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Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel

Mountain hotel in Windermere with spa and restaurant

  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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8.8.Fabulous.
  • Simply gorgeous views. Staff exceptionally welcoming.

    Jun 27, 2019

  • The hotel was in a lovely location and the room had a great view. Everything was really…

    Aug 29, 2020

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Guests rated location

Quiet
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 30 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Business center

What’s around

  • Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre - 22 min walk
  • Townend - 27 min walk
  • Ambleside Pier - 28 min walk
  • White Platts Recreation Ground - 45 min walk
  • Armitt Museum and Gallery - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Stock Ghyll Force - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Room, Lake View
  • Double Room, Hill View

Location

  • Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre - 22 min walk
  • Townend - 27 min walk
  • Ambleside Pier - 28 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre - 22 min walk
  • Townend - 27 min walk
  • Ambleside Pier - 28 min walk
  • White Platts Recreation Ground - 45 min walk
  • Armitt Museum and Gallery - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Stock Ghyll Force - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Orrest Head - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Lake Windermere - 0.6 mi / 1 km
  • World of Beatrix Potter - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Lake District National Park - 8 mi / 12.9 km
  • Wansfell Pike - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km

Getting around

  • Manchester Airport (MAN) - 94 min drive
  • Windermere Station - 9 min drive
  • Staveley Station - 16 min drive
  • Burneside Station - 20 min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

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

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (8 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • 1 per room
  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

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
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 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

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

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

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Spa

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.

Dining

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

Recreation

On Site

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Nearby

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

Small print

Also known as

  • Ghyll House
  • Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel Hotel
  • Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel Windermere
  • Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel Hotel Windermere
  • 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
  • Holbeck Ghyll Hotel Windermere

Optional extras

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

Service animals exempt from fees

Policies

For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact 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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: GBP 100 per stay

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.

FAQs

  • Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of GBP 25 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, Holbeck Ghyll Restaurant offers British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Stiles (2.6 mi), Fellinis (2.6 mi), and Matthew's Bistro (2.6 mi).
  • Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy other amenities such as a sauna and a steam room. Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel also has a picnic area and a garden.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 6.0.Good

    Overall disappointing & I wouldn’t rush back

    Starting with the positives, the hotel itself is amazing and is very impressive to look around and drive up to. The views on a clear day would have be incredible (it was very cloudy during our stay) and it’s in a perfect location for anyone that wants to do walks out of Ambleside. Unfortunately however there were several disappointing things about our stay. 1. The food was the biggest let down. Given it’s known for its food reputation we had some of the most overpriced and undercooked food I’ve ever eaten. The staff seemed unfamiliar with everything and as a result got orders wrong or forgot things. One evening a couple hadn’t even had their starters by the time we were being offered coffee. It was the same at breakfast and overall I got the impression that the kitchen and waiting staff were not in their usual comfort zones. 2. Whilst the rooms were very beautiful with old features there were again disappointing aspects. The floor had bits of old crisps where it hadn’t been cleaned properly from the previous guests. They had forgot to top up the tea and coffee supplies and the bed was just 2 singles pushed together. Overall it was a nice stay but not the trip we had built our hopes up for. Given the cost of the hotel and the food we eat both resulted in being very overpriced and I certainly wouldn’t rush back given all the other amazing places you can stay in the lakes.

    2 night trip, Jul 22, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Staff were excellent very friendly & helpful no fault there. Unfortunately the room was disappointing, needs updating & refreshed there were obvious signs of repair needed. Facilities were not up to 4* standard, tv was tiny, milk in room was out of date, had to boil kettle on the floor & we had no hot water for a shower in the morning. Food was restricted given the pandemic but the menu choices were poor & very overpriced, £16 for caesar salad £5.75 for a small bottle of beer! Last but not least the breakfast, again due to the pandemic this was a ‘light’ continental breakfast brought to your room. I left hungry, small bag of cereal, tiny pastry, some fruit & a yoghurt pot which had separated & was inedible. The room rate was £183 including breakfast, extremely expensive for what we got & sad to say I will not return & wouldn’t recommend the hotel.

    Stacey, 1 night romance trip, Jul 4, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Evening food excellent, location fabulous, staff excellent

    1 night family trip, Mar 14, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Ruined our weekend

    The room was suppose to be the best in the hotel but it was freezing and very rundown. There was now hot water for a bath or shower.if you wanted a tea or coffee you couldn’t plug the kettle in unless you put the kettle on the floor as the flex wasn’t long enough, the curtains were falling off the curtain rails and you couldn’t close the bathroom window The next day the water was still not warm enough to shower. On asking to see the manager I was told he was to busy. Rubbish reaction to all problems very poor and at close on £350 per night I certainly won’t be going back.

    Anthony, 1 night trip, Jan 18, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    This is a beautiful hotel in a location with fabulous views, the staff were excellent, helpful and friendly, the room was superb. The food in the restaurant was good but not exceptional for the relatively high price and with a rather limited choice.

    1 night romance trip, Dec 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Delightful Amazing Wonderful Peaceful Stunning....

    1 night romance trip, May 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff were very friendly and helpful nothing was too much trouble and the view from the hotel is postcard perfect.

    3 night romance trip, May 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Superb location for viewing the Fells

    Brilliant location for just watching the weather pass over the Langdale fells. Beautiful breakfast and top class service.

    Lawrence, 2 night trip, Mar 15, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely night away!

    The room was lovely and spacious, clean and warm. The reception staff were lovely and welcoming and offered to assist was bags etc. The Breakfast was delicious and couldn't of asked for anything more. We used the Hot Tub in storm Gareth but did rush inside for a hot bubble bath after :)

    Danielle, 1 night romance trip, Mar 15, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    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!

    1 night romance trip, Feb 25, 2019

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