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Top Inns of England's Lake District

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Photo: Brian Harris

Small inns dot the famous Lake District in England; here are T+L’s top picks.

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Destinations: Windermere · Cartmel · Grasmere

Inspired by: Top Inns of England's Lake District — by Alison Tyler, Published Apr. 2009

Hotels (6)

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    Sharrow Bay

    As you drive north of Grasmere, the landscape becomes more rugged and wild: steep crags stretch upward, with scrubby heather and bracken clinging t

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    Moss Grove

    The eco-aware hotel, which opened in mid 2007, is as sustainable as possible, with native woods and stone, organic toiletries, and fair-trade linen

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    Punch Bowl Inn

    This affordable hotel has nine romantic rooms that feel like home, only better, with exposed beams, plum-hued walls, deep rolltop baths, and freshl

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    Holbeck Ghyll

    Overlooking Lake Windermere and the hills, this cozy 19th-century hunting lodge is full of traditional English touches: oak paneling, wing chairs,

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    Gilpin Lodge

    This family-run Victorian hotel has added six new garden suites that have a bit more privacy than the 14 rooms in the main house. The suites’ bathr

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    L'Enclume

    Since the opening of this great value hotel in 2002, chef-owner Simon Rogan’s inventive cooking has quietly grown in acclaim, culminating in a Mich

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    Dove Cottage

    Wordsworth’s home is now a museum with original manu-scripts by the poet as well as a vast collection of watercolor paintings from the 19th-century

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