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Glenridding House

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Guest Accommodation

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Rated from 3 to 5, and meeting all the criteria of black stars, Gold Stars are awarded to the best in Britain and Ireland within their particular banding.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 51 reviews

In a stunning lakeshore location, a warm welcome awaits guests

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Breakfast Award
Dinner Award
Accessible rooms

Glenridding House is a wonderful Georgian Lakeside villa which sits right on the shores of Ullswater. Used as a holiday home by Charles Darwin, this once derelict building has been lovingly restored. Bedrooms differ in size, and a number boast stunning views of the lake and surrounding fells. An excellent location for those touring this unspoilt area of the Lake District.


  • Rooms: 6
  • Ground-floor rooms: 1

Room rates

  • Short breaks available
  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Afternoon tea served
  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 10am


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms


  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1


  • No children under: 18 years


  • Private fishing
  • Secure cycle storage
  • Other leisure facilities: Packed lunches available


  • Maximum number of delegates: 30
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 30
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 30
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 30


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 50

Getting here

M6 junction 40 onto A66, then A592 to Glenridding. Turn sharp 2nd left.

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M6 junction 40
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