The Cumbria Family Hotels Guide

hotels and other accommodation for families travelling with children


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a traditional country house that has retained many of its original features that sits in 20 acres of quiet grounds overlooking Lake Windermere

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a grand Edwardian house set in acres of lakeside gardens and woodland with refined guest rooms and plenty of space to simply relax and unwind

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set in landscaped gardens in a quiet and relaxing spot beside Lake Windermere with spa facilities, elegant rooms and lake views

Briery Wood Hotel

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a traditional country house hotel set amidst peaceful fields and woods and ideally located for Lake Windermere and pretty Ambleside

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an independent, family-run hotel set in wooded gardens and offering fine dining, relaxing spa and leisure facilities and its own traditional pub

Burn How Garden House Hotel

Bowness-on-Windermere

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a relaxing, family-run hotel set in peaceful gardens 5 minutes stroll from Lake Windermere with individually decorated rooms set in the grounds

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an early 17th century inn where character features blend pleasingly with 21st century comforts including stylish rooms and award-winning food

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no ordinary motorway services accommodation - smart hotel with an alpine lodge feel inside offering comfy rooms and serving local produce

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boasts an enviable water's edge setting on the southern shores of Lake Windermere and features rooms with lake views and a relaxing spa

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modern hotel with a good range of leisure facilities and a spa offering relaxing treatments; the M6 location makes for an ideal stopover

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a 16th century, former coaching inn set in a pretty village that lies at the confluence of 3 rivers, offers smart, modern rooms and a relaxing air

Burnside Hotel

Bowness-on-Windermere

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set in its own quiet grounds close to Lake Windermere and boasting relaxing spa facilities including a plunge pool, hot tubs and a sauna

The Belsfield

Bowness-on-Windermere

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features cool and chic interiors by Laura Ashley, a drawing room and library, scenic lake views, 6 acres of gardens and award-winning dining

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set beside the River Kent ideally placed for the town centre and station and boasts a leisure club featuring sauna, steam room and hot tub

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enjoys a peaceful setting just outside the village and glorious scenic views of the surrounding fells, many of the rooms have the same vistas

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stylish, lakefront hotel with views across Lake Windermere, guest rooms are well-appointed and the restaurant serves a creative British menu

Craig Manor Hotel

Bowness-on-Windermere

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a traditional hotel set in pleasant gardens with views over Langdale Pikes and Lake Windermere, the comfy rooms are contemporary in style

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a tranquil retreat residing along the shores of Thirlmere with Helvellyn rising majestically behind, guests maybe lucky to spot a host of wildlife

Macdonald Old England Hotel

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a grand, lake front hotel offering stylish and elegant rooms, a luxury beauty spa and a restaurant serving a creative British menu

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enjoy a meal in front of a cosy fire in winter or on the terrace with fells views in summer or a relaxng pamper treatment after a long fells hike

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