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The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa

Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9SW

The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa

Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9SW

Tucked away down a peaceful cul-de-sac, the Wordsworth Hotel is as tranquil as its surrounding waters in the vast and beautiful Lake District. Escape the daily grind and book into one of 34 boutiquey rooms and suites. For an extra dose of luxury request the Tennyson and Scott Junior Suites, spacious and sumptuous rooms with exposed beams in the former and a private balcony in the latter. Or max your sense of place with a Mountain or Garden View room where, along with plush Villeroy and Boch bathrooms and Grasmere Gingerbread to nibble on, contemplate life exposed to immense vistas. Given the amount of walking, cycling or sightseeing you’ll be doing around this scenic spot, Wordsworth’s Blue Fish Spa helps to ease tired muscles and worn out feet at the end of the day, thanks to a lush selection of indulgent and holistic treatments. Head to the Signature Restaurant for plates of seasonal dishes, or the Dove Bar and Bistro are the go-to places for a spot of casual dining.

The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa also has a Spa and Venue:

The Organic Spa (Spa Section)

The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa (Wedding Venue Section)

The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa is part of the following Travel Ideas:

Top 10 Autumn Walks by Adrian Mourby

"It’s a half mile walk from the Wordsworth Hotel to Dove Cottage where William Wordsworth wrote some of his best works from 1799 onwards. The hotel that bears his name is a pleasant, sprawling slate construction from the nineteenth century when the Lake District became popular with walkers. This is definitely the best hotel in the village of Grasmere. It was built in 1854 as a shooting lodge owned by the Earl of Cadogan, and was redeveloped in 1874 as the Rothay Hotel. In the 1890s it used to advertise itself as “the nearest hotel to the resting place of William Wordsworth in Grasmere Churchyard” offering “the pedestrian the greatest possible choice of routes” . Pedestrians arriving at Dove Cottage should take the path uphill that leads to the Old Coffin Road over high ground in the direction of Rydal Mount with Rydal Water below. You’ll view some good autumn colours up here thanks to the campaigning of writer Beatrix Potter, who in the 1920s opposed a government initiative to cover the Lake District with high-yield conifers. At Rydal Mount you’ll find the house that Wordsworth moved to as his income – and his family – grew. From here you should cross the A591 to Cote How and walk back on the southern shore of Rydal Water and thence towards the Wordsworth Hotel and a well-deserved afternoon tea."

Wow your valentine this year with our pick of romantic retreats. by Dinah Hatch

"Ah, the Lakes. You simply can’t go wrong if you book a little mini break (as hopelessly romantic love-seeker Bridget Jones might say) in the Lake District with your loved one. I suggest slinging a hamper a deux in the boot with your best pair of pyjamas and nosing the motor to the Wordsworth Hotel and Spa in Grasmere, a tranquil little haven boasting exposed beams and vistas to die for. Bag one of the Gingerbread rooms which have mountain and village views that will make it hard to leave. When you do manage to extricate yourself, meander off through the daffodils to visit Wordsworth’s beloved Dove Cottage – who said you had to wander lonely as a cloud round here?"

Dog friendly accommodation this summer by Dinah Hatch

"Just because a hotel is boutique, it doesn’t mean you can’t check in with your dog. The Wordsworth prides itself on offering exquisite rooms (think exposed beams, private balconies, Villeroy and Bosch bathrooms and pretty tea trays) yet still being relaxed enough to welcome your pooch. There’s so much walking and sightseeing to be done just outside the hotel's front door, that we doubt you’ll be inside much but don’t forget to leave some time at the end of the day for you to enjoy this wonderful spot. The Blue Fish Spa eases aching joints while the Signature Restaurant has changing seasonal dishes that are worth the stay in themselves."

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Information on The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa , Grasmere , Ambleside

No. of bedrooms: Total: 39        
Types of room: 35 Twin/Double, 2 Jnr Suites, 2 Suites
Room rates guide: Double/Twin from:  £150.00
Suites from:  £310.00
Room with Breakfast
General info: Credit Cards Accepted:  Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Visa
When Closed:  Open all year
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly:  Dogs Permitted (permitted in designated rooms, £20 per night charge applies)
Romantic Details: Four-poster bedrooms, surrounded by beautfiul scenery
Smoking Permitted:  No
Wheelchair Access:  Yes
Accreditation: AA 4 Star, AA 2 Rosettes
Room facilities: Direct dial telephone, radio, Flat screen TV, Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, Four poster rooms available, Luxury toiletries, Egyptian cotton bedlinen, Tea & coffee making facilities, mineral water, room service on request, Whirlpool bath in Suites
General facilities: Landscaped gardens, sun terrace, Indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Spa, Treatment rooms, Gym, Award-winning restaurant, Bar & Bistro, Civil ceremony licence, Wedding receptions for up to 120 guests, 3 meeting rooms, Conference facilities, For up to 100 delegates, Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, Heli-pad, Private car park
Outdoor activities on site: Walking
Activities nearby: Golf, Climbing, Mountain biking, Riding
Local directions: Please contact us for directions.
Nearest major airport:
Leeds Bradford (90 miles) , Newcastle (90 miles)

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