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$196 – 2-night Lake District getaway with dinner, was $469

Whitewater Hotel & Leisure Club
Claire Stapleton
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The Deal

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Escape to The Whitewater Hotel & Leisure Club, a converted Victorian cotton mill in the village of Backbarrow, by the surging River Leven. Two-night stays are now $196 -- half the usual price -- and include:

  • Two nights' accommodation in a Standard Room, with daily full Cumbrian breakfast and a 3-course dinner (on the first night only), for two 
  • It's $230 to stay in a Classic Room and $265 to stay in an Executive Room

Why We Love It

  • The hotel is a converted cotton mill with river views
  • Leisure facilities include an Elemis spa, a heated swimming pool, a sauna and a Jacuzzi. There are also tennis and squash courts
  • Bowness-on-Windermere Pier, for Lake Windermere boat trips, is less than 20 minutes' drive away. Coniston Water is around 30 minutes' drive
  • Whitbarrow Nature Reserve, known for its idyllic landscape of limestone crags with a woodland backdrop, is around 20 minutes' drive from the hotel


Located beside the River Leven, The Whitewater Hotel & Leisure Club is surrounded by mountain fells and picturesque river villages. You'll be less than five minutes' drive from the southern shores of Windermere, England's largest lake.

Lakeland Motor Museum is a few minutes' walk from the hotel, and Lakeland Miniature Village is 15 minutes' drive away. Bowness-on-Windermere Pier, for Lake Windermere boat trips, is less than 20 minutes' drive. We recommend the cruise from Bowness to Ambleside -- the village is around 20 minutes' walk from Ambleside Pier, and from there you can follow the signs to see the 70-foot-high waterfall Stock Ghyll Force.

Lakeside & Haverthwaite line -- a preserved steam-train railway running through picturesque countryside -- is 15 minutes' walk from the hotel, while Whitbarrow Nature Reserve and Coniston Water are both less than 30 minutes' drive. A popular destination for hiking and walking, the Old Man of Coniston -- a fell that's over 2000 feet high -- is a 50-minute drive away.

The hotel's Cascades Health Spa & Fitness Club has a heated indoor pool, a Turkish hammam, an Arabian mud temple, a sauna, a Jacuzzi, a gym and tennis and squash courts (all leisure facilities including the spa will be closed 8-18 January).

The Riverside Restaurant offers a fine-dining menu, while The Dolly Blue Bar & Grill -- named after the pigment formerly created within the mill -- offers casual dining.

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  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free
  • Steam Room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking
  • Public car park


  • 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 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 3 and under. This includes breakfast.
There are no extra beds available for older children or adults.

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.

Additional details: Leisure facilities including the SPA will be closed from January 8 to 18, 2018, included.
Guests of the Whitewater Hotel receive complementary membership of Cascades during their stay at the hotel. Please note: Whilst most of the facilities are available with temporary or club membership, there are charges for spa treatments and certain facilities. See for further information.

50% off

$98 / night


When You Can Go

Sun-Thu until 24 Apr; +$23 Fri-Sat

Enjoyed This
(314 Member Ratings)
"Lovely situation by the river. Really friendly and helpful staff. Food very good. A good location for exploring the southern lakes."
Jan 18, 2018
MenstonIlkley, United Kingdom

Getting There

Oxenholme Lake District station, 25 minutes' drive away, has direct links to London Euston. Manchester Airport is 90 minutes' drive away. The hotel is 20 minutes' drive from the M6. Parking is free.

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Enjoyed This
(314 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Whitewater Hotel & Leisure Club over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Lovely situation by the river. Really friendly and helpful staff. Food very good. A good location for exploring the southern lakes.
Other Comments
Because spa facilities were out of action during our stay (we were told about this and offered different dates), we were given a room up-grade and three (instead of two) course dinners as part of our deal. This was offered by the hotel, not requested by us. We thought that was excellent service.
Dinah Jan 18, 2018 MenstonIlkley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food was amazing
emma Jan 15, 2018 Stockportnchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Room was great size with wonderful river view food was fabulous and staff where extremely courteous and polite.
Carol Jan 04, 2018 Wistaston Crewe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
View and quality of work the food
Other Comments
Very friendly and helpful staff
Dorothy Dec 29, 2017 Northampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was a well kept hotel that was quite different with lots of history. Would go again.
michael Dec 23, 2017 Northwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Room as requested away from the road and staff were great, food very good also.
Ben Dec 14, 2017 Linconshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Breakfasts are lovely. Staff helpful and friendly. Pool nice.
Other Comments
Room fine but we had a dble bed frame with 2 x single mattresses on it - which made middle of bed uncomfortable.
Colin Dec 06, 2017 Wirral, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly and helpful staff,beautiful views and good accommodation.
Other Comments
We plan to return here one day.
joe Nov 30, 2017 bowdon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were all very nice and helpful, nothing being a problem. Rooms very clean and tidy, food was excellent and the hotel was lovely with lots of character and history.
Chris Nov 29, 2017 Aldershot, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food was excellent and staff very helpful and pleasant. Leisure complex facilities very good.
Other Comments
only small gripe was smoke detectors in room blinks red on and off all night which does affect sleep
paul Nov 17, 2017 Southport, United Kingdom

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