Welcome to Forest Side A magical retreat surrounded by the stunning countryside of Wordsworth's beloved Grasmere...

A Fairytale gothic mansion, the forest side is the fulfilment of a romantic dream. set in the magical Lake District landscape, this beautiful house charmed visitors for over a century before falling into disrepair. But, like sleeping beauty, the Forest Side has been reawakened.


Restaurant fresh, pure, natural

FRESH PRODUCE FROM THE LAKE DISTRICT If you are as passionate us about food and provenance, then The Forest Side is for you.

Fresh local produce is the underpinning of all that Head Chef Kevin Tickle and his team create in the kitchen. We aren’t just focused on what you eat when you dine with us. We are concerned where our produce is it grown, raised or reared. We are proud to serve ingredients grown and reared on local farms. Ultimately we are striving for a more sustainable and organic food chain – in other words we want to use local suppliers as much as possible.


Rooms & relax

Cosy

Cosy

Stylish & unashamedly petite, cosy bedrooms are warm, snug and relaxing
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Superb

Superb

Roomier and complemented with beautiful views of the hotel grounds
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Master

Master

Unrivalled views and bathrooms to die for
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Dog Friendly

Dog Friendly

The perfect place for four legged friends
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20 BEAUTIFUL BEDROOMS, SIMPLY CHOOSE COSY, SUPERB, OR MASTER there are some moments in life that you'll want to remember for being completely perfect

All the bedrooms have been designed by our good friend, interior designer, James Mackie, who has used the same luxurious materials in every room so that everyone can have the full Forest Side experience. Wallpaper, curtains and many of the fabrics used in the bedrooms are made by Zoffany. Paint throughout the hotel is of course the wonderful Farrow and Ball.  The super-comfortable beds have been made by Harrison Spinks, in Leeds, to an exclusive design for Wildsmith Hotels and contain over 10000 springs.