Accommodation & Bar In the Heart of the Beautiful Lake District Stunning Views Walkers & Muddy Boots Welcome

Welcome to The Old Water View Hotel, Patterdale

Situated in the delightful village of Patterdale, and surrounded by some of Lakeland’s most magnificent scenery, The Old Water View Hotel has been welcoming visitors for over 100 years.


We have six superb en-suite guest bedrooms available, all with excellent facilities and magnificent views of the surrounding area. Prices quoted are per room, per night and include breakfast. Please see our accommodation page for more details. In addition we have extensive gardens, and a range of other guest facilities. We also have ample private guest car parking space available. We have free Hi Speed WIFI throughout including in all bedrooms and the garden.


We have a fully licensed Bar, serving a  fine selection of wines and beers including our own Real Ales and Lager.  The Riverside Bar is also open to non residents. Please click for more on our Wainwright C2C Bar, and our Riverside Garden Bar and Terrace.


We are situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park, in Patterdale close to Ullswater and Helvellyn, and within easy reach of Windermere, Ambleside and all the main towns and villages of the Lakes. Ideal for hill walkers, the sailing crowd, or those simply looking to relax and unwind and soak up the views. We are also located on the famous Coast to Coast walking route, and indeed Old Water View was a favourite both with Alfred Wainwright, and with Julia Bradbury, who visited whilst filming her recent Coast 2 Coast series.

Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk is by far the most popular long distance trail in Britain, and one of the world’s great walks.

Old Water View Hotel is an ideal stop off on the route.

Red Squirrels, Otters, Herdwick Sheep are a plenty around Old Water View Hotel

People who stay with us are quite often long distance walkers, particularly doing the following walks:-

  • Helvellyn, britains number 1 walk is also on the doorstep Coast to Coast
  • Westmorland Way
  • Ullswater Way
  • Wainwrights Way
  • The Westmorland Heritage Walk
  • All Lakes Tour
  • Tour of the Lake District
  • The Lake District Round
  • The Lake District Trail
  • The Lake District Short Break
  • The Lake District in comfort
  • North Lakes Traverse

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