Another Place, The Lake

North West England Cumbria Ullswater

  • From £180 a night
  • 47 Rooms & Suites
  • Boutique hotel
  • Country House hotel

A contemporary lakeside hotel on the shores of Ullswater that does everything just right.

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If you’re going to go to the trouble of updating a country house hotel in the Lake District – where there’s lots of competition – you need to do it right, so kudos to Another Place, The Lake, handsomely sited on the shores of Ullswater. It’s stylish yet unstuffy, and properly family- and dog-friendly – the sort of place that offers wild swimming, nighttime stargazing swims, standup paddleboarding and kayaking from their own jetty, a great pool, and has muddy wellies by the door from days spent exploring. But there are also romantic lake views, convivial public spaces and three restaurants, which makes it a fabulous grown-up retreat too, handy for exploring the less-visited northern Lakes and Eden Valley.

Rooms are split between the original Georgian country house and a new contemporary wing, as well as shepherd huts and a treehouse in the grounds. They range from standard doubles up to family suites, with lake views a premium in either location (and dog-friendly options available). If you want a four-poster bed, high ceilings and an original feature or two, then the main house is for you, though even here the rooms have been given a light, modern touch. Other rooms and suites feel more contemporary, with a kind of nouveau-country chic going on – so you might get a lake-view Juliette balcony, a designer sofa with a sheepskin throw, and a slipper bath. Bluetooth radio, fridge and drinks flask are standard throughout, which is brpretty neat, and we love the thought that has gone into the overall guest-friendly concept – witness the star-gazing beanbag we found under a bathroom skylight. Beyond the main building, you'll find Willow Cottage, a large family suite designed by Lynsey Ford, winner of Interior Design Masters. Newer offerings to the site are a contemporary treehouse and six lakeshore shepherd's huts in the grounds, sleeping two or four people. These, alongside a Victorian-style Glasshouse serving stone-baked pizza, make for great ways to experience the great outdoors with luxurious surroundings.

Public areas flow seamlessly through both sections of the hotel in a kind of ‘open-house’ manner – you feel you can plonk yourself down in any one of a number of cosy corners, from brandy in the fire-warmed library to help-yourself coffee and a natter with the staff in reception. What they call The Living Space is a Scandi-style cafe-bar with a family-friendly bistro menu of burgers, salads, pasta and the like, and it spills out onto a lake-view terrace. The indoor pool is a beauty – 20 metres long with its own lake view – and there’s also their take on a spa for adults, with a sauna, treatment rooms and outdoor hot tub too. Outdoor activities loom large – cold water and wild swimming, sign up for stand-up paddle boarding, or drop the children off at the impressive supervised Kids’ Zone (which is kitted out better than your average junior school and runs sessions for 6 months through to 12 years).

The Rampsbeck Restaurant channels contemporary British cooking at its best – but with a global twist. The £55 per person three-course menu showcases Cumbria’s finest ingredients, including produce from the vegetable patch in the grounds. Classical techniques combine international flavours, from beef fillet tataki to vodka-macerated watermelon with whipped feta and dukkah. Seasonal and fresh, every dish comes with signature flair and individuality – we'd definitely recommend dining in during your stay! And for breakfast, enjoy anything from waffles to a Full English.

In short? A proper resort hotel, done just right, in some of England’s most attractive lakeland scenery.

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Guests staying at our pub, The Brackenrigg Inn, have access to the hotel's facilities.


Open all year.


Hotel: double rooms from £210 per night, family suites from £295, breakfast included. Two-night 'Escape to the Lake' breaks, including dinner, from £242 per person, dogs £15 per night and £20 for two dogs per night.

The Brackenrigg Inn: doubles from £180 a night, including continental breakfast. All rooms are dog-friendly and cost an additional £15 per night for one dog, or £20 for two.

Dog beds and water bowls are provided.

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The hotel is brought to you from the team behind the renowned Watergate Bay Hotel at the other end of the country in Cornwall, and opened its doors in August, 2017. It places an emphasis on providing a relaxed and active vibe that's perfectly in tune with its surroundings.

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Contact Website  01768 486 442  Another Place, The Lake, Watermillock, Ullswater, Cumbria CA11 0LP

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  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Gym
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  • Restaurant
  • Smart TV
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