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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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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


4.5 Very Good 833 Reviews
Wonderful stay

Beautiful setting, gorgeous suite and lovely staff! Breakfasst was amazing as was the view from the restaurant. WE enjoyed the jacuzzi with a glass or two of champagne. Not a udget stay but the place is just lovely

1 star Michelin - heading for 2??
La P

Fabulous!! Food was out of this world, made exceptional by the wine pairing too. . rooms Luxurious and staff friendly and service impeccable. First visit since the renovations, and what was an already a lovely hotel is now really fabulous.Let's not kid ourselves - its expensive but we didn't feel cheated.
Stayed in Thirlmere and with its lovely lounge area and views there's no need to leave our room ( except for dinner of course) Its a rare that I say this. but just didn't want to leave - a treat from start to finish.
PS Chefs is one to watch out for x


Superb location, views, rooms, decor but since losing their star the quality of food is not quite as good. The table now lacks flair with ordinary crockery and over minimalistic presentation. Staff need a little more training to come up to our usual expectation and breakfast is well below par; who puts hot toast in a basket to go soggy.
We will return at some point but will need some excellent feedback from guests before we do.