“Splendid Lakeland hotel with menus to match” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
we are supporting NHS test and Trace app with QR code. For those with a telephone without those capabilities we are recording securely in line with GDPR. Face coverings are being provided for guests that attend without. Guests not prepared or refusing to provide details and wear face coverings will be denied access. Rooms are disinfected after a deep clean using a fogging machine.
Our Inspector's view
This impressive Victorian building was 'the first residence in Windermere to have electricity installed' and it still boasts a fabulous late 19th-century interior, full of period details. Six acres of grounds lead down to the lake, and the terraces and reception rooms all enjoy wonderful views.
Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes
- Open all year
- Lunch served from: 8
- Dinner served until: 10
- Cuisine style: British
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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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