Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom

The Ryebeck

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Why We Love It

  • Set in 5 acres of landscaped grounds with panoramic views of Lake Windermere
  • Dine in the 2-AA-Rosette Lake View Restaurant, which serves classic British dishes
  • This former Edwardian gentlemen's residence is close to Bowness, Ambleside & the Lake District countryside

99% (98 Member Ratings)

"Wonderful views from the dining room and hearty breakfast"
Jan 08, 2017
Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is two miles from Windermere railway station and around a 90-minute drive from Manchester Airport. On-site car parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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A former Edwardian gentlemen's residence set in five acres of landscaped grounds in the heart of the Lake District, The Ryebeck hotel is a VisitBritain 3-star hotel with sweeping views of Lake Windermere. 

The village of Bowness, which has shops, restaurants, tea rooms and boat trips on the lake, is 15 minutes' walk away. The hotel is a short 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.

This deluxe country-house property showcases locally sourced produce on the restaurant's Classic and Ryebeck menus, and there's a cosy lounge offering classic afternoon teas. Both the restaurant and the lounge have lake views.

All 26 rooms come with views of Lake Windermere or the landscaped gardens, with ground-floor rooms offering direct access on to the terrace. 

Guests have complimentary access to a local leisure centre with a swimming pool, a sauna and a Jacuzzi. Windermere Golf Club is one mile away.

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 2017



  • 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 check-in time: 2pm. There is no minimum age required to check-in.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 10:30am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £25 per night for children aged 5 to 12. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are on request, in Jolly Good rooms only, and must be requested upon booking.
Infant's cot/crib and extra beds are available, free of charge, for children aged 4 and under.
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 levels.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request in Jolly Good rooms only and will be charged at £20 per stay on checkout.

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 24 hours

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.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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98 Member Reviews
(99% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Wonderful views from the dining room and hearty breakfast
Helene Jan 08, 2017 Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Lovely staff
Other Comments: Brilliant price, huge bed in room 01, restaurant unbelievable.
Luke Dec 23, 2016 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The food was lovely! Very impressed with the breakfast!
Isobel Dec 22, 2016 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The food was excellent, both evening meal and breakfast. Very friendly and attentive staff.
Other Comments: We will certainly be going back. A lovely place to stay.
Malcolm Dec 22, 2016 Gateshead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: A very pleasant hotel. Very clean with good facilities. The staff were all exceptionally friendly.
Gail Dec 22, 2016 Northallerton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The beautiful location, the fabulous room, the amazing dinner, the scrumptious breakfasts and the helpful, polite and efficient staff!
Christine Dec 18, 2016 Cumbria, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The room was lovely, and the breakfast was really good quality ingredients good service all round good stay.
Other Comments: Lovely hotel would go back
Michael Dec 16, 2016 Halifax, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Friendly staff and lovely room. Great location
Other Comments: Thank you
Joshua Dec 12, 2016 Knowsley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The hotel has retained it's character and is set in beautiful surroundings. The staff were really welcoming and nothing was too much trouble and the restaurant food was excellent.
Jennifer Dec 07, 2016 Leyland, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Restaurant with a beautiful view over the lake, lovely breakfast, great service.
Other Comments: Our room was on the ground floor so a little bit noisy (near the kitchen) but fine for early risers.
Helen Dec 07, 2016 Stockport, United Kingdom

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