Lake Windermere's first resort and still its flagship, with all-new 5-bubble spa.

You're staying on the shores of England's largest lake. Lie back, let the vistas wash over you.

A scintilla of boats cast tall spars into the water. A breeze ruffles the mirror’s surface. The masts ripple and still.

Beyond the boats, on the shore, poised against pastel-green hills, is Low Wood Bay. The first resort of its kind on Windermere, built from a working farm, it’s come a long way since 1705.

The Winander Club is a case in point – 3 floors of panoramic views, exclusive service (gatehouse attendant and personal host) and private access to the Club’s roof terrace viewing point and gin bar.

The Spa at Low Wood Bay Resort doesn’t disappoint either. A thermal journey – inside and out – is just that, complete with experiences including coconut steam, lakeview infinity pool, fellside sauna, outdoor hot tubs and plenty more besides. Then on to personalised pampering by ESPA.

Staying in the heart of this Unesco World Heritage Site, Wainwright’s walks are a stone’s throw away and the walker’s town of Ambleside is just over a mile away. Free parking on-site for our guests.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking (250 cars)
  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Health club
  • Squash
  • Spa
  • Water sports centre
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Cafe
  • 2 Bars
  • 131 Bedrooms
  • 9 Meeting rooms
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Lift(s)
  • Accessible rooms
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  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-out
  • Room service
  • Concierge
  • Safe deposit
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Accessible public areas
  • Packed lunches
  • Dogs welcome

  • Finalist, Best Outdoor Facilities – The Good Spa Guide 2020
  • 5 Bubble Spa – The Good Spa Guide 2020

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Bedrooms & Suites

Willow Double or Twin Room

Cosy and well appointed inward facing courtyard accommodation. Situated in the heart of the Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa . Easy access from the both the hotel's reception, Atrium and main hotel car park.

Hazel Double or Twin

Our medium sized accommodation. Situated in the heart of the Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa within either the courtyard or the original hotel. Easy access from the both the hotel's reception, Atrium and main hotel car park..

Hazel Double or Twin Lake View

Our medium sized accommodation. Situated in the heart of the Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa within the original hotel with the wow of our marina Lake view. Easy access from the both the hotel's reception, Atrium and main hotel car park.

Lime Double or Twin

Lime rooms provide accommodation that is individual on style. With added comfort and luxury . Situated in the heart of the Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa within the original hotel. Easy access from the hotel's reception.

Lime Double or Twin Lake View

Individual on style with added comfort and luxury and the wow of an ever changing Lake view. Situated in the heart of the Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa within the original hotel. Easy access from the hotel's reception.

Oak Suite Lake View

Lounge and bedroom. Offering additional comfort and style with the wow of an ever changing Lake view. Situated within the original hotel in the heart of the Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa. Easy access from the hotel's reception.

Winander Hazel Double or Twin

Situated on the ground floor of the Winander Club. Winander Hazel Rooms offer spacious living, contemporary bathrooms with separate shower and bath. Easy access to the Atrium, Health Club & Spa and the main hotel car park. The rooms in our Winander Club are not dog friendly, if you'd like to bring your four legged friend with you please book a room in our resort.

Winander Lime

Spread over the first and second floors of the Winander Club. Winander Lime Rooms offer additional space, many with feature fell view baths. Easy access to the Atrium, Health Club & Spa and the main hotel car park. The rooms in our Winander Club are not dog friendly, if you'd like to bring your four legged friend with you please book a room in our resort.

Winander Oak Suite Lake View

The Winander Club Oak Suites are Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa’s best of the best. Offering a separate seated area, large bedroom with seated view and extra-large en-suite. Easy access to the Atrium, Health Club & Spa and the main hotel car park. The rooms in our Winander Club are not dog friendly, if you'd like to bring your four legged friend with you please book a room in our resort.

Winander Oak Duplex Suite Lake View

Winander Oak Duplex Suites offer guests luxury accommodation over 2 floors. The ground floor seated living space offering a double shower room. The upper level living space has a large soaking bath and a private balcony with fell view. Easy access to the Atrium, Health Club & Spa and the main hotel car park. The rooms in our Winander Club are not dog friendly, if you'd like to bring your four legged friend with you please book a room in our resort.

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Food & Drink

Windermere Restaurant

Stately grandeur served alongside British-European cuisine. Think oak and mirror panelling, resplendent chandeliers and heavy draped curtains. And all-time favourites such as Low Wood Bay's herb-crusted Lakeland lamb or its much-lauded sticky toffee pudding. Pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

Blue Smoke on the Bay

If you're after a low-key, laid-back vibe, then Low Wood's Blue Smoke on the Bay won't disappoint. Overlooking Lake Windermere, the restaurant features a 3 metre-long double wood-fired grill as its centrepiece - using sustainable elder, birch and oak. There's an open kitchen, too, so you can keep an eye on your aged steak or fresh fish cooking on glowing embers. A diverse wine list, 24 by the glass, and cocktail menu - rums and bourbons take centre stage - ensure Blue Smoke's a welcome space to relax with a drink. Pre-booking is essential.

Atrium & Norman's Juice Bar

Astonishing, aren't they? Sweeping views over Lake Windermere with the dramatic Lakeland fells as its frame. A social space for guests and health club members, the Atrium and Norman's provide an informal space to sit and enjoy an artisan coffee, fresh juice, smoothie bowl, pastry or wrap. Rich earthy textures and tones with burnt orange accents, bulbous pendant lights and a contemporary feature fire add its charm.

Langdale Lounge & Bar

Commanding views across the Langdale Pikes, the lounge and bar serves up a stylish setting in which to enjoy a glass of Champagne or a cocktail recommended by our resort mixologist. Sip a Singapore Sling with Lakes Gin, a Summer Breeze with local Bedrock Gin or go teetotal with the Low Wood Bay Sunset - orange, pineapple and grapefruit juices with grenadine and a squeeze of lemon. Bar snacks and light meals are provided, too.

Spa & Health

The Spa

The Lake District's newest wellness arrival. And boy does it make an entrance… signature treatments by Berry and Birch (ESPA, CND et al), breathtaking views over Lake Windermere, and a surfeit of thermal experiences – indoor and outdoor. You can pretty much breathe in those views of lake and fell whilst being pampered from head to toe. Or just lie back and laze. (The pampering is up to you, but you may struggle with the urge to lie back.)

Indoor spa experiences:

  • Vitality pool
  • Spa pool
  • Dry salt sauna
  • Coconut steam room
  • Herbal lounge
  • Relaxation lounge
  • 7 treatment suites (1 dual)
  • Sauna aufguss ritual
  • Spa cafe & restaurant

Outdoor spa experiences:

  • Lakeview infinity pool
  • Fellside sauna
  • 4 hot tubs
  • Fire pit

Access to The Spa's thermal suite is priced at £75.00 per person, per day.
30-minute sauna aufguss ritual is priced at £65 per person.

Health Club

A Lakeland escape doesn't need to mean forgoing your exercise routine. The on-site health club at Low Wood Bay Resort provides you with everything from a heated indoor pool (50 ft), to a whole host of fitness classes available year-round. Plus, there's a team of personal trainers on hand to help should you want to up the ante.

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Infra-red sauna
  • Fitness suite
  • Fitness studio
  • Squash court

Water Sports Centre

No lakeside resort would be complete without a water sports centre. And so here it is. Low Wood Bay's is fully equipped to get you out on the water. Offering a variety of water sports instruction – suitable for all ages and abilities – and boat hire, you'll be plain sailing in no time.

  • Sailing
  • Canoeing & kayaking
  • Wakesurfing & kneeboarding
  • Paddleboarding
  • Boat hire
  • Equipment hire
  • Water sports shop
  • RYA sailing courses
  • Ski boat driver courses
  • Lake Windermere weather station
  • Low Wood Bay webcam

Book with us and get 10% off water sports activities and courses.

Winander Club

What makes the Winander Club really special is its exclusivity. Set over 3 floors, you receive personal service and private Club perks from the start, like the exclusive-access Winander bar and roof top terrace. Or the Club lounge with free-flowing hot beverages. All 29 Club bedrooms have air-conditioning and underfloor heating as standard.

  • Personal welcome check-in with Prosecco and escorted show-round
  • Welcome fruit bowl in your Club room upon your arrival
  • Exclusive access to Winander Club lounges with free-flowing hot beverages
  • Exclusive access to Winander Club roof top terrace with panoramic views
  • Exclusive access to Winander Club gin and Champagne bar
  • Private breakfast in the Club lounge served until 11:00
  • Private late check-out until 12:00
  • Access to the health club & outdoor spa facilities (pre-booking essential)

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Location

Low Wood Bay, Ambleside Road, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1LP, England, Great Britain

A591

  • Windermere Train Station (3.0 mi)

  • Blackpool International Airport (64.25 mi)
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport (80.50 mi)

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