Very Good 1420 Reviews
Jetsetter Approved
This Hotel meets our standards
This hotel meets our standards, but we haven't stayed yet


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
Disclaimer: This content was accurate at the time the hotel was reviewed. Please check our partner sites when booking to verify that details are still correct.
tree bench park grass flower wooden empty Garden cottage plant surrounded bushes



Located in Lakes, Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel is on a lake and convenient to Brockhole – the Lake District Visitor Centre and Townend. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Wray Castle and Armitt Museum and Gallery.


Make yourself at home in one of the 30 guestrooms featuring DVD players. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have bathtubs and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as coffee/tea makers and a turndown service.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor tennis court and a sauna. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.

Food & Drink

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. This hotel has 3 meeting rooms available for events. Free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel
Holbeck Lane
Windermere, LA23 1LU United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 1420 Reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having had a wonderful afternoon tea at Holbeck Ghyll in 2015 we were very excited to return and celebrate my father’s 95th with the same delicious experience. Sadly it was nothing like our first experience. I compared photos from our previous visit which confirmed the amount of delicious treats had been greatly reduced. The savoury part if the tea was no longer well filled , moist sandwiches but several , small offerings with dry pastry and an odd assortment of fillings. The cakes to were dry and nothing special, the substitution of lemon curd instead of jam on the scones was also not to everyone’s taste.We will not be returning.

Mixed experiemce
Reviewed 3 days ago

The hotel is a lovely old building set in well kept grounds. The views over the lake are unbeatable, from our room we watched a spectacular sunset over the mountains.
Our room was large with a very comfortable bed, but could have been more thoughtfully furnished. We had to balance the kettle on a small table in order to plug it in. The bathroom is long overdue a refurbishment, cracked basin, no tops on the taps, and a bath that was almost impossible to fill satisfactorily.And a wardrobe in the bathroom.......! Nowhere at all to store clothes in the bedroom.
Canapés before dinner were very good. However we did not like the tasting menu only concept, really would have preferred the option of an a la carte choice too. We ate early,but didn’t expect our meal to be served quite so rapidly, we were in and out in 50 minutes! The food was good but not outstanding Breakfast was excellent however.

Excellent Hospitality in an Picture Perfect Setting
Reviewed 4 days ago

We recently stayed here for a 2 day break and was so impressed we ended up staying another night. Such a lovely place, the views from the hotel overlooking Windermere are absolutely breathtaking and the hospitality is second to none. Throughout our stay, the staff could not do enough for us. We stayed in the Miss Potter suite which was stunning and had its own outdoor hot tub which although I didn't think we would use, we did and absolutely loved it! I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending this gorgeous hotel and will be sure to stay here again very soon!

Fantastic stay
Reviewed 6 days ago

Overall the hotel was fantastic. Staff excellent and nothing was too much trouble. Warm welcome on arrival. Advice given on walks in the area. Food excellent. The dinner is not cheap with only the tasting menu on offer but the quality was excellent. Breakfast was also very good. Fantastic location. Couldn't fault it. Would definitely return again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Classic small 32 bedroom luxury country hotel in the centre of the English Lake District. It is situated between Ambleside and Windermere. Everything is perfect from the bedroom and all the public areas. The ambiance is quite and unruffled. The historic 19th century hotel was originally a hunting lodge. It is an excellent example of the Arts and Crafts architectural movement. A well maintained garden surrounds the hotel. There are spectacular views over Windermere and the surrounding mountains. The service is discreet and very professional. The restaurant delivers high quality fine dining. Stayed here before and will stay here again.