The Windermere Suites Cumbria

“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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“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.”

Written by  Helen Pickles

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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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Walking distance restaurants
Cots available
No restaurant
Breakfast included
Satellite / Cable TV
Swimming Pool
Indoor Pool
Child friendly
Room service
Air conditioning


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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16 rooms from $219 per night

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


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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Child friendly
No restaurant
Breakfast included

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16 rooms
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