• Room Service
  • Television
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed

Welcome to Sharrow Bay, Ullswater Hotel, Lakeside Restaurant and Gardens

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.

Be Captivated by the Gentle Art of Sharrow

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 12yrs we offer a children's Afternoon Tea at £15.

We welcome children over 12 years of age, separate beds can be arranged in some rooms, for over 14 years old we have twin bed options, please ask for details on booking.

Did you Enjoy your stay? The Good Food Guide is compiled using feedback from members of the public throughout the year, and it’s this list of recommendations that creates the long list for possible inclusion. If you have the time and enjoyed your meal, please fill out the following online form.

The Ullswater Way

The Ullswater Way is a new 20 mile, all around Ullswater walk that opened on the 25th of April 2016.

For the first time you can encircle Ullswater and its beautiful valley, picking up the route at any point you wish, and walking in clear stages or all in one go.

Read more about the Ullswater Way ->

Lake District World Heritage Bid

Artistic Inspiration is one of the special characteristics of the Lake District that is being used to claim World Heritage Status – it being defined as a Cultural Landscape.


Read more about the Lake District Bid ->


Vote for us in the Conde Nast Awards

Nominations are now open for the Conde Nast Johansen awards of excellence 2018! Please vote for us using the following link

Shortlisted in Cumbria Tourism Awards

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2016 Small Hotel of the Year!