For me, there is always something special about the Lake District, it’s such a beautiful part of the country, with so much to do and see. It has me coming back time and time again. You may have seen my review of our recent visit to Burlington’s restaurant at Beech Hill Hotel & Spa in Windermere, here I’d like to share my experience of our stay at the Hotel.
Beech Hill Hotel & Spa is a beautiful stone building nestled on the banks of Lake Windermere. The Hotel has 57 bedrooms, most of them having far reaching lake views and the more luxurious suites, have private balconies. There is ample off street parking via the large car park to the rear of the hotel, you just need to brave the steep drive first!
We arrived around 2pm and couldn’t resist having an early explore round the grounds of the hotel and eventually found a winding path that led down to the lakeside.
Those views, well I don’t think you need me to tell you how good they were! Especially with the snow capped fells on the far side of the lake. The lake was so still and tranquil, I could of stayed there all day admiring that view, if it wasn’t so cold!
After a short walk from the car park and up a couple of staircases, we found the reception and greeted by the the front of house staff. There were a couple of bits of paperwork to complete, we were told the room wouldn’t be available until 3pm, this gave us chance to get a drink in the bar and look round the the hotel a bit more.
The hotel has a lovely outdoor terrace was accessed from the rear of the lounge had the same striking views over the lake, if only the weather had been warmer to sit out and take in the scenery.
We were given room 74 on the first floor, one of their Select plus rooms, which I believe is one of their mid range rooms. It had a really cosy and welcoming feel to it. The decor and furnishings were clean and modern.
The room was a generous size and included a very comfy king size bed and large bay window which overlooked the lake.
There’s no worry about the neighbours seeing in here, so the curtains can be left open. It makes for a nice surprise waking up to in the morning!
All the essentials are included in the room including a kettle with tea and coffee, flat screen TV, and hairdryer.
The bathroom was very clean with modern fittings and came with Gilchrist & Soames toiletries and the heated towel rail was ideal for keeping those large Egyptian cotton towels lovely and warm for when you’re out the shower!
Spa & Facilities
As the name of the hotel might suggest, it has its very own health spa which is located on the lower ground of the building. and has a large heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room.
The spa provided the ultimate relaxation experience for the afternoon before dinner. We spent time in both the sauna and steam room but chilling out in the outdoor vitality spa was bliss! The only thing missing was a waiter service to bring you a glass of bubbly!
If your like being pampered, your in for a treat as you can also book a wide range of treatment for both men and women from manicures and pedicures to full body massages.
You can find my full review of our enjoyable evening meal at Burlington’s restaurant here. Snippet from the review: “Overall, I really enjoyed our experience at Burlington’s. The service was excellent, the staff were attentive, whilst not being too over the top”
After you’ve indulged in dinner from the restaurant you can relax in front of the open fire and enjoy a few drinks from the bar. There’s even a selection of board games to play, who doesn’t enjoy a game of Trivial Pursuit?
Breakfast is served in Burlington’s restaurant up until 10am on a weekend, 9.30am weekdays. They offer a wide range of different options. Continental to start, including fruit juice, cereals, yogurts, fresh fruit and pastries.
And for the more traditionalists, they have a buffet English breakfast, where you can help yourself to favourites including bacon, sausage, black pudding eggs beans etc.
You can order a choice of either tea or coffee and also white or brown toast. If your not a fan of continental or traditional, they also offer various made to order breakfast dishes including vegetarian breakfast, smoked salmon amongst others.
We really enjoyed our stay at Beech Hill, it was the perfect way to spend a weekend right in the heart of the Lake District. I’ve stayed in a few different hotels in the Lake District over the years, for me, this has been the stand out one. If you’re looking for the perfect relaxing break that provides some R&R, good quality food and excellent service, Beech Hill Hotel & Spa might be for you. This place is definitely worth a visit for the setting and scenery alone!
Have you been to Beech Hill Hotel & Spa? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.