14. 1 on ground floor.
all year except Christmas, Jan.
2 lounges, bar, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 7-acre grounds (terrace, gardens, croquet, putting, bowls, tarn).
classical music in dining room at breakfast, evenings in bar.
all ages welcomed.
only assistance dogs allowed.
 per person B&B £63–£120. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends, bank holidays.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Family owned and family run, the Kennedys’ ‘excellent’ luxury B&B is in an Edwardian country house overlooking Lake Windermere. Matriarch Diana Kennedy runs the place, while daughters Sheena and Joanna are manager and chef. ‘They are lovely owners,’ says a reader this year. The elegant public rooms have deep, comfy sofas; master bedrooms on the first floor are particularly spacious. In all bedrooms expect Egyptian cotton sheets, a decanter of sherry, a Roberts radio, fluffy towels and luxury toiletries. On arrival, complimentary afternoon tea, with warm scones and fresh cream, may be taken on the terrace in fine weather; in the evening, guests choosing to eat in may choose from a home-made soup of the day and a fine selection of platters (deep-fried sole goujons and potted Morecambe Bay shrimp on the fish platter; cheeses, grilled vegetables, and twice baked cheese souffle for vegetarians). There is much choice at breakfast, including Finnan haddock and pan-fried haloumi; granola, yogurt and marmalade are all home made. Fitness-minded guests have complimentary access to local gym and pool facilities. (Peter Hutchinson)
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Summer offer of up to 30% off until the end of October. From just £66.50 pppn. To book call us on 015394 43286 and quote Summer Offer. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
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The largest natural mere (long, thin lake) in England.
Hill Top is a time-capsule of Beatrix Potter's life. Every room contains a reference to a picture in one of her tales.
45-minute to three-hour cruises across Lake Windermere.
The largest of the English National Parks and the second largest in the United Kingdom.