Armathwaite Hall has been standing magnificently on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake in one form or another since the 11th Century.
The current owners, the Graves family, bought the Hall in 1976. A massive development programme has taken place over the years including the purchase of the adjoining Coalbeck Farm which now houses one of the Lake District’s most popular family attractions Lake District Wildlife Park which attracts over 50,000 visitors every year.
The development continues with improvements to the facilities at Armathwaite Hall which include the opening of a multi million pound spa and function room development early 2009. This was the biggest development in the history of the Hall and now affords the Hall the luxury of being the only spa destination in the Lake District. The Broadwater and Limetrees Suites have allowed larger weddings and functions and the recently opened Courtyard Bar and Brasserie offers an alternative informal restaurant to the fine dining Lake View restaurant.
Armathwaite Hall Country House and Spa has recently been awarded Large Hotel 2010 by the Cumbria Tourist Board and the Graves Family have received the Tourism Award 2010 by the British Hospitality Association for their investment in and their commitment to the tourist industry.