Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield

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Why We Love It

  • The hotel had a multimillion-pound refurbishment and collaboration with Laura Ashley in 2014
  • The Grade II-listed Victorian building with views across Lake Windermere
  • There's a cocktail bar and two restaurants

"A former Victorian Italianate mansion which sits regally above majestic Lake Windermere" -- The Star (Sheffield)
Enjoyed This
(181 Member Ratings)
"The decor of the beautiful hotel"
Nov 09, 2017
Wigton, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is in Bowness-on-Windermere, a 5-minute drive from Windermere railway. There are 60 free parking spaces on site.

Rooms & Rates

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The Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield overlooks Lake Windermere in the popular Lakeland town of Bowness-on-Windermere. It was built in 1845 for a European aristocrat -- 170 years later it's been refurbished in partnership with Laura Ashley. Expect elegant furnishings, lush fabrics, grand chandeliers and classic designs combined with modern features such as a glass reception area.

There are two restaurants, including the Belsfield Restaurant -- which has views of Lake Windermere -- and the Brasserie, both serve traditional British dishes. There's also an extensive wine list with wines hand-picked by the hotel's buying experts. Guests can have drinks in the Lounge Bar and Drawing Room.

The hotel has 62 bedrooms, each with underfloor heating in the bathrooms, luxury pillows, Egyptian cotton linens and a jar of local sweets. Wi-Fi is free in all rooms, and most have views of Lake Windermere.

There's plenty to do in Bowness-on-Windermere, such as The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, which is a 5-minute walk from the hotel, and there are numerous shops in the town centre. The Lakeland Motor Museum is eight miles away.

Alternatively, get a boat from Bowness Pier, opposite the hotel, to Lakeside or Ambleside, or drive to other Lakeland towns like Hawkshead and Grasmere. Hawkshead is particularly special as it's a car-free zone. It's described by Lonely Planet as "a jumble of whitewashed cottages, cobbled lanes and old pubs" and was where poet William Wordsworth went to school.

Note: The swimming pool is closed until further notice.

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

From the press:

  • "Like stepping into a painting" -- The Guardian



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • 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 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Cot/crib available on request, free of charge, extra bed also available on request, free of charge but in Family Rooms only.
Children's menu available for breakfast: £5 for children aged 5 to 15, children aged 4 and under eat free.
Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: No pets allowed.

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.

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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.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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Enjoyed This
(181 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The decor of the beautiful hotel
Other Comments
A beautiful hotel overlooking the lake everything about our stay from food to staff was excellent
Terry Nov 09, 2017 Wigton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The lovely views and surroundings Beautiful hotel and pleasant staff
Other Comments
Thanks to all the staff for making our stay special We live locally but it is so nice to indulge ourselves, we love Windermere, it is such a beautiful place
Alison Nov 09, 2017 Cockermouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
understated quality and class coupled with excellent location
caroline Nov 06, 2017 Altrincham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Afternoon Tea was lovely and being waited on outside whilst we enjoyed the amazing view was a bonus.
Other Comments
Staff are welcoming and nothing was too much to ask off them.
Mrs V Whalley Nov 04, 2017 Preston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lounge and bar areas to relax in
Other Comments
Comfortable rooms, lovely view from lakeside rooms / restaurant, loved cream tea and prosecco - only served until 4:30 to 5pm.
Adam Oct 31, 2017 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
All of it
Other Comments
Staff lovely lovely breakfast lovely dining room
Barbara Oct 31, 2017 Yarm, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Bed so comfortable. Great breakfast
Other Comments
Great location
Michael Oct 31, 2017 Ilkley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Felt very spoilt
Other Comments
Amazing staff, especially Nathan the food and beverage manager. Ate in the restaurant and the food was amazing!
Jill Oct 31, 2017 Lancaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff very helpful with organising maps for walks etc.
Other Comments
Beautiful rooms and excellent afternoon tea and breakfast.
Wendy Oct 31, 2017 Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Mother & father in law loved it, fabulous present for them, they were so relaxed and enjoyed every minute
Rebecca Oct 19, 2017 Manchester, United Kingdom

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