Six of the best luxury Lake District spa hotels

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 one of our luxury Lake District spa hotels and you have the perfect recipe for memorable romantic getaways and pampering spa days.

We bring you packages at some of the finest hotels with a spa in the Lake District, so you can find the perfect base for your stay in this breath-taking part of the world.

Why is the Lake District great for a luxury spa break?

With its stunning beauty and magnificent spa hotels, there really is nowhere better for a luxury spa break in the country than the Lake District. Many of our luxury Lake District spa 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.

Choose to stay at one of SpaSeekers’ luxury Lake District spa 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. Along the way, you’ll discover charming towns and cosy pubs to complement the spa luxury.

SpaSeekers luxury Lake District spa hotels

If you’re ready to experience some Cumbrian luxury, here is a selection of the best spa hotels in the Lake District, each of which promises to deliver a pampering, luxurious and restful stay.

The North Lakes Hotel & Spa Pool

The North Lakes Hotel & Spa: Penrith, Cumbria

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.

Appleby Manor Country House Hotel Terrace Fire

Appleby Manor Country House Hotel: Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria

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.


Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa: Windermere, Cumbria

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.

Armathwaite Hall Country House and Spa, Keswick, Cumbria

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.

Netherwood Hotel, Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria

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.

Holte Spa at The Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge, Cumbria

Another of our luxury spas in the Lake District, this superb property is a terrific choice for a restful spa day or stay. Located to the south of Lake Windermere in Newby Bridge on the banks of the River Leven, the property boasts a lovely riverside outlook amid peaceful surroundings. From here, you can explore Hay Bridge Nature Reserve, the Lakeland Motor Museum and National Trust - Fell Foot, with the town of Bowness-on-Windermere about a 15-minute drive away. You can also head south to discover the towns around Morecambe Bay. Look forward to spa facilities that include a swimming pool and outdoor hydro pool, while the hotel offers traditional dining at the welcoming Swan Inn. Overall, this impressive property has all the ingredients you need for the perfect Lake District spa escape, whether you come for a few hours of pampering or for a couple of days of hospitality. Book now.

What you can do at SpaSeekers’ hotels

When it comes to spa luxury, your package may include one or more luxurious spa treatments, such as a soothing facial or relaxing massage. 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 Lake District 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.

If you need a little more inspiration, 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 spa escape.

Browse our selection and book your perfect Lake District spa hotel package today.

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