Little Hotels

in the Lake District

Hazel Bank

, Keswick

A magnificent country house hotel set amongst four acres of beautiful grounds in Borrowdale.

Guest rating 9.9

Haweswater Hotel

, Haweswater

A small hotel and gastropub all on its own on the side of Haweswater. Spectacular views of the lake and fells.

Guest rating 8.9

Brownber Hall

, Kirkby Stephen

A boutique bed & breakfast in a mid-Victorian country house with amazing views of the Fells and Dales.

Guest rating 9.8

Lyzzick Hall

, Keswick

Stunning views among the fells of the Lake District, with Skiddaw just above and Bassenthwaite Lake below.

Guest rating 9.5

Windermere Suites

, Windermere

Eight fabulously individual suites in a five-star-rated Bed and Breakfast close to the lake.

Guest rating 9.1

Grange Boutique Hotel

, Grange Over Sands

A boutique hotel in Grange over Sands with absolutely stunning interiors.

Guest rating 9.4

Cedar Manor Hotel

, Windermere

A traditional country house hotel in quiet gardens just a short walk from Lake Windermere.

Guest rating 9.3

Overwater Hall

, Bassenthwaite

Unpretentious luxury and warm hospitality, in a Georgian mansion that makes a wonderful country house hotel.

Guest rating 9.4
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Reasons to visit the Lake District

The Lake District has walks for every ability from gentle ambles around lakes to high ridge walks, with a bit of scrambling over rocks thrown in for good measure. It's home to the highest mountain in England (Scafell Pike) and the deepest lake in England (Wastwater).

The bigger lakes like Windermere, Coniston and Ullswater offer all sorts of on-the-water activity too. There are steamer trips, boat hire, canoeing, fishing, and more. If you fancy swimming in the lakes then the smaller lakes are recommended as there is less boat traffic.

Of course the Lake District is famous as the home of Beatrix Potter and the place where Wordsworth wrote his most famous poem. The National Trust cares for Beatrix Potter's home at Ambleside so lovers of her charming stories are well catered-for. William Wordsworth's modest home in Grasmere is open to the public too, and there are lots of other things to see and do.

The millenia of history are well recorded, so visitors to the Lake District can see stone circles and other pre-historic sites, Roman roads and forts, more recent castles and country houses, and a whole variety of historic industrial heritage including lead, iron and copper mines.