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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
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Overview

An elegant country house in England's Lake District, with a gourmet, 10-course Michelin-starred dinner

The Lowdown

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

The Samling
Ambleside Road
Windermere, United Kingdom

Reviews

Simply Amazing
Dr1zz

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!

Ruby wedding
Lucy M

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.

Mixed Feelings
L1drake

We have had dinner at the Samling restaurant several times over the past three years and looked forward to our first stay at the Hotel. We were celebrating my husbands birthday and felt this was the right setting for such a special celebration. We stayed in Blea Tarn and were so excited as we shown around the suite. The views across Windermere are breathtaking. A slight downside is the noise coming through from an adjoining room linked to the suite. We were unaware that the suite was attached to another room.
We were seated in our favorite area in the restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the five course tasting menu. One concern was that at the end of the formal five course serving all servers disappeared and no coffee or cheese board was offered. I would also suggest to management that some of the personnel working in the restaurant are not up to the standard one would expect in a restaurant of this standing.