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.