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“Overwater Hall - We fell in love!”
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Overwater Hall
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ireby
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 24, 2008

Imagine being invited to stay at a rather grand house where you are made incredibly welcome, and nothing is too much trouble for your hosts. That is Overwater Hall. It is a beautiful house that has not suffered in any way from being made into a hotel several decades ago. It's current owners obviously love the place and that rings through every aspect of your stay.
The rooms are beautifully furnished and exceptionally comfortable - the bathroom of the one in which we stayed was stunning.
We had with us the most awkward of guests - two children aged 6 and 11, plus a retriever. Since our stay the children have been badgering us to return. Despite the place being a car journey (albeit short) from anywhere, our girls fell in love with the hotel - to be honest, I would defy anyone not to.
The food is something that two months on we are still wistful about; it would not be out of place in a celebrity chef's restaurant. Imaginative menu, beautifully cooked and presented - also there was plenty of it - nothing 'cheffy' about the portions!!
The owners and staff were excellent - friendly, efficient, proud of their hotel but never intrusive - without doubt the best we have encountered in many years.
Our comment in the visitor's book was that we felt we had found a beautiful oasis and would be back - something that will be all too true as soon as we have the time.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 24, 2008

We had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful country hotel for three days in august. In all honesty we were surprised at the excellent levels of service that we recieved. The staff were warm and friendly without any pomposity and the Garden Room in which we stayed was as good if not better than many of the four and five star hotels that we have stayed in internationaly. Now we come to the food: This was truly the very best that we have been served in hotels in over forty countries world wide- move over Michael Winner try the Overwater Hotel for your next review and you do not need a private jet to get you there and for once let us say that dining in the UK can be fantastic.
We hope to stay there again in the near future
William Marshall

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2008
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  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Overwater Hall

Address: Overwater, Ireby CA7 1HH, England
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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: $182 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Overwater Hall Hotel Bassenthwaite

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