Fodor's Expert Review Miller Howe

Rayrigg Rd., Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1EY, England

A lovely location, lake views, and superb service help set this luxurious Edwardian country-house hotel apart. The sumptuous guest rooms have an Arts and Crafts–inspired feel, with William Morris wallpaper, fresh flowers, roll-top tubs, and contemporary art brightening the individually decorated rooms. At the very edge of town, rooms have balconies, some with extensive lake views; you can also relax in the conservatory and look across the grounds to the water. The candlelit restaurant serves sophisticated Modern British fare, and has dramatic views across Lake Windermere and Langdale Pikes.

PROS

  • more than 5 acres of grounds
  • great lake views
  • staff that take care of the little extras

CONS

  • sometimes closes for a couple of weeks in winter
  • not in the center of Windermere
  • on a noisy main road

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
RomanticService
Sophisticated
Countryside
Design
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 015394-42536

HOTEL DETAILS

14 rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals

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