Stayed here for a couple of nights and very glad that I did.
Hotel is right beside the main road and easy to spot. May seem small from the outside but is surprisingly larger once inside and yet still easily navigated.
Very helpful and friendly staff in all parts of the hotel (reception, bar, restaurant).
The room was nice and spacious, clean and well-presented with a pleasingly comfortable bed and well-equipped bathroom. The bath was a bit of an odd shape but it didn't detract from the facilities at all.
I didn't notice any noise coming from the rooms near mine which was good.
Curtains in the room were a bit heavy and awkward to close. Would be an issue for an older person.
Food in the bar was nice and tasty (would recommend eating in it just for the customer service). (Was only in the restaurant for breakfast.) Breakfast was a little disappointing however. The uncooked items like cereal, fruit, bread for toast, milk, yoghurt, juices, etc etc were laid out buffet-style which was good but hot breakfast foods (sausages, beans, eggs, bacon, etc etc) had to be ordered and brought to the table separately and was of a disappointingly below average quality. Would have been better to have the hot item buffet-style like the rest (which would also have allowed for me to better choose which cooked items I wanted). If breakfast is really important to you then this place may not be the best choice.
Views around the hotel are a little limited although that is the fault of the local geography (lots of wooded hills very close to the hotel) however I felt that it added a nice bit of isolation to the location.
Hotel is about 20min drive from Keswick and an hour from Lake Windermere which are definitely reasonable travel times.
Overall, I would recommend this hotel to someone who wants a nice quite place away from the busier parts of the Lake District and I would consider coming back here again.
Overall rating 4/5 (would probably rise to 5/5 if the breakfast improves). less