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Featured Cumbria Independent Hotels

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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

23 Church Street, Windermere
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (155 reviews)
Great Location - room for improvement We stayed in the hotel for 3 nights over the Bank Holiday Monday. Our room was pleasant (we had pai … - 

£125

£125
Windermere Hydro Hotel

Windermere Hydro Hotel

Helm Road, Windermere
3.0 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (59 reviews)
Good hotel close to town centre Nice hotel in good location for short walk to Bowness town centre. Did have to get directions from … - 

£60

£60
Hallmark Hotel Carlisle

Hallmark Hotel Carlisle

Court Square, Carlisle
4.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (133 reviews)
Short stay The hotel was nice but the room was very hot on a night unable to keep the window open(nothing to s … - 

£45

£45
Crown Inn at Pooley Bridge

Crown Inn at Pooley Bridge

Pooley Bridge, Penrith
3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (17 reviews)
Lovely stay at the crown This is a lovely pub come hotel, the rooms are spacious and all newly decorated with lots of lovely … - 

£60

£60
The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa

The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa

Stock Lane, Ambleside
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (77 reviews)
Tranquillity Love the Lakes & the hotel was ideally located. So peacefully & friendly by all. Truly had a relaxi … - 

£87

£87
Langdale Chase Hotel

Langdale Chase Hotel

Ambleside Road, Windermere
3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (22 reviews)
Wonderful location Lovely hotel in a perfect location. Room was lovely. - 

£113

£113
Irton Hall

Irton Hall

Eskdale, Holmrook
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (112 reviews)
Clean, pleasant and friendly in a good location The hotel is pleasant, has plain décor, and is clean with lovely views of the fells. It is not plus … - 

£83

£83
The Westbourne

The Westbourne

Biskey Howe Road, Windermere
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (75 reviews)
Friendly and welcoming Friendly and welcoming owners. Clean room. Excellent breakfast. Safe parking. Walking distance to c … - 

£52

£52
North Lakes Hotel And Spa

North Lakes Hotel And Spa

Ullswater Road, Penrith
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (109 reviews)
Lovely hotel Really lovely hotel if you wish to explore the Lake District. Clean room, no complaints. Helpful an … - 

£96

£96
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Pocket Guides: Independent Hotels in Cumbria

An increasing number of holidaymakers in the United Kingdom are discovering that the county of Cumbria has more than its fair share of natural beauty. The Lake District is responsible for the bulk of the tourists that head for the county, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Cumbria also boasts the idyllic Eden Valley, and parts of the Pennines and Yorkshire Dales. This unique rural county calls for some unique accommodation, which can be found in the myriad of independent hotels in Cumbria.

Exquisite Country Locations

Cumbria has no shortage of idyllic rural locations, which means that visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to exquisite country hotels. From shimmering lakes to luscious woodland and dizzying peaks, there's all types of impressive views to be found.

Sharrow Bay Hotel enjoys a particularly magnificent setting, overlooking Ullswater and the surrounding countryside. The restaurant gets the best of the views, but the meeting rooms and conference space also get their fair share.

A More Personal Experience

The real charm of staying in an independent hotel is the service. With staff members fully dedicated to pleasing guests, it's reasonable to expect a more personal level of service than can typically be found in larger, chain hotels.

This is particularly true in smaller hotels and B&Bs. The Wheatlands Lodge Bed and Breakfast, for example, has just eight rooms. This allows the owners to welcome guests individually and to offer handy advice on things to see and do in the local area. With the waterside location at Windermere, there's plenty on offer.

Explore Historic Carlisle

It may be true that most visitors to Cumbria come for the countryside, but the historic city of Carlisle is well worth the visit. As the county's only urban area, the city is home to the highest concentration of hotels in Cumbria, meaning visitors are spoiled for choice.

The Angus Hotel is a three-star guesthouse in the heart of Carlisle. From here, guests can enjoy a short walk to all the major attractions, including Carlisle Castle and the spectacular cathedral. There's also a small garden.