In brief: A warm Lakeland hotel with a real home-away-from-home feel.
Our highlight: The quirky mystery fireplace with unexplained carvings.
Insider guide: Situated in the old market town of Cockermouth, the Allerdale Court Hotel offers comfort in spades, with open log fires, original oak beams – and, most importantly – a well-stocked bar. Prefer life in the fast lane? Allerdale Court is an ideal base for all sorts of activities, with the Lake District fells, lakes and five great golf courses nearby.