Damson Dene Hotel
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- Damson Dene Hotel is a 10-minute drive from the shores of Windermere, which is described as "the queen of Lake District lakes" by Lonely Planet
- This offer includes a 90-minute round trip lake cruise from Bowness
- The hotel has a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a mini gym
- The property is in the Lyth Valley, a 10-minute drive from Bowness-on-Windermere, home to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
- Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve and Orrest Head are both within 20 minutes' drive
Damson Dene Hotel is in the Lyth Valley, a 10-minute drive from the shores of Windermere -- the largest lake in England -- which is surrounded by fells and villages.
The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the town of Bowness. Several lake cruises depart from Bowness Pier, and the town is also home to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. This former home of the author, which she bought with the royalties from her books, is now a National Trust property.
Whitbarrow Nature Reserve, known for its limestone and woodland landscape, is around 15 minutes' drive away, and the town of Kendal, best known for its mint cake, is a 20-minute drive.
There are plenty of fell-walking routes close by, including Orrest Head, which is around 20 minutes' drive. This hill on the eastern shore of Windermere offers views the length of the lake and is featured in Alfred Wainwright's The Outlying Fells of Lakeland -- it was the first Lake District fell the author climbed.
The property sits within landscaped gardens with a pond. There's a log fire and comfy lounges in the lobby, so guests can unwind while reading the newspapers and magazines on offer.
The hotel's Heron View Restaurant serves dishes made with local produce -- many of the ingredients are grown in the hotel's kitchen garden. The property also has a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a mini gym. Wi-Fi is free throughout and dogs are welcome.
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