Awards & Recommendations for our Lake District Hotel
Our passion is to create a comfortable, stylish and efficiently run hotel – we want to be the best we can! Over the years this has meant we have received a number of awards in recognition of our quest for high standards. These awards place us in the top rated and best Lake District hotels. Listed here are some of these awards:

AA 4 Red Stars

The AA selects the best hotels in each category and awards red stars for excellence. This is now called “Inspector’s Choice” (formerly AA’s Top 200 Hotels)

3 AA Rosettes

Given to 'outstanding restaurants that achieve standards that demand recognition well beyond their local area.'

Condé Nast Johansens Knight Frank Award for Excellence and Innovation 2013

This award praised us for outstanding achievement and individuality, and daring to be a little bit different. It's about trying something new and not doing the norm.

Condé Nast Johansen’s Wine List of the Year 2011

Having been selected by a panel of judges, we are absolutely delighted to win this award.

Condé Nast Johansen’s Most Excellent Country House Hotel 2007

All Johansen’s Recommended Hotels are inspected yearly and have to meet exacting standards – we were delighted to scoop the top Country House award.

Alastair Sawday's Special places to stay

We’re incredibly proud to have been included in Alastair Sawdays Special Places the Stay guide since Autumn 2007.

Good Hotel Guide

We are recommended by the Good Hotel Guide which is fantastic as hotels cannot buy an entry, they are selected to appear in the guide.

The Hotel Guru

Recommended by the Hotel Guru as one of the best hotels in Cumbria

Ypma's Hip Hotels Guide

We are delighted to be included in the latest HIP Hotel guide – this is a collection of Herbert Ypma’s highly individual hotels and it’s a real honour to be included in this prestigious guide.

Condé Nast Traveller Gold List – Best Location Section

The magazine viewed as a traveller’s bible selects a handful of hotels each year from around the world that have the best rooms, leisure facilities, food, ambience/design, service and location. The ultimate guide to the finest establishments in the world: hotels that set the Condé Nast Traveller Gold Standard. We were thrilled to be included in the prestigious group.

Michelin Guide 2010 - Recommended hotel & restaurant

Boutique hotel reviews

English Tourism Council – 4 Star Gold Award held continuously since 2000.

We have also been previous winners of these other awards:

England for Excellence Award: Hotel of the Year
Cumbria Tourist Board: Hotel of the Year
Lancashire Life: Lake District Hotel of the Year
Ashley Courtney “Vista of the Year”
Egon Ronay Cheeseboard of the Year
Lady Inglewood Training Award
AA Romantic Hotel Britain & Ireland Award
Cumbria Tourist Board Award for Excellence: Training Hotel of the Year
British Cheeseboard of the Year Award (British Cheese Council)
AA Courtesy & Care (the only hotel in England in 2000)
Lancashire Life Lake District Hotel of the Year.
Cumbria Tourist Board Website of the Year award