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Broadoaks Country House & Oaks Restaurant
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Troutbeck stands on the old coaching route (now more prosaically the A592) between Windermere and Patterdale beyond the Kirkstone Pass, with Penrith still further to the north. There are huddles of cottages dotted along the road here, villages and hamlets - Townend, High Green, and Troutbeck itself - and farmsteads of “statesmen”, the yeomen farmers who made a living from raising the region’s tough Herdwick sheep. The coaching age is still evidenced by places like the Queen’s Head Hotel, in the 17th century a coaching inn, its purpose reflected in the horse troughs round about, some of them with saints’ names carved into them. Lovers of the quirky will like to see the carved oak Elizabethan “Mayor’s chair” in the Queen’s Head, used in the mayor-making ceremony for the settlement. A more elevated culture is to be found in the Jesus Chapel just outside the village, a church built in 1736, greatly revamped in the Victorian era but with pieces from earlier times like its Jacobean stalls conserved, and outside it three lych-gates. A particular glory of the church is the William Morris window, designed by Burne-Jones with some details by Ford Madox Brown. American visitors may like to note that elements of this window were incorporated by Morris in his first American commission, the Vanderpoel Window in Trinity Church, Saugerties New York. Along the old road there are lovely cottages, many from the 17th century, with spinning galleries, pretty mullioned windows, and time-worn tile roofs. The life of the “statesmen” can be studied with a visit to Townend House, built for farmer George Browne in 1626, and now a National Trust property. Troutbeck is closely linked to the evolution of the National Park, Troutbeck Park being the largest of the farms bought by Beatrix Potter, so influential in the conservation of the Lake District. The 2,000 acre property is maintained as a sheep farm to demonstrate the way of life to visitors. And if visitors need something to offer a contrast to the rugged natural beauty of the area a trip to the publicly accessible parts of Holehird Gardens, run by the Lake District Horticultural Society, offers it.


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High Fold Guest House (0.08 miles)

High Fold Guest House

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PLease note High Fold Guest House is a strictly No Smoking Establishment. High Fold Guest House is a 4 star VisitBritain & AA Guest House. All ... More

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Queens Head Hotel (0.70 miles)

Queens Head Hotel

The Queen's Head is a 17th Century inn on the ancient coaching route which ran between Windermere and Penrith. This hostelry dating back almost 400 years, nestles within the tranquil Troutbeck valley with unsurpassed views ... More | visit website

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Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel (0.98 miles)

Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel

Back in 1888, Lord Lonsdale (of boxing's Lonsdale Belt fame) was so taken by the views across Lake Windermere and the Langdale Fells that he bought Holbeck Ghyll for use as his Hunting ... More | visit website
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Broadoaks Country House & Oaks Restaurant (1.04 miles)

Broadoaks Country House & Oaks Restaurant

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Broadoaks Country House is set in the little village of Troutbeck about one mile from Windermere and two miles from Ambleside. This secluded paradise is surrounded by the stunning Lakeland fells and framed ... More


Merewood Country House (1.38 miles)

Merewood Country House

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Merewood is a country house hotel of great charm and distinction set in a position of incomparable scenic beauty. Merewood was built in 1812 for the son of the 1st ... More

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Low Wood Hotel (1.43 miles)

Low Wood Hotel

Beautifully situated on the shores of Windermere, Low Wood commands views across the lake to the magnificence of the Langdale Pikes. Its setting also offers the perfect base to discover the surrounding attractions and breathtaking ... More | visit website

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Langdale Chase Hotel (1.48 miles)

Langdale Chase Hotel

The Langdale Chase Hotel, Cumbria Hotel of the Year 2001, is a beautiful country house dating back to 1890. With stained glass windows, oak panelling and a 300 year old oak fireplace the main ... More | visit website

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The Samling (1.49 miles)

The Samling

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A few hundred feet above one of the most beautiful lakes in Britain beckons a small gem of a hotel. It’s called The Samling.

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Cragwood Country House Hotel (1.60 miles)

Cragwood Country House Hotel
Nestled on the shores of England’s longest and most beautiful lake you will find Cragwood Country House Hotel.
Set in its own secluded, twenty-acre estate of beautiful landscaped gardens and woodland and with stunning views overlooking ... More | visit website
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The Sun Hotel (1.72 miles)

The Sun Hotel

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The Sun Hotel nestles in the quiet village of Troubeck Bridge near Windermere very central to all aspects of the Lake District.It is a fine olde English Coaching Inn and ... More

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