Storrs Hall – Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
A Grade II*-listed Georgian mansion surrounded by 17 acres of gardens and woodland, family-run Storrs Hall has a prime position on the shores of Lake Windermere. There are 28 classic bedrooms in the main house, all with original features, grand proportions and antique furniture. Alternatively, you can stay in the 200-year-old stone Boathouse with a fire pit on the terrace (the perfect spot for watching the sunset) or in one of six contemporary Lakeside Suites (adults only) on a rocky outcrop above the lake, each with sliding glass walls and a cedar hot tub on a private deck. Start the evening with drinks by the crackling fire in the Tower Bar, with its ornate carved wood and stained glass bar originally sourced from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom, before supper at the Lake Edge Restaurant. Of course, this is the Lake District so there’s masses to see and do, from hiking the fells to pottering around pretty lakeside towns but the hotel can arrange activities too, from a canoe and bushcraft afternoon to a RIB safari from the private jetty.
Doubles from £250
+44 (0)1539 447111; storrshall.com