In brief: A family-run hotel and spa on the shores of Grasmere Lake. Our highlight: We love the bright decor and stunning lake views from the Molton Brown Suite. Insider guide: This delightful four-star hotel boasts 78 stylish bedrooms and suites and unrivalled views across the Vale of Grasmere and out towards Helm Crag. After a bracing walk, unwind in the Daffodil’s spa, with thermal pool, sauna, tepidarium, and Germaine de Cappuccini spa products. When you’re feeling suitably pampered, enjoy fine dining and lake views in the Dining Room or relax over small plates and champagne in the chic Lobby Bar.