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The Windermere Suites

Cumbria

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16 rooms from $229 per night

“Designer B&B with eight lavish and sexy monochrome suites including sultry accents and highlights of silver and uber-modern lights. Bathrooms have TVs and mood lighting - plus it’s always breakfast. Located in the heart of the Lake District it is a chic little retreat amidst traditional surrounds.”

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“Designer B&B with eight lavish and sexy monochrome suites including sultry accents and highlights of silver and uber-modern lights. Bathrooms have TVs and mood lighting - plus it’s always breakfast. Located in the heart of the Lake District it is a chic little retreat amidst traditional surrounds.”

Hotel Overview

“If you’re looking for a place that’s romantic but with a bit of an edge, these suites should more than fit the bill. While, from the outside, it looks a solid and conventional, stone-built Victorian villa, set back from the main road between Windermere and Bowness, step through the door and you could be in a rather swanky nightclub. Polished hardwood floors, charcoal walls and black sofas provide the backdrop to over-sized chandeliers and moody, tango paintings.

All eight, suite-sized rooms are similarly dark and, let’s face it, sexy. With hardwood floors or soft carpets, the walls are covered in textured or shimmery wallpapers in varying shades of grey. Statement lampshades, glass tables and white or silvered designer furniture - including baroque-style beds - add bling while brocade curtains and velvet throws add a suitably sultry air. Bathrooms are rich, dark affairs with huge air-baths, mood lighting and wall TVs. The overall effect is undeniably seductive. Three of the suites have patios, two with their own separate entrance.

Breakfast, served in-room on a smart black trolley, offers a good choice, from granola and a cold meat platter to eggs Benedict and the full-cooked English. There’s a short room service menu but there are plenty of eating choices either in Windermere or, a 20-minute- walk away, in Bowness.

Owner Vicky Monk has a good eye for design, is very hands-on and runs the place with a relaxed, easy-going atmosphere. You will feel very spoilt here.”

Recommended for
  • Romantic Break
  • Large suites with private hot tubs are made for romance
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Safe
  • Parking
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Internet
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Cots available
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Garden
  • Child friendly
  • Room service
  • Suites
  • Concierge
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Sailing
  • Lake cruises on Windermere
  • Sights nearby
  • William Wordsworth’s homes at Dove Cottage and Beatrix Potter's House are close by

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The Windermere Suites

A bold and unashamedly sexy b&b with lashings of black and silver, and huge mood-lit bathrooms that place an emphasis on relaxation and romance. Lazy breakfasts are served in-room, and there are restaurants nearby for evening meals.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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16 rooms from $229 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Romantic Break
  • Large suites with private hot tubs are made for romance
Activities
  • Sailing
  • Lake cruises on Windermere
  • Sights nearby
  • William Wordsworth’s homes at Dove Cottage and Beatrix Potter's House are close by
Other highlights
  • Intimate
  • Romantic
  • Luxury
  • B+B
  • Village
  • Child friendly
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast included

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