The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa

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Why We Love It

  • It's named after poet William Wordsworth, Grasmere's most famous former resident
  • The northern tip of Lake Windermere is a 15-minute drive from the hotel
  • Guests can use the indoor pool, Jacuzzi & sauna
  • It's in the village centre, next to The Gingerbread Shop

"As tranquil as its surrounding waters" -- Britain's Finest Hotels
Enjoyed This
(8 Member Ratings)
"Charming staff and a lovely room."
Jul 27, 2018
South Shields, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Windermere train station is 9 miles from the hotel. Trains from London Euston go to Oxenholme, where you change trains to Windermere. Free parking is available at the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa, built in 1870, is in the centre of Grasmere, which Lonely Planet calls "one of the prettiest of the Lakeland hamlets". One of the village's main draws is its links to poet William Wordsworth -- he lived in Dove Cottage between 1799 and 1808. You can take a guided tour of the house and gardens, and visit the Wordsworth Museum, which displays his original letters, journals and poems.

The hotel is next to the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop -- the former cottage of Victorian cook Sarah Nelson, who created the recipe that is still used today.

There are 35 bedrooms, including Mountain and Garden View rooms that come with Grasmere gingerbread and the Four Poster room, which has a Jacuzzi bath tub. All rooms have free Wi-Fi.

Guests can use the W Organic Spa, which has an indoor pool, a Jacuzzi and a sauna. Spa treatments use Voya products, which contain seaweed from the west coast of Ireland (charges apply).

Food is served in either the Signature Restaurant or the Dove Bistro. There's an extensive wine list and an emphasis on local beers. Afternoon tea is available daily from 12-5pm in the conservatory or lounge or on the terrace (weather permitting).

The Lake District has countless things to do. You can cycle in Grizedale Forest, go on a steam yacht gondola on Lake Coniston, visit Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, nosy round Brantwood, the home of John Ruskin, or explore the 3105 kilometres of rights of way this national park has to offer.

From the press:

  • "The Wordsworth Hotel is as tranquil as its surrounding waters in the vast and beautiful Lake District" -- Britain's Finest



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • 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 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request, subject to availability, in Grasmere Village View rooms and higher categories only: £10 per night for children aged 2 and under, £25 per night for children aged 16 and under, £50 per night for older children and adults. Charges will be added to your bill.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £20 per night on checkout.

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-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Enjoyed This
(8 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Wordsworth Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Charming staff and a lovely room.
Jane Jul 27, 2018 South Shields, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Use of swimming pool.
Margaret Mar 16, 2018 Buxton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great location
Other Comments
Rooms too hot
Carmel Aug 22, 2017 Darwen, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The garden area
Peter Jun 19, 2017 Huddersfield, United Kingdom

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