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“Bold slate-and-glass chalet-style hotel with modern suites, and modern-style butlers, designed for indulgence. Brimstone is set amongst fine walking country in Cumbria and with a swish on-site spa, you can be as lazy or active as you like.”

“Bold slate-and-glass chalet-style hotel with modern suites, and modern-style butlers, designed for indulgence. Brimstone is set amongst fine walking country in Cumbria and with a swish on-site spa, you can be as lazy or active as you like.”

Hotel Review

Driving up Langdale valley, known for its fells, walkers’ pubs and camping sites, this ultra-modern, ski-chalet-style building is unexpected. Tucked in a forested estate, it’s strikingly built of the local slate with wraparound glass-fronted balconies. Inside, all is luxuriously calm with soft carpets, ridiculously large rooms - (suites, in reality) - huge beds, roll-top baths and vast balconies, and most with real fires. And if you can’t be bothered to light them, there’s a fleet of ‘hosts’ (modern-day butlers) to do that for you, as well as organise walks, wet-weather gear or drive you to local restaurants (the on-site choices are fine - Stove Restaurant is located at sister hotel The Langdale - but nothing special), all at no cost. Plus there’s a 24-hour snacks-and-drinks lounge; again all free. Go hiking in Langdale or explore Ambleside and Windermere Lake (15 minutes’ drive) or be hopelessly indolent and take advantage of the swish spa with its thermal experiences and hydrotherapy pool, or laze on your balcony and order room service - breakfast is particularly good…

Recommended for
  • Back to Nature
  • The Lake District provides the ideal playground for outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Spa breaks
  • Unwind in the state of the art spa.
  • Hideaway
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Recommended For

  • Back to Nature
  • The Lake District provides the ideal playground for outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Spa breaks
  • Unwind in the state of the art spa.
  • Mountain biking
  • The hotel can supply routes plus Grizedale Forest has a good selection of testing routes.
  • Great walks
  • Find plenty of nearby fells including Langdale Pikes, Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam.
  • Sailing
  • Take a relaxing cruise on Lake Windermere.
  • Sights nearby
  • Make a trip to Beatrix Potter’s house.
  • Hideaway
  • Restrictions on children
  • Adult-only
  • Quiet
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Secluded setting
  • Views
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Chic
  • Gym
  • Disabled access
  • Contemporary
  • Luxury
  • Romantic

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Restrictions on children
  • Adult-only
  • Bar
  • Fireplace
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Parking
  • Views
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Room service
  • Disabled access
  • Wifi
  • Adult Only

Activities

  • Mountain biking
  • The hotel can supply routes plus Grizedale Forest has a good selection of testing routes.
  • Great walks
  • Find plenty of nearby fells including Langdale Pikes, Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam.
  • Sailing
  • Take a relaxing cruise on Lake Windermere.
  • Sights nearby
  • Make a trip to Beatrix Potter’s house.

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Why do people love staying in your hotel? Nestled away on our country Estate, Brimstone offers a contemporary, luxury escape with lots of unique touches. With a variety of additional treats for our guests, they can truly feel taken care of.

What makes your hotel unique? We like to think we can bring city luxury to the Lake District.

What is there to do in the area or on site? Located in the heart of the Lake District, guests can explore the National Park whether that be by walking, cycling, ghyll scrambling or perhaps with a pint at the local pub. Guests have an array of activities to choose from, or they can simply sit back and relax… the choice is all theirs.

How far are you from the nearest airport and do you need to hire a car? 1 hour 21 minutes from Carlisle Airport, 1 hour 54 minutes from Manchester Airport and 2 hours 17 minutes from Newcastle Airport, it would be recommended to guests to hire a car. If travelling from the UK, travelling via train to Windermere train station is a good option as our Hosts can transport guests to and from the station via our chauffer service, which is available to all guests.

What kind of breakfast do you offer? A proper feast. From buttery pastries, to fresh and juicy fruit, to a wholesome full English, there is something to tickle everyone’s fancy. And, guests can even enjoy it in bed if they like.

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? Complimentary to Brimstone guests, the Reading Room is filled with a range of goodies. Nibbles, sweet treats and a variety of drinks (some more indulgent than others) can be enjoyed whilst relaxing in front of an open fire or whilst cosying down with a good book. Offering contemporary dishes, including locally sourced ingredients of the finest quality, Stove, our onsite restaurant (at sister hotel, The Langdale) provides a dining experience for every occasion. Further afield and around a 15-minute drive from the Estate, Ambleside, Grasmere and Windermere have an array of good places to eat. From traditional and cosy pubs to fine dining experiences, guests are spoilt for choice.

Which is your most popular room, and why? All of our rooms tend to get booked up months in advance, specifically on weekends. However, all of our rooms which feature fires are particularly popular with our guests.

Do you accept children and if so, what facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms? Brimstone is adult only.

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers? Just book it.

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Other Reviews

Brimstone

This modern chalet-style retreat is tucked amongst trees, in one of the area's finest fell-walking valleys. With vast rooms, feature bathrooms, wood-burning stoves and private terraces, it’s unashamedly sybaritic, and special-occasion pricey.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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