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The 10 best Hotels in Windermere for 2024

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The top 5 hotels in Windermere

Windermere is the gateway to the Lake District, home to charming country hotels and cosy boutique B&Bs. Find the perfect stay in this awe-inspiring corner of England with Voyage Privé.

Our best hotels in Windermere


Cedar Manor 3*

Voted one of the best hotel escapes in England, this attractive country manor offers the perfect blend of relaxation and opulence. The on-site restaurant serves spectacular 2AA-Rosette award-winning food, while the rooms are tastefully decorated in traditional hardwood and chic furnishings. What’s more, you are just moments from the peaceful lakefront and a wealth of leafy trails.

The Ryebeck Hotel 3*

Idyllically situated within a beautiful stretch of countryside, the Ryebeck is an Edwardian country house suitably decorated in striking period furnishings. The hotel is among the most peaceful in Windermere, with pretty forested lake views and cosy rooms to unwind in. Best of all, the hotel's restaurant is a delightful reflection of Cumbria's delicious local produce.

Langdale Chase 4*

Surrounded by Windermere’s sensational scenery, Langdale Chase is among the most treasured hotels in the Lake District. Indulge in the perfect afternoon tea or potter around the well-tended gardens which lead directly to the lakeshore. The hotel's decor is a splendid mix of captivating period furniture and Italian mosaics - the perfect spot to unwind in the evening.

Merewood Country House Hotel 4*

Sheltered upon a hill with premier views of Lake Windermere, this country house hotel is a captivating place to unwind. Rooms are elegant and inviting, with four-poster beds and fairy-tale furnishings. Guests can enjoy mouth-watering local cuisine served in the hotel’s historic and bewitching dining quarters.

Briery Wood 4*

This 19th-century country cottage hotel is nestled in the tranquil countryside above Windermere. With easy lake access and heavenly walking trails, it’s an entrancing escape in the country. The hotel is surprisingly modern, with chic mid-century furniture throughout and cosy, homely lounges.

Services will you find in our hotels in Windermere

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lake views
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Room service
  • Flatscreen TVs
  • Rainfall showers
  • Award-winning dining

Going on holiday in Windermere

The Lake District and Windermere are among the UK's most treasured and popular holiday destinations. The area comes to life in summer with bustling tourists and lively lakeside activities. July and August tend to be particularly busy, but they do offer the best chances for warm, favourable weather. To avoid the crowds, you can book a stay between April and October instead, when the flowers bloom and leaves turn red. As for winter, it can provide a crisp and revitalising experience, but rain is likely so wrap up warm.

Hotel offers at Windermere convenient for all kind of travel

Windermere is a dream destination for all sorts of travellers. The serene lake makes a romantic backdrop for a couple’s retreat, but it can also be a lively centre for groups of friends. That’s not to mention the delectable and award-winning cuisine on offer, making it the perfect location for an anniversary or honeymoon. As for families, Windermere offers one particular big name to entice the little ones – Beatrix Potter. You can explore her literary heritage in nearby Bowness-on-Windermere, or visit her cottage of Hill Top in delightful Near Sawrey.

The range of hotels we offer at Windermere

  • Lakefront hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • Historic hotels
  • Country estates
  • Country cottages
  • Cosy B&Bs

Windermere: What should we bring for a hotel stay?

  • Waterproof coats/jackets
  • Good walking boots/shoes
  • Warm knitwear and base layers
  • Umbrella
  • Sun protection lotion

Your best hotel at Windermere: how to get there and make your booking

How to get to Windermere

Windermere village itself is serviced by a train station with connections to Carlisle, Lancaster and Manchester, among other local stops. Once you've arrived in Windermere, you can travel around the Lake District by foot, cycle, boat, rail and bus. Tourist attractions are well serviced by public transport, but you’ll have to go by car if you hope to reach remote trails and hikes.

How to book your hotel in Windermere

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The opinion of the Voyage Privé travel expert on Windermere

Windermere town and the adjacent Lake Windermere are among the Lake District's most desired and treasured destinations. From cosy cafes serving Cumbrian cream teas to welcoming pubs pulling local pints of ale, you can be as listless or active as you like here. Take a cruise across the lake and explore the many quaint villages and towns that hug England's largest body of water. Or hit the hills for intensive hikes in England’s most spectacular mountain landscape.

Windermere – explore England’s literary and artistic heritage

Windermere has been attracting renowned artists, poets and writers for centuries. The most famous are Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, both of whom can be traced in many fine heritage attractions and museums in and around Windermere. Others frequented this corner of the world too, from Alfred Tennyson to John Ruskin. Trace their heritage in the winding banks of Lake Windermere and explore the landscapes that captivated England’s best artists.

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