Overwater Hall

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • A Grade II-listed manor in quiet countryside, a short drive from Bassenthwaite Lake
  • Good location for walking & wildlife -- red squirrels are a regular sight
  • Dogs are welcome for no extra charge & are permitted in much of the property
  • In-room treats include homemade shortbread & fruit liqueur

Map & Directions

The nearest airport is Newcastle, 76 miles away. The hotel is 40 minutes' drive from Penrith train station, which offers direct rail connections from Carlisle (15 minutes) and London (three hours). Drivers approaching the Lakes from the south should leave the M6 at junction 40 -- the hotel is just under 40 minutes away. From the north, leave the motorway at Carlisle, also a 40-minute drive away.

Rooms & Rates

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Set in 18 acres of quiet grounds, Overwater Hall is a Grade II-listed Georgian manor with castellated turrets, a columned portico, and a warm welcome, all in the shadow of Skiddaw mountain.

Just 10 minutes' drive from Bassenthwaite and 20 minutes from the market town of Keswick, the hotel is an ideal base for walking. There's plenty of wildlife to be seen in the grounds -- look out for nesting ospreys (April-August) -- and red squirrels venture all the way up to the house.

Dinner is served every evening from 7pm (last orders at 8.30pm) and the menu changes regularly -- expect the likes of duck with butternut squash or trio of lamb with root vegetables. After dinner, retire to the drawing room for chocolate and coffee on the sofa. There are games and books for guests, and a log fire during winter months. There's also a cosy mahogany-panelled bar.

Dogs are made to feel genuinely at home here, and are permitted in the grounds, bar and one of the lounges -- there's no extra charge and the hotel also offers a dog-sitting service.

The 11 bedrooms have country-style décor and fluffy bathrobes -- all have baths and separate showers. All rooms are supplied with fresh fruit and flowers, and there's also fresh milk for tea and coffee. The hotel is completely off the beaten track -- as a result, there's no phone signal and the free Wi-Fi can be patchy at times.

From the Press:
  • "A magnificent hotel with 11 bedrooms, each individually decorated to a high standard" -- Frommer's



  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • Concierge service

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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