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Sharrow Bay Hotel

Sharrow Bay - the first ever 'country house hotel'

Sharrow Bay is unique; the epitome of English country living in an unrivalled location surrounded by mountains and fells, right on the shores of Ullswater, widely regarded as the most beautiful lake in the country.
As the Lake District’s jewel in the crown, Sharrow Bay was the first ever ‘country house hotel’. When the Ullswater hotel first opened its doors in 1949, the then-owners, Francis Coulson and Brian Sack, brought to life their vision of a hotel whose guests feel utterly at home... and so it has continued.
A visit to Sharrow Bay will transport you to a bygone era of old-fashioned luxury, decadence and complete tranquillity, where your comfort and enjoyment is paramount. Guests simply cannot fail to be enthralled by the captivating charm of Sharrow Bay; it’s one of those hotels that must be visited at least once in a lifetime, and once you've experienced the 'Gentle Art of Sharrow', once is never enough.
Sharrow Bay is open daily to non-residents for morning coffee, lunch and light snacks, traditional afternoon tea and dinner. For children over the age of 8yrs we offer a children's afternoon tea at £15. We welcome children over eight years of age, separate beds can be arranged in some rooms, over 14 years old we have twin bed options, please ask for details on booking.
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Matty and James Lyons, winners of the Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy at Ullswater Yacht Club in July 2016 sail past the Sharrow Bay