This was our second visit to the Hideaway and I can say I have never stayed in such a clean, friendly and prompt hotel. Dawn
Thank you for a lovely time, the room was perfect, the breakfast was a great start to our day. I only wish we could have stayed longer! Katie
We came back to your lovely hotel and the service and food was excellent. Thankyou for making our stay so special. Susan & Paul
A BIG thank you for making our honeymoon stay at your lovely Hideaway so special...the perfect way to start married life... Ali & Mark xxx

Discover the Lakes

City and town life tends to whiz along at an alarming speed.

There’s always a deadline to beat and an appointment to keep - but sometimes you just yearn for some precious time to yourself.

Head for our Windermere boutique hotel and you will have some of Britain’s most beautiful landscape on your doorstep. How you choose to spend your time here is entirely up to you - here are some ideas...

Dip Your Toes In

A leisurely short break might be just what the doctor ordered. With our luxury lake district hotel as your base, some time on one of the many tranquil Lakes is the perfect start. Regular sailings on Lake Windermere from Bowness offer a relaxing way to see spectacular panoramic views from Englands largest lake.  You can also take out your own boat at to explore the lake at your pace. For more details on rowing or motor boat hire and cruise timetables, visit

Alternatively, why not head north to Coniston Water, where two traditional timber launches offer three different circular routes on Coniston Water or sail in a sumptuous, upholstered saloon on the Steam Yacht Gondola. Further north again, where 'Ullswater Steamers’ create the perfect opportunity to combine a lake cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District, also makes for a great day out.

Get Ready For Action

If adventure is more your bag or you fancy trying something new…
Canoe & Kayak Hire
Bike Hire - conveniently located at Windermere station 
Off road driving adventures 
Horse Riding

Discover Some History…

Hill Top Farm was Beatrix Potter's first house, bought using money she had made from her early books. Today visitors can view the untouched house, exactly as Beatrix left it. Dove Cottage was the home of William Wordsworth during his years as a supreme poet, the house and museum at Grasmere share his life & work. Blackwell is Britain's finest surviving Arts and Crafts house designed by M.H.Baillie Scott, situated on the banks of Lake Windermere, it has some spectacular views. Brantwood is the former home of John Ruskin, and filled wit his treasures and a beautiful hillside garden overlooking Coniston Water.

Retail Therapy

Shopping in The Lake District is an opportunity to browse away from the high street; with a wealth of independent gift, clothing and homeware shops you might just find that unique gift or treat for yourself that you wouldn’t find at home. Windermere, Grasmere and Hawkshead are particular hot spots.

What’s Windernear got to offer within 1 mile of The Hideaway?

Explore Lake Windermere by kayak or canoe, available to hire locally.  Or, take the leisurely route and enjoy a guided Lake cruise.  At ten and a half miles long and 219 feet deep, Windermere is England's largest lake; whatever your chosen transport, there's  plenty to discover!