Set in a traditional stone house with a Lake Windermere outlook, this refined, family-run hotel is a 12-minute walk from the villages of Bowness and Windermere, and within 0.9 miles of the A591 and National Rail trains. Elegant, individually decorated rooms have en suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas, while suites have separate living rooms, iPod docks and DVD players. Some have private balconies, and bathrooms with TVs. Room service is available. Free full breakfast includes vegetarian options. High-end British cuisine and Sunday lunches are served in a fine-dining setting.
Tucked inside a 19th-century stone mansion overlooking Lake Windermere, this sophisticated hotel is a 5-minute walk from The World of Beatrix Potter. The 26 refined rooms (available on a B&B or half-board basis) feature flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities; some also have lake views. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas. Room service is available. Featuring a grand piano, cosy lounges and views of the countryside, the white-tablecloth bar/restaurant serves free breakfast daily, along with traditional British cuisine, and a carvery lunch on Sundays. Off-street parking is available.
Set among landscaped gardens in a 1901 Georgian-style country house with an annexe, this upscale hotel is 2.6 miles from the World of Beatrix Potter and 9.1 miles from Abbot Hall Art Gallery. The warm, sophisticated rooms and suites feature flat-screen TVs, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some add garden access, fireplaces and/or patios with private hot tubs. Airy suites offer additional sitting areas, plus whirlpool tubs in most. WiFi is free. A full English breakfast and 4-course dinner in the fine-dining restaurant are included, along with passes to a nearby spa. There’s also a bar, a llama field and a croquet court.
Overlooking Lake Windermere, this elegant country house hotel is 1.1 miles from Bowness-on-Windermere town centre and 1.4 miles from Windermere Golf Club. Country-chic rooms come with flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. Upgraded rooms add lake views and/or private balconies; some also have whirlpool tubs. Free breakfast is served in a refined modern British restaurant with a terrace; afternoon tea and evening meals are also available. Other amenities include gardens and event facilities.
Nestled among quaint English gardens and overlooking Lake Windermere, this high-end hotel is housed in a traditional 1870s mansion once owned by children’s author Beatrix Potter. Ranging from simple rooms with tartan fabrics to airy suites with contemporary decor, all units are stair-access only and feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some have lake or garden views. Suites add separate sitting areas and/or fireplaces. Room service is available. Breakfast and parking are free. There’s also an acclaimed restaurant and a bar. Other amenities include gardens, lounges, an indoor pool and massage services.
A 7-minute walk from Windermere, this upscale hotel is also 10 minutes’ walk from The World of Beatrix Potter. The elegant rooms have free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add separate living areas; some have whirlpool tubs and balconies. Breakfast and parking are included in the rate. Other Amenities include a British restaurant, a bar and a cosy lounge. There’s also a spa with an indoor pool, a sauna, a steam room and a plunge pool, as well as 2 hot tubs.
Set on sprawling, picturesque grounds with a private jetty on the Lake Windermere waterfront, this traditional hotel occupies a grand Georgian mansion. It’s within 3.6 miles’ drive from the A591 and National Rail trains at Windermere. The ornate, period-style rooms feature antique furnishings, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen smart TVs. Upgraded rooms add armoires, chaise lounges or sofas, and desks or vanity tables. Private log cabins have kitchens. Modern British cuisine is served in a formal restaurant, plus there’s an ornate lounge bar. Afternoon tea or picnic baskets can be taken on a lawn overlooking the lake (fees apply).
Set among secluded gardens with views to Lake Windermere, this posh hotel dating to the early 1900s is 1.2 miles from The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness village. Airy rooms with period decor feature en suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, WiFi access and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some rooms feature sitting areas, while upgraded rooms with expansive lake views have iPod docks and fresh fruit. Free buffet or cooked breakfast is offered. A quaint restaurant serves modern British cuisine and traditional afternoon tea. There are ornate lounges and a garden terrace, plus croquet sets.
Set on a country estate with 14-acres of gardens, this upscale hotel offers views of Lake Windermere and is a mile from Bowness village and the Windermere Golf Club. The sophisticated rooms feature flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and designer toiletries. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas, and suites include separate living rooms. Some rooms have private verandas, hot tubs and lake views, and a loft-style suite features a kitchen, dining area and a telescope. In-room spa treatments are also available (for a surcharge). Modern British cuisine is served in an elegant restaurant. Guests have access to a nearby spa and fitness facility.
This cosy boutique hotel with a dancing fountain is 1 mile from the Arts & Crafts-style Blackwell house and 3 miles from Hill Top, the former home of Beatrix Potter. Chic rooms with ornate furnishings offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, and some have outdoor hot tubs. Upgraded rooms and suites add fireplaces, living areas and circular or 4-poster beds, plus private patios and/or steam rooms. Room service is available. Parking and full breakfast are free, and a swanky restaurant serves classic British fare with local ingredients. There’s a glass-enclosed pool with a fountain, a steam room and a sauna, plus a full-service spa.