Where to stay in the Lake District – the RDMH rundown

Our pick of where to stay when you’re in the Lake District

We are often asked for accommodation recommendations when discussing activity locations with our customers.

Staying anywhere in the south Lakes (Coniston, Ambleside, Langdale, Hawkshead, Bowness, Windermere, Newby Bridge, Broughton-in-Furness) puts you within a 30min drive of our activity venues.

As this still leaves you with a huge amount of choice, we have put together a list of options; from cozy cottages to luxurious hotels, via quirky camping and budget hostel options.

These options all lend themselves to families or smaller groups, but keep an eye out for a future blog with our big group accommodation recommendations (which includes our very own Lowick School Bunkhouse)


Bigland Hall Cottages
Gorgeous stone cottages with hot tubs
07866 493526 www.biglandhallcottages.co.uk

Brigg House Cottage
Cottage sleeping 10 situated in Coniston
01229 716531 www.lakeland-cottage-company.co.uk/brigg-house

Graythwaite Estate Cottages
20 luxury cottages and a large Georgian manor house. Great versatility for larger family groups.

Hill Top Farm and Hill Top Barn Cottages
2 cottages for 4 or 10 within walking distance of Penny Bridge and Greenodd

Low Water End
Log cabin sleeping 6 with private lake frontage on Coniston Water
015394 41114 conistoncottages.co.uk/house/low-end-water

Mirefoot Cottages
Boutique self-catering cottages with pool and spa, just 15 minutes from Windermere 01539 720015 www.mirefoot.co.uk

Newland Valley Log Cabins
Outstanding detached log cabins in the tiny hamlet of Newland near Ulverston
01229 588350 www.newlandvalleylogcabins.co.uk

Summer Hill Holidays
Cottage and lodges set in five acres of secluded grounds in the Crake Valley
01229 861510 www.summerhill.co.uk

Thurston House and Thurston View
2 holiday cottages right in the centre of Coniston village
01204 419261 www.thurstonhouseconiston.co.uk

Camping, Glamping and Quirky

4 Winds Lakeland Tipis
Amazing traditional tipi tents based at Low Wray Campsite, Windermere
01593 821227

Baystone Bank Farm Campsite
Camping & glamping options in Whicham, Millom
07456642155 coolcamping.com/3743-baystone-bank-farm-campsite

Coniston Hall Camping
Camping right on the lake shore and just a stone’s throw from Coniston village
01539 441223 conistonhallcampsite.co.uk

Full Circle Lake District Luxury Yurts
Mongolian yurts in the Lakes at Rydal Hall, Rydal nr Ambleside
07975 671928 www.lake-district-yurts.co.uk

Harbour Lights Campsite – RDMH family favourite!
Lovely family campsite next to the sandy beach in Haverigg
01229 777300 or 01229 774405 www.harbourlightscampsite.co.uk

Hoathwaite Farm Campsite
Stunning views and camping or glamping options near Torver
015394 41349 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hoathwaite-campsite-lake-district

Hollins Farm Campsite
Fantastic family campsite in beautiful Eskdale
01946 723253 www.hollinsfarmcampsite.co.uk

Park Coppice
Camping and caravanning options just a short walk from Coniston
015394 41555 www.caravanclub.co.uk/coniston-park-coppice-caravan-club-site

Rainbow VW Campervan Hire
Classic campervans for hire based in Keswick
017687 80413 www.vwcamperhire.net

Turner Hall Campsite
A great family campsite in the hidden gem Seathwaite, Duddon Valley
01229 716420 coolcamping.com/1252-turner-hall-farm

Wild in Style
Yurt, Vardo or Wagon? Take your pick of the glamping options…
07909 446381 www.wildinstyle.co.uk


There are a number of Youth Hostel’s in the south Lakes, including those in Coniston, Ambleside and Hawkshead

Grasmere Independent Hostel (Broadrayne Farm)
Deluxe hostel accommodation for individuals, families and groups
015394 35055 www.grasmerehostel.co.uk

Bed and Breakfasts

Bluebird Lodge
Guest house plus self-catering cottage in Coniston
01539 441442 www.bluebirdlodge.co.uk

Black Cock Inn
01229 716529 facebook.com/bcinn.net

Church House Inn
Inn with B&B rooms and a camping field in Torver near Coniston
015394 41282 www.thechurchhouseinn.com

Lakeland House
Boutique accommodation in the heart of Coniston
015394 41303 www.lakelandhouse.co.uk

The 3 Shires Inn
In Langdale with views over Wetherlam and Tilberthwaite fells
015394 37215 www.threeshiresinn.co.uk

The Wilson’s Arms
Inn with B&B accommodation and self-catering cottages in Torver near Coniston


Aphrodites Hotel
Beautiful boutique accommodation with spa and pool just a short walk from Bowness
015394 45052 www.aphroditeslodge.co.uk

Forest Side Hotel
A magical retreat surrounded by the stunning countryside of Wordsworth’s beloved Grasmere
015394 35250 www.theforestside.com

Lakeside Hotel, Windermere
Luxurious superior hideaway with spa and beautiful lake and fell views
015395 30001 www.lakesidehotel.co.uk

Langdale Country Club
Hotel with Spa set within the Langdale Estate
015394 38066 www.langdale.co.uk

Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel
Lovely historical hotel with stunning views in the heart of Langdale
015394 37272 www.odg.co.uk

Salutation Hotel
Hotel with spa in the heart of Ambleside
015394 32244 www.hotelslakedistrict.com

Storrs Hall Hotel, Windermere
Grade ll Georgian Mansion on the shores of Windermere with an award-winning restaurant
015394 47111 www.elh.co.uk

Swan Hotel
Luxury hotel with spa situated on the River Leven at the southern tip of Windermere
015395 31681 www.swanhotel.com

The Samling, Windermere
A particularly special Lake District hotel, beautifully located overlooking Windermere.
015394 31922 www.thesamlinghotel.co.uk

The Whitewater Hotel
Hotel on the banks of the River Leven with pool and spa in Backbarrow
015395 31133 www.whitewater-hotel.co.uk

Waterhead Hotel
Lovely small hotel situated on the shore of Coniston Water
015394 41244 www.waterhead-hotel.co.uk


Once you have chosen your perfect accommodation, the next step is to call River Deep Mountain High and book your activities! We have a wide selection, and children as young as 5 years old can participate in activities with their families.

For further information, give Emma or Beth a call in the office on 015395 28666, visit our website, or send us an enquiry.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!