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 Award for ‘Best Service’ 2016
We were absolutely delighted to win this award which praised us for our outstanding service.
Sunday Times 100 Best British Hotels 2015
Listed in the Sunday Times list of 100 Best British Hotels 2015
Good Hotel Guide Editor’s Choice Award 2015
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. In addition to this, we recently received an Editor’s Choice Award for Romantic Hotel!
AA Notable Wine List 2015
Our wine list gained recognition from the AA in 2015 and we were awarded with their ‘2015 AA Notable Wine List’.
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.
The Hotel Guru
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