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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
4.2 out of 5 (399 reviews)
Great location, beautiful views, traditional hotel Had a great stay. Room was spacious, nice size bathroom with shower and bath. Luxurious toiletries, … - 

£118

£118
Hallmark Hotel Carlisle

Hallmark Hotel Carlisle

Court Square, Carlisle
4.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (433 reviews)
Close to railway station and shops Great hotel an ideal if coming by train as it is next door to the train station. Shops, bars and re … - 

£44

£44
North Lakes Hotel And Spa

North Lakes Hotel And Spa

Ullswater Road, Penrith
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (266 reviews)
Lovely hotel, convenient for lakes. Hotel facilities and staff great. Only slight issues, bathroom a little tired, crack in sink and ti … - 

£96

£96
Langdale Chase Hotel

Langdale Chase Hotel

Ambleside Road, Windermere
3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (57 reviews)
‭We had a very comfortable stay at the hotel. A good choice at breakfast and the best part was it’s … - 

£83

£83
Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield

Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield

Kendal Road, Windermere
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (235 reviews)
Fabulous overnight DBB From the minute we arrived ito the sad time when we had to leave everything about this hotel,its lo … - 

£104

£104
Cumbria Park Hotel

Cumbria Park Hotel

32 Scotland Road, Carlisle
3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (236 reviews)
Handy for the city My stay, as ever, was pleasant and ocnfortable. Though I am no tourist to the area, I find the stay … - 

£30

£30
The Daffodil Hotel

The Daffodil Hotel

Keswick Road, Ambleside
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (111 reviews)
Great location. Booked for a Sunday night, in junior suite with evening meal. Staff very accommodating. Room (No 32 … - 

£104

£104
Riverside Hotel

Riverside Hotel

Beezon Road, Kendal
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (469 reviews)
Room good standard and excellent refreshment choices and in sufficient quantity. Toiletries very ni … - 

£69

£69
Traveller's Rest Inn

Traveller's Rest Inn

GRASMERE, Ambleside
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (3 reviews)
cosy hotel with great views Enjoyed two nights stay . Both the evening meals and breakfast were very good with plenty of choice … - 

£58

£58
Windermere Hydro Hotel

Windermere Hydro Hotel

Helm Road, Windermere
3.0 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (174 reviews)
One night away Great location good parking, plenty of character. Lovely lobby and bar, dining area. Rooms ok some … - 

£52

£52
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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.