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The Grange Country House Hotel
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Reviewed May 9, 2010

Despite its beautiful and dramatic location, this hotel is a real let down. From the outside it seems fine, but once you enter you soon realise that the premium that you are paying to stay in a room is somewhat of a rip off. The hotel is still stuck in the dark ages and is in desperate need of updating. The furniture is old and worn. The beds covered in a multitude of blankets like you would expect in a hospital (no comfy duvets here), the towels are small, the shower is useless. Just the overall décor is off putting. It was fine for one night but I would not recommend a longer stay here – do not expect a lie in either, the dog will see to that barking at all hours of the morning. Also if you do stay, the hotel has no facility for accepting card payments, so dust off your cheque book or bring cash. I would also recommend organising your taxis etc in advance if you require them. There is next to no mobile signal, and the owner was no assistance to us when we asked if he could book us a taxi via his landline. It also cost £27 for a 2 mile journey from Loweswater with Eric’s taxis.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank SFH022
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Reviewed July 9, 2009

Fabulous location but hopelessly outdated and run down Large dog dominated the hallway and obviously had access to the kitchens.Bedrooms fussy , gloomy and overcrowded with furniture far too large for the room. Room very cold in spite of a warm day. Towels small and bathroom barely adequate.
Food poor, vegetables overcooked and soggy, salmon overwhelmed by acidic sauce, soup gelatinous.
The whole place needsa revamp and complete overhaul to bring it anything like up to standard for the price.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled solo
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3  Thank musettayorkshire
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tobyloweswater, owner at The Grange Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2009

If you were that dissatisfied with the accommodation and food why not say something to us at the time, we do have lots of satisfied guests who return again,

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Reviewed April 15, 2009

A group of us (3 couples) recently stayed a night at The Grange Country House Hotel, as the first night of accommodation on our Coast 2 Coast cycle route. My partner and I had also already booked to return and stay in a self-catering cottage for a few nights on our own, after the C2C trip was over.

The Grange is in a fabulous location, looking out to one end of Loweswater and nestled in green hills with the Fells towering over the landscape. Up the other end of Loweswater is a great pub, the Kirkstile Inn, which does great food and has a lovely outdoor area at the rear.

Our party was given a very warm welcome by Lorna and Keith (the hosts of the property), and as we were the last of the 3 couples to arrive, our friends had been chilling out in the lounge/conservatory areas. Our hosts were friendly and accommodating, even offering to lock up the group's bikes in their garage overnight.

The hotel itself is a bit tired, though. It's decorated in the 'traditional' English B&B style with patterned wallpaper, lots of knick-knacks and a mix of antique and more modern furniture. I don't think the place has been redecorated for at least 20 years and some of the couches etc were quite faded. All of this is not a huge issue, but we felt that the B&B rate of £44 per person per night was a bit steep for a place that obviously had seen better days. By contrast, the next evening we stayed in a fabulously luxurious B&B right in the centre of Penrith (complete with The White Company toiletries and flat screen TVs), for only £35 per person per night.

Breakfast was excellent. We were given a wide choice of fruits, cereals, and hot food. We were offered more toast, more tea, more coffee... and - a rare thing indeed - our pot of tea came accompanied with a pot of hot water, plus the brew pot was 'refreshed' with more hot water after everyone had had their first cup.

Kevin and I stayed in one of the self-catering cottages on our return a few days later. At £50 per night the cost was reasonable, though again the decor, furniture and some of the appliances (particularly the TV) were quite dated. The kitchen had been upgraded and was modern (except for the cooker) and very well equipped - lots of utensils, dishes, glassware etc, and good quality cutlery. It also had a microwave and a dishwasher.

On the negative side, we had no control over the central heating. The weather ranged from chilly to warm during our stay, but as the heating did not come on until after 7.00am and then switched off again a couple of hours later, we could have been very cold had the weather not been as good. Also, the bathroom unfortunately is carpeted (ugh! You just wonder about all the hair and dead skin trapped in the pile...) and - another pet peeve about the UK - it has one of those awful 'power showers', ie. very little pressure and the temperature was very erratic. Plumbing has been in existence in the UK since Roman times and yet it's still almost impossible to get a decent shower.

Really, we had a pleasant stay but we all felt The Grange was a bit overpriced when we compared it with the other accommodation during our tour.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with friends
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2  Thank mareepsasja
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