On the edge of Penrith and the Lake District National Park, the North Lakes Hotel and Spa offers all you need for a break in the Lakes.
For the outdoor explorers there’s no end of lakes, hills, tarns and mountains to climb or cycle and for those looking for something a little more sedate, then head to fabulous towns and villages where you’ll find quaint shops and artisan suppliers who just love to talk to visitors and show their skills off.
Don’t be fooled by a modern exterior, as the moment you walk through the door you’ll be greeted by a floor-to-ceiling Lakeland stone fireplace, with a roaring log fire - just one of 6 in the hotel. Traditional meets contemporary in the interior design, with some stunning art installations, including a dry stone wall and some wellies!
All 84 guest rooms are furnished to a high standard, with bathrobes, slippers, trouser press and little touches like the fresh milk in the fridge for an early morning cuppa and complimentary bottled water. There are options to upgrade to signature rooms, with additional lounge space and suites, as well as ever-popular family rooms with bunk beds for the younger members of the family.
The first-class spa includes a 13m pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool and well equipped gym, plus a functional studio and 7 spa treatment rooms with a stylish spa relaxation area.
The restaurant offers a great range of dining options, with a well-thought out menu featuring many local and regional specialties, where the emphasis is on the best quality ingredients, simply prepared to let the flavours do the talking.
The hotel is part of the Daniel Thwaites family, which has a long tradition in the hotel and hospitality business stretching back more than 200 years and still brews craft ales today that are sold exclusively in their hotels, inns and pubs across the UK.