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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Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel

Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JF.

A warm welcome awaits you at Lindeth Howe, a property once owned by Beatrix Potter! With its spectacular views over Lake Windermere, the hotel also boasts cosy log fires, a swimming pool, sauna, as well as fine dining in the 2 AA rosette restaurant.

  • 19th Century

Macdonald Leeming House

Macdonald Leeming House, Watermillock, near Ullswater, Cumbria, CA11 0JJ.

With direct access to the shores of Ullswater, this country house hotel is in a truly stunning location. Perfect for fishing breaks as the hotel has it’s own private fishing license. Features a award winning restaurant and even its own helipad!

  • 19th Century

Scafell Hotel

Scafell Hotel, Borrowdale, Cumbria, CA12 5XB.

Surrounded by rugged mountains and peaceful meadows, the elegant Scafell Hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the area. With 23 stylish en-suite bedrooms, many with traditional antique furniture, it lies just 5 minutes from Derwent Water.

  • 19th Century

The Glenridding Hotel

The Glenridding Hotel, Glenridding, Cumbria, CA11 0PB.

Located on the shores of Ullswater, the Glenridding Hotel features 36 en-suite rooms, most of which offer scenic views across the lake and fells. There is a billiards table in the oak-panelled library and a heated indoor swimming pool for guests to enjoy.

  • 19th Century

Aynsome Manor Hotel

Aynsome Manor Hotel, Cartmel, Cumbria, LA11 6HH.

Superbly situated, this charming, award winning manor house offers comfortable en-suite rooms with free Wi-Fi. Set in the picturesque Cartmel valley, relax with a drink from the bar before sampling the excellent cuisine served in the dining room.

  • 16th Century

The Belsfield Hotel

The Belsfield Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3EQ.

In an enviable position overlooking Lake Windermere, the Belsfield Hotel is a three star hotel close to many attractions such as the Beatrix Potter Museum. Some rooms feature four poster beds. Afternoon tea is served on the lawns or in the lounges.

  • 19th Century

Lakeside Hotel

Lakeside Hotel, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8AT.

Overlooking Lake Windermere, Lakeside Hotel boasts a luxury 17 metre pool and spa exclusively for hotel residents. There is also a jacuzzi and sauna, as well as a sumptuous 2 AA rosette awarded restaurant.

  • 17th Century

Wateredge Inn

Wateredge Inn, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EP.

Originally two former 17th century fishermen’s cottages, Wateredge stands on the banks of Lake Windermere and now offers a large atmospheric bar-restaurant, cosy bedrooms and plenty of period features. The hotel boasts its own boat slipway and jetty.

  • 17th Century

The Riverside

The Riverside, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6EL.

Located in the heart of Kendal, the Riverisde’s origins date from the 17th century. The 47 en-suite bedrooms all enjoy views of the River Kent and include free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. The leisure facilities includes a heated swimming pool, sauna and gym.

  • 17th Century

Lyzzick Hall Hotel

Lyzzick Hall Hotel, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4PY.

Set on the beautiful slopes of Skiddaw, Lyzzick Hall boasts a luxury spa, sauna and heated indoor swimming pool with impressive mountain views. Renovated from an historical farm house, the hotel now offers spacious en-suite rooms, cosy bar and restaurant.

  • 18th Century