For a special birthday celebration, I was looking for a spa hotel which would give off an air of opulence and grandeur in the Lake District. Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa ticked all the boxes!
Armathwaite Hall is located in Bassenthwaite, the most northern part of the Lake District. It takes approximately 2.5 hours from Manchester, 2 hours from Leeds, 3 hours from Birmingham and 5.5 hours from London. Whichever route you take, you are guaranteed beautiful views and scenery along the way.
It’s full address is: Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa, Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4RE.
Are There Any Deals?
The hotel has the standard bed & breakfast and evening meal packages as well as packages for weekend stays. There are also day packages for afternoon tea and using the spa. We booked an overnight spa which included the evening meal. Our advice is to shop around for deals and also try the hotel directly.
The original building dates back to 1548 and is truly stunning. Our room was in the original building, a deluxe lakeside view. There are also rooms near the spa, which are around the courtyard and garden. These are in newer buildings.
The Evening Meal
Drinks in the amazing bar was followed by an evening meal hosted in the beautiful lake view restaurant. An amuse bouche of mushroom soup, starter of rabbit ravioli, main of roast lamb, and chocolate pudding. The food was immaculately presented but there was one small criticism, overdoing the amount of pancetta on the starter and main.
The Spa & Gym
The spa was well equipped, with a swimming pool, the usual sauna, steam and aromatherapy rooms, indoor jacuzzi and a wonderfully large outdoor jacuzzi. There was a small but well equipped gym.
Walking to the Lake
From the hotel, you can walk to the lake, over a small bridge and through the woods. It is well worth the short walk and there are lovely view.
A Walk with Herbie & Hugo, the Alpaca’s
A short walk across the fields is the Lake District Wildlife Park. We decided to talk two Alpacas for a walk, Herbie & Hugo. The walk is an hour long and you take them, along with a keeper, past a small lake, through the woods and to the hotel grounds for some amazing photos. They are wonderfully friendly animals and we also got a chance to wander around the Wildlife park afterwards. Well worth the booking!
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