More hotels in Windermere, Ambleside and Bowness

near Ambleside. The Samling. The hotel has a glorious location above Windermere, just south of Ambleside, with five luxurious bedrooms in the main house and seven more in cottages in the grounds. Two suites - Kentmere and Elter Water - are set over three floors. The contemporary looking restaurant, with its three AA rosettes, has floor to ceiling windows. 

Bowness-on-Windermere. The Belsfield Hotel Originally a private house (1845), this Victorian Italianate building stands in six acres (2.4ha) of grounds, overlooking Bowness Bay and Windermere’s Belle Isle. It has 62 bedrooms and suites, a big glass atrium, a glamorous drawing room and a two AA rosette restaurant.

near Bowness-on-Windermere. Linthwaite House. Few hotels in the Lake District command such a wonderful location as 36 bedroom Linthwaite House where the restaurant - named Henrock - is run by the Michelin starred chef Simon Rogan. The hotel Large Hotel of the Year at the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2022 - is surrounded by 14 acres (5.7ha) of gardens and woodland and was built as a private house in 1901. Located in the grounds near a tarn are the six Lake Suites, with floor to ceiling windows and open-plan bedroom and living spaces. 

near Bowness-on-Windermere. Lindeth Howe. No hotel in the Lake District is more closely associated with Beatrix Potter than Lindeth Howe, a property she first visited as a 16 year old and then later owned for nearly 20 years. Playful references to her and her children’s book characters are most evident in the lounges, bar and tea room. 34 rooms, six acre (2.4ha) garden. The restaurant has two AA rosettes. 

near Bowness. Storrs Hall. An impressive looking mansion in a lovely lakeside location. What a splash Storrs Hall must have made when it was built in the 1790s. Now a 30 bedroom hotel with a two AA rosette restaurant, the rotunda in the large reception hall is its most distinctive feature. Stay in the main building, the Lakeside Suites or in The Boathouse. 

near Troutbeck. Broadoaks Country House and Garden Suites. Wedding Venue of the Year at the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2018, the 20 bedroom hotel is tucked away above Windermere, close to Troutbeck village. Bedrooms are either in the main building, or in the coach house and garden suites in the grounds. Look out for the barrel-vaulted ceiling and its ornamental plasterwork - designed by William Morris - in the music room.

near Windermere. Cragwood Country House Hotel & Restaurant. Wedding Venue of the Year at the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2019 and Small Hotel of the Year at the same awards 2017. The Edwardian country house has 23 bedrooms and a two AA rosette restaurant, its 20 acres (8ha) of gardens and grounds leading down to the lake shore.

Windermere. Hillthwaite House Hotel. 34 bedroom hotel on a hill above Windermere town, with some of the rooms - including the two Signature bedrooms - having fine views of the lake. Small indoor pool, sauna and steam room.  

near Windermere. Gilpin Hotel and Lake House. There’s no lake view for the hotel itself but plenty of luxury at this former AA Hotel of the Year for England, a member of Relais & Châteaux since 2006. Accommodation includes bedrooms in the main building, six garden suites, Scandi-style spa lodges/suites and six suites at Lake House, one mile (1.6km) away, in 100 acres (40ha) of grounds, overlooking Knipe Tarn. Gilpin has a Michelin starred restaurant called Hrishi and another restaurant named Gilpin Spice. Good Hotel Guide 2022. 

near Windermere. Holbeck Ghyll. Great views of the lake is a big selling point of this 32 bedroom hotel, built in the 19th century and once used as a hunting lodge by the hugely wealthy 5th Earl of Lonsdale. It sits in 17 acres (6.8ha) of grounds, has a small spa and woodland walks. A number of bedrooms are named after characters from Beatrix Potter’s books. There’s a Miss Potter suite as well where actress Renée Zellweger stayed while filming Miss Potter in the Lake District a few years ago. 

Also The Fisherbeck Hotel, The Regent Hotel and Waterhead in Ambleside. Burn How Garden House Hotel and Cranleigh Boutique Hotel in Bowness. The Ryebeck near Bowness. Lakeside Hotel at Lakeside. Swan Hotel and Spa at Newby Bridge. Langdale Chase Hotel near Windermere. 

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