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9 rooms from $131 per night

“Quaint 18th Century Inn, ideally situated in a Lake District village with sweeping valley views. Plush boutique styling throughout, rooms exude comfort and indulge in modern bathrooms. Popular lunch food for locals and great dinner menu. Good base for local exploring but a car is needed.”

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“Quaint 18th Century Inn, ideally situated in a Lake District village with sweeping valley views. Plush boutique styling throughout, rooms exude comfort and indulge in modern bathrooms. Popular lunch food for locals and great dinner menu. Good base for local exploring but a car is needed.”

Hotel Overview

“Overlooking glorious Lyth Valley, this 18th-century inn perfectly combines old-world charm and contemporary elegance. All different, the bedrooms are romantic and traditional, though each has a flat screen TV and bathroom with under-floor heating and power shower, as well as deep roll-top bath. Superb local seasonal food is served in both the cosy bar and airy dining room. We also recommend its sister inn, the Drunken Duck at Barngate, Ambleside.”

Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • Chef Scott Fairweather never fails to impress, with local ingrediants and inventive combinations.
  • Active Holiday
  • Some of the best walking in the British Isles is right on your doorstep, be sure to bring your hiking boots!
  • Romantic Break
  • Ideal for a romantic weekend away, with his and hers tubs, candlelite dinners and sweeping views of the countryside.
  • Total relaxation
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Conference facilities
  • Wedding license
  • Fireplace
  • Good wine list
  • Library
  • Outdoor dining
  • Sit out on the sun terrace for lunch.
  • Free wifi
  • Garden
  • Pet friendly
  • Dogs allowed in the bar but no overnight stays.
  • Wifi
  • Four poster beds
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Sitting Room
  • Restaurant
  • Excellent gourmet pub grub.

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • Spend a relaxing afternoon in the fragrant garden admiring the honeysuckle and roses.
  • Cycling
  • Borrow a bike and head out to explore the mountains and lakes of the surrounding area.
  • Great walks
  • With something for every level of comitment, from full day hikes to an afternoon stroll.

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9 rooms from $131 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • Chef Scott Fairweather never fails to impress, with local ingrediants and inventive combinations.
  • Active Holiday
  • Some of the best walking in the British Isles is right on your doorstep, be sure to bring your hiking boots!
  • Romantic Break
  • Ideal for a romantic weekend away, with his and hers tubs, candlelite dinners and sweeping views of the countryside.
  • Total relaxation
Activities
  • Other Activities
  • Spend a relaxing afternoon in the fragrant garden admiring the honeysuckle and roses.
  • Cycling
  • Borrow a bike and head out to explore the mountains and lakes of the surrounding area.
  • Great walks
  • With something for every level of comitment, from full day hikes to an afternoon stroll.
Other highlights
  • Less £
  • Quiet
  • Lively
  • Owner managed
  • Gourmet
  • Conference facilities
  • Remote
  • Views
  • Wedding license
  • House party feel
  • Good wine list
  • Full of character
  • Organic food
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Inn
  • Chic
  • Historic
  • Boutique
  • B+B
  • Artworks
  • Antiques
  • Pet friendly
  • Dogs allowed in the bar but no overnight stays.
  • Intimate
  • Four poster beds
  • Luxury
  • Charming
  • Contemporary
  • Traditional
  • Village
  • Quirky
  • Restaurant
  • Excellent gourmet pub grub.

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