While you can’t be here right now, armchair travel is safe and something we wholeheartedly-encourage. Spend five minutes with us and escape from the laptop. If you want to take it a little further, add our images to your Zoom backgrounds and get up on the fells, out on the lake or float in our pool with a view during your 9 to 5.
Opposite the hotel, through our windows and from the lakeshore, you will be met with the view of Arthur’s Pike. Just a short drive from the hotel, you can earn this view of the hotel on a two-hour walk from start to finish.
Wherever you climb in the Ullswater valley, you get views like this. Long green valleys with faraway peaks. In the Ullswater valley, part of The Far Eastern Fells written by Alfred Wainwright, you will find 36 of his recommended walks.
Hello neighbour – sheep on the hill
Farming has been part of the Ullswater valley for a thousand years. Look across from the hotel and you’ll see a hand-built, dry-stone wall, first put up in the Mediaeval period to keep flocks from wandering too far.
Spring oak tree
Look from the hotel to the lake and you will see a giant oak tree, naked in winter, but fulsome in summer months and a great place to spend an afternoon in the hammock.
The hotel from Pooley Bridge
You can glimpse us here from Pooley Bridge, the nearest village. You can catch a steamer around the lake, a coffee and cake and a quiet pint by the river when you are out exploring.
Summer oak tree
Winds often blow down the lake, but far from being unpleasant, from under this oak tree, the sound of leaves can be one of life’s simple pleasures.
Pool with a view
Framed beyond a glassy pool, the oak tree and Arthur’s Pike beyond.
Snow on the jetty
This is where you push off in a kayak, launch from with a paddleboard and step off to get out for a swim. Snow, or not, this is where our lake adventures begin.
The Lakes are one of the top places in the UK to view the night sky. Also, the perfect place for a night swim from our jetty…