A hidden gem in the heart of the Lake District, The Swan has just undergone
an imaginative modernisation. Forget coach prints, expect Chesterfield
sofas with Union Jack cushions, turquoise armchairs, log burning stoves
and old school trunks with table lamps on.
Bedrooms are an oasis of divine bedding with ipod stations and swanky
TVs, as well as river views. Breakfast is an organic vanilla yoghurt with
poached fruit affair. For supper eat at the bar and enjoy simple local
food – tender rump steak with onion rings, scampi and chips. A hit.
Doubles from £99.
The Swan Hotel & Spa Newby Bridge, Cumbria LA12 8NB, United