$216 – 2-night lakeside Cumbria escape, was $449

Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel
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Why We Love This Deal

Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel is set on the tranquil shores of Lake Thirlmere in the northern Lake District. A 2-night escape is now less than $109 per person -- saving up to 51% on the regular rates.

What's Included

  • Two nights' accommodation in a Standard Double Room (in either the Elizabethan or Victorian part of the hotel), with daily full Cumbrian breakfast, for two
  • Tea or coffee and biscuits on arrival (worth $6 per person)
  • Late checkout until 1pm (worth $26)
  • Stay in a Superior Lake View Room for an extra $29 per night 
  • Saturdays are an extra $29

"The hotel was cosy and warm. Great view of Thirlmere. Comfortable room. Nice breakfast."
Dec 26, 2018 - Leeds, United Kingdom
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This 16th-century hotel is "set in attractive, private grounds on the shores of Lake Thirlmere" (The AA)
  • Keswick town centre is a 10-minute drive away and Ullswater, "overlooked by soaring fells" (Rough Guides), is 30 minutes drive from the hotel
  • The hotel has views of Helvellyn -- the nation's favourite walking hotspot, according to ITV's "Britain's Favourite Walks"
  • Some Superior Lake View Rooms have views of Thirlmere and 4-poster beds 


"Worth the visit for the views alone" (The AA), Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel is set on the shores of Thirlmere in the peaceful North Lakes. The hotel, which occupies a country house dating from the 16th century, has views of Helvellyn -- the nation's favourite walking hotspot, according to ITV's "Britain's Favourite Walks".

Keswick is about 10 minutes' drive away. This historic market town with narrow cobbled streets is a good base from which to explore Skiddaw. Armboth Fell and Raven Crag, both good spots for a scenic walk, are around 15 minutes' drive from the hotel.

Ullswater, "great for crowd-free hiking around the village of Howtown and the picturesque valley of Martindale" (Lonely Planet), takes approximately 30 minutes to reach by car, and Buttermere -- "backed by a string of impressive peaks and emerald-green hills" (Lonely Planet) -- is a 40-minute drive away.

Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel has "comfortable and inviting public areas", says The AA, including a lounge, a bar and a restaurant. There's also an outdoor terrace overlooking the hotel's gardens, which are set within a red-squirrel nature reserve. Fishing permits for use on Thirlmere are available on request.

Spread between the Elizabethan and Victorian wings of the house, guestrooms overlook the fells and the hotel courtyard. All have free Wi-Fi, tea- and coffee-making facilities and a TV, while some have period details such as oak beams. Superior Lake View Rooms have sitting areas, lake views and 4-poster beds. Self-catering cottages are also available.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.
Crib/Pack 'n Play not available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

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.

Up to 51% off

$108 / night


When You Can Go

Sun-Fri 1 May-22 Jul; +$29 Sat

Getting There

Parking is free. The hotel is about a 30-minute drive from the M6. Penrith train station is also 30 minutes’ drive away. Carlisle Lake District Airport takes around an hour to reach by car. 

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm 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.

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
(59 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Dale Head Hall Hotel over the past 15 months.
3.9 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The hotel was cosy and warm. Great view of Thirlmere. Comfortable room. Nice breakfast.
Other Comments
Lovely to arrive to really warm rooms on a cold December evening. We'd be disappointed by the bathroom if we were paying full price.
Susan Dec 26, 2018 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very quiet location
Other Comments
This hotel is 5 miles outside the town of Keswick
Fiona Dec 16, 2018 Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The breakfast was lovely
Denise Dec 12, 2018 Cheadle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely views nice quiet location. Friendly staff.
Susan Dec 10, 2018 Sunderland, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Our room, room 13, was very roomy, breakfast choices were very good.
Other Comments
The hotel could do with strong lights outside the entrance area, particularly as it goes dark early in winter.
David Dec 08, 2018 SouthportSouthport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful location and warm and friendly welcome.
Helen Dec 04, 2018 Peak Forest, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful setting and excellent breakfast.
Other Comments
Old fashioned country house hotel, had a really good stay.
angela Dec 03, 2018 Grimsby, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Views were exceptional. Beautiful location Staff were very helpful and friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed the break
T Dec 02, 2018 Altrincham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The feel of staying in a period building that has a great deal of history.
Other Comments
Great location, Thirlemere is 100 yards ish from the hotel.
Will Dec 02, 2018 Melsonby Richmond, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The view was really nice. Lovely big rooms, nice and clean.
Other Comments
The hotel was quiet although seem quite full. Some background music in the breakfast room would have been nice.
Elizabeth Dec 01, 2018 Seaham, United Kingdom

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