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Damson Dene Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Damson Dene Hotel is a 10-minute drive from the shores of Windermere, which is described as "the queen of Lake District lakes" by Lonely Planet
  • This offer includes a 90-minute round trip lake cruise from Bowness
  • 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 Attraction
  • Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve and Orrest Head are both within 20 minutes' drive

Enjoyed This
(139 Member Ratings)
"enjoyed the pool"
02. Oct 2018
Barnoldswick, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

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

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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 hotel is a 10-minute drive from the town of Bowness. Several lake cruises depart from Bowness Pier, and the town is also home to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. This former home of the author, which she bought with the royalties from her books, is now a National Trust property.

Whitbarrow Nature Reserve, 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 the hotel


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

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 Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(139 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
4.0 Location
3.7 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
enjoyed the pool
debra 02. Oct 2018 Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good was excellent.
Other Comments
Staff were very friendly and service was good.
Carole 02. Oct 2018 Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food and atmosphere
Katherine 27. Sep 2018 Cranbrook, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were helpful although some had very poor English language skills.
Other Comments
Sheets had pet hairs. Food crumbs in a bedside draw. Window did not open and close properly. Bacon at breakfast was very tough.
Anthony 23. Sep 2018 Altrincham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was excellent and the ducks were very entertaining.
Other Comments
The staff were very friendly and efficient, the location was ideal.
Patricia Linda 20. Sep 2018 Chorley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful location. Friendly staff. Relaxing bar & lounge areas.
Other Comments
There is a duck pond in the garden & the ducks tap on the dining room window when you're eating. Very cute. All the staff were so genuinely friendly. The hotel has a very welcoming vibe.
Neil 14. Sep 2018 Worthing, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food, staff, gardens and room.
Other Comments
Some rooms are beautifully refurbished, some need refurbishing.
TRACEY 08. Sep 2018 Pickering, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food was good but over priced.
Other Comments
The bedroom was too small and the windows did not fit properly.
Jo 06. Sep 2018 Wallasey, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location, food, friendly staff, superior family room.
Other Comments
Pool area a little tired..
Simon 04. Sep 2018 Witham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The leisure facilities were great, the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The food was good especially the breakfast. The grounds were lovely
Other Comments
We was a little disappointed with the room. The pictures upon booking made out that the superior room with 4 poster bed was a very big and spacious. We were given room 3, the room was small and looked a little dated compared to the pictures online. The bed itself was not great, the mattress was a too hard for me but it was so creaky. Every turn I was conscious of the noise the frame was making.
Kylie 03. Sep 2018 Blackburn, United Kingdom

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