What a stunning place to wake up, in the Lake District at Ees Wyke Country House Hotel looking over Esthwaite Water.
This country house is everything you would expect from the holiday home of Beatrix Potter. She even edited her book ‘The Tales of Peter Rabbit’ whilst holidaying at Ees Wyke. It is quaint, tranquil, and steeped in history. The views across the water lead to the Langdale Pikes and Grizedale Forest, both a feast for the eyes.
Once inside Ees Wyke it oozes old-fashioned luxury mixed with traditional English countryside simplicity. The ground floor hosts a couple of comfortable lounges to relax with a newspaper, a book, or binoculars – all of which can be found in the hotel. The restaurant is also located on the ground floor and has superb views across the gardens and fields to the lake.
There are nine unique bedrooms, each with their own individual feel, across the ground, first, and second floor. Most rooms have extraordinary views, and you can instantly see why artists and authors choose to stay here while painting and writing about The Lakes.
All the bedrooms offer king sized or super-king sized beds, with an added little luxury of complimentary sherry to enjoy whilst admiring the views. All with pretty bedding and fluffy pillows!
If your main reason for staying at Ees Wyke is because you’ve heard that the Owner/Head Chef Richard produces good food, then you won’t be disappointed. Richard’s menus change daily with fresh, regional ingredients that are sourced from local butchers, farmers, and producers. You can expect traditional dishes that are freshly made to order, bursting with flavour, and beautifully presented. Richard has been winning awards for many years, which is testament to his exquisite cooking skills. Everything from his evening menu to his early morning breakfast is beyond exceptional.
During our stay the 3-course evening menu included a choice of:
Potted Morecambe Bay shrimps with toast and salad leaves
Course pork pate with toast, sundried tomato and garlic chutney
Corn-fed guinea fowl breast with soft green peppercorn sauce and seasonal vegetables
Grilled lemon sole fillets with nut brown butter and herbs, with seasonal vegetables
Summer pudding with Cointreau flavoured cream
Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce
If calmness, relaxation, peacefulness and exceptionally good food are what you’re looking for, Ees Wyke Country House Hotel easily covers all these needs.
Prices start from £180 to £225 per night for Bed & Breakfast depending on room occupancy and date of stay. A 3-course dinner is priced at £45.95 per person. No pets allowed and children over 12 only.
Visit Ees Wyke Country House Hotel to book a room.