Howtown Hotel Cumbria

“Wonderful old-fashioned, down-to-earth hotel in the Lake District. Popular with walkers and those seeking the peace and quiet provided by absense of TVs, wifi and phones. Good value with great views and hearty meals. Tranquil lakeside setting. ”

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“Though it has no website (no phones or TVs in the rooms) we include this simple guesthouse for its old-fashioned honesty and popularity with walkers. In the same family for over 100 years, and run by Jacqui Baldry and her son David, it's a place where you step back in time. A gong is sounded for the hearty dinners, there are sensible bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, beds turned down, antiques, cut flowers and wonderful views. Open April-October.”

Written by  Fiona Duncan

Address

Ullswater
nr Penrith
Cumbria
CA10 2ND
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1768 486514
www.howtown-hotel.com

What's Nearby

Facilities

Towelling robes
Parking
Bar
Not suitable for disabled guests
Library
Fireplace
Communal Dining
Satellite / Cable TV
Restaurant
The gong sounds for dinner - short menu, traditional dishes
Garden
Sitting Room
Child friendly
All children welcome.
Pet friendly
Allowed in some bedrooms (£4 per night charge), not in public rooms.

Activities

Other Activities
Windermere Lake Cruises offer a range of crusies to cater to every need, from 8-48 hours with stops wherever you please.
Great walks
Fabulous base for walks around the Lake District.
Riding
Nearby Rookin House Farm provides riding lessons and activities for all ages and levels.
Watersports
Enjoy a range of activities on Ullswater including Sailing, Windsurfing, Angling, fishing, rowing and motor cruising.
Sights nearby
Visit the historic Dalemain House, with tudor and medieval rooms, behind a Georgian façade.

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13 rooms from $220 per night

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Recommended for

Country Escape
With no phone signal and no wifi this is the epitome of a country escape, unwind in peace!

Activities

Other Activities
Windermere Lake Cruises offer a range of crusies to cater to every need, from 8-48 hours with stops wherever you please.
Great walks
Fabulous base for walks around the Lake District.
Riding
Nearby Rookin House Farm provides riding lessons and activities for all ages and levels.
Watersports
Enjoy a range of activities on Ullswater including Sailing, Windsurfing, Angling, fishing, rowing and motor cruising.
Sights nearby
Visit the historic Dalemain House, with tudor and medieval rooms, behind a Georgian façade.

Other highlights

Owner managed
Same family for 108 years
Remote
Secluded setting
Views
Beautiful views over Ullswater
Romantic
Intimate
Charming
Quiet
Full of character
Traditional
Old fashioned, no frills
Historic
Artworks
Restaurant
The gong sounds for dinner - short menu, traditional dishes
Lakeside
200 yards from Ullswater, with private foreshore
Grand Hotel
Hills & mountains
Wellbeing
Retro/Vintage
Child friendly
All children welcome.
Quirky
Pet friendly
Allowed in some bedrooms (£4 per night charge), not in public rooms.
Antiques

Hotel size

13 rooms, 4 villas
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