Glenridding House

Glenrridding Lake, Ullswater, Penrith, CA11 0PH
Glenridding House Outside

Situated on the shores of the beautiful Ullswater lake, Glenridding House is a beautiful Grade II listed country house hotel that has been rated by the AA as five gold stars. With the story of the house stretching back over 200 years, Glenridding House is steeped in history and it was Charles Darwin’s summer residence in 1881.

The hotel is small and intimate and perfect for those seeking peace and quiet. There are just 5 rooms, all of which are comfortably furnished to the highest possible standard. Thanks to its spectacular location on the shores of Ullswater, it makes the perfect getaway and base for exploring one of the most beautiful corners of the UK.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Parking
  • Weddings
  • Wifi


There are five rooms at Glenridding House, all of which are designed and furnished in a colonial regency theme. Guests can expect oak floors, regency coving, antique, rugs and even heritage showers. As well as being tastefully furnished in such a classical fashion, guests also have the best of modern facilities, including HDTV, free Wi-Fi, and tea and coffee making facilities. All of the rooms have superb views of the beautiful surrounding countryside – two of which directly overlook Ullswater itself.

Glenridding House Hotel Room

Restaurant and Bar

The hotel does not have a dedicated restaurant and bar that serves meals but all guests as part are entitled to a delightful breakfast in the hotel’s dining room as part of their stay. There are a wide range of options available to suit all palettes and all food is made from locally sourced ingredients of the highest quality. On occasion, evening meals may be available, however, it is advised that you call the hotel to check that this is available prior to booking.

Additional Facilities and Services

Being on the shores of the picturesque Ullswater, Glenridding is a popular wedding venue that will ensure a memorable day is had by all. The hotel has a number of packages to ensure that your big day is amazing and they can even supply extras, such as an Ullswater steam cruise, a hog roast or a string quartet.

The hotels makes an excellent location for business meetings and small conferences and can comfortably host up to 30 delegates. The hotel has excellent facilities for such events and can offer buffet catering, as well as spectacular views of Lake Ullswater from the conference facilities.


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