Lake District Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

Do you remember the bad old days of bed & breakfast? I remember a visit to Windermere where the landlady appeared to be in the middle stages of an acute nervous collapse, the food was terrible and and en-suite bathroom was an unheard of luxury. Not so today!

Bed & breakfast establishments in the Lake District very often hold their own against Hotels now. Egyptian silk pillows, contemporary boutique style rooms and bathrooms and of course the famous Cumbrian breakfast make a break in the Lakes a real must in the 21st century.

Its the little touches that make a stay special and Guest House owners want you to come back so you will find roaring log fires and comfy guest lounges, wi-fi access and complimentary toiletries among other things to ensure that you enjoy your stay.

We try to personally visit as many b&b’s as possible and our comments can be found at the bottom of the individual b&b pages in the “in our view” section. If we have given the establishment a positive review then it means we like it and you will too!

Featured Bed and Breakfast

nanny brow

Nanny Brow is impressively situated on its own cragg overlooking the river Brathay valley and surrounding mountains.
The house has many Arts & Crafts features and combines the old and the new in terms of furniture and furnishings.
Having stayed there many moons ago I can attest to the amazing view and real peace on a sunday morning here… more

rothay garth discover the lakes

When it comes to location and the freedom of leaving your car at the hotel Rothay Garth scores highly. It is situated just a stroll away from Ambleside village and also Windermere lake itself at the steamer pier.It is a classic example of a Victorian villa with quality rooms, a conservatory and garden and has been owned by the same family for many years…. more

jerichos guest house windermere

Jerichos is a contemporary family-run guest house with stylish decor situated on a quiet side street in the heart of Windermere village. There is free Wi-Fi and free ample private parking.
Each room at Jerichos come with flat-screen TVs, en suite bathrooms and iPod docks. Tea/coffee making facilities are also provided…. more

old vicarage ambleside
Featuring free WiFi, a terrace and a sun terrace, The Old Vicarage offers pet-friendly accommodation in Ambleside. Free private parking is available on site.
The rooms have a flat-screen TV and DVD player. You will find a kettle in the room. Rooms come with a private bathroom with a bath and bath or shower, with bath robes provided. A TV is featured.
You will find a shared lounge at the property…more
old vicarage ambleside
1 park Road Windermere is a Victorian villa transformed into a boutique bed and breakfast of real quality. Discover The Lakes knows the owners and the property very well and we believe it is an excellent choice. Windermere village is a stroll away where you will find bars and restaurants. Your host has a fine selection of local craft ales too…more
craigholme windermere
The rooms, all recently refurbished, are stylish and restful. The beds are comfortable and the bedding is lovely and cosy using feather and duck down duvets and pillows. . . a struggle to get out of in the morning !!!