'The Antidote to a chain hotel'

Nestled in the heart of the English Lake District Victorian House provides the perfect antidote to chain hotel fatigue! Think cosy nights in the snug with a glass of red, kicking your boots off after a day of exploring and sinking into the sofa with a great book. Be sure to enjoy our complimentary homemade soup, served daily with superb local sourdough, yum!



Due to the rise in covid cases and many of our team members unfortunately taken unwell or isolating we have taken the decision to provide our breakfast as a takeaway option from Monday 10th January until further notice. We will ensure your order is taken on arrival at the hotel and with a menu available to view.

We have taken this decision to protect the safety of our guests and will continue to  review the situation.

Thank you for your continued support, we hope to be providing a normal service again soon. 

Kind regards,

The Victorian House Team 

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Please Note: Victorian House will be closed from Tuesday 21st December until Tuesday 28th December.


Our rooms are as  individual as our guests so whether you’re escaping the city with your significant other or planning an adventure packed family weekend ( with your four-legged friend of course!) you can be sure to find a room that is as unique as you and your plans for the lakes.

Food and Drink

Our Garden Room is a laid-back space to relax and refuel. Enjoy our informal service with some of the best artisan spirits, craft beers and wines Cumbria has to offer. Sink into our handpicked chairs with our winter bites or sprawl into our cosy snug in your slippers with a warming tipple!

Shepherd’s Hut

The Shepherds Hut provides a rustic retreat, the perfect hideaway to escape the noise of everyday life. From craftsmanship of humble beginnings our Shepherds Hut has since been transformed, no scrimping on home comforts or style to see here!

Complete with a luxury bathroom with a vintage roll top tub, luxury bedding throughout and statement glass doors backing onto your private riverbank views.


Local Area

Located in the idyllic village of Grasmere, Victorian House provides a central base to explore the delights of the Lake District. From quaint local shops, galleries and museums to action packed adventure days. Surround yourself with beauty in one of the worlds most spectacular heritage sites.

Don’t worry, you’re in the right place!

If you haven’t heard already, The Oak Bank is now Victorian House Hotel. We’ve had a bit of a makeover, but we’re still in the same beautiful location; we look forward to welcoming you soon!

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Please let us know if there’s anything else you wish to discuss or whether you require childrens beds, have any dietary requirements or need a dog friendly room.