If you want to enjoy the kind of Cumbrian views recently voted Britain's best, you'll need to check into one of these guesthouses
Rainors Farm is well positioned for the award-winning views across Wastwater in Wasdale
The Lake District beat competition from Northumberland, the Gower Peninsula and The Mountains of Mourne in County Down, to win the title of Britain's favourite view in a recent televised contest.
The winning vista was Wastwater, a narrow lake that stretches three miles along the floor of the Wasdale Valley and is overshadowed by mountains including Red Pike, Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Scafell Pike, which is England's highest mountain.
For weekenders who want to see this award-winning landscape and other striking Cumbrian views, there are a number of B&Bs dotted throughout the Lake District.
Here are ten of the best with the greatest views:
You don’t have to leave your bed to appreciate the views of Wasdale from Rainors Farm B&B (tel. 019467 25934 or [email protected]), which has three guest rooms and a yurt that sleeps up to five people in luxury bohemian surroundings. Proprietors John and Debbie Hughes offer hearty breakfast and packed lunches, and charge from £40 per person per night for a single room and from £65 for a double or from £300 for three nights in the yurt.
One of the many famous guests to visit Yew Tree Farm (tel. 015394 41433 [email protected]), Coniston, was Renee Zellweger, who shot several scenes from the movie Miss Potter at the farm, which doubled as Beatrix Potter’s Hilltop home in the biopic. As well as a working 500-acre beef and sheep farm and tea shop within walking distance of the Tarns Hows beauty spot, Yew Tree is now a stylish B&B after extensive refurbishment in 2007. Two of the three double bedrooms have four poster beds and rooms cost from £45 per person per night including a breakfast of locally sourced goodies. As for the views, it is one of the most photographed farms in the Lake District due to its backdrop of the Coniston fell range. A day ticket for fly-fishing for the neighbouring Yew Tree Tarn is also available.