Where to Stay – Lake District.

Travel / Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

One thing is for sure, the Lake District isn’t short on places to stay. With campsites, bed and breakfasts, guest houses, hotels, hostels and so much more, there is something to accommodate everyone.

Here I look at some of the best places to stay in the Lakes, suiting all needs.

The Budget Stay

YHA Hostel

With a great number of hostels throughout the Lake District including one in Grasmere, which is well known for being a difficult place to find a cheap stay, you can’t go wrong with the YHA.

They offer a great base to explore and a cosy and comfortable stay with beds starting for £13 a night in a dorm room. Bargain!

YHA amble

The White Horse Inn Bunkhouse

A cheap yet warm and simple place to stay while exploring the Lakes. Each dorm has a shared toilet and shower room, there is also a shared kitchen and dining area.

With a bed for £10 a night in one of the dorm rooms, you can’t really go wrong.

whitehorse bunkhouse

A Touch of Romance and Luxury

Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

The Gilpin Hotel and Lake house in Windermere is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Nestled in exhaustingly beautiful surroundings, it boasts a Spa, a 3 AA rosette restaurant and rooms that have their own private decking and hot tubs.

gilpin hotel

Inn on the Lake – Ullswater

A 4 star hotel overlooking the magnificent Lake Ullswater that embodies everything luxury should be. Why not kick back, relax and drink your morning coffee in the Orangery, a room with a 360 degrees view of the surrounding area and look forward to day of endless possibilities.

inno nthe lake

The Quirky Stay

The Llama’s Pyjamas

A newly built B&B, The Llama’s Pyjamas has a Peruvian/South American theme with stunning views over the North Lakeland countryside. Their rooms include a Safari Family Suite, an Aztec room and an Inca room.

llama pj bb

Wanderlusts Gypsy Caravans

Wanderlusts is the only gypsy horse drawn caravan holiday in the Lake District. Go from one beautiful camp to the next, Wanderlusts will set you up with a fire and all you need before leaving you for the night to enjoy your privacy, nature and adventure holiday.

You’ll also have the opportunity to take the reigns if your lucky and drive the horse and wagon along quiet country roads after some instructions but there will always be someone near to hand to help so no need for any experience or worries.

There may also be a chance to take the reigns yourself down quiet country roads but after some instructions and someone nearby to hand the reigns back to of course.



Fisherground campsite, Eskdale

A perfect campsite for families as it offers plenty for the children, including tyre rafts in the pond. This campsite also sits alongside the route of the Ravenglass and Esdale Steam railway line, which would be a great way to arrive if you ask me!

Fisherground campsite, Eskdale

Gillside Farm – Glenridding

If your looking for a campsite with a view then look no further, Gillside Farm clings to the side of one of the most scenic of lakeland dales. It is also perfect for hikers, ramblers and fell runners as the nearby track that leads to the mighty summit of Helvellyn, passes by the entrance to the farm.


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