Settings don’t get much more beautiful than at the Lakeside Hotel and Spa. Almost touching the shores of Windermere, you can hear the soothing sound of lapping water from the lakeside. Formerly a 17th century coaching inn, this lakeside spa hotel in Windermere takes centre stage on the brink of Lakeland’s most famous water, away from the madding crowds of the nearby towns.
And there aren’t many luxury hotels that can brag about their neighbours. Right next door you’ll find the Lakes Aquarium, the Lakeside Pier, and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, where you can watch the steam trains chug into the station. You might even want to take a cruise around the lake or hop on a locomotive to explore more of the Lake District scenery.
Luxury Spa Hotel Windermere
Step into the grand lobby of the Lakeside Hotel and Spa, where chandeliers and parquet flooring give you a real sense of the elegance that awaits you. Greeted by a friendly porter who whisks your bags onto a trolley and shows you to your room, you immediately feel pampered on arrival.
The Ultimate Lake View room is every Instagrammer’s dream, with large glass doors framing views of Windermere where you can step outside onto the water’s edge and stroll around the landscaped gardens. The outdoor terrace lets you soak up the lake and fellside scenery as you listen to the dawn chorus and watch the steamboats float by. If you really want to push the boat out, optional room service gives you the perfect excuse to linger longer over breakfast.
Aveda Spa Hotel Lake District
The Lake View room is located just moments from the Aveda Spa and is perfect for accessing the indoor pool, Jacuzzi, gym, sauna, steam room and therapy room, where you’ll find a wide range of Aveda treatments on offer. Relax and pamper your senses with a lakeside massage, a soothing facial or a hot stone treatment.
There are several dining options at the Lakeside Hotel and Spa, each pandering to your taste and mood. For fine dining, head to the Lakeview Restaurant, where wood panelling and views of the lake accompany your meal.
Rustling up gastronomic masterpieces such as Cartmel Valley pigeon breast with juniper, cauliflower, raspberries and curried seeds, the chef consistently produces culinary works of art, worthy of a social post or two. The service is equally as impressive, and while it’s attentive it doesn’t feel intrusive.
If you fancy something a little more casual, the Conservatory and Terrace is the perfect spot for a light lunch or indulgent afternoon tea. Or you can sample more contemporary dishes in the John Ruskin Brasserie, a welcoming space where the air is laid back and the food is no less impressive than the restaurant. Whether you fancy an aperitif or a digestif at the Lakeside Hotel, the swanky bar sets the scene for cosy drinks by the fire and a spot of romance.
For more information or to book a stay, visit the Lakeside Hotel and Spa website.