Linthwaite House Hotel
Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JA (view map)
Awarded 4 red stars and Rosettes by the AA, Linthwaite House is one of the top 200 hotels in Britain.
The hotel is set in over 14 acres of private gardens and woods and has its own tarn where guests can fish for brown trout or simply enjoy the quiet and scenery.
The en-suite rooms are elegantly decorated and many feature designer touches such as deep Italian baths and king-size beds with canopies. All rooms have bathrobes and toiletries, a TV and DVD player and free Wi-Fi.
The restaurant features high-quality local and seasonal ingredients. A full English breakfast or breakfast in bed is available, as is afternoon tea. The terrace offers diners stunning views.
Hotel Rooms: 30