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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 1040 Reviews
Full marks to HOWBECK
Reviewed 1 day ago

Lovely trip Coffee in the lounge on arrival whilst waiting for rest of party to arrive Angelica and Monica very helpful Very comfortable stay maybe not suitable for anyone having difficulty getting in and out baths for showers as no grab rails. Full English breakfasts and heaps of coffee or tea toast etc lots of choices would definitely stay again short walk to town centre and short car ride to Bowness-on-Windermere as bit of a hill walking back from there

Lovely 1 night stay
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited this guest house for 1 night, it was located it a perfect spot Windermere village one side and Bowness the other. The staff are lovely and friendly. Especially Monika. We were shown to our room it was called the Windergill. It was beautiful and clean, and had a spa bathtub.
We had robes and slippers and they had even put Rose petals on our bed. The Howbeck is such a lovely place I would definitely recommend it, there was nothing negative I could say about it!

latest review
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have just returned from staying at the Howbeck for 4 nights.
The Howbeck staff ( lovely team of ladies ) could not do enough for you. The Guest House is very relaxing, and in a perfect location of just 2 min walk to the little town and a 15 minute walk or £4.00 taxi to Bowness where there is more bars and retaurants and the Lake trips.
Breaksfast was of a very high standard, excellent quality of produe and personalised to exactly what your taste is, and cooked perfectly. The customer service and warmth of staff is so lovely, particuary Monica who we believe really wants you to have the very best experience and as i said nothing is too much trouble.
We had such a great nights sleep, quiet and the bed very comfortable, the only slight critism is that we could not turn the radiator down so very hot but i am sure if we asked it would have happily been rectified.( possibly thermostatic control would do this) ( this is certainly not a Travel Lodge having just read a previous review) , the breakfast was plentiful and any extras would have been provided as the staff wanted to make sure it catered to your wishes.
Plenty off car parking space and although narrow ok it is ok to anyone can drive normally.
Overall our stay was made special due to the hospitality of staff, brillant breakfast, comfy bed, perfect location.
Thank you Howbeck Team, the ladies are a fab team.
We may upgrade again to the downstairs extra luxary room, appreciate the 15% discount for next visit.

Retreat Suite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my partner had a lovely stay in the Retreat Suite at the Howbeck, the bathroom was fantastic and the bed was really comfortable. Great service from the staff and overall a brilliant and relaxing experience.

Fabulous stay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing more anyone could ask for.
Ideal location. Lovely rooms.
Excellent breakfast. Friendly staff.
Short stroll to windermere town centre. Less than 5 minutes.
1 mile to bowness and a bus stop right outside for the less able.