8 Bedroom Boutique B&B near Lake Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Cook available
- Ideal for honeymoons
This luxury, 5 star rated B&B a few minutes' walk from the shores of Lake Windermere showcases the Lake District at its most romantic. The suites are the height of comfort and luxury, the breakfast is famously delicious, and the most sensational scenery surrounds you. Get ready to enjoy the best of everything.
Whether you’re planning a romantic weekend away, celebrating a special occasion, searching for the perfect honeymoon destination or just looking for a little slice of Lake District luxury, The Windermere Suites is the perfect choice. The eight suites are individually and thoughtfully designed, there are indulgent touches everywhere (think under floor heating and mood lighting), and the hosts can’t do enough for you.
The suites are all named after towns and villages in the Lake District and these are all places that are well worth a visit for their history and beauty. Ambleside is surrounded by picturesque scenery like Loughrigg Fell, the Red Screes and Wansfell – it is a popular base for hikers and bikers and there are also plenty of pubs, shops and restaurants. Bowness, on the shores of Lake Windermere itself, is Cumbria’s most popular tourist town, and Cartmel, one of the oldest villages, is famous for its 12th century priory and its sticky toffee pudding! Coniston, a large village on Coniston Water, is overlooked by the 803m high Coniston Old Man, and is famous for inspiring the book Swallows and Amazons, and Grasmere is a delightful village once inhabited by William Wordsworth. And don’t forget the charming village of Hawkshead, the stunning market town of Keswick and Patterdale, which is home to many popular walking routes.
The Windermere Suites are very easy to get to, wherever you’re coming from and however you’re travelling. For those arriving by train, the B&B is a 5 minute walk from Windermere station, which connects to the main west coast line via Oxenholme. Manchester International Airport is very convenient for Windermere as you can connect by train to Oxenholme. For driving directions from the South, East or North, see the website. Once you're in Windermere, leave the A591 shortly after entering the 30mph zone, turning left down the hill at Tourist Information (sign posted Town Centre). Turn left at the mini roundabout (at the bottom of the hill). Continue on this road towards Bowness. Windermere Suites is about a quarter of a mile on the left (just after Ellerthwaite Road).
Nearest Train Station:
Windermere 5 minutes
Several within walking distance
The eight fabulous suites, all named after local towns and villages, offer an indulgent blend of cosiness and extravagance which will draw you in time and time again. From the distinctive wall coverings to the designer furniture, no stone has been left unturned. Each suite has its own lounge area complete with wall-mounted TV, and the spacious bathrooms have over-sized double airbaths, under floor heating, and Chromotherapy mood lighting. The suites vary in size, but each one comes with a sumptuous super king size bed and either lavish carpet or black walnut flooring, not to mention a dining table and chairs, an iPod docking station, complimentary tea, coffee and bottled water, a walk-in wardrobe, free wireless internet access and a well-stocked mini bar. No two suites are the same and yet they all share one common theme: luxury.
Ambleside and Bowness Suites each have their own 110 square foot terrace. Cartmel and Keswick have Juliet balconies with views over the roof tops to the fells and Coniston has a 350 square foot terrace with table and chairs. All suites come with complimentary private parking.
The day starts with a piping hot hearty Cumbrian breakfast of sausage, bacon, sautéed potatoes, roasted tomatoes, braised mushrooms and eggs the way you like them. This is all served in your room on the finest Villeroy and Boch china, so you can relax and get going at your own pace. There is also an extensive cold table which includes all the usual offerings, from cereals and preserves to continental meats and cheeses. And there is always a platter of fresh fruit for those who want the healthy option. The Lake District boasts the nation’s favourite view, great walking, picturesque villages, amazing local food, and a wealth of cultural highlights, and in order to allow you to see the area from a unique perspective, the owners have put together a selection of