The Swan Hotel & Spa Cumbria

“Overlooking the River Leven on the South shore of Lake Windemere. Traditional, whitewashed Lakeland coaching inn with smart and colourful, contemporary interiors and a great, family-friendly ethos. Boasting views, walks and airy interiors plus indoor pool and spa, brasserie and bar. A great stay.”

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“The sprawling, white-washed, former coaching inn, overlooking the River Leven at Newby Bridge, is a Lake District landmark. In a picture-postcard position, beside a stone-arched bridge with ducks and boats on the river to watch from its grassy terrace, it has become a much-loved, family-friendly hotel - pool, leisure club, mini-spa - with a sassy edge. Bold-patterned wallpapers, chairs and sofas in hot colours of pink, tangerine and lilac are set against wooden floors, slate walls and oak panelling. It’s light, fresh and breezy.

Rooms have a similar bright, country-fresh feel, with big headboards and dazzling floral colours; some with pale, New-England- style tongue-and- groove panelling. The top-floor loft suites are striking with white-painted floorboards and roll-top baths in the bedrooms. And every room has a lovely view, whether over gardens or river. If you want to do your own thing, there are five ‘Nests’, with open-plan kitchens and living spaces, wood-burning stoves and similar, bright-sherbet colours.

Staff are young, friendly and energetic while the food is gastro-pub style with a choice of eating areas: the nooks and crannies of the pub area, or the funky-pink and metal-grey dining room. Whichever, the atmosphere is fun and lively.

With a children’s playroom, indoor pool, health club and Espa spa - and Windermere lake just five minutes’ away - there’s plenty to keep everyone happy. A great place for a couples’ chill-out or a family reunion.”

Written by  Helen Pickles

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Facilities

Wifi
Free wifi
Conference facilities
Bar
Wedding license
In room DVD
Sauna/Steam
Hairdresser/Beauty Salon
Cots available
In room music system
Satellite / Cable TV
Hot Tub
Spa
Restaurant
Swimming Pool
Indoor Pool
Garden
Gym
Child friendly
Disabled access
Suites
Air conditioning

Activities

Sailing
Sailing on Lake Windermere
Other Activities
Make time to relax in the spa and indoor pool
Great walks
Several easy walks from the hotel, or nearby Gummer’s How is an easy climb with fantastic views
Sights nearby
Holker Hall and Levens Hall both boast beautiful gardens

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58 rooms from $235 per night

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Recommended for

Country Escape
Surrounded by Cumbria's rolling hills with all the trimmings of a proper country stay

Activities

Sailing
Sailing on Lake Windermere
Great walks
Several easy walks from the hotel, or nearby Gummer’s How is an easy climb with fantastic views
Sights nearby
Holker Hall and Levens Hall both boast beautiful gardens
Other Activities
Make time to relax in the spa and indoor pool

Other highlights

Free wifi
Views
Remote
Conference facilities
Quiet
Wedding license
Country House
Spa
Restaurant
Riverside
Gym
Child friendly
Disabled access
Wellbeing
Traditional

Hotel size

58 rooms
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