The Wild Boar

Windermere, Cumbria


Classic room


Feature room

The Wild Boar Tarn and Woodland

Classic room


A tranquil Lake District winter stay at a cosy country inn near Lake Windermere, with its own smokehouse and brewhouse – includes breakfast and more

Nestled among 72 acres of ancient woodland, The Wild Boar is a charming country inn located in the tranquil Gilpin Valley, a few miles from Lake Windermere – the gateway to the Lake District. With open log fires and rustic-chic interiors, this bolthole is the perfect place to escape urban living and hole up for some much-needed rest and respite.

Spend your days taking long, rambling walks through the pretty trails carving through the surrounding woods, or venture to the rugged fells of the Lake District National Park. Later, retreat to The Grill & Smokehouse, a cosy haunt with oak beams and candlelit wooden tables – and excellent food, making it a hit with locals and guests alike.

Feast on hearty rustic dishes rustled up using local, seasonal ingredients in the open kitchen (share a smoked platter if you’re feeling hungry), before nabbing a seat by the roaring fire to linger over post-dinner drinks – beer lovers will be in their element with the on-site microbrewery. Throw in 34 elegantly styled rooms in a soothing palette of creams and bronzes, accented with one-off antiques and country-chic furnishings – and it’s little wonder The Wild Boar Inn was named one of the Best Hotels in The Lake District by The Telegraph in 2016.

Good to know

Parking is available for guests on-site at the hotel.

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We like

  • Taking long, rambling walks through the beautiful private woodland surrounding The Wild Boar, weaving through hiking trails overlooking the wildlife-dotted grounds
  • Sharing a huge smoked platter rustled up in the hotel’s own smokehouse, served in a cosy candlelit restaurant carved through with rustic oak beams
  • Sampling the goods of the on-site microbrewery by the roaring log fire in the hotel's lounge-bar – perfect after a windswept walk through the rugged Lake District National Park
  • Making the most of your complimentary use of The Health Club at Low Wood Bay, just a short drive away – an ideal way to fully unwind after a day exploring the lake

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