There are so many choices out there these days when looking for somewhere to stay for a holiday or weekend break. If you fancy something a little different, though, something special, personal yet with some luxury, then a boutique hotel could be the perfect option. But what exactly is a boutique hotel? The simplest definition is “a small, sophisticated, and fashionable business or establishment. “It should not be much bigger than 100 rooms, but yet it should have more than ten rooms, or it would be considered a B&B or an inn.
The main thing is that they are small, stylish hotels, more intimate than a typical hotel, often featuring a strong artistic sense and focus on design, and are usually located in a fantastic location. So with this in mind and the Lake District’s fantastic location, here is a guide to the best boutique hotels in the lake district with hot tubs.
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Windermere Boutique Hotel
Originally the second home of a wealthy Edwardian gentleman, as you would expect, Windermere Boutique Hotel is close to Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District. It boasts many charming features such as open fires and beamed ceilings, but in your room, you’ll find a large widescreen TV with satellite channels, a DVD player, and a king-size bed and luxury bathroom. Some of the luxury suites also have outdoor hot tubs and seating areas. Aside from the obvious amazing insta pics, you’ll get from sitting in the hot tub with a glass of prosecco; there are other benefits to having a hot tub on your trip away. While the Lake District is one of the most peaceful, tranquil, and relaxing places you can visit anyway, but add a hot tub on top of that, and your stress and anxiety will melt away, and you’ll sleep like a baby.
The Cranleigh Boutique
The Cranleigh Boutique is described as ‘a new concept guest house’ and ‘one where you can expect the unexpected.’ Located just one minute’s walk from Lake Windermere, the atmosphere at The Cranleigh is friendly and informal. At the same time, the accommodation has all the cutting edge style of an expensive boutique hotel. With a classic lounge and open fireplace, you can relax with a glass of wine after a long day out exploring the lakes. Then take yourself off to bed where each stunning bedroom has a unique and individual style that has been designed by a professional interior designer. They also feature luxurious goose-down duvets and fine cotton sheets, iPod docking stations, large screen TVs, DVD players, as well as free access to an extensive collection of movies to keep you entertained, plus free access to the WiFi. Not only that, but you will enjoy spending time in the fully tiled en suite bathroom will have designer fittings by Villeroy Boch, heated floors, mood lighting, dual-fuel towel rails, spacious shower enclosures, and bathrobes. Those with air spa baths have a mirrored TV at the end of the bath for utter indulgence. As a guest of The Cranleigh Boutique, you will also have a free spa pass to use leisure facilities, located just a two-minute walk away.
Lyzzick Hall Hotel
If you’re looking for views, then Lyzzick Hall Hotel could be the one for you with its impressive mountain views. The renovated historic farmhouse, which takes its name from the nearby ancient woodland, serves locally sourced meals, using herbs from the hotel’s own garden and offers visitors a candlelit dining room and a cozy bar, the perfect place to wind down and relax at the end of the day. Lyzzick Hall also boasts a swimming pool and a small spa with a sauna and whirlpool bath, as well as an extensive wine cellar. All of the spacious rooms have en suite facilities and a TV making it the ideal setting for a relaxing break where you can also enjoy fine food and wine. Lyzzick Hall is located in the heart of the Lake District, just two miles from Keswick town centre, and many of the bedrooms offer fascinating mountain views.
Burnside Hotel and Spa
Set in beautiful grounds near Lake Windermere in the village of Bowness, The Burnside Hotel & Spa has an on-site spa with poolside seating and a bar, two hot tubs, a sauna, a steam room, and a plunge pool. Within the spa is a pub serving real ale and bar meals. The bright and modern rooms offer a 40-inch flat-screen TV, and some have private balconies with hot tubs for the ultimate relaxing break. The Burnside Hotel and Spa is a two-minute walk away from Bowness’ shops, boutiques, and restaurants, making it a beautiful location as well as a very useful one as there’s plenty to do but if you don’t want to do anything then it’s a wonderful place to do nothing.
Lindeth Fell Country House
Lindeth Fell Country House overlooks Lake Windermere and offers impressive views as well as colourful flower gardens, elegant rooms, and tea and scones on arrival. Set in an elegant Edwardian house with high ceilings and period features, Lindeth Fell Country House offers spacious, individually decorated rooms with Egyptian cotton sheets, airy en-suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and many offer lake views. Just five minutes away from Windermere Ferry Crossing, Lindeth Fell Country House overlooks seven acres of beautiful gardens and the stunning Coniston mountain range. And if that’s not enough, you can also relax in a cozy lounge with log fires and a fully licensed residents bar.
Boutique hotels in the Lake District offer the perfect balance of luxury and coziness meaning that you can feel as comfortable as you would do at home but with the luxury of staying in a top hotel where you can spoil yourself rotten. The Lake District offers no end of beautiful views and scenery as well as places to stay so no matter if it’s cold and raining or the sun is shining bright, if you want a weekend walking or a week relaxing and reading your book then there is a place for you.