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Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa

AA rating
Country House Hotel

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Rated from 2 to 5, Red Star ‘Inspectors’ Choice’ hotels are the best in Britain and Ireland within their particular banding.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 454 reviews

400 acres of deer park surround a stately country house

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At a glance

2 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome

Enjoying fine views over Bassenthwaite Lake, this impressive 17th-century mansion is set in 400 acres of deer park; part of the site is the Lake District Wildlife Park. The comfortably furnished bedrooms and well-appointed bathrooms are complemented by a choice of public rooms that have many original features. The spa is an outstanding asset to the leisure facilities; it offers an infinity pool, thermal suite, sauna, state-of-the-art gym, treatments, exercise classes and a hot tub overlooking the landscaped gardens.

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  • En-suite rooms: 46
  • Family rooms: 8
  • Ground-floor rooms: 8
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 100


  • Accessible bedrooms: 2
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Hard tennis court
  • Croquet
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Private fishing
  • Other leisure facilities: Archery, clay shooting, quad and mountain bikes, falconry
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 200
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 50
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 60


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 150

Getting here

M6 junction 40/A66 to Keswick roundabout then A591 signed Carlisle. 8 miles to Castle Inn junction, turn left. Hotel 300 yards.

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