Lakeside Hotel

Lake Windermere, Cumbria, England

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About the hotel

Situated on the southern shores of Lake Windermere, Lakeside, the best four-star hotel in the Lake District, is a classic, elegant and traditional Lakeland hotel. Privately owned and managed, the hotel offers guests a delightful setting away from the distractions of everyday life.

Spacious, richly decorated and sumptuously furnished throughout, Lakeside retains the warm and welcoming atmosphere of its 17th Century origins, with oak panelling, open wood fires and grand floral displays.

Hotel Facilities

  • Health & Leisure Spa
  • 17m indoor pool
  • Sauna and steam room
  • Poolside jacuzzi
  • Gymnasium
  • Three luxury spa treatment rooms
  • Private relaxation area

Room options

All 76 rooms are individually decorated, using rich combinations of fabrics and colours. Many have stunning views of the lake and the fells beyond, for the ultimate in country house elegance. Snug lounges and traditional bars provide a relaxing retreat, while the stunning views can be best enjoyed from the Lakeview Conservatory, looking out over the landscaped gardens that lead down to Lake Windermere.

Choose from such room options as;

  • An Executive Lodge Suite - Two seperate suites, complete with private sauna, private gardens and panoramic views of Lake Windermere,
  • Room 52 - An Executive Suite, featuring a BOSE sound system, plasma screen television, and five jet Jacuzzi bath
  • A Country House Premium Room - Furnished with individual antiques and over looking picturesque woodland.

Dining

  • Lakeside’s award-winning restaurants provide an imaginative choice for dining.
  •  The 2AA rosette Lakeview Restaurant offers fine dining of superb quality, serving classic and Cumbrian dishes using the finest locally sourced produce. Innovative cuisine is served in elegant surroundings overlooking the lake.
  • John Ruskin’s Brasserie offers a modern dining experience, with chic decor and delicious food. 
  • Ruskin’s Bar is perfect for a quick snack, delicious sandwich or a healthy salad. 
  • The Lakeview Conservatory serves refreshments and light meals throughout the day, with a traditional afternoon tea available between 3pm and 5pm.

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Things to Do & Local Attractions

It is hard to find a more spectacular location than this. From the lawns, private jetties allow guests to step aboard a lake cruiser and enjoy a gentle journey through the Lake District's breathtaking scenery.

  • Outdoor activities -such as walking, mountain biking, sailing, fishing, horse-riding, hot-air ballooning, golf and much more
  • For a slice of local history, follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest local writers and artists by visiting the homes that gave them their inspiration: Hilltop, home of Beatrix Potter; Dove Cottage, home of William Wordsworth; and Brantwood, home of John Ruskin.

    Adjacent to the hotel are such attractions as

    • Windermere Lake Cruises
    • Aquarium of the Lakes
    • Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway
    • Fell Foot Park

Insider tips

  • The Executive Lodge has excellent views
  • Book the Executive Lake View Suite – this is the best in the hotel
  • Taste the Holker Hall Venison and Loin of Lakeland Lamb at the superb hotel restaurant
  • The hotel can arrange for a chauffeur driven car to take you for dinner at a local Michelin Starred restaurant

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Getting there

Lakeside Hotel
Lake Windermere, Cumbria, England

The hotel is 15 mins from the M6 and Oxenholme station, and Manchester International Airport is 90 minutes from the hotel by car.

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Business Facilities

  • 9 Conference Suites and many syndicate areas
  • The hotel can be booked for exclusive use
  • Private dining room available
  • A variety of team building events, activities and evening entertainment can be arranged
  • A dedicated computer network for up to 48 workstations
  • 15 minutes from the M6, 90 minutes from Manchester Airport and 3.5 hours from London
  • Beautiful, peaceful and inspirational location

Health & Leisure Spa

The exclusive Health & Leisure Spa introduces guests to a new dimension in luxury and tranquillity. The 17m pool boasts a shallow ‘beach-style’ family area and etched glass panels of the surrounding scenery; there is also a steam room and traditional sauna, poolside jacuzzi and fully equipped gym.

The spa comprises three treatment rooms with a private relaxation area. Here guests can enjoy a selection of Purely Lakeside therapies to ease tensions, soothe the mind and restore the spirit, along with Aveda signature face and body treatments. In this gorgeous lakeside setting – surrounded by mountains and revived by the fresh country air – you will feel restored and rejuvenated.

Treatments

  • The Purely Retreat Two-Day Package – Day One: A pampering two-hour experience, tailored to your needs, combining cleansing, massage, and mask therapy in a total body care programme. Day Two: Hand Harmony, Foot Refresher & Eye Enhancer. The Eye Enhancer nourishes and refreshes the delicate tissue around the eyes. Combined with treatments for the hands and feet, these will enrich those often neglected parts, leaving you completely nourished.

Family Features

Overlooking Lake Windermere, the relaxing Lakeside Hotel is a great choice for families.

The indoor swimming pool is open throughout the day and the restaurant caters for children, providing smaller portions.

Lakeside also boasts a great location, in a stunning area of natural beauty - perfect for outdoor pursuits such as mountain biking, climbing, walking and watersports.

Local Family Attractions

Local Family Attractions

  • Aquarium
  • Windermere Lake Cruises
  • Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
  • Great Knott Wood
  • Stott Park Bobbin Mill
  • Fell Foot Park and Gardens

Romance at Lakeside Hotel

It is hard to find a more spectacular location than this. From the lawns, private jetties allow guests to step aboard a lake cruiser and enjoy a gentle journey through the Lake District’s breathtaking scenery.

The English Lake District is one of the most beautiful corners of England, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, but it also offers a host of wonderful visitor attractions. Simply relax and enjoy the views, or choose from a wide variety of outdoor activities, such as walking, mountain biking, sailing, fishing, horse-riding, hot-air ballooning, golf and much more, within easy reach of the hotel.

For a slice of local history, follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest local writers and artists by visiting the homes that gave them their inspiration: Hilltop, home of Beatrix Potter; Dove Cottage, home of William Wordsworth; and Brantwood, home of John Ruskin.



Hotel bookings and reservations

Booking Support:

UK: 020 7380 3658
US: +1888 222 8859
Int: +1 972 894 1182
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Meeting and Incentive Groups:

T: +44 (0) 20 7380 8557
E: mis@ghotw.com

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