5 of the best boutique hotels in the Lake District

19 Apr 2016

Looking for a stylish, romantic hideaway in the Lake District? Somewhere intimate or unusual to impress that certain someone special? We’ve put together a small-but-perfectly-formed selection of our favourite boutique properties in the area. Bonus: many of them offer special rates and/or exclusive extras for Travelzoo members.

Inn on the Square 

Location: Keswick  
Why we love it: This chic hotel, housed in a Georgian property on Keswick's Market Square, opened in June, 2015, and has been attracting rave reviews since day one. Just a 10-minute walk from Derwentwater, it has a distinctly Scandinavian air, with Cumbrian-made beds and rain showers in all of its 34 rooms. The Brossen Steakhouse specialises in dry-aged steaks served with sides such as roasted bone marrow, beef-dripping chips or truffled mac and cheese. Deal alert! We’ve found stays (with availability throughout spring and summer) from £150 per room, per night. Plus, Travelzoo members get exclusive extras including free tickets to the Lake District Wildlife Park and a room upgrade. Click here to find out more.

Hillthwaite House Hotel

Location: Windermere  
Why we love it: This family-run favourite, just 15 minutes' walk from Bowness-on-Windermere, started life over 40 years ago as a 6-bedroom private house. Despite numerous extensions and additions (including an indoor pool with sauna and steam room), it retains a cosy, boutique feel. Views are the focal point in the restaurant, where locally sourced ingredients take pride of place on the traditional menu. Other top-notch facilities include a recently refurbished indoor pool, a sauna and steam room. Deal alert! We’ve found stays (valid until the end of June) from £139 per room, per night. Plus, Travelzoo members get exclusive extras worth more than £60. Click here to find out more.

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Laura Ashley the Belsfield 

Where: Bowness-on-Windermere
Why we love it: This listed Victorian property reopened in July, 2014, after a multimillion-pound refurbishment and collaboration with Laura Ashley. That means you can expect elegant furnishings, lush fabrics, grand chandeliers and classic designs combined with modern features such as a glass reception area. There’s also an indoor pool, a stylish cocktail bar, two restaurants and, as you can see from the main picture at the top of this page, some spectacular views over Windermere. Deal alert! Click here to search by date - Travelzoo members get exclusive extras at this property, including restaurant credit, room upgrade and late checkout.

Ravenstone Lodge 

Location: Keswick
Why we love it: This converted 19th-century lodge in the Northern Lakes has sweeping views of the fells, an AA-Rosette restaurant and nine individually styled rooms. Each one is named after a local fell (for example, Randel Crag, Ullock Pike) and all feature en-suite bathrooms and flat-screen TVs. Some rooms have 4-poster beds. This area of the Lakes is best known for its mountain scenery and variety of walking routes – the hotel is close to Bassenthwaite Lake and sits at the foot of Ullock Pike.Click here to search by date.

The Cranleigh Boutique 

Location: Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District
Why we love it: This trendy property is in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere, and about a minute’s casual stroll from the shore of the lake itself. The exterior might be traditional enough, but inside it’s a different story, with bright, bold décor, lush fabrics and eye-catching wallpaper.  

We’ve found availability throughout May and June, with rates starting at £70 per room, per night. Click here to find out more.  

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