Is This the Lake District's Coolest New Hotel?

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by Jade Conroy The Telegraph, September 5, 2017

The highly anticipated Another Place, The Lake hotel opened its doors on Ullswater Lake last week – a fitting time following the announcement that Lake District National Park (where the hotel is located) has been crowned a Unesco World Heritage Site.  

The hotel, which is the first of a new brand of properties, has been conceived by Will Ashworth, the founder of ever-popular Watergate Bay, the chilled-out-by-stylish beach hotel popular with surfers, in Cornwall.

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Another Place, The Lake, will follow in a similar vein, with the main focus on outdoor activities. Guests will be able to go wild swimming in Ullswater (there are wild swimming classes and clinics), kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and sailing.

The ‘Swim Club’ is their take on a spa, with a 20-metre lake-view swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, sauna, cardio room and three treatment rooms. Other activities include roaming the hotel’s 18 acres of grounds – which include a vegetable patch, sports pavilion, sheep’s field and even a wooden finger jetty – or relaxing in a hammock or with a picnic (which the hotel can prepare).  

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After long days of action, the hotel will welcome guests back with open arms in a setting that evokes a cosy home: expect bold textiles, modernist furniture and open spaces which encourage socialising.

Forty bedrooms are located in an original Georgian building, and a new contemporary wing has been added – meaning a different aesthetic to the usual and more traditional hotels you’ll find in the Lakes. Rooms contrast traditional features, such as four-poster beds and antique furniture, with more contemporary furnishings, such as modern light fixtures. Most have lake and fells views.

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Family suites and dog-friendly rooms are available, as is an Ofsted-registered kids’ club and dog facilities such as dog bowls and suggested walks.

Two restaurants complete the offering. The Living Space serves all-day British and European-style dishes using local produce (think squid, mussels and doorstop-sized sandwiches) in a relaxed setting. Rampsbeck Restaurant will offer more of the same, but with lake views and three-course menus. Breakfast will include the likes of eggs cooked to order or DIY waffles, ready for the day of action ahead.

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The launch of the Lake District property marks the first in a new line of British hotels from Another Place, which will all focus on the great outdoors and access to spectacular locations.

Doubles rooms from £160 and family suites from £270, including breakfast.; 01768 486442.


This article was written by Jade Conroy from The Telegraph and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to [email protected].

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