Luxury in the Lake District, with views of Windermere to boot

The 3 AA star and 3 AA rosette Samling‘s reputation as one of the Lake District’s top hotels has been well earned. It describes itself as a luxury hotel in the country, not a country house hotel and has no ‘best room’. All but two have stunning views of the lake (Windermere), five having been fashioned out of original cottages and six in the main house of an original home set in 67 acres. Each luxurious cottage boasts an individual décor and architectural style, some having two and others three floors. From extravagant wall-coverings to authentic Lakeland slate influences, each room has a personality of its own.

Once owned by Wordsworth’s landlord, John Benson, William would regularly pay his Dove Cottage rent here. Cultural influences still abound, with contemporary works of art and sculpture dotted around the grounds. Classic, luxury double, junior suite and full suite options are available, ranging from £190- £260 to between £370- £660 for bed and breakfast for two people, to between £280- £350 and £460- £750 for table d’hote dinner, bed and breakfast.

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