Where to stay
You’ll be spoilt for choice when looking for a place to stay in Ullswater. For overnight visits, weekend breaks, or summer holidays we have it all. From grand hotels in beautiful lakeside locations, family run bed and breakfasts with a home from home welcome and self catering cottages with stunning views.
Or perhaps you prefer being at one with nature and pitching a tent in one of the many camp sites on the shores of the lake? If that is too much why not hire a caravan with those creature comforts or get cosy in a yurt and try glamping with friends?
Whatever you are looking for and whatever your budget, we have something to suit everyone. Remember not to get too comfortable though or you won’t want to leave!
Award-winning Askham Hall is a place to stay and relax in a secluded part of the Lake District. Just over the hills from Lake Ullswater. 15 bedrooms and a restaurant in the house. A converted ancient oak beamed party barn. A spa and outdoor pool. Acres of grounds with beautiful surroundings in the heart of the Lowther Estate. A luxurious, intimate, unpretentious home from home awaits.
Our bunkhouse is tastefully converted from a solidly built Lakeland stone and slate building, and has two bunk rooms sleeping 7 and 13.
The Quiet Site is a family run campsite situated in a secluded position amongst the stunning fells that overlook Lake Ullswater.
This is a superbly maintained and very picturesque site, the facilities being housed mainly in old converted farm buildings.
Lowthwaite is situated in the peaceful valley of Matterdale, only three miles from Ullswater with views of Helvellyn and Blencathra.
The Rheged Centre, Penrith, is at the northern gateway to the English Lake District, has a vibrant arts and family events programme and welcomes 450,000 visitors every year. In addition to the award winning Gallery, giant cinema, indoor and outdoor play and pottery and block printing workshop, you will also find individual shops selling children’s books and toys, outdoor gear and gadgets, local food and drink in our Foodhall, niche skincare, quality clothing and British wool products all of which champion provenance, craftsmanship and design. Our cafes at Rheged which serve local seasonal produce. Rheged is a family business which is rooted in Cumbria and it’s also a building of architectural merit, with one of the largest grass roofs in the country.
Little can prepare you for the impact of seeing the ruins of Lowther Castle for the first time. The gardens are likewise stunning. The castle is the third building to inhabit the majestic site, while the gardens retain their original 17th century plan.
Set in the heart of Pooley Bridge, on the shores of Ullswater, 1863 was built 155 years ago first as the village blacksmith’s and then the post office. Now reimagined for the 21st century, it features a bar, award-winning restaurant seating 32 and offering relaxed, fine dining plus seven elegant rooms.