Describing ‘boutique’ to twenty-first century visitors is just too difficult – so we’ve re-defined it!
Waterhead remains a luxury ‘one-of-a-kind’ hotel but it isn’t simply about fluffy bathrobes, excellent food and bespoke decoration. It is ALL of that, but so much more. #Boot-ique starts and ends with you. It’s the place you can pull your boots on, leave the car behind and go for an adventure in our stunning countryside. It’s the place where you can amble into town and find quirky eye-catching shops or hop on a cruiser and tour the lake. It’s a romantic retreat, a family hideaway or a get-together with friends. It’s the best night’s sleep. It’s a feast of hearty local food and well-chosen wine. It’s knowing that you are always welcome. It’s a team that care and to whom you can talk, or not. It’s choice. It is you.
Waterhead is the perfect launch pad for all sorts of activities, from high adventure to more relaxed pastimes - something for every taste, interest and ability. Explore the world of #Bootique to see the reasons why Waterhead is the perfect hotel in Ambleside.
#Bootique Hill Walking
It was William Wordsworth who declared the Lake District "a sort of national property in which every man has a right and interest who has an eye to perceive and a heart to enjoy” and to him, the Lake District Mountains were ‘surpassed by none’.Find Out More
#Bootique Retail Therapy
It doesn't always have to be about the adrenaline rush of climbing, hiking, mountain biking. Just as many of our guests enjoy a pleasant stroll into Ambleside to take advantage of the many and varied merchants and their wares.Find Out More
#Bootique Exploring the Lake
The thrill of exploring Britain’s longest lake by boat, canoe or kayak! Being master of your own craft gives such a sense of adventure, and it's easy to understand why books like Swallows and Amazons are still popular today.Find Out More
#Bootique Food, Glorious Food
Foodies need not wander far at all to experience the best and freshest local ingredients served with creative flair.Find Out More
'Bootique' Photo Competition
Our Bootique Photo Competition is celebrating the best of the Lake District. Simply snap a shot of your favourite place in the Lakes, make sure your boots are in the frame, and share it with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.Find Out More