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Whitewater Hotel & Leisure Club

  • Lakeland Village
  • Backbarrow
  • Newby bridge
  • Cumbria
  • LA12 8PX


  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Bike Hire
  • Conference & Meeting Rooms
  • Family
  • Ground Floor Room/s
  • Gym
  • Historic Romantic
  • Indoor Pool
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Licensed Bar
  • Lift / Elevator
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Weddings
  • Weekend Breaks
  • Wheelchair Access
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • Spa and leisure facilities 
  • Wedding packages available
  • Award-winning restaurant
  • Stunning Lake District location
  • Conference facilities 
  • Rated four stars

About this Hotel

Providing the perfect Lake District getaway is the The Whitewater Hotel which features the fantastic Cascades Leisure Club and Spa. Nestled in the picturesque village of Backbarrow, the hotel is only one mile south Lake Windermere and it's close to the historic town of Ulverston.

Whitewater has been rated four stars by the AA, while the restaurant, which provides a dining experience to remember, has been awarded an AA Rosette. 

Whether it's a romantic retreat, a walking holiday, family break, wedding or business conference, this hotel provides all the facilities you need to enjoy your time here.

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

All rooms at the hotel are spacious, en-suite and comfortable. They each feature: a flat screen satellite television, tea and coffee making facilities, fluffy towels and large beds - Wi-Fi access is also available in most rooms.

Room types:

  • Standard Single
  • Standard Double
  • Standard Twin
  • Standard Family Room (Sleeps 4)
  • Standard Family Room (Sleeps 3)
  • Classic Double Room
  • Executive Double Room
  • Superior Family Room (Sleeps 3)
  • Four Poster Deluxe Room

Special rates are available for wedding party guests and corporate stays, even at weekends. Children sharing with adults also receive a discount, while children in their own rooms are charged 75% of the full room rate. No charge for cots or children under three.


A full English or continental is complimentary for all guests and served in the Riverside Restaurant.

This formal yet relaxing dining space has been awarded the AA Rosette for food quality and culinary excellence. On hand is a team of talented chefs who create the finest meals with only the best selection of fresh ingredients. There's also a great selection of wines to complement the food.

Dolly Blue is the hotel's stylish bar and grill, and it provides an informal family environment where you can enjoy the same award-winning level of food and service as the main restaurant. 

Other Facilities


Whitewater provides a stunning location and unforgettable views for your wedding, not to mention expert customer service to help things run smoothly. Accommodation can be arranged for you guests and there's a choice of banqueting menus available.

The Riverside Restaurant offers facilities for civil weddings and reception facilities, while the terrace is the perfect place for photos.

Cascades Health Spa and Fitness Club

The Spa is open six days a week (Tuesday - Sunday from 9am) and you can pamper yourself with a range of face, body and hands and feet treatments. Not to mention a few special treats for men.

Facilities at the fitness club are free for guests to use during their stay at the hotel. Available to you is: an indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, Elemis spa, fully equipped gym, squash and tennis court, and a fitness and dance studio.

For a full list of treatments and a timetable for fitness classes, please visit the website.


The hotel has a well equipped conference room that can accommodate up to 80 delegates, not to mention a host of smaller suites. Catering is also available, whether it's small lunch or something more substantial. Please contact for details of the fully inclusive packages. 


It is hard to believe, but the beautiful Lakeland Village can be found a mere 20 minutes drive from the M6 Motorway. Take junction 36 and follow the A590 to Barrow. Just through Newby Bridge there is a stretch of dual carriageway which ends with a sharp bend to the left. A few hundred yards along the straight that follows, the Whitewater Hotel and Lakeland Village is the turning on the right. Follow the brown tourist signs to the LAKELAND MOTOR MUSEUM and you will easily find us from there! If you have a SAT NAV type in the post code LA12 8PX or enter the following coordinates 54.256213, -2.98956.



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