Accommodation in Ullswater

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts is investing just under £1million into an extensive bedroom refurbishment for two of its hotels in the heart of the Lake District.

The renovations to Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa and Macdonald Leeming House will begin in the New Year and will include improvements to a large number of rooms as well as several suites, as part of an ongoing investment programme across the group to improve the guest experience.

The revamp to the four-star Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa on Church Street, Windermere, will cost £500,000 and begins in January 2015 due for completion in March.

The investment will be used to upgrade 25 of the hotel's bedrooms and four of the suites, which have stunning views of lake Windermere.

Macdonald Leeming House in Ullswater will also get a £350,000 investment to completely refurbish 34 rooms following previous improvements to six bedrooms in 2013.

Edward Cross, regional managing director at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, said: "We have had a phenomenal trading year and are delighted to receive this investment so that we can further enhance the experiences of our guests and offer some of the best accommodation in the Lake District.  

"Our upgraded suites will offer a luxurious and special stay, perfect for bridal suites and special occasions.

"Not only will the investment help to enhance the hotels but will also help to boost the tourism economy in this stunning area of the country."

Part of The Macdonald Hotels' Signature Collection, Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa offers elegance and grandeur along with cutting edge technology and communication facilities in a range of function rooms.

Macdonald Leeming House offers luxury and comfort in beautiful surroundings, popular for weddings, team building trips and corporate away days.

Recently awarded a second AA Rosette, the hotel also offers guests an excellent dining experience using the highest quality ingredients.