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Overwater Hall

Overwater, Ireby CA7 1HH England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Overwater Hall
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


Travellers' Choice
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 wireless internet and sumptuous award-winning restaurant.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Room service
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, French, Hungarian, Polish
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Janpal24 wrote a review Nov 2021
North Wales41 contributions20 helpful votes
We have stayed very many times over the last few years and I’ve written a couple of reviews previously but haven’t written any recently as I had run out of superlatives! I wanted to write a review after this visit to reassure guests that Overwater Hall never disappoints and is Covid compliant. From the moment you arrive, the team swoop into action and cater for all your needs. From the lovely touches in the rooms, fresh flowers and fruit, home made shortbread, fresh milk on the tea tray and a home made dog biscuit bone, the emphasis is on fresh, local and home made. The public rooms are comfortable and cosy, with a roaring log fire in the drawing room. The restaurant is classy, crisp tablecloths, with a fresh flower bud vase on each table, gleaming cutlery and sparkling glassware, you instinctively know you’re in for a dining treat! The dinner is the main event, Adrian and his team consistently produce fantastic dishes to tickle your tastebuds, again, as much as possible is sourced locally and the producers are name-checked on the daily menu. It starts with the canapés, taste explosions in one bite. Bread is freshly baked in house each day, with some fantastic taste combinations, date and walnut, cheddar and red onion etc. The gin cured salmon, with tomato pannacotta, shaved fennel and leaves was my favourite starter! There’s usually a choice of 6/7 dishes per course, the Trio of lamb was just one of the spectacular main courses and the imaginative desserts are pure heaven. Breakfast involves a great selection of cereals, fruit, juices, yogurt as well as a variety of cooked dishes. I have to say that the breakfasts are all cooked to order so you can guarantee everything is piping hot, a particular bugbear of mine is a breakfast that has been cooked and left hanging around for the orders to come in, not here! (Special mention to the beautiful thick cut bacon, yum!). Home made Danish pastries arrive on your table, the croissant and home made preserves are a real treat. Dogs are truly welcomed and are made to feel at home, with a bowl of freshly made dog treats in the hall as well as the dog biscuit on arrival, the gardens and grounds are fabulous for their walks. The red squirrels regularly put in an appearance as do a great variety of bird life. It’s a little piece of heaven so just kick back, relax and breathe.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from , Owner at Overwater Hall
Responded 4 weeks ago
What can I say? A huge thank you for such a glowing and complete review: what a lovely way to start the day! We are delighted that we tick so many of your boxes, and we look forward to seeing you again, and again! With best wishes Angela
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Andrew M wrote a review Oct 2021
8 contributions4 helpful votes
2 day weekend break with friends. Warm AND sincere welcome by Stephen and Angela. Log fires in a relaxing drawing room. Delicious,freshly prepared and locally sourced produce. Adrian the chef prepared our meals and without exception, they were all wonderful. Our friends were so impressed......they booked us in for his 50th in February. Overwater Hall and its 3 lovely owners.......never fails to impress
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from , Owner at Overwater Hall
Responded 30 Oct 2021
Thank you for your lovely review...and for choosing Overwater Hall for your friend's big Five 0! We look forward to seeing you all again in February. With best wishes Angela
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RobinHood wrote a review Oct 2021
Hinckley, United Kingdom14 contributions12 helpful votes
From the moment you walk through the door it’s like visiting your favourite relatives. Adrian, Angela & Stephen make sure the greeting is warm and very welcoming. Overwater Hall isn’t a hotel it’s a home from home in every way! Supported by stunning surroundings and the odd Red Squirrels!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you are looking for a relaxing environment, open fires, exquisite food cooked superbly by...
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Response from , Owner at Overwater Hall
Responded 25 Oct 2021
We are so pleased you felt at home with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you for your lovely review, Angela
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Annette wrote a review Oct 2021
Hinckley, United Kingdom1 contribution2 helpful votes
We've just returned from 4 nights at this lovely hotel. We were made to feel valued guests not just faces in a featureless hotel. From the moment we were met at the door by Angela we anticipated something special and we were certainly not disappointed. The decor might not be to everyone's taste but there's an elegance about everything. The food is of an exceptional standard and we were helped with our wine choices too! All the staff are so polite and helpful and nothing is too much trouble, even a change of bedding when we were too hot on the first night. Do away with modern technology, there's no phone signal, and just relax and think how fortunate you are that quintessential places like this are still to be found and return home richer for the experience.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Lots of free parking. Go red squirrel spotting!
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2 Helpful votes
Response from , Owner at Overwater Hall
Responded 25 Oct 2021
What a very special review: thank you and we hope to have the pleasure of your company again before too long. Thank you for staying with us, Angela
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Cathryn G wrote a review Aug 2021
Barbados2 contributions1 helpful vote
We chose Overwater Hall as our wedding venue. This was without doubt the best thing we could ever have done. Right from the start, from initially setting a date in April and then having to move the date due to Covid to May, this was done with kindness, consideration and flexibility. We had the most perfect wedding. Nothing could have been done to make it any better than it was and it will live in our memories for ever. Overwater Hall is set in the most beautiful surroundings in the heart of the northern Lakes. The venue is a small luxury country house hotel. We secured the whole venue for the wedding day and had the wedding party stay for 3 days. Each of the rooms were beautifully unique and perfectly decorated. We specifically loved our Turret room with spectacular views which we would highly recommend. We have already booked it again for our 1st wedding anniversary next year We were married in the drawing room with its balcony facing the extensive gardens. What a beautiful location! We dined the night before the wedding in the hotel’s restaurant. The menu, prepared by Adrian was exquisite, we could have been dining in a Michelin star restaurant. The wedding breakfast was chosen from several potential menus and we were even able to give our guests choices as we were a small party of only 14 people. Adrian, the chef, along with Angela his wife and Stephen were fantastic hosts. The food, again, was fabulous. Artistically presented and creatively prepared. Each plate being a masterpiece in its own right. We are great foodies and this most definitely floated our boat! There is no doubt in our minds that this fabulous experience was made all the better by the hosts. Angela spent many months communicating with us about our wedding plans while the world was overcome by Covid and our arrangements had to be fluid, even down to finding a hairdresser! Stephen was our host on our special day, he was attentive with his own dry humour. Nothing was missed. We can honestly say that he pre-empted our every need, including fine wines, port and a fabulous cheese board If we could give Overwater Hall more than 5 stars we would! This place is truly special not just as a wedding venue it is great as a romantic getaway for couples. We long to be there again……..
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: Turret Rooms are beautiful
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Response from , Owner at Overwater Hall
Responded 18 Aug 2021
How can we respond to such a wonderful review? We are delighted that your wedding day was everything you had hoped for...and more! Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough account of your day: I am sure other readers will find it very helpful. With our very best wishes to you both, and we look forward to seeing you again next year...if not before! Angela
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US$194 - US$249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Overwater Hall
Which popular attractions are close to Overwater Hall?
Nearby attractions include The Lake District Wildlife Park (4.2 km), Skiddaw (6.2 km), and Bassenthwaite Lake (3.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Overwater Hall?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Overwater Hall?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Overwater Hall?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Overwater Hall?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Overwater Hall?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mae's Tea Room & Gallery, Bistro at the Distillery, and Sun Inn.
Are pets allowed at Overwater Hall?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Overwater Hall?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Polish, and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Overwater Hall?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mirehouse & Gardens (6.4 km).
Is Overwater Hall accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.