There’s nothing stuffy about this rambling old house on a hillside bang in the middle of the Lake District. A friendly informality pervades the place, so everyone will feel completely at home, from families with young ones to lone walkers.
You can drink and snack in the cosy and stylish Poet’s Bar, once the old library. Light lunches, locally-made cakes, as well as craft ales and lagers brewed just down the road in Fell, Bowness and Grasmere are served. Simon and his friendly staff look after you well.
While the kids run wild in the woodland playground, relax in the sitting room by the fire, drink in those outstanding views, and tell yourself you’re going to go for a bracing walk soon. Wordsworth found this house an inspiring place to stay, and so will you.