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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 2 days ago
lilihu12 Kendal, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Kendal, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful setting with amazing views of the lake and mountains. The Langdales looked spectacular. The afternoon tea was served by very professional and charming staff. We spoke to 5 members of staff during our afternoon, all of whom were friendly, chatty and very efficient. As for the food...perfect combination of sandwiches and yummy cakes. There was ample to eat and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wow, what a hotel, couldn't fault anything - food, service, staff, and room all exceptional. Views are stunning across Windermere too. We stayed in room 21 (Dovecote suite) which has its own TV room and is on the top floor so nice and quiet. Huge bathroom too. It certainly deserves its place in the Small Luxury Hotels of the World... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to choose Holbeck Ghyll for afternoon tea to share with my sisters as I imagined it would be a cut above the rest, sadly we were disappointed. Firstly the trek up to the hotel from the car park is on shale paths which are pretty steep, clad in heels I would have been better off in walking boots... More

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
19 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location and excellent accommodation. Our room was technically a fell side view but we could also see the lake. It was virtually a suite with a sitting area and vast bathroom. Great welcome at reception from David who coincidentally had several other holiday locations in common with us. We plan to be back for longer

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The standard of food has declined. This was our 8th visit. The prime reason for staying here being the Michelin star that was awarded a long time ago. It is now past it's "sell by date" Hotel is now in need of a refurbishment. Would be reluctant to stay here again. Mention made to the GM who was not interested... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed with our two children for four nights in a two bedroom cottage (Shieling). The service was top notch and the food was really excellent. The sommelier (Stefan) knows his stuff and recommended a great chateau cheval blanc 1995 when we wanted to splash out. The children had a great time playing croquet and running around the grounds. The... More

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Alton, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our son bought us afternoon tea with champagne for an anniversary present. We had this on the patio overlooking Lake Windermere and the views were spectacular. Service was first class. The staff were all very relaxed but also very attentive and professional. We were also blessed with excellent weather which helped enormously.

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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in the Miss Potter suite for 2 nights beginning 3rd July for our wedding anniversary. The main building is very elegant in an Arts and Crafts manner , very much in the spirit of a gentleman's sporting lodge . It reminded me of a small version of Cragside in Northumberland and it's relatively small size... More

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning lake views, pristinely kept gardens, the staff couldn't do enough, and the room was the best Iv stayed in. The complimentary refreshments in the room was always topped up through out the day.

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

Thank you for your very complimentary review. I have posted your review on our staff notice board for all to see. It means a lot to us that you have taken the time to log on and post such a great review. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon. With all good wishes Andrew and the Team More

Warwick, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for somewhere to take my mother in law and her well behaved dog. She is not that fit so we needed somewhere she could relax and stay behind if she felt like it . We wanted Michelin starred food and a stunning view! We were not disappointed! This hotel has the flexibility to book suites or self... More

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

So glad that you and your owners enjoyed your visit to us and that the team looked after you; they do love dogs - i make sure of it! Give them a lick from me for taking the time to write a review. Let me know when you are coming up next time and I will show you where the... 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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Also Known As:
Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel Windermere
Holbeck Ghyll Country Hotel
Holbeck Ghyll Country Windermere
Holbeck Ghyll Country House Windermere, Lake District

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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Windermere #6 Business Hotel in Windermere #7 Romantic Hotel in Windermere #9 Family Hotel in 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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