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“welcoming, helpful staff and fantastic food”
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Overwater Hall
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ireby
Certificate of Excellence
Ripon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“welcoming, helpful staff and fantastic food”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

As soon as I booked I was contacted by a manager with very helpful advice. Nothing was too much trouble. Country house decor (no duvets) superb bathroom. Good food. Red squirrels and red deer on tap. The room (although smaller than most) was still plenty big enough with views of the grounds and a spacious bathroom. Only criticism was the picture in the dining room which was not to my taste and out of keeping with the decor. Also I was so full after the five course meal I had to go straight to bed to sleep it off.. wonderful. The sun shone all the time.

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London, UK
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

The worst thing about Overwater Hall is finding it. It is down several country lanes, and Sat Nav fails you completely. And when you get there, there is no mobile phone reception.

Everything else about this hotel is however quite superb. The welcome is warm and genuine, the rooms are elegant and extremely comfortable, and the food fully deserves all the many accolades it has received. The staff are very helpful indeed and nothing is too much trouble.

And the garden has red squirrels in it to complete the enjoyment of the visit!

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2012

In summary: a lovely hotel with fantastic rooms and attentive service. Absolutely fantastic food, easily on a par with any other top restaurant I can think of. No, really. Beautiful location, just be prepared for that Cumbrian weather ;-)

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2012

I have stayed at Overwater Hall many times and I have loved every single moment I have spent there. The hotel is gorgeous, the grounds are beautiful, the food is exquisite and the staff are delightful. It is very remote and provides the perfect retreat from city life. I cannot praise this wonderful hotel highly enough.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Woking, Surrey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2012

What a lovely hotel in such a peaceful and relaxing location. Service was fantastic - probably some of the best we have ever had, right from arriving, through dinner and right up until we left. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was so slick - Steve and his staff were all thoroughly attentive without being overbearing. The food at this hotel is out of this world - you really should eat here in the evening.

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Manchester, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2012

My (now) wife and I decided we wanted to elope to Gretna Green. The challenge was to find a location within an hour of the Scottish border to have a lovely long weekend and return to as a married couple. After considering a few hotels we decided that the overwater looked like the business.

We arrived late on a Friday to a warm welcome and offer of help with our luggage. We stayed in the garden room, the only bedroom on the ground floor, it is a sort of mini suite and we loved the room. On saturday we enjoyed a beautiful full Cumbrian breakfast that rates as the highest quality full breakfast I have ever had. The black pudding is amazing! The poached eggs - perfection. We went off to Gretna, got married and came back. The welcome was lovely but not too in your face. I had requested Champagne in our room and it was there, and for the house Champagne it was delightful, and very reasonably priced.

The food is to die for, absolutely fantastic. We have eaten some amazing meals in our time and this was up there with meals I've had in Paris, New York and London. Real fine dining but without pretension. It was some of the best food we've eaten.

This was obviously a very special weekend for us, and we just wanted a friendly, suave place to enjoy our first few days as a married couple. We got it, completely. We will recommend this place to friends and family for years to come and definitely return for future anniversaries.

Friendly, top class hotel.

I hope you decide to book and enjoy.

Rob and Gabby

Room Tip: The garden room has it's own outside terrace and a jacuzzi bath.
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Manchester UK
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

This hotel is in a very secluded and peaceful location in an area which is does not have as many tourists as the main Lakes centres. The grounds were ideal for walking our two dogs before brakfast, and we felt comfortable taking the dogs into the bar in the evening.

The welcome and the service is very good indeed. No bills to sign for drinks etc - very relaxed.
The public areas are very comfortable and our room was a very good size, with excellent furniture and equipment. Breaksfast is good and prompt. We were very impressed with the four course dinners, which were interesting and high quality, without being needlessly exotic. Contrary to other reviewers we thought the dinners were good value for money, as was the whole stay.

We really could not fault the place after a 3-night stay, and have already booked to go back again in October.

Room Tip: the superior rooms are worth the small premium.
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Property: Overwater Hall
Address: Overwater, Ireby CA7 1HH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ireby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ireby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Overwater Hall 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Genuine Georgian English country house hotel, family owned and cared for. Set in 18 acres of formal gardens and woodland, and within a short drive of Keswick and the central lakes. Recently refurbished throughout, with modern en-suite bathrooms, free high speed wireless internet and sumptuous three star, two-rosette AA restaurant. ... more   less 
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