With gorgeous scenery the Lake District is the perfect place for a staycation in the UK, and it’s within easy driving distance of Manchester so ideal for a weekend away.
It’s also where you’ll find some incredible spa hotels where you can indulge in the ultimate relaxing getaway.
Treat yourself to a soothing massage after a day of walking and unwind with a dip in the pool.
Or spend the whole day pampering yourself with treatments and enjoy the stunning views of the Lake District from the comfort of your hotel room (wrapped in a fluffy white robe of course).
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Read on for spa hotels you can book in the Lake District.
Grange Hotel, Grange-over-Sands
Situated in the pretty coastal town of Grange-over-Sands and boasting beautiful gardens, the Grange Hotel is the ideal getaway – and it’s only five miles away from Lake Windermere.
It has a pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room and there’s a treatment room.
The historic hotel, built in 1866, offers impressive views and it’s located just opposite the Grange-over-Sands Rail Station.
After some pampering you can dine in the Carriages Restaurant which serves a five course menu or grab a bite to eat in the lounge.
Room rates: Starting from £81 for a stay in March, prices depend on dates and availability.
Station Square, Grange Over Sands, LA11 6EJ. You can book here.
Castle Green Hotel in Kendal
Set in 14 acres of wooded gardens, a stay at the Castle Green Hotel is certain to be a relaxing treat.
It has a 2 AA Rosette restaurant and a traditional pub, and it’s also walking distance to Kendal center so you won’t be short of things to do.
Or you can dine at the Greenhouse, which boasts views of Kendal Castle and the surrounding countryside.
There’s a fully-equipped gym and pool, while the Green Rooms Spa provides a selection of treatments to help you relax and unwind.
Room Rates: Starting from £107 for a stay in March, prices depend on dates and availability.
Castle Green Lane, Kendal, LA9 6RG. You can book here.
Rothay Garden Hotel and Riverside Spa
Not far from the charming village of Grasmere, this hotel is situated in two acres of riverside gardens.
At the Riverside Spa guests can enjoy various facilities including a hydrospa, herbal pine sauna, aromatherapy room and a reflexology walk.
The hotel itself was built in 1856 and all the rooms have views of the nearby fells. It’s a short walk from Grasmere’s Lake, and Rydal Water is just 1.5 miles away.
Room Rates: Starting from £145 for a stay in March, prices depend on dates and availability.
Broadgate, Grasmere, LA22 9RJ. You can book here.
Lakes Hotel & Spa
Boasting incredible views of Lake Windermere, Lakes Hotel and Spa offers you the ultimate luxury experience.
Half of the rooms have their one hot tubs on private balconies, so you don’t even have to venture very far for a relaxing dip.
There’s also bike hire, wakesurfing and paddleboarding so lots of activities to keep you occupied.
It’s handily located within walking distance of Bowness-on-Windermere, and the hotel can even arrange for you to be collected from Windermere train station in their Bentley.
Room rates: Starting from £156 for a stay in March, prices depend on dates and availability.
Lake Road, Bowness On Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3HH. You can book here.
Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa
Located on the shores of Lake Windermere, this hotel has stunning views of the surrounding area.
There’s a fully-equipped gym and swimming pool, while guests can also enjoy the ice room, sauna and aroma steam room, or get a treatment in the beauty salon.
Nestled in beautiful gardens, the hotel even has its own private boat moorings.
Room Rates: Starting from £165 for a stay in March, prices depend on dates and availability.
23 Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3DF. You can book here.
Low Wood Bay
This hotel offers gorgeous views of Lake Windermere so you’re guaranteed a relaxing break.
There’s a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and fitness suite at the health club, and there are also a range of spa treatments on offer.
If you’re feeling adventurous you can try various activities at the Watersports Centre, including water-skiing, canoeing, paddle boarding and more.
Afterwards you can enjoy a meal cooked over a wood fired grill at the Blue Smoke on the Bay.
Room Rates: Starting from £188 for a stay in March, prices depend on dates and availability.
Ambleside Road, Windermere, LA 23 1LP. You can book here.
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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.