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Country Hotel Charm in the Heart of the Lake District

At Craig Manor Hotel in Bowness on Windermere, you’ll discover one of the Lake District’s classic country house retreats.

Its original occupant was Sir Thomas Paisley – a Royal Navy Admiral who was so entranced by the views over Lake Windermere that he chose this spot to build his retirement home. That was back in 1848. Over the years, the building has been expanded and carefully restored to create a comfortable, tranquil hotel which retains the charm and character of the original house.

The Harwood family own and manage this Lake District hotel. With over 40 years’ experience in running Lake District hotels, they know how to create breaks that ensure guests return year after year.

All the staff in the hotel look forward to welcoming you to Craig Manor, Bowness on Windermere, in the near future and hope to make your stay truly memorable.