This hotel is in Elterwater which is a nice village but nothing like Ambleside. Do not expect to be able to walk to Ambleside!
Still, nice hotel (on a time - share complex) with great facilities. Two good pubs within walking distance and some great scenery / nice walks. All in all, not what we expected but would definitely go back.
Traveller from Manchester
Surrounded by a 35-acre estate near Ambleside in the heart of the Lake District, the Langdale Hotel and Country Club is a …More
Without doubt the Grizedale Lodge is a superb Guest House located in the Grizedale Forest. If you want peace and quiet or a little bit of adventure at the nearby Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre either way this is the perfect place to stay.
Very good family room. Plenty of tea and coffee, good beds and a very decent bathroom. Exceptionally good breakfast - both in terms of choice and quality (can't comment on evening meal as we were elsewhere for that). Good location and nice staff too.
N from UK
Renowned for the comfortable, relaxed atmosphere and efficient yet unobtrusive service, the hotel has been personally managed …More
We first stayed here in 1989 and stayed numerous times in the 1990's, in 2001, 2002 and the last time in 2004. It had lost it's edge a little for us in the transition from a privately run and owned hotel to part of a chain (Von Essen). Recent developments, a new owner, and good reviews tempted us back and we were not disappointed! It isn't the same as in the days of Francis and Brian - it never could be - but it is still a unique experience. The position on Ullswater couldn't be better (I'd go for the views alone!), the staff were helpful and friendly, the food was exceptional without following fashion. Sharrow Bay always did things it's own way and that was what made it special. The décor and furnishings suit the house and location superbly and I'm pleased to see the Hotel still dares to be different in that respect. We won't leave it as long before our next visit. It is still Simply the Best!
Dave & Caroline from Berkshire
Sharrow Bay Country House was originally a little fishermen house but since being converted into a hotel is now one of the …More
My wife and I were absolutely elated with our stay at this marvellous hotel that lived up to very bit of our expectations. It was our 1st stay here. We chose this place because we wanted to get away from the busy touristy parts of Lake District and due to good reviews about it. Though the prices were a tad high, we enjoyed quality for the money paid. Ees Wyke is located on a slight rise overlooking green pastures and Esthwaite Water, far from the madding crowd. It is a refurbished country house that is clean and beautifully decorated interiorly with absolutely comfortable furnishings. The managers, Richard and Margaret, paid the utmost care to detail, from welcoming guests to preparing and presenting a exquisite set dinner for two, to maintaining cleanliness of and ensuring comfort in the boudoir and giving polite suggestions for spending an idyllic day in the surrounding area.
The immediate friendliness and professionalism of the hotel's owners was apparent the moment I arrived with my needs and requirments dealt with, within minutes. I was settled in and comfortable before I knew it.
Much appreciated, especially the generously delivered local knowledge about the town of Ambleside itself.