Beech Hill Hotel is a 4 star hotel in a prime location overlooking Lake Windermere and the Western fells in Cumbria. It’s a spot where you can to indulge yourself in stunning views, superb food and comfortable bedrooms, all for a very reasonable price!
Set on the Eastern banks of Windermere, this is a picture postcard spot which many visitors may have driven past many a time, but it’s really worth stopping next time you’re near, even if you’re not booked in for the night!
This is an upmarket hotel, but in an inclusive way, so most would feel comfortable here. From an interior design perspective the reception lounge is absolutely stunning with huge leather sofas, intricately carved solid wood fireplace and staircase, huntsman animal statues and a rich, tartan carpet.
The hotel was easy to find and parking is via a slope to the left, although there’s a drop-off point to the front for those with accessibility issues, and staff are really helpful.
We enjoyed a lovely short walk down to the lake shore and jetty – stunning, and well worth the effort! The views across the lake and out to the fells were simply jaw-dropping!
There are 57 bedrooms, and many have private balconies or access to the garden – you can simply open the glass doors, breathe in the fresh Cumbrian air and enjoy the unrivalled views of Windermere. All rooms are said to be equipped to a high standard with en-suite bathrooms, and we found ours more spacious than most.
The Lakeview Spa is a real plus point in this hotel, and comes with indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room and a large outside hot-tub spa and sunlounging area. This is absolutely stunning, with fabulous views over the terraced gardens and lake Windermere.
Although we only stayed for one night, we were able to carry on using the spa facilities for the second day, so stopped for lunch and moved on to our next destination quite late in the day, so a one night break felt like two!
A stunning AA rosette holding restaurant which felt like a ship’s deck in dark oak, Burlingtons has equally wonderful views and a truly upmarket feel. Maitre D Johnny and his team have a knack of making diners feel special, and the dining experience was nothing short of outstanding, from the quality of the sensory food journey, through to the service.
The menu was varied and interesting, and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Breakfast was particularly good here too, with a pleasing selection of fruit. We enjoyed a wonderful sunset as we sipped our coffee; the perfect end to the perfect day, in an absolutely superb environment!
Couples – this is a really romantic hotel, and any stay here would be very memorable – we can’t wait to go back!
PROS: The spa, restaurant and views give you a lot for your money.
CONS: A few steps, but ask for help if you need it then it really shouldn’t be a problem.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Rooms start from as little as £63 a night (at time of going to press) for a 7 night stay or from £90 for a single night.
Prices vary according to booking method, but we would recommend booking direct, and for this hotel we felt anything less than £120 would be exceptional value and an absolute bargain. This is an absolutely stand-out hotel, in a stand out spot and we will definitely be back.