What We Love
- World-class dining and gorgeous lake views in northern England, with breakfast and dinner Dining at a property that was twice-named the "Best Dining Hotel in the World"
- Staying on the edge of Lake Windermere, in the heart of Lake District National Park
- Soaking in the outdoor hot tub with a glass of bubbly and gorgeous lake views
What To Know
- On 67 acres of beautiful woodlands, with a sculpture garden
- Reserve a table at the Michelin-starred British restaurant
- Sip wine in the hot tub on the terrace and watch the sun set
A white ivy-clad house sitting on a velvet sloping lawn above Lake Windermere, The Samling Hotel and its Michelin-starred and three AA Rosette-awarded restaurant in the Lake District National Park are certainly not short of romance. With views out across the water, refurbished bedrooms you can imagine Beatrix Potter curling up in, and an award-winning restaurant, it’s a dreamy country respite with a thoroughly poetic setting.
Named ‘Best Hotel in the UK Runner-Up’ in Sunday Times Travel awards, ‘Best Dining Hotel in the World’ at the Boutique Hotel Awards and packing three AA Red Stars, you know you’re staying in a special hotel. Pushing the boundaries with inventive and exciting dishes, head chef Nick Edgar (from Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons) takes the hotel’s restaurant to the next level. And, following a recent refurbishment, it now holds a wine cellar, chef’s table, demonstration kitchen and bar, so you’ve everything you could need for a truly indulgent gastronomic experience.
Whichever room and multi-course combination you choose, it’ll be be a winner – think deep soaking tubs, fine fabrics, spectacular views and a hot tub. With past guests at The Samling rumoured to include Tom Cruise, Brangelina and the Beckhams, this is a truly exclusive 11-bedroom hotel. Oh and we forgot another accolade – The Samling Hotel is a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Winner for Top Hotels for Romance in the UK.
How to Get There
We went to the Samling for a meal after our wedding, the staff were fantastic, so attentive and even down to warming my wife’s jacket up before we left into the cold! Amazing food, we had the a la carte which was stunning, I would highly recommend a visit!
Myself and my wife stayed here last week for 3 nights and could not fault the place! From the second we walked in, we were greeted by friendly staff who were very warm and welcoming. The place is amazing and our room was to die for! We were in the Windermere Suite and wow is all I can say. It had everything you needed and had a gorgeous view of the lake. The housekeeping team do an amazing job, the room was always spotless.. right down to them folding our pyjamas and really neatly organising some coins we had on the side! (We found that very quirky!)
We were booked in for the taster menu on our second night and the food was incredible. The lady who brought our food was very professional and we enjoyed it very much.
It is definitely somewhere we will recommend to friends and family and we will of course be returning in the future! The added gift bag as we were leaving was a lovely bonus. Thank you for an amazing stay!
We recently stayed at the The Samling hotel to celebrate our Ruby wedding. The hotel was stunning, our room the Buttermere was lovely , over looking the lake and beautiful garden. The level of service and food was 5*. I would recommend it , if you love great food and beautiful surroundings and being spoiled. The hot tub was fab even on a wet day.