Why We Love It
- This 5-star family-run property is 15 minutes' walk from Bowness-on-Windermere
- It has views of the town and Lake Windermere
- There is an elevated stone terrace for al fresco dining, and a cosy fire to keep warm by in winter
"Magnificient panoramic views" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2018
Rooms & Rates
The Lake District is a "storybook realm of hills, stonewalled fields, forests, whitewashed cottages, and clear waters", according to National Geographic. Set above the lakeside town of Bowness-on-Windermere, Hillthwaite is a family-run property with pretty views of the national park's largest lake and the mountains beyond. There are lots of local walks and you can ask the hotel to make you a home-made packed lunch (supplements apply).
Bowness-on-Windermere Pier is 15 minutes' walk from the hotel; from there you can catch a boat to take in the views. Prices start at £8 for an adult cruise ticket. Hill Top, the house Beatrix Potter bought with the royalties from her books, is now a National Trust property and is 30 minutes' drive away. The town of Kendal, best known for its mint cake, is a 20-minute drive. For an idyllic landscape of limestone crags and woodland, Whitbarrow Nature Reserve is around 30 minutes' drive.
The 5-star guest accommodation serves cream tea from 1-5pm. Views are impressive in the restaurant, and you can dine out on the elevated stone terrace or in the conservatory. In cooler months, you can cosy up in front of the warming fire with a book and a drink -- there are local ales on tap in the bar, as well as a good selection of spirits and wines.
- "Individually designed rooms are maintained to a high standard" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2018
- Infant cots / cribs
- Newspaper / magazines
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- Indoor pool
- Sauna / Steam Room
- Room service (limited hours)
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Sitting area
- DVD / CD player & library
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
- Separate shower
- Luxury toiletries
- Complimentary parking
- Accessible parking
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible restaurant
- Wheelchair accessible
Standard Time is 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 16.
Minimum age required to check in: 16.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Children and additional guests:
Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available for children and in the Classic Room only. Extra guest charges apply as follows: £10 per night for infants aged 0-1, £20 per night for children aged 2-7 and £40 per night for children aged 8-14. This includes breakfast.
Extra beds are not available for older children and adults. Infant's cot/crib and extra bed must be requested upon booking. Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
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: Pets are allowed in some rooms only and on request. Charges will apply as follows: £20 per pet, per night. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.
Fees: The hotel charges a voluntary £1 fee towards conservation projects. Any payments made with a credit or debit card under £20 will be subject to an admin fee of £5.
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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