Hotel Sharrow Bay Country House (Penrith, United Kingdom)


Hotel Sharrow Bay Country House (Penrith, United Kingdom)

About Hotel Sharrow Bay Country House

There are just 17 bedrooms at Hotel Sharrow Bay Country House, some situated in the Main House, some in the Garden Wing and also the Edwardian Lodge located 400 metres from the Main House. This hotel is ideal for guests looking for peace and tranquillity. Each bedroom is decorated to a high standard and is individually styled.  Each has an en-suite bathroom and television.  Many rooms have views over the lake. This hotel offers a treatment room where guests can pre-book various relaxation and beauty treatments. There are also 12 acres of gardens to spend your days, with water features and ornamental ponds. The hotel restaurant is popular with local residents as well as hotel guests. It has been awarded two AA Rosettes and is proud to offer over 700 fine wines. Hotel Sharrow Bay Country House is located on the shores of Ullswater lake.  It is surrounded by mountains and there are many walks in the locality.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


Lake Ullswater, CA10 2LZ, Penrith, United Kingdom

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  8.5 / 10
  • Rooms
    Very good  8.1 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  8.5 / 10

Positive Reviews


Stunning views.

Sharrow Bay is situated right on the edges of Ullswater and because of that has spectacular views. Many guests have mentioned how this is the main draw of the hotel for them. Most of the hotel rooms have great views, and the dining room has also been designed around the view.


Delicious food and large choice of wines.

There have been lots of compliments about the food, from the evening meals on offer, to three course lunches and the breakfasts on offer. In particular the afternoon tea has made a very positive impression. There is a huge wine list and staff have been able to recommend wines to go with different dishes on the menu.


Traditional country house hotel.

Sharrow Bay is a very traditional country house hotel. The lounge area is very comfortable and previous guests have said that it is an ideal place for them to relax, unwind and enjoy a pre or post dinner drink.

Negative Reviews


Wi-Fi not available throughout the hotel.

The hotel states that it has free Wi-Fi but this is only available in one public area of the hotel. This has led to some guests feeling frustrated when they have been unable to access it in their bedrooms.


Charges for pets.

The hotel does have some pet friendly rooms available, however some guests have felt disappointed that they have been charged extra to bring their pets with them.


Not good value for money.

Although Sharrow Bay is a high quality hotel many guests have felt that it is over-priced. With higher charges comes higher expectations and some past guests have felt that the two things don’t always match up here.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Entrance Hall/lobby
  2. Gym
  3. Parking
  4. Pets allowed
For children
  1. Cot
  2. Childcare
  1. Wheelchair accessible
Room amenities
  1. Bathtub (upon inquiry)
  2. Shower
  3. Ironing board
  4. Openable windows

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 13:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


Lake Ullswater , CA10 2LZ , Penrith , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (1768)48630 | Fax: +44 (1768)486349 | 

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