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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


Lovely stay in Windermere

Room was comfortable with 4 poster bed and spa bath.
Breakfast was very nice and staff were very friendly and helpful.
Ideal location situated between Windermere and Bowness.
Parking at the hotel is free.

Lovely. But....

Had one of the luxury rooms with Spa bath, also added a couple of extras as it was our anniversary, which was executed excellently by the team. The room was really nice as was the bathroom / spa bath which we took full advantage of. Breakfast was good, staff friendly, 2 minute walk into Windermere and 15 minutes walk to Bowness, perfect, well almost........

Very noisy, especially when there are inconsiderate people in the next room!
The walls are not very thick so you can hear everything and on our second night in particularly the people next door were loud and had a total disregard for anyone else and even decided to have a Spa bath at 2300 hours and beyond the noise was relentless and ruined what was a nice stay!

Stunning property cant wait to return

The rooms where fabulous, very big and spotless. Made even better with jaccuzi baths, great heating so was never cold which is perfect after a long day walking around. Could not fault breakfast plus staff where all so friendly. Perfect for our family weekend for a 60th birthday. Lounge room was perfect for us with a child in the group.