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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
warrenderbyshire25 Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An hotel that provides a very personal service with nothing too much trouble, excellent friendly staff, superb food and a great relaxing place to stay. We inadvertently left a coat at the hotel and within48 hours had received it back, by post, for which we thank them, once again proving that nothing is too much trouble. Looking forward to returning... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Thank you for being complimentary about the team; they are pleased that their hard work is recognised. It was a pleasure to look after you all and posting your coat back was no trouble at all. We all look forward to seeing you back in the Lakes very soon. With... More

cumbria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed ay the Holbeck Ghyll for our anniversary. Not our 1st anniversary as the note in the room said but our 8th. This is the only mistake the hotel made. We stayed in the Buttermere suite which was huge and brilliantly equipped and comfortable. The suite had lots of extras like the damsin gin and the... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

As always, the team have enjoyed having you and we are revelling in the fact that you achieved a number of firsts with us! Everyone, especially David and Julian, send their best wishes and look forward to when you have steeled yourself to make THAT journey once again. Take very good care of yourself and Mrs R-A. Best of wishes... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

We are so sorry about your accommodation. We do recall your comments on departure and we reiterate our sincere apologies. We do allow dogs into a certain number of restricted rooms and I am sorry to say that the dogs that were in your accomodation were particularly large and over powering. My housekeeping team and I worked hard to try... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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 2 weeks 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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skelbo_11, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the majority of your visit. I have spoken at length with my Front of House team, reminding them of the importance of remembering names, (this can be a challenge with 60 people but we do have systems in place to help staff), knowing... 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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skelbo_11, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review. My team and I are all glad that you enjoyed your anniversary break with us and we hope to welcome you back to Holbeck Ghyll in the near future. With all good wishes Andrew and the Team. 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 Hotel
Holbeck Ghyll Country Windermere
Holbeck Ghyll Country House Windermere, Lake District

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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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