Another Place - The Lake

Penrith, Cumbria
+44 (0)1768 486442
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Family-friendly hotel on Ullswater with a pool and a variety of bedrooms, some super-cool - swim in the lake, walk in the hills, eat well


40 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 5

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A contemporary renovation of a Lakeland country house hotel sitting on Ullswater in 18 acres rolling down to the shore. You can paddle board, swim, or set off to explore in a kayak. Head back for sofas to sink into and an indoor 20-metre pool where walls of glass frame the view and adults reign after 6pm (or before 9am). The main building dates to 1714 and comes with ornate ceilings, marble fireplaces, the odd panelled wall.

The Victorian-style glasshouse in the grounds serves stonebaked pizzas, or you’ll find the main airy restaurant for more super food. Sofas and banquettes are in The Living Space, a child-friendly place to stop and eat, play games by the fire in the library, or slip onto the sun-trapping terrace where views shoot across the lake to mountains soaring beyond. There’s a cardio room, a hot tub, a sauna and treatment rooms, and for children, the Kids’ Zone for indoor and outdoor activities.

Bedrooms have deep mattresses and good linen – choose between those in the main building or Willow Cottage (designed by Lynsey Ford). Breakfast on bacon, eggs, DIY waffles and maple syrup.

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We think you'll love

  • The location and the stunning views
  • Bringing the family for lovely walks, swims, kayaks and boat trips
  • Relaxing in the swimming pool and spa
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You should know

  • It's family and dog-friendly - not for folk wanting total peace and quiet
  • There are places where dogs cannot go and times when children aren't encouraged to be around so do check
  • Fairly limited breakfast options for vegetarians


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Adults only swimming: 7am-9am, 6pm-9pm. Bookings for treehouse and shepherd's huts taken now for stays from 1 July 2022.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Acres of tracks and trails to explore.

Dogs £15 per night; £5 per night for second dog. Max. 2.

The Lake District National Park and Ullswater are at the bottom of the grounds. You can eat with your dog in The Living Space. Certain bedrooms are dog-friendly.

Rampsbeck restaurant, 3 courses, £55 pp. More casual dining options in The Living Space: breakfast, lunch & dinner available.


Nightly price
from £190
Singles £142-£410. Dinner, B&B £220-£382 per person.
6 Suites for 5
From £350
6 Suites for 2
From £350
28 Twin/doubles
From £190



Just beautiful. Everything is so nicely done and of a really high standard, but we felt perfectly comfortable, even crashing in with shabby rucksacks. Can't beat the view from the pool (and the hot tub just outside). My girlfriend would probably say that the best thing was the massage she had, but for me it's the self-serve waffle makers at breakfast every time!

Chris, Bristol

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The neighbourhood

There are loads of activities laid on by the hotel – archery, paddle boarding, open water swimming and night swimming - and plenty of grounds to romp in as well as the lake. Walks from the door are sublime, or tackle Hallin Fell, join the Ullswater Way, climb Aira Force. Hop on the Ullswater Steamer to see the whole lake and surrounding fells. Penrith has a good Saturday market and lots of cafés.

Local points of interest from

  • There are two restaurants at Another Place. The Living Space serves food all day and the Rampsbeck Restaurant is open every evening showcasing Cumbrian produce.
  • Another Place, The Lake is right on the shoreline with our own private jetty where you can swim, SUP and sail from
  • The Ullswater Way is a a 20 mile trail which circumnavigates the lake, the perfect way to see the Lake District. The Lake District is also the perfect place for stargazing because their is little light pollution.
  • Ullswater is the second largest lake in England. It is 9 miles long. The Ullswater Steamers cruise the lake every day stopping at Pooley Bridge, Glenridding and Howtown.
  • The Lakes & Dales loop is a 196 mile loop around the Lake District and a great way to explore by bike. You can also ski in the Lake District from the top of Raise, a fell on the Helvellyn range between Thirlmere and Ullswater,
  • The Lake District has a full events calendar through out the year showcasing sports, food, culture and music.