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Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel

Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2LZ England
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Sharrow Bay is unique; the epitome of English country living in an unrivalled location surrounded by snow-topped mountains and fells, right on the shores of Lake Ullswater, widely regarded as the most beautiful lake in the country.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Room service
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
Hungarian, Polish
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Roma225 wrote a review Jul 2021
216 contributions17 helpful votes
So sad to see this hotel in this very poor situation. I can only hope that someone takes it on and restores it to the wonderful state that Francis Coulson had struggled to take it to after a lifelong love affair with the House, starting off with a few pots and pans, and taking to the dizzy heights of being one of the finest Country house Hotels in the world. Francis and his lifelong partner Brian are buried in the grounds and will be turning in their graves sadly.
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Date of stay: December 2020
3 Helpful votes
Michael J wrote a review Mar 2021
Durham, United Kingdom5 contributions10 helpful votes
To continue the fact that our deposits are down the toilet. Looking at the filing for the LIQ02 Notice to Companies House on 22 September 2020 it states that the liabilities included £185,339.38 of Consumer Credit Deposits - 494 deposits in total. Now we have an indication of how many of us were taken to the cleaners.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Jack G wrote a review Dec 2020
Milnthorpe, England, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
this was a gift from friends for my wife and myself 50th wedding anniversary, it looks that we have lost this as we should of had it in April. very disappointed in the outcome and hope the owners are not allowed to ever open another business JRG
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Date of stay: April 2020
Room Tip: keep well away
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David H wrote a review Oct 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom1 contribution4 helpful votes
As with a lot of people I too lost my deposit of £333. My booking was made in March for April stay and postponed due to COVID. I asked for a refund and was sent a cheque that bounced (In May). I then asked for a card refund and was told the Hotel would open on 1st June (Later also told August and then September.) I called the hotel several times and each time was told they would be opening as soon as it's safe to and I, therefore, kept the booking(as it was a birthday treat for my 93-year-old Mother-in-law) When I called to rebook (they never called me on any occasion over the 6 months ) They tried to charge me an extra £200 (which thankfully I didn't pay....even though it would appear at that time they knew they were in trouble !?) I rebooked for October and then happened to read in the papers they had gone into administration (something they knew about as early as June!) Not the way to act in any circumstances....I Will wait to see if the management buys it back. Feel cheated
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Date of stay: October 2020
4 Helpful votes
MEllerton wrote a review Sep 2020
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom63 contributions88 helpful votes
One of the many people cheated by this hotel. My wife & I have stayed each year for a number of years. Made a booking for our usual suite and paid deposit of £540 on 8th July 2020 for 3 nights 9th Sept. Received E.mail 26th Aug awaiting CIBILS Loan and not now opening until 1st October.Offered refund as per the booking conditions or credit note for 18months! Requested immediate refund. 27th August E.mail advised that in the absence of the release of loan monies no funds available to pay refund and claim should be made through my bankers. I now learn that hotel is to enter liquidation and that liquidators were approached on 3rd July, 5 DAYS BEFORE ACCEPTING MY BOOKING AND TAKING MY DEPOSIT! There is an estimated deficiency of £2.3million. I always felt that there were laws concerning trading when insolvent? Why has a deposit, held in trust to secure a booking, been used for goodness knows what? Why was an offer of a refund made, in the absence of funds, and withdrawn the following day. There was clearly no ability to honour the offer which was entirely within the booking terms. I have absolutely no sympathy with a business trading with these ethics.
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Date of stay: September 2020
6 Helpful votes
US$226 - US$548 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
sharrow bay country hotel, sharrow bay country penrith
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictEden DistrictPenrithPooley Bridge
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Chestnut House (2.9 km), Hallin Fell (3.1 km), and Ullswater Lake (0.01 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include 1863 Restaurant, Granny Dowbekin's, and The Horse and Farrier, Dacre.
Are pets allowed at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Polish and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Long Meg and her Daughters (14.0 km), Brougham Castle (10.8 km), and Shap Abbey (12.2 km).
Does Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.