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Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere

Kewick Road, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA229RF, UK
Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere 0344 879 9120 Kewick Road Grasmere
79 out of 100% 4 votes


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  • Free Wifi
    Free Wifi
  • Disabled Rooms
    Disabled Rooms
  • Private Car Park
    Private Car Park
  • Pets Allowed
    Pets Allowed
  • WiFi (Public Spaces)
    WiFi (Public Spaces)
  • Walk-in Showers
    Walk-in Showers
  • Golf in Local Area
    Golf in Local Area

Nestled in the Cumbrian countryside the Macdonald Swan Hotel in Grasmere is one of the oldest Lake District Hotels.

Mark SimpsonManaging Director
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  • Free Wifi
    Free Wifi
  • Disabled Rooms
    Disabled Rooms
  • Private Car Park
    Private Car Park
  • Pets Allowed
    Pets Allowed
  • WiFi (Public Spaces)
    WiFi (Public Spaces)
  • Walk-in Showers
    Walk-in Showers
  • Golf in Local Area
    Golf in Local Area

Number of Bedrooms: 37

Parking Spaces: 55

Steps into Hotel: 0

Check In Time: 2pm

Check Out Time: 11am

The Macdonald Swan Hotel in Grasmere was built in 1650 as a coaching inn, and mentioned in a Wordsworth poem "The Waggoner". Nestled in the Cumbrian countryside, with views across the Fells, this cosy and inviting Lake District hotel is ideal for walkers and cyclists. With open sunny vistas in summer and blazing log fires in winter, it's the ideal base for exploring the wonders of the Lake District National Park.

After taking in the beautiful scenery that surrounds the Macdonald Swan Hotel enjoy retiring to a traditionally - furnished, comfortable en-suite bedroom.

Relax at the Swan Hotel with a delicious meal in the AA Rosette award Waggoner’s restaurant or enjoy the convivial atmosphere of the Walkers' Bar.

For a relaxing day out visit the extensive leisure facilities at the Swan’s sister hotel, the Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa on Lake Windermere.

The Macdonald Swan Hotel in Grasmere offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year



tick TV
tick Satellite (Rooms)
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Iron/Board
tick Toiletries
tick Hairdryer
tick Telephone
tick Room Service
tick Cots Supplied
tick Ground Floor Rooms
tick Wifi
tick Walk In Showers

Follow in the footsteps of figures like Sir Walter Scott and William Wordsworth. Spend the night at the historic Macdonald Swan Hotel in Grasmere. You'll enjoy comfortable rooms with plenty of character. After a long day out walking the fells, take off your boots in the drying room and enjoy some well-earned rest in your large comfortable bed.

Upgrade to an Executive Room, some with views over the garden, or treat yourself to a Feature or Four Poster room with canopied bed. Interconnecting rooms are available, as are family rooms, which can accommodate two adults and two children under 12.

The Swan Hotel also has a ground floor accessible bedroom. All rooms are located on the first and second floor of the hotel.

After your day exploring the Lake District, relieve tired muscles with a long soak in your bathtub. Watch TV from the comfort of your bed, then sleep soundly in a comfortable Classic Room at our historic Macdonald Swan Hotel. Dogs are allowed in the Classic bedrooms at a small nightly fee.

Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted in Executive or Feature Room.

With all the features of a Classic bedroom, most of Macdonald Swan Hotel's newly refurbished Executive bedrooms offer breath-taking views across the surrounding countryside.

Your visit to the Lake District will be even more memorable with a stay in one of Macdonald Swan Hotel's Feature bedrooms which have been beautifully refurbished as part of a £350,000 transformation. Each with its own very unique character, these spacious rooms offer simply stunning views of either the nearby garden or fells. After a day exploring the local surroundings, ease weary legs in the large bath or relax in the new walk-in shower.
· Complimentary water
· Bathrobes and slippers
· Complimentary sweets
· Complimentary magazines
· Canapés and Prosecco on arrival

The comfortable Classic accessible bedroom is located on the ground floor of the main hotel with twin beds or a king-sized double bed. This room also has a wet room, hanging alarm strings, wider doors and grab rails in the bathroom.

Family Rooms and Upgrades are available on request only at the Macdonald Swan Hotel. Please call 01357 529 129 to book.
Classic Britain's children’s rates do not apply for Family rooms at the Swan Hotel. Children’s Rates are:
0 - 4 year: Free of Charge pays for meals as taken.
5 - 12 years: £15 per child per night Bed & Breakfast. (All other meals are paid for as taken)

Bar & Restaurant

At the Macdonald Swan Hotel in Grasmere the freshest, seasonal ingredients are sourced from the British larder. The menus feature an ever-growing selection of organic food and drink. Dine on traditional Lakeland favourites with a modern twist in the welcoming Waggoner's Restaurant.

For a more relaxed dining experience, unwind in the comfortable Green Lounge with tea or coffee, a light meal and sumptuous dessert. Rest your eyes on the views across the garden and over to Helm Crag.

The Waggoner's Rest
There's a very special dining atmosphere in the Waggoner's Restaurant. After a pre-dinner drink in the Walkers' Bar, enjoy a candlelight meal of tempting British dishes, made with the freshest, seasonal produce including temptations like slow-braised wild rabbit and leek stew with new potatoes and chive dumplings. In the morning, set yourself up for the day with a delicious, hearty breakfast.

Sample a la carte menu

Sample Gluten free menu

· Dress code: smart casual
· Accompanied children welcome
· Children's menu available
· Special dietary requirements catered for

Due to the popularity of Waggoner's Rest, we advise you to book your table in advance.

Continental - £12.50
Full - £17.50
· 8am-10am (Daily)


· 6pm-9pm (Daily)

Walkers' Bar
With its deep red walls and wooden floor, the Walkers' Bar is a relaxed haven for walkers and locals alike. Sit by the open fire for a comforting plate of homemade fish pie or wild rabbit stew from the traditional British menu. Enjoy the bar's genial atmosphere and admire stunning views over Helm Crag and Seat Sandal. On fine days, soak up the sunshine in the secluded beer garden.
Opening times

Sample a la carte menu

Sample afternoon tea menu

· 11am-11pm (Mon-Sat)
· 11am-10.30pm (Sun)
· Hot and cold meals served between 12pm and 9pm
· Late bar only by prior arrangement
· Food and drink served all day in beer garden, weather permitting

Begin your day with a pot of English Breakfast tea in the refined surroundings of the Macdonald Swan Hotel's Cygnet Room. Later, sink into one of the Green Lounge's wing-backed armchairs with a glass of the local cask ale and admire the paintings by local artist, Judy Boye. After a long morning walk across the fells, it's a good stop for a well-deserved lunch or after-dinner nightcap.

Sample lounge bar menu


tick Fitness Suite
tick Beauty Treatments
tick Indoor Heated Swimming Pool

Guests to the Macdonald Swan Hotel receive complimentary use of the leisure facilities at the Macdonald Old England Hotel in Windermere.

The Old England Hotels Facilities Include:
· State of the art Technogym
· 20-metre heated swimming pool
· Sensuous spa
· Expert therapists
· Open Mon-Fri: 7am-10pm / Sat & Sun: 8am-9.30pm
· Adults only 7am-10am & 7pm-10pm

Location & Directions

Directions to Macdonald Swan Hotel in Grasmere

On Keswick Road

10 miles from Windermere Station

98 miles from Manchester Airport

Notice Board

Hotel Notice Board

Please refer to Bedroom description for details on bookings for Families at the Macdonald Swan Hotel.
Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Horse Riding
tick Nature Reserves
tick Sailing
tick Cycling
tick Fishing
tick 4x4 Off-Road Driving

Golf in the local area: Windermere Golf Club

Mountain Goat Tours
Kankku Off Road Driving Adventures
Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
Lakeland Motor Museum

The World of Beatrix Potter



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