More hotels in Ullswater, Eden Valley and the North Pennines

Appleby. Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa. Just outside the old county town of Westmorland is this 31 bedroom hotel, well placed for exploring the North Pennines, the Westmorland Dales and, slightly further away, the Lake District. There’s the 1871 Bistro, an AA rosetted restaurant and the Garden Spa. 

Brough, near Kirkby Stephen. Augill Castle. A Victorian folly-castle, this 13 bedroom, family-friendly hotel was Guest Accommodation of the Year in the Enjoy England for Excellence Awards some years ago. It stands in 20 acres (8ha) of grounds. Dine in The Music Room, have a drink in The Great British Bar and check out The Drawing Room, ‘a space for the whole family to enjoy’. Good Hotel Guide 2022. 

Howtown, Ullswater. Howtown Hotel. A glorious location on the south east side of Ullswater, near Martindale, is the setting for this ‘Ullswater institution’ which has been owned by the same family for over 100 years. The 15 bedroom hotel ‘maintains the traditions of a bygone age,’ says the Good Hotel Guide 2022. A gong, for instance, is sounded for dinner. The tearoom next door is open for the season.

near Tebay. Tebay Services Hotel. It’s just off the motorway but when you step into the large lounge of this 51 bedroom hotel all that traffic seems a long way off. Log fires, local artwork, Harris tweed fabrics, wood and Cumbrian slate give the chalet-style building a homely touch, and there are great views over the surrounding countryside. Good Hotel Guide 2022.

Watermillock, Ullswater. Another Place. Set in 18 acres beside Ullswater, this 40 bedroom hotel is in the same stable as the Watergate Bay Hotel in Cornwall. The outdoors - swimming, kayaking, walking, stargazing, archery, cycling, sailing, trekking and stand up paddle boarding - is the big thing here, and there’s a swimming pool too. A library, two restaurants and treatment rooms add to the attraction. And - new in 2022 - a contemporary treehouse and a number of shepherd's huts. 

Also North Lakes Hotel & Spa just outside Penrith. Macdonald Leeming House at Watermillock. 

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