Standing in prime position next to majestic Lake Windermere, England's largest lake, the design brand launched a second luxury boutique hotel on Monday 28th July 2014.
Named 'Laura Ashley The Belsfield Lake District,' the hotel in the resort town of Bowness-on-Windermere combines classic British elegance with a contemporary style and deluxe facilities - together with some of the finest views the Lake District National Park has to offer.
The Belsfield Hotel has partnered with Laura Ashley in an association that has seen the grand Victorian property undergo a multi-million pound refurbishment and branded as a Laura Ashley hotel.
The partnership is a licensing agreement in which Laura Ashley has provided its professional interior design service, using its world-renowned Home collections, for a complete renovation of the hotel. The Belsfield continues to be operated by the well-known Corus Hotels group.
An award-winning architect-designed glass reception overlooking Lake Windermere creates a magnificent arrival to the Grade II Listed hotel, which dates from 1845. Views of the lake and the Cumbrian Hills can be enjoyed throughout the hotel.
The Belsfield includes 62 stunning rooms and sumptuous suites, with beds dressed in luxury Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms warmed with underfloor heating. It has been lavishly designed throughout by the Laura Ashley Interior Design Service using the company's famous fabrics, furniture and fittings.
The hotel's Belsfield Restaurant offers fine dining set against a backdrop of spectacular and unparalleled views over Lake Windermere and the fells beyond. Cumbrian produce features extensively on the menu which combines nouvelle cuisine and traditional British dishes.
Other features include: a glamorous cocktail bar and brasserie, ornate drawing room and library, and state-of-the-art conference facilities, as well as a relaxing putting green, picturesque garden terrace, heated indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna set in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.
The Belsfield is only the second Laura Ashley hotel in the world.
'Laura Ashley The Manor Elstree,' a 49-bedroom timbered mansion house that sits in 10 acres of natural woodland with magnificent views overlooking Central London just 20 minutes away, opened in Hertfordshire in July 2013. All of the rooms are individually styled using Laura Ashley products. Like The Manor, all of the decor at The Belsfield is available for guests to buy online from the Laura Ashley website.
'Laura Ashley The Belsfield Lake District' is the perfect hideaway hotel for leisure breaks, special occasions, weddings and civil ceremonies, private parties, meetings, events, team building and conferences, with facilities for up to 150 guests, set in some of the most impressive scenery in the country.
Double rooms, including breakfast for two, start at £150 per night in the summer season, with deals available from the autumn.