Lake District hotel’s brand new look after major revamp

A hotel in Ambleside has undergone a total revamp and has unveiled a brand new, contemporary look – ready to welcome Brits craving a winter staycation.

The Fisherbeck is the ideal location for a car-free holiday and focuses on family-friendly rooms, which have launched the building into a new era.

Since purchasing the hotel in 2019, owner Clark Zhou has had plans to overhaul the property and make it more appealing for families coming to the area.

Clark said: “We love the buzz and energy that families bring to The Fisherbeck. We think it’s very important to make families feel welcome and keep children entertained.

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“Therefore, as part of the refurbishment, we designed a specific space in the hotel for kids to play. We also allow kids to feed the fish in the pond, which they find very interesting.

“Our aim is to make families feel as welcome as possible so they can reconnect and enjoy their holiday in the Lake District.”

The garden terrace has also been remodelled, offering the ideal spot for people to enjoy drinks from the bar.

The 18-room hotel offers six different room types, with luxe king and super king options.

The breakfast is also something to look forward to, you can enjoy a traditional full Cumbrian or something lighter if that’s what you prefer.

View out to the garden terrace at The Fisherbeck
View out to the garden terrace at The Fisherbeck

Laura Dadaluk, manager at The Fisherbeck, said: “We have rooms that can be configured for a family of up to six. All our double rooms have ensuite bathrooms with walk-in showers and very comfortable beds for a good night’s sleep after a day out in this beautiful area.

“The redesign of the hotel is stunning, and we are so pleased to be able to open our doors to welcome guests, after what has been a tough period for the industry.

“As dog lovers ourselves, we welcome well-behaved dogs in four of our rooms and include a welcome pack with doggy treats, bowl and towel.

“We are ideally placed to explore the Lakes by bus, boat and foot, which is a great way to slow down, relax and take in the scenery while on holiday.”

The Fisherbeck hotel is a stone building, with parts that date back to the first half of the 17th century, with further extensions added during the Victorian era.

Mountain view from luxury suite at The Fisherbeck
Mountain view from luxury suite at The Fisherbeck

It’s only a few minutes to walk to the shore of Windermere and its pier for lake cruises. Ambleside town centre is also nearby and boasts numerous cafes, restaurants and boutique shops.

The nearby Stock Ghyll Force and Wansfell Pike offer stunning views for walkers.

For children of all ages, nearby attractions for days out include Brockhole, World of Beatrix Potter and the Windermere Jetty. A scenic hop-on hop-off bus ride on the 599 provides a car-free way to explore the many villages, attractions and historic homes between Bowness and Grasmere, or to do one of the many walks in the area.

The hotel is currently offering a ‘3 nights for the price of 2’ autumn/winter deal. This is only available by booking direct via the hotel website and for selected dates between November 1 to February 28.

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