The Lake District's Langdale Chase has been awarded a prestigious five stars by AA Hotel Services.

Located on the banks of Windermere, the Grade II listed building has 30 immaculately designed bedrooms and has recently been carefully restored and transformed.

AA has been recognising accommodation since 1908 and first introduced the star rating scheme,  in which it rewards establishments for the quality and range of their services and facilities, in 1912,

There are five quality ratings from one to five stars with Langdale Chase meeting the most stringent of criteria.


The Westmorland Gazette: Langdale Chase

These include exceptional levels of proactive service and customer care, luxurious accommodation and public areas.

The hotel is open seven days a week all year and has a range of extra facilities and multilingual services.

Guests are greeted at the hotel entrance and escorted to bedrooms and there is a proactive table service in bars and lounges.

The hotel also boasts a high-quality menu and wine list, ‘concierge’ service, 24-hour reception, 24-hour room service, full afternoon tea and more.

The Westmorland Gazette: The 'wildly romantic' boathouse

General manager Mike Vincent said: "This is another fantastic accolade for the hotel and testament to the team’s commitment to producing exceptional services for our guests, day in and day out.

"Having re-opened just five months ago, Langdale Chase has now achieved five-star status and been crowned The Times’ ‘North Hotel of the Year 2024’. We’re excited to see what the future holds and will continue to focus on creating a unique and memorable experience which keeps guests coming back time and time again.”

The luxury accommodation has 21 spacious bedrooms in the main house, eight bedrooms in the Lakehouse and a private Boathouse suite.

All rooms provide minibars, air-conditioning and marble bathrooms – stocked with products by Cumbrian-based fragrance and natural skincare brand, Bath House.

The Westmorland Gazette: One of the food options at Langdale Chase Hotel

The majority of rooms offer baths positioned to take advantage of dreamy lake views, with some ground floor dog-friendly options available too.

Accompanying the rooms is a two AA Rosette-awarded restaurant, housed in the main building with floor to ceiling glass windows looking out across the gardens and Windermere.

Built in 1890 as a lavish private residence, Langdale Chase first opened its doors as a hotel in 1937 and houses many special architectural features, including the original boathouse.

The hotel is set on 6.4-acres of historic gardens designed by Thomas Mawson, the landscape architect behind the Hague’s Peace Palace Gardens.