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Holbeck Ghyll Country House

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Holbeck Lane, Windermere LA23 1LU, England
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We held our wedding at Holbeck Ghyll on the weekend of 7th March and took the venue over from the Friday to the Sunday. It was absolutely perfect. The staff could not have been more helpful and I had to do nothing more than hand over my decorations on the Friday and let them get on with it. Gregory, the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great Christmas present from my girlfriend!! Having never stayed in a hotel/guest house like Holbeck Ghyll before, i wasn't 100% sure exactly what to expect! (And being in our mid 30's i wondered how we'd be treated, as i assumed it would be generally frequented by an older clientele) One word though....Wow!! From the moment you set foot through... More 

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a brilliant review about us, I am so pleased your stay with us was an enjoyable one and your enjoyed every aspect of what Holbeck has to offer. I have given this review to my team as they like to see what all their hard work can achieve. Once again thank you... More 

Cambridgeshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We first visited this hotel over 30 years ago . The high quality of the food and accommodation impressed us then and we were pleased to see the standards have been maintained. Our room was in the tower - a number of extra stairs but not a bad thing to walk off an excellent meal. Water and wifi were complimentary,... More 

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am glad we have not disappointed you. I am pleased you enjoyed The Gourmet Menu and the wines it is very popular. It made me laugh when you said about the Tower room and the few extra steps but wasn’t a bad thing after the meal as so many of our guests say... More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been using the same very good,family run hotel, on our annual visit to the Lakes for more than 40 years but decided to make a change for a brief weekend break. And what a good decision it was! Holbeck Ghyll is an excellent hotel and the restaurant, for me, really did live up to my (high) expectations. The staff... More 

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your time to write a lovely review. We love to meet new and returning guests but as long as they all have a fabulous time with us that makes our hard work worthwhile. I have passed on your warm remarks to all my team as they like to hear what guests have said. I look forward to... More 

Mirfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an excellent stay at Holbeck Ghyll. The views from the front of the hotel are breathtaking. The room was extremely comfortable and well appointed - it even had its own terrace. The service in the bar and restaurant was first class and the food was really superb. If you come here you must have the lamb! This place has... More 

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay and that my staff looked after you. I have passed on your comments to the chefs and the staff. I must admit the view from the hotel is stunning we are very lucky, the view from the terrace today is outstanding there are guests having afternoon tea... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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196 reviews 196 reviews
63 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the restaurant for lunch. The outside is a beautiful building with great views over the lake/area. It has well kept gardens. On arrival we were shown into the lounge for canapés and pre lunch drinks. The mock-tails were enjoyed, the canapés were fish paste, I was told this was not luxurious and quite fishy. When the table... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time travelling to the lakes as a couple and wanted somewhere that ticked all the boxes. This more than surpassed our expectations. The views were incredible from the hotel and the service just as good! Will be looking to return at some point this year.

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you found us and thrilled you had a lovely time with us. We are very lucky the view from the hotel is stunning and shows off the Lake well. All I have left to say is again thank you for your kind review and come back soon. More 

North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for lunch only, not enough time to stay over. It was a very lovely relaxed affair, we had the middle table with the two seats facing the bay window with a view to the lake. The food was delicious and went all out and had three courses. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and would not hesitate... More 

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words in your review. I am delighted you enjoyed your lunch with us but next time you must stay the night and then you can really relax. Now the weather is getting better you must also try and have afternoon tea on the terrace the view from there is stunning we are very lucky. Once... More 

Gainsborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you for making our stay so very perfect, we married at Holbeck Ghyll on the 14th February, just writing the review now as we've just started the process of coming back down to earth. This is a busy weekend for the staff at Holbeck every guest wants to feel special and romantic of course its Valentines weekend but how... More 

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Once again congratulations from us all and I hope you are settling in to married life! I am delighted that you enjoyed your special day with us and for all your kind words you have said in your review. It makes all our hard work worthwhile. I hope to see you both soon and again all the best for the... More 

Cumbria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed overnight in room 2 which on the whole was very disappointing. Needs new carpet at the very least. Window with lake view is very drafty and the other window rattled in its frame. The bed was fabuluous and very comfortable. Quite dated bathroom. We booked specifically for the food. Dinner was a massive let down. The menu choice... More 

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