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Cumbria hotels with pools
Hotels with pools in Cumbria: Scenic spa hotels and plenty of outdoor pursuits Taking in the view is one of the great joys of an escape to the scenic splendour of Cumbria, whether out on a walk or enjoying it from the comfort of a carefully designed infinity pool. Leisure in this part of the world is a prerequisite, famed as it is as the home of the Lake District, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and being a largely rural part of the UK. As such, country pursuits, walking, swimming, fishing and water sports are an ideal way to while away the days, and the region's independent hotels are well equipped to support that. Windermere in particular is one of the famous sites in Cumbria - the largest of England's lakes, it is rather more like being by the sea in many ways, and really adds something special to the experience at the likes of Lindeth Howe. The region is peppered with hotels that cater to all preferences, and given its particularly high standard of local produce, you would be missing something not to stay in the plethora of restaurants with rooms. For days when the weather is less inviting however, many of the hotels do not simply offer a beautiful place to unwind with a good glass of wine or a uniquely wonderful afternoon tea, but also an environment in which you can relax with a spa treatment and time lounging in the Jacuzzi. Many of the region's hotels include their own spas, for example, the Gilpin Hotel and Lake House provides guests with the most exceptional contemporary accommodation. In addition to the traditional Edwardian main house, there are a number of modern spa lodges in the hotel grounds, catering to the Swedish style Jetty Spa, treatment rooms raised three metres into the air in elaborate tree houses, a large gym, a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, an indoor hot tub and views of the Lake District Moors.