Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa

Ambleside Road, Windermere, LA23 1LP
Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa  Outside

Something incredible took place in the first half of 2017 on the shore of Windermere. The historic Low Wood Bay resort has been providing shelter to visitors to Lake Windermere for over 200 years, but in 2017 a sixteen million pound refurbishment programme saw it become the Lake District’s first world class resort.

The hotel is located on the edge of Lake Windermere, just off the A591 between Windermere and Ambleside, which means that unless you have a car, it can be difficult to leave the hotel’s grounds to explore further afield. However, you might not want to leave once you arrive, with a plethora of leisure activities available on site. There is a superbly appointed health and fitness club, a fine dining restaurant, a chic lounge bar, and a water sports club that offers some amazing experiences.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Beer Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Gym
  • In Room Safe
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa Services
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Weddings
  • Wifi


As part of the refurbishment, all rooms have been completely renovated, with new rooms added, making the total number of guest rooms available 131, all with en-suite facilities. There are six categories of room, all beautifully appointed with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions, free toiletries, a hospitality tray, and bath robes supplied as standard. Rooms are categorised according to size and location in the hotel as follows:

  • Willow Room – Situated in the centre of the resort, 18-22 square metres with super king or twin beds
  • Hazel Room – Slightly larger than the Willow at 20-22 square metres with super King or twin beds
  • Hazel Lake View – As above, but with views of Lake Windermere
  • Lime Room – Large rooms at 22-25 metres with additional luxurious touches, including hand pressed bed linen and a mini fridge
  • Lime Lake View – As above, but with views of Lake Windermere
  • Oak Suite Room – The finest level of accommodation with separate lounge area, views of Lake Windermere, a double rain shower, and luxury spa toiletries.
Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa Hotel Room

Restaurants & Bars

For a sophisticated dining experience, book a table at the Windermere Restaurant, open each day for evening meals. The grand dining room is adorned with English oak panelling, illuminated by chandeliers and vast windows that provide views of Windermere. The menu is comprised of classic European dishes with a nod to Cumbrian produce.

The Langdale Lounge is open daily from 10am, serving a range of light bites and more substantial meals, including pizzas. Barista style coffee is available or you can treat yourself to a glass of wine or locally brewed ale. There is also a children’s menu with pick and mix options, making it ideal for fussy eaters.

As part of the refurbishment programme, a new 100-seat restaurant, Blue Smoke on the Bay, will open in the Autumn of 2017, giving hotel guests much more choice for dining.

Additional Facilities & Services

The brand new health club opened in June 2017 now offers state-of-the-art facilities befitting a world-class resort. The health club has everything you might need to main your physical well-being and appearance. In the fitness studio, you will find 40 stations of cardiovascular and resistance training equipment, and 16 different classes held each week, including Zumba, HIIT, Spinning, and more. In addition, there is a 15-metre long swimming pool, an infra red sauna, large steam room, and brand new changing facilities. In the Snug, you can access express beauty and grooming treatments, as well as manicures and pedicures.

By the end of Autumn 2017, additional facilities will be complete, including a spa with the full range of spa treatments, and an outdoor thermal area with a pool, sauna, and hot tubs.

If you prefer something a little more active, then the hotel also has a squash court, as well as its own watersports centre on the lake shore. Here you can try waterskiing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, or hire a boat to explore the lake. In addition, the hotel has its own marina with on water berthing stations available to rent.

The hotel has extensive function facilities with the option to host up to 280 guests for weddings and 340 guests for conferences. For weddings, there is a civil wedding licence and packages available that include all of the catering, photography, entertainment, cake, flowers, and accommodation. For corporate events, packages are available that include catering, accommodation, high speed internet access, and team building activities.

Celebrations at Low Wood Bay

See the New Year in with style at Low Wood Bay and book yourself in for a celebratory package. The package includes arrival on the 30th December with afternoon tea, and then an evening meal and casino night. On New Year’s Eve, you can enjoy a full breakfast before setting sail aboard a chartered Windermere Lake Cruise. A Champagne afternoon tea follows, and in the evening, there is a black tie gala dinner with dancing and fireworks marking the stroke of midnight.


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