Positioned by itself, on the remote Eastern shores of the lake, with one small country road skirting the towering Fells on its way to the tiny hamlets and dramatic glacial valleys at its end, Sharrow Bay holds a magical secret, hugging the most dramatic and expansive views of Ullswater all to itself in 12 acres of wood fringed gardens. Easily accessible despite its total seclusion, it is only minutes from Penrith, M6 and the A66.
With a long tradition of Fine Dining – using local and home grown produce before they became fashionable trends; plus an excellent and extensive wine cellar that utilises the skills of a Head, and Master Sommelier, Sharrow Bay is renowned for its hospitality. This is where Sticky Toffee Pudding was officially invented, by Francis Coulson in the 1970s.
Built as a Victorian Fishing Lodge, the original four bedroom building has been discreetly extended, and augmented. All rooms enjoy those lake and/or mountain views. The house retains its Victorian features, and the eclectic nature of its décor and collections; all subtly updated to enjoy 21st Century services whilst retaining its distinct originality.
Open to non-residents for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, and Dinner, including the increasingly popular ‘Sharrow Through the Ages Lunch’. This nostalgic revisiting of dishes from past menus offers the best value fine-dining in the lakes.
Sharrow Bay is the perfect place to relax and unwind, enjoy its welcoming and cosseting hospitality after a day of exploring the best the beautiful lakes have to offer.