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Ullswater and the fells as a backdrop on a sunny day
Ullswater and the fells as a backdrop on a sunny day
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OUR STORY SO FAR

The idea

Our aim is simple. To create a relaxed, convivial hotel connected to the great outdoors and its exceptional lakeside location.

The plan

Maintain the original Georgian building, adding a new library, restaurant and The Living Space. Create 20 additional bedrooms and family suites and Swim Club, our take on a spa. Completion on schedule for June, ahead of opening on 1 August 2017.

Furniture designed by Household Design

The latest pieces of the interior design are coming together.

The new furniture for Another Place, The Lake designed by Household Design
The new furniture for Another Place, The Lake designed by Household Design
The new furniture for Another Place, The Lake designed by Household Design
Family suite hotel bedroom at Another Place, The Lake

A brief history

Another Place hotels are for people who want to experience a new environment to its full, without losing a sense of home and belonging.

Sat in 18 acres of National Park, less than 100m away from the shores of Ullswater, it’s easy to see why we couldn’t pass on this place.

  • Originally built as a private home in 1714
  • Large reception rooms added in the Victorian era
  • In the mid 19th Century it was the private residence of Francis Bearing Atkinson, a member of the famous Bearing Bank family.
  • Commissioned as a Lycée for French and Belgian evacuee children during the Second World War
  • Bought and developed into country house style Rampsbeck Hotel by the Grundy family in 1945
  • Acquired by Another Place in May 2015
  • Works begin for Another Place, The Lake in  September 2016

Build timeline

MARCH 2017:

Planning agreed for a finger jetty from the shoreline into the lake.

FEBRUARY 2017:

Bedroom wings are now watertight. This is a huge milestone for the build team. 

Second fix begins on some of the bedrooms. Anyone with home-renovating experience will know how exciting this news is.

JANUARY 2017:

Swim Club foundations and steelwork complete. That’s the hard part done for Swim Club. 

OCTOBER 2016:

Bedroom wings dug and foundations poured. The first physical parts of the new build for The Lake. We’re off.

Partition walls taken down in the original building. That gives us the fantastic space to build The Living Space and large open-kitchen restaurant.

SEPTEMBER 2016:

Interior designers order furniture, tiles and other accessories. The team worked to contrast original features with modern accents.

Vegetable patch and herb garden planted. The beating heart of our plans for inventive, hearty and seasonal food. 

Clearing and preparing the site. All hands on deck. The build is underway!

JUNE 2016:

Household interior designers appointed.

FEBRUARY 2016:

Plans approved by local authorities. Another Place: The Lake becomes a reality.

Architect appointed and plans drawn up. They say the first steps are the hardest…

Ullswater Steamer cruising on Ullswater in winter
Sailing on Ullswater at Another Place, The Lake
Feet dangling over the lake
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