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Muncaster Country Guest House Ravenglass Reviews
British hospitality at it's best! Aug 23, 2008
British hospitality at it's best!
That's summoning it up.
We arrived by train and just had to call the guesthouse and Sheila got us with her car. Wow.
And that wasn't the last surprise we had. We thought, that the guesthouse was average but it was so much more. We fell in love with the house, the surrounding and the hosts.
As we arrived and got to our rooms, Sheila put a welcome coffee and tea for me on a table in the garden. Than her husband greeted us and even with just me speaking english we had the perfect welcome.
It was staying as guests of the family.
The rooms were clean and lovely. We had chosen a doublebed room with bathroom en-suite for my parents and a single one for me with shared bathroom. Both rooms were well cared for and had everything we needed.
Breakfast was quite a surprise. We had a small buffet with fruits, cereals, bread and spread. And then we had a menu, from which we could choose different kind of eggs, bacon, oatmeal and so on. Even a big Cumbrian Breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausages. Wow, the start of the day was sooo good. It was all inclusive. Sheila took our orders and Don, her husband cooked it, I think.
You can have coffee, different teas and juices and water.
At breakfast you can order supper. Each day Sheila writes on a small chalksboard what's on and you can choose. You have to pay arround 12pounds and you get a starter (mostly soup), main course (delicious and a healthy portion) and a dessert (mostly cake).
Next to the Guesthouse there's a busstation and the entrance to Muncaster Castle. By foot you need just 10-15min to ravenglass with train stations for the smaller Old Ratty or the Cumbrian Trainline for Barrow or Carlisle.
If you are by car, you can park at the guesthouse, no problem.
We stayed for a week and even with the bad weather (Great Britain had it'S worst and wettest august since 100years, a magazine titled)we had a lot of fun. Sheila and Don helped us with good tipps about what to do and how to get there.
When our farewell day came, we were kinda sad to leave the house and the wonderful couple. Sheila got us to the station again.
Even now, we still smile and think of them. So, this guesthouse was one of the best stays I ever had in the world.
Part of the Edinburgh & Ravenglass 2008 travel blog
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Muncaster Country Guest House Overview
Formerly the village school, Muncaster Country Guest House is now a four star guest house full of character and charm. Owners Sue Vin invite you to enjoy the relaxing and informal home from home atmosphere and offer you a friendly welcome whether your stay is short or long, for business or pleasure. All our rooms are situated on the ground floor are well equipped with televisions, hairdryers and hospitality tray. A guest lounge with log burning stove provides a welcoming place to sit after a long days sight-seeing, cycling or walking on the fells. There is also a selection of maps and books which guest are welcome to borrow during their stay. Top quality food is a priority and most ingredients are sourced locally for the substantial cooked breakfasts and evening meals, which are available on request. Both are served in the breakfast room overlooking the garden with its abundance of natural wildlife including woodpeckers, nuthatches and many other birds. Parking is available in the car park that was formerly the school playground. For Visitors arriving by train we can, by arrangement, pick you up from Ravenglass Station. We also have secure storage available for push bikes. The guest house is ideally situated yards from the entrance to Muncaster Castle with it famous gardens and world owl centre. The coastal village of Ravenglass is a mile away, home to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway and the start of Hadrians Cycleway. Wasdale with Scafell Pike, Englands highest mountain and deepest lake, Wastwater, is only a 15min drive. There are many attractive walks directly from the Guest House, for all abilities, from ambles to strenuous fell walking. The guest house also provides an excellent base for exploring the central lakes. Discerning tourist are discovering that Cumbrias Western Lake District has all the Lake District's inherent appeal but without the drawbacks of congested roads and overloaded amenities.
Hotel Rating: Visit Britain 4 star
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