• Traditional country house charm
  • Majestic views of Lake Windermere
  • Excellent range of treatments at Spa & Vital Health centre
  • Extensive private gardens
  • Elegant restaurant serving modern British cuisine, with peerless Windermere views
  • Free WiFi internet throughout the hotel
  • Ideal venue for events, celebrations, meetings and conferences

All you need to know

Eating and Drinking

The Restaurant at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa has an award-winning menu, with expertly created modern British food. Enjoy impressive lake and fell views from your table, or relax in the Terrace Lounge & Cocktail Bar with an afternoon tea or speciality coffee.


Entertainment is largely seasonal, but the location is convenient for enjoying all the amenities of Windermere town centre and the wider Central Lake District.

Swimming Pools

The hotel has a 20 metre heated swimming pool as part of a relaxing spa environment.

Spa and Wellness

Escape the pace of day to day life with a sensuous spa, staffed by a team of trained experts to help you relax and unwind. Treatments range from massages to manicures, all with luxury Elemis products.

Sports and Fitness

Keep on top of your workout schedule at the gym, furnished with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment. Personal trainers are also on hand to maximise your training. Out on the lake there are a good selection of water sports facilities available.

For Kids

Before 10am and after 7pm, the swimming pool is not open to children – to give adults the opportunity to enjoy a peaceful break.


The hotel is ideally placed for exploring the diverse activities on offer around Lake Windermere and the wider area. Fishing is a particularly popular pursuit for many guests.

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