Read what our customers have to say about their experiences at Lakes
TripAdvisor - 01/01/2020
"We had our little family catch-up after Christmas. Love the traditional furnishings and decor. The beautiful Christmas decorations were still up and reminded me of a good old fashioned Christmas- loved it. We were greeted immediately by very friendly and helpful staff. The Sunday lunch was one of the best I have ever had in a restaurant. Would definitely recommend."
TripAdvisor - 16/01/2020
"We took advantage of the on-site spa. The pool is great and the hot tub on the balcony is well worth a try as you relax whilst taking in the views. The massage/pampering facilities were also top notch. All in all, a great relaxing getaway. Highly recommended."
Facebook - 01/12/2019
"I have been coming to the Lake Hotel for many years. It started with a wedding anniversary celebration around 10 years ago and we keep coming back as we have not found a better place to relax.
It’s the perfect place to unwind- the main house is a large Victorian Country Hotel with lovely antiques- the lounge has a fire with lots of comfy sofas and magazines and the dining room is very elegant and understated. Each guest room is different, (and we have stayed in most of them over the years) beautifully decorated, always very comfortable, with gorgeous furnishings, antiques and lovely views over the grounds.
There are extensive grounds, great for walks, we love the large pool and spa- with sauna and steam room and spa treatments.
The food and service are all excellent but the best thing at this family-run hotel is the staff, who are so welcoming and friendly – we have got to know them over the years and it’s always lovely to return."
Facebook - 10/10/2019
"A hotel/spa complex in the middle of nowhere with friendly staff, fine quality food, restful landscapes and classical, yet comforting designs throughout. Enjoy a glass of wine or whisky and cosy up in the large main room with a book or plentiful magazines."
TripAdvisor - 01/12/2019
"This has to be one of the easiest reviews I have ever written on here. Not only because the place was beautiful, the staff were excellent and the surroundings were wonderful, but also because this hotel is now forever in our memories as the place we got engaged!
I'm a wedding planner, and for Luke and his team, as well as my now fiancé, to plan such a special occasion to surprise a control freak like me, they HAVE to receive some praise.
The hot tub overlooking the lake was magical, and the touches that they were able to work with him to create were just the icing on the cake
The hotel feels like a county inn you see in the movies, whilst also feeling like your grandparents' house with roaring fires in every room, the smell of home cooked meals and the family touches of their photos and personal memories dotted around makes you feel so warm and welcome.
Plenty of places for walks, starting with their very own lake (take your wellies as it was very muddy when we went), but if you fancy doing nothing then lay by a pool that feels like something you could have in your own back garden, or have one of the best massages you have ever had in the massage rooms while the rain pours on the roof...heaven! [...] Loved it all. Would recommend to all and can't wait to come back for our anniversary and many years to come as our family continues to grow..."
TripAdvisor - 23/01/2020
"Stayed Sun-Wed this week for the first time. Beautiful buildings and grounds. The staff were all really friendly and genuine. The food was delicious and our stay had the most relaxing atmosphere I have ever experienced in a hotel. We were lucky enough in having the pleasure of meeting the owner who was a lovely gentleman and very approachable. After searching this area we discovered that this hotel is a one off in every way possible. Other hotels in the area try to be on par with the Lake Country House Hotel and will try to copy it but they will never succeed as the atmosphere in that house is very charming and unique. We will return."
TripAdvisor - 11/12/2019
"Evening meal was out of this world, the staff had to make some adjustments to the menu to meet some last minute dietary requirements and they did this without flinching. It really was a high standard.
Lovely hotel, great food, friendly staff, chilled out pace, massive log fires...... ticked all boxes for me at this time of year, can’t wait to return 👏👏"
Facebook - 20/11/2019
"My partner and I booked for a 2-night, much-needed break. Not only we did have the most perfect time, but we ate some of the most beautiful food we have had (we have a lot to compare to!), met the friendliest hotel staff team we’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting, and are still in awe of the stunning local landscapes. This was the perfect luxury, quiet retreat away from city life and we will be returning as soon as we can!"
TripAdvisor - 07/11/2019
"We arrived stressed and exhausted in desperate need of some time to relax and reconnect. Everything was so blissful we've spent the ten days since wishing we could go back!
Gorgeous warm, comfortable, spacious room with comfy beds; a beautiful lounge with roaring fires, perfect for watching the dusk slowly creep in; a lakeside spa that was never too busy with a balcony hot tub surrounded by views of autumn trees; and the loveliest restaurant experience - from drinks by the fire and perusing the menu first, to bonus canapés and thoughtful touches from the chef.
It's also situated in a stunning area with lots of places to stomp around outside and build up an appetite for the delicious food... and our dog George very much approved to.
I feel wistful to be back there just writing about it!"
Facebook - 01/02/2020
"We stayed here last night for my husband’s birthday. It was fantastic from start to finish. We feel completely refreshed. The scent in the spa was completely divine then once entering the hotel the smell of the open fire was perfect. Thank you for making our stay so perfect."
Facebook - 25/11/2019
"My husband and I got married at this lovely hotel 9 years ago. We have been visiting the hotel for the past 10 years and having just returned from our anniversary visit I have to say this place just gets better and better. The new chef they have on board is a true asset to the place and the food is some of the best we have eaten. All the staff are so friendly and can’t do enough for you. A special mention to Emily on reception who was amazing during our stay. We look forward to seeing you all again very soon.
Tripadvisor - 24/01/2020
"Took my mum for a break and it was lovely, secluded and surrounded by beautiful countryside. The hotel had lovely warm fires and a cosy room to sit in to chat and have a cup of tea/coffee brought to you. Our room was spacious, a bit cold when we first got in there, but the weather had turned and once we turned the radiators up it was fine. When we woke up the only thing we could hear was birds. The staff were lovely and couldn’t do enough for you. Can’t wait to go back with my husband and my dog 🐶 because dogs are welcome too."
Trip Advisor - 18/12/2019
"My husband and I visited in December for one night and cannot recommend this place enough. From the moment we arrived we were greeted very warmly by a lovely woman on the reception desk. She was so friendly and happy to help with any questions we had. The grounds are just beautiful, such a stunning location. Our room was gorgeous too with lots of space and beautiful period features. We had some drinks in the lounge which had a lovely atmosphere and we were in awe of the decor. The best part however is the food. We were SO impressed with every single thing we ate. I had vegetarian options which can feel like an afterthought in some restaurants, but not this one - each dish was done to perfection and I cannot fault any of it. We had 3 courses (and canapés) and everything was cooked perfectly with so much flavour (and was presented beautifully too!).
Overall the experience was 10/10 and the food was absolutely delicious - we have recommended it to everyone we know!"