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“Awash with traditional charm, The Masons Arms is a delightful hotel in the Lake District. Featuring excellent food in the restaurant, a wide range of ales and comfortable rooms. The pub's cottages, that sleep up to six, make it a great option for families or groups.”

“Awash with traditional charm, The Masons Arms is a delightful hotel in the Lake District. Featuring excellent food in the restaurant, a wide range of ales and comfortable rooms. The pub's cottages, that sleep up to six, make it a great option for families or groups.”

Hotel Review

This traditional, 17th-century, whitewashed building, in an enviable location overlooking the quiet Winster valley, is a Lakeland landmark. Although only three miles from the touristy hustle of Lake Windermere, the place feels to be in a tranquil and different world. It’s all a pub should be with low-beamed ceilings, flagged or wooden floors, open fires and cosy snugs with mis-matched chairs and scrubbed tables. The bedrooms, in converted outbuildings and cottages (the latter offer a self-catering option), have a simple, contemporary-rustic style with stripped-wood floors and chunky wooden furniture with splashes of colour in tartan throws and curtains. Some might find them a little spare but all have a patio (private or shared). Food, which can be eaten in the lively bar or in smarter dining-rooms upstairs, is well-executed pub classics. There’s a good choice of local ales and gins including the local damson gin. The best part is to return from a long walk and rest your weary legs with a glass of your favourite tipple while enjoying the valley-sweeping view from the (heated) terrace.
Recommended for
  • Families
  • With lovely cottages that sleep up to six people, it's a great option for a family holiday.
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Recommended For

  • Families
  • With lovely cottages that sleep up to six people, it's a great option for a family holiday.
  • Great walks
  • The surrounding countryside is full of beautiful walking routes.
  • Sights nearby
  • Take a trip to the wonderful nearby Holker Hall & Gardens.
  • Other Activities
  • A day at nearby Cartmell Races is always a lot of fun.
  • Wine tasting
  • Try some delicious local beer at Hawkshead Brewery.
  • Traditional
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Family Suites
  • Quiet
  • Views
  • Romantic
  • Charming
  • Hills & mountains
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Inn
  • In/by a Nature Reserve
  • Restaurant

Facilities

  • Fireplace
  • Wifi
  • Views
  • Family Suites
  • Bar
  • Suites
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Garden
  • Restaurant

Activities

  • Great walks
  • The surrounding countryside is full of beautiful walking routes.
  • Sights nearby
  • Take a trip to the wonderful nearby Holker Hall & Gardens.
  • Other Activities
  • A day at nearby Cartmell Races is always a lot of fun.
  • Wine tasting
  • Try some delicious local beer at Hawkshead Brewery.

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