North Lakes Spa

All guests at Monkhouse Hill have full free-of-charge access to the superb leisure facilities at the exclusive North Lakes Spa in Penrith, about fifteen minutes drive from the cottages.


The facilities include a 13 metre flat-deck swimming pool for both exercise swimming and family fun, with an adjacent shallow paddling pool. To relieve any stresses of the holiday there is also a large steam room, a hot whirlpool spa and twin Finnish saunas. Both changing rooms are newly refurbished to a very high specification.


Alongside the pool area is a coffee lounge with newspapers.


Exercise enthusiasts will find one of the Cumbria's best equipped gymnasiums, with the latest state of the art cardiovascular, resistance and free weight equipment. Qualified instructors are on-hand if required.

A wide range of group fitness classes, from Pilates or Swiss Ball to Spinning or Body Combat, take place throughout the week (classes are chargeable). See here for the current class timetable.


The Spa also has a rather special Treatment Area where you can indulge in a stunning range of facial, aromatherapy, body wrap, waxing, tanning and manicure treatments. More specialist treatments, various taster experiences and a selection for gentlemen are included. Follow this linkto the Spa Treatment web page for more detail, and contact details toenquire about and book treatments before you arrive. These services are chargeable.


The AA 4-star North Lakes Hotel, of which the Spa is part, is of modern construction to a hunting lodge style, and has a range of restaurants and bars for a light snack or a meal after having been invigorated and/or exhausted by your visit. Cumbrian inspired dishes feature regularly on the menus. The main restaurant, is an ideal option should you wish to celebrate an event in style during your stay.