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Damson Dene Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Damson Dene Hotel is 10-minute drive from the shores of Windermere, which is described as "the queen of Lake District lakes" by Lonely Planet
  • The hotel has a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a mini gym
  • The property is in the Lyth Valley, a 10-minute drive from Bowness-on-Windermere, home to The World of Beatrix Potter
  • Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve and Orrest Head are both within 20 minutes' drive

Enjoyed This
(88 Member Ratings)
"Dinner and health club"
Jun 30, 2018
Onchan Isle of Man, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is around 15 minutes' drive from Junction 36 of the M6. Windermere railway station is also a 15-minute drive away. Parking at the hotel is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Damson Dene Hotel is in the Lyth Valley, a 10-minute drive from the shores of Windermere -- the largest lake in England -- which is surrounded by fells and villages.

The property is a 10-minute drive from the town of Bowness, where you'll be able to board a cruise over to Lakeside (or vice versa). The town is also home to The World of Beatrix Potter. Now a National Trust property, the author bought this with the royalties from her books.

Whitbarrow Nature Reserve, which is known for its limestone and woodland landscape, is around 15 minutes' drive away, and the town of Kendal, best known for its mint cake, is a 20-minute drive.

There are plenty of fell-walking routes close by, including Orrest Head, which is around 20 minutes' drive. This hill on the eastern shore of Windermere offers views the length of the lake and is featured in Alfred Wainwright's The Outlying Fells of Lakeland -- it was the first Lake District fell the author climbed.

The property sits within landscaped gardens with a pond. There's a log fire and comfy lounges in the lobby, so guests can unwind while reading the newspapers and magazines on offer.

The hotel's Heron View Restaurant serves dishes made with local produce -- many of the ingredients are grown in the hotel's kitchen garden. The property also has a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a mini gym. Wi-Fi is free throughout and dogs are welcome.

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  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: There is no extra bed available.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per night.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(88 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for South Lakes Hotels Ltd t/a Damson Dene Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.1 Location
3.8 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Dinner and health club
Other Comments
Wifi would not work in our room as it was too far from reception. The weather was very hot and there was no aircon - reception did provide fans though.
Chris Jun 30, 2018 Onchan Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was excellent and the grounds of the hotel were lovely. The leisure facilities were great amd the staff were friendly.
Other Comments
The room we were given was very small and far too hot. When we opened the window we were right above the vents for the kitchen so the room then smelled of food. There were also a few other small things like no toilet roll holder and the carpet in the corridor (leading out to the fire exit) was not fitted properly. This part of the hotel is definitely in need of updating.
Ryan Jun 25, 2018 Sunderland, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were excellent
Juliet Jun 10, 2018 Hexham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff very gracious and food was good
Other Comments
Rooms were shabby and very tired. Cracked tiles in bathroom. Ripped carpeying
Julia Jun 14, 2018 Harrogate, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Tracey Jun 13, 2018 RichmondRichmond, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Enjoyable stay, food good (apart from tomato soup) breakfast excellent, atmosphere ex, staff very friendly and helpful always with a smile, location ex, room comfortable all in all very good, will visit again.
THOMAS Jun 08, 2018 South Shields, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were extremely friendly, polite and helpful. Our young dog was made very welcome, too and for this reason, we would definitely visit again and have already told friends about this hotel.
Deborah Jun 01, 2018 Droitwich Spa, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were helpful and pleasant.
Other Comments
Room was very 'tired' but was very disappointed on going to take bath on Saturday evening to find it dirty (on reflection it looked like a floor mop had been used to wipe round it) and I had to clean it before it could be used. On check-out Receptionist said I should of called down and it would of been sorted immediately but you should not have to do this. Also as we left for day on Saturday morning we reported toilet seat was very loose, this was never rectified. Very disappointed with room standard overall.
Julia Jun 04, 2018 Blyth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The leisure centre
Other Comments
We both thought the whole place could do with a freshen up!
Mary May 18, 2018 Worcester, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Swimming pool closed, building a bit tired looking and staff could have been more friendly
James Nov 15, 2017 Glasgow, United Kingdom

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