There may not be any hotels officially classified as being 5 star in Cumbria and the Lake District but there are certainly holiday cottages that are.
Busy Windermere and the lesser so Hawkshead and Newby Bridge regions are a haven for Visit England 5 Star Gold Award self catering properties. This whole area of the South Lakes has some exceptional quality when it comes to accommodation and some equally as exceptional places to eat and drink oh,and don’t forget the scenery of course!
Towards Newby Bridge, often a little forgotten with it being so near the ever popular Windermere and Bowness but it offers those areas on its doorstep yet at a much quieter, slower pace. There are remote properties, those in small hamlets and converted barns to choose from in holiday cottages.
The Visit England grading gives a helpful insight for prospective visitors to the Lake District on the standard and what they can expect for a holiday rental. The gradings work in 1 to 5 stars with 5 being the best and “the higher the quality and the greater the range of facilities and services provided.” The criteria of the grading system even comes down to how easy appliances are to work and the comfort of beds. It is when services and facilities are deemed even higher than this that a Gold Award is given. There are 4,536 Gold Award properties across all of the accommodation categories and the Lakeland Cottage Company have the highest ratio amongst their holiday cottages than any other agency in the Lake District.
To view all of the 5 star holiday cottages in the Lake District from the Lakeland Cottage Company in and around Windermere, Hawkshead and Newby Bridge click here http://www.lakeland-cottage-company.co.uk/lake-district-cottages/5_star_and_gold_award_properties/