Lancrigg Vegetarian Country House Hotel timeless charm comes from it’s unrivalled position overlooking the serenity of Easedale. Whether on foot, car or local transport, you are half a mile away from the Lakeland village of Grasmere.
You can walk from our front door into the magical splendour that is the appeal of this part of the English Lake District. Or maybe you would prefer to wander through the 30 acres of gardens on our woodland walk.
You will be following in the footsteps of none other than William and Dorothy Wordsworth who discovered Lancrigg soon after arriving in Grasmere.
One aspect you will really appreciate is the total absence of traffic noise - the silence punctuated only by the sound of nearby waterfalls and birdsong.
It comes as no surprise that Lancrigg became a meeting place for the ‘Lake School of Poets’. Delightful woodland walks leading to spectacular views of the fells were all part of the grand design. The quiet corners of the garden are a favourite for those who like to while away the hours with a good book. The Green Valley Café and Vegetarian Restaurant.
12 individual and comfortable bed rooms including....
The John Richardson Room (above right photo)
This exceptionally spacious room, which was originally John Richardson’s library, is now a beautiful bedroom to make a special occasion or holiday really memorable. There are magnificent views across the valley of Easedale, which John Richardson described as ‘more beautiful than the valley of the Mandela’ and there is a private door into the garden.
The room has a lot of character, one of the features being a wonderful unusual plasterwork ceiling.
There is a lace draped four poster bed and also a magnificent free standing bath actually in the room but cocooned within lace lined curtains.
The Azalea Suite (above left photo)
The spacious and peaceful room looks out over magnolias and azaleas - which in spring are a delight of scent and colour.
The bedroom has a king sized bed and an arch leads into the front lounge where there is a beautiful view over Easedale.
The bathroom has a whirlpool spa bath.
Dogs are allowed, but not in the John Richardson, Azalea or Kitty Crag rooms.
We ask they are not left in the room unattended and are not allowed in the lounge or dining rooms. We make a one off charge of £15 per dog.
Green Valley Vegetarian Restaurant
Our emphasis is on international vegetarian cooking using fresh wholefood ingredients.
The meal can be complemented by a wide variety of organically produced wines and beers from our extensive cellar. Spirits, liqueurs, soft drinks and fruit juices are also available.
Dinner consists of a choice of courses from the menu.
We cater for vegans and people with food allergies.
Breakfast consists of a selection of cereals, fruit salad and smoothies.
This may be followed by potato cakes, poached eggs, mushrooms, basil tomatoes, baked beans, vegetarian patties and grilled tofu.
Round off with homemade wholewheat toast and best quality jams and marmalade, and you are set up for the day.
Pampering - Treats and Treatments … for your mind, body and spirit
For special occasions we can provide organic chocolate truffles, champagne, flowers, breakfast in bed.
You may like to indulge in a relaxing massage, or visit a local award winning spa and leisure club- a range of relaxing and restoring options can be booked to enjoy during your stay.
Spa and Leisure Club
Lancrigg guests may take advantage of a day membership to the award winning Langdale leisure spa (£8 per session)
For those tired limbs or for perfect relaxation and wellbeing we can offer the following therapies for you during your stay:
Swedish massage, shiatsu, healing massage, reiki.
Our therapists are all fully trained and insured: Lenka Kadlekova, Tim Melling, Fleur Laverak, Liz Cooper
Special Health Creation Breaks
Lancrigg has been awarded the title of first Health Creation Hotel by the Health Creation foundation.
‘A Health Creation Hotel is a place where you can receive nourishment for your mind, body and spirit in exquisite, peaceful, uplifting surroundings. In all these respects Lancrigg excels. Situated in the stunning Easedale valley above Grasmere in the Lake District, the hotel is within an easy walk to cascading waterfalls and a hilltop tarn. In the wooded hillsides and on the mountain tops the body strengthens, the heart sings, the mind clears and the soul revives.
At the hotel there is first class vegetarian food, total peace, log fires, nurturing therapy and great hospitality from caring hosts Rob and Janet Whittington – the perfect recipe for the perfect healing holiday. Lancrigg, now in its 25th year, has become synonymous with pure peace, pure air, pure food, comfort & relaxation and is proud to be accredited Britain’s first ‘Health Creation Hotel.’ Its Green Valley Restaurant is certified organic by the Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Association’
A fantastic peaceful location in the heart of the lakes, the Lancrigg is not just a hotel it is a place to recharge your batteries and restore the balance of mind and body.