Lakeside Hotel & Spa

Newby Bridge, Ulverston, LA12 8AT
Lakeside Hotel & Spa Outside

Don’t let the Ulverston postal address fool you, the Lakeside Hotel has an enviable location on the shores of southern Windermere. It is just 15-minutes from the M6, and minutes from the Lakes Aquarium and the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. Just a short walk along the shore from the hotel you will find a jetty for the Windermere Lakes Cruises that will take you to Ambleside or Bowness, and the adventure forest of Grizedale is just slightly further afield.

An inn has stood at this location since the 17th century, and today, the original building remains, but has been extended considerably. Inside you will find traditional country style furnishings that create a warm and inviting atmosphere, combined with all of the modern comforts you might expect from a four-star hotel, including a delightful health club.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Beer Garden
  • Business Center
  • Gym
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Sauna
  • Spa Services
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Weddings
  • Wifi


There are 75 rooms at the Lakeside Hotel, with a number of categories that are determined by location and size. All rooms have en-suite Italian marble facilities with complimentary premium Aveda toiletries. Beds are adorned with Egyptian cotton and goose down duvets, and you can enjoy free high-speed fibre optic Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Choose from:

  • Ultimate Lake View – Double rooms with queen beds overlooking Windermere. Some also have their own terrace so you can watch the world go by.
  • Woodland View – Double rooms with views of the woodland behind the hotel. Some have sofabeds, making them ideal for families with one child.
  • Lakeland View – Double rooms with king beds on the side of the hotel, giving views of the shore and lakeside. Rooms on the ground floor have patio doors with tables and chairs outside.
  • Country House – Double rooms with queen beds in one of the older parts of the hotel, and fitted with antique furnishings. Choose Lakeland view, garden view (with terrace) or woodland view.
  • Exclusive Lodge Suites – Located in a separate building on the shore of the lake, these two suites both feature their own separate lounges, private sauna, and private patio garden.
  • Lakeview Suites – Featuring bedroom with a king bed and a separate lounge, these rooms all benefit from panoramic views of lake Windermere.
  • Family Rooms – These are double sized rooms with a king bed and bunkbeds, and overlook the hotel’s courtyard.
  • Junior Suite Family Rooms – These large rooms consist of a large bedroom with king bed and a lounge area, and a second bedroom with bunkbeds.
Lakside Hotel & Spa Hotel Room

Restaurants & Bars

Breakfast is served from 6.30am until 11am weekdays and 11.30am weekends, so there is no need to rush. You can opt for the cold buffet or select something from the extensive menu that not only includes traditional English breakfasts, but more contemporary options, such as pancakes with bananas and bacon.

At other times of the day, there are three venues available for dining. In the Lakeview Restaurant, you can enjoy rare breed steak within a formal dining experience. At the John Ruskin’s Brasserie, you can relax with classic brasserie dishes that include locally sourced produce. In the Conservatory & Terrace, you can enjoy a light lunch or afternoon tea with views of the lake. The hotel has an extensive wine list that can be enjoyed in any of the dining venues and in the lounge bars.

Additional Facilities & Services

Failing to check out the Aveda spa facilities during your Lakeside Hotel stay would be a great tragedy. The spa offers a full range of spa treatments, such as massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures. Spa days are available, and you can opt for packages from £199 per person that include a spa treatment, accommodation, breakfast, and an evening meal.

The spa is fitted with a stunning 17m pool that overlooks Windermere with floor-to-ceiling windows giving breath-taking views of the lake. There are loungers around the pool and a hot tub at one end, as well as a steam room and sauna. The hotel also has extensive conference and celebration facilities, with packages available that enable you to book out the entire hotel if required.

Lakeside Hotel & Spa Swimming Pool

Celebrations at the Lakeside Hotel

See the New Year in with a bang at the Lakeside Hotel, with a three-day package available. Starting on the 30th December guests can join with a drinks reception, followed by buffet dinner and evening entertainment. On New Year’s Eve, there is a special chartered cruise available on the lake during the day, and a gala dinner in the evening.

At midnight, a fireworks display is held on the lake shore, with the party continuing well into the early hours. On New Year’s Day, a late brunch is served, and guests have the option to join a guided walk to the Lakeland Motor Museum where afternoon tea will be served. A dinner and casino is held in the evening.


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