An Edwardian manor at heart, this luxury 5-star bed and breakfast has been a long labour for the Kennedy family over the past 35 years.

Guests have the choice of 14 individually designed, spacious and bright rooms traditionally styled but equipped well for the modern guest too.

Downstairs, open fires, parquet floors, and comfortable lounges overlook the extensive Thomas Mawson-designed gardens which in the summer are a true delight.

Of course, the views across Windermere and the Cumbrian fells beyond provide the perfect backdrop too. Afternoon teas including home baking are served daily and light suppers in the evening.

The family provide a relaxed and very personal approach ensuring guests are well looked after.

Rates for a single room start at $266 (£144) a night.