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We have 13 individually styled bedrooms all with super comfy beds. A selection of the rooms also have roll top bathtubs for you to relax in after a day’s sightseeing or walking.
You can enjoy fabulous views of the lake and fells from most of our rooms, and don’t forget, in some of our bedrooms we welcome well-behaved dogs to stay.
Celebrate a special occasion or catch up with family and friends for Afternoon Tea and enjoy this fine British tradition. Whether you relax in our dining room or in warmer weather on the terrace and gardens you can enjoy the stunning surroundings of the Langdale Valley while you indulge in delicious homemade cakes and freshly baked scones served with clotted cream and strawberry jam. All of which are served along side a selection of sandwiches and choice of hot beverages.
We regret we cannot offer gluten free, dairy free, or sugar free alternatives.
“This beautiful, small hotel is perfectly positioned for peace, stunning views, walks and a pub. The food here is fabulous too. We’re a bit reluctant to tell anyone about it!”
“Excellent service and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. A lovely couple of days.”
“The food is excellent anytime of the day. I really cannot rate this highly enough – superb in every way.”
“I imagine staying here might be akin to visiting wealthy friends at their country estate. The grounds are so peaceful …”
Superb hotel, fabulous rooms and excellent food. What more could you want? Set in peaceful and beautiful surroundings it is an ideal base for walking and cycling. P.S. Great gin and wine options!
“Can’t recommend this Country House Hotel enough if you want to sample a relaxing getaway in the Lakes.”
“The hotel is just what I was looking for, massive open fire and cozy atmosphere. We enjoyed a lovely day of walking, followed by a delicious meal.”
Walking is the number one activity here and there is no better place in the U.K. The Langdales offer the most superb walks and the surrounding beauty is awesome.
There is a walk for every level. We are very thrilled to be able to assist in explaining many of the walks and finding one to personally suit. There are no less than seven walks which can be taken directly from the hotel!
There are plenty of castles, historic ruins, landmarks and specialty museums to satisfy the most curious and knowledge hungry visitor. For lovers of Roman history there are Roman Forts at Ambleside and Hard Knott. Or visit the beautiful Muncaster Castle, home to the World Owl Centre, 800 years of history and the odd ghost!
Cumbria is perfect for exploring by bike with masses of country lanes, quiet back roads and lots of National Cycle Network routes to explore. Grizedale Forest offers a fantastic opportunity for natural cycling and Whinlatter Forest offers exhilarating mountain biking in England’s only true mountain forest.
There are also many riverside cycle paths and bridleways starting right here in Elterwater and with many routes around Ambleside and Coniston too, you should be spoilt for choice! There are plenty of bike hire specialists in the area with options to hire mountain bikes and electric bikes.
There are many tours and cruises available such as the Lakeland Tour and Cruise at Windermere which takes in Beatrix Potter’s house and some of the prettiest locations in the Lakes in a 4.5 hour trip. Discover the delights of the Ullswater Valley on a 2.5 hour boat ride from Glenridding Pier.
There is also sailing tuition and boat hire for the more adventurous across a range of sailing and boating centres in Derwent Water, Windermere, Ambleside, Glenridding and Coniston.