We recently stayed for a night at Ullswater House on our way back from a trip to the Highlands. We hadn’t pre-booked but called on the off chance there was a room available having read some previous Trip Advisor reviews first. We were not disappointed. Ullswater House is right in the centre of Pooley Bridge which is a very pretty village indeed. Angela was there to greet us upon our arrival and showed us up to our room. We had room one which was nicely decorated, (quite recently by the looks of it), with an en-suite shower and toilet. A nice view too from the window over the main High Street. The bed was very comfortable and there is a complimentary selection of teas, coffee and drinking chocolate along with a kettle and some biscuits. There is a TV a good wifi connection and breakfast is included. One thing to also mention are the lovely shower gels and shampoos in the bathroom. They are hand made locally by a company called Lakeland and they smell gorgeous. They are not available on the internet, but if you want to buy some Angela sells them in the foyer. Pricey but worth it.
As for breakfast if you want black pudding or sausage with your breakfast Angela likes to know the night before as these take longer to cook, but other than that make your request in the morning and she will oblige and cook you up a delicious breakfast. There is also a good range of cereals available and fruit salad etc. I settled for porridge and poached eggs which were cooked to perfection. Breakfast is served between 8 & 9.00am.
There are three pubs in the village, all close by and all serving food, so you won’t go hungry in the evenings. There is also a lovely tea house right next to the bridge which is almost next door. Ulswater is a minutes walk away, so if you are looking for a clean, comfortable base to stay at in Pooley Bridge, you can’t go wrong here as Angela and Dave will make you very welcome. We would happily stay here again when we next take a trip to the Lakes.
Clive & John
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family run, 4 Star Gold Bed and Breakfast in Pooley Bridge which sits at the head of Lake Ullswater in the Lake District. Fabulous breakfasts are served using the best local fresh ingredients available, all our rooms are individually decorated and all are ensuite with views, we also have a ground floor room. There is ample private off road parking (Including Free EV Charge Point), secure lock up for equipment and wet room.Access to the fells and Lake are minutes away, fishing, golf, horse riding and sailing are all close by. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ullswater Guest House Pooley Bridge, England