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Holbeck Ghyll Country House

Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere LA23 1LU England
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#14 of 20 hotels in Windermere
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This luxurious country house hotel is set in eighteen acres of private woodland and gardens, in England's picturesque Lake District. Holbeck Ghyll offers 32 individually designed en-suite rooms, most with spectacular views over Lake Windermere. The Health Spa offers a range of treatments, sauna, steam room. Food is an integral part of any guests stay and the award-winning fine-dining restaurant will not disappoint.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Tennis court
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Facial treatments
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Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
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Steph653_12 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom93 contributions20 helpful votes
We stayed for 1 night in the lake view suite which has a hot tub and its own private parking space. The room was lovely and the view spectacular, and it was very quiet giving us a great nights sleep. All the staff were super helpful and friendly (although some were very new). We also had afternoon tea on the first day which was delicious and massages in the spa which were nice. I wasn't sure what to rate this, as there were definitely areas for improvement. The room was noticeably tired; the toilet seat wouldn't stay up, the shower had terrible water pressure and there were scratches on some furniture. The other issue was the "casual" restaurant was way too expensive but you'd have to drive to eat elsewhere and we had no other choice as the fine dining option doesn't run on certain days - my partner was a bit disappointed with his meal and his breakfast the next day. Since we stayed on a midweek rate we had the room very discounted which made it great value for money and we did have a lovely relaxing time and the staff were wonderful hence the 5 stars, but I think if we'd paid more we would have been disappointed.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Jim P wrote a review Oct 2020
cheshire, uk163 contributions158 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights as a short break. The hotel is well located between Ambleside and Windermere but is up a narrow, steep road. Parking arrangements are split over a number of locations. The main hotel ( we were in room 3) is cosy and comfortable and has retained many of the original features. However this does lead to limited wardrobe space. The views from the room were spectacular. Reception was efficient and friendly and bar service was good with a great choice. The restaurant food was very good at dinner but the breakfast was disappointing. Be aware dinner choice is limited and the price is high, with no real casual option. Eating outside the hotel isn't really an option. Two issue- on Sunday night dinner was spoiled by a very boisterous and loud family of children. Acceptable to the hotel apparently but there should be a cut off at 8.00pm Secondly service was poor on Sunday and they ignored fallen food on the floor, we had to request appropriate cutlery. Without the events of Sunday night it would have got a 5 rating
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
David H wrote a review Oct 2020
Eccles, United Kingdom55 contributions2 helpful votes
We decided to return to this hotel after my last night experience just after covid this time for my partners birthday .. we were not disappointed. Craig the general manager has strengthened the team since re opening and the service again was excellent.. The food was incredible and enjoyed every minute .. relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable It’s not cheap but you get what you pay for ..
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Nath P wrote a review Oct 2020
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We stayed in a junior Lodge suite which had fantastic views of the lake and mountains in the distance. The grounds are great and the food was good. All staff, including manager Tom, were accommodating and delivered exceptional customer service. The hotel was covid safe.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
xclairebearxxx wrote a review Oct 2020
Wakefield, United Kingdom607 contributions552 helpful votes
We stayed as a couple in a Junior Lake View suite (Mrs Tiggy-Winkle’s), which had stunning awe inspiring views of Lake Windermere. The hotel was placed between Windermere and Ambleside, and is in a great location for tranquility, whilst also be close enough to both centres for their restaurants and shops, and of course the many many walks available. Each and every member of staff we met were great - friendly, welcoming and helpful ... they really were an asset to the Hotel. The Covid measures were there, but not in-your-face, just quietly adopted. At no point during our stay did we feel unsafe. The room wasn’t serviced during our 2 night stay, but wasn’t missed or needed, and extra tea and coffee was sorted quickly for us. The room was well appointed, with all the amenities we needed, including a fridge, safe, and TV and DVD player. A hot water bottle was a nice addition. It was warm and cosy, with separate radiators with their own thermostats to aid the temperature control in separate areas. Tea and coffee choices were good. Our room had an upstairs annexe via winding staircase, with separate double bed, which would very comfortably sleep an extra 2 people. We loved being in the lodge set apart from the hotel, it was extremely quiet and peaceful, and we could come and go without contact with others, which is what we dreamed of! We sat on our private balcony at night with a glass of wine, taking in the views and didn’t hear another soul - bliss! We opted for an al a carte meal the first evening, which was exceptionally good. Starters were weaker, but the mains were fantastic, and the deserts even more so, if you can, make sure you try the Lemon Posset - it was absolutely sublime, and I know I will dream of it! Service was very good, and although we were not in the main dining room, it didn’t affect us at all. Breakfast was, as you would expect, of great quality ingredients, really set us up for the day, and was served by friendly, attentive staff. What more could you want?! From our two night stay, I really can’t offer any negatives, maybe the fact we had to leave?! I honestly could not recommend it more - a great escape from reality and this mad crazy world we appear to currently be in - we’ve already discussed the fact this won’t be our only stay!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holbeck Ghyll Country House
Which popular attractions are close to Holbeck Ghyll Country House?
Nearby attractions include Michael Coates Clay Shooting (4.7 miles), Ambleside Cowhides & Sheepskins (1.7 miles), and Lake Grasmere (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holbeck Ghyll Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Holbeck Ghyll Country House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Holbeck Ghyll Country House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holbeck Ghyll Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dr Brews Coffee, Fresher's Cafe, and The Windermere Speakeasy.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holbeck Ghyll Country House?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holbeck Ghyll Country House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Holbeck Ghyll Country House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Holbeck Ghyll Country House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Townend (1.0 miles), Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House (4.8 miles), and Rydal Mount & Gardens (3.4 miles).
Does Holbeck Ghyll Country House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Holbeck Ghyll Country House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.