News & Information


We would like you to enjoy and make the most of your time at Brunt House. We have selected below some of our favourite activities, restaurants and special treats. Feel free to contact them directly, or if you woukd like a little help, we would be delighted to book restaurants, spa treatments or even your own personal chef for to cook a meal for a special occasion at the house.

Just contact us at with your requirements. Please plan ahead; many of the best restaurants are booked up weeks or even a couple of months ahead in the season.


Great Activities  
OB SailingNeil or Yvonne07836 525992 or 015395 52338
Ark SailingIan Shirra or Matt Nield015394 45256 or 07899 653135
Private Yacht Charter  
Lake District boat charterAlan Mumford07717 207 583
Boating & Bike Hire  
Coniston Boating Centre+ Bike HireBook online015394 41366
Horse Riding  
Bigland Hall Equestrianbookings@biglandhall.com015395 30333
Spoon Hall Trekking Centre, ConistonEdith & Stephen015394 41391
Windermere Golf ClubBook online015394 43123
Tennis & Squash  
Coniston & District Tennis ClubMarie015394 41812
Parklands Country Club (Squash)015394 4221108700 468645
Fishing in the Lake WADAA
Ruskin 015394 41164
Lake Launch  
Coniston LaunchBook online01768 775753
Adrenalin Fuelled Activities  
Quad Biking, Tank Driving, Paint Balling etc  
The Outdoor Adventure CompanyAndrew015397 22147
Off Road Driving  
Kankku Off Road Driving 47414
Outdoor Forest Adventure  
Go Ape Grisedale or Whinlatter ForestsBook Online0845 643 9215
Balloon Rides  
Pendle & Cumbria Balloon Flights 015394  47599 or 015394  46588
Spa & Beauty treatments  
Body & Soul Thereapy, KendalAmanda or Meno015397 32061 or  07881 421 316
Old England Hotel WindermereSpa & Fitness0844 879 9144
Lakeside Hotel & SpaAveda015395 30001
The Spa at Holbeck GhyllLake District Health Spa015394 32375
The Nail Salon, WindermereLydia or Simon015394 44554
Lucy Pearson Hair & Make-upLucy Pearson07974 787 111
Eating Out  
L’Enclume, Cartmel, LA11 6PZ2 Michelin Stars & 10/10 from The Good Food Guide015395 36362
Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere LA23 1LU1 Michelin Star015394 32375
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Windermere LA23 3NEContemporary British / French Cuisine015394 88818
The Samling, Windermere LA23 1LRBoutique Dining015394 31922
Miller Howe, Windermere LA23 1EYContemporary British Cuisine015394 42536
Linthwaite House, Windermere LA23 3JAContemporary British Cuisine015394 88600
The Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge LA12 8NBContemporary British Cuisine015395 31681
The Hideaway, Windermere LA23 1DBContemporary British Cuisine015394 43070
Jackson’s Bistro, Windermere LA23 3EEContemporary British015394 446264
Hooked, Windermere LA23 1DPFish & Seafood Specialist015394 48443
Villa Positano, Windermere LA23 3EBItalian Cuisine015394 45663
The Grey Walls, Windermere LA23 1AGSteakhouse Restaurant015394 43741
Francine’s, Windermere LA23 1DXCafé by day, Bistro by night015394 44088
Jericho’s, Windermere LA23 1BXContemporary British Cuisine015394 42522
Jintana Thai, Windermere  LA23 3BJModern Thai Cuisine015394 45002
Doi Intanon, Ambleside LA22 9BUModern Thai Cuisine015394 32119
Hipping Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2JJContemporary British Cuisine01524 271187
Good Pubs & Cafés  
Rogan & Company, Cartmel LA11 6QDBar & Restaurant015395 35917
The Pig and Whistle, Cartmel LA11 6PLwebsite coming soon015395 36482
The Punch Bowl, Crossthwaite LA8 8HRLakeland Inn015395 68237
The Plough, Lupton LA6 1PJLakeland Inn015395 67700
The Wild Boar Grill & Smokehouse, Windermere LA23 3NFStakehouse & Grill015394 45225
The Brown Horse Inn, Winster LA23 3NRLakeland Inn015394 43443
The Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AULakeland Inn015242 71965
The Drunken Duck, Ambleside LA22 0NGLakeland Inn015394 36347
The Albert, Windermere LA23 3BYLakeland Inn015394 43241
Zeffirellis Pizzeria, Ambleside LA22 9ADPizzeria, Jazz Club, or Cinema + Dine015394 33845
Fellinis, Ambleside LA22 9ADPrivate Cinema + Vegetarian Restaurant015394 32487
The Black Bull Inn, Coniston LA21 8DULakeland Inn015394 41335
Blue Bird Café, Coniston LA21 8EWCafé by the Lake015394 41649
The Wilsons Arms, Torver Nr. Coniston LA21 8BBLakeland Inn015394 41237
Jumping Jenny Café, Coniston LA21 8ADCoffee House & Licensed Restaurant015394 41715
Chesters By The River, Ambleside LA22 9NJCafé & Gift Shop015394 34711