Historic Hotels in Cumbria & the Lake District

Welcome to Historic UK’s guide to country house hotels in the Lake District and Cumbria. From the charming Samling with it’s amazing views over Lake Windermere (and which also can be booked out for exclusive use!) to the imposing Georgian mansion of Storrs Hall Hotel, we’ve scoured Cumbria and the Lake District for the very finest country house hotels.

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Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa

Armathwaite Hall Hotel, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria, CA12 4RE.

Armathwaite Hall is one of the original stately homes of England. Set in over 400 acres of park and woodland, this four red star hotel is perfect for a romantic retreat in the country. Dinner, bed & breakfast rates are also available at the hotel.

  • 11th Century

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The Pennington Hotel

The Pennington Hotel, Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SD.

This 16th century former coaching inn offers 21 spacious en-suite bedrooms and fine local food served in its brasserie-style restaurant. With its beamed interior and courtyard terrace, bar snacks and afternoon tea are available during the day.

  • 16th Century

Old England Hotel & Spa

Old England Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3DF.

With its 2 AA Rosetted restaurant, the Old England Hotel is situated on the shores of Lake Windermere. Set in mature gardens with its own private boat moorings, the hotels modern leisure centre features a fully equipped gym, sauna and swimming pool.

  • 19th Century

Haweswater Hotel

Haweswater Hotel, Bampton, Cumbria, CA10 2RP.

Set in acres of woodland at the heart of the Lake District National Park, the Haweswater Hotel offers 21 elegant en-suite rooms, many with lake views. With a friendly bar and lake view terrace, the hotels restaurant features a menu of local produce.

  • 20th Century

Rothay Garden Hotel & Riverside Spa

Rothay Garden Hotel, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9RJ.

Described as “Heaven on Earth” by the Yorkshire Post, Rothay Garden has recently gone through a £3M redevelopment. With two acres of gardens, a 2 AA rosette restaurant and riverside spa, Rothay Garden is perfect for a short break in the Lake District.

  • 19th Century

Castle Inn Hotel

Castle Inn, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria, CA12 4RG.

A former 16th century coaching inn, the Castle Inn now offers bright and airy en-suite rooms, complete with free Wi-Fi. Enjoying views over Bassenthwaite Lake, the hotel’s extensive leisure facilities include a spa pool, sauna and tennis courts.

  • 18th Century

Trout Hotel

Trout Hotel, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0EJ.

Situated in the Cumbrian market town of Cockermouth, the award winning Trout Hotel features luxurious en-suite rooms, the elegant Derwent Restaurant and a modern terrace bar / bistro. Bassenthwaite Lake is just a ten minute drive away.

  • 17th Century

Ryebeck Country House

Ryebeck Country House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria.

Set in five acres of grounds, the charming Ryebeck Country House features 35 individually styled rooms and an award winning restaurant. The spacious bedrooms have been elegantly decorated and furnished, with some enjoying splendid views of Lake Windemere.

  • 19th Century

Overwater Hall Hotel

Overwater Hall Hotel, Ireby, near Keswick, Cumbria, CA7 1HH.

This family run grade II listed hotel is surrounded by a host of walks. The bedrooms are beautifully designed and all have luxurious bathrooms; one room even boasts a whirlpool spa bath. Dogs welcome at no extra charge.

  • 18th Century

Allerdale Court Hotel

Allerdale Court Hotel, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9NQ.

Set in the heart of Cockermouth, Allerdale Court features 21 individually designed en-suite rooms and a modern bistro-style restaurant serving dishes made using locally sourced produce. On the edge of the Lake District, just 7 miles from the Solway Coast

  • 18th Century

Craig Manor Hotel

Craig Manor Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 2JF.

Originally built as a private residence in 1848, Craig Manor now offers luxurious accommodation in modern ensuite rooms, many with views over Lake Windermere and the Langdale Pikes. The hotel’s restaurant serves both British and international cuisine.

  • 19th Century