Lavish Lakeland luxe with the icing on
A luxury Lake District townhouse, The Cranleigh Boutique is made for decadent stays. With wickedly big beds, big tubs and sultry decor, this place checks all the boxes for a romantic getaway.
Luxury with a cherry on top – these are some of the Lake District's top suites. • Decadent jacuzzi bathtubs for two. • Complimentary access to a five-star Spa.
Hit the Spot
In Bowness on Windermere, a few minutes from the lake.
It's not strictly a hotel, so don't expect the usual guest lounge and bar. It's all about in-suite amenities here.
Good to know
Guests get free passes to the luxury Spa at the nearby Burnside Hotel.
Minimum StayTwo nights at weekends
ParkingThere is free guest parking.
AirportManchester – 90 miles
TrainWindermere station – five minutes
ChildrenNo – this place is for adults only.
LocationKendal Road, Warminster, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3EW, United Kingdom
Rooms and suites
Three luxury suites
Elegant and ultra-luxurious suites are designed for comfort, privacy and seclusion, with individual decor and visible attention to detail. Expect super-kingsize beds, goose down duvets, crisp cotton bedlinen, 50-inch wall-mounted TVs with Netflix movies, and iPod docks and push-button mood lighting. You'll also find a complimentary stocked minibar. To-die-for bathrooms come with huge jacuzzi baths and underwater lighting.
Each of the suites offers a superlative experience. Suite No 10 has a sensational floating bed, The Escape Suite has a double his-and-hers shower and mirrored bathroom TV by the oversize jacuzzi bath, while the Sanctuary Spa has a simply amazing glass jacuzzi bath, remote-control gas log fire and – to complete its talk-of-the-town features – its own outdoor hot tub with a private decked area and Bose sound system.
Eat & Drink
There's no restaurant, but plenty of dining options on the doorstep in Bowness.
Served until 10am. Try smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, or a full English with local bangers.
Available for breakfast.
See & Do
If you can drag yourselves away from your luxury quarters (and some guests don't even bother!), Lake Windermere is practically on your doorstep. Boat trips are easy to arrange, whether aboard a Lakeland steamer or an easy-to-hire motor boat. The scenic spots of Keswick, Ambleside, Grasmere, Hawkshead, Coniston and Cartmel are easy to reach by car.
There are dozens of walking trails to choose from, while Beatrix Potter fans can visit her former home at Hill Top. Also worth seeing are Rydal Mount near Ambleside and poet William Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage at Grasmere.
Whether it's for a swim, a workout or a relaxing pamper treatment, you're just two minutes away from the luxury Burnside Spa. Guests at the Cranleigh enjoy complimentary access to this lavish enclave, where you can sip a cocktail by the pool, bubble away in one of the two jacuzzis, listen to music through the underwater sound system or turn on the "hot springs" experience. A sauna, steam room and plunge pool, poolside bar with loungers and touch-control mood lighting complete the picture.