|Knoll Country House
- This Victorian country house with log fires is in the Michelin guide for its local, organic food. With a Visit Britain gold award, it offers free leisure passes and free Wi-Fi. Surrounded by wooded countryside, Knoll Country House offers individually designed rooms with TVs, iPod docks and modem points. All rooms have modern en suite facilities, some with power showers or luxury corner baths. The on-site restaurant serves traditional Lakeland breakfasts and a full evening menu, using fresh local produce. In landscaped gardens, Knoll House boasts a central location for exploring the Lake District. Packed lunches and afternoon teas can also be arranged. Guests receive free passes to the local facilities of Cascades at The White Water Hotel. They include a gym, swimming pool, steam room, sauna and jacuzzi. There is also a beauty salon offering a range of treatments. Just a short stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere, Knoll House Hotel is 5 minutes' walk from Lakeside Pier. The popular villages of Ambleside, Windermere and Hawkshead are within 20 minutes' drive.