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“Friendly family-owned hotel with unrivalled panoramic views” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Family-owned Hillthwaite, set in landscaped gardens between Windermere and Bowness, offers panoramic views overlooking Lake Windermere and beyond to Langdale Pike, Crinkle Crags and Coniston Old Man. The individually designed bedrooms are maintained to a high standard. Public rooms on the ground floor include a suite of lounges with a contemporary bar, conservatory with log stove and a comfortable restaurant where guests can also enjoy those impressive views at breakfast or over imaginative dinners.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 34
- Family bedrooms: 4
- Bedrooms ground: 3
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Indoor Pool
- steam room
- Open parking
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
- Afternoon Tea
- Dinner Served
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About the area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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