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Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel, Windermere

4-star4 stars
Holbeck Lane, Windermere, England, LA23 1LU, United Kingdom

Mountain hotel with spa, near Lake Windermere
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Very Good8.4
Great location
Great room
Delicious food
Could use a good cleaning
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Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel, Windermere

from $164
  • Double Room, Lake View
  • Classic Double Room
  • Double Room, Hill View

What’s around Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel, Windermere


  • Lake Windermere - 12 min walk
  • Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre - 22 min walk
  • Townend - 27 min walk
  • Ambleside Pier - 28 min walk
  • Armitt Museum and Gallery - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • World of Beatrix Potter - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Hill Top - 9 mi / 14.5 km
  • Orrest Head - 3.7 mi / 6 km

Getting around

  • Manchester (MAN) - 94 min drive
  • Windermere Station - 6 min drive
  • Staveley Station - 12 min drive
  • Burneside Station - 14 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 30 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (8 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free valet parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Turndown service
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 25-inch TV
  • Cable/satellite TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the onsite spa, which has 2 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna and Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


Holbeck Ghyll Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required.


On Site

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel, Windermere’s small print

Also known as

  • Ghyll House
  • Holbeck Ghyll Country House
  • Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel
  • Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel Windermere
  • Holbeck Ghyll Country House Windermere
  • Holbeck Ghyll Hotel
  • Holbeck Ghyll Country House Windermere, Lake District
  • Holbeck Ghyll Country Windermere


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: GBP 100 per stay

Optional extras

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 25 per pet, per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 25 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Amazing Jem in the Lake District
Amazing and beautiful location and building. The service was excellent and friendly and the dining was superb. We are coming back to spend more time there.
Zohar, us1 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Short Spa break
The hotel itself was lovely and the service was excellent. The locations and views were stunning. However the Spa facility was not very good. The treatment area was not very inviting, a bit small and dingy. Hot tub had to be pre-booked and wasnt anything special. Most importantly we were not expecting such an expensive dining experience. It was very good but cost over £72 per head not including wine. It was a set taster menu of 4 small courses. It may be partly our fault for assuming it would be a regular menu we can choose from at the time of reservation but there was lack of transparency from the hotel.However we cannot fault the service and quality of the food just the price and lack of choice!
gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Secluded location with great food
we were upgraded to a big room with amazing view. Service was excellent both at the reception and in the dining room. Location was rather secluded but a few walking tracks at the door step.
Tahira, sgRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
return visit .
This was our 5th stay at this hotel, but our first under the new management. Our welcome was excellent and staff attentive. We had very good rooms. There have been some structural and decorative changes since our last visit a few years ago. These have been done sympathetically without altering the country house hotel feel ,which we liked, too much. The food was very good indeed .the wine list was very good too, but I think less extensive than in the past. Service in the restaurant was generally good, however our wine was not poured either to taste first nor to top up, until a final top up when the wine was nearly finished. I did not complain, however there was a 10% service charge for the restaurant and bar bills, perhaps I should have said something. Our room was above the bar/restaurant and although not too loud, we could hear the music playing below us during the early hours of the morning and before breakfast, This was enough to disturb our sleep a little.Overall we had a very good stay. I think there has been a little drop in standards since our previous stays, however the previous standard was very high to start with. I would still recommend staying at this hotel which is still a favourite of ours. Perhaps the new management needs a little leeway intheir changes.
stephen, gbFamily trip
Poor 2.0
Not a 4 Star Hotel
Hotel very reluctantly agreed to look after our bags on the day of check out (our train home was not until the evening). I subsequently found that my designer bag had been stained. I sent two emails to the hotel (including pictures of the stain) but have not heard back for two months. I've wasted money trying to get the stain out to no avail. There were also other issues regarding customer service as well. I made a complaint to the manger on the first day because the staff didn't know anything about the getting round the local area other than advising that we get around by taxi if we did not have a car. This cost a fortune so we ended up having to figure out the local transport on our own (frustrating as we were only there for two days). The manager did not ask for our name or room number so appeared to have little interest in this issue. Furthermore, the night we stayed at the hotel, there were drunken hotel goers using the communal areas and making noise into the night. When we pointed this out to the hotel, they said they would have been "delighted" to sort out the issue had we informed them on the night in question - either it was a poor choice of words or they were not really taking us seriously. I've stayed in hundreds of 4/5 star hotels (16 in 2017 so far) and do not think this hotel is up to the standard. The Lake District is a beautiful area and there seems to be plenty of hotels that offer better customer service and don't damage your belongings.
gb1 night family trip

Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel, Windermere

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