23 rooms from AU$488 per night
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“One of the Lake District’s original country-house hotels, Holbeck Ghyll has stunning views over Lake Windermere and impressive Arts and Crafts architecture. Its creative food is another draw; definitely a place for indulgence.”

“One of the Lake District’s original country-house hotels, Holbeck Ghyll has stunning views over Lake Windermere and impressive Arts and Crafts architecture. Its creative food is another draw; definitely a place for indulgence.”

Hotel Review

This classic country-house hotel not only has all the expected ingredients - grand pedigree, rolling lawns, tennis and croquet, afternoon tea on the terrace, log fires - but also one of the Lake District’s finest views. On the slopes above Lake Windermere, it gazes over both lake and fells beyond. Built as the Victorian hunting lodge of Lord Lonsdale, it retains the original Arts and Crafts details: oak floors and panelling, stained-glass panels and tiled fireplaces. Furnishings complement with William Morris-style wallpapers, brass-framed mirrors and rich-coloured sofas. Bedrooms in the main house are classically styled with pretty-patterned wallpapers, upholstered armchairs and good-size bathrooms. Rooms in the converted cottages and new-build lodge are lighter and more contemporary with large picture-windows. Although some feel less cosy, they offer more privacy, and some have hot-tubs. All rooms have lake or fell views. Views aside, the main event here is the food. Evening meals are four-, six- or eight-course tasting menus. Expect crafted, well-balanced small dishes that pack a taste punch; and do lay aside several hours to enjoy your meal.
Recommended for
  • Total relaxation
  • Unwind in Victorian English style with pampering suites overlooking Lake Windermere, spa services and impeccable service.
  • Active Holiday
  • Walkers and ramblers bring your wellies and explore this stunning part of the country.
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Recommended For

  • Total relaxation
  • Unwind in Victorian English style with pampering suites overlooking Lake Windermere, spa services and impeccable service.
  • Active Holiday
  • Walkers and ramblers bring your wellies and explore this stunning part of the country.
  • Croquet
  • Hark back to the good old days with a glass of Pimms and a relaxing game of croquet on the lawn.
  • Great walks
  • Ask at the front desk for an outline of the wonderful walks around the lake and beyond.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Take a helicopter tour of the picturesque Lake District, a totally unique experience.
  • Other Activities
  • Unwind in the steam and sauna rooms after a health spa treatment of your choosing.
  • Tennis
  • Tennis courts avaliable for guests to use at their own leisure.
  • Child friendly
  • Children of all ages welcome plus babysitting services are available on request.
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Miss Potter Suite and Ghyll Side cottage both feature a private hot tub.
  • Self catering to rent
  • Cottage sleeping five and is located in the grounds.
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets welcomed at a fee and with advance warning.
  • Views
  • Great views of Lake Windermere.
  • Restaurant
  • Michelin Star Restaurant.
  • Quiet
  • Owner managed
  • Wedding license
  • Family Suites
  • House party feel
  • Good wine list
  • Full of character
  • Artworks
  • Organic food
  • Country House
  • Gourmet
  • Retro/Vintage
  • Antiques
  • Gym
  • Historic
  • Boutique
  • Lakeside
  • Wellbeing
  • Traditional
  • Remote
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Intimate
  • Four poster beds
  • Luxury
  • Charming
  • Spa

Facilities

  • Child friendly
  • Children of all ages welcome plus babysitting services are available on request.
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Miss Potter Suite and Ghyll Side cottage both feature a private hot tub.
  • Airport transfer
  • Transfer service from train and airport by car or helicopter.
  • Self catering to rent
  • Cottage sleeping five and is located in the grounds.
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets welcomed at a fee and with advance warning.
  • Outdoor dining
  • Canapés on the terrace in fine weather.
  • Garden
  • Fine grounds sloping to the lake.
  • Views
  • Great views of Lake Windermere.
  • Restaurant
  • Michelin Star Restaurant.
  • Parking
  • Free parking on site.
  • In room DVD
  • Fireplace
  • Wedding license
  • Bar
  • Family Suites
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Good wine list
  • Library
  • Massage
  • Cots available
  • Safe
  • Suites
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room
  • Gym
  • Hot Tub
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Four poster beds
  • In room music system
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Spa

Activities

  • Croquet
  • Hark back to the good old days with a glass of Pimms and a relaxing game of croquet on the lawn.
  • Great walks
  • Ask at the front desk for an outline of the wonderful walks around the lake and beyond.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Take a helicopter tour of the picturesque Lake District, a totally unique experience.
  • Other Activities
  • Unwind in the steam and sauna rooms after a health spa treatment of your choosing.
  • Tennis
  • Tennis courts avaliable for guests to use at their own leisure.

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Holbeck Ghyll Hotel

"Inside, it's like a dream of posh, Country Living-mag rusticity, from the blazing log fire and the Parker Knoll chairs in the lobby to the woven Bergerac furniture and the biographies of Tory politicians in the sitting-room. "

Originally published by Independent (view article)

Is this the Lake District's most charming hotel?

"From the canapés served in the Edwardian sitting room to the series of artfully presented dishes in the panelled dining room, it was a seamless ride."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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