Nestled in its own haven of nature, stunning countryside and breathtaking waters, the Lake District is one of the UK’s favourite staycations for those who love the outdoors.

Whether you’re fond of the fells, a sucker for a spa break or foodie fanatic, the Lake District is a dream destination where you can explore the English wilderness, dive into water activities, feast on local cuisine or marvel at scenery from the comfort of your very own hot tub.

No matter what sort of break you’re looking for, has cherry-picked the best hotels for a whole host of experiences – something only the Lake District can offer.

Pooches in Paradise

Overlooking Derwentwater, Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa has some of the most spectacular views in the Lake District. Nestled on the water’s edge with a stunning mountainous backdrop, luxury meets nature at this hotel, with private hot tubs overlooking the beautiful river view. But what makes this hotel even more spectacular is that you can enjoy all this luxury with your dog by your side – because what stay in the country would be complete without man’s best friend? Understanding that dogs are part of the family, Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa allows pooches to stay in your room. And to make your stay there that bit easier, dog bowls and beds are available for all furry guests.

Prices from £132 per night

The American Dream

Proving that you don’t have to cross the Atlantic to experience the American dream, Compston House is a US-themed B&B that brings a bite of the big apple to the rolling hills of Ambleside. Run by New Yorkers Sue and Jerry, no detail has been spared in ensuring your trip features a big old slice of stateside hospitality.  For starters, each room is inspired by a different US state – from Florida to Hawaii and Texas to New York. And if you’ve had your fill of the full English, you can tuck into the American Dream with a classic US breakfast – Sue’s fresh hot homemade pancakes, a New York style omelette overstuffed with cheese or eggy bread.  You’ll be set up for a day of adventuring.

Prices from £80 per night

Wake Up In The Fells

If you’ve got a room with a view and a spot that’s hidden away from it all then the Rampsbeck Hotel might just be your perfect retreat. Set right on the shores of Lake Ullswater (with almost a quarter of a mile of unspoiled lake on its front porch), it literally doesn’t get much more Lake Distrcit than this.  Whether it’s active relaxation or leisurely strolls around the stunning grounds, bonding with nature on a horse trek or a cruise on one of the Ullswater steamers, there’s definitely not a shortage of activities to blow away the cobwebs and enjoy a peaceful weekend away.

Prices from £119 per night

The Luxury Stay

For those looking to be for a luxury lakeland experience, look no further than the Belsfield Hotel – where everything is designed to perfection. Each bedroom is styled with Laura Ashley décor and furniture that oozes English countryside elegance. Located on the Eastern shore of Lake Windermere and directly overlooking the Belle Isle, Belsfield Hotel boasts unparalleled views – all from the comfort of your lavish hotel room.

Prices from £139 per night

The Artist’s Getaway

Set in an idyllic mountain location, this is pretty much the perfect hideaway to reconnect with your inner artist.  The tranquil Lancrigg hotel has been a much-loved haunt of musicians, artists and poets – including Wordsworth, De Quincy and Coleridge – and it’s easy to see why. Nestled in the mountains in acres of private woodland, it’s the perfect spot to restore mind, body and soul. Not to mention Lancrigg is a vegetarian’s dream. The restaurant prides itself on offering a delicious menu of exclusively vegetarian food, boasting over 30 years’ experience in catering for vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and other special diets. So grab your book or pad and pen and unwind and take inspiration from the beautiful surroundings.

Prices start from £69 per night


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