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Private Car Park
Leisure with pool
Golf in Local Area
With friendly staff, great spa facilities and gorgeous food, the Damson Dene Hotel is the best place for a relaxing break in the Lake District.
Private Car Park
Leisure with pool
Golf in Local Area
Number of Bedrooms: 40
Parking Spaces: 50
Steps into Hotel: 0
Check In Time: 3pm
Check Out Time: 11am
The Damson Dene Hotel in Crosthwaite is quietly tucked away in the tranquil Lyth Valley. The hotel takes its name from the famous damson orchards of the area. In a good year the profusion of white damson blossom in the spring attracts much attention making the annual Damson Day festival even more of a pull.
If you are looking to get out and explore the area this 3 star hotel in the Lake District is only 15 minutes away from the bustle of Bowness and Lake Windermere.
The Damson Dene Hotel has 40 ensuite bedrooms, including 7 with four poster beds and an ensuite Jacuzzi bath. There is also three delightful family suites located in the grounds of the hotel. Each bedroom enjoys spectacular views over the Cumbrian Countryside and the hotels beautiful gardens.
Dining at the Damson Dene is a real pleasure with the setting as good as the dishes on offer. The menu changes daily and offers a wide choice. Locally grown fresh, seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs are used whenever possible. Much of it is supplied from owner Jonathan Denby’s Victorian kitchen garden at Yewbarrow House.
All hotel guests at the Damson Dene have free, unlimited use of the hotels leisure facilities during their stay. As well as swimming pool, small gym and sauna, a great selection of beauty treatments are also available.
The Damson Dene Hotel near Bowness on Windermere offers late deals and special offers throughout the year.
At the Damson Dene Hotel guests can choose from double bedded, twin bedded or family sized standard rooms. Many offer spectacular views of this special Lakeland valley.
Each room offers ensuite bath or shower room, television, radio, ironing facilities, tea and coffee making facilities and direct dial telephone.
Upgrades are available to the hotels elegant Four Poster Bed Rooms. These rooms feature an en-suite Jacuzzi bathroom, for added luxury.
Please note rooms may be allocated in the hotel's annex.
Bar & Restaurant
The Heron View Restaurant serves an à la carte menu that offers a wide choice, using locally grown fresh produce whenever possible, much of it from the hotels own Victorian kitchen garden.
Relax and enjoy delicious home cooked food surrounded by beautiful scenery.
Sample A La Carte Menu
Sample Children's Menu
Food is served in the bar from 11.00am to 8.45pm, 7 days a week.
Sample Bar Menu
A great selection of world wines are available including wines by the glass and half bottles
The afternoon tea includes a selection of delicate sandwiches, choice of cakes - fruit, lemon drizzle and carrot, with fresh scone and preserves, all served with your choice of freshly brewed tea or coffee. As an added little luxury we will also bring you a chilled glass of sparkling wine to enjoy with a friend or two.
Relax in the spacious lounge or, if the weather permits, get closer to nature and take a seat outside overlooking the duck pond and beautiful country gardens.
All hotel guests at the Damson Dene have free, unlimited use of the following facilities during their stay.
Heated swimming pool
Please note we have swimming lessons taking place on a Monday evening & Saturday day-time - the pool will still be available for guest use.
Pamper yourself in the Damson Dene Hotel Spa
The Spa offers guests a comprehensive range of beauty and health treatments in a suite of recently refurbished rooms near the pool area. Details or the full range of treatments can be found in this pdf brochure
In order to avoid disappointment it is advisable to book your treatments prior to arrival however this is not always necessary, simply enquire at reception for late availability.
Directions to Damson Dene Hotel in Bowness on Windermere
The Damson Dene Hotel is about 15 minutes drive from Junction 36 of the M6. After leaving the motorway, follow the A590 signposted to Barrow in Furness. After about 5 miles, turn right onto the A5074 signposted to Bowness and Windermere. Keep on that road for 5 miles (without turning into the village of Crosthwaite) and you will see Damson Dene on your right.
For SAT NAV: LA8 8JE
The nearest bus station is situated 20 minutes from the Hotel on Blackhall Road, Kendal.
The nearest train station is Oxenholme The Lake District, which is approximately 20 minutes from the hotel.
Hotel Notice Board
Our pool and gym are open. Due to covid19 guidelines our steam room and sauna will unfortunately remain closed. A pre-booking system will be in operation to allow us to maintain social distancing & allow for extra cleaning. There will be 30-minute slots available for swimming and 45-minutes for the gym. Please call or email the leisure club on direct to pre-book (number on email confirmation) . You can only pre-book 48 hours in advance of your stay. Please note, the sauna and steam rooms remain closed as per Government advice.
Things to see and do while staying at the Damson Dene Hotel
SOUTH LAKES WILD ANIMAL PARK
South Lakes Wild Animal Park - prepare to be truly amazed with penguins, lions, tigers, giraffes, rhinos, hippos, kangaroos, lemurs, monkeys and much much more - you will not experience anything like this anywhere else in the UK!
CRUISE ON LAKE WINDERMERE
Enjoy a cruise on Lake Windermere, which can also be combined with the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway for a real action packed day out.
THE WORLD OF BEATRIX POTTER
The World of Beatrix Potter is a magical attraction for all the family. Inside all 23 Peter Rabbit tales are brought to life with sights, sounds and even smells. Outdoors you can explore the delightful new Peter Rabbit Garden.
GO APE AT GRIZEDALE
Your chance to be Tarzan for the day - The Go Ape experience at Grizedale Forest gets you outdoors in the fresh air and above all is just great fun.
See things that swim, things that fly and things that bite! Lakes Aquarium at Newby Bridge allows you to visit the lakes of the world, along with those a little closer to home- making it a captivating centrepiece to the Lake District.
LAKELAND MOTOR MUSEUM
The Lakeland Motor Museum - a diverse and unique collection of some 30,000 exhibits, carefully assembled over a period of almost 50 years, has been painstakingly displayed afresh, alongside many non motoring additions, in fully DDA compliant, state-of-the-art premises, with a beautiful riverside setting.
The Royalty Cinema in Bowness-on-Windermere shows new film releases as well as silent film screening and comedy shorts.
FELL FOOT PARK
Situated at the very southern tip of Lake Windermere, very close to our Newby Bridge hotel, Fell Foot Park is a great, family friendly location to play, explore and relax. Sweeping lawns offer plenty of space for games, picnics and gentle walks, while easy lake access makes the park perfect for paddling, swimming, boating and kayaking.
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to local golf courses. In Kendal alone you will find Kendal Golf Course which is an elevated course, plus and Carus Green Golf Course with its recently remodelled greens. Slightly further afield you will find Windermere and Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Courses, or some something a little more relaxed there is a beautiful little 9 hole course at Crook.