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“Set in beautiful and peaceful grounds, with stunning fell views, yet only 15 minutes from Grasmere, this small country-house hotel has a relaxed and contemporary style plus excellent food.”

“Set in beautiful and peaceful grounds, with stunning fell views, yet only 15 minutes from Grasmere, this small country-house hotel has a relaxed and contemporary style plus excellent food.”

Hotel Review

At the end of a no-through road at the foot of a hillside and with glorious fell views, the hotel feels remote yet is less than a mile from bustling pretty Grasmere. Originally a Victorian country house (with 17th-century origins) whose owners created the splendid woodland gardens, before becoming a rather faded hotel, it’s been restored to the style of a period family home but with a careful contemporary edge. Stripped floorboards, shuttered windows and plasterwork ceilings form the backdrop to a mix of vintage and mid-century-style furniture, contemporary lighting and pale-washed walls. House-plants and unusual prints or wall-hangings give a personal feel. Bedrooms are relaxed and comfortable with simple bathrooms. Meals give an interesting spin to local ingredients - venison with caramelised fig and black pudding, say - and there’s a good selection of vegetarian options. You can do plenty of walks from the front door and return to afternoon tea and cakes - or a local beer from an Edwardian glass schooner - and enjoy spotting red squirrels, deer and birdlife in the 30 acres of lawns, gardens and woodland. A previous owner was a specimen-collector and the current owner is a landscape gardener so the grounds come with pedigree.

Recommended for
  • Country Escape
  • A quiet spot ideal for walking enthusiasts or those wanting to simply unwind.
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Recommended For

  • Country Escape
  • A quiet spot ideal for walking enthusiasts or those wanting to simply unwind.
  • Other Activities
  • Be sure to pick up some of the famous Grasmere Gingerbread.
  • Great walks
  • Take scenic walks around Grasmere and Rydal Water.
  • Sailing
  • Take a cruise on the iconic Lake Windermere.
  • Sights nearby
  • Visit the William Wordsworth’s homes.
  • Secluded setting
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Country House
  • Family Suites
  • Quiet
  • Intimate
  • Charming
  • Traditional
  • Disabled access
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Restaurant

Facilities

  • Family Suites
  • Bar
  • Airport transfer
  • Meeting Room
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Concierge
  • Disabled access
  • Room service
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Garden
  • Restaurant

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • Be sure to pick up some of the famous Grasmere Gingerbread.
  • Great walks
  • Take scenic walks around Grasmere and Rydal Water.
  • Sailing
  • Take a cruise on the iconic Lake Windermere.
  • Sights nearby
  • Visit the William Wordsworth’s homes.

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Lancrigg

A small and informal country house hotel set in bucolic woodland gardens, with uninterrupted views of the fells and plenty of scenic walks nearby. Chief among its draws is the fantastic vegetarian-focused restaurant, which serves up an array of creative and delicious dishes (although meat is also available).

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

Lancrigg Vegetarian Country House Hotel

Lancrigg is perched on the side of a hill in the middle of the Lake District, surrounded by 30 acres of gardens, breathtaking scenery and not much else - the perfect location for getting away from it all. The decor is a tad twee, but the setting is so beautiful that it works. Wordsworth and his chums used to hang out here, and you can see why.

Originally published by The Guardian (view article)