Historic B&B’s in the Lake District

The Lake District is one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations and it’s not hard to see why! Towering mountains, rugged fells, tranquil lakes – and cosy country pubs, friendly B&Bs and welcoming guest houses, ideal bases from which to explore the stunning Lakeland scenery that has inspired so many of Britain’s poets and writers.

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Blue Pig

Blue Pig, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, LA6 2AT.

A 17th century cottage with 3 cosy en-suite rooms offering little luxuries like memory foam mattresses & underfloor heating. Enjoy a fantastic & plentiful breakfast served at a time to suit you before exploring the charming market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.

  • 17th Century

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Augill Castle

Augill Castle, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4DE.

Gothic towers, original staircases and four poster beds add to the fairytale romance of this turreted hideaway. Standing between Yorkshire and the Lake District, the castle is also perfectly situated for weekends away. On-site restaurant and bar.

  • 19th Century

Number 80

Number 80, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 2JS.

Situated in a delightful area of Bowness-on-Windermere, Number 80 offers four individually designed and furnished, en suite rooms. With its Victorian buildings dotted along the lakeside, Bowness is one of the Lake District’s most visited destinations.

  • 19th Century

The Mortal Man Inn

The Mortal Man Inn, Troutbeck, near Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1PL.

Nestled beneath the rugged fells of the Troutbeck Valley, The Mortal Man is a historic Lakeland inn with spectacular views over the surrounding peaks. In the winter guests can cosy up to the real log fires with a glass of their favourite drink.

  • 17th Century

Ivythwaite Lodge Guest House

Ivythwaite Lodge, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 2DD.

Soak up the stunning scenery in the heart of the Lake District at this charming guest house with sumptuous furnishings like four post beds and Jucuzzi baths. An oasis of tranquility.

  • 19th Century

Southview Guesthouse

Southview Guesthouse, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AE.

Whether you choose to explore the many local attractions that the Lake District has to offer, relax in the hotel’s indoor heated pool and jacuzzi, or enjoy the stunning views and a glass of wine on the patio, Southview Guesthouse has it all.

  • 19th Century

Rockside Guest House

Rockside Guest House, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AQ.

Located in Windermere, one of the Lake District’s most popular regions, this quaint guest house built in traditional Lakeland stone offers well-appointed bedrooms with a classic, understated decor.

  • 19th Century

The Ravensworth

The Ravensworth, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1BA.

Set in the heart of the Lake District National Park, The Ravensworth is a four star B&B set only a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Windermere village. Guests receive free passes to a nearby health club which has a pool.

  • 19th Century

Link House

Link House, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9YD.

A haven of tranquility in the Northern Lakes, Link House is surrounded by stunning countryside and is an ideal base for the many pursuits on offer. Enjoy light and airy accommodation, a well equipped guest lounge and a comprehensive breakfast menu.

  • 19th Century

Moss Grove Organic Hotel

Moss Grove Organic Hotel, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SW.

As the name suggests, this award-winning hotel in the popular Lake District town of Grasmere, incorporates natural products wherever possible, from the paint and high quality furnishings in the extremely spacious bedrooms to the plentiful buffet breakfast.

  • 19th Century

Lonsdale House

Lonsdale House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 2JJ.

Enjoy the charming, traditional decor reminiscent of the Wordsworth era at this 19th century former gentleman’s residence. Perfectly situated for exploring the Lake District, just a stroll away from Lake Windermere and the World of Beatrix Potter.

  • 19th Century