Relaxed, seasonal cuisine and afternoon teas inspired by The Ritz
Executive Chef Jon Machin tempts you to the table
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is one of the finest 4-star Lake District hotels. Set on the shores of Lake Windermere - England's largest lake - our hotel offers the best of breathtaking scenery and exceptional facilities. From unrivalled views over our mature lawns, to private jetties and moorings on the lake - our hotel proves a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings.
Our hotel is a perfect venue for celebrations, events and conferences; we boast superb hotel accommodation, stylish meeting and function rooms, exquisite gardens and surrounding lake views as well as a luxurious spa.
Our hotel in Cumbria is perfect for country adventures - hire a private jetty on our lake and marvel in the glorious scenery we have on offer. And once you've finished exploring, we recommend a visit to our spa and thermal suite for a relaxing steam before you dine in our Restaurant.
Let Macdonald Hotels' Lake District setting be your perfect base for a trip to one of the most scenic and beautiful parts of England.
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Check-in 4pm / Check-out 11am
Fully accessible to wheelchair users
Guide dogs are welcome
Room service available 24 hours a day
Valet parking available at £20 for an overnight stay. Pre-booking is advisable.
Swimming pool is open to children 10am-7pm
From £199 per night
From £263 per couple
Road 2 miles from A591 Motorway
Rail 2 miles from Windermere Station
Air 90 miles from Manchester Airport
The famous ‘World of Beatrix Potter’ is just a 4-minute walk from the lake front hotel and attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists annually. Guests can enjoy a whole host of local café and ice cream shops whilst wondering the quaint town and shores of the lake.