8. 1 on ground floor.
all year, except Christmas.
2 lounges, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), veranda, ½-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.
not under 12.
per room B&B £90–£155, D,B&B £150–£215. Set dinner £29.95. 1-night bookings sometimes refused at weekends, bank holidays.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In a ‘stunning’ Lake District location overlooking Esthwaite Water, Richard Lee’s ‘admirable’ country hotel is liked for its ‘comfortable bedrooms’, ‘first-class food’, ‘fabulous views’ and all-round ‘lovely ambience’. It was once the holiday home of Beatrix Potter, who checked printer’s proofs for her nascent Tale of Peter Rabbit during her stay; guests today may expect a more restful sojourn. Settle in to one of the traditional, country-style bedrooms before taking a sunset pre-dinner stroll by the lake; in winter months, hole up with a book by the window in one of the fire-warmed lounges. ‘Staying in for dinner is a winning decision.’ Served on white table linen, the host’s ‘superb’ daily-changing, three-course menu focuses on produce from local suppliers, perhaps pan-fried noisettes of local lamb, wine jus. ‘Every course was beautifully presented; the flavours were wonderful.’ Rise to home-baked bread, local sausages and bacon, and a varied buffet at an ‘excellent’ breakfast. ‘There was even a small jug of whisky next to the porridge – and appreciative noises from those who tried it.’ (Jenny and Ian Sherman, KS, Allan Campbell)
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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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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.