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Rothay Manor

Ambleside

In large, landscaped gardens a stroll from Lake Windermere, this ‘friendly’ traditional hotel, after 50 years in the same hands, has new owners, Jenna and James Shail. ‘Everything has been spruced up,’ say Guide inspectors in 2016.
From £135 per night
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  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Hazel Bank

Borrowdale

Gary and Donna MacRae have refurbished and revived this 1840s stone house, approached via a ‘sweet little stone bridge’ across a stream.
From £55 per night
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  • view
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
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Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

Windermere

‘Our favourite small hotel – simply the best run we’ve ever stayed at.’ The Cunliffe family’s ‘great’ country house hotel continues to please Guide readers.
From £255 per night
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  • romantic
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • wine
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • wifi
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Lindeth Fell

Bowness-on-Windermere

Family owned and family run, the Kennedys’ ‘excellent’ luxury B&B is in an Edwardian country house overlooking Lake Windermere.
From £63 per night
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  • view
  • walking
  • garden
  • b&b
  • wifi
  • child-friendly
  • parking
  • country_house
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Ees Wyke Country House

Near Sawrey

Set against a backdrop of mature trees, this ‘lovely’ white-painted Georgian house was called Lakefield when Beatrix Potter first spent a summer here in 1896. She sketched fungi and painted the view we share today, of Esthwaite Water. For the past 14 years, Richard and Margaret Lee have been ‘hospitable’, ‘charming’ owners whose guest house has ‘much to admire’.
From £90.00 per night
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  • historic
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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Overwater Hall

Ireby

‘A fine example of a Good Hotel’, this 18th-century house has been run as a ‘friendly’ hotel by Stephen Bore, and Angela and Adrian Hyde since 1992.
From £75.00 per night
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  • country_house
  • view
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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Cedar Manor

Windermere

‘Gracious’, ‘sincere’ owners Caroline and Jonathan Kaye run their well-liked small hotel with warmth and personality, agree guests in 2016.
From £135 per night
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  • romantic
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
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Borrowdale Gates

Grange-in-Borrowdale

In wooded grounds, the Harrison family’s Lakeland hotel near Derwentwater is liked for its ‘good position’, ‘helpful staff’ and ‘tasty food’.
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  • view
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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Broadgate House

Millom

The gardens bloom in a riot of colour around Diana Lewthwaite’s peaceful guest house, with the Lakeland fells as a dramatic backdrop.
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  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • guest_house
  • exceptional_value
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Boutique hotels, B&Bs, luxury country houses, inns, restaurants with rooms

With its lakes, fells and mountains, this is one of the most beautiful places in Britain. Cumbria is a mainly rural county and includes the whole of the Lake District, also known as The Lakes or Lakeland, the Eden Valley, the North Pennines, the Furness Peninsula, and part of the Yorkshire Dales.

 

Japanese visitors love the Lake District because of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter lived in the area) and cream teas. The main bases are Keswick in the north, Windermere and Bowness in the south. Cockermouth and Coniston are less touristy.

 

Hotel accommodation ranges from luxurious and expensive to simple if sometimes quite basic and there are lots of youth hostels. Much of this national park is administered by the National Trust. Visit Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage and museum in Ambleside, and the family’s graves at St Oswald’s church in Grasmere.

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