This week The Times and Sunday Times revealed its definitive list of the 100 Best Places to stay in the UK.

With writers travelling from the Scottish Highlands to the coasts of Cornwall, two Lake District spots were highlighted and received high praise.

Claire Irvin, Head of Travel of The Times and Sunday Times, said: “The rigorous judging process for this year's Best Places To Stay awards has taken place against the backdrop of a difficult period for our readers and the hoteliers who clamour to welcome them. 

"Away breaks have almost never been more coveted, with annual leave, time out with friends and family and the cost of living all at a premium; at a time when the hotel industry is facing ever-increasing running costs and a recruitment crisis.

"Therefore UK hotels have an even more challenging task than ever before – offering a unique and memorable experience whilst representing relative value for money. The price points of each hotel chosen may differ but they all share the same commitment to consistency and excellence our readers – and their hard-earned cash – deserve.”

See here for the full list.

Two Lake District spots named in The Times list:

Langdale Chase, Windermere

Langdale Chase in the Lake District is the best place to stay in the North of England.

According to The Times and Sunday Times’ guide, the recent opening is a: “Classy revival of a gothic pile right on Windermere’s waterfront”.

This Victorian villa in Cumbria is wrapped up in four acres of woodland leading down to lake shores and a private pier.

Farlam Hall, Brampton

Farlam Hall is a luxurious 4-star hotel with all the charm of a traditional country house, nestled away in the leafy Cumbrian countryside.

Farlam Hall in the Lake District won the Foodie Hotel of the Year category in the national awards, with the judges wowed by head chef Hrishikesh Desai’s “dazzling” cooking. 

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Susan d’Arcy, Hotel Expert at The Times and Sunday, added: "I've been pleased to see more places taking a 360 approach to the hotel experience this year, letting their teams have more personality, being more inventive about activities, more adventurous about dining and showcasing local talent. It's definitely more fun for guests.”

The guide is split into nine regions: London, Southeast, Southwest, Central, East, North, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.

There are also winners in ten different categories; Beach, Boutique, Cheap and Chic, City, Countryside, Foodie, Hotels for Kids, London, Pubs with Rooms, and Romance.

The guide focuses on the things that matter; hotels with the essentials of comfort, great service and value, as well as personality and warmth.