The Swan Hotel & Spa
According to James, this is 'the perfect place to pitch up at after a ramble round the Lakes, the 17th-century Swan providing a warm and hearty welcome with local ales on tap, fires in the hearth and fine food on plates. Great for cosy rendezvous or family getaways, it's like a pub with benefits - including attractive rooms, a swimming pool and a spa.'
Where The Swan Hotel & Spa, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8NB (015395 31681; www.swanhotel.com)
How much Double rooms from £119 with breakfast