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A relaxing Lake District stay at a 19th-century country house hotel overlooking Lake Windermere - includes full English breakfast and a welcome cream tea
It’s all fabulousness and finery at this gracious 19th-century country pile overlooking Lake Windermere - England’s glistening watery wonder that stretches for over 10 miles between Ambleside and Newby Bridge. Surrounded by 20 acres of landscaped gardens and forest, it’s just as a Lake District hotel should be: perfectly peaceful and full of character.
Built in 1812 for the second Earl of Lonsdale who held office as a Tory MP (and later Postmaster General under Sir Robert Peel), the property remained a family home until the 1980s. Nowadays, it has 20 comfortable guest rooms, all of which show a fondness for period decor by way of soft muted tones, carpeted flooring, rich fabrics, and large windows for lovely views.
A put-your-feet-up and relax vibe is prevalent throughout the house, most notably in the cosy reading rooms and silk-panelled drawing room. There’s also a superb AA Rosette-listed restaurant for ingredient-driven British fare and a wonderful Victorian bar where you can enjoy an end-of-day tumbler of single malt Scotch whisky or a glass of vintage port before bedtime.
Good to know
Guests with reduced mobility should note that the hotel's rooms are up on the first and second floors, and lift service is not available; please contact the hotel directly for any special requirements prior to your arrival.
Taking in ravishing views across dazzling Lake Windermere, England’s longest lake
Indulging in an included cream tea on arrival, with heaps of clotted cream and warm scones
Cosying up by the fireplace with a glass of wine or a vintage port at the lovely bar
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