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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Ennerdale Country House Hotel

Ennerdale Hotel, Cleator, Cumbria, CA23 3DT.

This country house hotel is situated on the edge of the Lake District near to Whitehaven. From the moment you arrive into this glorious Grade 2 listed hotel you will appreciate why so many awards have been presented to this quite exquisite luxury hotel.

  • 17th Century

Broughton Craggs Hotel

Broughton Craggs Hotel, Great Broughton, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0XW.

Broughton Craggs is an award winning, family run country house hotel set in acres of its own grounds. In the evening, why not relax around one of the lounge’s log fires? Only 3 miles from the pretty town of Cockermouth.

  • 19th Century

Low Wood Bay

Low Wood Hotel, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA23 1LP.

The four-star Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa features water sports, gym and spa facilities, all on the shores of Lake Windermere. Many of the en-suite rooms enjoy stunning lake views, as does the hotel’s restaurant, which serves classic European dishes.

  • 18th Century

Abbey House Hotel

Abbey House Hotel, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA13 0PA.

Offering luxurious rooms with historic features, the Abbey House Hotel has hosted royalty, including King George V. Set in 14 acres of private grounds next to Furness Abbey, Barrow-in-Furness and the Dock Museum are a 10 minute drive away.

  • 20th Century

Aphrodite’s Boutique Hotel

Aphrodite's Boutique Hotel, Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JD.

Set in 2 acres of beautiful gardens above Lake Windermere, the luxury themed suites at the Aphrodites Boutique Hotel feature spa baths or private hot tubs. With an elegant restaurant, guests also have use of an indoor pool, sauna and fitness area.

  • 19th Century

Dalston Hall Hotel

Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5 7JX.

This magnificent Grade II listed castle is ideally located on the northern edge of the Lake District. Nestling amongst acres of woodland and gardens, the castle is also surrounded by a golf club.

  • 16th Century