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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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Darlington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had an amazimg stay from the moment we arrived to a warm welcome. The hotel was so warm and friendly with cosy seating areas anround the real fires. On our arrival we had a lovely cocktail from an impressive bar menu before checking out the miss potter suite. The suite is perfect.. super comfy bed , roomy lounge and fab... More 

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ilkley
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We returned to Holbeck Ghyll after an initially disappointing experience in 2014 Most of our issues were around the room so this time we were assured that the newly refurbished Tarn House would impress and indeed it did! We stayed on the upper level in Bleasdale and the room has the best views possible of lake Windermere and the Langdales... More 

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North Yorkshire
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198 reviews 198 reviews
52 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel has a commanding position high above and over looking Lake Windermere about half a mile back from the lake shore. From arrival until departure Holbeck Ghyll treats guests to unrivalled service leaving no stones unturned in their efforts to please. Our fell view suite was recently refurbished and tastefully decorated. Unfortunately a problem with the shower meant we... More 

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Cumbria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Living quite close to this lovely hotel we decided to give it a try as a birthday present, just for a one night dinner bed and breakfast stay. We were not disappointed. On arrival the staff made us feel very welcome indeed, our allocated room was not in the hotel itself but in one of the other units owned by... More 

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

quite disappointed to say the least sandwiches not at all pretty long oblong, bread a liitle stale and crusts not cut off properly scones however very good, cakes quite nice but slices cut out of larger cakes and not much attention to detail. The place quite fadded ( not shabby chic ) needs a bit of a refurb in my... More 

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Stirlingshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with wife and another couple. Friendly welcome; shown to lovely room (Room 1) with fabulous views of the Lake and mountains. Dinner delicious; wine list reasonable if you stick to house wines - and offered a very good substitute for first choice that was sold out; staff attentive, expert and unobtrusive. a first visit - but hopefully not the... More 

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16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no other place I would choose to stay when visiting Lake Windermere. A true British experience for those of us coming from the US. My room, which was in a separate building away from the main house was 5 star all the way. Unlike the main house ,the decor was contemporary the room comfortable and the view priceless!... More 

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Howden, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was taken to this beautiful hotel as a birthday treat. My husband booked a 2 night stay. We received a warm and friendly welcome, with a tour of the facilities. We had the Tower room on the second floor, overlooking the gardens and the lake. The view is totally breathtaking. We ate in their top class restaurant on our... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time out to write your kind review. Firstly I am so sorry you had to wait so long for your coffees, it is unacceptable. I have spoken to my Restaurant Manager about it and he apologies profusely. On another note I am so pleased you enjoyed everything else and you enjoyed the Tower Room the... More 

lanarkshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well what can I say if you are looking for great view you find them but not much else I am so so sad during my stay my jewellery has been stolen and worse than that a few of the items were of great sentimental value as my son had given me for my 50th birthday before he died the... More 

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

As you will be aware, your accusation that my staff stole 5 of your rings when you were down for breakfast is ridiculous. Myself and my housekeeping staff were very understanding when the local police arrived at the hotel to follow up your baseless accusation. The police interviewed the cleaners of your room, both of whom have been with me... More 

Stoke on Trent
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch on 21st April was a superb experience. Excellent service and superbly cooked/presented meal. Restaurant building and its beautiful surroundings must be number one in the Lake District. Views over Ullswater lake and the surrounding countryside are probably better than from any other Restaurant in that area. Weather was perfect at 19* so our excellent visit started with drinks on... More 

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

I have to agree with you the view from our terrace on a nice day it is hard to beat. I am really pleased you enjoyed your meal with us and for your kind words. You must, if you can, pop back and take champagne afternoon tea on the terrace that is really special. Once again thank you for taking... More 

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