Set in the heart of the Lake District on the road leading into Bowness on Windemere, the views from the rear of the hotel are what initially attracts visitors: literally overlooking Lake Windermere - it is a sight to behold. The whole of the National Park is easily accessible from Craig Manor and Bowness is located minutes down the road. It is one of the most vibrant villages in the Lakes with everything from the Beatrix Potter musuem to cafe's, restaurants, pubs, and of course the shores of the Lake with the fantastic views.
This is small hotel and with this being a former house, all 26 rooms vary in shape somewhat. They are however of good to medium size, traditonally but comfortably furnished with over 50% containing Lake Views. As standard features, all have LCD flat screen digital TV, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, radio alarm and telephone and a local Lake District Information pack. There are also a selection of Four Poster lake facing bedrooms - available at a supplement - and a couple of family rooms.
Paisleys restaurant enjoys fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding area, including Lake Windermere. The head chef prides himself on his interesting and imaginative cuisine, mixing the best of English and Continental fayre, using where possible, local produce.
A classic Country house built back in 1848, the building has been expanded and carefully restored to create a comfortable, tranquil hotel which retains the charm and character of the original house. 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.
The lobby is small and located to the right as you come through the entrance. Staff - as ever in the Lakes - are welcoming and accommodating and always willing to help.
The English Lake District is a wonderful and unique place to visit and the Craig Manor hotel is a charming and well located little 3 star property, offering well priced, traditional style accommodation and a very warm welcome for anyone staying. Guests also get complimentary use of the leisure facilities of Parklands Leisure Club - located minutes down the road in Bowness. There is an indoor pool, gym, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room. (GW 04/2010)
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1 kms to city centre
144 kms to the nearest airport (manchester airport)