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AA rating
Country House Hotel

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Rated from 2 to 4, and meeting all the criteria of black stars, silver stars are awarded to highly recommended hotels.

The merit score for this hotel is 82%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 455 reviews

Thoroughly modern hotel on the site of an abandoned gunpowder works

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At a glance

1 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible

Built on the site of an abandoned 19th-century gunpowder works, this thoroughly modern hotel and resort is set in 35 acres of woodland and waterways. Comfortable bedrooms, many with spa baths, vary in size. Extensive public areas include the exceptional Stove restaurant and bar. The ever-improving, luxurious spa and leisure facilities are on hand, and there is also a traditional pub, run by the hotel, just along the main road.

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  • En-suite rooms: 52
  • Family rooms: 4
  • Ground-floor rooms: 25
  • Self-catering available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 65


  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Laundry facilities
  • Drying facility
  • Ironing facilities


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Hard tennis court
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Private fishing
  • Other leisure facilities: Steam room, solarium, aerobics studio, health and beauty salon, cycle hire
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 40
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 20
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 18


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 34

Getting here

In Langdale Valley west of Ambleside.

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Nearest motorway junction

M6 junction 36
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