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
(99 Member Ratings)
"Brilliant location.lovely hotel.nice staff."
07. Aug 2018
Maryport, 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 Mon-Sun, 8am-6pm AET

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

Enjoyed This
(99 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Brilliant location.lovely hotel.nice staff.
Peter 07. Aug 2018 Maryport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the room
Other Comments
Friendly and attentive staff
Robert 27. Jul 2018 Lancaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
we Found it very relaxing,ideal for chilling out after a very hectic week
Other Comments
Would definitely recommend to friends and family
Sharon 30. Jan 2018 Dalton-in-FurnessDalton-in-furness Cumbria, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Service was exceptional.
Other Comments
Quick check in and check out. The hotel grounds are beautiful and your right in the center of town. We had a cream tea which was lovely. Couldnt fault a thing, beautiful hotel with lovely staff.
alison 30. Jan 2018 Manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We loved the furniture and decoration
Other Comments
The only thing we would have liked is a fire in the bar area to make it more cosy
Christine 23. Jan 2018 Seascale, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were very attentive and complimentary.
Sara 23. Jan 2018 St Helens, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Loved everything and have always wanted to stay there. Hope the deal comes up again as we would definately go again and for more than one night.
Other Comments
Lovely decor, fabulous rooms with everything you need and the staff made you feel welcome and the experience special.
Selina 14. Jan 2018 Manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The setting and standard of the room
Other Comments
We checked in at 4.45pm and told we had arrived too late for our cream tea & prosecco, advised we could have it the next day after 12 but that meant hanging around after check out. It should have been clear on the paperwork that it was only available during certain times.
Thomas 09. Jan 2018 Oldham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Bridie 30. Dec 2017 Manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very welcoming hotel, beautifully decorated and furnished. We had a garden view room which also had a super view of the lake. Food in the Brasserie was very good. Nice location within walking distance of the centre. Very relaxing break
Judith 30. Dec 2017 Knutsford, United Kingdom

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