19. 2 in bungalow in the grounds, 2 suitable for disabled.
all year except 3 weeks Jan.
lounge, drawing room, bar, 2 dining rooms, meeting/conference facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, 1-acre garden (croquet), free access to local leisure centre.
all day in bar and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 4 rooms and drawing room, not in bar or restaurant.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B from £135, D,B&B from £215. À la carte £42.50. 1-night bookings sometimes refused at busy times.
Good Hotel Guide Review
New brooms Jamie and Jenna Shail have refreshed this Georgian manor house since taking over in 2016, but traditional values have not been swept away. ‘We were impressed,’ say regular Guide correspondents in 2017. ‘It’s good to see this long-established hotel being maintained at a high standard, and updated with significant investment.’ Some of the ‘comfortable, well-equipped’ bedrooms have a balcony with views to Wansfell Pike across landscaped gardens. In the refurbished dining room, new chef, Daniel McGeorge builds menus around seasonal and local ingredients; there is a fine vegetable garden. ‘The food here has always been good, but this time it was exceptional: modern, delicious, stimulating.’ Recently praised: lamb with peas puréed, foamed and au naturel; a ‘stunning’ lavender and vanilla panna cotta. By day there may be a hum of cars on the nearby road, ‘but by night all is quiet’. Besides, ‘you can easily escape the traffic and walk along the river, past the remains of a Roman fort, to the top of Lake Windermere’. (Stephanie Thompson, Keith Sutton, Pauline and Stephen Glover, and others)
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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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This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.
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.