At a glittering ceremony held at The Castle Green Hotel in Kendal, Cumbria, this July the Cumbria Tourism Awards winners were crowned. In celebration, we’re running through our bucket list of winners – and today, it’s the turn of our amazing accommodation providers.

With so many fantastic hotels across the Lake District, Cumbria, it was impossible to recognise just one - so both the Large and Small hotel of the year categories feature main winners as well as a highly commended. 

Linthwaite House

Winner | Large Hotel of the Year | Sponsored by Christie & Co  

The Large Hotel of the Year award went to Linthwaite House: a contemporary country house hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere, overlooking Windermere. Stylish, individually designed rooms welcome guests to relax and get away from it all. The beautiful grounds are the perfect place for a game of boules or outdoor chess; there are also walking trails through private woodlands; and a private tarn with rowing boats. 

The hotel is also home to Henrock by Simon Rogan, offering an informal and relaxed dining experience.

Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa

Highly Commended | Large Hotel of the Year | Sponsored by Christie & Co  

At the tip of Bassenthwaite lake you’ll find Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa: an oasis of calm in a cosy, welcoming stately home. Relax in the hotel’s spa, complete with infinity edge pool, thermal zone, and outdoor hot tub; or enjoy afternoon tea in the stunning main hall. Rooms are luxurious and individually designed, while the hotel is set amidst 400 acres of deer park and woodland.

Askham Hall

Winner | Small Hotel of the Year | Sponsored by Colliers

Steeped in history and packed with charm, Askham Hall is a relaxed, comfortable place to stay on your visit to the Lake District, Cumbria. This Grade I listed building offers 19 individually designed rooms; there’s also a Scandinavian sauna, outdoor heated pool and hot tub; and a Health Barn offering a range of treatments. The hotel’s restaurant is the Michelin starred Allium by Askham Hall, so if you love your food then this could be the perfect place to stay.

The Yan at Broadrayne

Highly Commended | Small Hotel of the Year | Sponsored by Colliers

Located on a former 17th century farm, The Yan at Broadrayne is a family-run, contemporary bistro with rooms just a stone’s throw from the idyllic village of Grasmere. Modern touches like floor to ceiling windows and a floating log burner exist in harmony with the building’s traditional features, making for a great place to stay with a warm Cumbrian welcome.

Cedar Manor

B&B and Guest House of the Year | Sponsored by Lamont Pridmore

Expect a warm welcome and meticulous attention to details at this family-run guest house within walking distance of Windermere. Situated in the heart of the Lake District national park, there are ten luxurious rooms to choose from, with plenty of character and extra touches like dressing gowns and REN toiletries. Guests praise the gorgeous breakfasts and fantastic service, feeling more like family than visitors by the time they leave!

Dufton Barn Holidays

Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year | Sponsored by Out of Eden   

For a breathtaking location and luxurious, well equipped home from home, Dufton Barn Holidays is the #PerfectPlaceToBe. Nestled amongst the hills of the North Pennines National Landscape, this cosy self catering cottage for two is a great place for a romantic getaway, with stunning views and luxurious extras like underfloor heating and a jacuzzi bath. There’s also The Potting Shed, which is ideal for walkers; a number of routes can be enjoyed right from your door.

The Quiet Site

Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year | Sponsored by David Allen

If a camping holiday is on your wishlist, The Quiet Site is a brilliant choice. This family-run holiday park offers everything from camping and motorhome pitches to glamping cabins and quirky ‘gingerbread houses’, all set amidst Lakeland fells overlooking Ullswater. Sustainability is a key focus, with initiatives like a zero waste shop and solar panels contributing to the business’ carbon neutral status.

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Askham Hall and Bank Barn

Wedding Venue of the Year | Sponsored by Dodd & Co  

 A second award for Askham Hall, this time as a wedding venue including the hall’s Grade I listed Bank Barn - perfect for wedding parties. Ceremonies take place at one of two local churches, or on-site for civil ceremonies. Stay in the main house, and enjoy a drinks reception in the reception rooms and lawns; before partying the night away in celebration. 




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