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“Relaxed and luxurious, country-house-style hotel with an elegant, contemporary style. On the edge of pretty Elterwater village, with views over the lake, it’s ideally placed for both walking in Langdale or Ambleside’s shops and Windermere lakeshore. Complimentary entry to Lansdale Spa.”

“Relaxed and luxurious, country-house-style hotel with an elegant, contemporary style. On the edge of pretty Elterwater village, with views over the lake, it’s ideally placed for both walking in Langdale or Ambleside’s shops and Windermere lakeshore. Complimentary entry to Lansdale Spa.”

Hotel Review

The word ‘inn’ is misleading as this is a small, relaxed, 18th-century country house (originally a farmhouse) that’s been given a careful, contemporary style. Nothing fussy, nothing blingy; just a comfortable elegance with lots of soft colours, sofas in country plaids, botanical prints and local watercolours, and window-seats to enjoy views over meadows and tiny Elterwater. Bedrooms are calming with a French country feel and pops of colour - perhaps a red roll-top bath or purple velvet sofa – to keep them modern. For a small, family-run operation - with even the bread made from scratch - menus offer a wide choice that’s smart but unfussy, and could include saltmarsh lamb and ratatouille, or cod with herby aranchini. There’s afternoon tea, too, and all guests receive tea and cake on arrival. You can choose to eat either in the gracious dining-room or in the farmhouse kitchen now turned into a funky bar with slate floors and cherry-red walls. Wrapped in gardens, and close to the mighty fells of Langdale, it’s hard to believe it’s only 10 minutes from the buzz of Ambleside.
Recommended for
  • Hideaway
  • Get away from it all in this beautiful Lakelands inn
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Recommended For

  • Other Activities
  • Levens, Holehird, Holker, Stagshaw, and Muncaster gardens - popular amongst horticultural enthusiasts.
  • Great walks
  • The Langdales are great for walkers - book a day with Mike Wood, the hotel's recommended guide
  • Sights nearby
  • The Wordsworth Museum, Beatrix Potter's house, Ruskin's house are all close by
  • Watersports
  • Lake Windermere with all its water based activities is a drive away
  • Cycling
  • Grizedale and Whinlatter Forest Park perfect for cyclists
  • Hideaway
  • Get away from it all in this beautiful Lakelands inn
  • Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife Area
  • Spa
  • Guests have complimentary access to Langdale Spa
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Secluded setting
  • Quiet
  • Outstanding location
  • Full of character
  • Charming
  • Traditional
  • Restaurant
  • Inn
  • Antiques
  • Child friendly

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Guests have complimentary access to Langdale Spa
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Parking
  • Bar
  • Wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Child friendly

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • Levens, Holehird, Holker, Stagshaw, and Muncaster gardens - popular amongst horticultural enthusiasts.
  • Great walks
  • The Langdales are great for walkers - book a day with Mike Wood, the hotel's recommended guide
  • Sights nearby
  • The Wordsworth Museum, Beatrix Potter's house, Ruskin's house are all close by
  • Watersports
  • Lake Windermere with all its water based activities is a drive away
  • Cycling
  • Grizedale and Whinlatter Forest Park perfect for cyclists
  • Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife Area

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Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)