The Lamplighter Dining Rooms
Why We Love It
- This family-run Victorian hotel is 15 minutes' walk from Lake Windermere
- Beatrix Potter's house Hill Top is a 30-minute drive away
- The hotel's restaurant is recommended by The Guardian's Jay Rayner
Rooms & Rates
The Lamplighter Dining Rooms is a family-run hotel in the heart of Windermere town. The property dates back to 1865, and is built from Lakeland stone.
The hotel is a 15-minute walk from Lake Windermere -- "the queen of Lake District lakes" (Lonely Planet). Rough Guides recommends hiking up to Orrest Head (10 minutes' walk) for the panoramic views. National Trust-run Hill Top, the house Beatrix Potter bought with the royalties from her books, is 30 minutes' drive from the hotel. Dove Cottage, where poet William Wordsworth lived, is a 20-minute drive away. 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 restaurant serves traditional British dishes, and was a Taste Cumbria Dining Experience of the Year finalist in the 2016 Cumbria Tourism Awards.The Guardian's critic Jay Rayner is a fan of the "glorious" bone-on rib of beef and a "magnificent" cauliflower cheese, which are served at Sunday lunch. The bar stocks local ales, wine and over 15 varieties of gin. There is a roaring fire in the winter.
In keeping with the 19th-century building, bedrooms have a Victorian look, with striped wallpaper and polished-wood beds. All have renovated bathrooms.
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- Infant cots / cribs
- 100% smoke-free
- No elevator / lift
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Bathtub or shower
- Complimentary parking
- Off-street parking
Standard Time is 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Children and additional guests: Extra guests charges apply as follows: £5 per night for a child aged 2 and under, when staying in a cot/crib. This does not include breakfast. Cot/crib available on request. Please use the Special Requests field to request a cot. There is no extra bed available for older children or adults. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices. Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to confirm the age of the child.
Pets: Pets are allowed on request and are charged at £10 per pet, per night.
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