Enjoying a two night stay with dinner, Appleby Manor was a big hit with my wife and two teenage children. We booked two adjoining rooms with connecting door, perfect for independence but also family togetherness. The rooms were spotless, well serviced and had all the usual trappings of a quality hotel. We had a patio too to enjoy the great views across the fells and gardens. Our meals on both nights were stunning. Top class. Innovative. We were made to feel special but at he same time it was not too overpowering. Staff were faultless in their service and friendliness. The food was to die for. Even breakfast was interesting. On top of a great English there were pancakes, salmon and scrambled eggs on brioche, ham and poached eggs on crumpets, kippers and other choices, all beautifully presented. Why not make the breakfast as interesting as the evening meal!
We enjoyed games of pool for 50p and a free ping pong table with bats and balls in a Settle to Carlisle railway themed room. We sat for ages in luxurious, comfy lounge chairs in a variety of lovely lounge rooms. Finally we ventured into the 'spa' area. This is the area that needs the next bit of care and attention. I am sure that the owners will transform this soon to match the changes they are clearly making elsewhere ( e.g. Table covers replaced with stylish slates and wooden tables). It was ok - small pool, sauna, steam room (not working) and jacuzzi but just needs a bit of tlc.
We were at the shore of Ullswater in 25 minutes and spent a great day in the Lakes but could also have gone the other way into the Dales. The hotel kindly provide hundreds of ideas for sunny and wet weather activities. This sums up this lovely hotel - friendly, welcoming and helpful. They make looking after you appear so simple and effortless but I am sure it is not that easy. Thanks for a great stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa is set in Cumbria within the Eden Valley on the edge of the Lake District, it is surrounded by the magnificent mountains and fells of the North Pennines and is close to the Yorkshire Dales.4 National parks within a 20 minute drive. Appleby Manor is a four star luxury Lake District Country House Hotel with everything you need including warm open log fires, excellent hotel bedrooms, a fine selection of wines and whiskies together with an award winning restaurant that offer superb views over Lake District fells. The Luxury Garden Spa at the manor is the newest destination spa in the Lake District, perfect for pamper days and relaxing spa breaks.Indulge in our unique aqua thermal journey and lift your spirits with one of our 80 rejuvenating spa treatments. Why not avoid the congestion of Windermere and other Lake District Hotels, explore the hidden Lake District - the Eden Valley, while staying at Appleby Manor Country House hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Appleby
- Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa Appleby-In-Westmorland, Cumbria