Hotels in the Lake District areas combine a phenomenal backdrop with impressive hospitality and interior surroundings. There are so many smaller ed and breakfasts and guest houses that there are literally hundreds of hidden gems throughout the entire Lake District. Some say finding these is one of the best parts of visiting the classic English destination.
Merewood Country House Hotel has long been a favorite of Lake District visitors. A glimpse of the exterior reveals a setting so picturesque it feels ethereal. Set on its own private estate, Merewood overlooks stunning Lake Windermere and offer easy route to a multitude of areas and Lake District walks. This year-round destination also receives rave reviews for onsite dining and guest services.
If Old World English charm is what you seek, you’ll find that and more at The Old Vicarage at Lorton in Cumbria. Charm and distinction are an understatement when describing this Lorton-based B&B not far from Keswick. The ideal location combines with the rich local history, walking and cycling routes, local events, and myriad nearby attractions for an unforgettable vacation. Wooden gardens covering one full acre comprise the property which features a proper Coach House, dining room, and sitting room.
Watermillock in Cumbria is home to Rampsbeck Country House Hotel (pictured above), which some say is a hidden jewel and an classic wedding destination, just as many Britain castles are. Set on Lake Ulsswater shore, this is one of several hotels in Lake District near Penrith. A richly decorated Drawing Room, Panel Hall, and other historic treasures are found throughout Rampsbeck yet hotel rooms and private cottages are all of contemporary interior design.
The nature of the setting determines most hotels in Lake District derive from traditional private manors, small castles, and other sweeping estates. Most have detailed history behind them. Service is what sets many apart. Those seeking out a modern style hotel might consider Waterhead Hotel in Ambleside or Ravenstone Hotel in Bassenthwaite, Keswick.