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Can anyone recommend a lovely hotel in Lake District?

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NeedSpeed Mon 03-Aug-15 14:16:28

Hi, can anyone recommend a lovely hotel in or near Lake District please? There's no budget. Preferably child friendly but doesn't have to be. Thanks

Dollyemi Mon 03-Aug-15 14:19:04

Not been for years but Lodore Falls, I think it's on offer with Groupon at the moment too.

srtajuanita Mon 03-Aug-15 14:19:59

Swinside Lodge. Wonderful chef.

NeedSpeed Mon 03-Aug-15 14:42:27

Forgot to mention ideally one that is pet free (allergies).

AliMonkey Mon 03-Aug-15 14:43:29

We enjoyed Swan Hotel in Newby Bridge. Child friendly (library of kids books, board games, milk and cookies brought to your room every night if you want it, playground, interconnecting rooms) but would have happily stayed there if no kids

NeedSpeed Mon 03-Aug-15 21:49:41

Thanks everyone! Any more recommendations?

getinthesea Mon 03-Aug-15 21:51:00

Argil Castle. Lovely, child friendly, laid back.

myrtleWilson Mon 03-Aug-15 21:51:21

Drunken Duck is supposed to be fab

getinthesea Mon 03-Aug-15 21:51:35

AUGILL. A pox on autocorrect.

lk26 Mon 03-Aug-15 21:52:12

Ramps beck on ullswater. Inn on the lake glen ridding.

Ferguson Thu 06-Aug-15 20:45:56

It is fifty years since I last went, but if you want to be right in amongst the Fells then THE hotel is ODG - Old Dungeon Ghyll, in Langdale. A mile or two away is the New Dungeon Ghyll.

ODG looks out onto Bowfell and Crinkle Crags, and it is at the foot of the Langdale Pikes.

It USED to be a climbers' hotel, and the local Mountain Rescue Team was based there I think.

[Should you be interested, I can tell you more about what it was like there in the 1960s.]

Singsongsung Thu 06-Aug-15 20:48:54

Augill Castle is in Cumbria but not in the Lake District though. You have about a 25 minute drive from there to get to a lake! It is nice though.

Ferguson Thu 06-Aug-15 23:54:51

I got so carried away thinking about ODG, I forgot to give you the link:

www.odg.co.uk/

Do you know the Lake District, and what are your priorities?

In more recent years we went self-catering at a cottage on Rannerdale Farm, Crummock Water. This is in the north west of the Lakes, and is MUCH quieter, because it is further away from the tourist hot-spots:

www.sallyscottages.co.uk/rannerdale-close

FrameyMcFrame Fri 07-Aug-15 00:00:14

Second Lodore falls. The location and food are excellent. It's an old fashioned lakes hotel so don't expect chic modern etc. but it's a great family hotel.

ComingtoKent Fri 07-Aug-15 06:24:53

Hillthwaite Hotel in Windemere. We had a great deal (Secret Escapes I think) which included four course dinner. Lovely views from its hillside position. It's got a swimming pool, but we didn't have time to use it. Would definitely go back.

saresywaresy2 Sun 09-Aug-15 18:34:14

The one i've always wanted to stay at, money no object, is the Gilpin

velidhu Mon 10-Aug-15 00:31:56

we stayed here for a birthday break a few years ago. Get a room with a lake view, book dinner in the restaurant, have a relaxing spa treatment (hot stone massage did the job for me) and go for some bracing hikes. Absolutely loved it!

Archfarchnad Mon 10-Aug-15 00:42:42

I wasn't actually that impressedby Lodore Falls. We went to a wedding there some time back and stayed in a family room for 2 nights, it struck me as tired and stuffy. Pool was nice but pretty small. No good view to speak of (at least not from our room). If I was on a no-limits budget I'd be looking elsewhere.

5Foot5 Tue 11-Aug-15 21:39:17

We have had a very nice break at Lodore Falls too.

However, I do have a soft spot for the Keswick Country House Hotel. We have had a couple of lovely New Years there pre-parent days.

lovelyupnorth Fri 14-Aug-15 12:07:34

Hillthwaite - i would suggest is too old a market (ie all their customers are old)

Lakeside, Newby Bridge - very family friendly, lovely pool and nice family rooms
Swan Newby Bridge - as above

Drunken Duck - not really for famililes

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