to explore this beautiful part of Cumbria and is the ideal getaway for nature lovers, romantics and those who enjoy the finer things in life. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sawrey Hotel Country