- At a Glance
- Our Review
SET AGAINST THE SKYLINE of the Lake District's famous Langdale Pikes, Brimstone is a luxury boutique hotel bursting with blissful luxe and fabulous bathtubs for two. More like a luxury lodge than a conventional hotel, it's set at the heart of the 35 acre Langdale Estate, home in turn to the Langdale Hotel and Spa.
Bedrooms at Brimstone are palatial in size and dripping with comfort. They are undeniably some of the plushest, sexiest bedrooms anywhere in the Lake District. Each has a luxurious oversize bathtub for two that's tailor made for double soaks. Most have wood burning stoves – perfect for out-of-season stays – as well as deep sofas, individually controlled mood lighting and a well stocked minibar.
Traditional Lake District influences collide with contemporary design couture at Brimstone, capturing all the colours and character of the Lake District with a distinctly modern twist. Wonderfully plush rooms make stylish use of local slate, stone and wood, while floor to ceiling windows frame gorgeous views of the fells.
Shades of gunmetal, cream, sage green and bitter chocolate underline the rustic-chic Cumbrian theme, accented by smart monochrome prints of nearby scenic spots. Moreover all have a private terrace with a table and chairs for soaking up the view – some having a full wraparound affair. Mood lighting and electrically controlled curtains complete the scene.
Complimentary drinks and eats
Our Mezzanine suite was bursting with Wow factor. It had a huge bathtub opening onto the lounge, an easy-to-light log burning stove, large balcony where you could breathe in the scent of the surrounding pine trees, a vast bed piled with silken cushions and two huge TVs. With a wet room shower, downstairs cloakroom and huge sofa for sprawling by the fire, it was top-to-bottom blissful luxe.
Formal check-ins have been dispensed with at Brimstone. Instead, hosts are on hand to escort you to your room and valet park your car should you wish. The Reading room is open to all guests, loaded with complimentary drinks and nibbles throughout the day (even midnight munchies!) , and if you've forgotten to bring wet weather gear there's a selection of Berghaus cagoules, boots and rucksacks available to kit you out.
Great walks start at the doorstep, and guests get free use of the Spa with its pool, steam room, sauna and treatment rooms at the neighbouring Langdale Hotel.
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Brimstone was reviewed for Room for Romance by Mairiona Cotter