The Ryebeck

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Why We Love It

  • The hotel is in five acres of landscaped grounds with panoramic views of Lake Windermere
  • This former Edwardian gentlemen's residence is close to Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside and the Lake District fells
  • The 2-AA-Rosette Lake View Restaurant serves classic British dishes

Enjoyed This
(102 Member Ratings)
"Location - the views are outstanding."
Apr 29, 2018
Thornton-Cleveleys, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is 10 minutes' drive from Windermere railway station and 20 minutes from the M6 motorway. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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The Ryebeck is a former Edwardian gentlemen's residence with sweeping views of Lake Windermere.

It is set in five acres of landscaped grounds, 25 minutes' walk from the village of Bowness-on-Windermere, which has shops, restaurants, tea rooms and boat trips on the lake.

The deluxe country house hotel is within a 30-minute drive from Ambleside, Wordsworth's Dove Cottage in Grasmere, Beatrix Potter's Hill Top house and Holehird Gardens, home of the Lakeland Horticultural Society. The surrounding Lake District countryside is ideal for hiking, cycling and other outdoor pursuits.

The 2-AA-Rosette Lake View Restaurant showcases locally sourced produce, and there is a cosy lounge offering classic afternoon teas. Both the restaurant and the lounge have lake views.

Click here to see our list of 101 Things to do in the Lake District.

From the press:

  • "The hotel enjoys an enviable position providing picture postcard views" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2018



  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

There is no minimum age required to check-in.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10:30am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £35 per person, per night for children and adults. This includes breakfast. Infant's cot/crib or extra bed are subject to availability, on request, and must be requested at the hotel directly by calling 015394 88195.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request and only in some of the ground floor rooms, they are charged at £20 per stay. Dogs are not allowed in common areas and cannot be left unattended in the room for prolonged periods of time. Please contact the hotel upon booking to check the availability. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The restaurant can be busy, we recommend that you book your table in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(102 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Ryebeck Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location - the views are outstanding.
Other Comments
If I go back I'll do what I did first time and pay the extra to book one of the best rooms -'grand' . This was a superb (room 9), great view , fabulous spa bath, but hard bed (even with a topper), small telly (for room size). Can't, as ever, fault the staff. They are very good and go the extra to make sure you are happy.
jacqui Apr 29, 2018 Thornton-Cleveleys, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Without question it was the food. Exceptionally cooked and presented, full of flavour and just the right quantities to allow you to indulge in 3 courses without being overfaced
Other Comments
Super friendly staff made for an exceptionally relaxing break. Will be going again.
David Apr 26, 2018 Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The view from the restaurant and breakfast.
Penny Apr 06, 2018 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent location
Susan Mar 30, 2018 Dorking, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxed atmosphere
Millicent Apr 09, 2018 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Other Comments
cleanliness. value for money.
mary Apr 21, 2018 Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The views were fantastic, & atmosphere was very relaxed.
Other Comments
We loved the Ryebeck, & look forward to visiting again in the future. The bedroom was a good size - the bed was huge, & extremely comfortable. Staff & other visitors were all friendly, & we enjoyed sitting in the lounge & dining room, chatting or just taking in the view, Being able to use the pool & spa at the Old English Hotel was an added bonus. A standard lamp near the sitting area would be a welcome addition to the bedroom as the ceiling lights are very bright but rather overpowering. It would be nice to be able to sit & read in the evening without lighting up the whole room. Also, the positioning of the television above the seating area is a bit strange, but overall we fully enjoyed our stay. Thank you.
Beverley Dec 12, 2017 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were very friendly... food was absolutely outstanding xx
Sean Dec 30, 2017 Southampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The very large bed was so comfortable! I have never had such a relaxing sleep away from home. The staff are extremely polite, professional and friendly and nothing is too much trouble.
Other Comments
The Ryebeck is a lovely hotel set in a large country house with many of the original features retained. The grounds are kept very well and there is plenty of car parking space. Only a short drive from the main town of Bowness-on-Windermere it is ideally located for sightseeing and walking. The restaurant is light and airy and even when full it does not feel crowded. The food is excellent too - a little expensive but in keeping with the cost of a stay there. The drinks were very expensive i.e. £6.50 for a single shot of Belvedere vodka and £2.25 for a small mixer bottle of lemonade.
Joanne Feb 19, 2018 Leicester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The views were spectacular, the food in the restaurant was excellent the room top notch, just little far out for evening stroll into Bowness
Kevan Mar 02, 2018 Nelson, United Kingdom

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