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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely stay in one of the Lodges on 30 March for 2 nights - service was excellent and welcoming. The facilities worked for our dog as well. The reception staff were excellent in giving us appropriate walks. Spa great but pool would of been nice but we knew this was not part of the facility when booking. Both meals were... 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 lovely review it sound like you did enjoy Holbeck Ghyll and all it has to offer. We have plans for a swimming pool for the future along with new and exciting suits but I do hope you visit us before they are up and running? I have forwarded all your kind... More 

durham uk
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289 reviews 289 reviews
38 hotel reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure there are enough superlatives in the English language to give a fair review of Holbeck Ghyll,as this restaurant is simply breathtaking across every element of it's business. It sits perched above Lake Windermere with unequalled views across it,and the stunning mountains beyond.I can't imagine the panorama ever being disappointing,no matter what the weather or season. We were... More 

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

Wow what can I say!!! What a fantastic review. We are very lucky here at Holbeck by having such a fantastic view. The terrace on warm days there is, I feel, no where better! I am also thrilled you enjoyed your dinner with us as well as your accommodation. We all look forward to welcoming you back to us very... More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I returned to HG and stayed in one their `chalets' for the first time. The accommodation was exceptional and comfortable with views of the grounds and a backdrop of the lake and the hills. Drinks and aperitifs in the main house were a welcome start to a fine dining evening. The chef did extraordinary dishes of original... More 

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

I love reading reviews like the one you have posted as it makes my job easy! Thank you for saying what you have said about your recent trip to us here at The Holbeck Ghyll. I am glad you enjoyed one of our outside properties as they are very popular with guests also popular with our guests who like to... More 

Ede, The Netherlands
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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner in the magical restaurant of Holbeck. The setting and location is beautiful. The scenery wonderful. The food excellent. Service very attentive.Wines were well chosen by somelier.We were very happy to have experienced this great place. Recommended.

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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 meaningful review. I am so please that you enjoyed your meal with us and the sommelier choice of wine. I hope that you will visit us again very soon. I have passed on your kind remarks to my team. Once again thank you for your review. More 

Shropshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Holbeck Ghyll at the end of March for two nights accompanied by my dog. The hotel is in a superb location just far enough outside of Windermere to be able to absorb the full benefits of the Lake District without the hustle and bustle of town traffic. Upon arrival I was greeted and advised that I had... 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 lovely review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. I have taken note of your points and have passed some of them on to my restaurant manager and The Head Housekeeper. It is an AA 4 red star requirement that waiters when presenting the guest with their food, in... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having just returned from an overnight stay at Holbeck Ghyll, I am still warm from the experience. The setting, the location, the delicious food and the service were all absolutely impeccable. Everyone was so kind and accommodating and the general atmosphere was unfailingly friendly and hospitable. I have long looked forward to visiting Holbeck and had high expectations which were... More 

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

I am so pleased we did not let you down and you enjoyed your stay with us here at Holbeck Ghyll. I have passed on your kind remarks to all my team and on behalf of them "Thank You". We here at Holbeck Ghyll always welcome our four legged friends and I think they enjoy looking at the rabbits running... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think the interior could do with a little uplifting.. To attract younger crowd. As it is a beautiful building with beautiful views. Rooms are great, but the main building is a bit of a let down. Food was good, but service was a bit over the top and very 'cold' - 'too professional' if you like, not too friendly.... More 

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Manchester, UK
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked here for dinner, bed and breakfast on impulse after a previous very good stay. Was looking forward to it, but felt let down by a lack of attention to detail and service that really tried too hard and ended up with staff stepping on each other's toes. Arrival was fine and we were shown up to our room on... More 

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Bedford
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29 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Holbeck has an old English charm, the decor is country house, Andrew please don't ever change to the grey maroon and cream stripes, and over the top blinding colour schemes found in many modern designed hotels, Holbeck does it the way it knows best it takes some beating. Lake Views are wonderful, staff attentive but not over powering, Sharp crisp... More 

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Northampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been visiting Holbeck Ghyll for many years and have always felt that each visit was the best yet. Our most recent stay, however, exceeded all previous experiences. From check-in to departure, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was the best ever, both in presentation and flavour and our room was perfect with superb views over... More 

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