Winter in Lakeland. Special offers at hotels and inns

Introduction

Lakeland’s a special place to visit at any time of the year but there’s something about winter that makes it even more magical: the pale, frosty beauty of the landscape, the snow capped fells, the quiet walks along country lanes and the crackling fires in cosy pubs and hotels. So, take a break in the Lake District or in the rest of Cumbria this winter and enjoy the warm, welcoming hospitality - and at many places, the offers and promotions that go with it. 

Lindeth Fell Country House, Bowness-on-Windermere

Lindeth Fell Country House, Bowness-on-Windermere

With a lovely location above Windermere, this 14 bedroom, AA five star gold B&B is AA Guest Accommodation of the Year (England) for 2019-20. In the same family hands since 1984, it’s in the Good Hotel Guide 2020. There’s 10% off winter tariffs so rooms can be as little as £124 per night. Available until end of March, apart from Christmas/New Year.

www.lindethfell.co.uk

Windermere, Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere

Brownber Hall, near Kirkby Stephen

Brownber Hall, near Kirkby Stephen

‘Think long walks, cosy fires and home cooked pizza and pasta in the stunning Howgill Fells,’ say the owners of this eight bedroom hotel near Ravenstonedale, Hotel of the Year at i newspaper’s inaugural Staycation Awards in November. Stay for three nights for the price of two (apart from certain times) until the end of February. Good Hotel Guide 2020.

www.brownberhall.co.uk

Eden Valley and the East

Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, near Ambleside

Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, near Ambleside

Wake up to the sight of the Langdale Pikes across Windermere (lake) from this 131 bedroom destination, with its three eateries, health club and spa, infinity pool and swish new Winander Club. A two night stay with bed and breakfast, and dinner on the first night goes from £312 for two people. Available December-March 2020.

www.englishlakes.co.uk/low-wood-bay

Windermere, Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere

The Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale

The Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale

A Winter Warmer at the dog-friendly Sun Inn. Stay for two nights in this 11 bedroom inn - a main entry in the 2020 editions of both the Good Hotel Guide and Good Pub Guide - and have dinner each night in the two AA rosetted restaurant. Prices £129-£149 per night. Available Sunday-Thursday, from December 3-19 and from January 5-February 27.

www.sun-inn.info

Eden Valley and the East

Cedar Manor, Windermere

Cedar Manor, Windermere

Stay at what the Good Hotel Guide 2020 describes as a ‘true gem in the Lake District’. You can have three nights bed and breakfast for the price of two at this ten bedroom hotel, Sustainable Hotel of the Year at the Hotel Cateys 2018. The offer extends across all room types - available from Sunday to Thursday - until March 31.

www.cedarmanor.co.uk

Windermere, Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere

Rothay Manor, Ambleside

Rothay Manor, Ambleside

Make it a Winter Wonderland at this 19 bedroom hotel, a regular in the Good Hotel Guide for many years. Two night stay, cream tea on arrival, three course à la carte dinner for two on first evening and £30 per person food ‘credit’ on second night, towards the three AA rosetted restaurant or bar/lounge menu. Prices from £460. Available till March 1, 2020.

www.rothaymanor.co.uk

Windermere, Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere

The Askham Collection, Askham, near Ullswater

The Askham Collection, Askham, near Ullswater

Stay for three nights B&B, for the price of two, at either Askham Hall, with its Michelin starred restaurant, or at the Queen’s Head in Askham, ‘a village pub with a difference’. Both in same ownership, as is nearby George & Dragon. Choose between the three for dinner. From £225 per person (three nights). Available till December 23.

www.askhamhall.co.uk

Northern Lakes, Keswick and Western Lakes

Wild Boar, Crook, near Bowness-on-Windermere

Wild Boar, Crook, near Bowness-on-Windermere

Not far from Bowness is this welcoming, 34 bedroom inn with its open fires, popular Grill & Smokehouse, real ales from the Wild Boar Brewhouse, ‘alternative’ afternoon tea and acres of woodland. Two nights accommodation (B&B) plus dinner on the first night costs from £260 for two people. Available December-March 2020.

www.englishlakes.co.uk/the-wild-boar

Windermere, Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere

Ambleside Manor, Ambleside.

Ambleside Manor, Ambleside.

A 16 bedroom, vegetarian B&B, this is in the same family hands as Zeffirellis and Fellinis in the town which, between them, have a café, vegetarian restaurants, cinemas and a music venue. Stay for three nights over winter, with a three course dinner or two course dinner plus film at either Zeffirellis or Fellinis on two of those nights. Prices seat from £375. 

www.ambleside-manor.co.uk

Windermere, Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere

Linthwaite House Hotel, near Bowness-on-Windermere

Linthwaite House Hotel, near Bowness-on-Windermere

Stay for two nights at this luxurious 36 bedroom hotel, beautifully located above Windermere, with a complimentary upgrade to next room type. Mulled wine on arrival, afternoon tea in bar/conservatory and £45 per person towards dinner in Henrock, Simon Rogan’s restaurant here. Rates start from £500 per room. Available till the end of February 2020.

www.leeucollection.com/UK

Windermere, Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere

The Malabar, near Sedbergh

The Malabar, near Sedbergh

Make it a long weekend at this lovely, six bedroom hotel in the Yorkshire Dales, and get the Sunday night for half price. Guests arriving on the Friday will be treated to a delightful Indian dinner. The Malabar - located in a restored 18th century barn - was B&B of the Year at the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2017. It’s also in the Good Hotel Guide 2020.

www.themalabar.co.uk

Windermere, Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere

Storrs Hall, near Bowness-on-Windermere

Storrs Hall, near Bowness-on-Windermere

Escape to Lakeland and the shores of Windermere by staying at 30 bedroom Storrs Hall, a magnificent looking mansion with a two AA rosette restaurant. Book dinner, bed and breakfast in a Classic Room for £200 per night or in a spacious Superior Room from only £240. Available till December 20.

www.storrshall.com

Windermere, Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere

The Black Swan, Ravenstonedale, near Kirkby Stephen

The Black Swan, Ravenstonedale, near Kirkby Stephen

Take a break in the Eden Valley at this 16 bedroom inn, Pub of the Year at the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2019 and in the 2020 editions of the Good Hotel Guide and Good Pub Guide. Three course dinner in the two AA rosetted restaurant and B&B for one night £110 per person; D, B&B for three or more nights £85 pp/pn. Available till March 31.

www.blackswanhotel.com

Eden Valley and the East

Waterhead, Ambleside

Waterhead, Ambleside

Grasmere Gingerbread and Bedrock gin are two welcoming touches at this 41 bedroom hotel where half of the rooms overlook the lake. Catch a steamer from the nearby jetty, make use of the health club at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa. Two night stay with B&B, and dinner on the first night starts at £270 for two people. Available December-March 2020.

www.englishlakes.co.uk/waterhead

Windermere, Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere

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