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What We Love

  • A sleek, contemporary stay in a Laura Ashley-styled and owned Lake District hotelStaying right on the shores of the legendary Lake Windermere
  • Total immersion in elegant and quintessentially rural-British Laura Ashley style
  • Feeling all Jane Austen and breathy in the exquisitely pretty drawing room
  • Breathing in the freshest of Windermere air and drinking in the lush greenery and lake views

What To Know

  • Onsite parking is ample but when the hotel is fully booked or hosting a function, it can be hard to find a spot
  • There are multiple drawing rooms for relaxing before or after meals
  • Free WiFi works well


  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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True period romance in a charming Laura Ashley hotel on Lake Windermere, with breakfast plus an optional three-course dinner


With a stay at Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield in Windermere (Bowness-on-Windermere), you’ll be minutes from World of Beatrix Potter and close to Lake District National Park. This 4-star hotel is within the region of Hill Top and Dove Cottage.


Make yourself at home in one of the 62 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Enjoy recreational amenities such as a sauna and a fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and a picnic area.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. English breakfasts are available daily from 8 AM to 10 AM for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. This hotel has 4 meeting rooms available for events. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield
Kendal Road
Windermere, LA23 3EL United Kingdom


4.0 Very Good 1734 Reviews
Wonderful hotel, great position
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Belsfield Hotel, located on the bank of Lake Windermere, if a lovely hotel with good facilities and very helpful, friendly staff.
We all know the weather on the Lakes can be trying (no such thing as bad weather, just wrong clothes for the weather) but this hotel and its prime location allow you to sit and overlook the lake during the changing conditions.
We loved our stay, nice room, good food and well stocked bar!

Two Day Break
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed at The Belsfield for a couple of days for my Birthday. The Hotel is in a prime position right opposite the pier for boats and cruises. The repception staff were very helpful and we were upgraded which from the bedroom overlooked the lake a great view. This is a grand old building with mature grounds. The first meal we ate in the resturant and had a lovely meal. The breakfast was a cold buffet or order something off the menu. The staff were very friendly especially the reception lady that went out of her way to organise my wife to see somebody for she had got a festering on one of her fingures, she rung the hospital out emergencey and they fitted us in excellent service.
We were looked after though out our stay icluding our cleanig lady well done to all.
There are a few areas that need some maintenance attention as you would expect with a old building

Weekend Break
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stayed at The Belsfield for my husbands birthday. Hotel is in a prime location right next to the pier for the lake cruises. A grand old building set in beautiful grounds. When there is a wedding booked, it can get very busy. We ate at the Brasserie on a half board basis. Lovely food, especially the cheese soufflé 😋
Go to breakfast early and sit in the bay window for views over the lake, or upgrade to lake view room. We stayed in a Classic room which was warm, clean and comfortable.
All members of staff were friendly and welcoming, despite being busy. Would visit again and next time book a lake view room

30th anniversary
Reviewed 3 days ago


We stayed here for our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. On arrival we were told we had been upgraded and there were chocolates and a card waiting for us. We had food both in the brasserie and the restaurant both of which were superb. Breakfast was vast with lots of choice. The whole hotel is exquisite but what makes it is the staff. They were all friendly and efficient and couldn't do enough for guests. I would definitely recommend to anyone. Get a room with a view if you can it makes the whole trip.

A wonderful weekend break.
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I have just had a long weekend here. The check in was a really nice experience and they insisted that they take our bags to our room for us, a nice start. The hotel itself is a wonderful old building that has been restored and fitted out with Laura Ashley furnishings so is to a high standard. We had a lake view room that was a generous size and well decorated with everything you could need, tea, coffee, biscuits, tissues, toiletries and a jar of sweets. The bathroom was great with underfloor heating and a rainfall shower. A nice touch was a removable shower attachment for hair washing etc. acomplemented by modern fittings and a large heated towel rail. A handy nightlight was a nice touch so no fumbling around in the dark in the early hours. The meals were good quality and server by the most attentive staff I have met. Service throuought the hotel was faultless. With this being a listed building most of the windows are sash so do rattle in high winds but a simple piece of tissue wedged in soon cured that. The only slight minus was that the bathroom extraction system could not be turned off so it could be a little noisy at night unless you close the bathroom door all the time. If you want a nice experience, give it a try. Not the cheapest place we have stayed but by far the best.