Traditional Lake District stay on the shores of Lake Windermere - Refundable hotel

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, Windermere

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Traditional Lake District stay on the banks of Lake Windermere

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Wake up among elegant, traditional English interiors on the shores of Lake Windermere – includes breakfast and late check-out, plus options for dinner and lake-view rooms. Refundable hotel - book with confidence

  • The best of the Lake District: Perched enviably on the serene shores of Lake Windermere, Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa provides a comforting, traditional base to explore the beautiful Lake District region from. The hotel’s comfortable rooms - which feature incomparable views over the lake and generous walk-in showers - are just the thing to come home to after a day’s exertions in the fresh lakeside air, while the modern British cuisine at the restaurant, using fresh seasonal ingredients, is hearty and delicious.

  • Tranquil lakeside setting: The hotel sits right in the heart of one of England’s most beautiful areas, the Lake District, and right on the shores of its most famous lake, Windermere. This part of the world is a playground for lovers of the great outdoors, with myriad hiking and cycling trails to choose from as well as a wide range of activities that all the family can enjoy - from a 'Go Ape' experience to a day out at the Beatrix Potter museum.

  • Blissful spa: After a tiring day’s outdoor adventures, Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa’s indulgent spa offers a range of wellness therapies to help you recover and relax. This area is also rich in history, from the millennia-old Roman ruins of Ambleside Fort to the Stott Park Bobbin Mill, where you can learn all about the region’s history.


Please not that some dining and leisure facilities may be closed. Please call the hotel on 0344 879 9144 before you travel to find out if facilities have reopened.

- Wi-Fi
- Garden with sun terrace
- Pets are allowed upon request - charges may apply
- Indoor pool
- Kids' pool (open between 10am - 5pm)
- On-site parking (fees apply)
- Restaurant
- Lounge bar
- Concierge with 24-hour front desk and luggage storage
- Laundry and dry cleaning service (fees apply)
- Spa and wellness facilities with treatments (fees apply)
- Gym
- Walking tours (fees apply)

How to get there

The hotel is situated on the shores of the picturesque Lake Windemere, just south of Windemere centre. There's a train station here which offers links to Kendal, from where you can change to trains bound for Manchester or London. If you're driving from the M6, take the A590 and A591 towards Kendal then make your way from there.

Good to know

The spa and gym are open from 7am, with last entry at 6pm. Children's hours are 10am - 4.30pm. Should you wish to book a spa treatment, please call the hotel directly on 0344 879 9144 prior to your arrival.

The passport, visa and health requirements (including those related to COVID-19) at the time of booking can be viewed on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website. It is your responsibility to ensure that you and all members of your party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents, and in compliance with any other immigration/entry requirements, before you travel.
23 Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3DF

With this offer, you can cancel and get a full refund for your accommodation or change the dates of your booking up to 8 days before your check-in date.

If your check-in date is less than 8 days away, you will not be eligible for a refund or date changes; please consider buying the appropriate travel insurance. For more information, see our full amendment and cancellation policy.

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