Once a large family home, now developed into a superb hotel. If you like all chrome and glitz this is probably not for you!
However, if Victorian and Edwardian grandeur, overlaid with discreet modern facilities, are your thing start making tracks.
Comfortable rooms, lovely staff, great food and all the little touches that 'lift' a Hotel from 'good' to 'brilliant.'
We arrived quite late for our overnight stay (9pm) and staff were very accomadating and friendly. The rooms were clean and well kept. The Evening meal and Breakfast were first class - no complaints from our party. An all round excellent experience.
All aspects of this hotel were very good . In a decent location, however at this time of the year (March) the closest towns , Kirkby Stephen and Brough are very quiet with little going on . Plenty of good, not too strenuous, walking in the near vicinity!
The staff were very friendly and efficient, the room was spacious and well presented, the bathroom immaculate.We were a bit concerned that there was only single glazing between us an the road below, but there was very little traffic in the morning.
The breakfast was excellent - including home-made marmalade - served in a very interesting dining room.
Due to a mix-up in the booking system (Expedia's) I was not aware that the charging was not per room. and the £25 surcharge for a second person took the total charge past what I would normally pay for a night on the road; it was probably still good value, but I would usually settle for a bit less luxury!
Eden Valley really is Cumbria's hidden gem. Rolling meadows and quiet country lanes weave through quaint villages, creating landscapes of breathtaking beauty. Situated on the path of Hadrien's Wall, Carlisle is a lively city, and a great location for exploring the surrounding fells. A wealth of historical landmarks lie on its doorstep, including the well-preserved Carlisle Castle and the Citadel.
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