Windermere Hotels

Lake Windermere

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Without a doubt the most famous place within the Lake District National Park, Windermere, including the smaller town of Bowness-on-Windermere, is the absolute perfect base for your getaway holiday. Within the two towns, there are plenty of shops, pubs, restaurants and attractions with the famous Lake Windermere taking centre stage as England's largest lake. With lake cruises, a famous railway, Beatrix Potter's former home, there is no end of things to do in this particular area.

Accommodation in Windermere is in the plenty, however, as the most well-known location within the Lake District, hotels are never at the cheaper end and it's advisable to book early in the busy seasons given its tremendous popularity.

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Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa - From £150

Ambleside Road, Windermere, LA23 1LP

Low Wood Bay on the shore of Windermere is the Lake District’s only world class resort. The sumptuous accommodation is just one small part of this hotel that has recently undertaken a £16 million renovation.

There is a luxurious health club, two restaurants, a marina, and a watersports centre where you can experience a range of boating activities.

Windermere Hydro Hotel - From £75

Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, LA23 3BA

The Windermere Hydro Hotel is a hotel that combines Victorian splendour with modern facilities and service. Overlooking the beautiful Lake Windermere and situated in the picturesque town of Bowness-on-Windermere, the hotel has 78 impeccably designed rooms, a delightful restaurant and bar, swimming pool, and gym. Its high-class facilities also make it a popular wedding and conference venue.

The Ryebeck Hotel & Restaurant - From £70

Lyth Valley Rd, Windermere, LA23 3JP

The Ryebeck Country House Hotel boasts spectacular views of Lake Windermere thanks to its elevated location within its five-acres of beautiful grounds. A classic Lakeland country house hotel, it features a range of luxury accommodation, as well as a popular terrace restaurant that serves modern British cuisine.

Storrs Gate House - From £90

Longtail Hill, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, LA23 3JD

Storrs Gate House is a delightful Lakeland bed and breakfast that is situated in a beautiful 19th century cottage next to the beautiful Lake Windermere. Just half a mile from Bowness, this award-winning establishment is the perfect place to enjoy all that the Lake District National Park has to offer.

With seven modern rooms all comfortably furnished and one of the most beautiful gardens in the Lake District, it is a popular choice for a wide range of visitors.

Burn How Garden House Hotel - From £104

Back Belsfield Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3HH

Situated just a short stroll from the wonderful Lakeland town of Bowness-on-WIndermere and Lake Windermere, the Burn How Garden House Hotel is one of the most unique hotels in the Lake District.

Set in picturesque grounds, all of its rooms are located in the garden around the main building, ensuring all guests enjoy privacy and tranquillity. The food on offer at the hotel’s restaurant is of a particularly high quality and guests are guaranteed a warm welcome from the owners and staff of this friendly Lakeland hotel.

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa - From £122

23 Church Street, Windermere, LA23 3DF

The Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is located on the shores of England’s largest lake, Windermere. With spectacular views, it offers guests a four-star luxury experience with some of the best food you’ll find in the Lake District and a luxurious spa.

Its 106 rooms are all designed and furnished to the highest of possible standards and many have spectacular views of the lake. Thanks to its excellent facilities and convenient location, it is a great base for exploring the beautiful Lake District and wider Cumbria area.

Laura Ashley The Belsfield - From £143

Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, LA23 3EL

The Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield is one of the Lake District’s most striking and beautiful hotels offering guests a boutique hotel experience with some of the best views over Lake Windermere.

The hotel boasts 62 stylishly designed rooms, many of which have a lake view. The hotel has an award winning restaurant, as well as a fabulous Brasserie and lounge bar and is also a popular venue for weddings, civil ceremonies, business meetings, product launches, and sales conferences.

Langdale Chase - From £176

Ambleside Road, Windermere, LA23 1LW

The Langdale Chase Hotel is one of the best-known hotels in the Lake District and sits on the eastern edge of Lake Windermere close to both Windermere town and Ambleside. The hotel boasts 29 individually designed rooms, an AA Rosette winning restaurant and some of the best views of Lake Windermere you can find.

A popular wedding and conference venue, thanks to its excellent facilities, it is popular with visitors all year is a great place to enjoy the breath-taking scenery of the Lake District National Park.

The Howbeck Guest House - From £129

New Road, Windermere, LA23 2LA

The Howbeck Guest House is one of the finest guesthouses in the Lake District having received a luxury AA 5, rating. Situated in the small town of Windermere it is convenient for Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere and the lake itself.

The hotel offers all guests a warm and friendly welcome and is particularly well known for its breakfasts, having won the AA Breakfast Award several times. With such excellent facilities and its central Lakeland location it is the perfect location to explore the wider Lake District.

Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel - From £129

Holbeck Lane, Windermere, LA23 1LU

The Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel is one of the Lake District’s most famous hotels, with an outstanding location overlooking Windermere, an excellent standard of accommodation and a restaurant that is the proud holder of a prestigious Michelin Star.

Conveniently located for Windermere town and Ambleside, it makes an excellent base for those exploring the Lakes. Thanks to its well-regarded spa, it’s also the perfect place to come to unwind and relax.

Hillthwaite House Hotel - From £70

Thornbarrow Road, Windermere, LA23 2DF

The Hillthwaite House Hotel offers 34 individually designed rooms and the finest in family run accommodation services. With views across Windermere, guests can enjoy a fabulous restaurant that serves locally sourced Cumbrian fayre, an indoor swimming pool, as well as a stocked bar, free parking and free Wi-Fi facilities.

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House - From £224

Crook Road, Windermere, LA23 3NE

The Gilpin House Hotel and Spa offers some of the finest accommodation in the Lake District. On two separate sites just one mile apart, the hotel offers a range of rooms and its restaurant is the recipient of 3 AA Rosettes.

The Lake House has just six suites with exclusive access to 100-acres of woodland, as well as a spa and outdoor hot tubs. Situated close to both Ambleside and Windermere, the Gilpin Hotel and Lake House is one of the best places to stay in the Lake District.

Craig Manor Hotel - From £81

Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3EP

Situated in the popular Lake District town of Bowness on Windermere, the Craig Manor Hotel is a traditional Lakeland country house hotel. With 26 comfortable and luxury furnished rooms, the hotel also has a fantastic restaurant, Paisley’s.

Within touching distance of Lake Windermere and within easy reach of Ambleside and Windermere town, the hotel is the perfect choice for those looking for a central base to explore the wider Lake District.

Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant - From £142

Ambleside Road, Windermere, LA23 1AX

The Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant is a delightful small boutique hotel situated in the picturesque village of Windermere. Conveniently located for Bowness, Ambleside and the lake itself, it is popular year-round with guests easily able to explore the beautiful surrounding area.

With 10 rooms furnished to an exceptionally high standard, the hotel has been the recipient of numerous awards with its restaurant being the proud holder of two AA rosettes.

Best Western Burnside Hotel - From £152

Kendal Road, Bowness, Windermere, LA23 3EP

The Best Western Burnside Hotel is one of the best loved hotels in the Lake District, thanks to its excellent facilities and its location just a short walk from the beautiful Bowness-on-Windermere. The hotel boasts a popular restaurant, as well as a more relaxed Bistro and a fabulous lounge and bar area.

The hotel is also host to the Burnside Spa, which, as well as some excellent health and fitness facilities, has its own popular Lakeland pub for you to enjoy. Uniquely, the hotel also has its own private cinema for guests.

Beaumont House - From £88

Holly Road, Windermere, LA23 2AF

Beaumont House is a traditional Lakeland bed and breakfast that offers guests a high standard of accommodation. Situated in Windermere, it is close to the Lake and makes the perfect place to enjoy the delights of the Lake District.

It has nine tastefully decorated rooms, some of which have four-poster beds and a whirlpool bath. Guests can expect a warm and friendly welcome from this wonderful Lakeland guesthouse that is known for its hearty breakfasts cooked with the finest local ingredients.