Short Breaks in the Lake District

Craig Manor: Where to stay when visiting the Lake District

If roaring log fires, charming leather chesterfields, traditional home cooked dishes and lake-facing bedroom views towards Lake Windermere and the Langdale Pikes sounds like a perfect place for you to escape to then look no further than the Craig Manor Hotel. We are ready and really excited to welcome you to your next short break in the Lake District.

Hotel Rooms just a 10 minute walk from Lake Windermere

With stunning views towards Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells, our cosy hotel rooms make the perfect base for exploring the Lake District whether you are here to enjoy a spot of hiking or simply to take some time out to relax and unwind. For those who like to bring their four-legged friend on holiday with them, we also have a selection of dog-friendly rooms for you to be able to enjoy a short break with the whole family.


Hosting a luxurious king size double bed, en suite bathroom and tea and coffee making facilities to go alongside your view towards Lake Windermere, our Manor rooms are fully equipped to ensure you have a comfortable stay. You can discover the full list of comforts and little extras here.

If you’re looking for something a little more decadent, our newly refurbished Lord and Lady of the Manor Rooms will make you feel extra special during your stay. Decked out with enhanced interior designs, emperor size bed, personal coffee machine and your own robes, relax in style in the heart of Bowness.

You can also enjoy a comforting home-cooked meal in our Paisley’s Restaurant where the menus have been created with locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, or relax in our atmospheric bar and lounge after a long day exploring the surrounding Lake District.

Whatever your short break has in store, join us at Craig Manor and we will ensure it is as comfortable as possible. Search our availability online or call us directly on 015394 88877 to book.

Dog Friendly Short Breaks in Windermere

We know that your pets are part of your family, so you can even enjoy a dog friendly short break in Windermere alongside your four-legged companion. We offer dog friendly rooms at Craig Manor so your furry friend has the perfect place to stay.

Windermere is the ideal location for a holiday with your pet with plenty of walks that your dog will enjoy just as much as you do, so why not bring your pup on holiday with you?

Latest Short Break Special Offers

Excited about booking your next short break in the Lake District? Whatever the time of year, check out our Special Offers page to see if you could save on your next Lake Windermere adventure at the Craig Manor Hotel.

If you would like to find out more about our hotel, rooms or our latest special offers, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our friendly team who will be delighted to help you. Contact us on 015394 88877 or make an enquiry for more information.

Things to do around Windermere on a short break

There are plenty of wonderful reasons to visit Bowness on Windermere, from the breathtaking views to the fun, varied and fascinating tourist attractions. Whether you’re looking for adventure or a relaxing getaway, the town has lots of things to enjoy seven days a week.

If you’re looking for something nearer the hotel, there are a number of amazing places to explore right in the town of Bowness on Windermere. You can discover a range of attractions in one of the countries most visited tourist towns. From treasure trails and cruises to the World of Beatrix Potter, there’s plenty of things to do during your short break in the Lake District.

Local Walks Around Windermere

One of the best things that Windermere is known for is the fantastic variety of walks you can enjoy during your stay. From short strolls such as the Brantfell walking trail which is a little under two miles, to this full-day route from Windermere to Grasmere which is around nine miles and will take at least six hours to complete.

There are plenty of routes to choose from and you’ll be able to take in some of the best sights in the local area as you explore. You can even take advantage of the many cafe’s, pubs and tea rooms for a little refreshment along the way.

With dozens of walking routes and beautiful destinations to choose from, going for a walk in the Lake District could not be more ideal. But where do you start? At Craig Manor we have planned and mapped out a number of walks around some of the Lake District’s most popular locations for you. Whether you’re looking for a 9 mile walk around Grasmere, a shorter 1.7 mile walk around Branfell or something in between, our Craig Walks complementary walking guides will point you in the right direction.

Relax in Our Bar & Restaurant

When it’s time to relax and indulge, why not sample the offerings from our own bar and restaurant? You can enjoy the cosy atmosphere in our stylish lounge while trying out a few of our tipples or sit down for a sumptuous meal in our restaurant. We have a number of dishes using the finest locally sourced ingredients so you can get a taste of the Lake District and the local area.

Make sure to visit us on a Sunday so you can try out our traditional Sunday lunch menu which offers a fantastic selection of roast meats and all the trimmings

Book Craig Manor for your Short Break

We can’t wait to welcome you to Craig Manor for your short break in the Lake District. Our knowledgeable staff will help you make the most of your stay with tips on the local area and our comfortable rooms will help you unwind. Enquire today about a short stay at Craig Manor.

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