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The surprising international cultural consequences of poetic life in Ullswater.

22nd May 2017

The surprising international cultural consequences of poetic life in Ullswater. We have somehow come to think that Lakes creative life has always...

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Shameless scene stealing in Ullswater photos

29th Mar 2017

There’s an inescapable fact about Sharrow Bay which we can no longer ignore – she’s a shameless scene stealer who’s very likely in the...

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English Tourism Week 17 launches from Sharrow Bay. 17th March.

22nd Mar 2017

Sharrow Bay was proud to launch the food themed English Tourism Week 2017, at the request of Eden Tourism. Lady Cobham CBE, Chairman of VisitEngland,...

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Private Dining on Lake Ullswater

09th Feb 2017

Hallin View – our tiny new private dining room for seclusion seeking romantics. Perched right on the edge of the lake, facing south over...

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Fine Dining on Lake Ullswater

03rd Jan 2017

Sharrow Bay continues to do what is does best – Classic English food with a contemporary twist. We’ve been using the best of fresh local...

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Christmas in Ullswater

16th Dec 2016

The history of Christmas in the Ullswater valley begins with pre-historic celebrations noting the turn of the shortest days of the year – the huge...

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Amazing Autumn Photography on Ullswater 2016

01st Dec 2016

Ullswater is renowned for its Autumnal displays across the Lake District, and this year Autumn in our stunning valley has been one of the most amazing...

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We are Hotel Restaurant of the Year - Food Awards England

31st Oct 2016

We are happy to announce that Sharrow Bay won Hotel Restaurant of the Year, North Region, at the Food Awards England 2016.   This is an award...

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Sharrow Bay Honey on Ullswater Lakeside

18th Oct 2016

We are now home to two new Bee Hives. Each holds 20,000 bees but they’ll happily squeeze more in if there’s plenty of food. Beekeeper Terry tells...

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The Lake District hotel with the best lake view

10th Oct 2016

Wordsworth wrote of Ullswater, "It is the happiest combination of beauty and grandeur which any of the lakes affords." To gaze out of our windows is...

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Inspire Accreditation - the first in the Lakes and Cumbria

15th Sep 2016

We are pleased to announce we have been accredited by Springboard, for our Inspire programme – the first business in Cumbria to have achieved this....

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Help us back the Lake District World Heritage Bid

05th Sep 2016

Unesco inspectors visit the Lake District this month to assess our bid for World Heritage Status; Ullswater will be on their checklist as it is a very...

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The fruits of summer in and around Ullswater

17th Aug 2016

Bathed in August sunshine, the lakeshore shoulder high with wildflowers, and the lake below Hallin Fell aflutter with sailboats we almost wish time...

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Whatever you like - we can make it happen!

19th Jul 2016

Did you know we can arrange a wide range of experiences for you, and you can start most of them right from our doorstep at your convenience? Not...

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Ancient History of Ullswater

17th Jun 2016

Ullswater seems timelessly serene in her beauty as we know her today; but this belies her violent past. 500 million years ago she was under a...

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Eastern Ullswater: Cycling the fells above Sharrow Bay

10th Jun 2016

Following on from our earlier news post about walking the fells above Sharrow Bay, if you are wanting a bit more speed and adventure, why not try some...

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We are one of the World's best Lakeside Hotels

01st Jun 2016

The Huffington Post has chosen us as one of the world’s 10 Best Lakeside Hotels, so our beautiful location and view will no longer be one of the...

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Eastern Ullswater: Walking The fells above Sharrow Bay.

25th May 2016

  The range of fells to the East of Ullswater comprise the largest expanse of the Lake District inaccessible by car – which makes for truly...

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The Ullswater Way

09th May 2016

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...

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The Up to Our Necks Cookbook

29th Apr 2016

This is a cause close to our hearts here at Sharrow Bay, so Head Chef Mark Teasedale was keen to contribute his special ‘Roast Leg of Herdwick Lamb...

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Lake District World Heritage Bid

26th Apr 2016

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

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Worlds Most Expensive Marmalade Sold on Ullswater

20th Apr 2016

Sharrow Bay welcomed Mr and Mrs Rigby this weekend, as the winning bidders on our ‘World’s Most Expensive Marmalade’, to collect the specially...

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Ullswater Lake Ignites - Seven Nocturnal Rainbows

18th Apr 2016

Here at Sharrow Bay we can’t wait to see Lakes Ignite’s Installation Event on Ullswater Lake on the 3rd and 4th of May. Artist Charles Monkhouse...

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Red Squirrels at home by Ullswater Lake

14th Apr 2016

Sharrow Bay is happy to help support the conservation and protection work of Penrith and District Red Squirrel Group. The Lake District is one of the...

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Ullswater Daffodil Festival

08th Apr 2016

Ullswater’s very first annual Daffodil Festival continues from the 28th March to the 17th April, celebrating Ullswater’s famous daffodils, as...

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World's Most Expensive Marmalade Charity Auction

24th Mar 2016

We created the World's Most Expensive Marmalade, and auctioned it on Ebay for Charity! Worth £700 a jar, we laced our Fine Seville marmalade with...

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Superior Accreditation by Cumbria Tourism

18th Feb 2016

We are happy to announce we have been awarded a Quality Cumbria Superior Award! This is an award assessed by Cumbria Tourism to VisitEngland...

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Winter Floods

17th Feb 2016

Ullswater was severely affected by the winter floods that started with Storm Desmond in December 2015. Whilst lucky compared to many others, Sharrow...

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We're Finalists!

20th Oct 2015

We are delighted to announce that Sharrow Bay has made the final short list for the 2016 Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence. We would...

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Our Jetty Extension

20th Apr 2015

Our boat has arrived! The jetty extension is finished… The jetty at Sharrow Bay will be the only place on Ullswater that you can moor up and...

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NEW! Beauty Treatment Rooms

19th Apr 2015

Coming soon… The treatment rooms are coming along nicely and are due to be finished by the end of May. This is an exciting step that we are...

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