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23 rooms from £260 per night

“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.”

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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.”

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
  • Active Holiday
  • Walkers and ramblers bring your wellies and explore this stunning part of the country.
  • Total relaxation
  • Unwind in Victorian English style with pampering suites overlooking Lake Windermere, spa services and impeccable service.
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Facilities

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

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • Unwind in the steam and sauna rooms after a health spa treatment of your choosing.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Take a helicopter tour of the picturesque Lake District, a totally unique experience.
  • 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.
  • Tennis
  • Tennis courts avaliable for guests to use at their own leisure.

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Other Reviews

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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23 rooms from £260 per night

Hotel Overview

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

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