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Looking for good hotel in t he lakes please

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cod Thu 11-Aug-05 13:41:38

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unicorn Thu 11-Aug-05 13:44:07

if you want a B+B I would recommend

(It's my cousin's!!)

oliveoil Thu 11-Aug-05 13:44:23

I went to one eons ago pre kids, when I had a life, but I can't remember what it was called. I will try and remember - Linthwaite or something.

cod Thu 11-Aug-05 13:45:48

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Windermere Thu 11-Aug-05 13:47:20

What kind of place are you looking for? Are you taking the kids?

misdee Thu 11-Aug-05 13:48:33

we stayed at the brackenn rigg inn which overlooks Ullswater. it was lovely. but a bit pricey.

cod Thu 11-Aug-05 13:54:20

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expatkat Thu 11-Aug-05 14:08:14

I rather liked the Prince of Wales in Grasmere, where I stayed a night last week on biz. (It's not a business hotel though--not that there'd be many in the lakes!) There were loads of parents with kids, I noticed. This is unimportant, but I loved the breakfast buffet. . .one of the most yummy full English breakfasts I've ever had despite being warmed in those buffet pans. The hotel's not high high luxury, but quite lovely. Comfy rooms, nice views of grazing sheep or, I suppose, the lake, depending on where your window's located. Hotel website here . And lots of eccentric poet-y types across the road at the Wordsworth Trust.

Gobbledigook Thu 11-Aug-05 14:12:21

Lakeside Hotel

Blu Thu 11-Aug-05 14:12:32

For gorgeous hotels, fab views, seclusion and excellent cooking, Leeming House and Sharrow bay hotels on Ullswater have excellent reputations. Have been to both for dinner (ages ago) - really nice. Not your budget option.

jampots Thu 11-Aug-05 14:13:41

The Belfield overlooks Lake Windermere at Bowness - its lovely

giraffeski Thu 11-Aug-05 14:14:23

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giraffeski Thu 11-Aug-05 14:15:20

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jampots Thu 11-Aug-05 14:15:25

sorry - didnt read your post properly cod

tortoiseshell Thu 11-Aug-05 14:17:09

Ooh, Sharrow Bay used to be run by the campest pair of men I have EVER met. Really good food there though. How about near Coniston?

tortoiseshell Thu 11-Aug-05 14:18:47

this one looks quite nice

misdee Thu 11-Aug-05 14:19:25

brackenrigg the food is scrummy. dh wants to go back at some point, hopefully we'll be able to go next year.

anteater Thu 11-Aug-05 14:46:49

Live nearly next door to the Brackenrigg, can be good, but equally can be dodgy, depends on how busy..

misdee Thu 11-Aug-05 14:47:35

can it? it was july when we went, but was lovely.

anteater Thu 11-Aug-05 15:01:16

Yes, we dont recomend it any more.
If anyone is in the lakes this month with children try and visit The Upfront Coffee shop and Gallery on a Wed, Sat or Sunday, Childrens puppet theatre 10.30am and 2.30pm, lovely food, Anteater Approved! 017684 84538..

Blu Thu 11-Aug-05 15:04:10

Anteater - do you know 'seldom seen' in Glencoyne?

oliveoil Thu 11-Aug-05 15:16:18

I think it is called The Linthwaite Hotel.

zubb Thu 11-Aug-05 15:42:11

We stayed here -
a few years ago - not sure what its like now. Its at the end of lake Windermere, but not a long drive from the town itself. It has a pool, and I had a great massage there. Food was good IIRC, and the room we were in had a lovely view over the water.

anteater Thu 11-Aug-05 15:55:41

Sorry Blu, cant help, other end't o'lak!

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