We are always happy to receive reviews and will act on any constructive feedback if we can. Most reviews are posted on Trip Advisor, posted on our Facebook page or left in our Guestbook.  Some of our reviews from the past few years are posted here.

  • Lovely flat. Everything you could need was there. Absolutely nothing to complain about. Nice modern kitchen. Beds all comfortable. Very quiet location, although I imagine it could be noisier if there is a wedding at the hotel. Perfect location for walking and using the lake. Couldn't be closer for weddings at the hotel. Loved the window seats. Will definitely be returning and really looking forward to next years trip.

    — R., 13 Jul 2020
  • Perfect place for wedding guests to stay during inn on the lake wedding. Cosy and comfy apartment and owner is very informative. Would definitely stay again and would recommend.

    — Mc G, 04 Dec 2019
  • This wasn't our first stay at the flat, hardly surprising since it has everything you could wish for. The location is ideal, it has a new fitted kitchen which even has a washer drier, and is a comfortable home from home.

    — P., 31 Oct 2019
  • Very good comfortable flat. Good firm beds. Kitchen new and well equipped. Great situation and use of the Hotel garden

    — Z., 24 Aug 2019
  • We started coming to this flat well over a decade ago, pleased to say it's still as lovely as ever with a great, new modern kitchen and bathroom! Excellent location, 2 minutes walk from the lake and 20 seconds from a bar! It really does feel like a home away from home: surrounded by amazing places to walk, a sailing and kayaking centre and stunning views, as well as a cosy flat to sit and read a book on those rainy days (of which there WILL be many)!

    — D., 08 Aug 2019
  • An absolutely beautiful place to stay. Well equipped and very clean. We stayed here for my nieces wedding which was at the Inn on the Lake. Well placed as just across from the reception room! A very well cared for and lovely place to stay. Would highly recommend for anyone wishing to stay in the area. The Travellers pub does amazing food with good portion sizes and there are plenty of other places to eat too for example the Helvellyn Kitchen and Beckside bar too. Great that you can park within easy reach of the flat too. Thank you Paul for a fantastic visit. Email with instructions was well worded and explained everything in fantastic detail which was great. Once again thanks for a fantastic place to stay

    — N., 24 Jun 2019
  • Stoney Steps was such a fantastic flat. Couldn't have been more handy for shops, walks around and near the lake. Brilliant that we could just walk across to the hotel for a meal, drink or clotted cream scone tea! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back. Gem (retired greyhound) was very happy with all the different walks! Many thanks.

    — K., 21 Jun 2019
  • Fantastic break in a great location
    Stoney Steps is a very comfortable, conveniently located flat, in the grounds of the Inn on the Lake, Glenridding. Plenty of parking, a pub/restaurant on the doorstep, further hostelries/coffee shops at hand, the great outdoors all around, nicely furnished and warm. There are shops in the village, but the nearest supermarkets are in Penrith. For the budding chefs amongst us, plenty of utensils and decent knives! Couple of points: the fridge freezer is diminutive, so don't expect to stick a week's family shopping in it! Could do with a washing machine and tumble drier for those muddy forays on the mountains. WiFi a bit hit & miss (well, it is very rural) and Freesat TV a bit fiddly. Overall, we loved it and will rent it again.

    OWNERS NOTE: We always welcome feedback and are happy to print reviews, warts and all!
    Shortly after this review was posted the planned upgrade of the kitchen took place and, (what we agree was a very small fridge), was replaced with a 60/40 fridge freezer. There is now plenty of room for your food. At the same time, a washer/dryer was also installed in the kitchen.

    — 99Gadget, 10 Jan 2018
  • Fantastic accommodation in ideal location
    Set in the grounds of Inn On The Lake it was perfect accommodation for family of 6 attending wedding at hotel and at a fraction of the price in the hotel. Stoney steps had everything we needed and was cosy & homely. The kids loved the bunk beds & the whole flat was surprisingly spacious. Thank you to Paul the owner I hope we will be back soon.

    — Andrew A, 07 Dec 2017
  • Lakes Escape
    We had a great time at the flat and we loved it (Alice & Erin). Fantastic location on Ullswater. Enjoyed the lake & mountains in the day, & back to a comfortable home from home in the evening. Maybe a bigger fridge required if not eating out & staying for the whole week.

    — James M, 06 Dec 2017
  • Good Choice
    Excellent location next to the inn on the lake and just about the centre of Glenridding the flat was spotless and comfortable. The radiator in one of the bedrooms didn't work but nevertheless the entire flat was nice and warm. Sorting out the TVs remote took a bit of working out but once done there were plenty of channels to watch.

    — PeterPhil10, 18 Oct 2017
  • Excellent accommodation
    Attended a wedding at the in on the lake, Stoney Steps provided everything we needed in excellent surroundings, will be booking again soon

    — Robert G, 10 Oct 2017
  • Perfect location, spacious cottage.
    Recently stayed here for three nights for my nieces wedding at the Inn on the Lake, absolutely perfect location. Very spacious cottage with plenty room for the five adults and two dogs in our party. Perfect for people attending a celebration at the Inn on the Lake, also perfect for walkers with beautiful scenery. The bedrooms are very spacious and amenities in the cottage are fantastic. Highly recommended for a comfortable stay in a beautiful setting.

    — Jerry W, 19 Sep 2017
  • Great self catering flat in a great location.
    A very nice, spacious flat in an amazing location for walking. Great value. Would definitely use it again.

    — Richard A, 03 Sep 2017
  • Stoney Steps
    Brilliant brilliant brilliant perfect location lovely flat with all you need couldn't fault the place stayed because was best man to my mate who got married in the in on the lake. Was closer to the hotel than the people staying in the hotel. And cost two families the weekend. What it would have cost 1 family for one night 👍👍👍👍👍👍 book now

    — Birdy4242, 30 Aug 2017
  • Welcoming home from home. Everything you would need for a holiday.
    The apartment was clean and thoughtfully furnished throughout. Excellent location in hotel grounds, just a step away from a family wedding which was perfect for us. Glenridding is a beautiful place with plenty to enjoy on site and close by. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would be happy to return for a longer holiday.

    — Chris MC2016, 03 Aug 2017
  • A break in Glenridding
    The flat is in an excellent location for walks with a good selection of pubs. Comfortable and spacious, it is dog friendly with good facilities. Will visit again.

    — Barbara H, 15 Jun 2017
  • Great comfy stay
    Lovely flat as reviewed by others. Paul has emailed detailed instructions well before our arrival so never had any problem. Aira force waterfall is couple of miles away. Flat is literally next to Lake and has beautiful scenic views around. Would love to visit again.

    — Sheikh 111, 08 Apr 2017
  • Pleasant Surprise
    We stayed for a family get together and where pleasantly surprised real value for money. On arrival we came into a very clean, surprisingly spacious accommodation. Its the perfect base, very central yet quiet even when there was a wedding reception going on at the hotel on Saturday evening. The setting is gorgeous and the hotel grounds are beautiful. My husband went fly fishing off the jetty in front of the hotel. The owner and property manager are incredibly friendly and helpful. I am definitely recommending it to all my friends and family and will return for a longer stay.

    — Sonja J, 28 Mar 2017
  • Great little place in convenient location
    Had a wonderful stay in Stoney Steps this winter. The flat is a good size, well presented and good value for money. Good location making access to the Lakes and all that walking very easy. There might be more luxurious places to stay but the feel of this flat is very homely. The facilities in the kitchen are basic but everything we needed was there. It was clean when we arrived, warmed very quickly and provided a good base for exploring all the Lakes have to offer.

    — DAH 993, 27 Feb 2017
  • Super location for this great flat!
    We had a great week staying in this very well appointed flat. We did 5 walks straight from the door and could have done more. The flat is very well equipped with comfy furniture and beds. Plenty of kitchen utensils, crockery and space for storing mountain rations. The local information brochures, maps and wainwright books were more than sufficient to help us out with local details. The shower was powerful and hot and even lasted for 5 people worth of showers in one go! I would definitely recommend this flat for 6-8 people as long as two people don't mind a futon in the lounge, it was pretty comfy as futons go! We will definitely use this flat again. The owner was very helpful and all the details we needed were sent well in advance.

    — Emily B, 21 Feb 2017
  • Great apartment stay with all you need and gorgeous views
    Loved our stay in in this apartment. For the same price it less than a hotel room we had a spacious apartment for us and our two dogs. Great views of the hills and walks from the doorstep up Hellvelyn or around the lake. Nice village with a few pubs for tea and we had a night in as the kitchen is fully equipped. Would definitely book again.

    — Vicky W, 15 Feb 2017


  • 2 Bedroom apartment, sleeps 6
  • Located in grounds of The Inn on the Lake hotel
  • Well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Close to many Lake District sights
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Great for wedding guests