14. 1, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.
all year except 24-26 Dec, 2 Jan-8 Feb, open for New Year.
2 lounges, bar, entrance hall with seating, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 7-acre grounds (terrace, gardens, croquet, putting, bowls, tarn), complimentary access to local gym, spa and pool, 5 mins' drive away.
classical music in dining room and bar.
all ages welcomed.
only assistance dogs allowed.
per room B&B single £95-£187, double £190-£250. Pre-ordered Sunday lunch £24, evening platters £14.50. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Lovely owners’, the ‘charming and friendly’ Kennedy family, lay on a cream tea for new arrivals at their wisteria-draped Edwardian country house, run as a luxury B&B. It sits in grounds laid out by nurseryman and garden designer Thomas Mawson, and melts into the landscape, against a backdrop of the fells swaddling Lake Windermere. Bedrooms range from snug singles to spacious, traditionally styled doubles with lake views. All are warmly elegant, and supplied with an espresso machine, decanter of sherry, smart toiletries. A generous breakfast includes home-made yogurt and marmalade, French pastries; perhaps a Cumberland grill, kippers or Finnan haddock, or full veggie with free-range eggs. Soup and sandwiches are served all day, with wines from a short list, while from 12 to 8 pm, with notice, you can order a cheese, meat or fish platter. Sunday lunch can also be pre-booked. Sitting on the terrace when the rhododendrons are in full cry, you may not want to tear yourself away, unless for spa treatments in Windermere, or a meal at The Punch Bowl in Crosthwaite (see entry), well worth the 15-minute drive.
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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.