The Best Lake District Mid-Range Hotels

recommended three star and other mid-range hotels in the Lake District


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a unique hotel, in a unique location, at the heart of a 100 square mile wilderness nature reserve yet with all the comforts that are expected

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a delightful Edwardian house nestled in 2 acres of mature grounds at the heart of Borrowdale and affords guests a slice of peaceful, country life

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an inviting, family-run hotel, set in 6 acres of grounds surrounded by the majestic fells of Great Langdale, there are cosy rooms and good food

Ryebeck Country House

Bowness-on-Windermere

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a charming hotel set in 5 acres of gardens that offers an informal and relaxing atmosphere, award-winning dining and spacious, bright rooms

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relaxing hotel set on the lower slopes of Skiddaw boasting scenic views, a candlelit dining room and spacious, well-appointed rooms

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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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a combination of a historic 400 year old pub on one side and smart, well appointed rooms on the other all set on the A591 near to Rydal Water

Three Shires Inn

Little Langdale

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a charming Lakeland inn offering homely comforts, good home-cooked food and a peaceful location with a magnificent outlook over the fells

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to enhance the peaceful setting of this stylish inn, the smart guest rooms have no TVs, mobile phone signal or radios, a true country escape

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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an 18th century former coaching inn placed in the heart of Keswick and features cosy rooms, a traditional pub and serves a seasonal menu

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set in quiet gardens, this most comfortable hotel has elegant interiors, boutique, individually styled rooms and a relaxing lounge and bar

The Pheasant

Bassenthwaite Lake

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a charming former coaching inn with elegant rooms, a traditional bar and a choice of dining options situated near to Bassenthwaite Lake

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nestled alongside the babbling waters of the River Rothay in the centre of this charming village, guest rooms are homely with a traditional decor

Ravenstone Lodge

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a privately owned hotel set in glorious countryside on the A591 beneath Skiddaw's lofty peak, bright, airy and well-appointed rooms are offered

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in the heart of the famous Lakeland village, this elegant hotel, with its sumptuous furnishings, makes an ideal base for exploring the area

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impressive former railway hotel set in 4 acres of tranquil grounds, some of the stylish rooms are located in the old station building next door

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set in one of Lakeland's most picturesque village, this 450-year-old inn features a cosy restaurant, boasting an open fire for the cooler months

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cosy, elegantly furnished rooms are offered in this annexe to the main hotel situated opposite, where all its amenities are available to guests

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