When Charles Darwin visited Glenridding house in the Summer of 1881 he stated “this place is magnificently beautiful” he was right! Why not treat yourself to a two night break at this stunning lakeshore vista! AA five gold star 2014,2015,2016. Glenridding House just classic Regency elegance. This magnificent Grade two Listed villa was originally built in around 1815 with its unique fine cast iron latticed arched balcony in a truly stunning location. It was built for Reverend Askew who married a Storrs lady. Documents show the house was used as a guest house by Mrs Dalton and Robert Bownass and it continued in this guide for most of the 19th and 20th centuries. The Dolly steamboat was recovered in the 1960s moored in front of Glenridding House, it sank ther in a storm, this first historic steamboat is now in the Windermere steam boat museum.