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Holbeck Ghyll Country House

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Holbeck Lane, Windermere LA23 1LU, England
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Ranked #9 of 19 hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Peter C Leeds, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I booked two lodges overlooking the lake for 3 nights and the view was fantastic, food was good (not fantastic), but the service fell well short of the premium pricing structure. It is sheer greed that you are asked to pay a £3 surcharge for ordering scallops or £5 extra if you wish to an sample an additional 3 cheeses... More

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Buntingford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We decided to stay in GB for our 50th wedding anniversary at Holbeck Ghyll's Lowtherwood house a short distance from the main hotel. It has four superb bedrooms all en suite and with TV's you can watch while in the bath! The kitchen is fully kitted out with two ovens and a microwave, cutlery, plates, cups and glasses. The huge... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights booked as a treat. Stunning location and gorgeous hotel. We stayed in one of the cottages which was a little tired, decor was v old and it smelt of wet dogs. Lovely hot tub overlooking lake. Food was excellent but very disappointed with the room quality for the price we paid.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not have an enjoyable experience at this hotel. It didn't start well when instead of the suite we had booked we were to be moved to another suite (The Dovecote) which fell well below what we had expected. It was akin to my grannies bedroom. We declined to stay in it & were then shown our original suite... More

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skelbo_11, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

We are all sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to us. We did get a plumber out straight away, on the Sunday, to ensure that you had hot water in your shower and the plumber confirmed that there was hot water. I am so sorry if my team implied that it was your fault; I know that they... More

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17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate in the restaurant about 4 years' ago and had always wanted to come back to stay and we weren't disappointed. The location, the view and the lovely arts and crafts interior of the main house were all amazing. The food is still fantastic and the staff are friendly, efficient and very welcoming. We will definitely come back -... More

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skelbo_11, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we always listen carefully to everyones feedback. The Lodge is here to stay for a while longer but we are always refurbishing and upgrading. You will be delighted to know that we are starting an upgrade of fabrics and fittings next week in all the lodge rooms so that on your return, we hope... More

Redditch, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
55 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view over Lake Windermere from lake view rooms is stunning. The welcome at Holbeck Ghyll is efficient and friendly. Our room (Jemima Puddleduck) was large, well appointed and comfortable. There is a small kitchenette, not equipped, but fine for making hot drinks. The porch is ideal for storing wet or muddy items away from the room.A small table and... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view is beautiful, the outside of the house itself is beautiful. The staff are nice. The gardens are lovely. Other than that there are some real problems. We stayed for one night and had dinner. This came to £425 plus wine. We stayed in one of the lodges to the side of the main house. It was a pretty... More

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skelbo_11, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you did not enjoy your room. We are continually upgrading (but, be assured, not with cheap furniture!) the fabric and fittings of the rooms. Luckily the owner insists on using two of the Lakes top interiors designers so we try really hard to maintain the country house arts-and-crafts feel in the main house and a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for our Wedding Anniversary and it was nothing short of amazing - the food, drinks, accommodation and views were all fabulous and I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for somewhere for a weekend break.

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Perth, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you Holbeck Ghyll, for making our family reunion for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary so amazing. My parents stayed in the hotel, while the 5 of us adults and 4 children all shared the gorgeous multilevel 4 bedroom house on the hill. Well, apart from breathtaking views of the Lake across undulating and often misty pastures of grazing lambs... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For my partners birthday I spent a lot of time looking at various luxurious hotels offering fine dining situated with a view of Lake Windermere. There is a lot of choice so I am writing this review to help others in their search. With the hotel having a Michelin star and the price tag to match there was a certain... More

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Address: Holbeck Lane, Windermere LA23 1LU, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Holbeck Ghyll Country House 4*
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Holbeck Ghyll Country Windermere
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This luxurious country house hotel is set in seven acres of private woodland and gardens, in England's picturesque Lake District. Holbeck Ghyll offers 23 individually designed en-suite rooms, most with spectacular views over Lake Windermere. The Health Spa offers a range of treatments, sauna, steam room and gym equipment. Food is an integral part of any guests stay, and the Restaurant, which has retained a Michelin Star for seven consecutive years, will not disappoint. ... more   less 
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