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What We Love

  • A romantic five-star stay at an award-winning hotel close to Lake WindermereThe award-winning Cumbrian breakfast is definitely not to be missed
  • Exploring your surroundings on a day out, starting with the stunning Lake Windermere
  • Using the luxurious facilities of an exclusive spa nearby

What To Know

  • You can easily walk into town to shop or dine
  • Tea and coffee can be found in the guest lounge
  • Free WiFi and onsite parking are offered
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Romance at an award-winning five-star guest house near beautiful Lake Windermere, with breakfast, a bottle of prosecco and a neighbouring spa pass

The Lowdown

Just a two-minute stroll from the shops and cafes of the town centre of Windermere, and close to the train station, the five-star Howbeck sports an idyllic location in the Lake District. Set in the heart of Windermere, this hotel is surrounded by incredible dramatic landscapes, being within walking distance of Lake Windermere itself.
The award-winning Howbeck is a fine example of a perfectly romantic, private and luxurious retreat. Enjoy a delicious daily full Cumbrian breakfast (even this has won an award for its quality ingredients) and use of a nearby luxury spa, and kick back and relax in your sublime individually-designed bedroom at the end of each day. Furnished and decorated with the finest attention to detail, The Howbeck is unsurprisingly listed in the AA’s ‘Top 500’ places to stay.

How to Get There

The Howbeck
Howbeck New Road
Windermere, LA23 2LA United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 1054 Reviews
Lovely Place!
Mrs V P

Staff very friendly and helpful , room lovely and clean , we had everything we needed , stayed for 2 nights for my husbands 50th Birthday , could not have wished for a nicer pace to stay. Breakfast was outstanding !

Great guest house and staff

We arrived on a very rainy day and were welcomed to The Howbeck with a hot cup of tea and biscuits. The Retreat is everything you would want for a luxurious and relaxing stay. The bathroom has a jacuzzi bath and walk in shower with TV and surround sound. We had breakfast delivered every morning exactly at the time we stipulated and the tea/coffee/biscuits, bottled water was supplied every day if required. The complimentary decanter of sherry was most welcomed. Overall an amazing 3 days spent in this lovely guest house for our anniversary. Thanks to all at The Howbeck & Retreat

What a treat
Laura R

We stayed in the retreat for our wedding anniversary, the room is just amazing! So private, huge bed and Jacuzzi bath in the massive bathroom! Very friendly and helpful staff also .
We ordered breakfast to be delivered to the room, it came right on time and was perfect.