In 1998 Sharrow Bay celebrated its fiftieth year as a country house hotel with a reputation for comfort, service, and cuisine that has over the years spread throughout the globe. On the shores of Lake Ullswater within the magnificent Lake District National Park, the panoramic views across the lake to Helvellyn and Striding Edge are claimed by many as the most spectacular from any hotel in the UK.

The beauty which surrounds it is echoed by the interior, where soft furnishings and antiques create an ambience of established comfort which is maintained throughout the hotel. Bedrooms are luxuriously cosy, replete with porcelain, pictures, antiques, flowers and books. Guest rooms in Bank House, a converted Elizabethan farmhouse a short distance from the main house, all overlook the lake, with two further cottages and the Edwardian gatehouse providing even greater peace and seclusion. The internationally renowned cuisine served in the restaurant at the main house emphasises traditional British dishes created with imagination and served with flair by an award-winning team, some of whom have been at Sharrow for over 25 years.

Set within 12 acres of gardens and woodland under Barton Fell, guests can enjoy boating, fishing, shooting and golf in the immediate vicinity, while the hotel represents an ideal base for exploring the breathtaking scenery of the Lake District National Park.

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Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel
Lake Ullswater, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2LZ
Location: on shore of Lake Ullswater 2 miles from Pooley Bridge

Managing Director: Nigel Lightburn

Tel: +44 (0)17684 86301
Fax: +44 (0)17684 86349
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