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Hazel Bank Country House Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Always welcoming, friendly and comfortable, can't really fault this lovely country house hotel in the perfect position for walking the fells, returning to be well fed with one of David and Donna's dinners. Rooms are constantly being upgraded the latest being new bathrooms which use the local wood and slate. Just want to go back really!

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GaryatHB, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Happy you enjoyed our lovely country house ,always a pleasure to welcome back regular guests.Our position for walking is without a doubt the very best in Borrowdale )) Gary and Donna

Liverpool
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We try and come here at least twice a year because of the all round excellence of the experience. The rooms continue to be upgraded in the close season, ensuring that nothing gets left too long unattended. Now that David Jackson has joined Donna in the kitchen there is a very wide range of culinary experience and expertise supporting a...

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GaryatHB, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this review

You are always welcome and we are all pleased to be able to look after someone who has always been a regular to the Valley if not always with ourselves !! Needless to say you arte not the only one .David and Donna between them serve up a real taste of Borrowdale cuisine and are always happy to serve up...

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Could only afford one day away and both of us would have loved to stay longer. From the moment we were greeted we felt totally at home and immediately began to relax. Great hospitality, great food, lovely bedroom and a wonderful pack up which was really appreciated on the top of Scafell especially the flapjack. Will be back.

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GaryatHB, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review ,So sorry also you could only afford the time to take one day away with us .Nevertheless we are happy we made a good impression on you both ,Hope the walking went well and no stiffness )) We look forward to seeing you back in the valley when you have more time...

London
Reviewed 9 March 2016

From the moment we turned into the drive I new this was something special.The setting, in my favourite Lakeland valley, is perfection.The House looks wonderful,both inside and out.Make no mistake,Gary and the elegant Donna are a class act,honed in a lifetime in this difficult business.The daily changing set menu showed imagination and originality.No hint of pre cooked,re heated food I've...

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GaryatHB, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this review

We have both lived our lives in the hospiotality business and in the valley so you are quite right ,although we find its always the guests that make it all worthwhile.We look forward to welcoming back to Borrowdale.

Reviewed 8 March 2016

A charming small hotel, beautifully situated at the bottom of Borrowdale, affording stunning views and many varied walks from its doors. Owned by a local family, Gary and his son Adam are friendly, helpful and caring of their guests. Dinner is a set menu (though changes can be made) and is locally sourced, imaginatively presented and delicious. Breakfast provided a...

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GaryatHB, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review our Classic Country House Hotel.We take great care in our preparation when it comes to food all ingredients wherever possible sourced locally from local farms and growers .We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay . Regards Gary

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Wonderful location with great views. So tranquil. Very well presented (local) food beautifully cooked - so tasty. Adam looked after us very well throughout our stay, which included our wedding anniversary. Would recommend Hazel Bank to anyone. Excellent ground-floor room and a very comfortable bed, so we slept soundly. Adam's knowledge of walks in the area was just right, considering...

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GaryatHB, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this review

We have just been awarded Good Hotel Guides Top 10 Hotels and Best Walking Hotel of the year for the very reasons you have just stated .We are ideally placed for all the best walks in the lakes and being locallly born and bred we have a wealth of knowledge to share with our guests .Thank you for taking time...

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Booked this week and had two fabulous nights with wonderful hosts, Gary and Donna. They were very professional, welcoming, accommodating (extra guests) and helpful, I couldn't ask for anything better. Being local people from the area, they have an excellent knowledge of the area and know what walks to recommend depending on what you are looking for and your fitness...

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GaryatHB, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Our unique selling point is in fact what you have just highlighted ,We are local ,born and bred ,have spent our lives in the valley and are now the proud ownwers and operators of Hazel Bank offering a very unique ,personal service .In house managers just don`t get it ..a real taste of Cumbria from Cumbrians .Really nice to see...

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Stayed to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. We had a wonderful stay and everything about the place makes for an unforgettable experience.The room we stayed in,the food and of course the hospitality from Gary and his wife and son were exceptional and we are looking forward to returning in the next few months. Thank you !

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GaryatHB, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review .We are always happy to help your celebration along.Being a local family run country house we feel than we are small enough to care ....unlike some of the bigger hotels... Look forward to your return

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Saying we would return I could not believe it took us nearly a year to do so. It is nice to see in this fast paced changing world some things just don't change and remain as good as ever. Gary is a wonderful host, welcoming and knowledgable of his fine wine cellar. Donna and David produce some terrific food, indeed...

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GaryatHB, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Lovely to see you all again and our first guests of 2016 . A wet birthday celebration with pear cheesecake and Pear Turkish Delight !! Glad mother made the trip too. Always a pleasure and we look forward to your next visit

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2015

This is a very long overdue review of a wonderful stay we had at Hazel Bank in September. it was our 4th stay there in 12 months and it has never disappointed. I think we would be hard pressed to find a more welcoming place to stay with such a fantastic location and wonderful food. It is such a treat...

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GaryatHB, Owner at Hazel Bank Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Since re establishing Hazel Bank in 2013 we are finding more and more regulars are coming backtime and time again ,it some cases 5 visits in a season.This is very gratifying and we are truly humbled by the kind reviews of all our guests. Gary and Donna

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in Borrowdale Valley in the heart of the Lake District just 10 minutes from Keswick, this family-run country house offers stunning views, excellent food and free Wi-Fi and parking. Set in 4 acres of tranquil countryside, it commands a privileged position above the hamlet of Rosthwaite, providing some spectacular views of the surrounding fells. Originally built in 1840, the property is infused with the vibrancy of its historic past and it still retains many of its original period features. Whether it is an energetic day on the fells or a relaxing afternoon tea on the lawn, Hazel Bank is the perfect place to escape, relax and explore. There is a choice of 8 en-suite guestrooms available, all located within the main residence of the country house. Luxurious and elegantly furnished, every room includes free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TV, comfy bedding, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. Superior and Deluxe options are available and the majority of rooms benefit from magnificent views of the grounds and the countryside. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hazel Bank Country House Hotel

Address: Rosthwaite, Borrowdale CA12 5XB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Borrowdale > Rosthwaite
Price Range: RM773 - RM1,131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hazel Bank Country House Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Front rooms are best. Try to get spacious Great Gable or Scafell for lovely views but you will have to book well in advance.”
898jonp, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“Blencathra over looks the rear garden where you can see Red Squirrels & many different birds. It has a lovely calm feel to it.”
nickN9658QN, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Our room (Scafell) was perfect , but I imagine the others are also.”
davidpQ9989YP, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Front rooms have the best view, but there aren't any bad views.”
Blue_Eddie, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Our room was Dale Head. It isn't the largest but the view is magnificent and the bathroom new with a fab shower and bath.”
JanetW28, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
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