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£169 – 2-Night Lake District Stay with Dinner, Was £370

Whitewater Hotel & Leisure Club
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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 £169, up to 54% off the usual price, and include:

  • Accommodation in a Standard Double or Twin Room, with daily full Cumbrian breakfast, for two
  • A 2-course dinner on the first night only (worth £26 per person)

Why We Love It

  • The hotel is a converted cotton mill with river views
  • The 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 Lake 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.

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
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • 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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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: 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.

£85 / night


When You Can Go

Until 30 Jun; 1-30 Sep; £179 1 Jul-31 Aug; +£20 Fri-Sat

93% (151 Member Ratings)

"We enjoyed the views over the river and watching the heron fishing in the evening. The food in the evening at the restaurant was delicious. We also enjoyed the use of the indoor pool. The bed was very comfortable."
21. Jun 2017
Betchworth, 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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93% Positive
(151 Member reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Whitewater Hotel & Leisure Club over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
Room too small no fridge no aircon But ok otherwise
G D 23. Jun 2017 Hull, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed the views over the river and watching the heron fishing in the evening. The food in the evening at the restaurant was delicious. We also enjoyed the use of the indoor pool. The bed was very comfortable.
Other Comments
We found the layout of the hotel very confusing when we first arrived and feel that further signage would be useful. We also felt that the carpeting could do with replacing as it is badly stained throughout.
Patricia 21. Jun 2017 Betchworth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
staff frendly and acomendateing .
Other Comments
would have liked a discount on spa treatments .
Lee 21. Jun 2017 Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The view from our room was good, over the river below. The evening dinner was also a good standard and tasty.
Other Comments
The only downside was that after our first night our room was not made up the next day. We reported this reception when we returned late in the evening but other than an apology no offer of a reduction was made. The rooms are looking a bit dated now and would benefit from redecoration.
Steve 06. Jun 2017 Northampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was amazing
Other Comments
The hotel staff were very friendly
carl 06. Jun 2017 Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent base for exploring Lake Windermere & a lovely setting.
Denise 31. May 2017 Huntingdon Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything but meals particularly. Excellent food 5* equivalent.
Other Comments
Service impeccable.Accomodation - large double room with excellent views across the river. Happy to go again but for the distance (300 miles appx). Staff very obliging.
Margarita 28. May 2017 Croydon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The facilities and staff were both fantastic. Everyone was extremely welcoming and helpful with tips on the best walks and places to visit. We are already looking at dates to return.
Robert 28. May 2017 Gosport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location and the view.
Ken 27. May 2017 Solihull, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly hotel and good good in the restaurant.
SHEELA 26. May 2017 London, United Kingdom

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