We Love —
- An award winning hotel with numerous accolades!
- Set in beautiful grounds expanding 67 acres - perfect for a romantic stroll
- Enjoy a mouthwatering meal at the Michelin star restaurant
Your Destination —
Holidays and breaks have been taken in the Lake District for time immemorial, due to its beautiful scenery and a great literary and cultural heritage. The area boasts many places to visit and explore so there will always be a wide variety of activities to take part in, with its Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth connections, picturesque villages and spectacular views. There’s so much to do, whether you’re a person who likes a lot of activity or someone who’s happy just relaxing.
Embark on a journey along England’s largest lake, explore the world of Beatrix Potter at Hill Top Farm, take a country walk and maybe a stop off for a pub lunch, enjoy a spa day in Ambleside, take to the hills for a 4x4 off-road driving session or visit Wordsworth’s cottage.
Your Hotel —
It's not hard to tell why this hotel is a popular choice of accommodation for our members - awarded a Michelin Star in 2013 and 3 AA Rosettes and is featured in the Guardian’s Top 10 Hotel Restaurants in the UK – we know you will enjoy indulging in a fantastic array of culinary delights!
Of course, the Samling’s luxurious decor and service is equally as amazing - in fact the hotel was the runner up in the Sunday Times Reader Awards ‘Best Hotel in the UK’ and rumour has it the hotel has been frequented by a number of A List guests!
The Samling is set within its own 67-acres grounds, has eleven rooms and an outstanding restaurant with culinary delights to tantalise the taste buds. All of the rooms are startlingly different and everyone has their favourite! The extensive grounds and woodlands are dotted with well-chosen contemporary works.
Your Room —
Just for you: an upgrade to a Luxury Room
All three rooms have beautiful bathrooms with deep baths and sinks set into slate surrounds with separate walk-in showers.
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay with a meal on the first night of your stay. Just for you: complimentary upgrade to a 7 course tasting menu on the first night of your stay
Top TV Chef Ian Swainson joined The Samling hotel from his role as Head Chef of the Michelin starred L’Ortolan restaurant in Reading. Last year Ian won the regional final of ‘ITV Britain’s Best Dish: The Chefs’. His menu is already receiving rave reviews. Ian uses the finest, freshest ingredients producing contemporary cuisine with a regional twist. According to the 2013 Good Food Guide “Swainson’s cooking shines with seasonal goodness and remarkable depth of flavour".
The restaurant itself offers food made from only the finest and freshest local ingredients. The restaurant guests find the ideas and lightness of touch emanating from the kitchen irresistible. For many guests it is the main reason they continue to return to The Samling so often.
Your Time —
This excellent hotel offers much in the way of leisure. Enjoy with a luxury picnic in the gardens, perhaps take part in a quintessentially English experience and play game of croquet on the lawn. For activities of a pampering nature, order a massage in the comfort of your own bedroom or relax in the outdoor hot tub. Whatever you choose to do, the serene settings and peaceful atmosphere will ensure you do so in comfort and style.
Your Journey —
Leave the M6 at Junction 36 (South Lakes/Kendal). At the large roundabout, take the exit onto the A591 and continue on the main road through Windermere heading towards Ambleside. Approximately three miles after Windermere, you’ll see the lake on your immediate left and The Low Wood hotel on your right. About three hundred yards further on is a sharp bend, indicate right when you see the road sign showing this bend.
The entrance to The Samling is a very steep driveway on your right: continue up it and bear right to park at the front of the front of the house. Please do not attempt to turn left up the drive if you are travelling from the Ambleside direction.