Rothay Manor - Christmas and New Year Breaks
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
Hazel Bank - The beauty of Borrowdale in Autumn.
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
Gilpin Hotel - Indulgence Afternoon
‘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
Lindeth Fell - Three for Two Special Offer
Family owned and family run, the Kennedys’ ‘excellent’ luxury B&B is in an Edwardian country house overlooking Lake Windermere.
From £63 per night
Ees Wyke Country House - 20% Discount Special Offer
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
Overwater Hall - Spring Bargain
‘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
Cedar Manor - Winter Special Offer
‘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
Askham Hall - Midweek Special Offer
Homey and faintly bohemian, the Lowther family’s Grade I listed Elizabethan mansion is surrounded by terraces, topiary and lawns.
From £125 per night
Borrowdale Gates - Four for Three Offer
In wooded grounds, the Harrison family’s Lakeland hotel near Derwentwater is liked for its ‘good position’, ‘helpful staff’ and ‘tasty food’.
Guide Book Vouchers
Selected hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide