Locations don’t come much more idyllic than this – set on Ullswater in the Lake District, Another Place offers luxury accommodation that’s a little bit different to other Lake District Hotels…
With the newly launched ‘Outside’, a collection of new rooms and spaces expanding its guest experience in a playful and imaginative way, Another Place is so much more than a country hotel. I had the pleasure of staying in one of the new shepherd’s huts which was a fantastic experience. The new accommodation provides guests with even more connection to the striking outdoor environment and active lifestyle that draws many people to the Lake District in the first place.
In total there are six shepherd’s huts which were made by hand and finished beautifully. While small, they feel luxurious and take that feeling of truly shutting off and relaxing one step further. In addition to the shepherd’s huts there’s also an amazing treehouse. With one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, the treehouse is the largest suite at Another Place.
My stay in the shepherd’s hut was the most charming experience, amazing views and it felt like a real escape, surrounded by nature, fresh air and all on Britain’s second largest lake, Ullswater. The weather was dry during my stay, which meant we could spend some time sitting outside in front of a super cosy fire pit with string lights above us. Of course should you prefer, there’s the beautiful main hotel too. The main accommodation is within a striking Georgian house with light and airy spaces and stylish decor.
Painted in dark and rich shades of blues and greens, the colours draw inspiration from the surroundings. The decor is completed with brass fittings and lighting, modern furniture and bold textiles. There are 40 rooms in total including family suites, larger rooms and smaller more budget friendly options. In addition to this, there’s also two beautiful cottages within the grounds too.
Dining at Another Place….
There are several places to eat and drink at Another Place, including the newly opened Glasshouse, which is part of the ‘Outside’ rooms and spaces. I had an incredible pizza made in a woodfired oven here and the panoramic views of the lake are amazing too. You don’t need to book to eat here, and Glasshouse is open for lunch and dinner.
In the main hotel is Rampsbeck Restaurant, offering a relaxed setting with an open-fronted kitchen and great views over the lake. The menu offers a three-course concept, and while the food tastes fantastic, the presentation takes it to the next level. All of the dishes look beautiful, so much so that you’ll find yourself wanting to capture each course on camera before you tuck in.
The Living Space is another option and serves great food, coffee, wine and cocktails. This dog-friendly space is cosy and comfortable, ideal for lunch or a casual dinner and drinks.
At Another Place is ‘Swim Club’ which is so much more than the name entails. Offering a unique take on the spa experience, Swim Club is a collection of tranquil spaces to encourage relaxation and also provides you with the option to be active too. There’s a 20-metre indoor pool, a sauna, outdoor hot tub, cardio room and treatment rooms too. As a guest staying here, you have daily access to the facilities, but if you want to enjoy a treatment this does need to be booked in advance.
The pool benefits from amazing views, and I particularly enjoyed relaxing in the outdoor hot tub. There are just two treatment rooms, one single room and one double for couple’s treatments. On offer are massages and facials, as well as other body treatments such as scrubs and wraps. For an unforgettable experience, try the stargazing swim in the lake during your stay, and other water activities which are Led by Colin Hill. The likes of stand-up-paddleboarding, kayaking, open-water swimming, archery, pony trekking, cycling and sailing are all on offer.
The Location: Ullswater, Lake District…
The hotel stands on the western shore of Ullswater and benefits from uninterrupted views across the lake and the fells on the other side. The closest town is Pooley Bridge, which offers plenty of shops and cafes. You can get there on foot in 20 minutes, or take a cross-lake cruise boat. To drive it’s just five minutes. Should you be up for a challenge, you can walk around the entire lake from the doorstep of Another Place, but it is 26 miles in total. For a shorter but equally breathtaking walk, try the Aira Force Waterfall walk, which is a 10 minute drive away.
This property encompasses everything I love about the Lake District – allowing you to fully get back to nature. The new outdoor accommodation works particularly well, and I loved how well connected I felt to nature by the time I left.