Borrowdale Gates Hotel
“Cosy and welcoming hotel located in stunning Lake District surroundings” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Close to the village, this friendly hotel is peacefully located in the Borrowdale Valley, in its own three-acre wooded grounds. Public rooms include comfortable lounges and a restaurant with picture-postcard views; the award-winning cuisine is a modern take on traditional British and classic French. The stylish, contemporary bedrooms and the Millican Dalton Suite are beautifully appointed; several have balconies and others have patio doors leading to the garden. Dogs can be accommodated in three of the bedrooms.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 32
- Family rooms: 2
- Bedrooms Ground: 8
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 32
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £76
- Double room, minimum price: £152
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About the area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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