The Samling Hotel
A beautiful place to stay in the English Lake District National Park
The Samling Hotel
The Samling Hotel is the best place to stay in the English Lake District National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2017. The year 2017 was a good one for the hotel as the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star after Head Chef Nick Edgar only nine months before came from Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons - another one of our favourite hotels.
The Samling is The Jewel in the heart of England's most beautiful region, a cosy retreat from the unpredictable weather of the Lake District, a very wet area, a generator of rainbows and cloudscapes that have attracted artists and inspired great poetry. The reason for being here is the weather; it is fascinating to watch it change.
The Samling is a place to get away from it all and be surrounded by 900 sq miles of sublime beauty. From the hotel gates, you can tour any one of the 16 large lakes and Tarns (small lakes) in the region and hike any one of the 150 high peaks. We can arrange expert mountain guides and include adventure activities, both our suggested Classic Tour of England and England Adventure Tour include the Lake Districts.
A Luxury Lake District Escape
The Samling Hotel offers individually designed rooms, suites and cottages that take their name from a Lake District location.
Each room has Hypnos mattresses and deep filled pillows to ensure a good night’s sleep.
The Buttermere Classic Room has a comfy, super king-size bed that staff can make into single beds. This room has a marble-clad bathroom with a walk-in shower and a lake-facing window overlooking Windermere.
The Derwent Water Classic Room has a lovely super king-size bed and elegant, spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower, a sunken bath and a double vanity unit.
The Frozen Fell Classic Room has an emperor-size bed and overlooks the rolling gardens and magical National Trust woodland.
The Thirlmere Luxury Double Room is a stylish room with an emperor-size bed and a charming deep corner sofa for some late-night reading. Soak in the freestanding bath or hop in the shower after a long day of exploring. This room has panoramic lake views over Windermere and the Coniston mountains.
The Grasmere Luxury Double Room is a bright and airy room that has an emperor-size bed and has soft lilac grey with touches of black and muted pinks in its lovely colour palette. Take a bath or shower in the stylish en-suite in the evening. This room has three south-facing windows that overlook Windermere, England’s largest lake.
The Rydal Water Luxury Double Room is a favourite amongst regulars that has an emperor-size bed and a charming separate dressing area. Pamper yourself in the Carrara marble bathroom that overlooks the woodlands. This room offers magnificent views over the gardens towards the lake.
Each suite has Hypnos mattresses and deep filled pillows to ensure a good night’s sleep.
The Loweswater Junior Suite gives you a cosy traditional lake cottage feel set over two floors with a super king-size bed and Crema Marfil marble-clad bathroom. Relax in the sitting area that overlooks the beautiful garden, woodlands and lake.
The Coniston Junior Suite has a front-facing light-filled sitting room overlooking Windermere and a spacious bedroom with an emperor-size bed that overlooks the surrounding National Trust woodland. Unwind in the marble-clad bath or separate walk-in shower after a day of exploring.
The Windermere Suite is a large yet cosy cottage spread over two floors. There is a stunning bay window in the sitting area with French doors giving access to a private patio with views of the magnificent lake. This suite has a spacious bathroom with a luxurious copper-clad freestanding bath, a double vanity unit and a walk-in shower.
The Elter Water Suite is a split-level suite that has a super-king-size bed on the top level tucked away under the eaves. Pamper yourself by taking a soothing bath or shower in the elegant marble bathroom. This suite has a sitting room with stunning views over Windermere.
The Blea Tarn Suite is known for its impressive views of Lake Windermere and Samling Gardens. Retreat to your slate blue bedroom with an emperor-size bed and access to the lovely private patio. Relax in the large-windowed lavender-blue sitting room or wash your worries away in the roll-top cast iron bath or walk-in shower with a double vanity unit.
The Kentmere Suite is spread over three floors, with the elegant bedroom with a super-king-size bed sitting on the top level. Put your feet up in the light-filled sitting area that overlooks Windermere, or pamper yourself in the marble-clad bathroom where you can take a bath or shower.
The glass-walled contemporary dining room sits 240 feet above lake Windermere, facing south and west, affording panoramic views for miles along the lake – it is a spectacular and unique backdrop for diners. The landscapes inspire Executive Head Chef Robby Jenks' seasonal cuisine, using the best local and national produce; indulge all the senses.
If you are a wine lover, you are in luck; the hotel's wine collection is exceptional and award-winning, currently one of the world's Top 500 according to The World of Fine Wines magazine, and hold an AA Notable Wine List Award. We call upon the skills of a Consultant Master Sommelier, and why not have us create bespoke Wine Tasting, including rare and premium wines as the hotel has the Coravin System.
Unusually for a country-based hotel, The Reverie is as sophisticated as the dining and wine list. The discerning world traveller will be well-served by our thoughtfully curated collection of international spirits, selecting the most notable from each country from the most highly regarded makers. Get yourself a bespoke spirit infusion or cocktail tailor-made to any flavour, according to your preferences.
The Samling Hotel has magnificent ornamental gardens with water features. Marvel at the listed Georgian stone Summer House or go glamping in the Windermere area. This Wilderness Adventure offers the best of the hotel’s hospitality and service, mixed with being surrounded by the great outdoors.
The lakes are known as the Adventure Capital of the UK, as well as historically having a world-class cultural heritage, being the home of Romanticism with William Wordsworth, and one of the most internationally famous children's authors, Beatrix Potter. We can source any activity – both outdoor adventure and cultural – that you may wish to experience.
Enjoy a private tour of Wordsworth's Heritage Centre, to Winter Mountaineering up England's highest mountain - or the UK's favourite walk as voted for via the BBC. Mountaineering began in the Lakes, and while only 900 miles square, it does not lack for dare-devil activities.
Luckily, your Driver-Guide, our office staff and local Adventure Guides will be at your disposal during your Lake District National Park experience.
The Samling Hotel - Classic and Britain's Finest Hotels
Stay in the very heart of England's geological UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Bespoke amenities
- Room upgrade upon arrival subject to availability
- Trails from hotel grounds
- Michelin starred restaurant
- Room TAX reductions subject to conditions
- Complimentary welcome drinks
The Samling Wine Cellar
The Windermere Suite Bathroom
Sunrise at The Samling
Roosevelt and Churchill statues in the grounds
The Lake District, England
Hot Tubs with a view
Lunch at The Samling
Beautifully Presented Dishes
Dining at The Samling with Beautiful Views
The Samling Hotel - Michelin Starred Restaurant
The Samling Hotel Lawns
Dinner on the Terrace
The Samling Hotel, a wine lovers retreat
The Samling Hotel Gardens
Dusk at The Samling Hotel
The Coniston Junior Suite
Breakfast overlooking Windermere
The Blea Tarn Suite
The Samling Bar