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Home to 16 pretty lakes, awe-inspiring countryside, rich cultural sites, and lots of characterful towns and villages, the Lake District in Cumbria is one of the loveliest areas of the UK. Combine the natural beauty with lots of luxury Lake District hotels, and you have the perfect recipe for memorable romantic getaways and pampering spa days.
We bring you packages at some of the best hotels in the Lake District, so you can find the perfect base for your stay in this breath-taking part of the world. If you need a little more inspiration for your escape, take a look at our guide to the best places to stay in the Lake District. This introduces you to some of the area’s most popular destinations, so you can tailor your perfect luxury Lake District escape.
If you’re ready to experience some Lake District luxury, here is a selection of wonderful spa hotels that promise to deliver a pampering, luxurious and restful stay.
Just a few miles from the Lake District, this laid-back hotel is a great place to unwind after a day’s exploring. From here, you can stroll to Wetheriggs Country Park or visit fourteenth century Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens. You also have all the amenities and attractions of charming Penrith on your doorstep, including its famed castle. The closest lake is the area’s second-largest, Ullswater, while the North Pennines is also within easy reach. The hotel itself offers comfortable rooms, a stylish on-site restaurant and a relaxing spa, with facilities that include a swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna and wellness studio. Conveniently located close to Penrith train station, with regular services from London, Glasgow and Manchester, this is an excellent choice if you want to combine Lake District luxury with a livelier town centre stay. Book now.
Tucked away off the beaten track, this converted Victorian manor and coach house is both delightful and a convenient base for exploring the Lake District. Set within the lovely Eden Valley, the hotel is close to both the North Pennines and the Lake District, with beautiful Haweswater Reservoir and Ullswater lake the nearest bodies of water. The hotel features well-appointed guest rooms and double AA rosette-awarded fine dining, while the spa offers superb thermal facilities and a luxury garden spa. Less than a mile from Appleby train station, with trains from Leeds and Carlisle, the hotel offers easy access to the picturesque town centre, where you can stroll by the River Eden and relax in one of the traditional pubs. This is a great choice for a relaxed country spa break on the edge of the Lake District. Book now.
Lake District hotels don’t come much more central than this! Located on the banks of the area’s largest lake, Windermere, this spa hotel is perfectly situated for discovering the stunning surroundings by boat, car, or on foot. From here, you can explore the nearby towns of Ambleside and Grasmere, or head for Claife Heights and Scafell Pike, if you prefer to enjoy a more challenging outdoor experience. The characterful town of Windermere has plenty to enjoy in its own right, with independent shops, bars and eateries. Back at the hotel, you can relax in one of the charming guestrooms, enjoy a meal and some glorious views in the lakeside restaurant, or unwind in the spa. Facilities include a swimming pool, aroma steam room, rock sauna, and relaxation room. This is the ideal choice for a luxury stay right in the heart of the Lake District. Book now.
One of our collection of four- and five-star luxury spa hotels, this lovely property offers a terrific base for a memorable break in the Lake District. Located close to magnificent Bassenthwaite Lake, this upscale retreat is set amid lovely country surroundings. Nearby, you can explore the bustling market town of Keswick, while 5,000-year-old Castlerigg Stone Circle, beautiful Derwentwater, majestic Whitewater Dash and landmark Skiddaw peak are also close by. When you’re ready to relax, the hotel offers luxurious accommodation, superb dining and a luxurious spa with facilities that include an indoor heated swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, spa pool, and sauna. This is an excellent choice for an extra special Lake District stay, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to enjoy a luxurious short break. Book now.
Housed in a stunning Grade II listed Victorian mansion and set amid 15 acres of woodland and landscaped gardens, this grand property retains the air of a boutique hotel, offering relaxing spa days on the edge of the Lake District. Windermere is a few miles north, while Morecambe Bay is right on your doorstep. Explore the picturesque town of Grange-over-Sands, which benefits from a mainline rail station, while Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is also within easy reach. The hotel boasts wonderful views across the bay, including from its superb on-site restaurant. The spa features a well-equipped thermal suite, including a wooden hot tub, cold plunge tub, aroma steam room, and salt inhalation room. This is the ideal choice for a luxurious spa experience in an area that combines the beauty of the Lake District with the lovely landscape of Morecambe Bay. Book now.
Set amid 35 glorious acres on a wooded estate, this luxury spa hotel offers a serene retreat close to beautiful Grasmere. Nearby, you can discover scenic Stock Ghyll Force, a 70-foot waterfall, plus lovely Thirlmere reservoir, and lofty Scafell Pike. The charming town of Ambleside at the head of Lake Windermere is a short drive away, while the quiet village of Elterwater and its compact lake are also within reach. The hotel itself offers superb on-site dining, including a traditional inn, and comfortable guestrooms. The spa features an indoor/outdoor relaxation pool with a water fountain, plus a Jacuzzi, herbal sauna, Himalayan salt steam room, and mineral steam bath. If you’re looking for Lake District luxury, this spa hotel certainly ticks all the boxes. Contact us for availability.
Choose to stay at one of SpaSeekers’ luxury Lake District hotels and (depending on your selected package) you can expect to enjoy fine dining, superb accommodation, and welcome spa indulgence, all against a stunning backdrop.
When it comes to spa luxury, your package may include one or more luxurious spa treatments, such as a soothing facial or relaxing massage. As we noted above, the leisure facilities will vary between spas, but typically include a swimming pool and a thermal suite, which are communal areas of the spa that harness extreme heat and cold to boost your wellness and encourage you to unwind.
If you’re new to spas and feel a little daunted, you can find answers to some commonly asked questions in our guide to what to expect on a spa day, which will hopefully allay some fears. For even more advice, you can take a look at our dedicated spa FAQ section.
Opt for an overnight spa break package and you can look forward to comfortable accommodation in one of the hotel’s guest rooms and, usually, dining options, such as a full English (or Cumbrian!) breakfast or an evening meal. Some packages will include extra touches of luxury, such as wine in your room on arrival or an elegant afternoon tea, which makes them perfect for a celebration for two.
Of course, you will likely want to spend much of your time out and about exploring the local area. Many of our luxury Lake District hotels are set in gorgeous grounds or are close to one of the stunning lakes, so you don’t have to wander too far to enjoy all this spectacular area has to offer. If you would like to venture further afield, the hotel should be able to recommend walking and hiking routes that let you experience the majesty of the Lake District, before returning to savour the serene ambience and friendly hospitality our properties offer.
We leave you with a few of our favourite spa days and spa breaks at our luxury Lake District hotels that highlight just what you could enjoy on your next Cumbrian escape.
The 1 Night Sunday Getaway at The North Lakes Hotel & Spa features overnight accommodation, a full English breakfast, and two hours use of the spa facilities per day, leaving you plenty of time to explore on your weekend Lake District escape.
The 2 Night Decadence Spa Break at Appleby Manor Country House Hotel features accommodation, a four-course restaurant dinner on the first night, a full English breakfast each morning, full use of the leisure facilities, and a 110-minute ‘spa ritual’. Decadence indeed!
The 3 Night Spa-Cation Break at the Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa features accommodation, a bottle of Prosecco, an evening meal for two on your day of arrival, afternoon tea on your second day, and breakfast each morning. You also enjoy full use of the leisure facilities and the choice of two 55-minute treatments from a menu of options. Maybe the ultimate Lake District escape!
The 1 Night Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Break at Armathwaite Hall Country House and Spa simply features overnight accommodation, £45 per person allocation towards dinner in the Lake View Restaurant, a full Cumbrian breakfast, and access to the beautiful grounds and gardens. A great choice for making the most of your time in the Lake District.
The Couple's Unwind Spa Day at Netherwood Hotel features 90 minutes use of the thermal suite, the choice of one 50-minute treatment chosen from a menu, plus a glass of Prosecco and scones with cream. A delightful spa day to complement your luxury Lake District stay.