With glorious views of Windermere and seven acres of spectacular grounds, this guest house feels more like a country house hotel, complete with wood panelling and ornate ceilings. Yet while ‘the style is gracious’, it is ‘never hushed and formal’ in the Edwardian house which Diana Kennedy and her daughters have transformed into a relaxed and welcoming haven. A scattering of family books and photographs can be found among the large sofas and plump window seats. Bedrooms are more contemporary: there are bold wallpapers, smart armchairs and pale carpets. ‘Lots of thoughtful extras’ include sherry, iced water, digital radio, robes and coffee machines. Throughout the day, soup, sandwiches and cake are available, all deliciously home made. You can enjoy them on the terrace if it’s sunny, or in the dining room, where the picture windows overlook the lovely gardens. Handsome supper platters can be pre-ordered. (Ralph Wilson, HP)
Lyth Valley Road Bowness-on-Windermere Cumbria LA23 3JP England
14. 1, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.
all year except 24–26 Dec, 3 Jan–11 Feb, open New Year.
2 lounges, bar, entrance hall with seating, dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), 7-acre grounds (terrace, gardens, lawn games), complimentary access to local gym, spa, pool 10 mins’ drive away.
classical in dining room, bar.
all ages welcomed.
only assistance dogs allowed.
per room B&B single £69–£120, double £ 230–£304. Pre-ordered Sunday lunch £24.50, evening platters £14.50. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
This Summer get from 5% to 30% off stays booked directly by phone, depending on the length of stay. For example from just £86 per person per night including bed and breakfast for a 7 night stay in a Classic double or single room. A saving of a total of £427 on the 7 night internet rate. See hotel’s website or call for details & prices. Terms and conditions: Valid until 30th September 2021. Supplements apply to Saturday night stays. The summer offer does not apply to bank holidays. The owners reserve the right to amend prices at any time. Offer prices based on 2 people sharing a double room. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.
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.
Guide Book Vouchers
This 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.
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