Myself and my husband visited Overwater Hall in June for our 5th Wedding Anniversary. We wanted to get away from the city and were very pleased with our choice.
From the moment we arrived, we were greeted by one of the owners in the carpark who showed us to our room, which was spacious and comfortable. The staff were very attentive, without experiencing any feeling of intrusion. This was something which both myself and my husband commented on quite alot during our weekend stay, since it can be rare to find a place where such a personal service is received without sacrificing guests' privacy and wish for peace.
The unique selling point for this hotel has to be the food. We had booked only a bed and breakfast deal, however ended up dining in the hotel both nights. For £40 per person per night, dinner (which, including canapés and coffee, equates to a 6 course meal) is an absolute treat! The food is gorgeous, all made with top end ingredients. We were however a little disappointed that some of the menu choices that were available on the Friday night appeared again on Saturday - This however did not stop us finding dishes that we thoroughly enjoyed both nights.
The setting of this hotel is beautiful. It is off the beaten track but this was part of the appeal for us. We spent our two days enjoying drinks in the hotel gardens (we were lucky to get two very sunny days in June) and walking in the nearby hills. Both evenings were spent indulging in the restaurant followed by some relaxation in the hotel drawing room with a set of dominos.
This hotel was not cheap but in our minds worth every penny. I would recommend a stay at Overwater Hall if you want nothing more than peace and tranquillity with a touch of sheer indulgence. A great place to spend a quiet weekend with a loved one for a special occasion.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Overwater Hall Hotel Bassenthwaite