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Lake District Budget Hotels Guide

recommended two star and other budget hotels in the Lake District


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Clare House

Grange-over-Sands

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  • 2* rated
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  • small hotel
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  • great dining
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a welcoming seaside retreat run by the same family since 1969, there are comfy lounges, real log fires, a well-tended garden and sea views

Patterdale Hotel

Patterdale

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  • 2* rated
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  • cyclist friendly
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in a quiet location sandwiched between fells and close to Ullswater, this hotel is a popular choice for those wishing to enjoy outdoor activities

Manor House Hotel

Cockermouth

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a characterful, Grade II listed hotel that retains many original features and offers comfortable guest rooms that are traditionally decorated

Hampsfell House Hotel

Grange-over-Sands

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  • 2* rated
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  • country house
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a peaceful hotel set in 2 acres of pretty gardens, there are comfy lounges with log fires, well-presented rooms and a fine dining restaurant

Royal Oak Hotel

Borrowdale

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this traditional hotel has been welcoming guests for over a 100 years and retains a homely atmosphere, stone walls, snug bar and open fires

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surrounded by unspoilt scenery at the head of the Great Langdale Valley, a 300 year old hotel offering cosy, traditional rooms

The Lamplighter

Windermere

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  • small hotel
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  • character property
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stay in spacious rooms with fresh, light decor and enjoy the local, seasonal produce, local ales and music at these popular dining rooms

Station Hotel

Penrith

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  • central location
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placed next to the ruins of Penrith Castle with easy access on foot to the station and town centre and only a few minutes drive from the M6

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  • 3* rated
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a 16th century former coaching inn, set on the A591 and surrounded by majestic fells, where oak beams, inglenooks and log fires can be found

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boasts a central location, with shops and restaurants on the doorstep, a traditional restaurant, popular bar that hosts live music and a nightclub

Uplands Inn

Cartmel

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  • 3* rated
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  • small hotel
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  • great reviews
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  • rural location
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placed in a peaceful countryside between Cartmel and Grange-over-Sands, rooms are cosy and well-appointed, some have scenic views

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admire the scenic views and enjoy first class dining, friendly staff and cosy accommodation in this historic inn with a glorious Lakeland setting

Hideaway at Thornleigh Hotel

Grange-over-Sands

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overlooking Morecambe Bay, this Christian hotel offers simply furnished but comfortable rooms with numerous local amenities close at hand

The Britannia Inn

Elterwater

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  • 3* rated
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  • small hotel
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a traditional Lakeland pub in a delightful spot on the tiny village green, cosy rooms, open fires in winter and home cooking can be sampled

The Crown Inn

Coniston

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stay in bright, traditionally styled rooms and enjoy classic pub fayre including home-made pies at this relaxed, village centre inn

Troutbeck Inn

Troutbeck

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choose a room with scenic fell views at this inn in the charming hamlet of Troutbeck, dine on locally sourced food and relax in the cosy bar

Tarn Hows

Keswick

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  • 4* rated
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  • luxury
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this Victorian residence retains many of its original features whilst providing guests with expected facilities for a comfortable stay

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a traditional pub conveniently placed in the centre of bustling Bowness affording guests homely rooms, pub fayre, real ales and a games area

The Coledale Inn

Braithwaite

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a 19th century inn with smart, contemporary rooms set in a peaceful hillside spot overlooking the village toward the majestic fells beyond

The Temperance Inn

Ambleside

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  • 3* rated
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boasts a central location in the bustling village, 2 bars, televised live sporting events, a traditional grill restaurant and comfy, classic rooms

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